Period
to 8 December 2021

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 December 2021 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 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 821 575 757
Rank change year-on-year -246 +182 +141
Contract jobs citing LXC 17 9 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.024% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 20
10th Percentile £472 £499 £418
25th Percentile £500 £525 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £558 £505
Median % change year-on-year +3.14% +10.40% +6.32%
75th Percentile £638 £597 £650
90th Percentile " £614 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - £500

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 12,581 5,548 12,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.03% 14.69% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,982 3,747 8,308
10th Percentile £200 £215 £160
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £611 £575 £560
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 241 672
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £12.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15% +3.13%
75th Percentile £28.24 £45.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £60.25 £47.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%

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 December 2021.

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 December 2021. 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 -212 15 £600 +12.94% 7
London -198 8 £500 -5.88% 1
UK excluding London -139 7 £625 - 6
Work from Home -187 7 £525 -7.89% 3
South East - 4 £625 - 3
East of England -47 2 £575 - 3
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 13 (76.47%) Docker
3 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
4 10 (58.82%) DevOps
5 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
5 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
6 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 8 (47.06%) Azure
6 8 (47.06%) AWS
6 8 (47.06%) Ansible
7 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (41.18%) Puppet
7 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (41.18%) Subversion
7 7 (41.18%) Windows
8 6 (35.29%) C#
8 6 (35.29%) .NET
8 6 (35.29%) Ruby
8 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (35.29%) OpenShift
8 6 (35.29%) KVM
8 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
9 5 (29.41%) Terraform
9 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (29.41%) React
9 5 (29.41%) NuGet
9 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
9 5 (29.41%) MSTest
9 5 (29.41%) Node.js

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 (23.53%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) AWS
1 8 (47.06%) Azure
2 6 (35.29%) OpenShift
3 5 (29.41%) NuGet
4 3 (17.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (17.65%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Apigee
5 1 (5.88%) GCP
5 1 (5.88%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) 3GPP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SGSN
2 3 (17.65%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) IPv4
3 2 (11.76%) IPv6
3 2 (11.76%) SMTP
3 2 (11.76%) SSH
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 7 (41.18%) Subversion
3 5 (29.41%) MSBuild
3 5 (29.41%) MSTest
3 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) Spinnaker
General
1 3 (17.65%) Public Sector
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Azure DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Quant Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
2 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
2 5 (29.41%) Node.js
2 5 (29.41%) React
3 3 (17.65%) ARM Templates
3 3 (17.65%) Spine.js
3 3 (17.65%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) YAML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Event Correlation
6 2 (11.76%) Fault Management
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (11.76%) Network Management
7 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Server Management
7 1 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Docker
2 6 (35.29%) KVM
3 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
2 8 (47.06%) Ansible
3 7 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (41.18%) Puppet
4 5 (29.41%) Terraform
5 3 (17.65%) Cloudify
5 3 (17.65%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (17.65%) Grafana
5 3 (17.65%) Juju
5 3 (17.65%) Prometheus
6 2 (11.76%) Proxmox
7 1 (5.88%) Istio
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Mirantis
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Dynatrace
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia