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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 423 403 504
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +101
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 207 210 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 1.80% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 155 57
Average daily rate £448 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £22.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +11.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.40

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
11014 11655 11103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.41% 22.51% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 6745 6000
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 921 1006
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 206 £448 +5.29% 66
London +1 132 £460 +2.22% 29
South East +32 31 £400 +3.89% 13
West Yorkshire -9 18 £450 +102.24% 3
Yorkshire -21 18 £450 +104.54% 6
Berkshire +20 16 £448 +11.87% 8
Hampshire +15 15 £300 +9.09% 1
Reading +10 15 £448 +11.87% 6
City of London +36 9 £475 +26.66% 7
East of England +2 6 £368 -2.00% 6
Croydon -5 6 £425 +6.25% 1
North West - 6 £320 - 5
Leeds -23 5 £450 +102.24% 2
Manchester - 5 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £360 - 2
Cambridge -7 4 £360 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £550 -
North East - 4 £550 -
South West -9 3 £404 -5.00% 3
East Midlands -12 3 £550 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £550 -
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Farnborough - 3 £275 -
Bracknell -2 2 £350 -11.67% 2
West Midlands -13 2 £350 +7.69% 3
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £300 - 1
Surrey - 2 £300 - 2
Salford - 2 £425 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 360 (90.68%) Linux
2 261 (65.74%) CentOS
3 240 (60.45%) Puppet
4 233 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (55.92%) DevOps
6 203 (51.13%) Git (software)
7 199 (50.13%) Bash Shell
8 192 (48.36%) Java
9 188 (47.36%) Jenkins
10 180 (45.34%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (43.07%) VMware
12 164 (41.31%) Configuration Management
13 161 (40.55%) Ruby
14 148 (37.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 133 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 129 (32.49%) Scrum
17 112 (28.21%) Maven
18 111 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
19 109 (27.46%) Python
20 102 (25.69%) Ansible
21 100 (25.19%) Red Hat
22 99 (24.94%) Build Automation
23 90 (22.67%) Security Cleared
24 87 (21.91%) Windows
25 82 (20.65%) Perl
25 82 (20.65%) SC Cleared
25 82 (20.65%) ZABBIX
25 82 (20.65%) MCollective
26 79 (19.90%) Opscode Chef
26 79 (19.90%) MySQL

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 73 (18.39%) Apache
2 50 (12.59%) Confluence
3 43 (10.83%) nginx
4 34 (8.56%) Tomcat
5 32 (8.06%) OpenStack
6 29 (7.30%) Node.js
7 21 (5.29%) JBoss
8 16 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (3.53%) Jetty
10 11 (2.77%) Apache Spark
11 8 (2.02%) IIS
11 8 (2.02%) SAS
12 6 (1.51%) Drupal
12 6 (1.51%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.26%) CMS
13 5 (1.26%) Mule ESB
13 5 (1.26%) WordPress
14 3 (0.76%) Gunicorn
14 3 (0.76%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.76%) uWSGI
Applications
1 8 (2.02%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.02%) MS Office
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 111 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.80%) GitHub
3 23 (5.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.02%) Office 365
6 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.26%) IaaS
7 5 (1.26%) PaaS
8 4 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.50%) SaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.34%) DNS
2 32 (8.06%) Firewall
3 28 (7.05%) VPN
4 20 (5.04%) SMTP
5 18 (4.53%) DHCP
6 16 (4.03%) iSCSI
6 16 (4.03%) LDAP
6 16 (4.03%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.78%) IMAP
8 14 (3.53%) FTP
9 11 (2.77%) SNMP
10 10 (2.52%) HTTP
11 9 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (2.02%) DMZ
12 8 (2.02%) SSL
13 7 (1.76%) MRTG
13 7 (1.76%) SAN
13 7 (1.76%) SSH
14 6 (1.51%) BGP
14 6 (1.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.90%) MySQL
2 44 (11.08%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (10.33%) Hadoop
3 41 (10.33%) MongoDB
4 24 (6.05%) HBase
5 23 (5.79%) Big Data
6 18 (4.53%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.27%) Redis
8 11 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.77%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.27%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.76%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.01%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.50%) DB2
13 2 (0.50%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.50%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.25%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 203 (51.13%) Git (software)
2 188 (47.36%) Jenkins
3 112 (28.21%) Maven
4 72 (18.14%) JIRA
5 45 (11.34%) Cucumber
6 28 (7.05%) Selenium
7 24 (6.05%) Geb
7 24 (6.05%) IntelliJ
7 24 (6.05%) Spock
7 24 (6.05%) Subversion
8 21 (5.29%) SonarQube
9 18 (4.53%) Gerrit
10 14 (3.53%) Artifactory
10 14 (3.53%) Hudson
10 14 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (3.53%) TeamCity
11 13 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (3.02%) Appium
12 12 (3.02%) Mocha
12 12 (3.02%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (2.27%) Publishing
2 7 (1.76%) Finance
3 5 (1.26%) Retail
4 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) Front Office
6 1 (0.25%) Games
6 1 (0.25%) Legal
6 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 182 (45.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (16.62%) Developer
3 56 (14.11%) Operations Engineer
4 48 (12.09%) Linux Engineer
5 45 (11.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 38 (9.57%) Administrator
7 36 (9.07%) Systems Administrator
8 33 (8.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 30 (7.56%) Linux Administrator
10 26 (6.55%) Automation Engineer
10 26 (6.55%) Java Developer
10 26 (6.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 21 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 15 (3.78%) Consultant
13 13 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.52%) Architect
16 9 (2.27%) PHP Developer
16 9 (2.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (20.65%) MCollective
2 57 (14.36%) Web Services
3 42 (10.58%) RESTful
4 39 (9.82%) LAMP
5 29 (7.30%) HTML
5 29 (7.30%) jQuery
6 28 (7.05%) Spring
7 27 (6.80%) LAPP Stack
7 27 (6.80%) LEMP Stack
8 25 (6.30%) Apache Camel
8 25 (6.30%) Spring Boot
9 24 (6.05%) CSS
9 24 (6.05%) Grails
9 24 (6.05%) JAX-RS
10 16 (4.03%) Backbone.js
10 16 (4.03%) ELK Stack
10 16 (4.03%) Sensu
11 14 (3.53%) Java EE
11 14 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 12 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.52%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.76%) Device Driver
5 6 (1.51%) Clustering
5 6 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.26%) User Experience
7 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) Replication
7 4 (1.01%) Tandem
8 3 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (0.76%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.50%) Fintech
9 2 (0.50%) Wiki
10 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.25%) iPhone
10 1 (0.25%) PKI
10 1 (0.25%) STB
10 1 (0.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 360 (90.68%) Linux
2 261 (65.74%) CentOS
3 148 (37.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (21.91%) Windows
5 68 (17.13%) Unix
6 37 (9.32%) Debian
7 36 (9.07%) Windows Server
8 30 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (6.05%) Solaris
10 19 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (4.53%) Windows 7
12 12 (3.02%) SUSE
13 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.52%) AIX
14 10 (2.52%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.76%) Android
16 3 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.76%) Fedora
16 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (55.92%) DevOps
3 180 (45.34%) Continuous Integration
4 164 (41.31%) Configuration Management
5 129 (32.49%) Scrum
6 99 (24.94%) Build Automation
7 63 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 48 (12.09%) Open Source
9 45 (11.34%) TDD
10 31 (7.81%) Microservices
11 24 (6.05%) API Development
12 23 (5.79%) Web Operations
13 20 (5.04%) High Availability
14 15 (3.78%) ITIL
15 14 (3.53%) BDD
15 14 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (3.53%) E-Commerce
15 14 (3.53%) Software Engineering
16 13 (3.27%) OO
16 13 (3.27%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 199 (50.13%) Bash Shell
2 192 (48.36%) Java
3 161 (40.55%) Ruby
4 109 (27.46%) Python
5 82 (20.65%) Perl
6 49 (12.34%) JavaScript
7 46 (11.59%) PHP
8 29 (7.30%) Shell Script
9 24 (6.05%) Groovy
10 18 (4.53%) C
10 18 (4.53%) C++
10 18 (4.53%) SQL
11 15 (3.78%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.52%) Korn
12 10 (2.52%) Scala
13 6 (1.51%) C#
14 4 (1.01%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.01%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.76%) Go
16 2 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 90 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 82 (20.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.76%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.76%) CEH
4 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.76%) Degree
4 3 (0.76%) RHCT
5 2 (0.50%) CCNA
5 2 (0.50%) MCSE
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) CCNP
6 1 (0.25%) LPIC
6 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.25%) MCP
6 1 (0.25%) MCPD
6 1 (0.25%) MCSA
6 1 (0.25%) MCSD
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.78%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 133 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (18.39%) Docker
3 25 (6.30%) Active Directory
4 20 (5.04%) NFS
5 15 (3.78%) vCloud
6 13 (3.27%) vSphere
7 10 (2.52%) iptables
7 10 (2.52%) KVM
8 9 (2.27%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.51%) Dovecot
10 6 (1.51%) Squid
11 5 (1.26%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.26%) LXC
11 5 (1.26%) Postfix
11 5 (1.26%) Samba
12 4 (1.01%) Varnish
12 4 (1.01%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.76%) Ceph
13 3 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 240 (60.45%) Puppet
2 102 (25.69%) Ansible
3 82 (20.65%) ZABBIX
4 79 (19.90%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (9.07%) logstash
5 36 (9.07%) Nagios
6 19 (4.79%) HAProxy
7 15 (3.78%) Cacti
7 15 (3.78%) Terraform
8 14 (3.53%) Capistrano
8 14 (3.53%) Salt
9 13 (3.27%) CFEngine
9 13 (3.27%) Graphite
10 8 (2.02%) Kibana
10 8 (2.02%) SCCM
11 7 (1.76%) Rundeck
12 6 (1.51%) Kubernetes
12 6 (1.51%) OpenNebula
13 5 (1.26%) Bacula
13 5 (1.26%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 171 (43.07%) VMware
2 100 (25.19%) Red Hat
3 34 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 31 (7.81%) Google
5 26 (6.55%) Atlassian
6 18 (4.53%) HP
7 17 (4.28%) Cisco
8 10 (2.52%) Cloudera
8 10 (2.52%) Dell
8 10 (2.52%) Oracle
9 9 (2.27%) Sonatype
10 8 (2.02%) SaltStack
11 7 (1.76%) Splunk
12 6 (1.51%) Black Duck
12 6 (1.51%) Veracode
13 5 (1.26%) Veeam
14 4 (1.01%) EMC
14 4 (1.01%) IBM
14 4 (1.01%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.01%) Sun
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London
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Rate: £500 - 600 per day
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City of London
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