Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 756 853
Rank change year-on-year +295 +97 -66
Contract jobs citing LXC 11 55 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.067% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 29 8
Median daily rate £581 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £499 £413 £413
90th Percentile £668 £653 £566
UK median daily rate £600 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +17.65% +7.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 3,869 12,706 13,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.80% 15.55% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,434 8,518 9,015
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £181 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 555 816
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.30% - -1.81%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.09 £47.77 £44.38
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +32.35% +5.59% -4.20%

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LXC in England

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LXC in England.

Daily rate trend for LXC in England

LXC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LXC in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 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
London +213 5 £488 -7.14% 1
South West +85 5 £675 +50.00%
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
LXC
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Docker
3 6 (54.55%) Kubernetes
4 5 (45.45%) Microservices
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Apigee
5 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (36.36%) OpenShift
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (27.27%) nginx
6 3 (27.27%) Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (18.18%) KVM
7 2 (18.18%) Ansible
7 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
8 1 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
8 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
8 1 (9.09%) Cloudify
8 1 (9.09%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (9.09%) Mirantis
8 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
8 1 (9.09%) Terraform

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 3 (27.27%) nginx
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Apigee
1 4 (36.36%) OpenShift
2 3 (27.27%) Azure
3 1 (9.09%) AWS
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) SGSN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) Spine.js
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Microservices
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Docker
2 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (18.18%) KVM
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (18.18%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) Cloudify
3 1 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (9.09%) Grafana
3 1 (9.09%) Juju
3 1 (9.09%) Prometheus
3 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Mirantis
2 1 (9.09%) VMware