The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 457 460 458
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 192 178 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.54% 1.46% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 124 115
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £237 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +168.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +181.25%

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
12453 12199 12295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.12% 22.13% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7827 7138 7029
Median daily rate £393 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 953 1013
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 189 £450 +20.00% 70
London +11 109 £500 +11.11% 34
South East +15 36 £393 +6.80% 16
Yorkshire -8 19 £450 +56.52% 2
City of London +39 17 £525 +5.00% 8
Leeds -15 17 £450 +71.42% 1
West Yorkshire -18 17 £450 +63.63% 1
Berkshire +3 12 £375 +20.96% 5
Hampshire +16 7 £385 - 4
East Midlands -5 7 £281 -36.22% 5
Croydon -16 7 £480 +12.94%
East of England - 7 £438 - 3
East Sussex +10 6 £400 -
Brighton +7 6 £400 -
North West -6 6 £500 +5.26%
West Midlands -43 5 £356 +1.78% 7
Maidenhead - 5 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £500 -
Reading +3 4 £375 +20.96% 4
Manchester -12 4 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £469 - 2
Wales +21 3 £520 +22.35%
Northamptonshire -5 3 £488 +19.77%
Northampton -7 3 £488 +19.77%
Cambridge - 3 £438 - 2
Stockport - 3 £500 -
Kent - 3 £450 -
West Wales - 3 £520 -
Swansea - 3 £520 -
Oxfordshire +11 2 £400 - 1

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 372 (100.00%) Linux
2 212 (56.99%) CentOS
3 204 (54.84%) DevOps
4 182 (48.92%) Puppet
5 151 (40.59%) Jenkins
6 149 (40.05%) Red Hat
7 145 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (35.48%) Python
8 132 (35.48%) Git (software)
9 131 (35.22%) Bash Shell
10 127 (34.14%) Amazon AWS
11 121 (32.53%) Ansible
12 117 (31.45%) VMware
13 113 (30.38%) Continuous Integration
14 109 (29.30%) Windows
15 101 (27.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 100 (26.88%) Opscode Chef
17 95 (25.54%) Java
18 94 (25.27%) Ruby
19 88 (23.66%) MySQL
20 86 (23.12%) Configuration Management
21 78 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 78 (20.97%) Perl
22 76 (20.43%) Apache
22 76 (20.43%) Security Cleared
23 69 (18.55%) DNS
24 68 (18.28%) Docker
24 68 (18.28%) Continuous Delivery
25 63 (16.94%) OpenStack
26 59 (15.86%) SC Cleared

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (20.43%) Apache
2 63 (16.94%) OpenStack
3 43 (11.56%) nginx
4 41 (11.02%) Confluence
5 40 (10.75%) Tomcat
6 24 (6.45%) JBoss
7 17 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.69%) Mule ESB
9 6 (1.61%) Jetty
9 6 (1.61%) WordPress
10 5 (1.34%) IIS
10 5 (1.34%) SAS
11 4 (1.08%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.08%) MediaWiki
12 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.81%) CMS
12 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.81%) WildFly
13 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 127 (34.14%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.91%) GitHub
3 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.76%) PaaS
5 11 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.34%) Google Apps
8 5 (1.34%) Office 365
9 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.81%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.81%) Heroku
9 3 (0.81%) IaaS
9 3 (0.81%) SaaS
10 2 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.55%) DNS
2 43 (11.56%) VPN
3 37 (9.95%) DHCP
4 29 (7.80%) Firewall
5 27 (7.26%) HTTP
6 22 (5.91%) IPsec
7 20 (5.38%) LDAP
8 17 (4.57%) iSCSI
8 17 (4.57%) SMTP
8 17 (4.57%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.03%) BGP
9 15 (4.03%) IPv6
10 14 (3.76%) SAN
11 11 (2.96%) DMZ
11 11 (2.96%) FTP
11 11 (2.96%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (2.69%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (2.69%) SSL
13 9 (2.42%) IMAP
14 8 (2.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (23.66%) MySQL
2 51 (13.71%) MongoDB
2 51 (13.71%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (9.14%) NoSQL
4 27 (7.26%) Redis
5 16 (4.30%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.49%) HBase
6 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.69%) Big Data
8 9 (2.42%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.15%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.81%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.81%) DB2
12 3 (0.81%) Infinispan
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 151 (40.59%) Jenkins
2 132 (35.48%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.90%) JIRA
4 29 (7.80%) Hudson
4 29 (7.80%) Maven
5 20 (5.38%) SonarQube
6 16 (4.30%) Gerrit
6 16 (4.30%) Subversion
7 15 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 15 (4.03%) Selenium
7 15 (4.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (3.49%) Artifactory
9 12 (3.23%) Mercurial
10 11 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.96%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.42%) Appium
11 9 (2.42%) Mocha
11 9 (2.42%) Vagrant
12 8 (2.15%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (4.84%) Publishing
2 16 (4.30%) Marketing
3 10 (2.69%) Finance
4 6 (1.61%) Back Office
4 6 (1.61%) Banking
4 6 (1.61%) Games
4 6 (1.61%) Retail
4 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.54%) Advertising
5 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.27%) Front Office
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 152 (40.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (21.51%) Linux Engineer
3 65 (17.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 54 (14.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 47 (12.63%) Administrator
6 46 (12.37%) AWS Engineer
7 43 (11.56%) AWS DevOps
8 38 (10.22%) Systems Administrator
9 32 (8.60%) Developer
10 29 (7.80%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (7.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 27 (7.26%) Operations Engineer
13 25 (6.72%) Senior DevOps
13 25 (6.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 23 (6.18%) Consultant
15 16 (4.30%) Support Engineer
16 14 (3.76%) Java Developer
17 13 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
18 11 (2.96%) Automation Engineer
19 10 (2.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.37%) Web Services
2 35 (9.41%) LAMP
3 26 (6.99%) RESTful
4 25 (6.72%) CSS
5 22 (5.91%) Node.js
5 22 (5.91%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (5.65%) LEMP Stack
7 20 (5.38%) LAPP Stack
8 19 (5.11%) XML
9 18 (4.84%) ELK Stack
10 17 (4.57%) HTML
10 17 (4.57%) MCollective
11 14 (3.76%) .NET
12 12 (3.23%) J2EE
12 12 (3.23%) jQuery
13 11 (2.96%) Spring
13 11 (2.96%) Spring Boot
14 10 (2.69%) Apache Camel
14 10 (2.69%) HTML5
15 9 (2.42%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.76%) Enterprise Cloud
4 12 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.96%) Clustering
6 9 (2.42%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.42%) PKI
7 6 (1.61%) NHS
7 6 (1.61%) Online Games
7 6 (1.61%) User Experience
8 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.08%) Blog
9 4 (1.08%) CESG
9 4 (1.08%) DTV
9 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.08%) MPEG
9 4 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 372 (100.00%) Linux
2 212 (56.99%) CentOS
3 109 (29.30%) Windows
4 101 (27.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 44 (11.83%) Debian
7 42 (11.29%) Unix
8 24 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (5.91%) Fedora
10 16 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (4.03%) Windows 7
11 15 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.96%) Android
12 11 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.69%) Windows 10
14 7 (1.88%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.61%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.61%) Solaris
16 5 (1.34%) SUSE
16 5 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (54.84%) DevOps
2 145 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (30.38%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (23.12%) Configuration Management
5 68 (18.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 53 (14.25%) Open Source
6 53 (14.25%) Scrum
7 28 (7.53%) Workflow
8 27 (7.26%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.99%) Build Automation
9 26 (6.99%) Load Balancing
10 24 (6.45%) High Availability
11 23 (6.18%) TDD
11 23 (6.18%) Web Operations
12 22 (5.91%) ITIL
13 20 (5.38%) Security Hardening
14 19 (5.11%) SOA
15 16 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (4.30%) Mentoring
15 16 (4.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (35.48%) Python
2 131 (35.22%) Bash Shell
3 95 (25.54%) Java
4 94 (25.27%) Ruby
5 78 (20.97%) Perl
6 55 (14.78%) PHP
7 26 (6.99%) C
7 26 (6.99%) SQL
8 24 (6.45%) C++
8 24 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 21 (5.65%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.11%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.03%) C#
12 12 (3.23%) VBScript
13 11 (2.96%) VB
14 9 (2.42%) Groovy
14 9 (2.42%) Korn
15 6 (1.61%) Scala
16 3 (0.81%) Go
17 2 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 76 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.86%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.72%) Degree
4 15 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (2.69%) MCSE
5 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.15%) MCSA
7 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.61%) CCNA
8 6 (1.61%) MCSD
9 5 (1.34%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.08%) CCNP
10 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.54%) ACMT
11 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) CCA
11 2 (0.54%) CEH
11 2 (0.54%) MCTS
11 2 (0.54%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.88%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 78 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (18.28%) Docker
3 35 (9.41%) Active Directory
4 31 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 30 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (7.26%) vSphere
7 17 (4.57%) NFS
8 15 (4.03%) iptables
9 13 (3.49%) vCloud
10 11 (2.96%) KVM
11 10 (2.69%) Squid
12 9 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (2.42%) VMware Server
13 8 (2.15%) Postfix
14 6 (1.61%) Sendmail
15 5 (1.34%) Dovecot
15 5 (1.34%) LXC
15 5 (1.34%) XenServer
16 4 (1.08%) Samba
16 4 (1.08%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 182 (48.92%) Puppet
2 121 (32.53%) Ansible
3 100 (26.88%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (14.78%) Nagios
5 35 (9.41%) ZABBIX
6 33 (8.87%) HAProxy
6 33 (8.87%) logstash
7 30 (8.06%) Salt
8 20 (5.38%) Kibana
9 16 (4.30%) Cacti
9 16 (4.30%) Terraform
10 14 (3.76%) Rundeck
11 11 (2.96%) Kubernetes
11 11 (2.96%) OVSD
11 11 (2.96%) SCCM
12 10 (2.69%) SCOM
13 9 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (2.15%) OpenNebula
15 7 (1.88%) Graphite
16 6 (1.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 149 (40.05%) Red Hat
2 117 (31.45%) VMware
3 51 (13.71%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.18%) Atlassian
5 20 (5.38%) Google
5 20 (5.38%) HP
6 15 (4.03%) Cisco
7 14 (3.76%) Oracle
8 11 (2.96%) Black Duck
8 11 (2.96%) Sonatype
8 11 (2.96%) Veracode
9 10 (2.69%) Splunk
10 7 (1.88%) Citrix
11 5 (1.34%) hybris
11 5 (1.34%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.08%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.08%) New Relic
12 4 (1.08%) Percona
12 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.08%) WSO2
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