The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 77 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.25% 0.56% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+27.08% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+275.00% +11.11%
Ubuntu
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
268 70 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.80% 19.44% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 33 35
Average daily rate £323 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 25
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £15.60 £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Tyne and Wear -40 2 £225 -30.76%
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Web Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BCP
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft