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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 139 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.20% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.97% 1.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £50.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
-46.50% -66.66%
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
558 395 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.01% 15.98% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 185 232
Median daily rate £376 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.23% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 84
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.78 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 -4 9 £400 +60.00%
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (64.29%) MCSE
4 9 (64.29%) MCSA
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) IPv4
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (64.29%) vSphere
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Puppet
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 4 (28.57%) DevOps

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%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) IPv4
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) 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
3 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) 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%) IT 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%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.14%) J2SE
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.14%) React
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
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 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
4 2 (14.29%) Fedora
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Microservices
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
3 1 (7.14%) SEO
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Web Design
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) Groovy
2 1 (7.14%) Haskell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Scala
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
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%) Security Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Terraform
3 1 (7.14%) Grafana
3 1 (7.14%) Kibana
3 1 (7.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) webMethods