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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 419 486 523
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +37
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 199 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.52% 0.75% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 66 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+27.08% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £150.00 £31.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+380.00% -13.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+275.00% +11.11%

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
13128 12078 11405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 23.03% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7725 6736 5990
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1078 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +70 194 £400 +6.66% 85
London +51 126 £413 +10.00% 31
City of London +40 36 £400 +12.28% 13
South West -17 18 £450 - 7
Bristol -7 16 £450 - 6
South East -10 15 £400 +19.40% 17
Leeds +6 13 £225 +80.00% 4
Yorkshire +4 13 £225 +20.00% 9
West Yorkshire +1 13 £225 +80.00% 5
East of England -8 9 £355 - 9
East Midlands - 7 £313 - 4
Cambridge +8 6 £335 - 4
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £335 - 6
Hampshire -10 5 £500 +11.11% 5
Northamptonshire - 4 £313 -
Berkshire +10 3 £210 - 3
Scotland -4 3 £393 +12.14% 1
North West - 3 - - 2
Kent - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £393 -
Northampton - 3 £313 -
Hertfordshire -24 2 £375 - 2
North East -38 2 £225 -30.76%
Tyne and Wear -40 2 £225 -30.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 2 £225 -30.76%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 5
Nottingham - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - - 2

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 294 (85.71%) Linux
2 182 (53.06%) DevOps
3 179 (52.19%) CentOS
4 159 (46.36%) Puppet
5 130 (37.90%) Python
6 122 (35.57%) Java
7 116 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (33.53%) Jenkins
9 111 (32.36%) Git (software)
10 110 (32.07%) Red Hat
11 103 (30.03%) VMware
12 102 (29.74%) Ruby
13 99 (28.86%) Bash Shell
13 99 (28.86%) Opscode Chef
14 89 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 85 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (23.62%) MySQL
16 81 (23.62%) Apache
17 75 (21.87%) Debian
18 73 (21.28%) PHP
19 71 (20.70%) Perl
20 65 (18.95%) Windows
21 61 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
22 60 (17.49%) Open Source
22 60 (17.49%) MongoDB
23 58 (16.91%) Nagios
24 57 (16.62%) UNIX
24 57 (16.62%) Maven
25 50 (14.58%) LAMP
25 50 (14.58%) Splunk

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 81 (23.62%) Apache
2 36 (10.50%) nginx
3 29 (8.45%) OpenStack
4 16 (4.66%) Confluence
4 16 (4.66%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.92%) MediaWiki
6 9 (2.62%) Node.js
6 9 (2.62%) IIS
7 7 (2.04%) JBoss
8 6 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.75%) GlassFish
8 6 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.46%) Drupal
10 3 (0.87%) Gunicorn
10 3 (0.87%) WordPress
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.87%) Moodle
11 2 (0.58%) Lync
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Magento
1 3 (0.87%) Shopify
2 2 (0.58%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.92%) PaaS
3 8 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.87%) SaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.58%) Joyent
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.29%) Heroku
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.54%) Firewall
2 37 (10.79%) SAN
3 35 (10.20%) LDAP
4 27 (7.87%) WAN
5 25 (7.29%) LAN
5 25 (7.29%) TCP/IP
5 25 (7.29%) VPN
6 24 (7.00%) HTTP
7 23 (6.71%) Internet
8 17 (4.96%) DNS
9 12 (3.50%) Network Security
10 11 (3.21%) OSPF
10 11 (3.21%) BGP
11 10 (2.92%) EIGRP
11 10 (2.92%) IPsec
11 10 (2.92%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.92%) IPv6
12 6 (1.75%) DHCP
13 5 (1.46%) NAS
13 5 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (23.62%) MySQL
2 60 (17.49%) MongoDB
3 47 (13.70%) NoSQL
3 47 (13.70%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (4.96%) Redis
6 16 (4.66%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.04%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.75%) Big Data
8 6 (1.75%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.46%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.17%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.87%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 115 (33.53%) Jenkins
2 111 (32.36%) Git (software)
3 57 (16.62%) Maven
4 29 (8.45%) Hudson
5 26 (7.58%) Subversion
6 22 (6.41%) JIRA
7 8 (2.33%) Selenium
7 8 (2.33%) Artifactory
8 7 (2.04%) PHPUnit
9 5 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.17%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.17%) Ant
10 4 (1.17%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.17%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.17%) Behat
11 3 (0.87%) JMeter
11 3 (0.87%) JUnit
11 3 (0.87%) TestNG
12 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (3.79%) Games
2 10 (2.92%) Finance
3 4 (1.17%) Publishing
4 3 (0.87%) Advertising
4 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (0.87%) Banking
5 2 (0.58%) Retail
5 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 121 (35.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (19.24%) Developer
3 58 (16.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 45 (13.12%) Administrator
5 44 (12.83%) Linux Engineer
6 39 (11.37%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (9.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 25 (7.29%) Python Developer
9 24 (7.00%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (5.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.79%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.79%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.21%) Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) Python Software Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) Operations Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) DevOps Administrator
15 9 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.58%) LAMP
2 30 (8.75%) Web Services
2 30 (8.75%) RabbitMQ
3 29 (8.45%) XML
4 23 (6.71%) MCollective
5 20 (5.83%) CSS
6 19 (5.54%) JSON
7 18 (5.25%) HTML
8 17 (4.96%) jQuery
9 16 (4.66%) Twisted
10 14 (4.08%) RESTful
11 12 (3.50%) Django
12 10 (2.92%) .NET
13 8 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (2.33%) Spring
13 8 (2.33%) REST
14 7 (2.04%) HTML5
14 7 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (1.75%) Laravel
16 5 (1.46%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.49%) Open Source
2 20 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.50%) Replication
4 10 (2.92%) Wiki
4 10 (2.92%) Clustering
5 9 (2.62%) NHS
5 9 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.75%) Online Games
8 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.87%) User Experience
10 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.87%) EFT
10 3 (0.87%) VLE
11 2 (0.58%) STB
11 2 (0.58%) iSeries
11 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 294 (85.71%) Linux
2 179 (52.19%) CentOS
3 89 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (21.87%) Debian
5 65 (18.95%) Windows
6 57 (16.62%) UNIX
7 42 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (7.00%) Windows XP
10 16 (4.66%) Solaris
11 10 (2.92%) AIX
12 9 (2.62%) Fedora
13 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.17%) Android
14 4 (1.17%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.87%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (53.06%) DevOps
2 116 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (13.41%) Build Automation
5 40 (11.66%) Scrum
6 39 (11.37%) Configuration Management
6 39 (11.37%) Load Balancing
7 30 (8.75%) OO
8 29 (8.45%) Workflow
9 27 (7.87%) Software Engineering
10 26 (7.58%) Service Management
11 25 (7.29%) ITIL
12 21 (6.12%) Kanban
13 20 (5.83%) Incident Management
13 20 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (5.25%) Service Delivery
15 15 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
16 13 (3.79%) Data Modelling
17 11 (3.21%) Change Management
18 8 (2.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 130 (37.90%) Python
2 122 (35.57%) Java
3 102 (29.74%) Ruby
4 99 (28.86%) Bash Shell
5 73 (21.28%) PHP
6 71 (20.70%) Perl
7 44 (12.83%) SQL
8 42 (12.24%) JavaScript
9 35 (10.20%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.75%) Scala
10 6 (1.75%) Golang
11 4 (1.17%) C++
11 4 (1.17%) PHP5
11 4 (1.17%) C
12 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.87%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.58%) C#
13 2 (0.58%) Erlang
13 2 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 47 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.79%) CCNA
4 8 (2.33%) Degree
5 2 (0.58%) LPIC
5 2 (0.58%) RHCE
5 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.29%) RHCT
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.66%) SLA
2 2 (0.58%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) HL7
3 1 (0.29%) DICOM
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.91%) XenServer
3 27 (7.87%) Samba
4 24 (7.00%) vCloud
5 21 (6.12%) VMware Server
5 21 (6.12%) Postfix
6 19 (5.54%) Docker
7 16 (4.66%) Active Directory
8 14 (4.08%) NFS
9 8 (2.33%) Sendmail
10 7 (2.04%) Squid
11 5 (1.46%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.17%) vSphere
12 4 (1.17%) Xen
13 3 (0.87%) KVM
14 2 (0.58%) Ceph
14 2 (0.58%) LXC
14 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.58%) Firmware
14 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 159 (46.36%) Puppet
2 99 (28.86%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (16.91%) Nagios
4 40 (11.66%) ZABBIX
5 30 (8.75%) Salt
6 23 (6.71%) Zenoss
7 22 (6.41%) Ansible
8 21 (6.12%) Kibana
9 17 (4.96%) Graylog2
10 9 (2.62%) HAProxy
11 7 (2.04%) logstash
12 5 (1.46%) Capistrano
12 5 (1.46%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (1.17%) CFEngine
14 2 (0.58%) StatsD
14 2 (0.58%) YUM
14 2 (0.58%) SCCM
14 2 (0.58%) SCOM
15 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 110 (32.07%) Red Hat
2 103 (30.03%) VMware
3 50 (14.58%) Splunk
4 25 (7.29%) Citrix
5 19 (5.54%) Oracle
6 17 (4.96%) Perforce
7 14 (4.08%) Microsoft
8 9 (2.62%) HP
8 9 (2.62%) Zend
9 7 (2.04%) EMC
9 7 (2.04%) NetApp
10 6 (1.75%) Google
11 5 (1.46%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.87%) Atmel
13 3 (0.87%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.87%) Cisco
13 3 (0.87%) Dell
14 2 (0.58%) Scality
14 2 (0.58%) New Relic
Oxford, Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 575
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 600
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-450 Per Day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago