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 2 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 444 429 490
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +61
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 162 157 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 1.26% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 46
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £182 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £213
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +47.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.58% +4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+196.87% -

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
12133 12418 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.03% 23.11% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7110 7049 6017
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1046 1001
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -5 161 £375 -6.25% 75
London +28 90 £450 - 40
West Yorkshire -19 20 £300 +62.16% 2
Leeds -32 20 £300 +66.66% 2
Yorkshire -36 20 £300 +62.16% 3
West Midlands - 19 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 18 £350 -
South East -26 13 £368 -8.12% 10
City of London -6 12 £503 +14.85% 9
East Midlands - 9 £407 -
Croydon - 8 £431 - 1
South West -19 5 £320 -22.42% 8
Northampton - 5 £407 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Lancashire - 4 £475 -
Burnley - 4 £475 -
Gatwick - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
North West - 4 £475 - 7
Nottinghamshire - 3 £475 -
Hampshire -3 2 - - 2
Bristol -17 2 £373 -8.30% 2
Portsmouth - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £356 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £356 - 3
Cardiff +2 1 £425 +54.54% 1
South Wales +1 1 £425 +54.54% 1
Wales 0 1 £425 +54.54% 1

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 289 (84.50%) Linux
2 187 (54.68%) CentOS
3 145 (42.40%) Python
4 144 (42.11%) Puppet
5 141 (41.23%) DevOps
6 116 (33.92%) VMware
7 114 (33.33%) MySQL
8 112 (32.75%) Red Hat
9 111 (32.46%) Git (software)
10 109 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
11 107 (31.29%) Bash Shell
12 106 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (30.70%) Jenkins
14 98 (28.65%) Perl
15 93 (27.19%) Windows
16 89 (26.02%) Ruby
17 88 (25.73%) Apache
18 87 (25.44%) Java
19 83 (24.27%) PostgreSQL
20 82 (23.98%) Opscode Chef
21 74 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
22 70 (20.47%) Firewall
23 69 (20.18%) MongoDB
23 69 (20.18%) Security Cleared
24 67 (19.59%) Scrum
25 63 (18.42%) UNIX
25 63 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 61 (17.84%) PHP
27 59 (17.25%) Debian
28 57 (16.67%) nginx

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 88 (25.73%) Apache
2 57 (16.67%) nginx
3 39 (11.40%) Confluence
4 35 (10.23%) Tomcat
5 28 (8.19%) JBoss
6 26 (7.60%) Node.js
7 18 (5.26%) OpenStack
7 18 (5.26%) Mule ESB
8 15 (4.39%) IIS
9 13 (3.80%) MediaWiki
10 9 (2.63%) Drupal
11 8 (2.34%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (2.05%) Jetty
13 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (1.17%) Tornado
15 4 (1.17%) WildFly
15 4 (1.17%) Apache TomEE
15 4 (1.17%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 11 (3.22%) MS Office
2 5 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.97%) PaaS
2 17 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.34%) IaaS
5 7 (2.05%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.75%) Heroku
6 6 (1.75%) GitHub
7 5 (1.46%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.46%) Engine Yard
7 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.46%) SaaS
8 4 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.29%) Route 53
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (20.47%) Firewall
2 40 (11.70%) LDAP
3 37 (10.82%) VPN
4 31 (9.06%) LAN
5 27 (7.89%) SAN
6 26 (7.60%) TCP/IP
7 22 (6.43%) WAN
8 21 (6.14%) DNS
9 19 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 18 (5.26%) Network Security
11 16 (4.68%) SSL
12 13 (3.80%) HTTP
12 13 (3.80%) Reverse Proxy
12 13 (3.80%) BIG-IP
13 12 (3.51%) DMZ
14 11 (3.22%) VLAN
15 10 (2.92%) OSPF
15 10 (2.92%) BGP
16 9 (2.63%) EIGRP
16 9 (2.63%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (33.33%) MySQL
2 83 (24.27%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (20.18%) MongoDB
4 46 (13.45%) SQL Server
5 39 (11.40%) NoSQL
6 34 (9.94%) Redis
7 20 (5.85%) Relational Database
8 18 (5.26%) Hadoop
9 16 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.92%) HBase
10 10 (2.92%) MariaDB
11 9 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.17%) Riak
12 4 (1.17%) Big Data
12 4 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.17%) Infinispan
13 3 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 111 (32.46%) Git (software)
2 105 (30.70%) Jenkins
3 46 (13.45%) Subversion
4 42 (12.28%) JIRA
5 35 (10.23%) Maven
6 31 (9.06%) Selenium
7 29 (8.48%) Gerrit
8 24 (7.02%) Artifactory
9 23 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (6.73%) SonarQube
10 22 (6.43%) Hudson
11 15 (4.39%) Mercurial
12 11 (3.22%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.22%) Gradle
13 10 (2.92%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.92%) Spock
13 10 (2.92%) Geb
14 9 (2.63%) JMeter
15 6 (1.75%) JUnit
16 5 (1.46%) Ant
General
1 9 (2.63%) Finance
1 9 (2.63%) Games
1 9 (2.63%) Retail
1 9 (2.63%) Marketing
2 8 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.17%) Advertising
4 3 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.29%) Back Office
5 1 (0.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.29%) Law
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 92 (26.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (16.96%) Developer
3 46 (13.45%) Administrator
4 31 (9.06%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (7.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 25 (7.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 25 (7.31%) Linux Engineer
7 20 (5.85%) Python Developer
8 18 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.80%) Technical Support
10 13 (3.80%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.80%) Architect
11 11 (3.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.92%) Consultant
12 10 (2.92%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.63%) Linux Support
14 8 (2.34%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.34%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.04%) Web Services
2 33 (9.65%) LAMP
3 29 (8.48%) RESTful
4 25 (7.31%) Django
5 24 (7.02%) HTML
5 24 (7.02%) .NET
6 23 (6.73%) CSS
7 22 (6.43%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (5.85%) jQuery
9 19 (5.56%) Flask
10 18 (5.26%) J2EE
11 16 (4.68%) Spring
12 15 (4.39%) HTML5
12 15 (4.39%) JAX-RS
12 15 (4.39%) MCollective
12 15 (4.39%) Apache Camel
13 10 (2.92%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.92%) CSS3
13 10 (2.92%) Grails
13 10 (2.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.73%) Clustering
3 15 (4.39%) NHS
3 15 (4.39%) Wiki
4 12 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.22%) Smartcard
5 11 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.92%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.63%) Device Driver
7 9 (2.63%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.34%) Online Games
9 7 (2.05%) Replication
10 6 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.75%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.46%) W3C
11 5 (1.46%) Tandem
12 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 289 (84.50%) Linux
2 187 (54.68%) CentOS
3 93 (27.19%) Windows
4 63 (18.42%) UNIX
4 63 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (17.25%) Debian
6 35 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.97%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.09%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.51%) SUSE
12 9 (2.63%) Mac OS X Server
13 7 (2.05%) Solaris
14 6 (1.75%) Fedora
15 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.17%) HPUX
17 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.23%) DevOps
2 109 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (19.59%) Scrum
5 55 (16.08%) ITIL
5 55 (16.08%) Configuration Management
6 49 (14.33%) Service Management
7 42 (12.28%) Open Source
8 41 (11.99%) TDD
9 40 (11.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 39 (11.40%) Workflow
11 33 (9.65%) MVC
11 33 (9.65%) Load Balancing
12 28 (8.19%) Microservices
13 26 (7.60%) BDD
14 22 (6.43%) Build Automation
15 20 (5.85%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.85%) SOA
16 18 (5.26%) Incident Management
16 18 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (42.40%) Python
2 107 (31.29%) Bash Shell
3 98 (28.65%) Perl
4 89 (26.02%) Ruby
5 87 (25.44%) Java
6 61 (17.84%) PHP
7 44 (12.87%) SQL
8 30 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 29 (8.48%) JavaScript
10 17 (4.97%) C#
11 12 (3.51%) Korn
12 11 (3.22%) C
13 10 (2.92%) Groovy
13 10 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.34%) C++
15 7 (2.05%) Scala
16 5 (1.46%) VBScript
17 4 (1.17%) Go
18 3 (0.88%) F#
19 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 69 (20.18%) Security Cleared
2 52 (15.20%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.14%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.22%) CCNA
5 11 (3.22%) Degree
6 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.34%) MCSE
7 5 (1.46%) MCSA
7 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.17%) CCNP
9 3 (0.88%) RHCE
10 2 (0.58%) MCDST
10 2 (0.58%) MCTS
10 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.97%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 46 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.23%) Docker
4 26 (7.60%) vCloud
5 25 (7.31%) Samba
6 17 (4.97%) NFS
6 17 (4.97%) Postfix
7 16 (4.68%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.39%) iptables
9 11 (3.22%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.92%) XenServer
11 9 (2.63%) Varnish
11 9 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.34%) vSphere
13 6 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.46%) Snort
14 5 (1.46%) Squid
15 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
16 2 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 144 (42.11%) Puppet
2 82 (23.98%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (16.37%) ZABBIX
4 49 (14.33%) Ansible
5 41 (11.99%) Nagios
6 33 (9.65%) Salt
7 31 (9.06%) HAProxy
8 24 (7.02%) Kibana
8 24 (7.02%) logstash
9 19 (5.56%) Rundeck
10 18 (5.26%) Vagrant
11 14 (4.09%) Zenoss
12 11 (3.22%) WSUS
13 10 (2.92%) OVSD
13 10 (2.92%) Cobbler
13 10 (2.92%) Graphite
14 4 (1.17%) CA LISA
14 4 (1.17%) SmokePing
14 4 (1.17%) collectd
14 4 (1.17%) Graylog
Vendors
1 116 (33.92%) VMware
2 112 (32.75%) Red Hat
3 50 (14.62%) Cisco
4 47 (13.74%) Microsoft
5 43 (12.57%) Splunk
6 26 (7.60%) Oracle
7 24 (7.02%) HP
8 20 (5.85%) Google
8 20 (5.85%) NetApp
9 17 (4.97%) Citrix
10 13 (3.80%) F5
11 9 (2.63%) Pega
11 9 (2.63%) Apple
12 8 (2.34%) Dell
12 8 (2.34%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.75%) Sun
13 6 (1.75%) Zend
13 6 (1.75%) Percona
14 5 (1.46%) SaltStack
14 5 (1.46%) AppDynamics
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