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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 154 145 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.13% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £500 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +181.25%
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
800 814 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.32% 21.89% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 428 356
Median daily rate £400 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 87 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.05 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 4 £500 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
2 11 (78.57%) Puppet
3 10 (71.43%) OpenStack
4 8 (57.14%) Open Source
4 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 8 (57.14%) Nagios
5 7 (50.00%) Python
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (50.00%) DevOps
6 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (42.86%) Ansible
6 6 (42.86%) Unix
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Perl
6 6 (42.86%) PHP
7 5 (35.71%) C
7 5 (35.71%) C++
7 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 5 (35.71%) Cacti
7 5 (35.71%) Debian
7 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (35.71%) Korn
7 5 (35.71%) MRTG
7 5 (35.71%) KVM
7 5 (35.71%) OpenNebula

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 10 (71.43%) OpenStack
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 4 (28.57%) SAS
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (14.29%) Engine Yard
3 2 (14.29%) GitHub
3 2 (14.29%) Heroku
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) MRTG
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 4 (28.57%) IMAP
2 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 4 (28.57%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) MCollective
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Cloud
1 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Debian
5 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
6 3 (21.43%) Fedora
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Open Source
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Application Discovery
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
7 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 1 (7.14%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 5 (35.71%) C
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) Korn
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) KVM
3 4 (28.57%) Dovecot
3 4 (28.57%) iptables
3 4 (28.57%) Sendmail
3 4 (28.57%) Squid
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 8 (57.14%) Nagios
3 6 (42.86%) Ansible
3 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (35.71%) Cacti
4 5 (35.71%) OpenNebula
5 4 (28.57%) HAProxy
6 3 (21.43%) Salt
7 2 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (14.29%) Cobbler
8 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) BMC
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) MuleSoft
3 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (14.29%) WSO2