The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 102 106 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 15 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.63% 0.72% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.06% 2.61% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 1
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£223 £125 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.00% -62.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £275 £355
% change year-on-year
+38.63% -22.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 - £21.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
490 612 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.74% 27.47% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 298 236
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 48
Average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Ubuntu Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Ubuntu Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Ubuntu
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu across the Yorkshire region.

Ubuntu Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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
West Yorkshire +6 14 £220 +76.00% 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 44 (91.67%) CentOS
2 39 (81.25%) Python
3 37 (77.08%) Splunk
4 28 (58.33%) Windows
5 27 (56.25%) Service Management
5 27 (56.25%) Workflow
6 26 (54.17%) Linux
7 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (47.92%) VMware
8 23 (47.92%) SAN
9 22 (45.83%) Windows XP
10 21 (43.75%) VMware Server
11 17 (35.42%) Incident Management
12 13 (27.08%) NHS
13 8 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
14 7 (14.58%) Firewall
14 7 (14.58%) Puppet
15 6 (12.50%) Cisco
15 6 (12.50%) ITIL
15 6 (12.50%) UNIX
16 5 (10.42%) Apache
16 5 (10.42%) nginx
17 4 (8.33%) QMS
17 4 (8.33%) Quality Management
18 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
18 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
19 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 5 (10.42%) Apache
1 5 (10.42%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (47.92%) SAN
2 7 (14.58%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Support
4 4 (8.33%) IT Support
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.17%) UNIX Operator
7 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Operator
7 1 (2.08%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) NHS
2 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (91.67%) CentOS
2 28 (58.33%) Windows
3 26 (54.17%) Linux
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (45.83%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.50%) UNIX
7 2 (4.17%) AIX
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Service Management
1 27 (56.25%) Workflow
2 17 (35.42%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) QMS
4 4 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (77.08%) Splunk
2 23 (47.92%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft