Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 801 855
Rank change year-on-year -67 +54 +4
Contract jobs citing LXC 20 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.038% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 17
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +13.10% -30.00%
10th Percentile £448 £418 £374
90th Percentile £678 £588 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% -23.08%
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 13,611 10,153 12,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 11.23% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,808 6,470 7,318
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +13.07%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 657 936
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.47% +0.11%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.46
90th Percentile £45.61 £47.00 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 8 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 25 May 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 -62 20 £550 +15.79% 16
UK excluding London -30 14 £463 +2.78% 10
Midlands - 13 £463 -
East Midlands - 10 £425 -
London -63 6 £600 +9.09% 7
West Midlands - 3 £500 -
North of England -24 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 20 (100.00%) Docker
2 19 (95.00%) Linux
3 16 (80.00%) MongoDB
4 14 (70.00%) Bash Shell
5 13 (65.00%) PowerShell
5 13 (65.00%) Open Source
5 13 (65.00%) Apache
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (60.00%) Firewall
6 12 (60.00%) Ubuntu
6 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (60.00%) Windows
6 12 (60.00%) nginx
7 10 (50.00%) CentOS
7 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (40.00%) Ruby
9 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (40.00%) Puppet
9 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (35.00%) Python
11 6 (30.00%) Java
11 6 (30.00%) MySQL
12 5 (25.00%) Oracle
12 5 (25.00%) Perl
12 5 (25.00%) ITIL
12 5 (25.00%) TickIT
12 5 (25.00%) Change Management
12 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database

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 13 (65.00%) Apache
2 12 (60.00%) nginx
3 4 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (15.00%) Confluence
5 2 (10.00%) CMS
5 2 (10.00%) Drupal
5 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.00%) Engine Yard
3 1 (5.00%) Heroku
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
1 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) HTTP
4 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (30.00%) MySQL
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.00%) Redis
7 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.00%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Administrator
2 9 (45.00%) Linux Administrator
3 8 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (35.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (10.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) Ruby Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Ajax
1 4 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) CSS3
2 3 (15.00%) Django
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) CentOS
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Open Source
2 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (25.00%) Change Management
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) OWASP
6 3 (15.00%) Prototyping
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Content Management
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Bash Shell
2 13 (65.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (40.00%) Ruby
4 7 (35.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (15.00%) Scala
8 2 (10.00%) C
8 2 (10.00%) C++
9 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) KVM
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) NFS
3 2 (10.00%) vCloud
3 2 (10.00%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Samba
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (40.00%) Puppet
2 4 (20.00%) Ansible
3 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (10.00%) Capistrano
4 2 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (5.00%) Mesos
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM
5 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Segue
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec