The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
UK
Rank 426 433 382
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -51
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 172 192 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.84% 1.77% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 153 162
Median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £318
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +33.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £50.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +208.00%

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
9341 10861 11539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.87% 21.38% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 6507 6800
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 815 946
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 169 £475 +6.14% 60
London -17 95 £475 +5.55% 23
South East +14 35 £500 +25.00% 23
Berkshire +17 20 £500 +11.73% 4
Reading -1 14 £500 +11.73% 2
West Midlands +3 12 £375 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +3 10 £475 +5.55% 1
City of London 0 10 £400 -23.80% 7
Leeds +19 9 £469 +4.16% 1
West Yorkshire +6 9 £469 +4.16% 1
North West +31 6 £325 -4.41% 6
West Sussex - 6 £488 -
Shropshire - 6 - -
South West +14 5 £488 +58.53% 1
Croydon -5 5 £469 +4.16%
Manchester - 5 £325 - 5
Surrey +12 4 £419 -1.52% 3
Birmingham +5 4 £350 - 1
East of England +3 4 £413 +14.58% 3
Wiltshire - 3 £488 -
Bracknell +3 2 £463 +32.14%
Hampshire 0 2 £350 +16.66% 5
Westminster -4 2 £613 +25.64%
Windsor - 2 £500 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Staines - 2 £360 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £525 - 6
Bristol - 2 £215 - 1
Wales - 2 £475 - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 432 (99.54%) Linux
2 255 (58.76%) DevOps
3 248 (57.14%) CentOS
4 222 (51.15%) Python
5 172 (39.63%) Puppet
6 160 (36.87%) Jenkins
7 158 (36.41%) Git (software)
8 155 (35.71%) Red Hat
9 143 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
10 135 (31.11%) Bash Shell
11 130 (29.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 127 (29.26%) Windows
12 127 (29.26%) Docker
13 126 (29.03%) VMware
14 124 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
15 121 (27.88%) Ansible
16 109 (25.12%) Java
17 99 (22.81%) Apache
18 96 (22.12%) Ruby
19 94 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
20 92 (21.20%) Security Cleared
21 91 (20.97%) Perl
22 89 (20.51%) MySQL
23 88 (20.28%) PostgreSQL
24 86 (19.82%) Configuration Management
24 86 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
25 81 (18.66%) JavaScript
26 80 (18.43%) TCP/IP
26 80 (18.43%) SC Cleared
27 78 (17.97%) Opscode Chef

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (22.81%) Apache
2 69 (15.90%) nginx
2 69 (15.90%) Tomcat
3 40 (9.22%) OpenStack
4 34 (7.83%) Jetty
5 31 (7.14%) Confluence
6 30 (6.91%) WildFly
7 24 (5.53%) Mule ESB
8 16 (3.69%) IIS
9 14 (3.23%) JBoss
10 11 (2.53%) WebSphere
11 10 (2.30%) SAS
12 9 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.69%) CMS
14 3 (0.69%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.46%) Drupal
15 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.23%) Liferay
16 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 124 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (11.98%) GitHub
3 46 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (4.15%) PaaS
5 17 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (3.23%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (2.53%) Google Analytics
7 11 (2.53%) IaaS
8 10 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.30%) Route 53
9 8 (1.84%) G Suite
10 6 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.15%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.92%) SaaS
12 4 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 80 (18.43%) TCP/IP
2 76 (17.51%) DNS
3 53 (12.21%) Firewall
4 50 (11.52%) LDAP
5 47 (10.83%) VPN
6 40 (9.22%) HTTP
7 37 (8.53%) SMTP
8 32 (7.37%) SSL
9 26 (5.99%) Reverse Proxy
10 20 (4.61%) SAN
11 19 (4.38%) DHCP
11 19 (4.38%) DMZ
11 19 (4.38%) SNMP
12 18 (4.15%) SSH
13 13 (3.00%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.30%) FTP
14 10 (2.30%) ICMP
15 8 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.84%) Internet
16 7 (1.61%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (20.51%) MySQL
2 88 (20.28%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (9.91%) NoSQL
4 31 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 21 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.76%) Redis
7 12 (2.76%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (2.07%) Big Data
10 7 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.38%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.46%) HBase
13 2 (0.46%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 160 (36.87%) Jenkins
2 158 (36.41%) Git (software)
3 40 (9.22%) Vagrant
4 34 (7.83%) GitLab
4 34 (7.83%) JIRA
5 32 (7.37%) Gerrit
6 30 (6.91%) Mercurial
7 22 (5.07%) Maven
8 16 (3.69%) Hudson
9 14 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 13 (3.00%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.76%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.76%) IntelliJ
11 12 (2.76%) Selenium
12 11 (2.53%) Ant
12 11 (2.53%) Gatling
12 11 (2.53%) Grunt
12 11 (2.53%) gulp
12 11 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (2.53%) Sublime Text
General
1 17 (3.92%) Finance
2 13 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.53%) Law
4 10 (2.30%) Publishing
5 9 (2.07%) Back Office
6 8 (1.84%) Retail
7 5 (1.15%) Games
8 4 (0.92%) Banking
9 3 (0.69%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 162 (37.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (18.66%) Linux Engineer
3 73 (16.82%) Administrator
4 70 (16.13%) Developer
5 58 (13.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 51 (11.75%) Systems Administrator
7 48 (11.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 47 (10.83%) Linux Administrator
9 41 (9.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 37 (8.53%) AWS DevOps
10 37 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
11 26 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.84%) Java Developer
13 20 (4.61%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.46%) DevOps Administrator
16 14 (3.23%) Consultant
17 12 (2.76%) Java Engineer
17 12 (2.76%) Python Developer
17 12 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.90%) LAMP
2 53 (12.21%) HTML
3 49 (11.29%) CSS
4 47 (10.83%) XML
5 40 (9.22%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (8.29%) Node.js
7 35 (8.06%) LEMP Stack
8 34 (7.83%) LAPP Stack
9 28 (6.45%) JSON
10 26 (5.99%) Web Services
11 21 (4.84%) AngularJS
11 21 (4.84%) REST
12 17 (3.92%) jQuery
13 16 (3.69%) RSS
13 16 (3.69%) XSLT
14 14 (3.23%) ELK Stack
15 13 (3.00%) PostGIS
16 12 (2.76%) MCollective
17 11 (2.53%) Gherkin
17 11 (2.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.76%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.69%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.46%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.07%) NHS
8 8 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.61%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.38%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.38%) User Experience
11 5 (1.15%) Clustering
11 5 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.92%) Fintech
12 4 (0.92%) PKI
13 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.69%) Physics
13 3 (0.69%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 432 (99.54%) Linux
2 248 (57.14%) CentOS
3 130 (29.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 127 (29.26%) Windows
5 68 (15.67%) Debian
6 55 (12.67%) Unix
7 40 (9.22%) Windows Server
8 34 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (4.38%) SUSE
10 17 (3.92%) Mac OS X
11 14 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (2.53%) Android
12 11 (2.53%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.07%) Fedora
15 8 (1.84%) Solaris
15 8 (1.84%) Windows 7
16 6 (1.38%) Windows 2000
17 5 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (58.76%) DevOps
2 143 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (21.66%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (19.82%) Configuration Management
5 75 (17.28%) Scrum
6 62 (14.29%) Open Source
7 48 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (8.29%) Load Balancing
9 30 (6.91%) Analytics
10 28 (6.45%) ITIL
11 26 (5.99%) Automated Testing
12 20 (4.61%) Web Operations
13 19 (4.38%) Service Management
13 19 (4.38%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.38%) Web Development
14 18 (4.15%) OOP
15 17 (3.92%) E-Commerce
15 17 (3.92%) Workflow
16 15 (3.46%) OO
16 15 (3.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 222 (51.15%) Python
2 135 (31.11%) Bash Shell
3 109 (25.12%) Java
4 96 (22.12%) Ruby
5 91 (20.97%) Perl
6 81 (18.66%) JavaScript
7 50 (11.52%) PHP
8 34 (7.83%) PowerShell
9 33 (7.60%) C
10 25 (5.76%) SQL
11 22 (5.07%) Groovy
12 21 (4.84%) Shell Script
13 17 (3.92%) C#
14 16 (3.69%) Scala
15 13 (3.00%) Go
16 11 (2.53%) C++
16 11 (2.53%) Haskell
17 10 (2.30%) Korn
18 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.69%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 92 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 80 (18.43%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.76%) Degree
4 12 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.84%) CCNP
5 8 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.84%) RHCE
6 7 (1.61%) AWS Certification
6 7 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.38%) CCNA
7 6 (1.38%) CEH
7 6 (1.38%) RHCT
8 5 (1.15%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.92%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.69%) RHCA
11 2 (0.46%) ISEB
11 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.46%) MCSE
12 1 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.76%) QA
2 8 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 127 (29.26%) Docker
2 86 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.06%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (8.76%) Xen
5 30 (6.91%) Active Directory
6 17 (3.92%) KVM
7 13 (3.00%) iptables
8 11 (2.53%) vSphere
9 10 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.30%) VMware Server
10 9 (2.07%) NFS
10 9 (2.07%) VirtualBox
10 9 (2.07%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.84%) Squid
12 7 (1.61%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.61%) Dovecot
12 7 (1.61%) Postfix
12 7 (1.61%) Sendmail
12 7 (1.61%) XenApp
12 7 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 172 (39.63%) Puppet
2 121 (27.88%) Ansible
3 78 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (10.60%) ZABBIX
5 45 (10.37%) HAProxy
6 41 (9.45%) Kibana
7 33 (7.60%) Nagios
8 30 (6.91%) logstash
9 29 (6.68%) Terraform
10 23 (5.30%) Grafana
11 15 (3.46%) SELinux
12 14 (3.23%) Salt
13 12 (2.76%) Kubernetes
14 10 (2.30%) Consul
14 10 (2.30%) Pingdom
15 9 (2.07%) SCCM
16 8 (1.84%) Cacti
17 7 (1.61%) WSUS
17 7 (1.61%) yum
18 6 (1.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 155 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 126 (29.03%) VMware
3 36 (8.29%) Splunk
4 31 (7.14%) Google
4 31 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 26 (5.99%) Atlassian
6 22 (5.07%) Cisco
7 15 (3.46%) AppDynamics
7 15 (3.46%) Dell
8 11 (2.53%) HP
8 11 (2.53%) PagerDuty
8 11 (2.53%) SaltStack
9 10 (2.30%) Apple
9 10 (2.30%) Citrix
10 8 (1.84%) EMC
10 8 (1.84%) Oracle
11 7 (1.61%) Symantec
12 6 (1.38%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.38%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.15%) Veracode
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago