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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 122 136 125
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 18 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.25% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% 1.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £363 £323
% change year-on-year
-22.06% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 - -
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
662 696 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.07% 21.57% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 358 290
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £148 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 82 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
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 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 24 April 2015.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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
Bristol +9 11 £405 +1.25% 7
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 -
Somerset +10 2 £250 -39.39%
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Apache
3 16 (51.61%) Puppet
3 16 (51.61%) DevOps
4 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
4 15 (48.39%) Hudson
4 15 (48.39%) CentOS
4 15 (48.39%) Postfix
4 15 (48.39%) nginx
4 15 (48.39%) Firewall
4 15 (48.39%) Samba
4 15 (48.39%) Debian
4 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (41.94%) MySQL
5 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (38.71%) VPN
6 12 (38.71%) Perl
6 12 (38.71%) LDAP
6 12 (38.71%) Wiki
6 12 (38.71%) Subversion
6 12 (38.71%) JIRA
6 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (38.71%) MediaWiki
6 12 (38.71%) iptables
6 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
6 12 (38.71%) ZABBIX
6 12 (38.71%) Confluence
7 11 (35.48%) HTML5

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (51.61%) Apache
2 15 (48.39%) nginx
3 12 (38.71%) MediaWiki
3 12 (38.71%) Confluence
4 10 (32.26%) Node.js
5 7 (22.58%) IIS
6 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) VPN
2 12 (38.71%) LDAP
3 11 (35.48%) LAN
3 11 (35.48%) WAN
4 8 (25.81%) OSPF
4 8 (25.81%) BGP
4 8 (25.81%) IPv6
4 8 (25.81%) Network Security
4 8 (25.81%) EIGRP
4 8 (25.81%) IPsec
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) MySQL
2 12 (38.71%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
4 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
1 15 (48.39%) Hudson
2 12 (38.71%) Subversion
2 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Software Developer
4 9 (29.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Administrator
6 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (6.45%) Linux Technician
8 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Network Administrator
8 2 (6.45%) Junior
9 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) HTML5
1 11 (35.48%) CSS3
1 11 (35.48%) CSS
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) LAMP
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Wiki
2 7 (22.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) CentOS
3 15 (48.39%) Debian
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) DevOps
2 15 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (35.48%) Build Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
6 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
6 6 (19.35%) Database Theory
6 6 (19.35%) Relational Database Theory
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Perl
2 11 (35.48%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) PHP
3 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
4 9 (29.03%) Ruby
5 7 (22.58%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) Java
7 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.45%) C
8 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) CCNA
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Postfix
1 15 (48.39%) Samba
2 12 (38.71%) iptables
3 9 (29.03%) XenServer
3 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) Puppet
2 12 (38.71%) ZABBIX
3 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (25.81%) Salt
5 3 (9.68%) Ansible
6 1 (3.23%) Nagios
6 1 (3.23%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft