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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 442 445 456
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 186 149 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 120 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £182 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £235
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.50% +4.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+212.50% -

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
12308 12554 11579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 22.60% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7293 7127 6355
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1068 1017
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -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 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +36 184 £400 - 77
London +70 115 £425 -5.55% 37
Yorkshire -38 25 £300 +62.16% 5
West Yorkshire -32 23 £300 +62.16% 4
Leeds -34 22 £300 +62.16% 3
City of London +3 14 £475 - 7
South East -8 12 £425 +28.78% 13
South West -24 12 £300 -25.00% 3
Croydon - 12 £438 -
Wiltshire +4 7 £300 -
East Midlands - 7 £407 - 3
Swindon +6 6 £300 -
West Midlands +7 5 £363 +3.57% 4
Northamptonshire - 5 £407 -
Northampton - 5 £407 -
East of England +1 4 £190 -43.28% 5
South Yorkshire -5 4 £305 -
Sheffield -8 4 £305 -
Burnley - 4 £475 -
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 1
North West - 4 £475 - 6
Birmingham - 4 £363 - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £190 -43.28% 1
East Sussex - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 3 £450 - 1
Gatwick - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 £450 - 1
Brighton - 3 - -
Surrey -3 2 £425 - 2

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 299 (83.99%) Linux
2 198 (55.62%) CentOS
3 131 (36.80%) Python
4 129 (36.24%) Puppet
4 129 (36.24%) DevOps
5 125 (35.11%) Red Hat
6 121 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (33.15%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (32.30%) VMware
9 110 (30.90%) MySQL
10 104 (29.21%) Git (software)
10 104 (29.21%) Jenkins
11 99 (27.81%) Java
12 96 (26.97%) Apache
13 90 (25.28%) Windows
13 90 (25.28%) Bash Shell
14 82 (23.03%) Security Cleared
14 82 (23.03%) Perl
15 80 (22.47%) PostgreSQL
15 80 (22.47%) Opscode Chef
16 77 (21.63%) Amazon AWS
17 74 (20.79%) Firewall
17 74 (20.79%) Ruby
18 72 (20.22%) UNIX
19 67 (18.82%) JIRA
20 65 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 64 (17.98%) PHP
22 62 (17.42%) MongoDB
23 60 (16.85%) Debian
24 59 (16.57%) Confluence

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 96 (26.97%) Apache
2 59 (16.57%) Confluence
3 58 (16.29%) nginx
4 42 (11.80%) Tomcat
5 34 (9.55%) JBoss
6 30 (8.43%) Node.js
7 22 (6.18%) Mule ESB
8 18 (5.06%) OpenStack
9 16 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (4.21%) Jetty
11 11 (3.09%) Drupal
11 11 (3.09%) WebLogic
11 11 (3.09%) IIS
12 9 (2.53%) iPlanet
12 9 (2.53%) GlassFish
12 9 (2.53%) Alfresco
12 9 (2.53%) Mule
12 9 (2.53%) Apache Qpid
12 9 (2.53%) Apache TomEE
12 9 (2.53%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (2.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.63%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.81%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.53%) PaaS
6 7 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (1.69%) IaaS
7 6 (1.69%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.69%) SaaS
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.12%) Heroku
9 4 (1.12%) GitHub
10 3 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.84%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Route 53
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (20.79%) Firewall
2 38 (10.67%) SAN
3 37 (10.39%) LDAP
4 35 (9.83%) LAN
4 35 (9.83%) VPN
5 26 (7.30%) WAN
6 24 (6.74%) DNS
7 19 (5.34%) HTTP
7 19 (5.34%) TCP/IP
8 17 (4.78%) iSCSI
9 15 (4.21%) SSL
10 14 (3.93%) Network Security
11 13 (3.65%) DMZ
12 12 (3.37%) IPv4
12 12 (3.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (2.81%) OpenLDAP
13 10 (2.81%) BIG-IP
14 9 (2.53%) IPsec
15 8 (2.25%) NAS
16 6 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (30.90%) MySQL
2 80 (22.47%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (17.42%) MongoDB
4 46 (12.92%) SQL Server
5 37 (10.39%) Redis
6 32 (8.99%) Hadoop
7 31 (8.71%) NoSQL
8 25 (7.02%) HBase
9 13 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.53%) Infinispan
10 9 (2.53%) Riak
10 9 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
11 8 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.25%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.40%) Big Data
14 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 104 (29.21%) Git (software)
1 104 (29.21%) Jenkins
2 67 (18.82%) JIRA
3 44 (12.36%) Selenium
4 42 (11.80%) Subversion
5 36 (10.11%) Gerrit
6 30 (8.43%) Artifactory
7 29 (8.15%) Maven
8 27 (7.58%) Cucumber
8 27 (7.58%) SonarQube
9 25 (7.02%) Spock
9 25 (7.02%) Geb
9 25 (7.02%) IntelliJ
10 23 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (5.34%) Hudson
12 18 (5.06%) Gradle
13 17 (4.78%) JMeter
14 16 (4.49%) Mercurial
15 11 (3.09%) JUnit
16 10 (2.81%) Mocha
General
1 14 (3.93%) Finance
2 10 (2.81%) Marketing
3 9 (2.53%) Games
3 9 (2.53%) Retail
4 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.40%) Advertising
6 3 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (23.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (21.35%) Developer
3 37 (10.39%) Administrator
4 31 (8.71%) Java Developer
5 28 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (6.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.62%) Python Developer
9 17 (4.78%) Architect
10 16 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
11 15 (4.21%) Technical Support
12 14 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.37%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.37%) Consultant
13 12 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.81%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.81%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 9 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.04%) Web Services
2 41 (11.52%) RESTful
3 39 (10.96%) LAMP
4 37 (10.39%) Spring
5 36 (10.11%) JAX-RS
5 36 (10.11%) Apache Camel
6 30 (8.43%) HTML
7 27 (7.58%) CSS
7 27 (7.58%) RabbitMQ
8 26 (7.30%) Django
8 26 (7.30%) jQuery
9 25 (7.02%) Grails
9 25 (7.02%) Spring Boot
10 22 (6.18%) J2EE
11 21 (5.90%) .NET
12 19 (5.34%) Flask
13 18 (5.06%) HTML5
14 16 (4.49%) AngularJS
15 12 (3.37%) CSS3
15 12 (3.37%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.15%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.06%) NHS
3 13 (3.65%) Clustering
4 12 (3.37%) Wiki
4 12 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.09%) Smartcard
6 10 (2.81%) W3C
6 10 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.25%) Online Games
9 7 (1.97%) Replication
9 7 (1.97%) Tandem
10 6 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.12%) User Experience
12 4 (1.12%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 299 (83.99%) Linux
2 198 (55.62%) CentOS
3 90 (25.28%) Windows
4 72 (20.22%) UNIX
5 65 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (16.85%) Debian
7 30 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (6.74%) Windows 8
11 14 (3.93%) Windows 7
12 12 (3.37%) Solaris
13 11 (3.09%) SUSE
14 8 (2.25%) Fedora
15 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.12%) HPUX
16 4 (1.12%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.56%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.24%) DevOps
2 121 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (33.15%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (16.29%) TDD
4 58 (16.29%) Scrum
4 58 (16.29%) ITIL
5 51 (14.33%) Configuration Management
5 51 (14.33%) Service Management
5 51 (14.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 49 (13.76%) Microservices
7 42 (11.80%) Workflow
8 35 (9.83%) MVC
8 35 (9.83%) Open Source
9 31 (8.71%) BDD
10 26 (7.30%) SOA
11 22 (6.18%) Load Balancing
12 21 (5.90%) API Development
13 20 (5.62%) Mentoring
13 20 (5.62%) Software Engineering
13 20 (5.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (36.80%) Python
2 99 (27.81%) Java
3 90 (25.28%) Bash Shell
4 82 (23.03%) Perl
5 74 (20.79%) Ruby
6 64 (17.98%) PHP
7 44 (12.36%) SQL
8 37 (10.39%) JavaScript
9 25 (7.02%) Groovy
10 19 (5.34%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.09%) C#
11 11 (3.09%) C++
12 10 (2.81%) C
12 10 (2.81%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.97%) Scala
14 6 (1.69%) Korn
15 5 (1.40%) VBScript
15 5 (1.40%) Go
16 3 (0.84%) F#
17 2 (0.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 82 (23.03%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.49%) DV Cleared
3 16 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.21%) MCSE
5 14 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.65%) Degree
7 12 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.09%) MCSA
9 8 (2.25%) CCNP
10 7 (1.97%) CCNA
11 6 (1.69%) MCDST
11 6 (1.69%) MCTS
12 4 (1.12%) RHCE
13 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.21%) QA
2 7 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.84%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (11.24%) Docker
3 37 (10.39%) Active Directory
4 30 (8.43%) vCloud
5 17 (4.78%) NFS
6 16 (4.49%) vSphere
6 16 (4.49%) Varnish
7 15 (4.21%) Hyper-V
8 14 (3.93%) VMware Server
9 13 (3.65%) iptables
10 11 (3.09%) Samba
10 11 (3.09%) Postfix
11 10 (2.81%) Squid
12 9 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (1.97%) VirtualBox
14 6 (1.69%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.40%) Snort
15 5 (1.40%) XenServer
16 3 (0.84%) VMware ESX
17 1 (0.28%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 129 (36.24%) Puppet
2 80 (22.47%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (16.01%) ZABBIX
4 47 (13.20%) Ansible
5 40 (11.24%) Nagios
6 37 (10.39%) HAProxy
6 37 (10.39%) Salt
7 29 (8.15%) logstash
8 27 (7.58%) Kibana
9 23 (6.46%) Rundeck
10 22 (6.18%) Vagrant
11 12 (3.37%) Zenoss
12 9 (2.53%) OVSD
13 7 (1.97%) Graphite
14 5 (1.40%) Cacti
15 4 (1.12%) Ganglia
15 4 (1.12%) Munin
15 4 (1.12%) Cobbler
15 4 (1.12%) SmokePing
15 4 (1.12%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 125 (35.11%) Red Hat
2 115 (32.30%) VMware
3 55 (15.45%) Cisco
4 51 (14.33%) Microsoft
5 45 (12.64%) Splunk
6 25 (7.02%) HP
7 22 (6.18%) Google
8 21 (5.90%) Oracle
9 19 (5.34%) NetApp
10 14 (3.93%) Pega
10 14 (3.93%) F5
11 13 (3.65%) Atlassian
11 13 (3.65%) Citrix
11 13 (3.65%) Juniper
12 10 (2.81%) Twitter
13 9 (2.53%) Dell
14 8 (2.25%) Sun
14 8 (2.25%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.97%) Rackspace
15 7 (1.97%) Zend
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