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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 473 467 544
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +77
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 133 125 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.04% 1.04% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 74 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £264 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% -24.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £150.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+837.50% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00

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
12736 12048 12244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 22.81% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7350 6771 6280
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1120 1016 1193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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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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 +6 129 £400 +56.09% 67
London +20 80 £400 +58.41% 41
South West -3 21 £400 +33.33% 2
Bristol 0 19 £400 - 1
City of London +25 18 £450 +100.00% 7
Yorkshire -2 12 £220 +76.00% 6
Leeds +5 11 £215 +72.00% 3
West Yorkshire +3 11 £215 +72.00% 4
South East -17 6 £325 -27.77% 9
East of England -36 5 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -3 4 - - 2
Cambridge -10 3 - - 2
Hampshire -4 2 £475 +5.55% 3
Wales -22 2 £363 +11.53%
Surrey - 2 - -
Sheffield +4 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
Swindon -5 1 £300 -
Brighton -10 1 £250 +13.63%
Cardiff -10 1 £300 -7.69%
Scotland -12 1 - -
South Wales -13 1 £300 -7.69%
Wiltshire -14 1 £300 -
East Sussex -14 1 £250 +13.63%
Southampton - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Somerset - 1 £325 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 3

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 245 (86.88%) Linux
2 162 (57.45%) CentOS
3 137 (48.58%) Puppet
4 136 (48.23%) DevOps
5 120 (42.55%) Red Hat
6 118 (41.84%) Python
7 106 (37.59%) Java
8 104 (36.88%) VMware
9 91 (32.27%) Bash Shell
9 91 (32.27%) Git (software)
10 89 (31.56%) Ruby
11 87 (30.85%) Apache
12 81 (28.72%) Jenkins
13 80 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (25.53%) Opscode Chef
15 71 (25.18%) MySQL
16 69 (24.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 68 (24.11%) Perl
17 68 (24.11%) Debian
18 67 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (23.05%) PHP
20 63 (22.34%) Continuous Integration
21 60 (21.28%) Windows
22 53 (18.79%) LAMP
23 50 (17.73%) Splunk
23 50 (17.73%) Firewall
24 48 (17.02%) PostgreSQL
25 47 (16.67%) SQL
26 44 (15.60%) ZABBIX
27 43 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 87 (30.85%) Apache
2 38 (13.48%) nginx
3 23 (8.16%) OpenStack
4 17 (6.03%) Confluence
5 13 (4.61%) MediaWiki
5 13 (4.61%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.84%) IIS
7 6 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.77%) Node.js
8 5 (1.77%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.77%) Drupal
8 5 (1.77%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.06%) Moodle
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Magento
1 3 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.42%) Joyent
5 3 (1.06%) SaaS
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.73%) Firewall
2 42 (14.89%) LDAP
3 36 (12.77%) SAN
4 31 (10.99%) VPN
5 27 (9.57%) WAN
6 26 (9.22%) LAN
7 18 (6.38%) HTTP
7 18 (6.38%) Internet
7 18 (6.38%) iSCSI
8 16 (5.67%) Network Security
8 16 (5.67%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.32%) DNS
10 14 (4.96%) OSPF
10 14 (4.96%) BGP
11 13 (4.61%) EIGRP
11 13 (4.61%) IPv6
11 13 (4.61%) IPsec
12 8 (2.84%) VLAN
12 8 (2.84%) DHCP
13 5 (1.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (25.18%) MySQL
2 48 (17.02%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (12.41%) MongoDB
4 29 (10.28%) NoSQL
5 19 (6.74%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.55%) Redis
8 6 (2.13%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.77%) Big Data
9 5 (1.77%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.42%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.06%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.35%) Riak
12 1 (0.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 91 (32.27%) Git (software)
2 81 (28.72%) Jenkins
3 36 (12.77%) Maven
4 27 (9.57%) Subversion
5 26 (9.22%) Hudson
6 24 (8.51%) JIRA
7 6 (2.13%) Selenium
8 5 (1.77%) JUnit
9 4 (1.42%) Ant
9 4 (1.42%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.42%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.42%) Behat
9 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.06%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.06%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.06%) TestNG
10 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.06%) JMeter
11 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.71%) jMock
General
1 11 (3.90%) Games
2 8 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (2.13%) Finance
4 3 (1.06%) Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Retail
5 2 (0.71%) Advertising
5 2 (0.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Billing
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (30.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (19.15%) Administrator
3 53 (18.79%) Systems Administrator
4 51 (18.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 50 (17.73%) Linux Engineer
6 41 (14.54%) Developer
7 29 (10.28%) Linux Administrator
8 28 (9.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 26 (9.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.61%) Python Developer
12 12 (4.26%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.55%) Analyst
14 10 (3.55%) Java Developer
15 9 (3.19%) Software Engineer
15 9 (3.19%) DevOps Administrator
16 8 (2.84%) Consultant
17 7 (2.48%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.79%) LAMP
2 21 (7.45%) Web Services
3 20 (7.09%) XML
3 20 (7.09%) MCollective
4 16 (5.67%) CSS
5 15 (5.32%) JSON
5 15 (5.32%) jQuery
5 15 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (3.55%) HTML
7 9 (3.19%) Spring
7 9 (3.19%) Twisted
7 9 (3.19%) RESTful
8 8 (2.84%) REST
8 8 (2.84%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (2.48%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (2.48%) .NET
9 7 (2.48%) J2EE
10 6 (2.13%) Django
11 5 (1.77%) SOAP
11 5 (1.77%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.54%) Open Source
2 18 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.61%) Wiki
3 13 (4.61%) NHS
4 8 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.84%) Replication
5 6 (2.13%) Online Games
6 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.06%) New Media
7 3 (1.06%) Clustering
7 3 (1.06%) VLE
7 3 (1.06%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.71%) STB
8 2 (0.71%) iSeries
8 2 (0.71%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 245 (86.88%) Linux
2 162 (57.45%) CentOS
3 69 (24.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 68 (24.11%) Debian
5 60 (21.28%) Windows
6 43 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (13.48%) UNIX
8 31 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (7.80%) Windows XP
10 19 (6.74%) Solaris
11 8 (2.84%) AIX
12 7 (2.48%) Fedora
13 6 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.77%) SmartOS
15 4 (1.42%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.71%) SUSE
17 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
17 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (48.23%) DevOps
2 80 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.34%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (13.48%) Build Automation
5 37 (13.12%) Configuration Management
6 32 (11.35%) Load Balancing
7 31 (10.99%) Service Management
7 31 (10.99%) Workflow
7 31 (10.99%) Scrum
8 22 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (7.80%) ITIL
8 22 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (6.03%) Incident Management
9 17 (6.03%) Kanban
10 14 (4.96%) OO
10 14 (4.96%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.61%) TDD
12 10 (3.55%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (41.84%) Python
2 106 (37.59%) Java
3 91 (32.27%) Bash Shell
4 89 (31.56%) Ruby
5 68 (24.11%) Perl
6 65 (23.05%) PHP
7 47 (16.67%) SQL
8 38 (13.48%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.74%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.42%) C
12 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.06%) Korn
12 3 (1.06%) PHP5
12 3 (1.06%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.71%) C++
14 1 (0.35%) VB
14 1 (0.35%) Erlang
14 1 (0.35%) Groovy
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.19%) CCNA
4 6 (2.13%) Degree
5 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) LPIC
6 2 (0.71%) RHCE
7 1 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.35%) RHCT
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.96%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (11.70%) XenServer
3 28 (9.93%) Postfix
4 27 (9.57%) Samba
5 22 (7.80%) NFS
6 21 (7.45%) VMware Server
7 19 (6.74%) Active Directory
8 17 (6.03%) vCloud
9 15 (5.32%) Sendmail
10 14 (4.96%) Docker
11 13 (4.61%) Squid
12 9 (3.19%) KVM
13 5 (1.77%) Hyper-V
14 4 (1.42%) Xen
15 3 (1.06%) Dovecot
16 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
17 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.35%) vSphere
17 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 137 (48.58%) Puppet
2 72 (25.53%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (15.60%) ZABBIX
4 38 (13.48%) Nagios
5 26 (9.22%) Salt
6 18 (6.38%) Zenoss
7 16 (5.67%) Kibana
8 13 (4.61%) Graylog2
9 12 (4.26%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (2.48%) Ansible
11 7 (2.48%) logstash
12 5 (1.77%) Capistrano
13 4 (1.42%) CFEngine
13 4 (1.42%) Cacti
14 3 (1.06%) Ganglia
15 2 (0.71%) YUM
15 2 (0.71%) SCCM
16 1 (0.35%) SCOM
16 1 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 120 (42.55%) Red Hat
2 104 (36.88%) VMware
3 50 (17.73%) Splunk
4 25 (8.87%) Oracle
5 23 (8.16%) Citrix
6 14 (4.96%) HP
7 13 (4.61%) Perforce
8 11 (3.90%) NetApp
8 11 (3.90%) Cisco
9 7 (2.48%) JBoss
9 7 (2.48%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.13%) SaltStack
10 6 (2.13%) Google
11 5 (1.77%) Zend
11 5 (1.77%) Dell
12 4 (1.42%) EMC
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.71%) New Relic
14 1 (0.35%) Facebook
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