Period
to 16 June 2019

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 6 months to 16 June 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 103 111
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 +37
Contract jobs citing Xen 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.51% 0.39% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 3.24% 1.87% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
North East median daily rate £365 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +11.11% -16.67%
10th Percentile £356 £374 £425
90th Percentile £373 £515 £475
England median daily rate £500 £468 £500
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

Xen is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 185 268 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.80% 21.04% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 190 102
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.89% +16.23%
10th Percentile £132 £220 £181
90th Percentile £538 £478 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 36
North East median hourly rate £14.13 £15.20 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.07% -48.47% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.05 £9.81
90th Percentile £20.97 £27.14 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.18% +3.13% +1.59%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the North East

Xen
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

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +22 6 £365 -27.00%
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Xen.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (83.33%) KVM
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Debian
2 5 (83.33%) CentOS
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Check_MK
4 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) Nagios
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project

Xen
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) CentOS
2 5 (83.33%) Debian
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Check_MK
2 2 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco