The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 128 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.089% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.82% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
708 428 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 19.14% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 206 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 92 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Bristol +4 18 £406 - 3
Wiltshire -9 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 £325 - 2
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 43 (97.73%) Linux
2 42 (95.45%) Red Hat
3 36 (81.82%) PHP
4 35 (79.55%) VMware
5 34 (77.27%) Puppet
5 34 (77.27%) DevOps
6 33 (75.00%) Bash Shell
6 33 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (70.45%) Ruby
7 31 (70.45%) LAMP
7 31 (70.45%) Debian
8 30 (68.18%) Firewall
8 30 (68.18%) Perl
9 29 (65.91%) CentOS
10 27 (61.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (61.36%) XenServer
11 26 (59.09%) Java
11 26 (59.09%) Apache
12 24 (54.55%) Samba
13 22 (50.00%) Jenkins
14 21 (47.73%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (47.73%) LDAP
14 21 (47.73%) LAN
14 21 (47.73%) WAN
14 21 (47.73%) VPN
15 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (45.45%) Hudson
16 19 (43.18%) Citrix
16 19 (43.18%) MySQL
17 18 (40.91%) Salt

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 26 (59.09%) Apache
2 14 (31.82%) nginx
3 11 (25.00%) Confluence
3 11 (25.00%) MediaWiki
4 3 (6.82%) Moodle
4 3 (6.82%) Drupal
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Magento
1 3 (6.82%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 30 (68.18%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) LDAP
2 21 (47.73%) LAN
2 21 (47.73%) WAN
2 21 (47.73%) VPN
3 13 (29.55%) Network Security
4 11 (25.00%) IPv6
4 11 (25.00%) OSPF
4 11 (25.00%) BGP
4 11 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 11 (25.00%) IPsec
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) MySQL
2 14 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (45.45%) Hudson
3 18 (40.91%) Git (software)
4 15 (34.09%) Subversion
5 11 (25.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
6 1 (2.27%) JUnit
6 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) TestNG
6 1 (2.27%) EasyMock
6 1 (2.27%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (52.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 21 (47.73%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (27.27%) Administrator
5 10 (22.73%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (22.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) LAMP
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) Spring
3 3 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (6.82%) RESTful
3 3 (6.82%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) XML-RPC
4 1 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) WSDL
4 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Wiki
2 3 (6.82%) VLE
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 43 (97.73%) Linux
2 31 (70.45%) Debian
3 29 (65.91%) CentOS
4 12 (27.27%) Windows
5 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.82%) Fedora
7 3 (6.82%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) DevOps
2 33 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (29.55%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (29.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 11 (25.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) PHP
2 33 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 31 (70.45%) Ruby
4 30 (68.18%) Perl
5 26 (59.09%) Java
6 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 3 (6.82%) Python
7 3 (6.82%) PHP5
7 3 (6.82%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) CCNA
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 27 (61.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (61.36%) XenServer
2 24 (54.55%) Samba
3 16 (36.36%) Postfix
4 3 (6.82%) Xen
4 3 (6.82%) NFS
4 3 (6.82%) Sendmail
4 3 (6.82%) KVM
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (77.27%) Puppet
2 21 (47.73%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (40.91%) Salt
4 14 (31.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) Red Hat
2 35 (79.55%) VMware
3 19 (43.18%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Zend
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle