The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 64 66 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 0.90% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 3.21% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
225 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.61% 28.17% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 130 94
Average daily rate £270 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.58% -16.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 38 (88.37%) CentOS
2 34 (79.07%) Python
3 31 (72.09%) Splunk
4 24 (55.81%) Service Management
4 24 (55.81%) Workflow
5 23 (53.49%) Linux
5 23 (53.49%) Windows
6 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (41.86%) VMware
7 18 (41.86%) SAN
8 17 (39.53%) Windows XP
9 16 (37.21%) VMware Server
10 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
11 12 (27.91%) NHS
12 8 (18.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (18.60%) UNIX
12 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
13 7 (16.28%) Puppet
14 6 (13.95%) Firewall
14 6 (13.95%) ITIL
14 6 (13.95%) Cisco
15 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
15 5 (11.63%) Apache
15 5 (11.63%) nginx
16 4 (9.30%) QMS
16 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (9.30%) Quality Management
16 4 (9.30%) AIX
16 4 (9.30%) Solaris

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (11.63%) Apache
1 5 (11.63%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) SAN
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (18.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (13.95%) Applications Support
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Linux Support
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX Operator
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.33%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Help Desk Operator
7 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) NHS
2 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (88.37%) CentOS
2 23 (53.49%) Linux
2 23 (53.49%) Windows
3 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (39.53%) Windows XP
5 8 (18.60%) UNIX
6 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.30%) AIX
6 4 (9.30%) Solaris
7 1 (2.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Service Management
1 24 (55.81%) Workflow
2 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) QMS
4 4 (9.30%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Splunk
2 18 (41.86%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.30%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft