Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 196 218
Rank change year-on-year +14 +22 -2
Contract jobs citing Xen 12 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.092% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 0.75% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
South West median daily rate £450 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% +55.17%
10th Percentile £344 £521 £337
90th Percentile £525 £593 £495
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 - £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 705 668 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.71% 12.33% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 403 395
South West median daily rate £400 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% - -2.22%
10th Percentile £159 £120 £120
90th Percentile £589 £556 £475
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 72
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £15.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.10% -16.44% +15.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.67% -3.23%

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 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 February 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
Bristol - 7 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £475 - 1
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) FTP
4 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (33.33%) Google
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) IPsec
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
4 4 (33.33%) NAS
4 4 (33.33%) Google App Engine
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) Jetty
2 3 (25.00%) Mongrel
2 3 (25.00%) nginx
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 4 (33.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (33.33%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (33.33%) Route 53
1 4 (33.33%) Serverless
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) FTP
2 4 (33.33%) HTTP
2 4 (33.33%) IPsec
2 4 (33.33%) NAS
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Travis CI
3 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Administrator
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
1 3 (25.00%) Servlets
2 2 (16.67%) LAMP
2 2 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) CoreOS
5 1 (8.33%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) VMS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (25.00%) DSDM
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) MODAF
4 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Docker
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) GlusterFS
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Bcfg2
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) OSSEC
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Google
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) New Relic