Period
to 14 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 October 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 West
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 210 193
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 +41
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.058% 0.085% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.60% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 23
North West median daily rate £700 £388 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.65% -29.55% +0.46%
England median daily rate £413 £500 £530
% change year-on-year -17.50% -5.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £33.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -18.67% -

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 799 827 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.33% 14.06% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 515 379
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £164 £140 £132
90th Percentile £569 £588 £544
England median daily rate £467 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 83 50
North West median hourly rate £15.68 £15.86 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.13% +4.00% +8.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.98
90th Percentile £25.00 £22.29 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.84% -4.79% +6.70%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the North West

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the North West

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 14 October 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
Manchester +17 2 £700 +80.65% 4
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 West 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%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
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%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Jetty
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) nginx
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Travis CI
1 3 (100.00%) Mongrel
1 3 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (66.67%) AWS
1 2 (66.67%) GCP
1 2 (66.67%) Google App Engine
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
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Site Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
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
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Google