Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 807 902
Rank change year-on-year -51 +95 -13
Contract jobs citing LXC 29 53 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.055% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.47% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 46 18
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -25.00%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £378
90th Percentile £595 £650 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +8.82% -10.53% -20.83%
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 14,642 11,269 13,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 11.78% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,460 7,259 8,253
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 637 876
UK median hourly rate £16.17 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.03% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +5.60%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -34 29 £475 - 7
UK excluding London -47 17 £463 +8.82% 4
Midlands - 16 £463 -
London -33 12 £475 -16.30% 3
East Midlands - 10 £425 -
West Midlands - 6 £500 -
East of England -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (96.55%) Linux
2 24 (82.76%) Docker
3 20 (68.97%) Red Hat
4 18 (62.07%) MongoDB
5 17 (58.62%) Puppet
5 17 (58.62%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (55.17%) Open Source
7 15 (51.72%) Configuration Management
7 15 (51.72%) Apache
7 15 (51.72%) Python
8 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
8 14 (48.28%) Windows
8 14 (48.28%) Firewall
9 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
10 12 (41.38%) nginx
10 12 (41.38%) Ubuntu
10 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
11 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (34.48%) Java
12 10 (34.48%) CentOS
13 9 (31.03%) Ajax
13 9 (31.03%) Ruby
13 9 (31.03%) RESTful
13 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
13 9 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (27.59%) MySQL
14 8 (27.59%) Oracle
14 8 (27.59%) Unix
14 8 (27.59%) HTML
14 8 (27.59%) CSS

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 15 (51.72%) Apache
2 12 (41.38%) nginx
3 6 (20.69%) Confluence
4 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
5 2 (6.90%) CMS
5 2 (6.90%) Drupal
5 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) IaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) SoftLayer
4 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
1 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
3 4 (13.79%) HTTP
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
5 2 (6.90%) Internet
5 2 (6.90%) Intranet
5 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.45%) SNMP
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) MongoDB
2 8 (27.59%) MySQL
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 3 (10.34%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (10.34%) Maven
5 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Administrator
2 9 (31.03%) Linux Administrator
3 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (24.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (20.69%) Architect
5 6 (20.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (13.79%) Digital Architect
7 4 (13.79%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (10.34%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (6.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (6.90%) Cloud Specialist
10 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
10 1 (3.45%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 1 (3.45%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Ajax
1 9 (31.03%) RESTful
2 8 (27.59%) CSS
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) CSS3
4 6 (20.69%) Django
4 6 (20.69%) HTML5
4 6 (20.69%) JSON
4 6 (20.69%) REST
4 6 (20.69%) SOAP
4 6 (20.69%) Spring
5 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) Java EE
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) WebRTC
5 3 (10.34%) WebSockets
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (6.90%) LAMP
6 2 (6.90%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Public Cloud
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 4 (13.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Grid Computing
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) Ubuntu
4 10 (34.48%) CentOS
5 8 (27.59%) Unix
6 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Open Source
2 15 (51.72%) Configuration Management
3 11 (37.93%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (20.69%) DevOps
5 6 (20.69%) Kanban
5 6 (20.69%) OWASP
5 6 (20.69%) Prototyping
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 5 (17.24%) Change Management
6 5 (17.24%) Coaching
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Line Management
6 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (10.34%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Python
2 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
3 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
4 10 (34.48%) Java
5 9 (31.03%) Ruby
6 6 (20.69%) Perl
6 6 (20.69%) Scala
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) C
8 1 (3.45%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) Docker
2 5 (17.24%) KVM
3 4 (13.79%) GPFS
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) vCloud
5 2 (6.90%) VirtualBox
6 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) Samba
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (58.62%) Puppet
2 6 (20.69%) Ansible
3 4 (13.79%) ZABBIX
4 2 (6.90%) Capistrano
4 2 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (3.45%) Mesos
5 1 (3.45%) rkt
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) SevOne
3 4 (13.79%) Splunk
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec