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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 464 435 526
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +91
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 137 140 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.10% 1.17% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 83 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £163 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -51.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £125 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £235 £335
% change year-on-year
+64.89% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £84.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+428.12% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00

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
12481 11916 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.40% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7122 6626 6240
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1001 1214
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -31 130 £400 +146.15% 67
London +4 69 £450 +176.92% 44
South West 0 32 £400 +33.33% 6
Bristol - 30 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -5 14 £223 +78.00% 3
City of London +29 13 £450 +100.00% 13
Leeds +6 13 £220 +76.00% 3
West Yorkshire 0 13 £220 +76.00% 3
East of England -26 7 £335 -10.66% 3
South East -10 6 £330 -26.66% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £335 -4.28% 1
Cambridge -10 5 £335 -4.28% 1
Scotland -13 4 £350 -
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Wales -12 2 £363 +11.53% 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1
Sheffield +8 1 - -
South Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Swindon -1 1 £300 -
Cardiff -6 1 £300 -7.69% 1
South Wales -10 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Wiltshire -13 1 £300 -
Hampshire -18 1 £330 -26.66% 3
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 3
Somerset - 1 £325 - 3
Bromley - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 243 (87.10%) Linux
2 149 (53.41%) CentOS
3 136 (48.75%) Puppet
4 124 (44.44%) DevOps
5 113 (40.50%) Red Hat
6 110 (39.43%) Java
7 108 (38.71%) Python
8 104 (37.28%) VMware
9 93 (33.33%) Bash Shell
10 86 (30.82%) Ruby
10 86 (30.82%) Apache
11 84 (30.11%) Git (software)
12 76 (27.24%) MySQL
12 76 (27.24%) Debian
13 72 (25.81%) Jenkins
14 71 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 70 (25.09%) Opscode Chef
15 70 (25.09%) PHP
16 68 (24.37%) Windows
16 68 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (23.30%) Perl
18 61 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (19.00%) LAMP
20 49 (17.56%) Firewall
21 48 (17.20%) Configuration Management
22 47 (16.85%) ZABBIX
22 47 (16.85%) Splunk
23 46 (16.49%) PostgreSQL
24 45 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
24 45 (16.13%) SQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (30.82%) Apache
2 40 (14.34%) nginx
3 19 (6.81%) OpenStack
3 19 (6.81%) Confluence
4 13 (4.66%) MediaWiki
4 13 (4.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.87%) IIS
6 6 (2.15%) Node.js
7 5 (1.79%) WordPress
7 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.43%) Drupal
8 4 (1.43%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.08%) Moodle
10 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.36%) TorqueBox
11 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Magento
2 3 (1.08%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.43%) Joyent
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.36%) Route 53
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.56%) Firewall
2 39 (13.98%) LDAP
3 34 (12.19%) SAN
4 31 (11.11%) VPN
5 22 (7.89%) LAN
5 22 (7.89%) WAN
6 19 (6.81%) iSCSI
7 17 (6.09%) Network Security
7 17 (6.09%) HTTP
8 16 (5.73%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.38%) Internet
10 14 (5.02%) OSPF
10 14 (5.02%) BGP
10 14 (5.02%) DNS
11 13 (4.66%) EIGRP
11 13 (4.66%) IPv6
11 13 (4.66%) IPsec
12 8 (2.87%) DHCP
13 7 (2.51%) VLAN
14 5 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (27.24%) MySQL
2 46 (16.49%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 28 (10.04%) NoSQL
5 19 (6.81%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.66%) Hadoop
7 12 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (3.23%) Redis
9 8 (2.87%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.51%) Big Data
11 3 (1.08%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.08%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.72%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.36%) SimpleDB
13 1 (0.36%) KDB
13 1 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 84 (30.11%) Git (software)
2 72 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 34 (12.19%) JIRA
4 31 (11.11%) Maven
5 24 (8.60%) Subversion
6 19 (6.81%) Hudson
7 6 (2.15%) JUnit
8 4 (1.43%) JMeter
8 4 (1.43%) Selenium
9 3 (1.08%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.08%) TestNG
9 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.08%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.08%) Ant
10 2 (0.72%) FishEye
10 2 (0.72%) Behat
10 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.72%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.72%) jMock
General
1 9 (3.23%) Games
2 8 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (2.15%) Finance
4 4 (1.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Billing
5 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (28.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (23.66%) Administrator
3 65 (23.30%) Systems Administrator
4 49 (17.56%) Linux Engineer
5 44 (15.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 39 (13.98%) Linux Administrator
7 38 (13.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 36 (12.90%) Developer
9 23 (8.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (5.38%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.94%) Python Developer
13 11 (3.94%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.58%) Analyst
15 8 (2.87%) Software Engineer
15 8 (2.87%) Architect
15 8 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
16 7 (2.51%) DevOps Administrator
16 7 (2.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (19.00%) LAMP
2 27 (9.68%) Web Services
3 20 (7.17%) MCollective
4 18 (6.45%) XML
5 17 (6.09%) CSS
6 15 (5.38%) jQuery
6 15 (5.38%) JSON
7 12 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (3.94%) HTML
9 10 (3.58%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (3.23%) RESTful
11 8 (2.87%) REST
12 7 (2.51%) Twisted
12 7 (2.51%) SOAP
12 7 (2.51%) .NET
12 7 (2.51%) Ajax
12 7 (2.51%) Spring
13 6 (2.15%) J2EE
14 5 (1.79%) Django
14 5 (1.79%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.98%) Open Source
2 15 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.66%) Wiki
3 13 (4.66%) NHS
4 9 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.51%) Online Games
7 3 (1.08%) New Media
7 3 (1.08%) Replication
7 3 (1.08%) VLE
7 3 (1.08%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.72%) STB
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) iSeries
9 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) W3C
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 243 (87.10%) Linux
2 149 (53.41%) CentOS
3 76 (27.24%) Debian
4 71 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (24.37%) Windows
6 45 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (12.54%) UNIX
7 35 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (7.89%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.73%) Solaris
10 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.87%) Fedora
12 7 (2.51%) AIX
13 6 (2.15%) Android
14 5 (1.79%) SmartOS
14 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.43%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (1.08%) SUSE
17 1 (0.36%) OpenSolaris
17 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (44.44%) DevOps
2 61 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (17.20%) Configuration Management
4 38 (13.62%) Build Automation
5 33 (11.83%) Service Management
6 31 (11.11%) Workflow
6 31 (11.11%) Scrum
7 27 (9.68%) Load Balancing
8 24 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (6.81%) ITIL
11 17 (6.09%) OO
11 17 (6.09%) Incident Management
12 14 (5.02%) Data Modelling
12 14 (5.02%) Kanban
13 12 (4.30%) TDD
14 11 (3.94%) Service Delivery
15 9 (3.23%) MVC
16 8 (2.87%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (39.43%) Java
2 108 (38.71%) Python
3 93 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 86 (30.82%) Ruby
5 70 (25.09%) PHP
6 65 (23.30%) Perl
7 45 (16.13%) SQL
8 33 (11.83%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.87%) PHP5
11 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.43%) Korn
13 3 (1.08%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.08%) C++
13 3 (1.08%) C
14 1 (0.36%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.36%) C-shell
14 1 (0.36%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 29 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.51%) Degree
4 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.79%) CCNA
4 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.72%) LPIC
5 2 (0.72%) RHCE
6 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.36%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (9.68%) Postfix
3 26 (9.32%) XenServer
4 24 (8.60%) NFS
5 23 (8.24%) Samba
6 22 (7.89%) Active Directory
7 21 (7.53%) VMware Server
8 16 (5.73%) Sendmail
9 15 (5.38%) vCloud
10 13 (4.66%) Squid
11 12 (4.30%) KVM
12 11 (3.94%) Docker
13 10 (3.58%) Hyper-V
14 4 (1.43%) Xen
15 3 (1.08%) Dovecot
15 3 (1.08%) Varnish
16 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
16 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
17 1 (0.36%) vSphere
17 1 (0.36%) qmail
Systems Management
1 136 (48.75%) Puppet
2 70 (25.09%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (16.85%) ZABBIX
4 42 (15.05%) Nagios
5 23 (8.24%) Salt
6 15 (5.38%) Zenoss
6 15 (5.38%) HAProxy
7 13 (4.66%) Kibana
8 10 (3.58%) Graylog2
9 9 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 8 (2.87%) Cacti
11 7 (2.51%) logstash
11 7 (2.51%) Ansible
12 5 (1.79%) Ganglia
13 4 (1.43%) CFEngine
14 3 (1.08%) Capistrano
15 2 (0.72%) SCCM
15 2 (0.72%) YUM
16 1 (0.36%) Munin
16 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 113 (40.50%) Red Hat
2 104 (37.28%) VMware
3 47 (16.85%) Splunk
4 27 (9.68%) Oracle
5 19 (6.81%) Citrix
6 15 (5.38%) HP
7 14 (5.02%) NetApp
8 12 (4.30%) Cisco
9 10 (3.58%) Perforce
10 8 (2.87%) Rackspace
11 6 (2.15%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.79%) Zend
12 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.79%) JBoss
12 5 (1.79%) Dell
13 4 (1.43%) EMC
13 4 (1.43%) F5
14 3 (1.08%) Google
15 2 (0.72%) Symantec
15 2 (0.72%) Microsoft
London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago