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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 472 473 505
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +32
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 172 173 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.38% 1.41% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 129 70
Average daily rate £450 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.56% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.20 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+51.56% -59.49%

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
12509 12298 12060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.39% 22.08% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7808 6975 6730
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 1004 1034
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 April 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
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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -27 167 £440 +17.33% 85
London +12 100 £469 +4.16% 47
South East +12 39 £400 +14.28% 14
Berkshire +10 13 £375 +7.14% 4
City of London +40 10 £463 +37.03% 12
Reading 0 10 £375 +20.96% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £425 +3.65%
Milton Keynes +11 9 £425 -3.95%
North West -2 8 £335 +42.55% 3
Surrey - 6 £425 - 3
East of England +8 5 £438 +75.00% 7
East Midlands +1 5 £240 -49.47% 1
Manchester -6 5 £425 +80.85% 2
Yorkshire -22 5 £425 +88.88% 6
West Yorkshire -26 5 £425 +88.88% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £494 +97.50% 7
Brighton +4 4 £350 -
East Sussex -4 4 £350 -5.40% 1
Croydon -9 4 £475 +7.04%
Northampton +12 3 £400 -
Northamptonshire +7 3 £400 -
Warrington - 3 £320 -
Cheshire - 3 £310 -
Kent - 3 £450 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £370 -
Oxfordshire +10 2 £275 - 2
Hampshire +1 2 £425 +54.54% 3
West Midlands -6 2 - - 5
South West -9 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £171 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 335 (89.81%) Linux
2 219 (58.71%) CentOS
3 205 (54.96%) DevOps
4 202 (54.16%) Puppet
5 191 (51.21%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (46.38%) Git (software)
7 161 (43.16%) Jenkins
8 159 (42.63%) Bash Shell
9 139 (37.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (37.00%) Configuration Management
11 137 (36.73%) Java
12 134 (35.92%) Continuous Integration
13 130 (34.85%) VMware
14 126 (33.78%) Ruby
15 115 (30.83%) Amazon AWS
16 112 (30.03%) Red Hat
17 108 (28.95%) Python
18 101 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 99 (26.54%) Ansible
20 95 (25.47%) Scrum
21 92 (24.66%) Windows
22 87 (23.32%) MySQL
23 79 (21.18%) Security Cleared
24 74 (19.84%) Apache
25 73 (19.57%) SC Cleared
26 70 (18.77%) Opscode Chef
27 68 (18.23%) Maven
28 66 (17.69%) Build Automation
29 65 (17.43%) JIRA
30 64 (17.16%) Docker

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 74 (19.84%) Apache
2 47 (12.60%) OpenStack
3 46 (12.33%) Confluence
4 37 (9.92%) Tomcat
5 35 (9.38%) nginx
6 25 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (4.83%) Node.js
8 16 (4.29%) JBoss
9 10 (2.68%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.14%) IIS
10 8 (2.14%) Jetty
10 8 (2.14%) SAS
11 7 (1.88%) WordPress
12 6 (1.61%) Mule ESB
13 5 (1.34%) CMS
14 3 (0.80%) Gunicorn
14 3 (0.80%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.80%) uWSGI
15 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 115 (30.83%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.36%) GitHub
3 14 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.61%) Office 365
7 5 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.80%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.80%) IaaS
9 3 (0.80%) SaaS
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.27%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.27%) Heroku
11 1 (0.27%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.09%) DNS
2 42 (11.26%) VPN
3 27 (7.24%) Firewall
4 23 (6.17%) HTTP
5 22 (5.90%) DHCP
6 21 (5.63%) SMTP
7 19 (5.09%) IPsec
7 19 (5.09%) TCP/IP
8 16 (4.29%) BGP
8 16 (4.29%) FTP
8 16 (4.29%) iSCSI
9 13 (3.49%) LDAP
10 12 (3.22%) IMAP
10 12 (3.22%) IPv6
11 11 (2.95%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (2.95%) SSL
12 10 (2.68%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (2.14%) MRTG
13 8 (2.14%) SSH
14 7 (1.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (23.32%) MySQL
2 49 (13.14%) MongoDB
3 41 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.97%) Hadoop
5 25 (6.70%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.63%) Redis
7 20 (5.36%) Big Data
8 16 (4.29%) HBase
9 11 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.68%) MariaDB
11 9 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.41%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.34%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server
14 3 (0.80%) DB2
14 3 (0.80%) Infinispan
14 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 173 (46.38%) Git (software)
2 161 (43.16%) Jenkins
3 68 (18.23%) Maven
4 65 (17.43%) JIRA
5 31 (8.31%) Cucumber
6 23 (6.17%) SonarQube
7 22 (5.90%) Selenium
8 16 (4.29%) Appium
8 16 (4.29%) Hudson
8 16 (4.29%) Mocha
9 15 (4.02%) Subversion
10 12 (3.22%) Geb
10 12 (3.22%) Gerrit
10 12 (3.22%) IntelliJ
10 12 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (3.22%) Spock
10 12 (3.22%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.95%) RSpec
11 11 (2.95%) Vagrant
12 10 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (4.29%) Marketing
2 15 (4.02%) Publishing
3 7 (1.88%) Finance
3 7 (1.88%) Retail
4 6 (1.61%) Games
4 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.07%) Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 160 (42.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (17.96%) Linux Engineer
3 56 (15.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 54 (14.48%) Developer
5 48 (12.87%) Operations Engineer
6 46 (12.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 41 (10.99%) Administrator
8 32 (8.58%) Systems Administrator
9 30 (8.04%) AWS Engineer
10 24 (6.43%) Automation Engineer
10 24 (6.43%) Linux Administrator
11 23 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 22 (5.90%) Consultant
13 18 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 16 (4.29%) Java Developer
15 14 (3.75%) Support Engineer
16 12 (3.22%) PHP Developer
17 11 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 9 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
18 9 (2.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.75%) Web Services
2 44 (11.80%) MCollective
3 41 (10.99%) RESTful
4 39 (10.46%) CSS
5 29 (7.77%) LAMP
6 28 (7.51%) HTML
7 27 (7.24%) jQuery
8 25 (6.70%) ELK Stack
9 18 (4.83%) .NET
9 18 (4.83%) LAPP Stack
9 18 (4.83%) LEMP Stack
10 17 (4.56%) XML
11 16 (4.29%) Backbone.js
11 16 (4.29%) Sensu
11 16 (4.29%) Spring
11 16 (4.29%) Spring Boot
12 15 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (3.75%) Apache Camel
14 13 (3.49%) Grails
14 13 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.02%) Public Cloud
2 13 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.41%) PKI
5 8 (2.14%) User Experience
6 6 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.61%) Online Games
7 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.80%) CESG
8 3 (0.80%) CMDB
8 3 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.54%) Blog
9 2 (0.54%) Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.54%) iPhone
9 2 (0.54%) IPTV
9 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 335 (89.81%) Linux
2 219 (58.71%) CentOS
3 139 (37.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 92 (24.66%) Windows
5 53 (14.21%) Unix
6 43 (11.53%) Debian
7 38 (10.19%) Windows Server
8 24 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.56%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.75%) Solaris
10 14 (3.75%) SUSE
11 12 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (2.95%) Android
12 11 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.41%) AIX
14 7 (1.88%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.88%) Windows 10
15 6 (1.61%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (54.96%) DevOps
2 191 (51.21%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (37.00%) Configuration Management
4 134 (35.92%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (25.47%) Scrum
6 66 (17.69%) Build Automation
7 57 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (11.80%) Open Source
9 25 (6.70%) TDD
10 21 (5.63%) Workflow
11 19 (5.09%) Load Balancing
12 18 (4.83%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.29%) Mentoring
15 15 (4.02%) High Availability
15 15 (4.02%) Web Development
16 14 (3.75%) Security Patching
16 14 (3.75%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.75%) Web Operations
17 13 (3.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 159 (42.63%) Bash Shell
2 137 (36.73%) Java
3 126 (33.78%) Ruby
4 108 (28.95%) Python
5 56 (15.01%) Perl
6 48 (12.87%) JavaScript
7 44 (11.80%) PHP
8 27 (7.24%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.17%) C
10 20 (5.36%) C++
11 17 (4.56%) C#
11 17 (4.56%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.49%) Groovy
13 12 (3.22%) Korn
14 11 (2.95%) Scala
14 11 (2.95%) SQL
14 11 (2.95%) VBScript
15 10 (2.68%) VB
16 3 (0.80%) Go
17 2 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 79 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 73 (19.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.41%) Degree
5 7 (1.88%) MCSD
5 7 (1.88%) MCSE
5 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.61%) MCSA
7 3 (0.80%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.80%) CCNA
7 3 (0.80%) CEH
7 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.80%) RHCT
8 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.27%) CCDA
9 1 (0.27%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.27%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.27%) LPIC
9 1 (0.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 101 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (17.16%) Docker
3 25 (6.70%) Active Directory
4 23 (6.17%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.63%) vSphere
6 18 (4.83%) NFS
7 14 (3.75%) KVM
8 11 (2.95%) iptables
9 10 (2.68%) Squid
9 10 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.41%) Sendmail
11 8 (2.14%) Postfix
12 7 (1.88%) vCloud
13 6 (1.61%) Dovecot
14 5 (1.34%) LXC
14 5 (1.34%) Samba
15 3 (0.80%) SpamAssassin
16 2 (0.54%) Ceph
16 2 (0.54%) Varnish
16 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 202 (54.16%) Puppet
2 99 (26.54%) Ansible
3 70 (18.77%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (15.01%) ZABBIX
5 44 (11.80%) Nagios
6 36 (9.65%) logstash
7 26 (6.97%) HAProxy
8 21 (5.63%) Terraform
9 18 (4.83%) Cacti
10 17 (4.56%) Graphite
11 14 (3.75%) Capistrano
12 13 (3.49%) Salt
13 12 (3.22%) Kibana
14 9 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (2.14%) OpenNebula
15 8 (2.14%) SCCM
16 7 (1.88%) OVSD
16 7 (1.88%) Rundeck
17 6 (1.61%) Kubernetes
17 6 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (34.85%) VMware
2 112 (30.03%) Red Hat
3 41 (10.99%) Microsoft
4 30 (8.04%) Atlassian
5 20 (5.36%) Google
6 13 (3.49%) HP
7 11 (2.95%) Cisco
7 11 (2.95%) Oracle
8 10 (2.68%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.88%) Black Duck
9 7 (1.88%) Sonatype
9 7 (1.88%) Veracode
10 6 (1.61%) hybris
10 6 (1.61%) Splunk
11 4 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.80%) Juniper
12 3 (0.80%) New Relic
12 3 (0.80%) Percona
12 3 (0.80%) Veeam
12 3 (0.80%) WSO2
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day upto £565
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - 600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 23 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 24 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago