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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
England / North West
Rank 126 156 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.026% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +37.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +208.00%

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
541 740 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.12% 19.15% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 394 346
Median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 81 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £325 - 5
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) CentOS
3 19 (82.61%) Puppet
4 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
5 14 (60.87%) DevOps
6 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
6 13 (56.52%) Python
7 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
7 12 (52.17%) VMware
8 11 (47.83%) Debian
8 11 (47.83%) Perl
9 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (30.43%) Ruby
11 7 (30.43%) Scrum
11 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
11 7 (30.43%) Unix
11 7 (30.43%) Apache
11 7 (30.43%) SAS
11 7 (30.43%) iSCSI
11 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
12 6 (26.09%) ZABBIX
12 6 (26.09%) Open Source
12 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
12 6 (26.09%) Korn
12 6 (26.09%) DHCP
12 6 (26.09%) HTTP
12 6 (26.09%) PHP

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) Apache
1 7 (30.43%) SAS
2 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
3 2 (8.70%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Jetty
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) GitHub
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) iSCSI
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) HTTP
3 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (21.74%) IMAP
3 5 (21.74%) MRTG
3 5 (21.74%) SMTP
4 3 (13.04%) LDAP
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 1 (4.35%) DMZ
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Redis
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Jenkins
2 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (21.74%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Hudson
5 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
5 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) MCollective
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (4.35%) Kafka
4 1 (4.35%) LAMP
4 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) BBC
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) CentOS
3 11 (47.83%) Debian
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Fedora
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.35%) Solaris
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) DevOps
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) Build Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Video Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
8 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
8 1 (4.35%) Microservices
8 1 (4.35%) OWASP
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (4.35%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
1 13 (56.52%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Perl
3 7 (30.43%) Ruby
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) Korn
4 6 (26.09%) PHP
5 5 (21.74%) C
5 5 (21.74%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Dovecot
2 5 (21.74%) iptables
2 5 (21.74%) KVM
2 5 (21.74%) Sendmail
2 5 (21.74%) Squid
3 3 (13.04%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) Ceph
4 1 (4.35%) vCloud
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (82.61%) Puppet
2 6 (26.09%) HAProxy
2 6 (26.09%) Nagios
2 6 (26.09%) ZABBIX
3 5 (21.74%) Cacti
3 5 (21.74%) OpenNebula
4 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (13.04%) Ansible
6 2 (8.70%) Kibana
6 2 (8.70%) logstash
7 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
7 1 (4.35%) Icinga
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (4.35%) Rundeck
7 1 (4.35%) Salt
7 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Black Duck
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Pega
2 1 (4.35%) Sonatype
2 1 (4.35%) Veracode
2 1 (4.35%) Xamarin