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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 553 536
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17  
Contract jobs citing Xen 53 99 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 1.48% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 74
Median daily rate £475 £513 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +84.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £643 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £528 £275
% change year-on-year -5.21% +91.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Xen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Top 25 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 53 £475 -9.95% 20
London -24 20 £463 - 8
South East +57 19 £500 +17.64% 5
Hampshire - 16 £500 - 1
South West -14 8 £350 -45.09%
North West +29 4 £550 +41.93% 4
Bristol - 4 £350 -
Cheshire - 4 £550 - 3
Warrington - 4 £550 - 2
City of London 0 2 £450 -37.93%
East of England -6 2 £506 -
Wiltshire -9 2 - -
Corsham -11 2 - -
Essex -12 2 £506 -
Berkshire - 2 £350 -
Slough - 2 £350 -
Eastleigh - 2 £500 -
Southampton - 2 £530 -
Surrey +3 1 £413 -2.94% 3
Croydon - 1 £475 -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Taunton - 1 £375 -
Dorking - 1 £413 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £488 -
Basingstoke - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 72 (80.90%) Linux
2 68 (76.40%) VMware
3 65 (73.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (66.29%) DevOps
5 54 (60.67%) Jenkins
6 52 (58.43%) Puppet
7 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (50.56%) Amazon AWS
9 43 (48.31%) Configuration Management
10 40 (44.94%) HTTP
10 40 (44.94%) TCP/IP
10 40 (44.94%) Open Source
11 37 (41.57%) Tomcat
12 36 (40.45%) DNS
13 34 (38.20%) SSL
13 34 (38.20%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (37.08%) Apache
14 33 (37.08%) Opscode Chef
15 32 (35.96%) Ansible
15 32 (35.96%) Java
16 31 (34.83%) Python
17 30 (33.71%) Red Hat
17 30 (33.71%) Jetty
18 29 (32.58%) CentOS
18 29 (32.58%) nginx
18 29 (32.58%) Firewall
18 29 (32.58%) Oracle
18 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
19 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
20 26 (29.21%) 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 37 (41.57%) Tomcat
2 33 (37.08%) Apache
3 30 (33.71%) Jetty
4 29 (32.58%) nginx
5 26 (29.21%) IIS
6 25 (28.09%) OpenStack
7 24 (26.97%) WebSphere
8 22 (24.72%) Mongrel
9 9 (10.11%) Confluence
10 8 (8.99%) WildFly
11 7 (7.87%) JBoss
12 4 (4.49%) CloudStack
12 4 (4.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (2.25%) DataSynapse
14 2 (2.25%) Mule ESB
14 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
15 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
15 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (50.56%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (26.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 22 (24.72%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (24.72%) Google App Engine
4 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (6.74%) SaaS
6 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.49%) Slack
7 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.37%) GitHub
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.25%) G Suite
8 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.12%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.12%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.12%) Office 365
9 1 (1.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.94%) HTTP
1 40 (44.94%) TCP/IP
2 36 (40.45%) DNS
3 34 (38.20%) SSL
4 29 (32.58%) Firewall
5 24 (26.97%) DHCP
5 24 (26.97%) IPsec
6 21 (23.60%) FTP
7 20 (22.47%) WAN
8 19 (21.35%) LAN
9 12 (13.48%) HTTPS
10 8 (8.99%) SAN
10 8 (8.99%) VPN
11 7 (7.87%) NAS
12 3 (3.37%) DSL
12 3 (3.37%) FCoE
12 3 (3.37%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.37%) Multicast
13 2 (2.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) MySQL
2 23 (25.84%) MongoDB
3 21 (23.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (14.61%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
6 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) HBase
7 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (60.67%) Jenkins
2 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
3 21 (23.60%) Travis CI
4 9 (10.11%) JIRA
5 4 (4.49%) Hudson
5 4 (4.49%) SonarQube
5 4 (4.49%) Subversion
5 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.37%) Maven
7 2 (2.25%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.25%) GitLab
7 2 (2.25%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.12%) Selenium
8 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.37%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Back Office
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Law
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Architect
3 9 (10.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (3.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) .NET
1 21 (23.60%) J2EE
1 21 (23.60%) Servlets
2 15 (16.85%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (14.61%) Sensu
4 8 (8.99%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (7.87%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (6.74%) LAMP
7 5 (5.62%) XML
8 4 (4.49%) Web Services
9 3 (3.37%) Middleware
9 3 (3.37%) REST
9 3 (3.37%) WSDL
9 3 (3.37%) XSD
10 2 (2.25%) HTML
10 2 (2.25%) Node.js
10 2 (2.25%) POSIX
10 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.25%) Rendezvous
10 2 (2.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Video on Demand
2 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.62%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.49%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) e-Health
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Fintech
5 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 72 (80.90%) Linux
2 29 (32.58%) CentOS
3 14 (15.73%) Ubuntu
4 13 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (13.48%) Windows
6 8 (8.99%) Unix
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.49%) Debian
8 4 (4.49%) Solaris
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.12%) HPUX
11 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (1.12%) VMS
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (66.29%) DevOps
2 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (48.31%) Configuration Management
4 40 (44.94%) Open Source
5 34 (38.20%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
6 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.48%) DRM
8 9 (10.11%) Migration
8 9 (10.11%) Scrum
9 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.87%) Kanban
10 7 (7.87%) Microservices
10 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.87%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.74%) ITIL
12 5 (5.62%) Coaching
12 5 (5.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Java
2 31 (34.83%) Python
3 25 (28.09%) Perl
4 24 (26.97%) SQL
5 16 (17.98%) Bash Shell
6 14 (15.73%) PHP
7 10 (11.24%) Ruby
8 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
9 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.37%) C
10 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.25%) C++
11 2 (2.25%) Go
11 2 (2.25%) Haskell
11 2 (2.25%) R
12 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) CISSP
4 4 (4.49%) Degree
5 3 (3.37%) CISA
5 3 (3.37%) CISM
6 2 (2.25%) CCNA
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.25%) GSEC
6 2 (2.25%) SANS
6 2 (2.25%) SSCP
7 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB
7 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) HL7
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (73.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (29.21%) KVM
3 25 (28.09%) Docker
4 16 (17.98%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.99%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (7.87%) Active Directory
7 5 (5.62%) vSphere
7 5 (5.62%) XenApp
7 5 (5.62%) XenServer
8 3 (3.37%) NFS
8 3 (3.37%) SRDF
9 2 (2.25%) LXC
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.25%) vCloud
10 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.12%) iptables
10 1 (1.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (58.43%) Puppet
2 33 (37.08%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (35.96%) Ansible
4 17 (19.10%) Kubernetes
5 15 (16.85%) logstash
6 14 (15.73%) Grafana
7 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (5.62%) Terraform
7 5 (5.62%) vCenter Server
8 4 (4.49%) Mesos
8 4 (4.49%) Nagios
8 4 (4.49%) Rancher
8 4 (4.49%) SCCM
8 4 (4.49%) XenMobile
8 4 (4.49%) ZABBIX
9 3 (3.37%) Bcfg2
9 3 (3.37%) HAProxy
9 3 (3.37%) Kibana
9 3 (3.37%) Marathon
9 3 (3.37%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 68 (76.40%) VMware
2 30 (33.71%) Red Hat
3 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.58%) Oracle
4 25 (28.09%) Google
5 15 (16.85%) Splunk
6 13 (14.61%) Citrix
6 13 (14.61%) SaltStack
7 12 (13.48%) IBM
8 7 (7.87%) Cisco
9 5 (5.62%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (4.49%) HP
11 3 (3.37%) Apple
11 3 (3.37%) EMC
11 3 (3.37%) Intel
11 3 (3.37%) NetApp
12 2 (2.25%) arcserve
12 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.25%) Juniper
12 2 (2.25%) TIBCO
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago