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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 366 481 453
Rank change year-on-year
+115 -28
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 214 78 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 0.71% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 58 47
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £385
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -41.66%

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
11290 10933 10103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.38% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 5975 5343
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 986 1112
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +107 203 £425 +19.71% 93
London +93 144 £450 +26.76% 45
Yorkshire +6 17 £225 - 4
West Yorkshire +9 16 £225 - 3
Leeds +2 16 £225 - 3
South East -3 16 £395 -4.24% 13
South West -5 14 £385 +40.00% 10
Scotland - 10 £310 - 1
Edinburgh - 10 £310 - 1
Gloucestershire - 10 £385 - 3
City of London +12 8 £363 +2.11% 11
East of England - 8 £375 - 8
Cambridgeshire - 6 - - 6
Cambridge - 6 - - 4
Berkshire - 5 £400 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 £424 -
Hampshire - 4 £313 - 3
Bristol - 4 £425 - 7
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 -
West Midlands - 3 £325 - 5
East Sussex -9 2 £383 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £269 - 1
Warwick - 2 £269 -
Bracknell - 2 £396 - 1
Brighton -13 1 £400 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 - 1
Reigate - - - -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 376 (89.95%) Linux
2 232 (55.50%) DevOps
3 206 (49.28%) Puppet
4 186 (44.50%) CentOS
5 165 (39.47%) Jenkins
6 154 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 153 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (34.45%) Python
9 137 (32.78%) Bash Shell
10 135 (32.30%) Java
11 134 (32.06%) Ruby
12 130 (31.10%) Opscode Chef
13 119 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
14 116 (27.75%) Red Hat
15 106 (25.36%) VMware
16 105 (25.12%) MongoDB
17 103 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 102 (24.40%) Maven
19 98 (23.44%) MySQL
20 92 (22.01%) Nagios
21 84 (20.10%) Windows
22 83 (19.86%) Apache
23 82 (19.62%) Security Cleared
24 79 (18.90%) Perl
25 71 (16.99%) PHP
26 70 (16.75%) Ansible
27 68 (16.27%) NoSQL
27 68 (16.27%) Open Source
28 65 (15.55%) SC Cleared
29 63 (15.07%) UNIX

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 83 (19.86%) Apache
2 51 (12.20%) OpenStack
3 43 (10.29%) nginx
4 34 (8.13%) Node.js
5 23 (5.50%) Tomcat
6 21 (5.02%) JBoss
7 16 (3.83%) Confluence
8 13 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (2.39%) MediaWiki
9 10 (2.39%) MS Exchange
10 9 (2.15%) IIS
11 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.96%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.96%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.72%) WordPress
15 3 (0.72%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (11.00%) PaaS
3 18 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (3.11%) Heroku
4 13 (3.11%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.87%) Engine Yard
6 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (2.15%) GitHub
8 5 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.72%) SaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.48%) Office 365
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) IaaS
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.96%) TCP/IP
1 50 (11.96%) Firewall
2 46 (11.00%) DNS
3 36 (8.61%) LDAP
4 31 (7.42%) VPN
5 30 (7.18%) HTTP
6 24 (5.74%) WAN
7 23 (5.50%) DHCP
8 22 (5.26%) LAN
9 20 (4.78%) SAN
10 18 (4.31%) VLAN
10 18 (4.31%) Internet
11 13 (3.11%) SSL
12 12 (2.87%) Network Security
13 11 (2.63%) OSPF
13 11 (2.63%) BGP
14 10 (2.39%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.39%) IPsec
15 9 (2.15%) EIGRP
15 9 (2.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (25.12%) MongoDB
2 98 (23.44%) MySQL
3 68 (16.27%) NoSQL
4 60 (14.35%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (8.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (7.42%) Relational Database
7 27 (6.46%) Redis
8 26 (6.22%) Hadoop
9 18 (4.31%) MariaDB
10 17 (4.07%) SQL Server
11 15 (3.59%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.59%) Big Data
12 5 (1.20%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.24%) VoltDB
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.24%) DB2
14 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 165 (39.47%) Jenkins
2 154 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 102 (24.40%) Maven
4 49 (11.72%) Subversion
5 28 (6.70%) Hudson
6 24 (5.74%) Artifactory
7 19 (4.55%) JIRA
8 12 (2.87%) PHPUnit
9 8 (1.91%) GitLab
10 7 (1.67%) Selenium
11 6 (1.44%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.44%) Behat
11 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.44%) CruiseControl
12 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.20%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.20%) Grunt
13 4 (0.96%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (4.07%) Games
2 5 (1.20%) Finance
2 5 (1.20%) Law
3 4 (0.96%) Publishing
3 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.72%) Banking
4 3 (0.72%) Advertising
4 3 (0.72%) Marketing
5 2 (0.48%) Electronics
5 2 (0.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (37.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (19.38%) Developer
3 64 (15.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 57 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 39 (9.33%) Administrator
6 26 (6.22%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (4.78%) Analyst
8 20 (4.78%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (4.55%) Python Developer
10 18 (4.31%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.35%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.87%) Operations Engineer
13 12 (2.87%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.87%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.39%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 10 (2.39%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.77%) Web Services
2 40 (9.57%) RabbitMQ
2 40 (9.57%) HTML
3 37 (8.85%) CSS
4 33 (7.89%) MCollective
5 29 (6.94%) LAMP
6 25 (5.98%) HTML5
7 23 (5.50%) XML
8 19 (4.55%) .NET
9 18 (4.31%) JSON
9 18 (4.31%) jQuery
10 14 (3.35%) RESTful
10 14 (3.35%) CSS3
11 11 (2.63%) Backbone.js
11 11 (2.63%) Twisted
11 11 (2.63%) Django
12 10 (2.39%) REST
12 10 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.39%) Spring
13 9 (2.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.27%) Open Source
2 36 (8.61%) Clustering
3 18 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.59%) Device Driver
5 12 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.63%) Replication
7 10 (2.39%) Wiki
8 8 (1.91%) Online Games
9 6 (1.44%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.44%) EFT
10 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.20%) NHS
10 5 (1.20%) W3C
11 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.96%) User Experience
12 3 (0.72%) Interactive TV
13 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.48%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 376 (89.95%) Linux
2 186 (44.50%) CentOS
3 103 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (20.10%) Windows
5 63 (15.07%) UNIX
6 61 (14.59%) Debian
7 35 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.87%) Solaris
10 9 (2.15%) SUSE
11 8 (1.91%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.44%) AIX
13 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.96%) VMS
14 4 (0.96%) Fedora
14 4 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (55.50%) DevOps
2 153 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (28.47%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.64%) Scrum
5 54 (12.92%) Load Balancing
6 49 (11.72%) Build Automation
7 45 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 30 (7.18%) OO
8 30 (7.18%) Change Management
9 27 (6.46%) Automated Testing
10 25 (5.98%) Software Engineering
11 23 (5.50%) Service Delivery
12 22 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (5.26%) Release Management
13 21 (5.02%) ITIL
14 18 (4.31%) Kanban
15 17 (4.07%) Workflow
15 17 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
16 14 (3.35%) E-Commerce
16 14 (3.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (34.45%) Python
2 137 (32.78%) Bash Shell
3 135 (32.30%) Java
4 134 (32.06%) Ruby
5 79 (18.90%) Perl
6 71 (16.99%) PHP
7 56 (13.40%) Shell Script
8 53 (12.68%) JavaScript
9 45 (10.77%) SQL
10 21 (5.02%) Scala
11 18 (4.31%) C#
12 16 (3.83%) Golang
13 15 (3.59%) Korn
14 6 (1.44%) C++
15 5 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.96%) C
17 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.48%) Objective-C
19 1 (0.24%) VBScript
19 1 (0.24%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 82 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 65 (15.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.59%) CCNA
3 15 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.44%) Degree
5 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) LPIC
8 1 (0.24%) RHCT
8 1 (0.24%) RHCE
8 1 (0.24%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.59%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) HL7
3 2 (0.48%) DICOM
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (6.46%) Docker
3 26 (6.22%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.22%) XenServer
4 24 (5.74%) vCloud
5 23 (5.50%) Samba
6 18 (4.31%) Postfix
7 11 (2.63%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.39%) Xen
9 9 (2.15%) NFS
10 8 (1.91%) vSphere
11 6 (1.44%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.96%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.72%) Firmware
13 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.48%) Varnish
14 2 (0.48%) Squid
14 2 (0.48%) Ceph
14 2 (0.48%) KVM
15 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 206 (49.28%) Puppet
2 130 (31.10%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (22.01%) Nagios
4 70 (16.75%) Ansible
5 54 (12.92%) ZABBIX
6 32 (7.66%) Salt
7 22 (5.26%) Kibana
8 21 (5.02%) Graphite
9 18 (4.31%) Zenoss
10 17 (4.07%) Cobbler
11 16 (3.83%) Graylog2
12 13 (3.11%) HAProxy
13 11 (2.63%) logstash
14 10 (2.39%) collectd
15 6 (1.44%) Vagrant
15 6 (1.44%) Icinga
16 5 (1.20%) NetBackup
16 5 (1.20%) Capistrano
17 4 (0.96%) SELinux
18 3 (0.72%) Cacti
Vendors
1 116 (27.75%) Red Hat
2 106 (25.36%) VMware
3 45 (10.77%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.37%) Splunk
5 29 (6.94%) Oracle
6 24 (5.74%) Citrix
7 16 (3.83%) Perforce
8 14 (3.35%) Cisco
8 14 (3.35%) DigitalOcean
9 13 (3.11%) HP
10 9 (2.15%) Google
11 8 (1.91%) EMC
11 8 (1.91%) NetApp
12 6 (1.44%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.20%) Zend
13 5 (1.20%) F5
13 5 (1.20%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.96%) Symantec
15 3 (0.72%) Scality
15 3 (0.72%) Dell
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago