Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 879 844
Rank change year-on-year +119 -35 +64
Contract jobs citing LXC 45 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.018% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 0.12% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 46
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -7.32% +17.14%
10th Percentile £409 £423 £363
90th Percentile £650 £548 £687
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 - £425
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 13,035 15,577 12,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 15.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,574 10,170 8,199
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 879 709
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.79% +6.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.20 £43.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

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 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 11 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 12 November 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 +96 43 £485 +2.11% 10
UK excluding London +94 41 £480 - 9
South West - 23 £438 - 2
South East - 11 £600 - 3
Midlands +42 4 - -
West Midlands +40 4 - -
London +53 3 £500 +5.26% 2
East of England +37 1 £450 - 1
North of England - 1 £338 - 2
North East - 1 £338 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 43 (95.56%) Linux
2 35 (77.78%) Docker
3 27 (60.00%) Kubernetes
4 26 (57.78%) OpenShift
5 24 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (51.11%) DevOps
7 21 (46.67%) VMware
8 19 (42.22%) Git (software)
8 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
9 18 (40.00%) Windows
9 18 (40.00%) Ansible
10 17 (37.78%) Microservices
10 17 (37.78%) Red Hat
11 16 (35.56%) nginx
12 15 (33.33%) AWS
13 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
13 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (28.89%) Azure
15 12 (26.67%) GlusterFS
15 12 (26.67%) Gluster
15 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
15 12 (26.67%) Replication
15 12 (26.67%) Publishing
15 12 (26.67%) NFS
16 11 (24.44%) Apache
16 11 (24.44%) YAML
17 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
17 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (22.22%) C#
17 10 (22.22%) Java

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 16 (35.56%) nginx
2 11 (24.44%) Apache
3 6 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.89%) IIS
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 26 (57.78%) OpenShift
2 15 (33.33%) AWS
3 13 (28.89%) Azure
4 7 (15.56%) NuGet
5 6 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (13.33%) Amazon S3
5 6 (13.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (13.33%) CloudFront
5 6 (13.33%) Serverless
5 6 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (11.11%) Apigee
6 5 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (8.89%) SaaS
8 3 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) Internet
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.67%) SSL
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (2.22%) DLNA
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) UPnP
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (8.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.11%) Visual Studio
3 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (15.56%) MSBuild
5 7 (15.56%) MSTest
5 7 (15.56%) Ranorex
5 7 (15.56%) Subversion
5 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
6 5 (11.11%) Vagrant
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.22%) GitLab
8 1 (2.22%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (26.67%) Publishing
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) AWS Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) YAML
2 10 (22.22%) .NET
3 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
3 7 (15.56%) Web Services
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 3 (6.67%) X-Windows
6 2 (4.44%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) SOAP
7 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Replication
2 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 43 (95.56%) Linux
2 24 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) DevOps
2 17 (37.78%) Microservices
3 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Change Management
5 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.56%) Task Automation
6 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
7 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Kanban
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (8.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
2 10 (22.22%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) Python
4 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
5 5 (11.11%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) Erlang
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 35 (77.78%) Docker
2 12 (26.67%) Gluster
2 12 (26.67%) GlusterFS
2 12 (26.67%) NFS
3 8 (17.78%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) Samba
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (60.00%) Kubernetes
2 18 (40.00%) Ansible
3 7 (15.56%) Puppet
4 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) Salt
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) VMware
2 17 (37.78%) Red Hat
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco