The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank - 128 138
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.15% 0.031%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.63% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £336
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -25.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 630 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.27% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 265
Average daily rate £300 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 85
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Ubuntu
England

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 30 July 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 - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef