The first table below looks at the demand for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 117 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.055% 0.044%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £17.00
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ubuntu across the West Midlands region.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) SVG
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Fedora
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) RubyGems
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) RubyGems
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SVG
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Sinatra
1 1 (100.00%) WebGL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Fedora
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant