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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 135 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 15 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.89% 0.090%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 4.06% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 1
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£300 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £381 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -
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
708 689 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.17% 21.79% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 392 198
Average daily rate £350 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 81 82
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +6 8 £300 - 2
Dorset - 5 £450 -
Bristol -28 1 £320 -20.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 £175 - 2
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
3 15 (57.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (53.85%) Puppet
4 14 (53.85%) CentOS
5 13 (50.00%) Apache
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 10 (38.46%) DevOps
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
8 8 (30.77%) UNIX
8 8 (30.77%) Firewall
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 8 (30.77%) Debian
8 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (26.92%) JIRA
9 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
9 7 (26.92%) iptables
10 6 (23.08%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) Samba
10 6 (23.08%) IIS
10 6 (23.08%) Hudson
10 6 (23.08%) Postfix
10 6 (23.08%) nginx
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
11 5 (19.23%) Wiki
11 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (50.00%) Apache
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) nginx
3 3 (11.54%) Confluence
3 3 (11.54%) MediaWiki
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) MQTT
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (26.92%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (23.08%) Hudson
4 3 (11.54%) Subversion
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) JSON
1 2 (7.69%) HTML5
1 2 (7.69%) CSS3
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Wiki
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (53.85%) CentOS
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) UNIX
5 8 (30.77%) Debian
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Solaris
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Build Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
5 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
2 4 (15.38%) PHP
2 4 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) iptables
3 6 (23.08%) Samba
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (19.23%) Nagios
3 4 (15.38%) Ganglia
3 4 (15.38%) Ansible
4 3 (11.54%) Salt
4 3 (11.54%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.85%) Zenoss
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
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