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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 447 446 508
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +62
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 144 124 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.16% 1.09% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 69 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 £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
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
12383 11409 12106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.38% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7019 6252 5949
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
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 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 +1 137 £400 +58.41% 59
London -8 56 £450 +78.21% 33
Yorkshire +23 37 £185 +48.00% 4
West Yorkshire +23 32 £185 +48.00% 3
Leeds +25 30 £180 +44.00% 3
South West +1 28 £400 +33.33% 6
Bristol - 24 £400 - 2
City of London +16 8 £500 +86.91% 11
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £335 -4.28% 1
South East -17 7 £330 -17.50% 11
East of England -29 7 £335 -10.66% 5
Cambridge +1 6 £335 -4.28% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 3
Scotland - 4 £350 - 5
Wales -17 3 £275 - 1
Hampshire -13 2 £315 -30.00% 3
South Wales -22 2 £275 - 1
Somerset - 2 £369 - 3
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Sheffield -4 1 - -
North Yorkshire -5 1 £183 -49.65%
Cardiff -12 1 £275 - 1
North East - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 - 1
Bath - 1 £413 - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bridgwater - - - -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 234 (86.99%) Linux
2 124 (46.10%) CentOS
3 123 (45.72%) Puppet
4 110 (40.89%) Red Hat
5 103 (38.29%) DevOps
6 99 (36.80%) Python
7 97 (36.06%) Java
8 96 (35.69%) VMware
9 86 (31.97%) Apache
10 79 (29.37%) MySQL
10 79 (29.37%) Bash Shell
11 77 (28.62%) Ruby
12 74 (27.51%) Windows
13 73 (27.14%) Debian
14 67 (24.91%) PHP
14 67 (24.91%) Git (software)
15 64 (23.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 63 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (22.30%) Opscode Chef
17 60 (22.30%) Perl
18 57 (21.19%) Jenkins
19 52 (19.33%) LAMP
20 47 (17.47%) Splunk
20 47 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (16.36%) SQL
21 44 (16.36%) Nagios
22 42 (15.61%) Firewall
22 42 (15.61%) nginx
23 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
24 39 (14.50%) PostgreSQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 86 (31.97%) Apache
2 42 (15.61%) nginx
3 19 (7.06%) Confluence
4 16 (5.95%) OpenStack
5 13 (4.83%) WordPress
6 12 (4.46%) Tomcat
7 11 (4.09%) MediaWiki
8 10 (3.72%) IIS
9 6 (2.23%) Drupal
10 5 (1.86%) Node.js
10 5 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.49%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.12%) Moodle
12 3 (1.12%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Magento
2 3 (1.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.49%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (1.49%) Joyent
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.61%) Firewall
2 37 (13.75%) LDAP
3 30 (11.15%) SAN
4 28 (10.41%) VPN
5 22 (8.18%) DNS
6 17 (6.32%) iSCSI
6 17 (6.32%) LAN
6 17 (6.32%) HTTP
7 16 (5.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.95%) WAN
8 15 (5.58%) Network Security
9 12 (4.46%) OSPF
9 12 (4.46%) BGP
10 11 (4.09%) IPsec
10 11 (4.09%) IPv6
10 11 (4.09%) EIGRP
10 11 (4.09%) Internet
11 9 (3.35%) DHCP
12 6 (2.23%) SMTP
12 6 (2.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (29.37%) MySQL
2 39 (14.50%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (10.04%) MongoDB
4 23 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.58%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.46%) SQL Server
6 12 (4.46%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.60%) Redis
8 6 (2.23%) Big Data
9 3 (1.12%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.12%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.74%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 67 (24.91%) Git (software)
2 57 (21.19%) Jenkins
3 35 (13.01%) JIRA
4 22 (8.18%) Subversion
5 19 (7.06%) Maven
6 14 (5.20%) Hudson
7 10 (3.72%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.49%) JUnit
9 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.12%) JMeter
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.74%) jMock
10 2 (0.74%) FishEye
10 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.37%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.37%) Mockito
11 1 (0.37%) Bazaar
General
1 10 (3.72%) Games
2 8 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.86%) Finance
4 4 (1.49%) Advertising
5 2 (0.74%) Marketing
5 2 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (24.91%) Administrator
2 65 (24.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 65 (24.16%) Systems Administrator
