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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 237 234 235
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 22 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.20% 0.036%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.79% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £323
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-59.49% -
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
2477 2398 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.61% 24.78% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1183 848
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 246 252
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -9 7 £275 -45.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £410 +17.14%
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £370 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 28 (71.79%) Linux
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) CentOS
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (33.33%) VMware
5 11 (28.21%) NetApp
5 11 (28.21%) NFS
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.64%) HP
6 10 (25.64%) Python
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (23.08%) vSphere
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
8 8 (20.51%) Perl
8 8 (20.51%) SUSE
9 7 (17.95%) MySQL
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) UNIX
9 7 (17.95%) iSCSI
9 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
10 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.38%) F5
10 6 (15.38%) Change Control
10 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (15.38%) PHP

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 5 (12.82%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) OpenStack
3 3 (7.69%) Apache
3 3 (7.69%) nginx
4 2 (5.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) iSCSI
2 6 (15.38%) BIG-IP
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) VPN
4 4 (10.26%) OSPF
4 4 (10.26%) BGP
5 3 (7.69%) VLAN
5 3 (7.69%) MPLS
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (5.13%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) NGN
7 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.56%) Firewall
7 1 (2.56%) IPsec
7 1 (2.56%) DNS
7 1 (2.56%) IPv6
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) Gerrit
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.56%) Zend Studio
6 1 (2.56%) GitLab
6 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Linux Support
3 5 (12.82%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Support
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) Drools
3 2 (5.13%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) Laravel
3 2 (5.13%) Backbone.js
3 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.13%) LAMP
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) Zend Framework
4 1 (2.56%) Django
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) POSIX
4 1 (2.56%) CGI
4 1 (2.56%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.56%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) EFT
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) GIS
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Wiki
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Linux
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) CentOS
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (20.51%) SUSE
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.95%) UNIX
7 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.26%) Debian
8 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (5.13%) HPUX
9 2 (5.13%) Fedora
10 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Change Control
1 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) ITSM
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
3 4 (10.26%) Capacity Management
3 4 (10.26%) Analytics
3 4 (10.26%) Use Case
3 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Korn
8 1 (2.56%) Delphi
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) NFS
2 9 (23.08%) vSphere
3 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) iptables
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) Samba
6 1 (2.56%) Postfix
6 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) OVSD
2 3 (7.69%) WSUS
2 3 (7.69%) Hyperic
2 3 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (5.13%) cPanel
3 2 (5.13%) Webmin
3 2 (5.13%) Plesk
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (2.56%) SELinux
4 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) NetApp
3 10 (25.64%) HP
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 6 (15.38%) F5
6 4 (10.26%) Splunk
6 4 (10.26%) Sun
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) BT
7 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) Twitter
8 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.56%) Coverity
9 1 (2.56%) Telerik
9 1 (2.56%) Zend
9 1 (2.56%) Citrix