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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 463 502 523
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +21
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 124 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.01% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 31 27
Average daily rate £355 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £17.00
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 124 £355 -8.97% 67
London +15 70 £355 -16.47% 31
City of London +7 21 £400 - 8
South East +3 19 £450 +40.62% 12
East of England -15 12 - - 5
Yorkshire - 12 £310 - 7
Cambridgeshire - 12 - - 3
Cambridge - 12 - - 3
Leeds - 11 £310 - 3
West Yorkshire - 11 £310 - 4
South West -15 8 £413 -13.11% 6
Buckinghamshire - 7 £350 - 1
Bristol - 7 £400 - 2
Kent +11 5 £450 +38.46%
Milton Keynes - 5 £350 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £500 - 5
Cheshire - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 2
Birmingham -9 1 - - 2
West Midlands -15 1 - - 3
Bath - 1 £413 - 3
Staines - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £413 - 3
South Yorkshire - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 188 (90.82%) Linux
2 97 (46.86%) Puppet
3 86 (41.55%) Red Hat
4 77 (37.20%) Apache
4 77 (37.20%) MySQL
5 55 (26.57%) Java
6 54 (26.09%) PHP
7 53 (25.60%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (25.12%) Windows
9 50 (24.15%) Python
10 49 (23.67%) CentOS
11 46 (22.22%) Debian
11 46 (22.22%) VMware
12 45 (21.74%) Nagios
13 42 (20.29%) Perl
13 42 (20.29%) Ruby
14 41 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 41 (19.81%) Git (software)
15 40 (19.32%) Bash Shell
16 39 (18.84%) Open Source
17 38 (18.36%) nginx
18 34 (16.43%) Web Services
18 34 (16.43%) DNS
19 32 (15.46%) Shell Script
19 32 (15.46%) JavaScript
19 32 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (13.53%) Jenkins
21 28 (13.53%) MongoDB
21 28 (13.53%) LAMP

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (37.20%) Apache
2 38 (18.36%) nginx
3 23 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.28%) WordPress
5 11 (5.31%) IIS
5 11 (5.31%) Confluence
6 10 (4.83%) OpenStack
7 9 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (3.86%) Drupal
9 7 (3.38%) CMS
10 6 (2.90%) Node.js
11 4 (1.93%) MediaWiki
12 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.45%) LiveCycle
12 3 (1.45%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.45%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.66%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.90%) Route 53
5 5 (2.42%) Joyent
5 5 (2.42%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.93%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (1.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.97%) IaaS
8 1 (0.48%) PaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.43%) DNS
2 26 (12.56%) Firewall
3 25 (12.08%) LDAP
4 23 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 22 (10.63%) HTTP
6 14 (6.76%) iSCSI
7 13 (6.28%) SSL
8 12 (5.80%) VPN
9 10 (4.83%) LAN
10 8 (3.86%) VLAN
10 8 (3.86%) WAN
10 8 (3.86%) SMTP
10 8 (3.86%) SAN
11 7 (3.38%) DHCP
11 7 (3.38%) SSH
12 6 (2.90%) Network Security
12 6 (2.90%) NAS
12 6 (2.90%) Internet
13 5 (2.42%) SNMP
13 5 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (37.20%) MySQL
2 28 (13.53%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
6 11 (5.31%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.31%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.86%) Redis
8 5 (2.42%) Big Data
9 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.97%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.97%) Riak
12 1 (0.48%) DB2
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (19.81%) Git (software)
2 28 (13.53%) Jenkins
3 24 (11.59%) JIRA
4 21 (10.14%) Subversion
5 7 (3.38%) JMeter
5 7 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.90%) Hudson
7 4 (1.93%) JUnit
8 3 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.45%) Behat
9 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.97%) jMock
9 2 (0.97%) Maven
10 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.48%) RubyGems
10 1 (0.48%) Selenium
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) Grunt
10 1 (0.48%) FishEye
General
1 11 (5.31%) Games
2 9 (4.35%) Advertising
3 8 (3.86%) Publishing
3 8 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.90%) Marketing
5 4 (1.93%) Finance
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (32.85%) Administrator
2 64 (30.92%) Systems Administrator
3 39 (18.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (18.36%) Linux Administrator
5 34 (16.43%) Developer
6 33 (15.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 21 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.31%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.31%) LAMP Developer
9 10 (4.83%) UNIX Administrator
9 10 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (3.38%) Analyst
13 6 (2.90%) Ruby Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 5 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.42%) Consultant
14 5 (2.42%) Systems Support
14 5 (2.42%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.43%) Web Services
2 28 (13.53%) LAMP
3 27 (13.04%) CSS
4 23 (11.11%) HTML
5 19 (9.18%) XML
6 18 (8.70%) JSON
7 16 (7.73%) REST
7 16 (7.73%) .NET
8 15 (7.25%) jQuery
9 14 (6.76%) Ajax
10 12 (5.80%) XHTML
11 9 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (3.86%) SOAP
13 6 (2.90%) Symfony
14 5 (2.42%) Spring
14 5 (2.42%) RESTful
14 5 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (1.93%) HTML5
16 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET
16 3 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.84%) Open Source
2 9 (4.35%) NHS
3 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.38%) Online Games
3 7 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.90%) Replication
5 5 (2.42%) Wiki
6 4 (1.93%) Clustering
7 3 (1.45%) Social Media
7 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.45%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.97%) FMCG
8 2 (0.97%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.48%) IPTV
9 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.48%) Informatics
9 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 188 (90.82%) Linux
2 52 (25.12%) Windows
3 49 (23.67%) CentOS
4 46 (22.22%) Debian
5 41 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (10.14%) UNIX
7 19 (9.18%) Solaris
8 14 (6.76%) Android
9 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.28%) Apple iOS
10 12 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.90%) Fedora
13 5 (2.42%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.93%) SUSE
15 3 (1.45%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.45%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.45%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.97%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.63%) Configuration Management
3 20 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.73%) E-Commerce
4 16 (7.73%) TDD
5 13 (6.28%) Service Management
5 13 (6.28%) OO
6 11 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.31%) Scrum
6 11 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (5.31%) Android Development
6 11 (5.31%) iOS Development
7 9 (4.35%) MVC
7 9 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.86%) Workflow
9 7 (3.38%) Release Management
9 7 (3.38%) Integration Testing
9 7 (3.38%) Build Automation
10 6 (2.90%) SOA
10 6 (2.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.57%) Java
2 54 (26.09%) PHP
3 50 (24.15%) Python
4 42 (20.29%) Perl
4 42 (20.29%) Ruby
5 40 (19.32%) Bash Shell
6 32 (15.46%) Shell Script
6 32 (15.46%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.14%) SQL
8 13 (6.28%) PHP5
9 12 (5.80%) PowerShell
9 12 (5.80%) C
10 9 (4.35%) C++
11 6 (2.90%) Korn
11 6 (2.90%) XPath
11 6 (2.90%) C#
12 4 (1.93%) Golang
13 3 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.45%) Groovy
14 2 (0.97%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.45%) MCSA
3 3 (1.45%) Degree
3 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) RHCE
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.48%) CCNA
5 1 (0.48%) MCP
5 1 (0.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.48%) RHCT
5 1 (0.48%) MCITP
5 1 (0.48%) LPIC
5 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.04%) NFS
3 16 (7.73%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.35%) Postfix
5 9 (4.35%) KVM
6 8 (3.86%) Sendmail
6 8 (3.86%) Squid
7 7 (3.38%) Varnish
8 5 (2.42%) Samba
8 5 (2.42%) XenServer
8 5 (2.42%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.45%) Apache Flume
9 3 (1.45%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.97%) vCloud
10 2 (0.97%) vSphere
11 1 (0.48%) Snort
11 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 97 (46.86%) Puppet
2 53 (25.60%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (21.74%) Nagios
4 21 (10.14%) HAProxy
5 20 (9.66%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.35%) Cacti
6 9 (4.35%) Zenoss
7 8 (3.86%) Ganglia
8 7 (3.38%) Capistrano
9 6 (2.90%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.93%) StatsD
11 2 (0.97%) Ansible
11 2 (0.97%) SCCM
11 2 (0.97%) SCOM
11 2 (0.97%) WSUS
11 2 (0.97%) Munin
11 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.48%) Nessus
12 1 (0.48%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 86 (41.55%) Red Hat
2 46 (22.22%) VMware
3 21 (10.14%) Oracle
4 18 (8.70%) Splunk
5 15 (7.25%) Cisco
6 14 (6.76%) Rackspace
7 11 (5.31%) Citrix
7 11 (5.31%) NetApp
8 10 (4.83%) HP
9 6 (2.90%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.42%) Google
10 5 (2.42%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.93%) F5
11 4 (1.93%) Sun
12 3 (1.45%) Adobe
12 3 (1.45%) Dell
12 3 (1.45%) Symantec
13 2 (0.97%) New Relic
13 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.97%) Fortinet
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