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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 133 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £369 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.15% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £22.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-44.19% -37.77%
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
671 620 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.05% 22.31% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 257 337
Average daily rate £338 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 82 74
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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 - - 3
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Atmel
1 3 (100.00%) Debian
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Django
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) Flask
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Arduino
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) Django
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5 Canvas
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Atmel