The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 117 140
Rank change year-on-year -14 +23  
Contract jobs citing Xen 6 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.81% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 5.77% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 3
Median daily rate £363 £638 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.13% +119.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £600 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £646 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £275
% change year-on-year -4.76% +90.90%  
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 322 416 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.79% 13.96% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 236 155
Median daily rate £375 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £223 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £638 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 52
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.09 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.70 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the South West

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in the South West

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol - 3 £350 -
Wiltshire -14 2 - -
Somerset - 1 £375 - 1
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Xen.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (64.29%) Puppet
4 9 (64.29%) Apache
4 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
5 8 (57.14%) DNS
5 8 (57.14%) DHCP
5 8 (57.14%) IIS
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 7 (50.00%) Open Source
6 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (50.00%) Java
7 6 (42.86%) .NET
7 6 (42.86%) J2EE
7 6 (42.86%) Servlets
7 6 (42.86%) FTP
7 6 (42.86%) HTTP
7 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (42.86%) SSL
7 6 (42.86%) IPsec
7 6 (42.86%) nginx
7 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (42.86%) Google App Engine
7 6 (42.86%) Jetty
7 6 (42.86%) WebSphere

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (64.29%) Apache
1 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
2 8 (57.14%) IIS
3 6 (42.86%) Jetty
3 6 (42.86%) Mongrel
3 6 (42.86%) nginx
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (35.71%) JBoss
5 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
6 2 (14.29%) Confluence
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (42.86%) Google App Engine
2 6 (42.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) FTP
2 6 (42.86%) HTTP
2 6 (42.86%) IPsec
2 6 (42.86%) SSL
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
4 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (42.86%) Travis CI
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Maven
3 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Graduate IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Graduate
3 2 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Trainee
3 2 (14.29%) Trainee Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Trainee Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) J2EE
1 6 (42.86%) Servlets
2 3 (21.43%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) WSDL
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (7.14%) LAMP
4 1 (7.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) CentOS
3 3 (21.43%) Debian
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Open Source
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) MODAF
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Haskell
5 1 (7.14%) R
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) HL7
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Docker
4 1 (7.14%) KVM
4 1 (7.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Bcfg2
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Google
4 5 (35.71%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) arcserve
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix