The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.01% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £381 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
99 168 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.36% 22.40% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 91
Average daily rate £300 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £23.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015, 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 19 (95.00%) Linux
1 19 (95.00%) MVC
1 19 (95.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (90.00%) Django
2 18 (90.00%) BDD
2 18 (90.00%) Flask
2 18 (90.00%) Mentoring
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 18 (90.00%) Subversion
2 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (90.00%) Debian
2 18 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 18 (90.00%) Python
3 15 (75.00%) RESTful
4 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (70.00%) Selenium
4 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (65.00%) SOA
5 13 (65.00%) Microservices
5 13 (65.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (50.00%) .NET
7 10 (50.00%) TOGAF
7 10 (50.00%) Vagrant
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (90.00%) Subversion
3 14 (70.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 18 (90.00%) Python Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) Django
1 18 (90.00%) Flask
2 15 (75.00%) RESTful
3 10 (50.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) Symfony
4 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 18 (90.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) MVC
2 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 18 (90.00%) BDD
2 18 (90.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (65.00%) SOA
4 13 (65.00%) Microservices
4 13 (65.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 10 (50.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Web Design
6 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle