The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 29 March 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 110 108
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category - 3.23% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £543 £390 £290
% change year-on-year +39.29% +34.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 141 186 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 10.50% 9.54% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 111 92
Median daily rate £405 £401 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +33.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £181 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 22
Median hourly rate £10.65 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £16.10 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xen in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Xen.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 3 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Cobbler
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 3 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Cobbler
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EnterpriseDB
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat