The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
England / Yorkshire
Rank 125 126 128
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Xen 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.093% 0.46% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 4.21% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £525 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £549 £390 £290
% change year-on-year +40.76% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 241 309 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 11.16% 10.97% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 188 142
Median daily rate £405 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +34.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £162 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 43
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.20 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in Yorkshire

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
South Yorkshire -5 1 £525 +23.52%
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Xen.

1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 4 (66.67%) CloudStack
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) XenServer
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) KVM
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Cobbler
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (66.67%) CloudStack
1 4 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) DataSynapse
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) Liferay
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (16.67%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) FCoE
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Multicast
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) HBase
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) git-flow
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
1 4 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
3 1 (16.67%) SRDF
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Cobbler
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) EnterpriseDB
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) WSO2