Period
to 16 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for LXC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LXC over the 6 months to 16 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.

LXC (LinuX Containers)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 672 840 854
Rank change year-on-year +168 +14 -47
Contract jobs citing LXC 29 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.30% 0.079% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 14
England median daily rate £510 £493 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -10.45% +22.22%
10th Percentile £440 £471 £387
90th Percentile £625 £568 £748
UK median daily rate £505 £493 £550
% change year-on-year +2.54% -10.45% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

LXC is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,628 14,001 11,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.63% 15.53% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,377 9,285 7,870
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.46%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 679 647
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.56 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.80 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +9.38% -0.99% +1.00%

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LXC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LXC in England

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LXC in England

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LXC in England over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LXC in England

LXC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LXC within the England region over the 6 months to 16 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
South West - 18 £550 - 1
London +123 5 - - 8
South East +80 3 £530 - 5
Midlands +56 1 - -
West Midlands +52 1 - -
East of England - 1 £450 - 2
North of England - 1 £338 -
North East - 1 £338 -
LXC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing LXC 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 across the England region with a requirement for LXC.

1 26 (89.66%) Linux
2 22 (75.86%) Docker
3 20 (68.97%) Kubernetes
4 19 (65.52%) Ansible
5 18 (62.07%) Microservices
5 18 (62.07%) OpenShift
5 18 (62.07%) Red Hat
5 18 (62.07%) VMware
6 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (48.28%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (48.28%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (44.83%) nginx
9 12 (41.38%) DevOps
9 12 (41.38%) Task Automation
10 11 (37.93%) Banking
11 10 (34.48%) Publishing
11 10 (34.48%) Replication
11 10 (34.48%) NFS
11 10 (34.48%) Apache
11 10 (34.48%) Gluster
11 10 (34.48%) YAML
11 10 (34.48%) GlusterFS
12 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
13 6 (20.69%) Java
13 6 (20.69%) SQL
14 5 (17.24%) JSON
14 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
15 4 (13.79%) Line Management
15 4 (13.79%) REST
15 4 (13.79%) Windows

LXC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (44.83%) nginx
2 10 (34.48%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) OpenShift
2 3 (10.34%) Apigee
2 3 (10.34%) AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (6.90%) Serverless
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) OpenVPN
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) GitLab
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (37.93%) Banking
2 10 (34.48%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) DevOps Specialist
2 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Support Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) YAML
2 5 (17.24%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) REST
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) .NET
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) Node.js
5 2 (6.90%) X-Windows
6 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Replication
2 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Linux
2 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) VyOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Microservices
2 14 (48.28%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (41.38%) DevOps
3 12 (41.38%) Task Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Line Management
5 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (6.90%) API Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Operations
6 2 (6.90%) Coaching
6 2 (6.90%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) RPG
3 2 (6.90%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Erlang
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Docker
2 14 (48.28%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (34.48%) Gluster
3 10 (34.48%) GlusterFS
3 10 (34.48%) NFS
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (68.97%) Kubernetes
2 19 (65.52%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Red Hat
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Google