Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 719 865 821
Rank change year-on-year +146 -44 +18
Contract jobs citing LXC 35 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.020% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 32
England median daily rate £510 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -11.63% +22.86%
10th Percentile £425 £423 £363
90th Percentile £653 £548 £713
UK median daily rate £505 £475 £538
% change year-on-year +6.32% -11.63% +22.86%
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 11,346 14,853 12,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.45% 15.45% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,515 9,796 7,909
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £163 £184 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £619
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 789 638
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.08 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.75% -3.03% +3.13%

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019. 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 - 16 £490 - 3
South East - 11 £600 - 2
London +100 5 £665 +40.00% 2
Midlands +46 1 - - 1
West Midlands +42 1 - - 1
East of England +42 1 £450 -
North of England - 1 £338 - 2
North East - 1 £338 -
LXC
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 32 (91.43%) Linux
2 28 (80.00%) Docker
2 28 (80.00%) Kubernetes
3 24 (68.57%) OpenShift
4 23 (65.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (57.14%) VMware
5 20 (57.14%) DevOps
6 19 (54.29%) Ansible
7 18 (51.43%) Microservices
8 15 (42.86%) Red Hat
9 14 (40.00%) Publishing
9 14 (40.00%) Replication
9 14 (40.00%) NFS
9 14 (40.00%) Gluster
9 14 (40.00%) GlusterFS
10 13 (37.14%) nginx
10 13 (37.14%) YAML
10 13 (37.14%) Apache
11 12 (34.29%) Windows
11 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
11 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
11 12 (34.29%) Azure
12 11 (31.43%) AWS
12 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
12 11 (31.43%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (28.57%) Task Automation
13 10 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
13 10 (28.57%) SQL Server

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 (37.14%) Apache
1 13 (37.14%) nginx
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.71%) JBoss
4 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 24 (68.57%) OpenShift
2 12 (34.29%) Azure
3 11 (31.43%) AWS
4 7 (20.00%) NuGet
5 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (11.43%) SaaS
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon S3
6 2 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (5.71%) Serverless
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (5.71%) DB2
4 2 (5.71%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
3 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 7 (20.00%) MSTest
4 7 (20.00%) Ranorex
4 7 (20.00%) Subversion
4 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.57%) GitLab
5 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (40.00%) Publishing
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (17.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) CloudOps Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) YAML
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (17.14%) JSON
5 4 (11.43%) REST
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 3 (8.57%) X-Windows
7 2 (5.71%) HTML
7 2 (5.71%) J2EE
7 2 (5.71%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) Node.js
8 1 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Replication
2 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Linux
2 23 (65.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (34.29%) Windows
4 10 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) DevOps
2 18 (51.43%) Microservices
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 10 (28.57%) Task Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Automation
9 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (14.29%) Line Management
10 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.57%) Cloud Operations
12 2 (5.71%) Analytical Thinking
12 2 (5.71%) Coaching
12 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
12 2 (5.71%) Insurtech
12 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
12 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.57%) Python
7 2 (5.71%) RPG
7 2 (5.71%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) Erlang
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) Ruby
8 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Docker
2 14 (40.00%) Gluster
2 14 (40.00%) GlusterFS
2 14 (40.00%) NFS
3 11 (31.43%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (80.00%) Kubernetes
2 19 (54.29%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Salt
4 1 (2.86%) vRealize
4 1 (2.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) VMware
2 15 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco