Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 747 796 785
Rank change year-on-year +49 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing Xen 62 102 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.65% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 85
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.54% +11.17%
10th Percentile £343 £345 £313
90th Percentile £700 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £475 £535
% change year-on-year +36.84% -11.21% +12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £33.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -18.67% -

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 12,991 15,655 12,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 15.16% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,507 10,219 8,263
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £157
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +2.93% +6.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 875 714
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.28 £43.75 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.10 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.51% +4.00% +1.67%

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 19 November 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 November 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 +63 51 £450 -5.26% 26
UK excluding London +32 43 £650 +36.84% 17
North of England +23 19 £700 +47.37% 12
London +56 16 £413 -25.68% 9
Scotland +26 9 £600 +54.84%
North East +26 7 £700 +40.00%
North West 0 7 £700 +43.59% 10
Yorkshire +22 6 £700 +47.37% 2
South West -1 6 £363 -
South East +40 3 £375 -18.92% 3
East of England +17 3 £275 -21.43% 2
West Midlands - 3 £643 -
Midlands - 3 £643 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 55 (88.71%) VMware
2 53 (85.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (80.65%) Linux
4 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
5 41 (66.13%) DNS
5 41 (66.13%) Puppet
6 40 (64.52%) Configuration Management
7 38 (61.29%) DHCP
8 35 (56.45%) Jenkins
9 34 (54.84%) Open Source
9 34 (54.84%) Tomcat
9 34 (54.84%) IIS
10 33 (53.23%) TCP/IP
10 33 (53.23%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (51.61%) WebSphere
11 32 (51.61%) Google
11 32 (51.61%) IPsec
11 32 (51.61%) Java
11 32 (51.61%) FTP
11 32 (51.61%) HTTP
11 32 (51.61%) AWS
12 31 (50.00%) nginx
12 31 (50.00%) Travis CI
12 31 (50.00%) Servlets
12 31 (50.00%) Apache
12 31 (50.00%) Jetty
12 31 (50.00%) Mongrel
13 30 (48.39%) .NET
13 30 (48.39%) J2EE
13 30 (48.39%) GCP

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 34 (54.84%) IIS
1 34 (54.84%) Tomcat
2 32 (51.61%) WebSphere
3 31 (50.00%) Apache
3 31 (50.00%) Jetty
3 31 (50.00%) Mongrel
3 31 (50.00%) nginx
4 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.23%) Confluence
5 2 (3.23%) JBoss
6 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (51.61%) AWS
2 30 (48.39%) GCP
3 29 (46.77%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (46.77%) Google App Engine
4 7 (11.29%) Azure
5 3 (4.84%) Office 365
6 2 (3.23%) G Suite
6 2 (3.23%) Slack
6 2 (3.23%) Trello
7 1 (1.61%) GitHub
7 1 (1.61%) IaaS
7 1 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (66.13%) DNS
2 38 (61.29%) DHCP
3 33 (53.23%) TCP/IP
4 32 (51.61%) FTP
4 32 (51.61%) HTTP
4 32 (51.61%) IPsec
5 28 (45.16%) SSL
6 7 (11.29%) SAN
7 5 (8.06%) NAS
8 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.84%) VPN
9 2 (3.23%) Firewall
9 2 (3.23%) LAN
9 2 (3.23%) VoIP
9 2 (3.23%) WAN
9 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.61%) Multicast
10 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (56.45%) Jenkins
2 31 (50.00%) Travis CI
3 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.68%) JIRA
5 4 (6.45%) InstallShield
5 4 (6.45%) MSI
5 4 (6.45%) WinDbg
6 3 (4.84%) GitLab
6 3 (4.84%) Subversion
7 2 (3.23%) Ant
7 2 (3.23%) Maven
8 1 (1.61%) Bazaar
8 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (16.13%) Public Sector
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Site Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Reliability Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) DevOps Automation Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) Servlets
2 30 (48.39%) .NET
2 30 (48.39%) J2EE
3 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.84%) LDAP
4 3 (4.84%) Middleware
5 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 1 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.61%) Kafka
6 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.84%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (80.65%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) Windows
3 11 (17.74%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.45%) CentOS
7 4 (6.45%) Mac OS
7 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.23%) Unix
10 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.61%) Fedora
10 1 (1.61%) Solaris
10 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Configuration Management
2 34 (54.84%) Open Source
3 33 (53.23%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (41.94%) DevOps
5 17 (27.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 14 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) Application Packaging
8 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.06%) ITIL
9 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
9 5 (8.06%) Service Management
10 4 (6.45%) E-Discovery
10 4 (6.45%) ITSM
10 4 (6.45%) Kanban
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE
10 4 (6.45%) Project Management
10 4 (6.45%) User Stories
11 3 (4.84%) Microservices
11 3 (4.84%) OOP
11 3 (4.84%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) Python
5 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.45%) Ruby
6 4 (6.45%) VBScript
7 3 (4.84%) Java 8
8 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.23%) Perl
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) Go
9 1 (1.61%) Groovy
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.23%) RHCE
5 2 (3.23%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.61%) CCA
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (85.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 12 (19.35%) XenApp
4 11 (17.74%) XenDesktop
5 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
6 8 (12.90%) KVM
7 6 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (9.68%) vSphere
8 5 (8.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (6.45%) DFS Replication
9 4 (6.45%) Docker
9 4 (6.45%) NFS
10 3 (4.84%) Samba
11 2 (3.23%) Firmware
11 2 (3.23%) PowerDNS
11 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.61%) SRDF
12 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (66.13%) Puppet
2 14 (22.58%) Ansible
3 9 (14.52%) SCCM
4 6 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (9.68%) WSUS
5 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
5 5 (8.06%) Terraform
5 5 (8.06%) XenMobile
6 4 (6.45%) Consul
6 4 (6.45%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.45%) Perfmon
6 4 (6.45%) SCOM
7 3 (4.84%) Nagios
7 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (4.84%) WMI
8 2 (3.23%) Cacti
9 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.61%) logstash
9 1 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (88.71%) VMware
2 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) Google
4 18 (29.03%) Citrix
5 8 (12.90%) HP
6 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.68%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.45%) Ivanti
7 4 (6.45%) Lumension
7 4 (6.45%) McAfee
7 4 (6.45%) NetApp
8 3 (4.84%) Hitachi
8 3 (4.84%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle
8 3 (4.84%) Symantec
8 3 (4.84%) Veeam
8 3 (4.84%) Veritas
9 2 (3.23%) EqualLogic
9 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.23%) Splunk