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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank - 126 136
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 0 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.66% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 10
Median daily rate - £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +90.62%
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
644 661 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.65% 21.53% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 368 347
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 85
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for 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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

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