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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 134 98 122
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 12 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.84% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 5.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £47.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-43.68% +196.87%
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
599 387 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.94% 16.23% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 200 209
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 61 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £11.29 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham -23 9 £400 +14.28%
Coventry - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 8
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) vSphere
4 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (64.29%) IPv4
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) MCSE
4 9 (64.29%) MCSA
4 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) Puppet

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (64.29%) IPv4
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) IMAP
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) RethinkDB
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Gatling
3 1 (7.14%) Grunt
3 1 (7.14%) gulp
3 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Sublime Text
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) EJB
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) React
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Sass
2 1 (7.14%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Blog
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 8
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Fedora
6 2 (14.29%) CentOS
7 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (7.14%) Unix
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.14%) Microservices
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) SEO
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Groovy
2 1 (7.14%) Haskell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) Scala
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CCNP
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (64.29%) MCSA
1 9 (64.29%) MCSE
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Terraform
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.14%) Grafana
3 1 (7.14%) Kibana
3 1 (7.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Mitel
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) webMethods