Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 780 868 804
Rank change year-on-year +88 -64 +77
Contract jobs citing LXC 54 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.024% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.17% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 45
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +4.05%
10th Percentile £410 £439 £363
90th Percentile £650 £610 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £431
% change year-on-year +13.51% +7.25% -9.21%
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 14,418 14,388 10,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 13.88% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,574 9,324 6,899
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 860 671
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.27 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% -6.25%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +78 54 £500 -4.76% 17
UK excluding London +44 43 £525 +13.51% 8
South West - 21 £425 - 1
London +50 11 £500 -13.04% 9
West Midlands +25 11 - -
Midlands +10 11 - -
South East - 11 £600 - 5

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (72.22%) Docker
3 31 (57.41%) Kubernetes
4 28 (51.85%) Java
5 24 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (44.44%) OpenShift
6 23 (42.59%) Firewall
7 22 (40.74%) DevOps
8 20 (37.04%) Ansible
8 20 (37.04%) VMware
8 20 (37.04%) Git (software)
9 19 (35.19%) Microservices
10 17 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (31.48%) Visual Studio
11 16 (29.63%) Windows
11 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
11 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (27.78%) Change Management
12 15 (27.78%) nginx
13 14 (25.93%) Jenkins
13 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (25.93%) Ubuntu
14 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
14 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
14 13 (24.07%) Tomcat
14 13 (24.07%) Apigee
15 12 (22.22%) C++
15 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
15 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
16 11 (20.37%) Embedded Systems

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 (27.78%) nginx
2 13 (24.07%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 24 (44.44%) OpenShift
2 17 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (24.07%) Apigee
5 6 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 6 (11.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (11.11%) CloudFront
5 6 (11.11%) NuGet
5 6 (11.11%) Serverless
5 6 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (5.56%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (5.56%) SaaS
8 2 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (3.70%) Datadog
9 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) Firewall
2 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
3 8 (14.81%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) DLNA
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
4 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.85%) UPnP
4 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 17 (31.48%) Visual Studio
3 14 (25.93%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.96%) Vagrant
5 6 (11.11%) MSBuild
5 6 (11.11%) MSTest
5 6 (11.11%) Ranorex
5 6 (11.11%) Subversion
5 6 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.85%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Senior Software Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) AWS Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
3 6 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.70%) Kafka
4 2 (3.70%) YAML
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.85%) Ajax
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) Java EE
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.85%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (29.63%) Windows
4 14 (25.93%) Ubuntu
5 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) DevOps
2 19 (35.19%) Microservices
3 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.78%) Change Management
5 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
6 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 11 (20.37%) UML
8 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 9 (16.67%) Mathematics
9 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
10 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (12.96%) Kanban
10 7 (12.96%) Task Automation
11 6 (11.11%) Auto-Scaling
11 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (11.11%) Scrum
11 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Automation
12 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 12 (22.22%) C++
2 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (72.22%) Docker
2 8 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.56%) Gluster
3 3 (5.56%) GlusterFS
3 3 (5.56%) NFS
4 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) VirtualBox
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) KVM
5 1 (1.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (57.41%) Kubernetes
2 20 (37.04%) Ansible
3 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (16.67%) Puppet
4 2 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (3.70%) Packer
4 2 (3.70%) Terraform
5 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) VMware
2 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 8 (14.81%) Dynatrace
4 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) Google
5 2 (3.70%) New Relic
5 2 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) F5