The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 190 186 204
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 13 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.07% 1.06% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
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£463 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £299 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £381 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -
Ubuntu
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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 City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1210 1321 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.33% 22.71% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 964 1058
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 79
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £123.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) Puppet
3 15 (62.50%) Python
4 13 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (54.17%) DevOps
5 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 12 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (45.83%) Ruby
6 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (45.83%) CentOS
7 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
8 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) Apache
8 9 (37.50%) PHP
9 8 (33.33%) MySQL
9 8 (33.33%) Perl
9 8 (33.33%) LAMP
9 8 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (29.17%) Firewall
10 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
10 7 (29.17%) Debian
10 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (29.17%) UNIX
11 6 (25.00%) Java
11 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (25.00%) ZABBIX
11 6 (25.00%) nginx
11 6 (25.00%) MongoDB

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (37.50%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) nginx
3 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
3 5 (20.83%) Drupal
4 4 (16.67%) JBoss
5 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.33%) Jetty
5 2 (8.33%) Confluence
5 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
5 2 (8.33%) Mule ESB
6 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
6 1 (4.17%) MediaWiki
6 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) GitHub
2 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) LDAP
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) PCoIP
4 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.17%) DMZ
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) MySQL
2 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.33%) Redis
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.17%) DB2
6 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) Gerrit
3 4 (16.67%) SonarQube
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) Artifactory
5 2 (8.33%) Grunt
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) LAMP
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (8.33%) Django
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) Sass
4 2 (8.33%) LESS
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Tandem
2 2 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Wiki
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) CentOS
3 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (29.17%) Debian
4 7 (29.17%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) SUSE
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) HPUX
8 1 (4.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) DevOps
2 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) OWASP
7 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 12 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 11 (45.83%) Ruby
4 9 (37.50%) PHP
5 8 (33.33%) Perl
6 6 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) C#
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.33%) F#
9 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.17%) Go
9 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) RHCE
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Docker
4 2 (8.33%) Varnish
4 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (8.33%) vCloud
5 1 (4.17%) Postfix
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
5 1 (4.17%) Samba
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (79.17%) Puppet
2 13 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (25.00%) Ansible
3 6 (25.00%) ZABBIX
4 5 (20.83%) Salt
5 4 (16.67%) HAProxy
6 3 (12.50%) Vagrant
7 2 (8.33%) logstash
7 2 (8.33%) CA LISA
7 2 (8.33%) Rundeck
7 2 (8.33%) Kibana
8 1 (4.17%) Mesos
8 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) Google
5 2 (8.33%) Pega
5 2 (8.33%) Coverity
5 2 (8.33%) Akamai
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Rackspace
5 2 (8.33%) AppDynamics
6 1 (4.17%) SaltStack
6 1 (4.17%) F5