Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 610 778 813
Rank change year-on-year +168 +35 -43
Contract jobs citing Xen 10 70 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.078% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 54 70
Median daily rate £650 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £475 £358 £313
90th Percentile £688 £550 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +37.76% +8.89% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 7,021 13,926 13,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 15.49% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,492 9,267 8,832
Median daily rate £469 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £182 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 594 799
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.74 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.98% +5.56% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £53.50 £47.50 £45.06
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.76 £15.25
% change year-on-year +11.04% +3.34% -1.61%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Xen.

Daily rate trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Xen over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Xen.

Hourly rate trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 9 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 3 June 2020. 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 +171 10 £650 +23.81% 4
UK excluding London +150 7 £675 +37.76% 4
North of England +84 4 £675 +84.93%
London +146 3 £500 -9.09%
North West +59 2 £663 +26.49%
East of England - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +64 1 £675 +35.00%
South West +55 1 £500 +37.93% 1
North East +32 1 £675 +84.93%

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 with a requirement for Xen.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Puppet
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Docker
4 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (40.00%) GCP
5 4 (40.00%) Google App Engine
5 4 (40.00%) AWS
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (40.00%) Travis CI
5 4 (40.00%) Mongrel
5 4 (40.00%) Google
5 4 (40.00%) nginx
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Jetty
5 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) J2EE
5 4 (40.00%) IIS

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 4 (40.00%) Apache
1 4 (40.00%) IIS
1 4 (40.00%) Jetty
1 4 (40.00%) Mongrel
1 4 (40.00%) nginx
1 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
1 4 (40.00%) GCP
1 4 (40.00%) Google App Engine
2 3 (30.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) IPsec
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Head of DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
1 4 (40.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Fedora
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (20.00%) High Availability
6 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) GIAC
1 2 (20.00%) Linux+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) SANS
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Docker
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) NFS
4 2 (20.00%) Samba
4 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (30.00%) Terraform
4 2 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (20.00%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 2 (20.00%) OpenNMS
4 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Google
4 2 (20.00%) Cloudera
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Hortonworks
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) BT