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 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 - 130 141
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.068% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00
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
721 653 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 22.08% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 287 313
Average daily rate £325 £310 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 91
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
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 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 19 September 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
Manchester - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Ubuntu
England