The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 136 121 139
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.086% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.13% 0.36% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate £413 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +5.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £17.00
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Ubuntu
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 7 £400 - 3
Somerset - 1 £413 - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Debian
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (66.67%) Puppet
4 6 (66.67%) Ruby
4 6 (66.67%) Apache
4 6 (66.67%) LDAP
4 6 (66.67%) Java
4 6 (66.67%) LAN
4 6 (66.67%) WAN
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 5 (55.56%) LAMP
5 5 (55.56%) Samba
5 5 (55.56%) VPN
5 5 (55.56%) Perl
5 5 (55.56%) PHP
5 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 5 (55.56%) ZABBIX
5 5 (55.56%) Postfix
5 5 (55.56%) Hudson
5 5 (55.56%) nginx
5 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (66.67%) Apache
2 5 (55.56%) nginx
3 4 (44.44%) MediaWiki
3 4 (44.44%) Confluence
4 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LDAP
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
3 4 (44.44%) IPv6
3 4 (44.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Hudson
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (66.67%) Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) XML-RPC
2 1 (11.11%) WSDL
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Debian
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Solaris
6 2 (22.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 6 (66.67%) Ruby
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
2 5 (55.56%) PHP
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Samba
2 5 (55.56%) Postfix
3 4 (44.44%) XenServer
4 2 (22.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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