The first table below looks at the demand for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Cambridge 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 44 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 0.26% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 1.10% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £350 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £336
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -25.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
143 91 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.62% 23.76% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 30 80
Average daily rate £350 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 58
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Ubuntu
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Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the Cambridge region.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) LAMP
2 11 (61.11%) Nagios
2 11 (61.11%) Ajax
2 11 (61.11%) PHP5
2 11 (61.11%) jQuery
2 11 (61.11%) OO
2 11 (61.11%) Apache
2 11 (61.11%) XHTML
2 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) PHP
2 11 (61.11%) MySQL
2 11 (61.11%) CSS
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 11 (61.11%) WordPress
2 11 (61.11%) Android
2 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
2 11 (61.11%) Android Development
2 11 (61.11%) iOS Development
3 6 (33.33%) Twisted
3 6 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) HTTP
3 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) JSON
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (61.11%) Apache
1 11 (61.11%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) MySQL
2 5 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Bazaar
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) LAMP Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Python Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
1 11 (61.11%) CSS
1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
1 11 (61.11%) XHTML
1 11 (61.11%) LAMP
1 11 (61.11%) Ajax
1 11 (61.11%) jQuery
2 6 (33.33%) Twisted
2 6 (33.33%) JSON
2 6 (33.33%) XML
3 5 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Android
2 11 (61.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Debian
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) OO
1 11 (61.11%) Android Development
1 11 (61.11%) iOS Development
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) PHP
1 11 (61.11%) PHP5
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Erlang
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat