Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 744 516 749
Rank change year-on-year -228 +233 +124
Contract jobs citing LXC 16 7 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.023% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 18
10th Percentile £488 £489 £421
25th Percentile £519 £502 £448
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £531 £505
Median % change year-on-year +12.94% +5.20% +6.32%
75th Percentile £638 £564 £650
90th Percentile " £578 £654
UK median daily rate £575 £558 £500
% change year-on-year +3.14% +11.50% +5.26%

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 10,054 4,414 11,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 14.55% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,238 2,984 7,753
10th Percentile £195 £223 £163
25th Percentile £386 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -1.96%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 182 579
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.75 £13.14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +9.57% +1.25%
75th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £21.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.68 £46.61
UK median hourly rate £17.34 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.34% +7.58% +3.13%

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 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 2021. 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 -191 8 £500 -5.88% 2
South East - 5 £625 - 3
East of England -49 2 £575 - 3
South West - 1 - -
LXC
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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 13 (81.25%) Linux
1 13 (81.25%) Docker
2 12 (75.00%) Kubernetes
3 10 (62.50%) DevOps
4 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (50.00%) Azure
5 8 (50.00%) AWS
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) Ansible
6 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (43.75%) OpenShift
6 7 (43.75%) C#
6 7 (43.75%) .NET
6 7 (43.75%) Puppet
6 7 (43.75%) Subversion
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
7 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (37.50%) TeamCity
7 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 6 (37.50%) MSTest
7 6 (37.50%) Node.js
7 6 (37.50%) MSBuild

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 4 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) AWS
1 8 (50.00%) Azure
2 7 (43.75%) OpenShift
3 6 (37.50%) NuGet
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) Pulumi
5 1 (6.25%) Apigee
5 1 (6.25%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
1 3 (18.75%) SGSN
1 3 (18.75%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) BGP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IPv4
3 1 (6.25%) IPv6
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Subversion
3 6 (37.50%) MSBuild
3 6 (37.50%) MSTest
3 6 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Spinnaker
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Azure DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Quant Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
2 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (37.50%) Node.js
2 6 (37.50%) React
3 4 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) Spine.js
4 3 (18.75%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) YAML
5 2 (12.50%) ARM Templates
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
3 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (18.75%) Microservices
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Event Correlation
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Network Management
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Docker
2 5 (31.25%) KVM
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (50.00%) Ansible
3 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (43.75%) Puppet
4 5 (31.25%) Terraform
5 3 (18.75%) Cloudify
5 3 (18.75%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (18.75%) Grafana
5 3 (18.75%) Juju
5 3 (18.75%) Prometheus
6 1 (6.25%) Istio
6 1 (6.25%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Mirantis
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Dynatrace
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia