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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 445 460 514
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +54
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 136 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.18% 0.92% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 71 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £313 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £150.00 £16.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+837.50% -53.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £34.25
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
11555 11048 11147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.22% 22.96% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6833 6356 5856
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1014 973 1121
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
London +30 88 £400 +45.45% 39
South West -14 17 £413 - 5
Yorkshire -3 9 £225 +80.00% 6
South East -17 8 £325 -27.77% 8
East of England -21 8 £335 -16.25% 2
East Midlands - 3 £313 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 5
Ubuntu
UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 252 (87.80%) Linux
2 159 (55.40%) CentOS
3 148 (51.57%) DevOps
4 138 (48.08%) Puppet
5 127 (44.25%) Python
6 111 (38.68%) Red Hat
7 103 (35.89%) Java
8 97 (33.80%) Git (software)
9 96 (33.45%) VMware
10 89 (31.01%) Jenkins
10 89 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (30.31%) Bash Shell
12 83 (28.92%) Ruby
13 82 (28.57%) Apache
14 80 (27.87%) Opscode Chef
15 69 (24.04%) MySQL
16 67 (23.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 65 (22.65%) Perl
18 63 (21.95%) PHP
18 63 (21.95%) Debian
19 61 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
20 60 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
21 54 (18.82%) Windows
22 50 (17.42%) Open Source
23 49 (17.07%) Splunk
23 49 (17.07%) LAMP
24 48 (16.72%) PostgreSQL
24 48 (16.72%) Nagios
25 44 (15.33%) Firewall
25 44 (15.33%) MongoDB

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 82 (28.57%) Apache
2 32 (11.15%) nginx
3 28 (9.76%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.23%) Confluence
5 13 (4.53%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.14%) MediaWiki
7 7 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (2.09%) Node.js
8 6 (2.09%) IIS
9 5 (1.74%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.74%) Drupal
9 5 (1.74%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.05%) Moodle
11 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.35%) CMS
12 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Magento
1 3 (1.05%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.39%) Joyent
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.33%) Firewall
2 38 (13.24%) LDAP
3 33 (11.50%) SAN
4 27 (9.41%) VPN
5 24 (8.36%) HTTP
6 23 (8.01%) WAN
7 22 (7.67%) LAN
7 22 (7.67%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.27%) iSCSI
8 18 (6.27%) Internet
9 15 (5.23%) DNS
10 11 (3.83%) Network Security
11 10 (3.48%) OSPF
11 10 (3.48%) BGP
12 9 (3.14%) EIGRP
12 9 (3.14%) IPv6
12 9 (3.14%) IPsec
13 8 (2.79%) VLAN
14 6 (2.09%) NAS
14 6 (2.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (24.04%) MySQL
2 48 (16.72%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (15.33%) MongoDB
4 37 (12.89%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.83%) Redis
8 6 (2.09%) Big Data
9 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.74%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.39%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.05%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.70%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.35%) SimpleDB
13 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 97 (33.80%) Git (software)
2 89 (31.01%) Jenkins
3 39 (13.59%) Maven
4 25 (8.71%) Subversion
5 23 (8.01%) Hudson
6 22 (7.67%) JIRA
7 7 (2.44%) Selenium
8 4 (1.39%) Behat
8 4 (1.39%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.39%) Gerrit
8 4 (1.39%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.39%) Ant
8 4 (1.39%) JUnit
8 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.05%) JMeter
9 3 (1.05%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.05%) TestNG
9 3 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.70%) PhantomJS
General
1 12 (4.18%) Games
2 5 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (1.74%) Finance
3 3 (1.05%) Banking
3 3 (1.05%) Publishing
4 2 (0.70%) Advertising
4 2 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Billing
5 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (33.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (18.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 48 (16.72%) Developer
4 47 (16.38%) Linux Engineer
5 46 (16.03%) Administrator
6 45 (15.68%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (9.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 23 (8.01%) Linux Administrator
9 22 (7.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 22 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (6.97%) Python Developer
11 13 (4.53%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.18%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.83%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.48%) Python Software Engineer
14 10 (3.48%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.48%) Analyst
15 9 (3.14%) DevOps Administrator
16 8 (2.79%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.07%) LAMP
2 25 (8.71%) XML
3 22 (7.67%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (7.32%) JSON
5 20 (6.97%) MCollective
5 20 (6.97%) Web Services
6 19 (6.62%) CSS
7 16 (5.57%) jQuery
8 15 (5.23%) Twisted
9 13 (4.53%) HTML
9 13 (4.53%) RESTful
10 8 (2.79%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (2.79%) Spring
10 8 (2.79%) .NET
11 7 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (2.09%) Laravel
12 6 (2.09%) REST
12 6 (2.09%) Django
12 6 (2.09%) J2EE
13 5 (1.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.42%) Open Source
2 19 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.48%) NHS
4 9 (3.14%) Wiki
5 8 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.79%) Replication
6 6 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.74%) Online Games
7 5 (1.74%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.05%) VLE
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) New Media
8 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.70%) iSeries
9 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 252 (87.80%) Linux
2 159 (55.40%) CentOS
3 67 (23.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 63 (21.95%) Debian
5 54 (18.82%) Windows
6 40 (13.94%) UNIX
7 36 (12.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (7.67%) Windows XP
10 18 (6.27%) Solaris
11 9 (3.14%) AIX
12 7 (2.44%) Fedora
13 5 (1.74%) SmartOS
14 3 (1.05%) Android
14 3 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.70%) SUSE
16 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (51.57%) DevOps
2 89 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (13.59%) Load Balancing
5 38 (13.24%) Build Automation
6 35 (12.20%) Configuration Management
7 33 (11.50%) Scrum
8 29 (10.10%) Workflow
8 29 (10.10%) Service Management
9 22 (7.67%) ITIL
10 19 (6.62%) Software Engineering
10 19 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (6.62%) Kanban
11 18 (6.27%) OO
12 17 (5.92%) Incident Management
12 17 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (5.57%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.83%) MVC
14 11 (3.83%) TDD
14 11 (3.83%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 127 (44.25%) Python
2 103 (35.89%) Java
3 87 (30.31%) Bash Shell
4 83 (28.92%) Ruby
5 65 (22.65%) Perl
6 63 (21.95%) PHP
7 39 (13.59%) JavaScript
8 38 (13.24%) SQL
9 22 (7.67%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.09%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.39%) PHP5
11 4 (1.39%) C
12 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.05%) Korn
12 3 (1.05%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.70%) Erlang
13 2 (0.70%) Scala
13 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.70%) C++
14 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.48%) CCNA
4 5 (1.74%) Degree
4 5 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) LPIC
5 2 (0.70%) RHCE
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.35%) RHCT
6 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (10.45%) XenServer
3 23 (8.01%) Samba
3 23 (8.01%) Postfix
4 22 (7.67%) NFS
5 21 (7.32%) VMware Server
6 19 (6.62%) Docker
6 19 (6.62%) vCloud
7 16 (5.57%) Active Directory
8 15 (5.23%) Sendmail
9 14 (4.88%) Squid
10 9 (3.14%) KVM
11 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.39%) Xen
13 3 (1.05%) Dovecot
13 3 (1.05%) Ceph
14 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.70%) vSphere
14 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 138 (48.08%) Puppet
2 80 (27.87%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (16.72%) Nagios
4 40 (13.94%) ZABBIX
5 27 (9.41%) Salt
6 21 (7.32%) Zenoss
7 19 (6.62%) Kibana
8 15 (5.23%) Graylog2
9 11 (3.83%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 8 (2.79%) logstash
12 7 (2.44%) Ansible
13 5 (1.74%) Capistrano
14 4 (1.39%) CFEngine
15 3 (1.05%) Cacti
15 3 (1.05%) Ganglia
16 2 (0.70%) Vagrant
16 2 (0.70%) SCCM
16 2 (0.70%) SCOM
16 2 (0.70%) YUM
Vendors
1 111 (38.68%) Red Hat
2 96 (33.45%) VMware
3 49 (17.07%) Splunk
4 22 (7.67%) Oracle
5 21 (7.32%) Citrix
6 15 (5.23%) HP
6 15 (5.23%) Perforce
7 9 (3.14%) Cisco
8 7 (2.44%) JBoss
8 7 (2.44%) NetApp
8 7 (2.44%) Zend
9 6 (2.09%) SaltStack
9 6 (2.09%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.09%) Dell
10 5 (1.74%) Google
11 4 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.05%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.70%) Scality
13 2 (0.70%) New Relic
14 1 (0.35%) Sun
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
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London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Computer Futures
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