3 47 (17.47%) Linux Engineer
4 40 (14.87%) Developer
5 39 (14.50%) Linux Administrator
6 38 (14.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 18 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 14 (5.20%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.83%) Analyst
10 11 (4.09%) LAMP Developer
11 9 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.35%) Linux Support
12 8 (2.97%) Architect
12 8 (2.97%) Python Developer
12 8 (2.97%) UNIX Administrator
12 8 (2.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.60%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.33%) LAMP
2 29 (10.78%) Web Services
3 25 (9.29%) CSS
4 20 (7.43%) jQuery
5 19 (7.06%) HTML
6 17 (6.32%) XML
7 15 (5.58%) .NET
8 14 (5.20%) JSON
8 14 (5.20%) Ajax
9 12 (4.46%) MCollective
10 11 (4.09%) XHTML
11 9 (3.35%) RESTful
11 9 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (2.97%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (2.23%) Spring
13 6 (2.23%) Twisted
13 6 (2.23%) REST
14 5 (1.86%) SOAP
15 4 (1.49%) J2EE
15 4 (1.49%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.15%) Open Source
2 13 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.46%) NHS
4 11 (4.09%) Wiki
5 9 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.60%) Online Games
7 6 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.12%) New Media
8 3 (1.12%) VLE
8 3 (1.12%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.74%) STB
9 2 (0.74%) FMCG
9 2 (0.74%) iSeries
10 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.37%) Clustering
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 234 (86.99%) Linux
2 124 (46.10%) CentOS
3 74 (27.51%) Windows
4 73 (27.14%) Debian
5 64 (23.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (13.75%) UNIX
8 33 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (7.81%) Windows XP
10 17 (6.32%) Solaris
11 13 (4.83%) Android
12 12 (4.46%) Apple iOS
13 9 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (2.97%) Fedora
15 6 (2.23%) AIX
16 5 (1.86%) SmartOS
16 5 (1.86%) Scientific Linux
17 3 (1.12%) SUSE
18 1 (0.37%) openSUSE
18 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (38.29%) DevOps
2 47 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (14.13%) Configuration Management
4 33 (12.27%) Build Automation
4 33 (12.27%) Service Management
5 28 (10.41%) Workflow
6 27 (10.04%) Scrum
7 23 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (7.81%) Load Balancing
8 21 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (6.69%) OO
10 16 (5.95%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.58%) ITIL
12 12 (4.46%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.46%) TDD
13 11 (4.09%) Android Development
13 11 (4.09%) iOS Development
14 9 (3.35%) Kanban
14 9 (3.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.80%) Python
2 97 (36.06%) Java
3 79 (29.37%) Bash Shell
4 77 (28.62%) Ruby
5 67 (24.91%) PHP
6 60 (22.30%) Perl
7 44 (16.36%) SQL
8 33 (12.27%) JavaScript
9 17 (6.32%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.95%) PHP5
11 14 (5.20%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.86%) C
13 4 (1.49%) C#
13 4 (1.49%) C++
13 4 (1.49%) Korn
14 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.37%) C-shell
15 1 (0.37%) Erlang
15 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.97%) Degree
4 5 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.37%) LPIC
6 1 (0.37%) RHCE
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.41%) NFS
3 25 (9.29%) Postfix
4 22 (8.18%) Active Directory
5 21 (7.81%) VMware Server
6 20 (7.43%) XenServer
7 18 (6.69%) Samba
8 16 (5.95%) Sendmail
9 13 (4.83%) Squid
10 12 (4.46%) KVM
11 10 (3.72%) Hyper-V
12 9 (3.35%) vCloud
13 8 (2.97%) Docker
14 4 (1.49%) Xen
14 4 (1.49%) VMware ESX
15 3 (1.12%) Varnish
15 3 (1.12%) Dovecot
16 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
17 1 (0.37%) qmail
17 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 123 (45.72%) Puppet
2 60 (22.30%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (16.36%) Nagios
4 35 (13.01%) ZABBIX
5 20 (7.43%) HAProxy
6 14 (5.20%) Salt
7 13 (4.83%) Zenoss
8 9 (3.35%) Cacti
8 9 (3.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 8 (2.97%) Capistrano
10 7 (2.60%) Kibana
10 7 (2.60%) Graylog2
11 6 (2.23%) Ganglia
12 4 (1.49%) Ansible
12 4 (1.49%) CFEngine
13 2 (0.74%) YUM
14 1 (0.37%) SCCM
14 1 (0.37%) SCOM
14 1 (0.37%) Munin
14 1 (0.37%) StatsD
Vendors
1 110 (40.89%) Red Hat
2 96 (35.69%) VMware
3 47 (17.47%) Splunk
4 27 (10.04%) Oracle
5 17 (6.32%) Citrix
6 15 (5.58%) NetApp
7 13 (4.83%) Rackspace
7 13 (4.83%) HP
8 11 (4.09%) Cisco
9 7 (2.60%) Perforce
10 5 (1.86%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.86%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.86%) Zend
10 5 (1.86%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.49%) EMC
11 4 (1.49%) F5
12 3 (1.12%) JBoss
12 3 (1.12%) Adobe
12 3 (1.12%) Dell
13 2 (0.74%) Symantec
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