The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 459 438 506
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +68
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 145 127 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 1.11% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £253 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.41% -23.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £125 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £335
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +8 138 £400 +58.41% 79
London -3 55 £450 +78.21% 44
Yorkshire +19 37 £185 +48.00% 9
West Yorkshire +24 32 £185 +48.00% 5
Leeds +23 30 £180 +44.00% 5
South West -1 30 £400 +33.33% 5
Bristol - 26 £400 - 2
City of London +2 8 £500 +86.91% 14
Cambridgeshire -13 7 £335 -4.28% 1
South East -30 7 £330 -17.50% 13
East of England -38 7 £335 -10.66% 7
Cambridge -2 6 £335 -4.28% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 3
Scotland - 4 £350 - 5
Wales -25 3 £275 -
Hampshire -12 2 £315 -30.00% 2
South Wales -25 2 £275 -
Somerset - 2 £369 - 2
Sheffield -1 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire -2 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire -2 1 £183 -49.65% 1
Cardiff -12 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 - 1
Bath - 1 £413 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bridgwater - - - - 1

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 237 (87.13%) Linux
2 126 (46.32%) CentOS
2 126 (46.32%) Puppet
3 112 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 106 (38.97%) DevOps
5 100 (36.76%) Python
6 99 (36.40%) Java
7 97 (35.66%) VMware
8 88 (32.35%) Apache
9 80 (29.41%) MySQL
9 80 (29.41%) Bash Shell
10 78 (28.68%) Ruby
11 75 (27.57%) Debian
11 75 (27.57%) Windows
12 70 (25.74%) Git (software)
13 68 (25.00%) PHP
14 64 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 64 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 63 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
16 61 (22.43%) Perl
17 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
18 53 (19.49%) LAMP
19 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (17.65%) Splunk
21 45 (16.54%) SQL
21 45 (16.54%) Nagios
22 43 (15.81%) Firewall
22 43 (15.81%) nginx
23 42 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
24 40 (14.71%) PostgreSQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 88 (32.35%) Apache
2 43 (15.81%) nginx
3 20 (7.35%) Confluence
4 17 (6.25%) OpenStack
5 13 (4.78%) WordPress
6 12 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.41%) MediaWiki
7 10 (3.68%) IIS
8 6 (2.21%) Drupal
9 5 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.84%) Node.js
10 4 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.47%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.10%) LiveCycle
11 3 (1.10%) Moodle
12 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Magento
2 3 (1.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.47%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (1.47%) Joyent
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.37%) Route 53
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.81%) Firewall
2 38 (13.97%) LDAP
3 30 (11.03%) SAN
4 29 (10.66%) VPN
5 22 (8.09%) DNS
6 18 (6.62%) LAN
7 17 (6.25%) WAN
7 17 (6.25%) HTTP
7 17 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 16 (5.88%) Network Security
8 16 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.78%) OSPF
9 13 (4.78%) BGP
10 12 (4.41%) EIGRP
10 12 (4.41%) Internet
10 12 (4.41%) IPsec
10 12 (4.41%) IPv6
11 9 (3.31%) DHCP
12 6 (2.21%) SMTP
12 6 (2.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (29.41%) MySQL
2 40 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (10.29%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.41%) Hadoop
6 12 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.57%) Redis
9 6 (2.21%) Big Data
10 3 (1.10%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.10%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.74%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 70 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
3 36 (13.24%) JIRA
4 24 (8.82%) Subversion
5 20 (7.35%) Maven
6 15 (5.51%) Hudson
7 10 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.47%) JUnit
9 3 (1.10%) JMeter
9 3 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.74%) jMock
10 2 (0.74%) FishEye
10 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.37%) Behat
11 1 (0.37%) Grunt
11 1 (0.37%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.37%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.37%) TestNG
General
1 10 (3.68%) Games
2 8 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.84%) Finance
4 4 (1.47%) Advertising
5 2 (0.74%) Publishing
5 2 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (24.63%) Administrator
3 65 (23.90%) Systems Administrator
4 48 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 40 (14.71%) Developer
6 39 (14.34%) Linux Administrator
7 38 (13.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 19 (6.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.78%) Analyst
12 11 (4.04%) LAMP Developer
13 9 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.31%) Linux Support
14 8 (2.94%) Python Developer
14 8 (2.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
14 8 (2.94%) Architect
15 7 (2.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (19.49%) LAMP
2 29 (10.66%) Web Services
3 25 (9.19%) CSS
4 20 (7.35%) jQuery
5 19 (6.99%) HTML
6 17 (6.25%) XML
7 15 (5.51%) .NET
8 14 (5.15%) Ajax
8 14 (5.15%) JSON
9 12 (4.41%) MCollective
10 11 (4.04%) XHTML
11 9 (3.31%) RESTful
11 9 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (2.21%) Spring
13 6 (2.21%) Twisted
13 6 (2.21%) REST
14 5 (1.84%) SOAP
15 4 (1.47%) J2EE
15 4 (1.47%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.40%) Open Source
2 14 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.41%) Wiki
3 12 (4.41%) NHS
4 9 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.57%) Online Games
6 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.10%) New Media
7 3 (1.10%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.10%) VLE
8 2 (0.74%) STB
8 2 (0.74%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) iSeries
9 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 237 (87.13%) Linux
2 126 (46.32%) CentOS
3 75 (27.57%) Windows
3 75 (27.57%) Debian
4 64 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (13.60%) UNIX
7 33 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (7.72%) Windows XP
9 17 (6.25%) Solaris
10 13 (4.78%) Android
11 12 (4.41%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (2.94%) Fedora
14 6 (2.21%) AIX
15 5 (1.84%) SmartOS
15 5 (1.84%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (1.10%) SUSE
17 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (38.97%) DevOps
2 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (14.34%) Configuration Management
4 34 (12.50%) Build Automation
5 33 (12.13%) Service Management
6 28 (10.29%) Workflow
7 27 (9.93%) Scrum
8 23 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (8.09%) Capacity Planning
9 22 (8.09%) Load Balancing
10 18 (6.62%) OO
11 16 (5.88%) ITIL
11 16 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.78%) Data Modelling
13 12 (4.41%) TDD
14 11 (4.04%) Android Development
14 11 (4.04%) iOS Development
15 10 (3.68%) Kanban
15 10 (3.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.76%) Python
2 99 (36.40%) Java
3 80 (29.41%) Bash Shell
4 78 (28.68%) Ruby
5 68 (25.00%) PHP
6 61 (22.43%) Perl
7 45 (16.54%) SQL
8 34 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 17 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.88%) PHP5
11 14 (5.15%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.84%) C
13 4 (1.47%) C#
13 4 (1.47%) C++
13 4 (1.47%) Korn
14 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.74%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.37%) C-shell
16 1 (0.37%) VB
16 1 (0.37%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 23 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.94%) Degree
4 5 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) CCNA
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) RHCE
6 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.37%) LPIC
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.47%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.29%) NFS
3 26 (9.56%) Postfix
4 22 (8.09%) Active Directory
5 21 (7.72%) XenServer
5 21 (7.72%) VMware Server
6 19 (6.99%) Samba
7 16 (5.88%) Sendmail
8 13 (4.78%) Squid
9 12 (4.41%) KVM
10 10 (3.68%) vCloud
10 10 (3.68%) Hyper-V
11 8 (2.94%) Docker
12 4 (1.47%) Xen
12 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.10%) Varnish
13 3 (1.10%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 126 (46.32%) Puppet
2 63 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (16.54%) Nagios
4 37 (13.60%) ZABBIX
5 20 (7.35%) HAProxy
6 15 (5.51%) Salt
7 14 (5.15%) Zenoss
8 9 (3.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 9 (3.31%) Cacti
9 8 (2.94%) Kibana
9 8 (2.94%) Graylog2
9 8 (2.94%) Capistrano
10 6 (2.21%) Ganglia
11 4 (1.47%) CFEngine
11 4 (1.47%) Ansible
12 2 (0.74%) YUM
13 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.37%) StatsD
13 1 (0.37%) Munin
Vendors
1 112 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 97 (35.66%) VMware
3 48 (17.65%) Splunk
4 27 (9.93%) Oracle
5 18 (6.62%) Citrix
6 15 (5.51%) NetApp
7 13 (4.78%) HP
7 13 (4.78%) Rackspace
8 11 (4.04%) Cisco
9 8 (2.94%) Perforce
10 5 (1.84%) Zend
10 5 (1.84%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.84%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.84%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.47%) EMC
11 4 (1.47%) F5
12 3 (1.10%) JBoss
12 3 (1.10%) Adobe
12 3 (1.10%) Dell
13 2 (0.74%) Sitecore
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago