Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 657 859 858
Rank change year-on-year +202 -1 -39
Contract jobs citing LXC 25 18 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
Median daily rate £550 £531 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -3.41% +22.22%
10th Percentile £362 £399 £395
90th Percentile £648 £575 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £531 £550
% change year-on-year +3.53% -3.41% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 9,382 14,879 13,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,002 9,866 8,648
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £637 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 693 713
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -1.64%

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LXC.

Daily rate trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LXC over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +189 21 £600 +12.94% 10
UK excluding London +143 19 £550 +3.53% 7
South West +49 15 £600 - 4
London +132 5 - - 3
Scotland - 3 £350 -
North of England - 1 £338 - 1
North East - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 22 (88.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Docker
3 16 (64.00%) Ansible
4 15 (60.00%) OpenShift
4 15 (60.00%) Kubernetes
4 15 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (56.00%) Microservices
6 12 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (48.00%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (48.00%) Banking
7 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (44.00%) VMware
8 9 (36.00%) nginx
8 9 (36.00%) Task Automation
8 9 (36.00%) DevOps
9 6 (24.00%) Apigee
9 6 (24.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
11 4 (16.00%) NFS
11 4 (16.00%) Apache
11 4 (16.00%) Publishing
11 4 (16.00%) Replication
11 4 (16.00%) YAML
11 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
11 4 (16.00%) AWS
11 4 (16.00%) Gluster
11 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (16.00%) GlusterFS
12 3 (12.00%) Line Management
12 3 (12.00%) Jenkins

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 9 (36.00%) nginx
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.00%) Apache
4 2 (8.00%) Confluence
4 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) OpenShift
2 6 (24.00%) Apigee
3 4 (16.00%) AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (8.00%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (8.00%) Serverless
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) Azure
5 1 (4.00%) G Suite
5 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
1 2 (8.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) GitLab
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (48.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (12.00%) Administrator
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) YAML
2 3 (12.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) Node.js
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) CentOS
3 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.00%) VyOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Microservices
2 12 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (36.00%) DevOps
3 9 (36.00%) Task Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Line Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (8.00%) API Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) RPG
3 2 (8.00%) Scala
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Docker
2 12 (48.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (16.00%) Gluster
3 4 (16.00%) GlusterFS
3 4 (16.00%) NFS
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) Ansible
2 15 (60.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.00%) Terraform
4 1 (4.00%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Google