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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 435 486 452
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -34
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 194 132 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 1.06% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 104 81
Average daily rate
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£407 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £381 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.31% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +837.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £150.00 -
% change year-on-year
-66.66% -

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
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 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 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 28 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 28 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
(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 +47 193 £407 +1.75% 65
London +65 119 £438 +2.94% 22
Yorkshire -13 31 £300 +34.83% 8
West Yorkshire -10 26 £300 +36.36% 7
Leeds -16 25 £300 +36.36% 5
South West -23 15 £300 -25.00% 5
Croydon - 14 £450 - 2
City of London +3 13 £463 +2.77% 2
South East -10 13 £388 +34.78% 14
Wiltshire +6 8 £300 - 2
Sheffield -11 7 £425 -
South Yorkshire -11 7 £425 -
East Midlands - 7 £407 - 6
Swindon -1 6 £300 - 2
West Midlands +4 5 £250 -28.57% 5
Dorset - 5 £450 -
Bournemouth - 5 £450 -
East of England +2 4 £190 -48.64% 5
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Redditch - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Surrey -2 3 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £190 -48.64% 3
Northamptonshire - 3 £407 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £250 - 4
Gatwick - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £407 - 2
Cambridge -7 2 £190 -48.64% 2
Harrogate - 2 £305 -
York - 2 £305 -

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 309 (85.83%) Linux
2 203 (56.39%) CentOS
3 151 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (40.28%) Continuous Integration
5 144 (40.00%) Puppet
5 144 (40.00%) DevOps
6 127 (35.28%) Python
7 125 (34.72%) Red Hat
8 124 (34.44%) Jenkins
9 121 (33.61%) Java
10 120 (33.33%) VMware
11 117 (32.50%) Git (software)
12 105 (29.17%) MySQL
13 98 (27.22%) Apache
13 98 (27.22%) Bash Shell
14 91 (25.28%) Security Cleared
15 88 (24.44%) Ruby
16 87 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
17 85 (23.61%) Windows
18 82 (22.78%) Perl
19 81 (22.50%) PostgreSQL
19 81 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
20 80 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 77 (21.39%) Scrum
22 72 (20.00%) Configuration Management
22 72 (20.00%) JIRA
23 70 (19.44%) TDD
24 68 (18.89%) SC Cleared
25 67 (18.61%) UNIX
26 64 (17.78%) Ansible

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 98 (27.22%) Apache
2 61 (16.94%) Confluence
3 60 (16.67%) nginx
4 50 (13.89%) Tomcat
5 38 (10.56%) JBoss
6 37 (10.28%) Node.js
7 23 (6.39%) Mule ESB
8 20 (5.56%) Jetty
9 19 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (4.44%) OpenStack
11 12 (3.33%) Drupal
11 12 (3.33%) IIS
12 11 (3.06%) WebLogic
13 10 (2.78%) Alfresco
14 9 (2.50%) Mule
14 9 (2.50%) GlassFish
14 9 (2.50%) iPlanet
14 9 (2.50%) Apache Qpid
14 9 (2.50%) Tornado
14 9 (2.50%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 9 (2.50%) MS Office
2 5 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 16 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (2.78%) IaaS
5 10 (2.78%) PaaS
5 10 (2.78%) OpenShift
6 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.94%) GitHub
8 6 (1.67%) SaaS
9 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.28%) Heroku
11 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.50%) Firewall
2 38 (10.56%) SAN
3 35 (9.72%) VPN
4 27 (7.50%) LAN
5 26 (7.22%) LDAP
6 24 (6.67%) DNS
7 21 (5.83%) HTTP
8 18 (5.00%) WAN
8 18 (5.00%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.44%) DMZ
10 15 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.61%) Reverse Proxy
12 12 (3.33%) IPv4
13 10 (2.78%) SSL
13 10 (2.78%) Network Security
13 10 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
14 8 (2.22%) NAS
14 8 (2.22%) BIG-IP
14 8 (2.22%) Internet
15 7 (1.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (29.17%) MySQL
2 81 (22.50%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (16.94%) MongoDB
4 49 (13.61%) SQL Server
5 41 (11.39%) Hadoop
6 37 (10.28%) Redis
7 31 (8.61%) HBase
8 24 (6.67%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.50%) Riak
9 9 (2.50%) InterSystems Cache
9 9 (2.50%) Infinispan
9 9 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.67%) Big Data
11 5 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.11%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.83%) DB2
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.83%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 124 (34.44%) Jenkins
2 117 (32.50%) Git (software)
3 72 (20.00%) JIRA
4 52 (14.44%) Selenium
5 45 (12.50%) Maven
6 42 (11.67%) Subversion
7 36 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 36 (10.00%) Gerrit
8 33 (9.17%) Artifactory
9 31 (8.61%) IntelliJ
9 31 (8.61%) Spock
9 31 (8.61%) Geb
10 28 (7.78%) SonarQube
11 24 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (5.83%) JMeter
13 19 (5.28%) Mercurial
13 19 (5.28%) Gradle
14 17 (4.72%) Hudson
15 13 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 19 (5.28%) Finance
2 10 (2.78%) Marketing
3 8 (2.22%) Games
4 7 (1.94%) Retail
5 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 3 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (23.06%) Developer
3 38 (10.56%) Java Developer
4 33 (9.17%) Administrator
5 25 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (5.56%) Architect
7 20 (5.56%) Python Developer
8 19 (5.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.44%) Consultant
10 11 (3.06%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.06%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (2.78%) Technical Support
11 10 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (2.22%) PHP Developer
13 7 (1.94%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.28%) Web Services
2 46 (12.78%) RESTful
3 43 (11.94%) Spring
4 42 (11.67%) LAMP
4 42 (11.67%) JAX-RS
4 42 (11.67%) Apache Camel
5 33 (9.17%) HTML
6 31 (8.61%) Grails
6 31 (8.61%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (8.61%) Spring Boot
7 28 (7.78%) CSS
8 27 (7.50%) jQuery
9 26 (7.22%) Django
10 24 (6.67%) .NET
10 24 (6.67%) J2EE
11 19 (5.28%) Flask
12 18 (5.00%) HTML5
13 16 (4.44%) MCollective
13 16 (4.44%) AngularJS
14 13 (3.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.89%) NHS
4 12 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.06%) Clustering
6 10 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.50%) Tandem
7 9 (2.50%) W3C
8 7 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.94%) Replication
8 7 (1.94%) Online Games
9 6 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.67%) Wiki
9 6 (1.67%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.11%) User Experience
11 4 (1.11%) PKI
12 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 309 (85.83%) Linux
2 203 (56.39%) CentOS
3 85 (23.61%) Windows
4 80 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (18.61%) UNIX
6 57 (15.83%) Debian
7 34 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (4.72%) Solaris
12 14 (3.89%) Windows 7
13 8 (2.22%) Fedora
14 6 (1.67%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.39%) SUSE
15 5 (1.39%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.56%) HPUX
17 2 (0.56%) Scientific Linux
18 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (40.28%) Continuous Integration
3 144 (40.00%) DevOps
4 77 (21.39%) Scrum
5 72 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 70 (19.44%) TDD
7 63 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 59 (16.39%) Microservices
9 45 (12.50%) ITIL
10 39 (10.83%) Open Source
11 36 (10.00%) Service Management
12 35 (9.72%) MVC
12 35 (9.72%) BDD
13 31 (8.61%) Workflow
14 26 (7.22%) SOA
14 26 (7.22%) API Development
15 20 (5.56%) Software Engineering
16 19 (5.28%) Mentoring
17 17 (4.72%) Build Automation
17 17 (4.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 127 (35.28%) Python
2 121 (33.61%) Java
3 98 (27.22%) Bash Shell
4 88 (24.44%) Ruby
5 82 (22.78%) Perl
6 61 (16.94%) PHP
7 43 (11.94%) SQL
8 40 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 31 (8.61%) Groovy
10 23 (6.39%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.61%) C++
12 11 (3.06%) C#
13 10 (2.78%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.50%) C
15 7 (1.94%) Scala
16 5 (1.39%) Go
17 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.83%) F#
19 2 (0.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 91 (25.28%) Security Cleared
2 68 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.17%) MCSE
4 15 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (3.06%) Degree
7 11 (3.06%) MCSA
8 8 (2.22%) CCNP
9 7 (1.94%) CCNA
10 6 (1.67%) MCDST
10 6 (1.67%) MCTS
11 4 (1.11%) RHCE
12 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.61%) QA
2 8 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (16.67%) Docker
2 55 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.56%) Active Directory
4 31 (8.61%) vCloud
5 18 (5.00%) Varnish
6 15 (4.17%) vSphere
7 13 (3.61%) NFS
7 13 (3.61%) VMware Server
8 12 (3.33%) VirtualBox
8 12 (3.33%) Hyper-V
9 11 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.50%) Squid
11 8 (2.22%) iptables
12 7 (1.94%) Samba
12 7 (1.94%) Postfix
13 6 (1.67%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.39%) VMware ESX
14 5 (1.39%) Snort
15 3 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
16 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 144 (40.00%) Puppet
2 87 (24.17%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (17.78%) Ansible
4 54 (15.00%) ZABBIX
5 39 (10.83%) HAProxy
6 37 (10.28%) Nagios
7 34 (9.44%) Salt
8 33 (9.17%) logstash
9 26 (7.22%) Kibana
10 25 (6.94%) Vagrant
11 24 (6.67%) Rundeck
12 10 (2.78%) Zenoss
13 7 (1.94%) OVSD
13 7 (1.94%) Cacti
14 5 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (1.39%) Graphite
15 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
15 4 (1.11%) SmokePing
15 4 (1.11%) CA LISA
15 4 (1.11%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 125 (34.72%) Red Hat
2 120 (33.33%) VMware
3 56 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 41 (11.39%) Cisco
5 35 (9.72%) Splunk
6 26 (7.22%) Google
7 21 (5.83%) Oracle
7 21 (5.83%) HP
8 14 (3.89%) Atlassian
8 14 (3.89%) Pega
9 13 (3.61%) NetApp
9 13 (3.61%) F5
9 13 (3.61%) Juniper
9 13 (3.61%) SaltStack
10 11 (3.06%) Dell
11 10 (2.78%) Rackspace
12 9 (2.50%) Citrix
12 9 (2.50%) Twitter
13 6 (1.67%) Sun
13 6 (1.67%) Zend
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £32 - 35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + homeworking
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + home working
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London, Watford, Cambridge, Croydon, Slough,...
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Rate: £280-300/day
Posted: 17 days ago
Glouceter, Gloucestershire, Stroud, Cheltenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £280-300/day
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Brighton
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago