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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 141 164 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.022% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £23.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -84.33%
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
707 877 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.94% 19.55% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 474 398
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 110 98
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 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 - 11 £400 - 5
Lancashire - 2 - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (90.48%) CentOS
2 19 (90.48%) Puppet
3 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
4 14 (66.67%) DevOps
5 13 (61.90%) Python
5 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
6 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
7 11 (52.38%) Perl
7 11 (52.38%) VMware
8 10 (47.62%) OpenStack
9 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (42.86%) Debian
9 9 (42.86%) Unix
10 8 (38.10%) Nagios
10 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (38.10%) Open Source
11 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (33.33%) Ansible
11 7 (33.33%) SAS
11 7 (33.33%) PHP
11 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
12 6 (28.57%) Ruby
12 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (28.57%) Apache
12 6 (28.57%) HAProxy
12 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
12 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (23.81%) Cacti

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 (47.62%) OpenStack
2 7 (33.33%) SAS
3 6 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (4.76%) JBoss
5 1 (4.76%) nginx
5 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) GitHub
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) PaaS
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.52%) Engine Yard
4 2 (9.52%) Heroku
5 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (23.81%) HTTP
2 5 (23.81%) IMAP
2 5 (23.81%) MRTG
2 5 (23.81%) SMTP
3 3 (14.29%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) DMZ
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.76%) Gerrit
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) MCollective
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) LAMP
4 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
1 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) BBC
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (90.48%) CentOS
3 9 (42.86%) Debian
3 9 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Fedora
5 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) SUSE
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) DevOps
2 8 (38.10%) Open Source
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Video Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
7 2 (9.52%) Web Operations
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.76%) Security Hardening
8 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Python
2 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 11 (52.38%) Perl
4 7 (33.33%) PHP
5 6 (28.57%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) C
6 5 (23.81%) Korn
6 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) C++
8 2 (9.52%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) AWS Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) Dovecot
2 5 (23.81%) iptables
2 5 (23.81%) KVM
2 5 (23.81%) Sendmail
2 5 (23.81%) Squid
3 2 (9.52%) Docker
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Ceph
4 1 (4.76%) vCloud
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) Puppet
2 8 (38.10%) Nagios
3 7 (33.33%) Ansible
3 7 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (28.57%) HAProxy
5 5 (23.81%) Cacti
5 5 (23.81%) OpenNebula
6 4 (19.05%) Salt
7 3 (14.29%) ZABBIX
8 2 (9.52%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (9.52%) Cobbler
9 1 (4.76%) CFEngine
9 1 (4.76%) Kibana
9 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
9 1 (4.76%) logstash
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (4.76%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Black Duck
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Sonatype
4 1 (4.76%) Veracode