Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 140 97
Rank change year-on-year +53 -43 +9
Contract jobs citing Xen 9 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.75% 0.34% 1.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 1.66% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 24
North East median daily rate £625 £515 £492
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.36% +4.67% +64.00%
10th Percentile £613 £352 £313
90th Percentile £638 £587 £536
England median daily rate £525 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +10.53% +10.47% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 - £22.50

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 221 483 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.37% 20.47% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 299 83
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +22.81%
10th Percentile £213 £198 £208
90th Percentile £556 £500 £638
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 58 37
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £26.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +3.92% -11.30%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.16 £9.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £32.28 £44.10
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 January 2018. 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 +59 9 £625 +21.36%
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 7 (77.78%) Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Python
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
1 7 (77.78%) Puppet
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Docker
2 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 6 (66.67%) Confluence
2 6 (66.67%) Static Code Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (66.67%) nginx
2 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 6 (66.67%) HTTP
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Coaching
2 6 (66.67%) Microservices
2 6 (66.67%) SonarQube
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Slack
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) Confluence
1 6 (66.67%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Slack
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (11.11%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DataStage
1 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
1 6 (66.67%) SonarQube
2 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Lead DevOps
1 6 (66.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Support
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Coaching
2 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Microservices
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Python
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Jython
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
2 2 (22.22%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) VirtualBox
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (77.78%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) OpenNMS
2 1 (11.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Rackspace
2 1 (11.11%) SaltStack
2 1 (11.11%) VMware