Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 200 221
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 -20
Contract jobs citing Xen 19 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.053% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 2.69% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
South West median daily rate £475 £675 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.63% +50.00% +54.91%
10th Percentile £325 £633 £335
90th Percentile £538 £698 £495
England median daily rate £535 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +9.74% +21.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £43.75 - -
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 707 731 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.52% 12.81% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 437 367
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £158 £125 £120
90th Percentile £555 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 93
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +13.04%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.23 £43.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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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

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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

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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 21 November 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Xen in the South West

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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 21 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
Bristol - 9 £450 - 1
Devon - 5 £488 -
Wiltshire -4 3 £500 -25.93% 1
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Xen.

1 11 (57.89%) Linux
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Apache
3 9 (47.37%) Tomcat
3 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (47.37%) Puppet
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 7 (36.84%) IPsec
4 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Unix
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) .NET
4 7 (36.84%) J2EE
4 7 (36.84%) IIS
4 7 (36.84%) Servlets
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) SSL
4 7 (36.84%) SAN
4 7 (36.84%) DHCP
4 7 (36.84%) FTP
4 7 (36.84%) HTTP
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) DevOps
4 7 (36.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (36.84%) Travis CI

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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 9 (47.37%) Apache
1 9 (47.37%) Tomcat
2 7 (36.84%) IIS
2 7 (36.84%) Jetty
2 7 (36.84%) Mongrel
2 7 (36.84%) nginx
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Confluence
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (36.84%) Google App Engine
1 7 (36.84%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (10.53%) GitHub
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
3 1 (5.26%) Serverless
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
1 7 (36.84%) FTP
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
1 7 (36.84%) IPsec
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
1 7 (36.84%) SSL
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 7 (36.84%) Travis CI
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Administrator
2 7 (36.84%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
6 2 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) J2EE
1 7 (36.84%) Servlets
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) WSDL
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
1 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) CentOS
3 2 (10.53%) Debian
3 2 (10.53%) VMS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
1 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) MODAF
3 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Contingency Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) ArchiMate
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (5.26%) DSDM
6 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Bcfg2
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Google
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat