Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 379 392
Rank change year-on-year +40 +13 -32
Contract jobs citing Xen 32 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.036% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 2
South East median daily rate £450 £401 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +12.03% -18.29%
10th Percentile £313 £354 £324
90th Percentile £550 £500 £377
England median daily rate £535 £481 £400
% change year-on-year +11.17% +20.31% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2441 2153 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.62% 12.86% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1272 1236
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £144 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 257
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.40
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the South East

Xen
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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +30 23 £450 +12.36%
Thames Valley +11 23 £450 +12.36% 2
Hampshire - 5 £450 -
Home Counties - 3 - -
Surrey -18 1 £550 +15.79%
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (71.88%) Unix
2 22 (68.75%) Perl
3 21 (65.63%) Linux
4 20 (62.50%) Oracle
5 19 (59.38%) Bash Shell
6 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 17 (53.13%) Relational Database
8 15 (46.88%) Mentoring
8 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
9 14 (43.75%) Degree
9 14 (43.75%) Computer Science
9 14 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (40.63%) NAS
10 13 (40.63%) SAN
10 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
10 13 (40.63%) DNS
11 12 (37.50%) Solaris
11 12 (37.50%) Ansible
11 12 (37.50%) Contingency Planning
12 10 (31.25%) Puppet
12 10 (31.25%) Python
13 9 (28.13%) Sun
13 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
13 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (28.13%) Ruby
14 7 (21.88%) JSON
14 7 (21.88%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
15 6 (18.75%) Oracle Exalogic

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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 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.38%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) DNS
1 13 (40.63%) NAS
1 13 (40.63%) SAN
1 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.63%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (15.63%) MySQL
4 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Administrator
2 17 (53.13%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (40.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 6 (18.75%) Server Administrator
5 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (9.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Unix Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
9 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Linux Support
9 1 (3.13%) Linux Support Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) JSON
2 3 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (9.38%) Sensu
3 2 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Exalogic
3 3 (9.38%) Video on Demand
4 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Unix
2 21 (65.63%) Linux
3 12 (37.50%) Solaris
4 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.63%) CentOS
6 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Mentoring
2 12 (37.50%) Contingency Planning
3 6 (18.75%) DevOps
3 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (9.38%) DRM
6 3 (9.38%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Perl
2 19 (59.38%) Bash Shell
3 10 (31.25%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) Ruby
5 5 (15.63%) PHP
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (43.75%) Degree
3 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) KVM
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (37.50%) Ansible
3 10 (31.25%) Puppet
4 3 (9.38%) Grafana
4 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes
4 3 (9.38%) logstash
5 2 (6.25%) Nagios
5 2 (6.25%) Packer
5 2 (6.25%) Terraform
5 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Oracle
2 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
3 9 (28.13%) Sun
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) SaltStack
5 3 (9.38%) Splunk