Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 687 785 810
Rank change year-on-year +98 +25 -49
Contract jobs citing Xen 45 101 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.10% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 74 69
UK median daily rate £650 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £379 £357 £313
90th Percentile £700 £587 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +42.11% -13.64% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £33.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -35.71% -

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 10,657 15,166 12,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.30% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,975 9,965 8,440
UK median daily rate £450 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 774 711
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - -
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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 21 February 2020.

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 11 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 21 February 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 +100 35 £675 +28.57% 20
UK excluding London +94 32 £675 +42.11% 16
North of England +56 19 £675 +38.46% 9
London +95 10 £450 -18.18% 5
North West +33 8 £675 +31.84% 2
Scotland +25 8 £600 +54.84%
Yorkshire +38 6 £700 +43.59% 7
North East +24 6 £688 +88.36%
South West +28 3 £363 - 2
South East +80 1 - - 2
East of England +34 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 43 (95.56%) VMware
2 42 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (88.89%) Linux
4 38 (84.44%) Microsoft
5 35 (77.78%) Puppet
6 34 (75.56%) Configuration Management
7 33 (73.33%) DNS
7 33 (73.33%) Google
8 32 (71.11%) DHCP
9 31 (68.89%) Tomcat
9 31 (68.89%) IIS
9 31 (68.89%) Java
9 31 (68.89%) WebSphere
9 31 (68.89%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (68.89%) Jenkins
9 31 (68.89%) GCP
10 30 (66.67%) Travis CI
10 30 (66.67%) Open Source
10 30 (66.67%) Mongrel
10 30 (66.67%) Jetty
10 30 (66.67%) IPsec
10 30 (66.67%) nginx
10 30 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (66.67%) Google App Engine
10 30 (66.67%) AWS
10 30 (66.67%) Servlets
10 30 (66.67%) Apache
10 30 (66.67%) FTP
10 30 (66.67%) HTTP
10 30 (66.67%) TCP/IP

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 31 (68.89%) IIS
1 31 (68.89%) Tomcat
1 31 (68.89%) WebSphere
2 30 (66.67%) Apache
2 30 (66.67%) Jetty
2 30 (66.67%) Mongrel
2 30 (66.67%) nginx
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 31 (68.89%) GCP
2 30 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 30 (66.67%) AWS
2 30 (66.67%) Google App Engine
3 4 (8.89%) Azure
4 2 (4.44%) G Suite
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 2 (4.44%) Slack
4 2 (4.44%) Trello
5 1 (2.22%) GitHub
5 1 (2.22%) IaaS
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (73.33%) DNS
2 32 (71.11%) DHCP
3 30 (66.67%) FTP
3 30 (66.67%) HTTP
3 30 (66.67%) IPsec
3 30 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 27 (60.00%) SSL
5 4 (8.89%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) VoIP
6 2 (4.44%) VPN
6 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) Multicast
7 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (68.89%) Jenkins
2 30 (66.67%) Travis CI
3 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.89%) InstallShield
4 4 (8.89%) MSI
4 4 (8.89%) WinDbg
5 3 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) GitLab
6 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (8.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Site Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Reliability Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (2.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) Servlets
2 29 (64.44%) .NET
2 29 (64.44%) J2EE
3 5 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.89%) Mac OS
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.67%) CentOS
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Fedora
7 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Configuration Management
2 31 (68.89%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (66.67%) Open Source
4 22 (48.89%) DevOps
5 18 (40.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging
8 6 (13.33%) ITIL
8 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.33%) Service Management
9 5 (11.11%) Kanban
9 5 (11.11%) User Stories
10 4 (8.89%) E-Discovery
10 4 (8.89%) ITSM
10 4 (8.89%) OO
10 4 (8.89%) OOP
10 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
10 4 (8.89%) PRINCE
10 4 (8.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) Java 8
4 4 (8.89%) VBScript
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.44%) CISSP
5 2 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.44%) GIAC
5 2 (4.44%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SANS
5 2 (4.44%) SSCP
6 1 (2.22%) CCA
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 42 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
4 6 (13.33%) XenApp
5 4 (8.89%) DFS Replication
5 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) KVM
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.89%) NFS
6 3 (6.67%) Docker
6 3 (6.67%) Samba
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (4.44%) Firmware
7 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
7 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.44%) vSphere
8 1 (2.22%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 35 (77.78%) Puppet
2 11 (24.44%) Ansible
3 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 6 (13.33%) WSUS
4 4 (8.89%) Consul
4 4 (8.89%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (8.89%) Perfmon
4 4 (8.89%) SCOM
4 4 (8.89%) XenMobile
5 3 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 3 (6.67%) Nagios
6 2 (4.44%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (4.44%) OpenNMS
6 2 (4.44%) Terraform
6 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.22%) Cacti
7 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) VMware
2 38 (84.44%) Microsoft
3 33 (73.33%) Google
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Dell
6 4 (8.89%) Ivanti
6 4 (8.89%) Lumension
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
7 3 (6.67%) EMC
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
8 2 (4.44%) Hortonworks
8 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.22%) BT
9 1 (2.22%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle