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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 134 129 144
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 1 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 2.26% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 7
Average daily rate - £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £269 £363
% change year-on-year
+58.13% -25.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £8.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £45.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-46.11% +13.92%
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
654 664 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.32% 21.45% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 328 356
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 83
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire 0 1 - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Yii
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Magento
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) nginx
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (25.00%) Plesk
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Grunt
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Development
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Support
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) CGI
1 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) Laravel
1 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Sass
1 1 (25.00%) Yii
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Plesk
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) VMware