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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
UK
Rank 409 436 435
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 191 197 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 1.77% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 161 136
Median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +37.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.38 £50.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.25% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £20.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.56 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £8.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+92.64% -67.92%

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
9337 11143 11564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 21.43% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 6783 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 747 891
Median hourly rate £16.13 £17.39 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +37 190 £475 +6.14% 77
London +12 106 £468 +1.08% 34
South East +33 43 £500 +21.21% 18
Berkshire +29 23 £500 +11.73% 7
Reading +15 20 £500 +5.54% 3
East of England +13 14 £450 +7.14% 5
West Midlands +14 13 £350 - 2
City of London +1 11 £450 -10.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £450 - 1
South West +13 8 £488 +20.74% 3
West Sussex - 8 £500 - 1
Croydon -1 7 £469 +10.29%
Shropshire - 7 - - 1
Leicestershire +9 5 £515 -6.36%
East Midlands +4 5 £515 -6.36% 5
North West +14 4 £444 +34.46% 5
Bristol +10 4 - - 1
Manchester +7 4 £444 +4.41% 2
Birmingham +4 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire +1 4 £351 +16.83% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £488 -
Surrey +17 3 £443 +47.50%
Wiltshire - 3 £488 -
Cambridge +11 2 £438 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 2
Worthing - 2 £500 - 1
Essex - 2 £400 -
Staines - 2 £360 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 421 (99.53%) Linux
2 244 (57.68%) DevOps
3 234 (55.32%) Python
4 222 (52.48%) CentOS
5 174 (41.13%) Git (software)
6 154 (36.41%) Jenkins
7 153 (36.17%) Puppet
8 148 (34.99%) Bash Shell
9 140 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (31.44%) Docker
11 132 (31.21%) Red Hat
12 129 (30.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 124 (29.31%) Java
14 120 (28.37%) Windows
15 114 (26.95%) Ansible
16 105 (24.82%) JavaScript
16 105 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
17 100 (23.64%) Ruby
18 94 (22.22%) Security Cleared
18 94 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
18 94 (22.22%) VMware
19 92 (21.75%) Configuration Management
20 89 (21.04%) TCP/IP
21 85 (20.09%) Apache
22 84 (19.86%) SC Cleared
23 81 (19.15%) Perl
24 77 (18.20%) MySQL
24 77 (18.20%) DNS
25 71 (16.78%) PostgreSQL
26 70 (16.55%) Scrum

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 85 (20.09%) Apache
2 66 (15.60%) nginx
3 57 (13.48%) Tomcat
4 33 (7.80%) OpenStack
5 32 (7.57%) Confluence
6 25 (5.91%) Jetty
7 22 (5.20%) WildFly
8 19 (4.49%) Mule ESB
9 18 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (3.78%) IIS
11 13 (3.07%) JBoss
12 12 (2.84%) WebSphere
13 6 (1.42%) SAS
14 5 (1.18%) WordPress
15 4 (0.95%) CMS
15 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.71%) Drupal
17 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.47%) ColdFusion
17 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 105 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (12.06%) GitHub
3 50 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.44%) PaaS
5 22 (5.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (4.26%) IaaS
7 14 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.31%) Google Analytics
8 13 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (2.13%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.13%) G Suite
11 7 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.65%) Route 53
12 5 (1.18%) SaaS
13 3 (0.71%) Akamai
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 89 (21.04%) TCP/IP
2 77 (18.20%) DNS
3 59 (13.95%) LDAP
4 57 (13.48%) HTTP
5 43 (10.17%) Firewall
6 38 (8.98%) SSL
7 35 (8.27%) VPN
8 33 (7.80%) SMTP
9 24 (5.67%) SSH
10 19 (4.49%) Reverse Proxy
11 18 (4.26%) SNMP
12 15 (3.55%) ICMP
13 14 (3.31%) DHCP
14 11 (2.60%) FTP
14 11 (2.60%) SAN
15 10 (2.36%) DMZ
16 8 (1.89%) LAN
16 8 (1.89%) WAN
17 7 (1.65%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.20%) MySQL
2 71 (16.78%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (9.69%) NoSQL
4 34 (8.04%) MongoDB
5 32 (7.57%) Hadoop
6 19 (4.49%) Big Data
7 18 (4.26%) SQL Server
8 15 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (3.31%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.89%) Redis
12 6 (1.42%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.47%) Impala
15 2 (0.47%) Pentaho
16 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
16 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 174 (41.13%) Git (software)
2 154 (36.41%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.46%) JIRA
4 35 (8.27%) Vagrant
5 33 (7.80%) Maven
6 28 (6.62%) GitLab
7 24 (5.67%) Gerrit
8 21 (4.96%) Mercurial
9 16 (3.78%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.55%) IntelliJ
10 15 (3.55%) Selenium
11 14 (3.31%) Ant
11 14 (3.31%) Gatling
11 14 (3.31%) Grunt
11 14 (3.31%) gulp
11 14 (3.31%) Karma Test Runner
11 14 (3.31%) Sublime Text
11 14 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (3.31%) TeamCity
12 13 (3.07%) Hudson
General
1 14 (3.31%) Finance
2 12 (2.84%) Law
3 10 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.89%) Retail
5 3 (0.71%) Banking
5 3 (0.71%) Games
5 3 (0.71%) Marketing
5 3 (0.71%) Publishing
6 2 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 153 (36.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (20.57%) Developer
3 69 (16.31%) Administrator
4 65 (15.37%) Linux Engineer
5 51 (12.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 48 (11.35%) Linux Administrator
7 43 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (9.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 37 (8.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 28 (6.62%) AWS DevOps
10 28 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
11 25 (5.91%) Java Developer
12 20 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.78%) Consultant
15 15 (3.55%) Python Developer
16 14 (3.31%) Scala Developer
16 14 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.31%) Software Engineer
17 13 (3.07%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.66%) HTML
2 50 (11.82%) CSS
3 47 (11.11%) Node.js
3 47 (11.11%) XML
4 45 (10.64%) LAMP
5 41 (9.69%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (8.51%) JSON
7 35 (8.27%) REST
8 31 (7.33%) AngularJS
9 29 (6.86%) LEMP Stack
10 25 (5.91%) LAPP Stack
11 24 (5.67%) Web Services
12 22 (5.20%) .NET
13 20 (4.73%) Elastic Stack
13 20 (4.73%) jQuery
14 19 (4.49%) Kafka
15 17 (4.02%) HTML5
16 16 (3.78%) RSS
16 16 (3.78%) XSLT
17 14 (3.31%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.33%) Linux Command Line
2 24 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.78%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.55%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.65%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.18%) Clustering
8 5 (1.18%) Fintech
8 5 (1.18%) NHS
8 5 (1.18%) YubiKey
9 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.95%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.95%) Spread Betting
9 4 (0.95%) User Experience
10 3 (0.71%) Digital TV
10 3 (0.71%) Life Science
10 3 (0.71%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 421 (99.53%) Linux
2 222 (52.48%) CentOS
3 129 (30.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 120 (28.37%) Windows
5 64 (15.13%) Debian
6 58 (13.71%) Unix
7 37 (8.75%) Windows Server
8 33 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (3.78%) Mac OS X
9 16 (3.78%) SUSE
10 13 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (2.84%) Android
12 11 (2.60%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.36%) CoreOS
14 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
14 9 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.65%) Fedora
15 7 (1.65%) Solaris
16 6 (1.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (57.68%) DevOps
2 140 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (21.75%) Configuration Management
5 70 (16.55%) Scrum
6 58 (13.71%) Open Source
7 43 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (6.86%) Load Balancing
9 28 (6.62%) Analytics
10 27 (6.38%) Automated Testing
11 24 (5.67%) E-Commerce
12 23 (5.44%) ITIL
13 22 (5.20%) Software Engineering
14 19 (4.49%) OOP
14 19 (4.49%) Prototyping
14 19 (4.49%) TDD
14 19 (4.49%) Web Development
14 19 (4.49%) Web Operations
15 17 (4.02%) Service Management
16 16 (3.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 234 (55.32%) Python
2 148 (34.99%) Bash Shell
3 124 (29.31%) Java
4 105 (24.82%) JavaScript
5 100 (23.64%) Ruby
6 81 (19.15%) Perl
7 42 (9.93%) PHP
7 42 (9.93%) PowerShell
8 31 (7.33%) SQL
9 29 (6.86%) C
10 26 (6.15%) Go
11 25 (5.91%) C#
12 24 (5.67%) Groovy
13 21 (4.96%) Shell Script
14 19 (4.49%) Scala
15 14 (3.31%) Haskell
16 10 (2.36%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.89%) C++
18 7 (1.65%) Korn
19 3 (0.71%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 94 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 84 (19.86%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.38%) Degree
4 9 (2.13%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.42%) CEH
6 6 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.42%) RHCT
7 4 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.95%) CCNA
7 4 (0.95%) CCNP
7 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.71%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.47%) ISEB
9 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.47%) MCSE
9 2 (0.47%) RHCE
10 1 (0.24%) MCITP
10 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (31.44%) Docker
2 67 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.75%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (8.04%) Active Directory
5 32 (7.57%) Xen
6 14 (3.31%) KVM
7 10 (2.36%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.13%) iptables
9 8 (1.89%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.89%) NFS
9 8 (1.89%) Postfix
9 8 (1.89%) vCloud
9 8 (1.89%) XenApp
9 8 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.65%) vSphere
11 6 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.18%) VirtualBox
12 5 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 153 (36.17%) Puppet
2 114 (26.95%) Ansible
3 70 (16.55%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (8.75%) Kibana
5 36 (8.51%) ZABBIX
6 33 (7.80%) HAProxy
7 31 (7.33%) Terraform
8 23 (5.44%) logstash
8 23 (5.44%) Nagios
9 21 (4.96%) Grafana
9 21 (4.96%) SELinux
10 13 (3.07%) Kubernetes
11 12 (2.84%) Pingdom
12 11 (2.60%) Consul
12 11 (2.60%) Salt
13 9 (2.13%) Packer
14 8 (1.89%) Mesos
14 8 (1.89%) SCCM
14 8 (1.89%) WSUS
14 8 (1.89%) yum
Vendors
1 132 (31.21%) Red Hat
2 94 (22.22%) VMware
3 33 (7.80%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.62%) Atlassian
4 28 (6.62%) Google
4 28 (6.62%) Splunk
5 17 (4.02%) AppDynamics
6 16 (3.78%) Cisco
7 15 (3.55%) SaltStack
8 13 (3.07%) PagerDuty
9 12 (2.84%) Dell
10 11 (2.60%) Citrix
10 11 (2.60%) HP
11 9 (2.13%) Apple
12 8 (1.89%) Symantec
13 7 (1.65%) Oracle
13 7 (1.65%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.42%) Adobe
14 6 (1.42%) EMC
14 6 (1.42%) ForgeRock
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