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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 345 495 470
Rank change year-on-year
+150 -25
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 272 87 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 67 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £485 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £500 £310
% change year-on-year
-28.50% +61.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £22.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-44.19% -37.77%

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
12684 11754 10984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.78% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6547 5795
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1061 1137
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +133 265 £425 +3.03% 65
London +113 185 £450 +10.76% 30
City of London +24 28 £400 +13.47% 9
South East -3 22 £400 -15.11% 10
Yorkshire +11 21 £225 -25.00% 3
West Yorkshire - 20 £225 - 3
Leeds - 20 £225 - 3
South West - 16 £425 - 3
East of England -10 8 £375 - 5
Bristol - 8 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £385 -
Hampshire - 7 £363 - 6
East Midlands - 7 £313 - 2
Scotland - 6 £321 -
Edinburgh - 6 £321 -
Gloucester - 6 £385 -
Cambridge - 4 £335 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £335 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £424 -
Southampton - 3 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £424 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 7
West Midlands - 3 £325 - 5
East Sussex 0 2 £383 -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £375 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £325 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 370 (91.36%) Linux
2 229 (56.54%) DevOps
3 204 (50.37%) Puppet
4 188 (46.42%) CentOS
5 157 (38.77%) Jenkins
6 149 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (36.05%) Python
8 144 (35.56%) Git (software)
9 143 (35.31%) Java
10 140 (34.57%) Bash Shell
11 135 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
12 134 (33.09%) Ruby
13 123 (30.37%) Red Hat
14 116 (28.64%) Continuous Integration
15 111 (27.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 105 (25.93%) VMware
17 99 (24.44%) Maven
18 96 (23.70%) MySQL
19 95 (23.46%) Nagios
20 93 (22.96%) MongoDB
21 85 (20.99%) Apache
22 84 (20.74%) Perl
23 81 (20.00%) PHP
24 73 (18.02%) Debian
24 73 (18.02%) Security Cleared
25 68 (16.79%) Open Source
26 67 (16.54%) UNIX
27 66 (16.30%) Windows
27 66 (16.30%) NoSQL
28 60 (14.81%) Ansible

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 85 (20.99%) Apache
2 51 (12.59%) OpenStack
3 35 (8.64%) nginx
4 25 (6.17%) Node.js
5 23 (5.68%) Tomcat
6 18 (4.44%) JBoss
7 13 (3.21%) Confluence
8 12 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (2.22%) IIS
10 7 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.73%) MediaWiki
11 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.99%) Drupal
13 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.74%) WordPress
13 3 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.74%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 24 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (9.63%) PaaS
3 15 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.96%) Heroku
5 11 (2.72%) Engine Yard
6 10 (2.47%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.73%) GitHub
8 5 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.74%) SaaS
10 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.49%) Office 365
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.25%) Route 53
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.60%) Firewall
2 43 (10.62%) TCP/IP
3 41 (10.12%) DNS
4 34 (8.40%) LDAP
5 31 (7.65%) VPN
6 29 (7.16%) HTTP
7 24 (5.93%) WAN
8 23 (5.68%) DHCP
8 23 (5.68%) Internet
8 23 (5.68%) SAN
9 22 (5.43%) LAN
10 14 (3.46%) VLAN
11 11 (2.72%) Network Security
12 10 (2.47%) SSL
12 10 (2.47%) OSPF
12 10 (2.47%) BGP
13 8 (1.98%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.98%) SMTP
13 8 (1.98%) IPsec
14 7 (1.73%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (23.70%) MySQL
2 93 (22.96%) MongoDB
3 66 (16.30%) NoSQL
4 55 (13.58%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (8.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (7.16%) Relational Database
7 25 (6.17%) Redis
8 23 (5.68%) Hadoop
9 15 (3.70%) MariaDB
9 15 (3.70%) Big Data
10 12 (2.96%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.98%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.23%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.49%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.25%) DB2
14 1 (0.25%) SimpleDB
14 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 157 (38.77%) Jenkins
2 144 (35.56%) Git (software)
3 99 (24.44%) Maven
4 46 (11.36%) Subversion
5 26 (6.42%) Hudson
6 19 (4.69%) Artifactory
7 17 (4.20%) JIRA
8 11 (2.72%) PHPUnit
9 8 (1.98%) GitLab
9 8 (1.98%) Selenium
10 5 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.23%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.23%) Behat
10 5 (1.23%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.23%) Grunt
11 4 (0.99%) Ant
11 4 (0.99%) JUnit
12 3 (0.74%) JMeter
12 3 (0.74%) TestNG
General
1 18 (4.44%) Games
2 9 (2.22%) Finance
3 5 (1.23%) Law
4 4 (0.99%) Publishing
5 3 (0.74%) Banking
5 3 (0.74%) Advertising
5 3 (0.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.49%) Electronics
6 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.49%) Retail
6 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (39.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 74 (18.27%) Developer
3 65 (16.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 64 (15.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 39 (9.63%) Administrator
6 34 (8.40%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
8 25 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
9 21 (5.19%) Analyst
10 20 (4.94%) Python Developer
11 15 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.70%) Software Developer
12 12 (2.96%) Operations Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.72%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.47%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 10 (2.47%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.37%) Web Services
2 38 (9.38%) LAMP
3 37 (9.14%) HTML
4 35 (8.64%) RabbitMQ
5 34 (8.40%) CSS
5 34 (8.40%) MCollective
6 23 (5.68%) XML
7 22 (5.43%) HTML5
8 18 (4.44%) jQuery
8 18 (4.44%) JSON
9 16 (3.95%) .NET
10 14 (3.46%) RESTful
11 11 (2.72%) Django
11 11 (2.72%) Backbone.js
11 11 (2.72%) Twisted
11 11 (2.72%) REST
11 11 (2.72%) CSS3
12 10 (2.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.47%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.79%) Open Source
2 26 (6.42%) Clustering
3 25 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.96%) Device Driver
4 12 (2.96%) Replication
5 8 (1.98%) Online Games
6 7 (1.73%) Wiki
7 6 (1.48%) EFT
8 5 (1.23%) NHS
8 5 (1.23%) W3C
8 5 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.99%) User Experience
9 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.74%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 370 (91.36%) Linux
2 188 (46.42%) CentOS
3 111 (27.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (18.02%) Debian
5 67 (16.54%) UNIX
6 66 (16.30%) Windows
7 28 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.96%) Solaris
11 9 (2.22%) SUSE
11 9 (2.22%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.98%) AIX
13 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.99%) VMS
15 4 (0.99%) Fedora
16 3 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (56.54%) DevOps
2 149 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (28.64%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (13.33%) Build Automation
5 53 (13.09%) Scrum
6 50 (12.35%) Configuration Management
7 48 (11.85%) Load Balancing
8 33 (8.15%) OO
9 26 (6.42%) Change Management
10 25 (6.17%) Software Engineering
10 25 (6.17%) ITIL
11 23 (5.68%) Service Delivery
12 22 (5.43%) Automated Testing
13 21 (5.19%) Release Management
13 21 (5.19%) Kanban
14 20 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (3.95%) Workflow
16 15 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
17 14 (3.46%) Service Management
18 13 (3.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 146 (36.05%) Python
2 143 (35.31%) Java
3 140 (34.57%) Bash Shell
4 134 (33.09%) Ruby
5 84 (20.74%) Perl
6 81 (20.00%) PHP
7 54 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 52 (12.84%) Shell Script
9 39 (9.63%) SQL
10 17 (4.20%) Scala
11 14 (3.46%) Golang
12 12 (2.96%) Korn
13 9 (2.22%) C#
14 8 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.48%) C++
16 3 (0.74%) C
16 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.72%) CCNA
3 11 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.98%) Degree
5 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.49%) LPIC
6 2 (0.49%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.49%) RHCE
7 1 (0.25%) RHCT
7 1 (0.25%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) CIPD
7 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.46%) QA
2 10 (2.47%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) HL7
4 2 (0.49%) DICOM
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.91%) XenServer
3 26 (6.42%) vCloud
4 23 (5.68%) Samba
5 22 (5.43%) Active Directory
6 20 (4.94%) Docker
7 14 (3.46%) Postfix
8 9 (2.22%) NFS
8 9 (2.22%) Xen
8 9 (2.22%) vSphere
9 8 (1.98%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.23%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.23%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.99%) KVM
12 3 (0.74%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.49%) Ceph
13 2 (0.49%) Varnish
13 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.49%) Firmware
13 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 204 (50.37%) Puppet
2 135 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (23.46%) Nagios
4 60 (14.81%) Ansible
5 48 (11.85%) ZABBIX
6 32 (7.90%) Salt
7 24 (5.93%) Zenoss
7 24 (5.93%) Kibana
8 23 (5.68%) Graphite
9 19 (4.69%) Graylog2
10 13 (3.21%) Cobbler
11 11 (2.72%) HAProxy
12 9 (2.22%) collectd
13 8 (1.98%) logstash
14 6 (1.48%) Icinga
14 6 (1.48%) Vagrant
14 6 (1.48%) Capistrano
15 4 (0.99%) SELinux
16 3 (0.74%) SCOM
16 3 (0.74%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 123 (30.37%) Red Hat
2 105 (25.93%) VMware
3 39 (9.63%) Splunk
4 37 (9.14%) Microsoft
5 29 (7.16%) Oracle
6 21 (5.19%) Citrix
7 19 (4.69%) Perforce
8 14 (3.46%) DigitalOcean
9 10 (2.47%) HP
10 9 (2.22%) EMC
11 8 (1.98%) Google
12 7 (1.73%) Cisco
12 7 (1.73%) NetApp
13 6 (1.48%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.48%) Zend
14 4 (0.99%) SaltStack
15 3 (0.74%) Dell
15 3 (0.74%) Atmel
15 3 (0.74%) Rackspace
16 2 (0.49%) Scality
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