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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 265 249 217
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -32
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 12 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.043% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.50% 0.18% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
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£388 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £258 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £318 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £381 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -
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
2394 2276 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.81% 24.50% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1143 1061
Average daily rate £358 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 230 240
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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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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
West Sussex - 4 - -
Surrey -7 3 £425 - 2
East Sussex -1 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -22 1 £325 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 8
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) CentOS
3 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 8 (36.36%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) C
5 6 (27.27%) C++
5 6 (27.27%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) HTTP
7 4 (18.18%) Apache
7 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) CSS
7 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (18.18%) Snort
7 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) cPanel
8 3 (13.64%) Webmin
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Behat
3 1 (4.55%) Juju
General
1 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Administrator
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Support
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) JNI
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Replication
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) CentOS
3 8 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Open Source
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) UML
5 1 (4.55%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) C
2 6 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Snort
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Plesk
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) cPanel
1 3 (13.64%) Webmin
2 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
1 6 (27.27%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Intel
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