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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 127 110 130
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 18 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.047% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.40% 0.22% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 5
Average daily rate
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£450 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+27.08% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+275.00% +11.11%
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
750 451 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.25% 20.99% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 203 292
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £130 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 107 101
Average hourly rate £16.62 £15.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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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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 -7 16 £450 - 6
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 £390 -
Somerset - - - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (97.83%) Linux
2 41 (89.13%) Red Hat
3 36 (78.26%) PHP
4 34 (73.91%) VMware
5 33 (71.74%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (71.74%) CentOS
5 33 (71.74%) Puppet
5 33 (71.74%) DevOps
6 32 (69.57%) Bash Shell
7 31 (67.39%) LAMP
7 31 (67.39%) Perl
8 30 (65.22%) Firewall
8 30 (65.22%) Ruby
9 28 (60.87%) XenServer
10 26 (56.52%) Debian
11 25 (54.35%) Apache
11 25 (54.35%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (52.17%) Samba
12 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (47.83%) LDAP
13 22 (47.83%) Java
13 22 (47.83%) Salt
13 22 (47.83%) Jenkins
13 22 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (43.48%) Hudson
14 20 (43.48%) LAN
14 20 (43.48%) WAN
14 20 (43.48%) Citrix
15 17 (36.96%) VPN
16 16 (34.78%) MySQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (54.35%) Apache
2 10 (21.74%) nginx
3 8 (17.39%) Confluence
3 8 (17.39%) MediaWiki
4 3 (6.52%) Drupal
4 3 (6.52%) Moodle
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Magento
1 3 (6.52%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) LDAP
3 20 (43.48%) LAN
3 20 (43.48%) WAN
4 17 (36.96%) VPN
5 9 (19.57%) Network Security
6 8 (17.39%) IPsec
6 8 (17.39%) IPv6
6 8 (17.39%) OSPF
6 8 (17.39%) BGP
6 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.17%) SAN
7 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) MySQL
2 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (23.91%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.52%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 20 (43.48%) Hudson
3 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 12 (26.09%) Subversion
5 8 (17.39%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.17%) TestNG
6 1 (2.17%) EasyMock
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.17%) Mockito
6 1 (2.17%) JUnit
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (58.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 21 (45.65%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Administrator
5 8 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (17.39%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (15.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (13.04%) Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.35%) PHP Developer
10 1 (2.17%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior QA Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Python Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Linux Consultant
10 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Consultant
10 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) LAMP
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (6.52%) Spring
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) NumPy
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) WSDL
4 1 (2.17%) XML-RPC
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Wiki
2 3 (6.52%) VLE
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 45 (97.83%) Linux
2 33 (71.74%) CentOS
3 26 (56.52%) Debian
4 9 (19.57%) Windows
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Fedora
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Continuous Integration
1 33 (71.74%) DevOps
2 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Build Automation
4 9 (19.57%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Scrum
6 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.35%) OO
7 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) PHP
2 32 (69.57%) Bash Shell
3 31 (67.39%) Perl
4 30 (65.22%) Ruby
5 22 (47.83%) Java
6 13 (28.26%) SQL
7 5 (10.87%) Python
8 3 (6.52%) PHP5
8 3 (6.52%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.17%) Groovy
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) CCNA
1 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) XenServer
2 24 (52.17%) Samba
3 22 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (26.09%) Postfix
5 3 (6.52%) Sendmail
5 3 (6.52%) KVM
5 3 (6.52%) Xen
5 3 (6.52%) NFS
6 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (71.74%) Puppet
2 25 (54.35%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (47.83%) Salt
4 10 (21.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Red Hat
2 34 (73.91%) VMware
3 20 (43.48%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Zend
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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