The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 457 435 509
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +74
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 127 131 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.09% 1.20% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 79 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £220 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -39.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £125 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £275 £355
% change year-on-year
+38.63% -22.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £150.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+837.50% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00
Ubuntu
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11632 10933 11330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.73% 22.72% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6726 6223 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 967 1129
Average hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in England

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
London +11 73 £425 +161.53% 34
South West -9 28 £400 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire +1 15 £223 +78.00%
East of England -34 5 £370 -1.33% 4
South East -29 4 £288 -36.11% 8
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 5
Ubuntu
UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 217 (85.10%) Linux
2 149 (58.43%) CentOS
3 127 (49.80%) Puppet
4 123 (48.24%) DevOps
5 106 (41.57%) Red Hat
6 105 (41.18%) Python
7 98 (38.43%) Java
8 96 (37.65%) VMware
9 88 (34.51%) Bash Shell
10 82 (32.16%) Git (software)
11 81 (31.76%) Ruby
12 79 (30.98%) Apache
13 71 (27.84%) Jenkins
14 67 (26.27%) Opscode Chef
14 67 (26.27%) MySQL
15 64 (25.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 64 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (24.71%) Debian
17 62 (24.31%) Perl
17 62 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (23.53%) PHP
19 58 (22.75%) Windows
20 49 (19.22%) LAMP
21 48 (18.82%) Splunk
22 47 (18.43%) Firewall
23 42 (16.47%) ZABBIX
23 42 (16.47%) PostgreSQL
24 40 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
24 40 (15.69%) SQL
25 38 (14.90%) Build Automation

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 79 (30.98%) Apache
2 36 (14.12%) nginx
3 18 (7.06%) OpenStack
4 16 (6.27%) Confluence
5 12 (4.71%) MediaWiki
6 8 (3.14%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.35%) Node.js
8 5 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.96%) IIS
8 5 (1.96%) Drupal
9 4 (1.57%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.57%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.18%) Moodle
11 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.39%) CMS
11 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Magento
2 3 (1.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.57%) Joyent
5 2 (0.78%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.43%) Firewall
2 37 (14.51%) LDAP
3 30 (11.76%) SAN
4 29 (11.37%) VPN
5 22 (8.63%) LAN
5 22 (8.63%) WAN
6 19 (7.45%) iSCSI
7 17 (6.67%) HTTP
8 16 (6.27%) Internet
9 15 (5.88%) Network Security
10 14 (5.49%) TCP/IP
11 13 (5.10%) OSPF
11 13 (5.10%) BGP
12 12 (4.71%) EIGRP
12 12 (4.71%) IPsec
12 12 (4.71%) IPv6
13 11 (4.31%) DNS
14 7 (2.75%) VLAN
15 5 (1.96%) NAS
15 5 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.27%) MySQL
2 42 (16.47%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (12.94%) MongoDB
4 27 (10.59%) NoSQL
5 18 (7.06%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.53%) Redis
8 6 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.57%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.57%) Big Data
9 4 (1.57%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.18%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.39%) Riak
12 1 (0.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 82 (32.16%) Git (software)
2 71 (27.84%) Jenkins
3 33 (12.94%) Maven
4 24 (9.41%) JIRA
4 24 (9.41%) Subversion
5 20 (7.84%) Hudson
6 6 (2.35%) Selenium
7 5 (1.96%) JUnit
8 4 (1.57%) Ant
9 3 (1.18%) JMeter
9 3 (1.18%) TestNG
9 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.18%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.18%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.78%) FishEye
10 2 (0.78%) Behat
10 2 (0.78%) Mockito
10 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.78%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (3.53%) Games
2 8 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.96%) Finance
4 2 (0.78%) Publishing
4 2 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Billing
5 1 (0.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (30.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (20.39%) Administrator
3 51 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 48 (18.82%) Linux Engineer
5 45 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 33 (12.94%) Developer
7 28 (10.98%) Linux Administrator
8 27 (10.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 24 (9.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (5.88%) Support Engineer
12 13 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) Python Developer
13 11 (4.31%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.92%) Analyst
15 8 (3.14%) Software Engineer
15 8 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
16 7 (2.75%) DevOps Administrator
16 7 (2.75%) Architect
17 6 (2.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.22%) LAMP
2 20 (7.84%) MCollective
3 17 (6.67%) Web Services
4 16 (6.27%) XML
5 14 (5.49%) CSS
6 13 (5.10%) JSON
6 13 (5.10%) jQuery
7 12 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (3.14%) Spring
9 8 (3.14%) HTML
10 7 (2.75%) .NET
10 7 (2.75%) RESTful
10 7 (2.75%) Twisted
11 6 (2.35%) REST
11 6 (2.35%) Backbone.js
11 6 (2.35%) J2EE
12 5 (1.96%) Django
13 4 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (1.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.51%) Open Source
2 16 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.10%) NHS
4 12 (4.71%) Wiki
5 9 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.75%) Online Games
7 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.57%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) VLE
9 3 (1.18%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.18%) New Media
10 2 (0.78%) STB
10 2 (0.78%) Clustering
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) iSeries
11 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.39%) W3C
11 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 217 (85.10%) Linux
2 149 (58.43%) CentOS
3 64 (25.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 63 (24.71%) Debian
5 58 (22.75%) Windows
6 40 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (11.76%) UNIX
8 28 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (8.63%) Windows XP
10 14 (5.49%) Solaris
11 8 (3.14%) Fedora
12 7 (2.75%) AIX
13 5 (1.96%) SmartOS
14 4 (1.57%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.78%) SUSE
16 2 (0.78%) Android
17 1 (0.39%) Gentoo
17 1 (0.39%) openSUSE
17 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (48.24%) DevOps
2 62 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (14.90%) Build Automation
4 37 (14.51%) Configuration Management
5 31 (12.16%) Service Management
5 31 (12.16%) Workflow
5 31 (12.16%) Scrum
6 28 (10.98%) Load Balancing
7 25 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (8.63%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (7.84%) ITIL
11 17 (6.67%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.88%) Kanban
13 13 (5.10%) TDD
13 13 (5.10%) Data Modelling
14 12 (4.71%) Service Delivery
15 11 (4.31%) OO
16 9 (3.53%) MVC
17 8 (3.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 105 (41.18%) Python
2 98 (38.43%) Java
3 88 (34.51%) Bash Shell
4 81 (31.76%) Ruby
5 62 (24.31%) Perl
6 60 (23.53%) PHP
7 40 (15.69%) SQL
8 33 (12.94%) JavaScript
9 16 (6.27%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.57%) PHP5
12 3 (1.18%) Korn
12 3 (1.18%) C
12 3 (1.18%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.78%) C++
13 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.39%) VB
14 1 (0.39%) Erlang
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.35%) CCNA
4 5 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (0.78%) LPIC
6 2 (0.78%) RHCE
7 1 (0.39%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) RHCT
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) SLA
2 5 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.20%) XenServer
2 26 (10.20%) Postfix
3 24 (9.41%) NFS
4 23 (9.02%) Samba
5 21 (8.24%) VMware Server
6 18 (7.06%) Active Directory
7 16 (6.27%) vCloud
8 15 (5.88%) Sendmail
9 12 (4.71%) Squid
10 11 (4.31%) Docker
11 9 (3.53%) KVM
12 8 (3.14%) Hyper-V
13 3 (1.18%) Xen
13 3 (1.18%) Dovecot
14 1 (0.39%) vSphere
14 1 (0.39%) Varnish
14 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 127 (49.80%) Puppet
2 67 (26.27%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (16.47%) ZABBIX
4 33 (12.94%) Nagios
5 22 (8.63%) Salt
6 16 (6.27%) Zenoss
7 14 (5.49%) Kibana
8 13 (5.10%) HAProxy
9 11 (4.31%) Graylog2
10 9 (3.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (2.75%) logstash
12 4 (1.57%) Ansible
12 4 (1.57%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.57%) Cacti
13 3 (1.18%) Ganglia
13 3 (1.18%) Capistrano
14 2 (0.78%) YUM
14 2 (0.78%) SCCM
15 1 (0.39%) SCOM
15 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 106 (41.57%) Red Hat
2 96 (37.65%) VMware
3 48 (18.82%) Splunk
4 23 (9.02%) Oracle
5 19 (7.45%) Citrix
6 16 (6.27%) HP
7 11 (4.31%) Cisco
7 11 (4.31%) Perforce
8 10 (3.92%) NetApp
9 7 (2.75%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.35%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.96%) Dell
11 5 (1.96%) JBoss
11 5 (1.96%) Zend
12 4 (1.57%) F5
13 3 (1.18%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.18%) Google
14 2 (0.78%) Microsoft
14 2 (0.78%) New Relic
15 1 (0.39%) Riverbed
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago