The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 125 124 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.46% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 1.83% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +15.32%
Ubuntu
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
607 656 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.84% 24.95% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 316 251
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 100 107
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire -9 5 - - 4
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Python
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Docker
4 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (37.50%) Twisted
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 6 (37.50%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Symantec
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (18.75%) Puppet
7 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) Clustering
8 2 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (12.50%) PHP

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Firebug
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
1 6 (37.50%) Python Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Programmer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Python Programmer
3 3 (18.75%) Python Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Django Developer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Support
5 1 (6.25%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (37.50%) Twisted
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) Django
3 1 (6.25%) Qt
3 1 (6.25%) WebKit
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Korn
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Dovecot
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft