Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 861 865
Rank change year-on-year -29 +4 +50
Contract jobs citing LXC 19 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 18
UK median daily rate £475 £538 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +22.86% -21.88%
10th Percentile £423 £363 £409
90th Percentile £548 £713 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate - £444 £425
% change year-on-year - +4.41% -29.17%
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 16,068 13,044 12,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 12.63% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,505 8,464 7,950
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% +6.73%
10th Percentile £180 £156 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 707 862
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.94 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% - -3.23%

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 6 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 13 December 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 -25 19 £475 -11.63% 6
London +17 15 £475 -25.49% 3
UK excluding London -31 4 - - 4
Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (84.21%) Puppet
3 15 (78.95%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
5 13 (68.42%) Unix
5 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (63.16%) Docker
6 12 (63.16%) Python
7 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
7 9 (47.37%) Finance
7 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (42.11%) Java
9 7 (36.84%) CSS
9 7 (36.84%) HTML
9 7 (36.84%) Ajax
9 7 (36.84%) RESTful
9 7 (36.84%) DevOps
9 7 (36.84%) Ansible
9 7 (36.84%) Public Cloud
9 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
10 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (31.58%) GPFS
10 6 (31.58%) SevOne
10 6 (31.58%) ZABBIX
10 6 (31.58%) Splunk
10 6 (31.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (31.58%) Perl
11 5 (26.32%) Oracle
11 5 (26.32%) Web Services

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 (21.05%) Apache
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (21.05%) IaaS
3 4 (21.05%) PaaS
4 3 (15.79%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (15.79%) SoftLayer
5 2 (10.53%) OpenShift
6 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 4 (21.05%) Intranet
2 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) CF BOSH
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Cloud Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Big Data Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Head of Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Ajax
1 7 (36.84%) CSS
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) RESTful
2 5 (26.32%) Java EE
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
3 4 (21.05%) LDAP
3 4 (21.05%) Spring
3 4 (21.05%) WebRTC
3 4 (21.05%) WebSockets
3 4 (21.05%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) CSS3
4 3 (15.79%) Django
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) JSON
4 3 (15.79%) Middleware
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
1 7 (36.84%) Public Cloud
2 6 (31.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (21.05%) Algorithms
3 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
3 4 (21.05%) PKI
3 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
4 3 (15.79%) Grid Computing
4 3 (15.79%) User Experience
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
2 7 (36.84%) DevOps
3 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Web Development
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 4 (21.05%) Change Control
5 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Release Management
5 4 (21.05%) Runbook
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Community of Practice
6 3 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
6 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) Scala
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Groovy
7 1 (5.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Docker
2 6 (31.58%) GPFS
3 5 (26.32%) KVM
4 1 (5.26%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (84.21%) Puppet
2 15 (78.95%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (36.84%) Ansible
4 6 (31.58%) ZABBIX
5 4 (21.05%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes
7 2 (10.53%) HP ALM
8 1 (5.26%) rkt
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
2 6 (31.58%) SevOne
2 6 (31.58%) Splunk
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Google
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
6 2 (10.53%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) VMware