The first table below looks at the demand for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 57 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.92% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £17.00
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 109 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.51% 21.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Ubuntu
West Midlands

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SVG
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Fedora
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) RubyGems
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) RubyGems
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SVG
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Sinatra
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Fedora
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant