The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ubuntu Linux
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 114 139
Rank change year-on-year +28 +25  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 13 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.40% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 1.96% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 4
Median daily rate £500 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -27.83% -20.49%  

Ubuntu is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 276 511 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.09% 20.59% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 302 284
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 39
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £111.50 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in Berkshire

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ubuntu in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in Berkshire

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in Berkshire

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +19 13 £500 +14.28% 2
Ubuntu
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (93.75%) CentOS
3 28 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (81.25%) DevOps
5 25 (78.13%) Git (software)
5 25 (78.13%) Java
6 24 (75.00%) Python
6 24 (75.00%) Ansible
7 23 (71.88%) Bash Shell
8 22 (68.75%) Debian
9 21 (65.63%) SSH
9 21 (65.63%) JavaScript
9 21 (65.63%) Unix
9 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
9 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
9 21 (65.63%) SELinux
10 20 (62.50%) Hadoop
11 18 (56.25%) Prototyping
12 16 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (50.00%) HTTP
12 16 (50.00%) TCP/IP
12 16 (50.00%) ICMP
13 11 (34.38%) Open Source
14 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
14 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (21.88%) Puppet
15 7 (21.88%) Docker
16 6 (18.75%) Open Source Development
16 6 (18.75%) AppDynamics

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (15.63%) Confluence
1 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.38%) nginx
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) SSH
2 16 (50.00%) HTTP
2 16 (50.00%) ICMP
2 16 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (62.50%) Hadoop
2 6 (18.75%) Big Data
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (78.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.63%) JIRA
3 5 (15.63%) Vagrant
4 4 (12.50%) Bitbucket
5 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Hudson
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Python Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) DevOps Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Java Consultant
4 9 (28.13%) Java Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Open Source Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Hadoop Consultant
6 4 (12.50%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Hadoop Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 3 (9.38%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (6.25%) Linux Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Open Source Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) CGI
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (93.75%) CentOS
3 28 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (68.75%) Debian
5 21 (65.63%) Unix
6 2 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) DevOps
2 18 (56.25%) Prototyping
3 11 (34.38%) Open Source
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source Development
5 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Application Performance Management
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) Java
2 24 (75.00%) Python
3 23 (71.88%) Bash Shell
4 21 (65.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
1 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (75.00%) Ansible
2 21 (65.63%) SELinux
3 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (21.88%) Puppet
5 5 (15.63%) Pingdom
6 4 (12.50%) Terraform
7 3 (9.38%) Consul
8 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) AppDynamics
2 5 (15.63%) Atlassian
2 5 (15.63%) PagerDuty
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) New Relic
4 1 (3.13%) VMware