Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 2018 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
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 191 185
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +21
Contract jobs citing Xen 10 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 1.87% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 14
South West median daily rate £455 £549 £619
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.12% -11.27% +113.36%
10th Percentile £399 £348 £480
90th Percentile £525 £590 £656
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 772 589 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.27% 11.37% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 362 431
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £138 £135
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 66
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% - +1.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.34 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £43.38
England median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.78% +3.23% -3.13%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in the South West over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in the South West

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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 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Wiltshire - 5 £460 -
Bristol -2 4 £483 +37.86% 4
Somerset +3 1 £445 +18.67%
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Xen.

1 9 (90.00%) SAN
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) IIS
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) NetApp
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) SCCM
4 6 (60.00%) SCOM
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Coaching
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) NAS
7 3 (30.00%) Perl
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Office 365
8 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle
8 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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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 7 (70.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Jetty
2 1 (10.00%) Mongrel
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Google