The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 460 463 482
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 197 165 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 1.36% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 110 80
Median daily rate £450 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £534 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £255
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +37.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +82.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +90.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12485 12096 11956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.89% 22.23% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7807 6992 6818
Median daily rate £390 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 1004 1043
Median hourly rate £16.51 £16.50 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.04% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.85 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 192 £450 +20.00% 78
London +14 107 £500 +11.11% 46
South East +19 45 £400 +14.28% 9
Yorkshire +8 18 £450 +100.00% 6
West Yorkshire -3 16 £438 +94.44% 4
Berkshire +4 14 £375 +7.14% 5
City of London +38 12 £463 +20.91% 15
Leeds -7 12 £463 +105.55% 1
Reading +6 10 £375 +20.96% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £500 +26.58%
East of England +12 7 £438 +75.00% 2
East Sussex +8 7 £400 -
Brighton +4 7 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £469 +87.50% 2
Milton Keynes +9 6 £500 -
East Midlands +8 6 £275 -42.10% 2
Croydon -12 6 £480 +9.71%
Surrey - 6 £425 - 1
North West -12 5 £475 - 3
Kent - 4 £450 -
Northamptonshire +4 3 £488 -
Cambridge +2 3 £438 +75.00% 2
Northampton 0 3 £488 -
West Midlands -28 3 - - 7
Maidenhead - 3 £370 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £350 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £275 - 1
Hampshire -2 2 £363 - 2
Manchester -14 2 £488 - 2
Guildford - 2 £418 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 380 (100.00%) Linux
2 225 (59.21%) CentOS
3 216 (56.84%) DevOps
4 199 (52.37%) Puppet
5 182 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
6 157 (41.32%) Jenkins
7 154 (40.53%) Git (software)
8 153 (40.26%) Bash Shell
9 137 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
10 130 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 130 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (33.16%) VMware
11 126 (33.16%) Configuration Management
12 124 (32.63%) Red Hat
13 122 (32.11%) Python
14 121 (31.84%) Ansible
15 120 (31.58%) Java
16 114 (30.00%) Ruby
17 97 (25.53%) Windows
18 88 (23.16%) MySQL
19 87 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
20 84 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (21.05%) Security Cleared
22 72 (18.95%) Apache
22 72 (18.95%) Scrum
23 70 (18.42%) Docker
24 69 (18.16%) SC Cleared
25 67 (17.63%) Continuous Delivery
26 64 (16.84%) DNS
27 62 (16.32%) Perl

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills 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 72 (18.95%) Apache
2 54 (14.21%) OpenStack
3 45 (11.84%) Confluence
4 41 (10.79%) Tomcat
5 38 (10.00%) nginx
6 27 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (5.26%) Node.js
8 17 (4.47%) JBoss
9 9 (2.37%) Jetty
10 7 (1.84%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.84%) Mule ESB
10 7 (1.84%) WordPress
11 5 (1.32%) CMS
11 5 (1.32%) IIS
11 5 (1.32%) SAS
12 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.79%) Gunicorn
12 3 (0.79%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.79%) uWSGI
13 2 (0.53%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 137 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.58%) GitHub
3 14 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.58%) PaaS
6 5 (1.32%) Office 365
7 4 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.05%) Heroku
7 4 (1.05%) SaaS
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.79%) Engine Yard
8 3 (0.79%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.79%) IaaS
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.84%) DNS
2 36 (9.47%) VPN
3 30 (7.89%) DHCP
4 24 (6.32%) HTTP
5 20 (5.26%) Firewall
6 19 (5.00%) SMTP
7 17 (4.47%) IPsec
7 17 (4.47%) TCP/IP
8 16 (4.21%) iSCSI
9 12 (3.16%) LDAP
10 11 (2.89%) BGP
10 11 (2.89%) FTP
10 11 (2.89%) IMAP
10 11 (2.89%) IPv6
10 11 (2.89%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (2.63%) SAN
12 9 (2.37%) SSL
13 8 (2.11%) DMZ
14 7 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.84%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (23.16%) MySQL
2 53 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 41 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (7.37%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.32%) Redis
6 23 (6.05%) Hadoop
7 16 (4.21%) Big Data
8 15 (3.95%) HBase
9 11 (2.89%) MariaDB
10 9 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.58%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.32%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.05%) SQL Server
14 3 (0.79%) DB2
14 3 (0.79%) Infinispan
14 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 1 (0.26%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 157 (41.32%) Jenkins
2 154 (40.53%) Git (software)
3 57 (15.00%) JIRA
4 53 (13.95%) Maven
5 25 (6.58%) Cucumber
6 24 (6.32%) SonarQube
7 23 (6.05%) Selenium
8 19 (5.00%) Hudson
9 16 (4.21%) Appium
9 16 (4.21%) Mocha
10 14 (3.68%) Vagrant
11 13 (3.42%) Gerrit
12 12 (3.16%) IntelliJ
12 12 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (3.16%) Subversion
13 11 (2.89%) Artifactory
13 11 (2.89%) Geb
13 11 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (2.89%) Spock
13 11 (2.89%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (5.26%) Publishing
2 16 (4.21%) Marketing
3 8 (2.11%) Finance
4 7 (1.84%) Retail
5 6 (1.58%) Games
6 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.05%) Back Office
7 4 (1.05%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 167 (43.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (21.58%) Linux Engineer
3 68 (17.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 57 (15.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 45 (11.84%) AWS Engineer
6 42 (11.05%) Developer
7 39 (10.26%) Operations Engineer
8 38 (10.00%) Administrator
9 31 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (6.84%) Consultant
11 24 (6.32%) Linux Administrator
12 23 (6.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 23 (6.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.47%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (3.95%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.95%) Support Engineer
15 12 (3.16%) PHP Developer
15 12 (3.16%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 10 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
17 9 (2.37%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.26%) Web Services
2 41 (10.79%) RESTful
3 32 (8.42%) CSS
3 32 (8.42%) LAMP
4 29 (7.63%) MCollective
5 28 (7.37%) ELK Stack
6 21 (5.53%) HTML
6 21 (5.53%) jQuery
7 20 (5.26%) XML
8 17 (4.47%) LAPP Stack
8 17 (4.47%) LEMP Stack
8 17 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (4.21%) Chai
9 16 (4.21%) Sensu
9 16 (4.21%) Spring
10 15 (3.95%) .NET
10 15 (3.95%) Spring Boot
11 14 (3.68%) Apache Camel
12 12 (3.16%) Grails
13 11 (2.89%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.79%) Public Cloud
2 12 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.11%) PKI
5 7 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.58%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.58%) NHS
6 6 (1.58%) Online Games
6 6 (1.58%) User Experience
7 4 (1.05%) Blog
7 4 (1.05%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.79%) CESG
8 3 (0.79%) Clustering
8 3 (0.79%) CMDB
8 3 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 380 (100.00%) Linux
2 225 (59.21%) CentOS
3 130 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 97 (25.53%) Windows
5 47 (12.37%) Unix
6 42 (11.05%) Debian
7 40 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 23 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.42%) Fedora
10 13 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.89%) SUSE
11 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.37%) Android
13 7 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.84%) Solaris
13 7 (1.84%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.58%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.32%) AIX
15 5 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (56.84%) DevOps
2 182 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (33.16%) Configuration Management
5 72 (18.95%) Scrum
6 67 (17.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 48 (12.63%) Build Automation
8 42 (11.05%) Open Source
9 27 (7.11%) Workflow
10 25 (6.58%) TDD
11 21 (5.53%) Web Operations
12 20 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 18 (4.74%) ITIL
13 18 (4.74%) Load Balancing
14 16 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.21%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.21%) High Availability
15 15 (3.95%) Security Hardening
15 15 (3.95%) Web Development
16 14 (3.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (40.26%) Bash Shell
2 122 (32.11%) Python
3 120 (31.58%) Java
4 114 (30.00%) Ruby
5 62 (16.32%) Perl
6 46 (12.11%) PHP
7 40 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 24 (6.32%) Shell Script
9 21 (5.53%) C
10 20 (5.26%) C++
11 17 (4.47%) PowerShell
12 16 (4.21%) SQL
13 15 (3.95%) C#
14 13 (3.42%) Groovy
15 12 (3.16%) VBScript
16 11 (2.89%) VB
17 10 (2.63%) Scala
18 9 (2.37%) Korn
19 4 (1.05%) Go
20 2 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 80 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 69 (18.16%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.53%) Degree
4 10 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.58%) MCSA
6 6 (1.58%) MCSD
6 6 (1.58%) MCSE
6 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.32%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.53%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) CCDA
8 2 (0.53%) CCIE
8 2 (0.53%) CCNA
8 2 (0.53%) CCNP
8 2 (0.53%) CEH
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) RHCT
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (1.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 84 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (18.42%) Docker
3 31 (8.16%) Active Directory
4 29 (7.63%) Hyper-V
5 25 (6.58%) vSphere
6 19 (5.00%) NFS
7 12 (3.16%) KVM
8 10 (2.63%) Squid
8 10 (2.63%) vCloud
9 9 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.11%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.84%) iptables
12 6 (1.58%) Sendmail
13 5 (1.32%) Dovecot
13 5 (1.32%) LXC
14 4 (1.05%) Postfix
14 4 (1.05%) SpamAssassin
15 2 (0.53%) Varnish
15 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.26%) qmail
Systems Management
1 199 (52.37%) Puppet
2 121 (31.84%) Ansible
3 87 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (13.16%) Nagios
5 42 (11.05%) ZABBIX
6 39 (10.26%) logstash
7 28 (7.37%) HAProxy
8 23 (6.05%) Terraform
9 20 (5.26%) Salt
10 18 (4.74%) Cacti
11 17 (4.47%) Graphite
11 17 (4.47%) Kibana
12 11 (2.89%) OVSD
12 11 (2.89%) Rundeck
13 10 (2.63%) SCOM
14 9 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (2.11%) Capistrano
15 8 (2.11%) OpenNebula
15 8 (2.11%) SCCM
16 7 (1.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 126 (33.16%) VMware
2 124 (32.63%) Red Hat
3 44 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.11%) Atlassian
5 21 (5.53%) Google
6 15 (3.95%) HP
7 13 (3.42%) Oracle
8 10 (2.63%) Splunk
9 9 (2.37%) Cisco
10 8 (2.11%) Black Duck
10 8 (2.11%) Sonatype
10 8 (2.11%) Veracode
11 7 (1.84%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.58%) hybris
13 4 (1.05%) Adobe
13 4 (1.05%) BMC
13 4 (1.05%) New Relic
13 4 (1.05%) Percona
13 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.05%) WSO2
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