The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 East of England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 142 104 134
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 7 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.67% 0.099%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 2.64% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£335 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £335
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
802 607 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.43% 25.40% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 230 355
Average daily rate £295 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £153 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 115 139
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.68 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Ubuntu
England

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 28 July 2014. 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 -13 7 £335 -4.28% 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Suffolk - - - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) MySQL
2 12 (63.16%) OO
2 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
2 12 (63.16%) jQuery
3 11 (57.89%) WordPress
3 11 (57.89%) Android
3 11 (57.89%) Ajax
3 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
3 11 (57.89%) PHP5
3 11 (57.89%) Android Development
3 11 (57.89%) iOS Development
3 11 (57.89%) HTML
3 11 (57.89%) Apache
3 11 (57.89%) CSS
3 11 (57.89%) Web Services
3 11 (57.89%) Nagios
3 11 (57.89%) XHTML
3 11 (57.89%) LAMP
4 7 (36.84%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 6 (31.58%) JSON
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 6 (31.58%) Twisted
5 6 (31.58%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (31.58%) HTTP
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) RabbitMQ

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 11 (57.89%) Apache
1 11 (57.89%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) MySQL
2 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.26%) Bazaar
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) LAMP Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Python Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) jQuery
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 11 (57.89%) XHTML
2 11 (57.89%) LAMP
2 11 (57.89%) Ajax
3 6 (31.58%) JSON
3 6 (31.58%) XML
3 6 (31.58%) Twisted
4 5 (26.32%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Android
2 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.53%) Debian
4 1 (5.26%) Gentoo
4 1 (5.26%) FreeBSD
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) OO
2 11 (57.89%) Android Development
2 11 (57.89%) iOS Development
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
1 12 (63.16%) PHP
2 11 (57.89%) PHP5
3 7 (36.84%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle