The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 237 223 230
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 21 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.059% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.24% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
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£400 £471 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.11% +54.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £424 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £518 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £500 £318
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +57.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.38%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2485 2058 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.26% 24.12% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 992 781
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 226 241
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the South East region.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Berkshire - 7 £400 - 3
Hampshire - 6 £363 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £424 -
East Sussex -2 2 £383 -
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Python
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 8 (28.57%) vSphere
3 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (28.57%) DevOps
4 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) PHP
5 6 (21.43%) HTML
5 6 (21.43%) CSS
5 6 (21.43%) Windows
5 6 (21.43%) EFT
5 6 (21.43%) Use Case
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Subversion
5 6 (21.43%) Analytics
5 6 (21.43%) OpenStack
5 6 (21.43%) Hudson
6 5 (17.86%) CentOS
6 5 (17.86%) MySQL
7 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.29%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) Clustering
7 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Debian
7 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (7.14%) VLAN
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) MPLS
2 2 (7.14%) OSPF
2 2 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (21.43%) Hudson
2 6 (21.43%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Zend Studio
3 2 (7.14%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Build Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Support
5 1 (3.57%) GUI Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
1 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) jQuery
4 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) Zend Framework
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) EDIFACT
4 2 (7.14%) LAMP
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.14%) Laravel
5 1 (3.57%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) CSS3
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
5 1 (3.57%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) EFT
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) GIS
4 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) CentOS
4 4 (14.29%) Debian
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) SUSE
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) DevOps
3 6 (21.43%) Use Case
3 6 (21.43%) Analytics
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Bug Management
6 1 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.57%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.57%) TDD
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) OVSD
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
1 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.57%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) SELinux
1 1 (3.57%) logstash
1 1 (3.57%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) NetApp
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) BT
3 2 (7.14%) Zend
3 2 (7.14%) Twitter
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) Telerik
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) HP