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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 424 408 474
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +66
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 164 148 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 1.33% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 113 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £213
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +47.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.58% +4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+196.87% -
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
11265 11120 10005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 23.22% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6403 5555
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 950 966
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
London +18 93 £450 - 43
Yorkshire -37 20 £300 +62.16% 3
West Midlands - 19 £350 - 1
South East -16 13 £368 -8.12% 12
East Midlands - 9 £407 - 1
South West -28 5 £320 -22.42% 8
North West - 4 £475 - 6
East of England -3 1 - - 6
Ubuntu
UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 290 (85.29%) Linux
2 187 (55.00%) CentOS
3 146 (42.94%) Puppet
4 144 (42.35%) Python
5 142 (41.76%) DevOps
6 116 (34.12%) VMware
7 113 (33.24%) MySQL
8 112 (32.94%) Red Hat
9 108 (31.76%) Git (software)
10 107 (31.47%) Jenkins
10 107 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
11 105 (30.88%) Bash Shell
12 104 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (28.53%) Perl
14 90 (26.47%) Windows
15 88 (25.88%) Java
16 87 (25.59%) Apache
16 87 (25.59%) Ruby
17 83 (24.41%) PostgreSQL
18 81 (23.82%) Opscode Chef
19 74 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
20 71 (20.88%) Security Cleared
20 71 (20.88%) Firewall
21 69 (20.29%) MongoDB
22 66 (19.41%) Scrum
23 63 (18.53%) UNIX
23 63 (18.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 60 (17.65%) PHP
25 59 (17.35%) Debian
26 56 (16.47%) ZABBIX

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 87 (25.59%) Apache
2 56 (16.47%) nginx
3 41 (12.06%) Confluence
4 36 (10.59%) Tomcat
5 28 (8.24%) JBoss
6 26 (7.65%) Node.js
7 20 (5.88%) OpenStack
8 18 (5.29%) Mule ESB
9 15 (4.41%) IIS
10 13 (3.82%) MediaWiki
11 10 (2.94%) Drupal
12 9 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (2.35%) SharePoint
14 7 (2.06%) Jetty
15 6 (1.76%) WebLogic
16 5 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
17 4 (1.18%) Tornado
17 4 (1.18%) WildFly
17 4 (1.18%) Apache TomEE
17 4 (1.18%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) MS Office
2 5 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.00%) PaaS
2 17 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.35%) IaaS
5 7 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.76%) Heroku
6 6 (1.76%) GitHub
7 5 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (1.47%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.47%) Engine Yard
7 5 (1.47%) SaaS
8 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.29%) Route 53
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.88%) Firewall
2 40 (11.76%) LDAP
3 36 (10.59%) VPN
4 31 (9.12%) LAN
5 27 (7.94%) SAN
6 26 (7.65%) TCP/IP
7 24 (7.06%) DNS
8 22 (6.47%) WAN
9 19 (5.59%) iSCSI
10 18 (5.29%) Network Security
11 16 (4.71%) SSL
12 13 (3.82%) HTTP
12 13 (3.82%) Reverse Proxy
12 13 (3.82%) BIG-IP
13 12 (3.53%) DMZ
14 11 (3.24%) VLAN
15 10 (2.94%) OSPF
15 10 (2.94%) BGP
16 9 (2.65%) EIGRP
16 9 (2.65%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (33.24%) MySQL
2 83 (24.41%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (20.29%) MongoDB
4 43 (12.65%) SQL Server
5 40 (11.76%) NoSQL
6 34 (10.00%) Redis
7 20 (5.88%) Relational Database
8 18 (5.29%) Hadoop
9 16 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.94%) HBase
10 10 (2.94%) MariaDB
11 9 (2.65%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.18%) Riak
12 4 (1.18%) Big Data
12 4 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.18%) Infinispan
12 4 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (31.76%) Git (software)
2 107 (31.47%) Jenkins
3 46 (13.53%) Subversion
4 44 (12.94%) JIRA
5 34 (10.00%) Maven
6 31 (9.12%) Selenium
7 29 (8.53%) Gerrit
8 24 (7.06%) Artifactory
9 23 (6.76%) SonarQube
9 23 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (6.47%) Hudson
11 15 (4.41%) Mercurial
12 11 (3.24%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.24%) Gradle
13 10 (2.94%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.94%) Spock
13 10 (2.94%) Geb
14 9 (2.65%) JMeter
15 6 (1.76%) JUnit
16 5 (1.47%) Ant
General
1 9 (2.65%) Finance
1 9 (2.65%) Games
1 9 (2.65%) Retail
1 9 (2.65%) Marketing
2 8 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.18%) Advertising
4 2 (0.59%) Publishing
5 1 (0.29%) Back Office
5 1 (0.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.29%) Law
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 94 (27.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (16.18%) Developer
3 46 (13.53%) Administrator
4 31 (9.12%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (7.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 25 (7.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 25 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
