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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 435 472 517
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +45
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 170 127 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.38% 1.05% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 71 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £323
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% +77.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £24.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.80 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-59.49% -

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
12283 12057 10127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.09% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6761 5434
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1037 985
Average hourly rate £16.06 £16.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.16 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 +32 169 £375 +5.63% 72
London +12 88 £450 +26.76% 41
Yorkshire -8 29 £225 -27.41% 3
Leeds +8 28 £225 -27.41% 2
West Yorkshire +3 28 £225 -27.41% 3
South East -15 21 £350 -22.22% 12
South West +21 16 £425 +3.03% 1
Bristol +6 11 £405 +1.25% 1
East Midlands - 10 £475 - 3
City of London +10 9 £338 -15.62% 5
Nottinghamshire - 8 £475 - 2
Hampshire +5 7 £275 -45.00% 4
Nottingham - 5 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £410 +17.14%
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Farnborough - 4 £263 - 1
East of England +5 3 £250 - 3
East Sussex - 3 £370 - 6
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
Portsmouth - 3 £290 -
Somerset +11 2 £250 -39.39%
Bath +2 2 £250 -39.39%
Milton Keynes -1 2 £410 +17.14%
Cambridge -7 2 £250 - 2
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £250 - 2
North West -17 2 £235 - 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £444 - 1
Brighton - 2 - - 5
Manchester - 2 £235 - 1

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 342 (88.83%) Linux
2 193 (50.13%) CentOS
3 186 (48.31%) DevOps
4 180 (46.75%) Puppet
5 157 (40.78%) Python
6 146 (37.92%) Bash Shell
7 137 (35.58%) Jenkins
8 134 (34.81%) Red Hat
9 132 (34.29%) VMware
10 124 (32.21%) Git (software)
11 123 (31.95%) Ruby
12 116 (30.13%) Windows
13 115 (29.87%) MySQL
14 110 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
15 108 (28.05%) Perl
15 108 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
16 103 (26.75%) Opscode Chef
17 102 (26.49%) Java
18 99 (25.71%) MongoDB
19 93 (24.16%) Apache
20 91 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
21 85 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 74 (19.22%) Maven
23 73 (18.96%) PostgreSQL
24 72 (18.70%) Firewall
24 72 (18.70%) Nagios
24 72 (18.70%) Security Cleared
24 72 (18.70%) Ansible
25 67 (17.40%) UNIX
25 67 (17.40%) PHP

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 93 (24.16%) Apache
2 61 (15.84%) nginx
3 37 (9.61%) Node.js
4 36 (9.35%) OpenStack
5 27 (7.01%) JBoss
6 25 (6.49%) Confluence
7 24 (6.23%) Tomcat
8 16 (4.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (3.90%) MediaWiki
9 15 (3.90%) IIS
10 9 (2.34%) MS Exchange
10 9 (2.34%) Mule ESB
11 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.30%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (1.04%) Jetty
13 4 (1.04%) Drupal
13 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 91 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (11.43%) PaaS
3 16 (4.16%) Heroku
3 16 (4.16%) Engine Yard
4 13 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (3.38%) Amazon S3
4 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.60%) GitHub
5 10 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.04%) IaaS
9 2 (0.52%) SaaS
9 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.52%) Office 365
10 1 (0.26%) Route 53
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.70%) Firewall
2 48 (12.47%) TCP/IP
3 47 (12.21%) DNS
4 46 (11.95%) VPN
5 45 (11.69%) LDAP
6 26 (6.75%) LAN
6 26 (6.75%) SAN
7 23 (5.97%) SSL
7 23 (5.97%) VLAN
8 21 (5.45%) DHCP
9 20 (5.19%) WAN
10 15 (3.90%) HTTP
10 15 (3.90%) Network Security
11 14 (3.64%) iSCSI
11 14 (3.64%) OSPF
11 14 (3.64%) BGP
12 12 (3.12%) IPsec
13 11 (2.86%) EIGRP
13 11 (2.86%) IPv6
14 10 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (29.87%) MySQL
2 99 (25.71%) MongoDB
3 73 (18.96%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (14.55%) NoSQL
5 38 (9.87%) Relational Database
6 34 (8.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 32 (8.31%) Redis
8 31 (8.05%) Hadoop
9 26 (6.75%) SQL Server
10 21 (5.45%) RDBMS
11 19 (4.94%) MariaDB
12 14 (3.64%) Big Data
13 3 (0.78%) DB2
14 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.52%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
15 1 (0.26%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 137 (35.58%) Jenkins
2 124 (32.21%) Git (software)
3 74 (19.22%) Maven
4 51 (13.25%) Subversion
5 27 (7.01%) JIRA
6 26 (6.75%) Artifactory
7 20 (5.19%) Hudson
8 15 (3.90%) SonarQube
9 14 (3.64%) Gerrit
10 10 (2.60%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.82%) Grunt
12 6 (1.56%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.56%) MSBuild
12 6 (1.56%) CruiseControl
12 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.30%) Selenium
13 5 (1.30%) GitLab
14 4 (1.04%) webpack
15 3 (0.78%) Behat
15 3 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 17 (4.42%) Games
2 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (1.82%) Marketing
3 5 (1.30%) Retail
3 5 (1.30%) Law
4 4 (1.04%) Advertising
4 4 (1.04%) Finance
5 2 (0.52%) Publishing
5 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.26%) Back Office
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (33.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (17.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 48 (12.47%) Administrator
4 46 (11.95%) Developer
5 41 (10.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 33 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
9 20 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (5.19%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.68%) Analyst
11 15 (3.90%) Linux Support
12 14 (3.64%) Software Developer
13 12 (3.12%) Linux Support Engineer
14 11 (2.86%) DevOps Specialist
15 10 (2.60%) Technical Support
16 9 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 8 (2.08%) Java Developer
17 8 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.25%) Web Services
2 30 (7.79%) HTML
3 29 (7.53%) MCollective
4 28 (7.27%) CSS
5 27 (7.01%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (6.23%) LAMP
7 23 (5.97%) HTML5
8 17 (4.42%) .NET
9 14 (3.64%) CSS3
10 13 (3.38%) jQuery
11 11 (2.86%) JSON
11 11 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.60%) XML
13 8 (2.08%) J2EE
13 8 (2.08%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.08%) Backbone.js
14 7 (1.82%) REST
14 7 (1.82%) Django
15 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (1.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.17%) Open Source
2 40 (10.39%) Clustering
3 21 (5.45%) Device Driver
4 17 (4.42%) Wiki
5 16 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.16%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.64%) NHS
7 13 (3.38%) Online Games
8 12 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (2.34%) Smartcard
11 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.56%) Replication
12 6 (1.56%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.30%) W3C
14 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
14 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 342 (88.83%) Linux
2 193 (50.13%) CentOS
3 116 (30.13%) Windows
4 85 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (17.40%) UNIX
6 50 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (11.43%) Debian
8 31 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (4.42%) SUSE
11 13 (3.38%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.34%) Mac OS X Server
14 6 (1.56%) Solaris
14 6 (1.56%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.30%) Fedora
16 4 (1.04%) VMS
17 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (48.31%) DevOps
2 110 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 108 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (14.03%) Scrum
4 54 (14.03%) Load Balancing
5 52 (13.51%) Configuration Management
6 44 (11.43%) Build Automation
7 40 (10.39%) ITIL
8 37 (9.61%) Service Management
9 35 (9.09%) Workflow
10 27 (7.01%) Automated Testing
11 25 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (6.23%) Change Management
13 23 (5.97%) Incident Management
13 23 (5.97%) Release Management
14 20 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (4.42%) E-Commerce
17 15 (3.90%) Service Delivery
18 12 (3.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 157 (40.78%) Python
2 146 (37.92%) Bash Shell
3 123 (31.95%) Ruby
4 108 (28.05%) Perl
5 102 (26.49%) Java
6 67 (17.40%) PHP
7 51 (13.25%) SQL
8 46 (11.95%) Shell Script
9 34 (8.83%) JavaScript
10 22 (5.71%) C#
10 22 (5.71%) Korn
11 17 (4.42%) Scala
12 12 (3.12%) Go
13 10 (2.60%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.56%) C
14 6 (1.56%) VBScript
15 3 (0.78%) C++
16 2 (0.52%) F#
17 1 (0.26%) Delphi
17 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.34%) CCNA
4 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.08%) Degree
6 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) CIPD
8 1 (0.26%) MCSE
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.49%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) DICOM
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (12.47%) Active Directory
1 48 (12.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.53%) Samba
3 28 (7.27%) Docker
4 24 (6.23%) Postfix
5 20 (5.19%) iptables
6 19 (4.94%) vCloud
7 14 (3.64%) Hyper-V
7 14 (3.64%) NFS
8 13 (3.38%) XenServer
9 11 (2.86%) VMware Server
10 9 (2.34%) Xen
11 8 (2.08%) vSphere
12 6 (1.56%) Sendmail
13 5 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.04%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.04%) Varnish
15 3 (0.78%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.52%) KVM
16 2 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 180 (46.75%) Puppet
2 103 (26.75%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (18.70%) Nagios
3 72 (18.70%) Ansible
4 63 (16.36%) ZABBIX
5 31 (8.05%) Salt
6 25 (6.49%) HAProxy
7 24 (6.23%) Cobbler
8 19 (4.94%) Kibana
9 16 (4.16%) Zenoss
10 14 (3.64%) logstash
11 13 (3.38%) collectd
12 12 (3.12%) WSUS
13 10 (2.60%) Graphite
14 9 (2.34%) Graylog
15 6 (1.56%) OVSD
16 5 (1.30%) Icinga
17 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
17 4 (1.04%) Cacti
18 3 (0.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 134 (34.81%) Red Hat
2 132 (34.29%) VMware
3 48 (12.47%) Splunk
4 47 (12.21%) Microsoft
5 40 (10.39%) Oracle
6 38 (9.87%) Cisco
7 20 (5.19%) HP
8 19 (4.94%) NetApp
9 18 (4.68%) Citrix
10 13 (3.38%) Google
11 11 (2.86%) Apple
12 9 (2.34%) Perforce
12 9 (2.34%) F5
13 7 (1.82%) EMC
14 6 (1.56%) Akamai
14 6 (1.56%) Percona
15 5 (1.30%) Rackspace
15 5 (1.30%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.30%) Sun
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500pd - £550pd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £260 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 250-280 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 18 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago