The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 112 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.042% - 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£310 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £213
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +47.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+212.50% -
Ubuntu
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
468 531 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.52% 21.81% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 234 243
Average daily rate £398 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.80 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ubuntu across the Berkshire region.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £310 - 2
Ubuntu
South East

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ubuntu.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) CentOS
3 3 (60.00%) nginx
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Debian
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) Plesk
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) cPanel
4 2 (40.00%) Webmin
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) iptables
5 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ubuntu. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) nginx
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) IPv6
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Support
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) POSIX
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Debian
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Fedora
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Database Theory
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) iptables
2 1 (20.00%) Samba
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Postfix
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Plesk
1 2 (40.00%) cPanel
1 2 (40.00%) Webmin
2 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix