Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 831 874
Rank change year-on-year -31 +43 +22
Contract jobs citing LXC 23 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.050% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.41% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 46 20
UK median daily rate £484 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.84% -1.55% -19.58%
10th Percentile £424 £363 £391
90th Percentile £546 £687 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% -27.08%
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 15,304 12,143 13,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 12.22% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,968 7,825 8,248
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 677 897
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year - +0.94% -2.51%

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 October 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 20 October 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 -35 23 £484 +1.84% 17
London -17 16 £475 -20.83% 9
UK excluding London -42 7 £500 +17.65% 9
Midlands - 6 £500 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £500 - 1
East of England +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Puppet
3 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (69.57%) Docker
5 15 (65.22%) Python
5 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
6 14 (60.87%) Unix
6 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (52.17%) Java
7 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
8 11 (47.83%) Ajax
8 11 (47.83%) RESTful
9 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (43.48%) Finance
9 10 (43.48%) HTML
9 10 (43.48%) CSS
10 8 (34.78%) Web Services
10 8 (34.78%) Oracle
10 8 (34.78%) JIRA
10 8 (34.78%) Ansible
10 8 (34.78%) DevOps
11 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
11 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (30.43%) Perl
11 7 (30.43%) Ruby
11 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (30.43%) Spring
11 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
11 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
12 6 (26.09%) Prototyping

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 6 (26.09%) Confluence
2 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) IaaS
3 4 (17.39%) PaaS
4 3 (13.04%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (13.04%) SoftLayer
5 2 (8.70%) OpenShift
6 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) HTTP
3 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) Intranet
3 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
1 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) IBM UrbanCode
4 5 (21.74%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) CF BOSH
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Cloud Specialist
4 4 (17.39%) Digital Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Big Data Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Ajax
1 11 (47.83%) RESTful
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 7 (30.43%) Spring
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
5 6 (26.09%) Django
5 6 (26.09%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) Java EE
5 6 (26.09%) JSON
5 6 (26.09%) REST
5 6 (26.09%) SOAP
6 5 (21.74%) .NET
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) WebRTC
6 5 (21.74%) WebSockets
6 5 (21.74%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) LDAP
8 3 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
1 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
2 6 (26.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (21.74%) User Experience
4 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
4 4 (17.39%) Data Structures
4 4 (17.39%) PKI
4 4 (17.39%) Private Cloud
5 3 (13.04%) Grid Computing
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
7 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Unix
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) Kanban
4 6 (26.09%) Open Source
4 6 (26.09%) OWASP
4 6 (26.09%) Prototyping
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 5 (21.74%) Line Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Release Management
5 5 (21.74%) Web Development
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Python
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Perl
3 7 (30.43%) Ruby
4 6 (26.09%) Scala
5 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Groovy
7 1 (4.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Docker
2 6 (26.09%) GPFS
2 6 (26.09%) KVM
3 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (86.96%) Puppet
2 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (34.78%) Ansible
4 6 (26.09%) ZABBIX
5 4 (17.39%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
7 2 (8.70%) HP ALM
8 1 (4.35%) rkt
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) SevOne
3 6 (26.09%) Splunk
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) F5
6 3 (13.04%) Google
6 3 (13.04%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) Cloudera
7 2 (8.70%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
8 1 (4.35%) NetApp
8 1 (4.35%) VMware