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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 428 469 493
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +24
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 242 195 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.02% 1.60% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 133 115
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £26.75 £50.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.50% +198.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £27.25 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £50.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-46.50% +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
11993 12196 12422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.28% 21.37% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7615 7242 7042
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 931 1051
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +48 238 £450 +20.00% 74
London +12 122 £500 +17.64% 44
South East +42 38 £400 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire +4 32 £425 +41.66% 3
West Yorkshire +9 30 £423 +40.83% 2
Leeds +6 30 £423 +40.83% 2
City of London +51 16 £500 +5.26% 11
Berkshire +8 14 £375 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +7 13 £375 -7.86% 3
West Midlands -35 11 £400 +14.28% 2
East of England +28 10 £350 +84.21% 2
Lincolnshire +2 9 £388 - 1
Birmingham -24 9 £400 +14.28% 1
Hampshire +9 8 £385 - 4
Reading - 8 £388 - 2
Lincoln - 8 £375 -
North West +3 7 £500 +5.26% 1
Croydon -21 6 £478 +9.14%
Manchester - 5 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £500 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £145 -
Wales +19 3 £520 +6.66%
West Wales +13 3 £520 -5.45%
Swansea +9 3 £520 -5.45%
East Sussex +6 3 £400 - 1
Brighton +6 3 £400 -
South West -4 3 £550 +83.33% 2
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
Stockport - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 3

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 419 (100.00%) Linux
2 236 (56.32%) CentOS
3 229 (54.65%) DevOps
4 183 (43.68%) Puppet
5 175 (41.77%) Red Hat
6 141 (33.65%) Amazon AWS
7 137 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
8 130 (31.03%) Jenkins
9 128 (30.55%) Python
10 124 (29.59%) VMware
11 122 (29.12%) Windows
12 115 (27.45%) Git (software)
13 112 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 112 (26.73%) Bash Shell
14 110 (26.25%) Ansible
15 108 (25.78%) Opscode Chef
16 99 (23.63%) MySQL
17 97 (23.15%) Java
18 91 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
19 87 (20.76%) Ruby
20 84 (20.05%) Perl
21 81 (19.33%) Apache
22 78 (18.62%) Security Cleared
23 74 (17.66%) PostgreSQL
23 74 (17.66%) Configuration Management
24 70 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
25 68 (16.23%) OpenStack
26 66 (15.75%) DNS
27 64 (15.27%) PHP
27 64 (15.27%) Docker

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 81 (19.33%) Apache
2 68 (16.23%) OpenStack
3 48 (11.46%) Confluence
4 46 (10.98%) Tomcat
5 45 (10.74%) nginx
6 26 (6.21%) JBoss
7 15 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (3.10%) Mule ESB
9 6 (1.43%) Jetty
9 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.43%) WildFly
10 5 (1.19%) MediaWiki
11 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.95%) IIS
11 4 (0.95%) SAS
12 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.72%) WordPress
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 141 (33.65%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.49%) GitHub
4 21 (5.01%) PaaS
5 16 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.10%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.15%) DigitalOcean
7 9 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.67%) Route 53
9 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.19%) Google Apps
9 5 (1.19%) Office 365
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.72%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.72%) Heroku
10 3 (0.72%) SaaS
10 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.75%) DNS
2 51 (12.17%) VPN
3 38 (9.07%) Firewall
4 34 (8.11%) DHCP
5 33 (7.88%) SAN
6 29 (6.92%) LDAP
7 27 (6.44%) HTTP
8 24 (5.73%) IPsec
9 23 (5.49%) iSCSI
9 23 (5.49%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.82%) IPv6
11 15 (3.58%) BGP
12 14 (3.34%) DMZ
12 14 (3.34%) LAN
12 14 (3.34%) WAN
13 13 (3.10%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (3.10%) SMTP
14 12 (2.86%) SSL
15 11 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (23.63%) MySQL
2 74 (17.66%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (12.41%) MongoDB
4 38 (9.07%) NoSQL
5 29 (6.92%) Redis
6 22 (5.25%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.06%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.34%) HBase
9 13 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (3.10%) Big Data
10 8 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.43%) CloverETL
11 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.43%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 130 (31.03%) Jenkins
2 115 (27.45%) Git (software)
3 51 (12.17%) JIRA
4 26 (6.21%) Hudson
5 16 (3.82%) SonarQube
5 16 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (3.58%) Gerrit
7 14 (3.34%) Artifactory
7 14 (3.34%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.34%) Mercurial
8 13 (3.10%) Subversion
9 12 (2.86%) Maven
10 11 (2.63%) JIRA Agile
11 10 (2.39%) Vagrant
12 9 (2.15%) Selenium
13 8 (1.91%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.67%) Geb
14 7 (1.67%) JUnit
14 7 (1.67%) Spock
15 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (4.30%) Publishing
2 17 (4.06%) Marketing
3 14 (3.34%) Finance
4 11 (2.63%) Back Office
5 8 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.67%) Banking
6 7 (1.67%) Games
7 5 (1.19%) Advertising
8 4 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.72%) Electronics
