The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Xen skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Xen Project
England / North East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.82%
As % of the System Software category - - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £395 £290
% change year-on-year +23.33% +36.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 92 184 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 13.83% 16.44% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 100 25
Median daily rate £368 £280 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -12.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £328 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 15
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.58 £12.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% +115.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £12.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £28.50 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Xen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xen in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Xen.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Jetty
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Jetty
1 3 (100.00%) Mongrel
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 3 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) PaaS
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (66.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (33.33%) IBM