The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 73 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 0.10% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+51.56% -59.49%
Ubuntu
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
250 265 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 26.69% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 131 107
Average daily rate £375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ubuntu across the Reading region.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (88.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
5 14 (53.85%) Python
5 14 (53.85%) CentOS
5 14 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (53.85%) Puppet
5 14 (53.85%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (53.85%) Ansible
5 14 (53.85%) logstash
5 14 (53.85%) DevOps
5 14 (53.85%) Graphite
5 14 (53.85%) ELK Stack
6 13 (50.00%) Terraform
6 13 (50.00%) Sensu
6 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
6 13 (50.00%) RESTful
6 13 (50.00%) Java
6 13 (50.00%) Web Services
6 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (46.15%) CSS
8 10 (38.46%) Windows
8 10 (38.46%) DNS
8 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
8 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
9 9 (34.62%) Presales
9 9 (34.62%) BGP
9 9 (34.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (34.62%) IPsec

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (53.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) CloudBees
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) DNS
2 9 (34.62%) BGP
2 9 (34.62%) DHCP
2 9 (34.62%) HTTP
2 9 (34.62%) IPsec
2 9 (34.62%) IPv6
2 9 (34.62%) Software-Defined Networking
2 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (34.62%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Big Data
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) RSpec
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (34.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Linux Scripter
4 7 (26.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 6 (23.08%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.85%) Network Support
8 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) ELK Stack
2 13 (50.00%) RESTful
2 13 (50.00%) Sensu
2 13 (50.00%) Web Services
3 12 (46.15%) CSS
4 9 (34.62%) .NET
4 9 (34.62%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) Backbone.js
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.85%) LAMP
6 1 (3.85%) Middleware
6 1 (3.85%) Phusion Passenger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Public Cloud
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (88.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (53.85%) CentOS
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Debian
5 1 (3.85%) Fedora
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) DevOps
3 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
4 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
4 9 (34.62%) Presales
4 9 (34.62%) Process Improvement
4 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Workflow
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (53.85%) Python
3 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) C
4 9 (34.62%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) C++
4 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
4 9 (34.62%) VB
4 9 (34.62%) VBScript
5 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (11.54%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
1 6 (23.08%) MCSA
1 6 (23.08%) MCSD
1 6 (23.08%) MCSE
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Postfix
2 1 (3.85%) qmail
2 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.85%) Varnish
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Ansible
1 14 (53.85%) Graphite
1 14 (53.85%) logstash
1 14 (53.85%) Puppet
2 13 (50.00%) Terraform
3 9 (34.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (11.54%) Capistrano
5 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.85%) Bacula
5 1 (3.85%) Cacti
5 1 (3.85%) Grafana
5 1 (3.85%) Kibana
5 1 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.85%) Plesk
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.85%) Salt
5 1 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) CommVault
3 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) NetScout
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec
3 1 (3.85%) VMware