The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 132 128 122
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £269 £363
% change year-on-year
+58.13% -25.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £45.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-46.11% +13.92%
Ubuntu
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
611 509 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.13% 18.97% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 255 229
Average daily rate £355 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 70
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Fedora
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Terraform
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Blog
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CentOS
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) RSpec
4 2 (40.00%) Capistrano
4 2 (40.00%) Phusion Passenger
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IMAP
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) Phusion Passenger
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (20.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Fedora
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Capistrano
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Terraform
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Veeam