7 20 (5.88%) Python Developer
8 18 (5.29%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.82%) Technical Support
10 13 (3.82%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.82%) Architect
11 11 (3.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.94%) Consultant
12 10 (2.94%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.65%) Linux Support
14 8 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.82%) Web Services
2 32 (9.41%) LAMP
3 30 (8.82%) RESTful
4 25 (7.35%) Django
5 24 (7.06%) HTML
6 23 (6.76%) CSS
7 22 (6.47%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (6.18%) .NET
9 20 (5.88%) jQuery
10 19 (5.59%) Flask
11 18 (5.29%) J2EE
12 16 (4.71%) Spring
12 16 (4.71%) MCollective
13 15 (4.41%) Apache Camel
13 15 (4.41%) JAX-RS
13 15 (4.41%) HTML5
14 10 (2.94%) CSS3
14 10 (2.94%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.94%) Grails
14 10 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.76%) Clustering
3 15 (4.41%) NHS
3 15 (4.41%) Wiki
4 12 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.24%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.24%) Smartcard
5 11 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.65%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.35%) Online Games
8 7 (2.06%) Replication
9 6 (1.76%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.76%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.47%) W3C
10 5 (1.47%) Tandem
11 4 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 290 (85.29%) Linux
2 187 (55.00%) CentOS
3 90 (26.47%) Windows
4 63 (18.53%) UNIX
4 63 (18.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (17.35%) Debian
6 35 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.12%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.53%) SUSE
12 9 (2.65%) Mac OS X Server
13 7 (2.06%) Solaris
14 6 (1.76%) Fedora
15 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.18%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.18%) HPUX
17 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.76%) DevOps
2 107 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (19.41%) Scrum
5 55 (16.18%) ITIL
6 54 (15.88%) Configuration Management
7 49 (14.41%) Service Management
8 43 (12.65%) Open Source
9 40 (11.76%) TDD
10 39 (11.47%) Workflow
10 39 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.71%) Load Balancing
12 30 (8.82%) MVC
13 28 (8.24%) Microservices
14 26 (7.65%) BDD
15 22 (6.47%) Build Automation
16 21 (6.18%) SOA
17 20 (5.88%) Mentoring
18 18 (5.29%) Capacity Management
18 18 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 144 (42.35%) Python
2 105 (30.88%) Bash Shell
3 97 (28.53%) Perl
4 88 (25.88%) Java
5 87 (25.59%) Ruby
6 60 (17.65%) PHP
7 41 (12.06%) SQL
8 30 (8.82%) Shell Script
9 29 (8.53%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.12%) C#
11 12 (3.53%) Korn
12 11 (3.24%) C
13 10 (2.94%) Groovy
13 10 (2.94%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.35%) C++
15 7 (2.06%) Scala
16 5 (1.47%) VBScript
17 4 (1.18%) Go
18 3 (0.88%) F#
19 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 71 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 54 (15.88%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.18%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.24%) CCNA
5 11 (3.24%) Degree
6 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.35%) MCSE
7 5 (1.47%) MCSA
7 5 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.18%) CCNP
9 3 (0.88%) RHCE
10 2 (0.59%) MCDST
10 2 (0.59%) MCTS
10 2 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.29%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 46 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.29%) Docker
4 26 (7.65%) vCloud
5 25 (7.35%) Samba
6 17 (5.00%) NFS
6 17 (5.00%) Postfix
7 16 (4.71%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.41%) iptables
9 11 (3.24%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.94%) XenServer
11 9 (2.65%) Varnish
11 9 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.35%) vSphere
13 6 (1.76%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.47%) Snort
14 5 (1.47%) Squid
15 4 (1.18%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
16 2 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 146 (42.94%) Puppet
2 81 (23.82%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (16.47%) ZABBIX
4 48 (14.12%) Ansible
5 41 (12.06%) Nagios
6 33 (9.71%) Salt
7 31 (9.12%) HAProxy
8 25 (7.35%) Kibana
8 25 (7.35%) logstash
9 19 (5.59%) Vagrant
9 19 (5.59%) Rundeck
10 14 (4.12%) Zenoss
11 11 (3.24%) WSUS
12 10 (2.94%) OVSD
12 10 (2.94%) Cobbler
12 10 (2.94%) Graphite
13 4 (1.18%) CA LISA
13 4 (1.18%) SmokePing
13 4 (1.18%) collectd
13 4 (1.18%) Graylog
Vendors
1 116 (34.12%) VMware
2 112 (32.94%) Red Hat
3 50 (14.71%) Cisco
4 47 (13.82%) Microsoft
5 43 (12.65%) Splunk
6 26 (7.65%) Oracle
7 24 (7.06%) HP
8 20 (5.88%) Google
8 20 (5.88%) NetApp
9 17 (5.00%) Citrix
10 13 (3.82%) F5
11 10 (2.94%) Atlassian
12 9 (2.65%) Pega
12 9 (2.65%) Apple
13 8 (2.35%) Dell
14 6 (1.76%) Sun
14 6 (1.76%) Zend
14 6 (1.76%) Percona
15 5 (1.47%) Akamai
15 5 (1.47%) Twitter
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