Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 691 868 878
Rank change year-on-year +177 +10 -32
Contract jobs citing LXC 33 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.073% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 14
UK median daily rate £505 £493 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% -10.45% +22.22%
10th Percentile £388 £471 £387
90th Percentile £625 £568 £748
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 - £525
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 10,602 15,050 12,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.29% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,950 9,886 8,381
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +10.43%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £161
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 774 713
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +168 29 £510 +3.55% 16
UK excluding London +127 27 £505 - 9
South West - 18 £550 - 1
London +123 5 - - 8
South East +80 3 £530 - 5
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Midlands +56 1 - -
West Midlands +52 1 - -
North East - 1 £338 -
East of England - 1 £450 - 2
North of England - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 23 (69.70%) Docker
3 21 (63.64%) Ansible
4 20 (60.61%) Kubernetes
5 19 (57.58%) OpenShift
5 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
6 18 (54.55%) VMware
6 18 (54.55%) Microservices
7 16 (48.48%) DevOps
7 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (42.42%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (42.42%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (39.39%) nginx
10 12 (36.36%) Task Automation
11 11 (33.33%) Banking
12 10 (30.30%) Replication
12 10 (30.30%) Publishing
12 10 (30.30%) Apache
12 10 (30.30%) NFS
12 10 (30.30%) YAML
12 10 (30.30%) Gluster
12 10 (30.30%) GlusterFS
13 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
14 6 (18.18%) JSON
14 6 (18.18%) Java
14 6 (18.18%) SQL
15 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
15 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
15 5 (15.15%) AWS

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 (39.39%) nginx
2 10 (30.30%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.06%) Confluence
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
4 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) OpenShift
2 5 (15.15%) AWS
3 4 (12.12%) Azure
4 3 (9.09%) Apigee
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
5 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (6.06%) Serverless
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (3.03%) G Suite
6 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) GitLab
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (30.30%) Publishing
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) YAML
2 6 (18.18%) JSON
3 4 (12.12%) REST
4 3 (9.09%) SOAP
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) J2EE
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
6 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Replication
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) VyOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Microservices
2 16 (48.48%) DevOps
3 14 (42.42%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (36.36%) Task Automation
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Line Management
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (6.06%) Cloud Operations
8 2 (6.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
8 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) RPG
4 2 (6.06%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Erlang
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CCNA
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Docker
2 14 (42.42%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (30.30%) Gluster
3 10 (30.30%) GlusterFS
3 10 (30.30%) NFS
4 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) Ansible
2 20 (60.61%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
3 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Terraform
4 1 (3.03%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Google