Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 796 822 732
Rank change year-on-year +26 -90 -3
Contract jobs citing Xen 51 75 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 0.52% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 88
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £358 £313 £343
90th Percentile £550 £575 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £450 £505
% change year-on-year +5.00% -10.89% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £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 14,448 14,390 10,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 13.91% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,586 9,334 6,932
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 857 665
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.61 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -4.97%

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 19 July 2019.

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
Top 13 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 19 July 2019. 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 +32 50 £500 +5.26% 27
UK excluding London -23 32 £473 +5.00% 20
London +45 19 £550 +4.76% 12
Midlands +32 12 £500 -10.71% 2
West Midlands +10 11 £525 -6.25% 2
North of England +16 9 £365 -27.00% 11
North East +22 6 £365 -27.00% 2
South East +20 6 £418 -9.73% 1
South West -22 4 £363 -20.33% 1
North West +11 2 £524 - 1
Yorkshire +13 1 - - 8
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 42 (82.35%) Linux
2 40 (78.43%) VMware
3 36 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 34 (66.67%) Puppet
5 33 (64.71%) DNS
6 32 (62.75%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (60.78%) Configuration Management
7 31 (60.78%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (58.82%) Jenkins
8 30 (58.82%) DevOps
9 29 (56.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 29 (56.86%) DHCP
10 28 (54.90%) Tomcat
10 28 (54.90%) Java
10 28 (54.90%) Google
10 28 (54.90%) Google App Engine
11 27 (52.94%) nginx
11 27 (52.94%) IIS
11 27 (52.94%) Apache
11 27 (52.94%) Servlets
11 27 (52.94%) HTTP
12 26 (50.98%) TCP/IP
12 26 (50.98%) WebSphere
12 26 (50.98%) Jetty
12 26 (50.98%) Open Source
12 26 (50.98%) Mongrel
13 25 (49.02%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (49.02%) SSL
13 25 (49.02%) IPsec

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 28 (54.90%) Tomcat
2 27 (52.94%) Apache
2 27 (52.94%) IIS
2 27 (52.94%) nginx
3 26 (50.98%) Jetty
3 26 (50.98%) Mongrel
3 26 (50.98%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.92%) JBoss
8 1 (1.96%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (62.75%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (56.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (54.90%) Google App Engine
4 25 (49.02%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.88%) Office 365
6 3 (5.88%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 33 (64.71%) DNS
2 29 (56.86%) DHCP
3 27 (52.94%) HTTP
4 26 (50.98%) TCP/IP
5 25 (49.02%) FTP
5 25 (49.02%) IPsec
5 25 (49.02%) SSL
6 6 (11.76%) Firewall
7 4 (7.84%) VLAN
7 4 (7.84%) VPN
8 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.88%) Skype
8 3 (5.88%) SMTP
9 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.96%) LAN
9 1 (1.96%) NAS
9 1 (1.96%) SAN
9 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
2 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 24 (47.06%) Travis CI
3 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) Bitbucket
4 5 (9.80%) Maven
5 4 (7.84%) Ant
5 4 (7.84%) MSBuild
5 4 (7.84%) Subversion
6 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Electronics
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Administrator
2 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Consultant
3 4 (7.84%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) Servlets
2 24 (47.06%) .NET
3 22 (43.14%) J2EE
4 4 (7.84%) Web Services
5 3 (5.88%) JRuby
6 1 (1.96%) CGI
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (1.96%) Memcached
6 1 (1.96%) Middleware
6 1 (1.96%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (19.61%) CentOS
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
4 9 (17.65%) Debian
5 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (11.76%) Unix
7 5 (9.80%) Ubuntu
7 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.84%) Fedora
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Configuration Management
1 31 (60.78%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (58.82%) DevOps
3 26 (50.98%) Open Source
4 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.84%) ITIL
6 4 (7.84%) Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
7 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.88%) TDD
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) Java
2 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
3 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.76%) Python
4 6 (11.76%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) Go
5 4 (7.84%) Perl
5 4 (7.84%) Ruby
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) AWK
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 36 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.61%) KVM
3 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.76%) Docker
5 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.80%) vSphere
6 5 (9.80%) XenApp
7 4 (7.84%) VirtualBox
7 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.96%) NFS
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.96%) Samba
9 1 (1.96%) Squid
9 1 (1.96%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (66.67%) Puppet
2 13 (25.49%) Terraform
3 11 (21.57%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (15.69%) Ansible
5 6 (11.76%) SCCM
6 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
7 4 (7.84%) Salt
8 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (5.88%) Nagios
8 3 (5.88%) SCOM
8 3 (5.88%) XenMobile
9 2 (3.92%) Check_MK
9 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.96%) Cacti
10 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
10 1 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.96%) Grafana
10 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.96%) Kibana
10 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) VMware
2 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 28 (54.90%) Google
4 10 (19.61%) Citrix
5 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (5.88%) Perforce
7 3 (5.88%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.92%) NetApp
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.96%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.96%) HP
9 1 (1.96%) SAP
9 1 (1.96%) Splunk
9 1 (1.96%) WSO2