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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
England / South East
Rank 240 258 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Xen 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.065% -
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £369 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £549 £390 £290
% change year-on-year +40.76% +34.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 947 1287 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.07% 13.96% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 798 631
Median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 99 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Xen
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

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

Xen
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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in the South East

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in the South East

Xen
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 March 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
Kent - 2 £401 -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £290 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (62.50%) Puppet
4 4 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) CentOS
5 3 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (25.00%) Terraform
6 2 (25.00%) Packer
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
6 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Perl
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) SAP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP

Xen
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) CloudStack
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (12.50%) CloudFront
3 1 (12.50%) G Suite
3 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Telnet
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) Packer
3 2 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (12.50%) Cobbler
4 1 (12.50%) Nagios
4 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) HP