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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 463 443 514
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +71
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 126 116 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 1.06% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 71 23
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£400 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 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
11714 10911 11145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.45% 22.96% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 6269 5805
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 967 1123
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 £33.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +3 80 £400 +64.94% 41
South West -16 20 £400 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +1 10 £220 +76.00% 5
South East -14 6 £325 -18.75% 9
East of England -31 5 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
North West - - - - 3
Ubuntu
UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 239 (86.59%) Linux
2 160 (57.97%) CentOS
3 137 (49.64%) Puppet
4 136 (49.28%) DevOps
5 118 (42.75%) Python
6 116 (42.03%) Red Hat
7 103 (37.32%) Java
8 98 (35.51%) VMware
9 90 (32.61%) Bash Shell
10 89 (32.25%) Git (software)
11 86 (31.16%) Ruby
12 85 (30.80%) Apache
13 81 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (28.62%) Jenkins
15 74 (26.81%) Opscode Chef
16 70 (25.36%) MySQL
17 68 (24.64%) Debian
18 66 (23.91%) Perl
18 66 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 64 (23.19%) PHP
20 63 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 61 (22.10%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (19.20%) Windows
23 51 (18.48%) LAMP
24 50 (18.12%) Splunk
25 48 (17.39%) Firewall
26 46 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
27 43 (15.58%) Open Source
28 42 (15.22%) ZABBIX
29 41 (14.86%) Nagios

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 85 (30.80%) Apache
2 35 (12.68%) nginx
3 23 (8.33%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.43%) Confluence
5 11 (3.99%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.99%) MediaWiki
6 6 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.17%) IIS
7 5 (1.81%) Drupal
7 5 (1.81%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.81%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.81%) Node.js
8 3 (1.09%) Moodle
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.36%) WordPress
9 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Magento
1 3 (1.09%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Joyent
4 3 (1.09%) SaaS
5 2 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (17.39%) Firewall
2 39 (14.13%) LDAP
3 32 (11.59%) SAN
4 29 (10.51%) VPN
5 25 (9.06%) WAN
6 24 (8.70%) LAN
7 18 (6.52%) HTTP
7 18 (6.52%) Internet
7 18 (6.52%) iSCSI
8 16 (5.80%) TCP/IP
9 14 (5.07%) Network Security
10 12 (4.35%) DNS
10 12 (4.35%) OSPF
10 12 (4.35%) BGP
11 11 (3.99%) EIGRP
11 11 (3.99%) IPv6
11 11 (3.99%) IPsec
12 8 (2.90%) VLAN
13 5 (1.81%) NAS
13 5 (1.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (25.36%) MySQL
2 46 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (13.41%) MongoDB
4 31 (11.23%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.16%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.62%) Redis
8 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.81%) Big Data
9 5 (1.81%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.45%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.09%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.36%) Riak
12 1 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 89 (32.25%) Git (software)
2 79 (28.62%) Jenkins
3 36 (13.04%) Maven
4 25 (9.06%) Subversion
5 24 (8.70%) Hudson
6 22 (7.97%) JIRA
7 6 (2.17%) Selenium
8 5 (1.81%) JUnit
9 4 (1.45%) Ant
9 4 (1.45%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.45%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.45%) Behat
9 4 (1.45%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.09%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.09%) TestNG
10 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.09%) JMeter
11 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.72%) jMock
General
1 11 (3.99%) Games
2 8 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.81%) Finance
4 3 (1.09%) Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Retail
5 2 (0.72%) Advertising
5 2 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (31.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (18.84%) Administrator
3 51 (18.48%) Systems Administrator
4 50 (18.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 49 (17.75%) Linux Engineer
6 39 (14.13%) Developer
7 28 (10.14%) Linux Administrator
8 27 (9.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 26 (9.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.71%) Python Developer
12 12 (4.35%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.99%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.62%) Analyst
15 9 (3.26%) Software Engineer
15 9 (3.26%) DevOps Administrator
16 8 (2.90%) Java Developer
17 7 (2.54%) Software Developer
17 7 (2.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.48%) LAMP
2 20 (7.25%) MCollective
3 18 (6.52%) Web Services
3 18 (6.52%) XML
4 16 (5.80%) CSS
5 15 (5.43%) JSON
5 15 (5.43%) jQuery
5 15 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (3.62%) HTML
7 9 (3.26%) RESTful
7 9 (3.26%) Spring
7 9 (3.26%) Twisted
8 8 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (2.90%) .NET
9 7 (2.54%) J2EE
9 7 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (2.17%) Django
10 6 (2.17%) REST
11 5 (1.81%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.58%) Open Source
2 18 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.71%) NHS
4 11 (3.99%) Wiki
5 8 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.90%) Replication
6 6 (2.17%) Online Games
7 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) New Media
8 3 (1.09%) Clustering
8 3 (1.09%) VLE
8 3 (1.09%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.72%) STB
9 2 (0.72%) iSeries
9 2 (0.72%) User Experience
9 2 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 239 (86.59%) Linux
2 160 (57.97%) CentOS
3 68 (24.64%) Debian
4 66 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (19.20%) Windows
6 37 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (13.04%) UNIX
8 27 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (7.97%) Windows XP
10 18 (6.52%) Solaris
11 9 (3.26%) AIX
12 7 (2.54%) Fedora
13 5 (1.81%) SmartOS
14 4 (1.45%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.72%) SUSE
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (49.28%) DevOps
2 81 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (22.10%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (13.77%) Build Automation
5 37 (13.41%) Configuration Management
6 32 (11.59%) Load Balancing
7 31 (11.23%) Service Management
7 31 (11.23%) Workflow
7 31 (11.23%) Scrum
8 22 (7.97%) ITIL
9 20 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (6.16%) Incident Management
10 17 (6.16%) Kanban
11 14 (5.07%) OO
11 14 (5.07%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.71%) TDD
13 12 (4.35%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.35%) Data Modelling
14 10 (3.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (42.75%) Python
2 103 (37.32%) Java
3 90 (32.61%) Bash Shell
4 86 (31.16%) Ruby
5 66 (23.91%) Perl
6 64 (23.19%) PHP
7 40 (14.49%) SQL
8 38 (13.77%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.88%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.45%) C
12 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.09%) Korn
12 3 (1.09%) PHP5
12 3 (1.09%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.72%) C++
14 1 (0.36%) VB
14 1 (0.36%) Erlang
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.26%) CCNA
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) Degree
6 2 (0.72%) LPIC
6 2 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.36%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.36%) RHCT
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.35%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (11.23%) XenServer
3 26 (9.42%) Postfix
4 25 (9.06%) Samba
5 22 (7.97%) NFS
6 21 (7.61%) VMware Server
7 17 (6.16%) vCloud
8 15 (5.43%) Sendmail
8 15 (5.43%) Active Directory
9 14 (5.07%) Docker
10 13 (4.71%) Squid
11 9 (3.26%) KVM
12 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
13 4 (1.45%) Xen
14 3 (1.09%) Dovecot
15 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.36%) vSphere
16 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 137 (49.64%) Puppet
2 74 (26.81%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (15.22%) ZABBIX
4 41 (14.86%) Nagios
5 26 (9.42%) Salt
6 19 (6.88%) Zenoss
7 16 (5.80%) Kibana
8 13 (4.71%) Graylog2
9 12 (4.35%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (2.54%) logstash
12 6 (2.17%) Ansible
13 5 (1.81%) Capistrano
14 4 (1.45%) CFEngine
14 4 (1.45%) Cacti
15 3 (1.09%) Ganglia
16 2 (0.72%) YUM
16 2 (0.72%) SCCM
17 1 (0.36%) SCOM
17 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 116 (42.03%) Red Hat
2 98 (35.51%) VMware
3 50 (18.12%) Splunk
4 23 (8.33%) Oracle
5 21 (7.61%) Citrix
6 15 (5.43%) HP
7 13 (4.71%) Perforce
8 11 (3.99%) Cisco
9 7 (2.54%) JBoss
9 7 (2.54%) NetApp
10 6 (2.17%) SaltStack
10 6 (2.17%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.81%) Dell
11 5 (1.81%) Google
11 5 (1.81%) Zend
12 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.72%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.72%) New Relic
13 1 (0.36%) Facebook
13 1 (0.36%) Riverbed
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
People Source
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago