Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 74 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 -16
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.98% 0.82% 1.29%
As % of the System Software category 11.11% 5.48% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 5
Sheffield median daily rate £625 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.46% -7.43%
10th Percentile £528 £448 £368
90th Percentile £638 £547 £438
South Yorkshire median daily rate £625 £513 £415
% change year-on-year +21.95% +23.49% -5.14%
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 63 146 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.81% 15.02% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 122 68
Sheffield median daily rate £485 £466 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +16.56% +12.20%
10th Percentile £121 £276 £151
90th Percentile £638 £575 £529
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £455 £393
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.92% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 15
Sheffield median hourly rate £13.75 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.00% -10.55%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.30 £9.80 £17.65
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% +22.45% -15.52%

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Xen.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
1 7 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) nginx
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (100.00%) Confluence
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
1 7 (100.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (100.00%) Docker
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 7 (100.00%) Coaching
1 7 (100.00%) Microservices
1 7 (100.00%) SonarQube
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Slack
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB

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 7 (100.00%) Confluence
1 7 (100.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (85.71%) Lead DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 6 (85.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 6 (85.71%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (85.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Coaching
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 7 (100.00%) Microservices
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Rancher