The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 436 462 512
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +50
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 163 133 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.089%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% 1.11% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 85 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £530 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.08% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.30 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
11753 12020 10230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.04% 22.71% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6811 6849 5515
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 1030 962
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
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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
England +5 161 £375 - 77
London +35 86 £450 +12.50% 36
West Midlands +10 20 £350 - 7
Birmingham +11 19 £350 - 6
Leeds -21 18 £225 +21.62%
West Yorkshire -25 18 £225 +21.62%
Yorkshire -34 18 £225 +21.62% 1
City of London +12 11 £425 +6.25% 10
South West +10 11 £375 -11.76% 10
South East -16 10 £350 -12.50% 16
East Midlands - 10 £475 -
Bristol +4 7 £375 -11.76% 5
Croydon - 7 £438 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £475 -
North West -14 5 £475 - 6
East Sussex - 4 - - 4
Lancashire - 4 £475 -
Brighton - 4 - - 4
Burnley - 4 £475 -
East of England +3 3 £250 -24.24% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 £475 -
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Somerset +15 2 £250 -39.39% 5
Bath +3 2 £250 -39.39%
Cambridge 0 2 £250 -24.24% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £250 -24.24% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £438 -
West Sussex - 2 - -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 294 (87.50%) Linux
2 175 (52.08%) CentOS
3 159 (47.32%) Puppet
4 152 (45.24%) DevOps
5 149 (44.35%) Python
6 130 (38.69%) Git (software)
7 121 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (34.82%) Bash Shell
9 116 (34.52%) Jenkins
9 116 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (33.63%) MySQL
11 112 (33.33%) VMware
12 107 (31.85%) Red Hat
13 106 (31.55%) Ruby
14 102 (30.36%) Perl
15 96 (28.57%) Windows
16 94 (27.98%) Opscode Chef
17 92 (27.38%) Java
18 89 (26.49%) Apache
18 89 (26.49%) PostgreSQL
19 82 (24.40%) MongoDB
20 74 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
20 74 (22.02%) Scrum
21 67 (19.94%) Security Cleared
22 65 (19.35%) Firewall
23 64 (19.05%) ZABBIX
24 63 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 62 (18.45%) UNIX
26 61 (18.15%) Debian
27 60 (17.86%) nginx

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 89 (26.49%) Apache
2 60 (17.86%) nginx
3 36 (10.71%) Confluence
4 34 (10.12%) Node.js
5 29 (8.63%) JBoss
6 27 (8.04%) Tomcat
7 24 (7.14%) OpenStack
8 15 (4.46%) MediaWiki
9 14 (4.17%) Mule ESB
10 13 (3.87%) IIS
11 10 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (2.68%) MS Exchange
13 8 (2.38%) SharePoint
13 8 (2.38%) Jetty
14 7 (2.08%) Drupal
14 7 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (1.79%) WebLogic
16 5 (1.49%) Alfresco
16 5 (1.49%) GlassFish
16 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (3.27%) MS Office
1 11 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 74 (22.02%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.14%) PaaS
3 12 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.27%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (2.08%) GitHub
6 7 (2.08%) Heroku
6 7 (2.08%) Engine Yard
6 7 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.79%) IaaS
8 5 (1.49%) SaaS
8 5 (1.49%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.30%) Route 53
9 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.30%) Office 365
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 65 (19.35%) Firewall
2 42 (12.50%) LDAP
3 41 (12.20%) VPN
4 33 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.63%) DNS
6 27 (8.04%) LAN
7 20 (5.95%) SSL
8 19 (5.65%) WAN
9 17 (5.06%) Network Security
9 17 (5.06%) SAN
10 15 (4.46%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.87%) VLAN
11 13 (3.87%) HTTP
12 12 (3.57%) IPsec
12 12 (3.57%) OSPF
12 12 (3.57%) BGP
13 11 (3.27%) IPv6
13 11 (3.27%) EIGRP
14 9 (2.68%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (2.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (33.63%) MySQL
2 89 (26.49%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (24.40%) MongoDB
4 44 (13.10%) SQL Server
4 44 (13.10%) NoSQL
5 33 (9.82%) Redis
6 27 (8.04%) Relational Database
7 24 (7.14%) Hadoop
8 21 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (3.87%) MariaDB
10 12 (3.57%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.08%) HBase
11 7 (2.08%) Big Data
12 5 (1.49%) Riak
13 4 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
13 4 (1.19%) Infinispan
14 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 130 (38.69%) Git (software)
2 116 (34.52%) Jenkins
3 53 (15.77%) Subversion
4 52 (15.48%) Maven
5 38 (11.31%) JIRA
6 30 (8.93%) Selenium
7 26 (7.74%) Artifactory
8 23 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (6.55%) Hudson
10 21 (6.25%) Gerrit
11 19 (5.65%) SonarQube
12 11 (3.27%) Mercurial
13 9 (2.68%) Gradle
14 8 (2.38%) JMeter
14 8 (2.38%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.08%) IntelliJ
15 7 (2.08%) JUnit
15 7 (2.08%) Spock
15 7 (2.08%) Geb
16 6 (1.79%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (2.68%) Marketing
1 9 (2.68%) Retail
1 9 (2.68%) Games
2 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.08%) Finance
3 5 (1.49%) Advertising
4 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.60%) Law
4 2 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.30%) French Language
5 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 100 (29.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (18.15%) Developer
3 50 (14.88%) Administrator
4 40 (11.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.93%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (7.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 25 (7.44%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
9 20 (5.95%) Python Developer
10 17 (5.06%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.17%) Linux Support
12 11 (3.27%) Linux Support Engineer
12 11 (3.27%) Architect
12 11 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.98%) Technical Support
13 10 (2.98%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.98%) Consultant
13 10 (2.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.68%) Java Developer
14 9 (2.68%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.99%) Web Services
2 29 (8.63%) LAMP
3 26 (7.74%) .NET
4 25 (7.44%) RabbitMQ
4 25 (7.44%) Django
5 23 (6.85%) RESTful
6 22 (6.55%) HTML
6 22 (6.55%) CSS
7 19 (5.65%) Flask
8 18 (5.36%) jQuery
9 17 (5.06%) HTML5
9 17 (5.06%) MCollective
10 13 (3.87%) CSS3
10 13 (3.87%) J2EE
10 13 (3.87%) Spring
11 12 (3.57%) Apache Camel
12 11 (3.27%) JAX-RS
13 10 (2.98%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.98%) AngularJS
14 8 (2.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.23%) Clustering
2 23 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.06%) Wiki
4 13 (3.87%) NHS
5 12 (3.57%) Device Driver
5 12 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.27%) Smartcard
6 11 (3.27%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.68%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.38%) Online Games
10 7 (2.08%) Replication
11 6 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.49%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.49%) W3C
13 4 (1.19%) Tandem
14 3 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 294 (87.50%) Linux
2 175 (52.08%) CentOS
3 96 (28.57%) Windows
4 63 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (18.45%) UNIX
6 61 (18.15%) Debian
7 39 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (4.17%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.57%) SUSE
10 12 (3.57%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.68%) Mac OS X Server
12 6 (1.79%) Fedora
13 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.19%) Solaris
15 3 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.89%) HPUX
15 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (45.24%) DevOps
2 121 (36.01%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (22.02%) Scrum
5 56 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 43 (12.80%) Load Balancing
6 43 (12.80%) ITIL
7 41 (12.20%) Open Source
8 36 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (10.71%) MVC
9 35 (10.42%) TDD
10 33 (9.82%) Service Management
11 32 (9.52%) Build Automation
12 29 (8.63%) Workflow
13 25 (7.44%) BDD
13 25 (7.44%) Microservices
14 23 (6.85%) SOA
15 22 (6.55%) Mentoring
15 22 (6.55%) Automated Testing
16 16 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 149 (44.35%) Python
2 117 (34.82%) Bash Shell
3 106 (31.55%) Ruby
4 102 (30.36%) Perl
5 92 (27.38%) Java
6 59 (17.56%) PHP
7 53 (15.77%) SQL
8 35 (10.42%) Shell Script
9 30 (8.93%) JavaScript
10 22 (6.55%) C#
11 14 (4.17%) Scala
11 14 (4.17%) Korn
12 9 (2.68%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.08%) Groovy
13 7 (2.08%) C
14 6 (1.79%) Go
15 5 (1.49%) VBScript
16 3 (0.89%) F#
16 3 (0.89%) C++
17 1 (0.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 67 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 50 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.06%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.57%) Degree
5 10 (2.98%) CCNA
5 10 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) RHCE
7 2 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.36%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (13.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (10.42%) Docker
4 27 (8.04%) Samba
5 24 (7.14%) Postfix
6 23 (6.85%) vCloud
7 16 (4.76%) iptables
8 14 (4.17%) NFS
9 12 (3.57%) XenServer
9 12 (3.57%) Hyper-V
10 10 (2.98%) Varnish
11 8 (2.38%) Xen
12 7 (2.08%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.79%) Sendmail
14 5 (1.49%) Squid
14 5 (1.49%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.89%) vSphere
15 3 (0.89%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 159 (47.32%) Puppet
2 94 (27.98%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (19.05%) ZABBIX
4 58 (17.26%) Ansible
5 50 (14.88%) Nagios
6 37 (11.01%) Salt
7 27 (8.04%) HAProxy
8 22 (6.55%) Kibana
9 20 (5.95%) logstash
10 15 (4.46%) Rundeck
11 14 (4.17%) Cobbler
11 14 (4.17%) Zenoss
12 13 (3.87%) Vagrant
13 12 (3.57%) Graphite
14 11 (3.27%) WSUS
15 7 (2.08%) OVSD
16 6 (1.79%) Graylog
16 6 (1.79%) Cacti
17 5 (1.49%) Munin
17 5 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 112 (33.33%) VMware
2 107 (31.85%) Red Hat
3 44 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 41 (12.20%) Cisco
5 38 (11.31%) Splunk
6 34 (10.12%) Oracle
7 21 (6.25%) HP
8 19 (5.65%) Citrix
9 15 (4.46%) Google
9 15 (4.46%) NetApp
10 9 (2.68%) Pega
10 9 (2.68%) F5
10 9 (2.68%) Apple
11 7 (2.08%) Dell
12 6 (1.79%) Perforce
12 6 (1.79%) Percona
12 6 (1.79%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.49%) Zend
13 5 (1.49%) Twitter
13 5 (1.49%) Akamai
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South East London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago