The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 153 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £370 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.18% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.40
% change year-on-year
- +67.41%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
779 669 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.49% 21.25% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 324 244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester - 2 £300 - 5
Cheshire - 2 £300 - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (25.00%) Squid
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) Java ME
3 1 (25.00%) IMAP
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Nagios
3 1 (25.00%) DTV
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) IMAP
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) MRTG
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2SE
1 1 (25.00%) Java ME
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
2 1 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) Application Discovery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Korn
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Dovecot
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cacti
1 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) OpenNebula
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
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