Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 585 597 814
Rank change year-on-year +12 +217 +28
Contract jobs citing LXC 27 21 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
10th Percentile £431 £477 £413
25th Percentile £450 £551 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £600 £550
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £575 £631 £638
90th Percentile £613 £661 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.09% +4.76%

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 6,476 7,264 13,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.56% 15.60% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,511 4,927 8,953
10th Percentile £220 £176 £190
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 367 546
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.22 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.95 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.04% +2.73% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.75 £20.88 £24.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.30 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year +18.51% +4.83% +4.04%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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
East of England - 15 £575 - 1
London -27 4 £513 - 3
North West - 4 - -
North of England - 4 - -
South West +28 3 £438 -27.08%
LXC
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 26 (96.30%) Docker
1 26 (96.30%) Kubernetes
2 25 (92.59%) Red Hat
3 23 (85.19%) Data Centre
3 23 (85.19%) YAML
4 21 (77.78%) Open Source
4 21 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (77.78%) OpenStack
4 21 (77.78%) Spine.js
4 21 (77.78%) Juju
4 21 (77.78%) Grafana
4 21 (77.78%) KVM
4 21 (77.78%) Software-Defined Networking
4 21 (77.78%) Juniper
4 21 (77.78%) Ericsson
4 21 (77.78%) 3GPP
4 21 (77.78%) Cisco
4 21 (77.78%) XML
4 21 (77.78%) Derivative
4 21 (77.78%) JSON
4 21 (77.78%) SGSN
4 21 (77.78%) Docker Swarm
4 21 (77.78%) Prometheus
4 21 (77.78%) Cloudify
4 21 (77.78%) OASIS TOSCA
4 21 (77.78%) Mirantis
5 13 (48.15%) Cloud Native
6 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Microservices

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 21 (77.78%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.11%) nginx
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) OpenShift
2 2 (7.41%) Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Azure Key Vault
3 1 (3.70%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) 3GPP
1 21 (77.78%) SGSN
1 21 (77.78%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (48.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) YAML
2 21 (77.78%) JSON
2 21 (77.78%) Spine.js
2 21 (77.78%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Data Centre
2 21 (77.78%) Derivative
3 13 (48.15%) Cloud Native
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps
2 5 (18.52%) Microservices
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Kanban
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (77.78%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 26 (96.30%) Docker
2 21 (77.78%) KVM
2 21 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.11%) GlusterFS
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.41%) Gluster
4 2 (7.41%) NFS
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (96.30%) Kubernetes
2 21 (77.78%) Cloudify
2 21 (77.78%) Docker Swarm
2 21 (77.78%) Grafana
2 21 (77.78%) Juju
2 21 (77.78%) Prometheus
3 4 (14.81%) Ansible
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Red Hat
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) Ericsson
2 21 (77.78%) Juniper
2 21 (77.78%) Mirantis
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Dynatrace