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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 113 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 30 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.98% 0.047% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £336
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -25.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
664 416 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.72% 19.54% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 206 307
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 70 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -22.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £31.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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
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 29 July 2014.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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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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 - 26 £400 - 1
Somerset - 2 £369 - 3
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 37 (97.37%) Linux
2 34 (89.47%) Red Hat
3 32 (84.21%) Debian
4 30 (78.95%) VMware
5 29 (76.32%) PHP
6 28 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (68.42%) Bash Shell
7 26 (68.42%) Puppet
7 26 (68.42%) DevOps
7 26 (68.42%) Java
8 25 (65.79%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (63.16%) Ruby
9 24 (63.16%) LAMP
10 23 (60.53%) Firewall
10 23 (60.53%) Perl
10 23 (60.53%) CentOS
11 21 (55.26%) VPN
12 20 (52.63%) XenServer
13 19 (50.00%) MySQL
13 19 (50.00%) Apache
14 17 (44.74%) Samba
14 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
15 16 (42.11%) Postfix
15 16 (42.11%) SQL
15 16 (42.11%) LDAP
16 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
17 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
17 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
17 14 (36.84%) nginx
17 14 (36.84%) LAN

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (50.00%) Apache
2 14 (36.84%) nginx
3 11 (28.95%) Confluence
3 11 (28.95%) MediaWiki
4 3 (7.89%) Drupal
4 3 (7.89%) Moodle
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Magento
1 3 (7.89%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) Firewall
2 21 (55.26%) VPN
3 16 (42.11%) LDAP
4 14 (36.84%) LAN
4 14 (36.84%) WAN
5 13 (34.21%) Network Security
6 11 (28.95%) IPsec
6 11 (28.95%) IPv6
6 11 (28.95%) OSPF
6 11 (28.95%) BGP
6 11 (28.95%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) MySQL
2 14 (36.84%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
3 14 (36.84%) Subversion
4 13 (34.21%) Hudson
5 11 (28.95%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.63%) TestNG
6 1 (2.63%) EasyMock
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Mockito
6 1 (2.63%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (36.84%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (36.84%) Administrator
4 12 (31.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 12 (31.58%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) LAMP
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (7.89%) Spring
3 3 (7.89%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) WSDL
4 1 (2.63%) XML-RPC
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Wiki
2 3 (7.89%) VLE
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (97.37%) Linux
2 32 (84.21%) Debian
3 23 (60.53%) CentOS
4 12 (31.58%) Windows
5 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.89%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (7.89%) Fedora
7 3 (7.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) DevOps
2 25 (65.79%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (34.21%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (34.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.95%) Data Modelling
6 10 (26.32%) Build Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) OO
8 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) PHP
2 26 (68.42%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) Bash Shell
3 24 (63.16%) Ruby
4 23 (60.53%) Perl
5 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) PHP5
7 2 (5.26%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (52.63%) XenServer
3 17 (44.74%) Samba
4 16 (42.11%) Postfix
5 5 (13.16%) NFS
6 3 (7.89%) Sendmail
6 3 (7.89%) KVM
6 3 (7.89%) Xen
7 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) Puppet
2 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
3 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (26.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) Red Hat
2 30 (78.95%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Zend
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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