Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 February 2018 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 820 870
Rank change year-on-year -38 +50 -16
Contract jobs citing LXC 16 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.033% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 11
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14% -26.96%
10th Percentile £387 £413 £325
90th Percentile £748 £586 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £438 £513
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.63% +52.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,920 11,653 10,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.14% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 7,277 6,347
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.36% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 840 1,104
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.80 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LXC over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LXC within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
England -41 16 £550 +22.22% 24
UK excluding London -18 10 £525 +20.00% 16
North of England +32 9 £550 +25.71% 4
London -58 6 £650 +16.07% 8
North West - 5 £425 - 2
North East +47 4 £550 +25.71% 1
South East -7 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for LXC.

1 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 12 (75.00%) Docker
3 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 10 (62.50%) Python
4 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
4 9 (56.25%) Ansible
4 9 (56.25%) Puppet
5 7 (43.75%) Ruby
6 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
6 6 (37.50%) Kubernetes
7 5 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
7 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
7 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 5 (31.25%) Coaching
7 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
7 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) MySQL
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) SOAP
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum

LXC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (6.25%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Heroku
2 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) InfluxDB
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
3 1 (6.25%) Gerrit
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Digital Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Support
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) Ajax
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) CSS3
2 4 (25.00%) Django
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) HTML5
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
4 3 (18.75%) Debian
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Coaching
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Kanban
4 4 (25.00%) Line Management
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) OWASP
4 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Scala
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Docker
2 4 (25.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
1 9 (56.25%) Puppet
2 6 (37.50%) Kubernetes
2 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (25.00%) Nagios
4 3 (18.75%) Grafana
4 3 (18.75%) Icinga
4 3 (18.75%) Terraform
5 1 (6.25%) CFEngine
5 1 (6.25%) Graphite
5 1 (6.25%) Mesos
5 1 (6.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.25%) New Relic
3 1 (6.25%) Segue
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk