Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 739 740
Rank change year-on-year -33 +1 +25
Contract jobs citing Xen 106 155 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 1.18% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 117 101
UK median daily rate £535 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +25.00% +4.11%
10th Percentile £313 £400 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £475 £380
% change year-on-year +12.63% +25.00% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England -29 101 £535 +11.17% 16
UK excluding London +51 76 £535 +12.63% 10
South East +31 32 £450 +12.36% 2
London -78 25 £450 -6.49% 7
North of England +50 21 £550 +10.00% 3
South West +12 18 £463 -31.48% 2
North West +29 12 £550 +10.28% 2
Yorkshire +25 11 £625 +25.00% 1
North East +65 8 £625 +21.36%
East of England -19 4 £368 -10.91% 1
Midlands - 1 £850 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £850 -

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Xen.

1 68 (64.15%) Linux
2 48 (45.28%) Puppet
3 45 (42.45%) DevOps
4 44 (41.51%) Bash Shell
5 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (39.62%) VMware
6 41 (38.68%) Configuration Management
6 41 (38.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 41 (38.68%) Jenkins
7 38 (35.85%) Unix
8 37 (34.91%) Security Cleared
9 35 (33.02%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (33.02%) HTTP
9 35 (33.02%) Mentoring
10 33 (31.13%) DNS
10 33 (31.13%) Perl
10 33 (31.13%) Oracle
11 32 (30.19%) Python
11 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
12 30 (28.30%) nginx
13 27 (25.47%) Degree
14 26 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
15 25 (23.58%) SAN
15 25 (23.58%) Git (software)
15 25 (23.58%) Relational Database
16 24 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (21.70%) NAS
18 22 (20.75%) Red Hat

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (28.30%) nginx
2 22 (20.75%) Apache
2 22 (20.75%) Tomcat
3 19 (17.92%) Confluence
4 17 (16.04%) Jetty
5 16 (15.09%) IIS
5 16 (15.09%) Mongrel
5 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
6 10 (9.43%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.83%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (16.04%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (16.04%) Google App Engine
2 17 (16.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (12.26%) Slack
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.83%) GitHub
6 2 (1.89%) Office 365
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.94%) Linode
7 1 (0.94%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Route 53
7 1 (0.94%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.02%) HTTP
2 33 (31.13%) DNS
3 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
4 25 (23.58%) SAN
5 23 (21.70%) NAS
6 19 (17.92%) DHCP
6 19 (17.92%) SSL
7 16 (15.09%) FTP
7 16 (15.09%) IPsec
8 10 (9.43%) Firewall
9 7 (6.60%) LAN
9 7 (6.60%) WAN
10 4 (3.77%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.94%) ICMP
11 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.58%) Relational Database
2 19 (17.92%) MySQL
3 12 (11.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (11.32%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.94%) DataStage
8 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (38.68%) Jenkins
2 25 (23.58%) Git (software)
3 17 (16.04%) JIRA
4 15 (14.15%) Travis CI
5 13 (12.26%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.72%) Subversion
7 3 (2.83%) Maven
7 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.89%) Hudson
9 1 (0.94%) Ant
9 1 (0.94%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.94%) Gradle
9 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
1 1 (0.94%) Back Office
1 1 (0.94%) Marketing
1 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Administrator
2 31 (29.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (28.30%) Systems Administrator
4 23 (21.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 14 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (11.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (9.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (8.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (6.60%) Unix Administrator
11 6 (5.66%) Architect
11 6 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.66%) Server Administrator
11 6 (5.66%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 5 (4.72%) Lead DevOps
12 5 (4.72%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 5 (4.72%) Senior Unix Administrator
12 5 (4.72%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
13 4 (3.77%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.04%) Servlets
2 16 (15.09%) .NET
2 16 (15.09%) J2EE
3 9 (8.49%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (6.60%) JSON
5 6 (5.66%) LAMP
6 5 (4.72%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (3.77%) Sensu
8 2 (1.89%) Middleware
8 2 (1.89%) REST
8 2 (1.89%) Web Services
8 2 (1.89%) WSDL
8 2 (1.89%) XML
8 2 (1.89%) XSD
9 1 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.94%) JRuby
9 1 (0.94%) Memcached
9 1 (0.94%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.26%) Clustering
3 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (3.77%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) RIA
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (64.15%) Linux
2 38 (35.85%) Unix
3 24 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (15.09%) Windows
5 12 (11.32%) Solaris
6 10 (9.43%) CentOS
7 9 (8.49%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.66%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.77%) VMS
9 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.83%) Debian
10 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.94%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) DevOps
2 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (38.68%) Configuration Management
4 35 (33.02%) Mentoring
5 26 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (19.81%) Open Source
7 18 (16.98%) Contingency Planning
8 17 (16.04%) Load Balancing
8 17 (16.04%) Software Engineering
9 16 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (12.26%) Coaching
10 13 (12.26%) Microservices
10 13 (12.26%) Static Code Analysis
11 11 (10.38%) Scrum
12 9 (8.49%) Kanban
12 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
13 6 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (4.72%) Migration
14 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
14 5 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) Bash Shell
2 33 (31.13%) Perl
3 32 (30.19%) Python
4 21 (19.81%) Shell Script
5 20 (18.87%) Java
6 15 (14.15%) Ruby
7 14 (13.21%) SQL
8 7 (6.60%) PHP
8 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.77%) Go
10 1 (0.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 37 (34.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.47%) Degree
3 20 (18.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (16.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) HL7
3 1 (0.94%) GCP
System Software
1 41 (38.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (16.04%) Docker
3 9 (8.49%) KVM
4 7 (6.60%) XenServer
5 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
6 5 (4.72%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.77%) vSphere
7 4 (3.77%) XenApp
8 2 (1.89%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.89%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.94%) vCloud
9 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (45.28%) Puppet
2 35 (33.02%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (17.92%) Ansible
4 12 (11.32%) Kubernetes
5 8 (7.55%) Rancher
6 6 (5.66%) XenMobile
7 4 (3.77%) Grafana
7 4 (3.77%) logstash
7 4 (3.77%) Terraform
8 3 (2.83%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.83%) Nagios
8 3 (2.83%) SCCM
8 3 (2.83%) SCOM
8 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.83%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.89%) Bcfg2
9 2 (1.89%) Salt
9 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (39.62%) VMware
2 33 (31.13%) Oracle
3 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 22 (20.75%) Red Hat
5 18 (16.98%) Google
6 15 (14.15%) Citrix
7 9 (8.49%) Sun
8 6 (5.66%) Splunk
9 5 (4.72%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.83%) EnterpriseDB
10 3 (2.83%) HP
10 3 (2.83%) IBM
11 2 (1.89%) AppSense
11 2 (1.89%) Cisco
11 2 (1.89%) EMC
11 2 (1.89%) F5
11 2 (1.89%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.94%) New Relic
12 1 (0.94%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (0.94%) Perforce