The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 25 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 276 269
Rank change year-on-year +57 -7  
Contract jobs citing Xen 19 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 1.99% 0.087% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +26.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £528 £275
% change year-on-year -5.21% +91.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 953 1147 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.48% 13.02% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 677 619
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 101 150
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Xen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 16 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £350 -
Surrey +3 1 £413 -2.94% 3
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Xen.

1 21 (87.50%) Linux
1 21 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (83.33%) VMware
3 19 (79.17%) DevOps
3 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (79.17%) Puppet
4 18 (75.00%) Ansible
4 18 (75.00%) Red Hat
4 18 (75.00%) Oracle
5 17 (70.83%) KVM
5 17 (70.83%) CentOS
6 16 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 16 (66.67%) OpenStack
6 16 (66.67%) SQL
7 15 (62.50%) MongoDB
7 15 (62.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (58.33%) Docker
8 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
8 14 (58.33%) MySQL
8 14 (58.33%) Perl
8 14 (58.33%) Python
8 14 (58.33%) Configuration Management
8 14 (58.33%) Firewall
9 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
9 13 (54.17%) PHP
9 13 (54.17%) Video on Demand
10 12 (50.00%) Open Source
10 12 (50.00%) SaltStack
10 12 (50.00%) Sensu

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 16 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (25.00%) SaaS
3 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (4.17%) CloudFront
4 1 (4.17%) G Suite
4 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (50.00%) LAN
3 12 (50.00%) WAN
4 11 (45.83%) DNS
4 11 (45.83%) HTTP
4 11 (45.83%) HTTPS
4 11 (45.83%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 15 (62.50%) MongoDB
2 14 (58.33%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (50.00%) Sensu
2 2 (8.33%) LAMP
2 2 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Video on Demand
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) CentOS
3 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) SUSE
6 1 (4.17%) Windows
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) DevOps
2 14 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Open Source
4 11 (45.83%) DRM
5 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.17%) ERP
8 1 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
8 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Perl
2 14 (58.33%) Python
3 13 (54.17%) PHP
4 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) CISA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) CISM
1 1 (4.17%) CISSP
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (70.83%) KVM
3 14 (58.33%) Docker
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) XenServer
5 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (79.17%) Puppet
3 18 (75.00%) Ansible
4 12 (50.00%) Grafana
4 12 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 12 (50.00%) logstash
5 4 (16.67%) Nagios
6 2 (8.33%) Packer
6 2 (8.33%) Terraform
6 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (4.17%) Icinga
7 1 (4.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) VMware
2 18 (75.00%) Oracle
2 18 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (50.00%) SaltStack
3 12 (50.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds