Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 10 December 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 60 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -10
Contract jobs citing Xen 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.40% 0.99% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 6.77% 11.29% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 7
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £625 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% +23.46%
10th Percentile £418 £528 £448
90th Percentile £645 £638 £547
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £625 £513
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +23.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 133 62 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 20.72% 8.79% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 119
Sheffield median daily rate £438 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.29% +14.38%
10th Percentile £300 £103 £275
90th Percentile £571 £638 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £431 £455
% change year-on-year -2.03% -5.22% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Sheffield median hourly rate £9.81 £13.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.69% +52.78% -28.00%
10th Percentile £9.03 £9.53 £8.60
90th Percentile £16.92 £21.30 £9.80
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.43% -6.67% +20.00%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in Sheffield

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in Sheffield

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in Sheffield over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Xen.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 8 (88.89%) Tomcat
2 8 (88.89%) Java
3 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (77.78%) Google
3 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (77.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (55.56%) Puppet
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) HTTP
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) SSL
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) NFS
5 4 (44.44%) Apache
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) FTP
5 4 (44.44%) Solaris
5 4 (44.44%) Servlets
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) .NET

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 8 (88.89%) Tomcat
1 8 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (44.44%) Apache
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 4 (44.44%) Jetty
2 4 (44.44%) Mongrel
2 4 (44.44%) nginx
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (77.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (44.44%) Google App Engine
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) HTTP
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) FTP
2 4 (44.44%) IPsec
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) NAS
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 4 (44.44%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) J2EE
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
1 4 (44.44%) Servlets
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) iSeries
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (44.44%) Thought Leadership
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (33.33%) Web Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Go
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) NFS
2 4 (44.44%) SRDF
2 4 (44.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) KVM
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Salt
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Google
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas