The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ubuntu Linux
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 454 451
Rank change year-on-year +68 -3  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 194 172 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 1.62% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 129 113
Median daily rate £488 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.79% +7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £311 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.95 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.83% -46.11%  

Ubuntu is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8546 10627 10710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.48% 21.40% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 6666 6112
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 643 898
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 109 £488 +5.97% 43
South East +17 36 £500 +17.64% 9
East of England +9 16 £515 +22.61% 4
South West +2 12 £476 +17.95% 5
East Midlands +4 10 £515 +71.66%
North West +31 9 £400 +19.40% 6
West Midlands +18 5 £450 - 2
North East -5 3 £450 -21.73% 3
Yorkshire +9 2 £525 +16.66% 3
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 374 (99.47%) Linux
2 231 (61.44%) DevOps
3 221 (58.78%) Python
4 184 (48.94%) CentOS
5 169 (44.95%) Git (software)
6 146 (38.83%) Bash Shell
7 132 (35.11%) Puppet
8 130 (34.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 125 (33.24%) Docker
10 123 (32.71%) Jenkins
11 121 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
12 114 (30.32%) Java
13 112 (29.79%) Ansible
14 105 (27.93%) Red Hat
15 104 (27.66%) JavaScript
15 104 (27.66%) Ruby
16 96 (25.53%) Windows
17 90 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
18 88 (23.40%) TCP/IP
19 87 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
20 78 (20.74%) Configuration Management
21 77 (20.48%) Security Cleared
22 76 (20.21%) VMware
23 72 (19.15%) SC Cleared
24 67 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
25 61 (16.22%) DNS
25 61 (16.22%) Apache
25 61 (16.22%) Perl
25 61 (16.22%) HTML
26 59 (15.69%) MySQL

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (16.22%) Apache
2 51 (13.56%) nginx
3 38 (10.11%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.85%) OpenStack
5 20 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (4.79%) Confluence
7 14 (3.72%) Jetty
8 12 (3.19%) JBoss
8 12 (3.19%) WildFly
9 11 (2.93%) IIS
10 9 (2.39%) Mule ESB
10 9 (2.39%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.33%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.06%) WordPress
13 3 (0.80%) CMS
14 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.53%) Drupal
14 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 90 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (13.03%) GitHub
3 46 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (7.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (5.32%) PaaS
6 16 (4.26%) IaaS
7 15 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (3.99%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (3.99%) Google Analytics
8 11 (2.93%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.66%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (2.39%) G Suite
11 8 (2.13%) Route 53
12 7 (1.86%) SaaS
13 4 (1.06%) Akamai
14 3 (0.80%) Office 365
15 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.53%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 88 (23.40%) TCP/IP
2 61 (16.22%) DNS
3 56 (14.89%) HTTP
4 43 (11.44%) LDAP
5 33 (8.78%) Firewall
6 32 (8.51%) SSL
7 25 (6.65%) SSH
8 22 (5.85%) SMTP
9 20 (5.32%) VPN
10 17 (4.52%) SNMP
11 16 (4.26%) ICMP
12 9 (2.39%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.86%) DHCP
13 7 (1.86%) DMZ
13 7 (1.86%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.86%) SAN
14 6 (1.60%) FTP
14 6 (1.60%) VLAN
15 5 (1.33%) DVB
15 5 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.69%) MySQL
2 44 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (9.84%) Hadoop
4 35 (9.31%) MongoDB
5 32 (8.51%) NoSQL
6 22 (5.85%) Big Data
7 16 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (3.99%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.46%) SQL Server
10 8 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.86%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.86%) Impala
12 6 (1.60%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.60%) Redis
13 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 169 (44.95%) Git (software)
2 123 (32.71%) Jenkins
3 37 (9.84%) Vagrant
4 30 (7.98%) Maven
5 26 (6.91%) JIRA
6 20 (5.32%) GitLab
7 19 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (4.52%) Cucumber
9 16 (4.26%) IntelliJ
9 16 (4.26%) Selenium
9 16 (4.26%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.99%) Ant
10 15 (3.99%) Gatling
10 15 (3.99%) Grunt
10 15 (3.99%) gulp
10 15 (3.99%) Karma Test Runner
10 15 (3.99%) Sublime Text
11 13 (3.46%) Bitbucket
11 13 (3.46%) Hudson
11 13 (3.46%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (3.72%) Law
2 9 (2.39%) Finance
3 7 (1.86%) Retail
3 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.80%) Banking
4 3 (0.80%) Games
4 3 (0.80%) Marketing
5 2 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Automotive
6 1 (0.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.27%) Local Government
6 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (39.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (22.07%) Developer
3 57 (15.16%) Administrator
3 57 (15.16%) Linux Engineer
4 51 (13.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 43 (11.44%) Linux Administrator
6 35 (9.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 35 (9.31%) Systems Administrator
7 34 (9.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 28 (7.45%) AWS DevOps
9 26 (6.91%) AWS Engineer
10 23 (6.12%) Java Developer
11 19 (5.05%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.99%) Python Developer
12 15 (3.99%) Scala Developer
13 13 (3.46%) Java Engineer
13 13 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
14 12 (3.19%) Consultant
14 12 (3.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.22%) HTML
2 48 (12.77%) Node.js
3 47 (12.50%) CSS
4 41 (10.90%) XML
5 34 (9.04%) JSON
6 33 (8.78%) Elastic Stack
7 32 (8.51%) LAMP
7 32 (8.51%) REST
8 30 (7.98%) .NET
9 27 (7.18%) AngularJS
10 24 (6.38%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (5.59%) Web Services
12 20 (5.32%) jQuery
13 19 (5.05%) HTML5
13 19 (5.05%) Kafka
13 19 (5.05%) LEMP Stack
14 16 (4.26%) RSS
14 16 (4.26%) XSLT
15 15 (3.99%) LAPP Stack
15 15 (3.99%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.26%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.93%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.86%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.86%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.33%) Digital TV
9 5 (1.33%) Fintech
9 5 (1.33%) MPEG
9 5 (1.33%) STB
9 5 (1.33%) User Experience
10 4 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.06%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.80%) Life Science
11 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 374 (99.47%) Linux
2 184 (48.94%) CentOS
3 130 (34.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 96 (25.53%) Windows
5 57 (15.16%) Debian
6 50 (13.30%) Unix
7 33 (8.78%) Windows Server
8 30 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (7.18%) SUSE
10 13 (3.46%) CoreOS
11 11 (2.93%) Android
11 11 (2.93%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.39%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.39%) Windows 10
12 9 (2.39%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.86%) Fedora
14 4 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (61.44%) DevOps
2 121 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (20.74%) Configuration Management
5 53 (14.10%) Scrum
6 48 (12.77%) Open Source
7 34 (9.04%) Analytics
8 32 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (6.65%) Automated Testing
9 25 (6.65%) Load Balancing
9 25 (6.65%) TDD
10 24 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 24 (6.38%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.12%) ITIL
11 23 (6.12%) Web Operations
12 19 (5.05%) OOP
12 19 (5.05%) Prototyping
12 19 (5.05%) SOA
13 17 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (4.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (58.78%) Python
2 146 (38.83%) Bash Shell
3 114 (30.32%) Java
4 104 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 104 (27.66%) Ruby
5 61 (16.22%) Perl
6 42 (11.17%) PowerShell
7 37 (9.84%) SQL
8 32 (8.51%) C#
8 32 (8.51%) PHP
9 26 (6.91%) C
9 26 (6.91%) Go
10 20 (5.32%) Scala
11 17 (4.52%) Groovy
12 15 (3.99%) Haskell
12 15 (3.99%) T-SQL
13 14 (3.72%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.39%) C++
15 3 (0.80%) Korn
16 2 (0.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 77 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 72 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.79%) Degree
4 7 (1.86%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.06%) CEH
5 4 (1.06%) RHCT
6 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.53%) CCNA
6 2 (0.53%) CCNP
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.53%) MCSE
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ACMT
7 1 (0.27%) CCA
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) MCITP
7 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.19%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (33.24%) Docker
2 42 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (6.38%) Xen
4 22 (5.85%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.19%) vSphere
6 10 (2.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (2.39%) KVM
8 8 (2.13%) BitLocker
8 8 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.13%) XenApp
8 8 (2.13%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.86%) HDFS
10 6 (1.60%) Postfix
10 6 (1.60%) vCloud
11 5 (1.33%) Apache Flume
11 5 (1.33%) NFS
11 5 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 132 (35.11%) Puppet
2 112 (29.79%) Ansible
3 67 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (10.90%) Terraform
5 31 (8.24%) Kibana
6 24 (6.38%) SELinux
7 23 (6.12%) ZABBIX
8 19 (5.05%) Grafana
8 19 (5.05%) HAProxy
9 18 (4.79%) Kubernetes
10 17 (4.52%) Nagios
11 16 (4.26%) logstash
12 15 (3.99%) Packer
13 13 (3.46%) Mesos
13 13 (3.46%) Salt
14 11 (2.93%) Pingdom
15 10 (2.66%) Graphite
15 10 (2.66%) SCCM
16 8 (2.13%) Consul
16 8 (2.13%) yum
Vendors
1 105 (27.93%) Red Hat
2 76 (20.21%) VMware
3 28 (7.45%) Google
4 23 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.12%) Splunk
5 17 (4.52%) AppDynamics
5 17 (4.52%) Atlassian
6 16 (4.26%) SaltStack
7 12 (3.19%) Cisco
8 11 (2.93%) Citrix
8 11 (2.93%) Dell
8 11 (2.93%) PagerDuty
9 10 (2.66%) Apple
9 10 (2.66%) HP
10 8 (2.13%) Symantec
11 7 (1.86%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.60%) ForgeRock
13 5 (1.33%) Adobe
13 5 (1.33%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.33%) Oracle
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