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 153 (36.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 99 (23.63%) Linux Engineer
3 72 (17.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 63 (15.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 59 (14.08%) AWS Engineer
6 56 (13.37%) AWS DevOps
7 41 (9.79%) Administrator
7 41 (9.79%) Developer
8 36 (8.59%) Systems Administrator
9 30 (7.16%) Linux Administrator
10 29 (6.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 25 (5.97%) Consultant
11 25 (5.97%) Java Developer
12 22 (5.25%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (5.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (4.06%) Support Engineer
15 15 (3.58%) Operations Engineer
16 13 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
17 12 (2.86%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.13%) Web Services
2 38 (9.07%) LAMP
3 29 (6.92%) RabbitMQ
4 24 (5.73%) RESTful
5 22 (5.25%) CSS
5 22 (5.25%) XML
6 21 (5.01%) LEMP Stack
7 20 (4.77%) LAPP Stack
8 18 (4.30%) Node.js
9 15 (3.58%) REST
10 14 (3.34%) .NET
10 14 (3.34%) ELK Stack
10 14 (3.34%) HTML
11 13 (3.10%) J2EE
11 13 (3.10%) Spring
12 10 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.39%) Apache Camel
12 10 (2.39%) Spring Boot
13 9 (2.15%) HTML5
13 9 (2.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.50%) Public Cloud
2 25 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.53%) Enterprise Cloud
5 17 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.86%) Clustering
8 11 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.63%) PKI
9 10 (2.39%) Device Driver
9 10 (2.39%) NHS
10 9 (2.15%) User Experience
11 7 (1.67%) Online Games
12 6 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.43%) Data Integration
13 5 (1.19%) Wiki
14 4 (0.95%) Blog
14 4 (0.95%) Derivative
14 4 (0.95%) MPEG
14 4 (0.95%) STB
Operating Systems
1 419 (100.00%) Linux
2 236 (56.32%) CentOS
3 122 (29.12%) Windows
4 112 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (11.93%) Windows Server
6 42 (10.02%) Debian
7 38 (9.07%) Unix
8 28 (6.68%) Fedora
9 22 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (5.01%) Windows 8
11 19 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (3.10%) Windows 10
14 11 (2.63%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.67%) Android
15 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.43%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.43%) Solaris
16 6 (1.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (54.65%) DevOps
2 137 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (17.66%) Configuration Management
5 62 (14.80%) Open Source
6 61 (14.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 50 (11.93%) Scrum
8 36 (8.59%) Workflow
9 33 (7.88%) ITIL
9 33 (7.88%) Load Balancing
10 30 (7.16%) Software Engineering
11 25 (5.97%) Web Operations
12 24 (5.73%) TDD
13 22 (5.25%) High Availability
14 21 (5.01%) SOA
15 19 (4.53%) Service Management
16 18 (4.30%) SDLC
16 18 (4.30%) Security Hardening
17 15 (3.58%) Release Management
18 14 (3.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (30.55%) Python
2 112 (26.73%) Bash Shell
3 97 (23.15%) Java
4 87 (20.76%) Ruby
5 84 (20.05%) Perl
6 64 (15.27%) PHP
7 29 (6.92%) SQL
8 26 (6.21%) C++
9 25 (5.97%) C
10 21 (5.01%) Groovy
10 21 (5.01%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.53%) JavaScript
12 18 (4.30%) C#
13 17 (4.06%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.86%) VBScript
15 11 (2.63%) VB
16 8 (1.91%) Korn
17 3 (0.72%) Go
17 3 (0.72%) Scala
18 2 (0.48%) sed
Qualifications
1 78 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 43 (10.26%) Degree
4 20 (4.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.30%) MCSE
6 18 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (3.58%) CCNP
7 15 (3.58%) MCSA
8 11 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.39%) CCNA
10 8 (1.91%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.43%) MCSD
11 6 (1.43%) RHCE
12 5 (1.19%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.95%) RHCA
13 4 (0.95%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.72%) ACMT
14 3 (0.72%) CCA
14 3 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.39%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (15.27%) Docker
3 42 (10.02%) Active Directory
4 36 (8.59%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (7.88%) vSphere
6 31 (7.40%) Hyper-V
7 19 (4.53%) iptables
8 18 (4.30%) NFS
9 15 (3.58%) vCloud
10 14 (3.34%) KVM
10 14 (3.34%) VMware Server
11 10 (2.39%) XenServer
12 9 (2.15%) Postfix
12 9 (2.15%) Squid
13 8 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (1.67%) Xen
15 5 (1.19%) Samba
15 5 (1.19%) Sendmail
16 4 (0.95%) Dovecot
16 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 183 (43.68%) Puppet
2 110 (26.25%) Ansible
3 108 (25.78%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (12.17%) Nagios
5 37 (8.83%) HAProxy
5 37 (8.83%) Salt
6 32 (7.64%) ZABBIX
7 27 (6.44%) logstash
8 23 (5.49%) Kibana
9 15 (3.58%) Rundeck
9 15 (3.58%) SCCM
10 14 (3.34%) Kubernetes
10 14 (3.34%) Terraform
11 13 (3.10%) Cacti
12 11 (2.63%) OVSD
13 10 (2.39%) SCOM
14 9 (2.15%) CFEngine
14 9 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (1.91%) Grafana
16 7 (1.67%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 175 (41.77%) Red Hat
2 124 (29.59%) VMware
3 63 (15.04%) Microsoft
4 31 (7.40%) Atlassian
5 23 (5.49%) Cisco
6 21 (5.01%) HP
7 17 (4.06%) Google
7 17 (4.06%) Splunk
8 12 (2.86%) Black Duck
8 12 (2.86%) Oracle
8 12 (2.86%) Sonatype
8 12 (2.86%) Veracode
9 11 (2.63%) Rackspace
10 10 (2.39%) Dell
10 10 (2.39%) Juniper
11 9 (2.15%) Citrix
12 8 (1.91%) SaltStack
13 7 (1.67%) Veeam
14 6 (1.43%) Apple
15 5 (1.19%) EMC
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onefinestay
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £525 - £625 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago