The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 8 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.98% 0.11% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 0.52% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £465 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +23.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £8.00
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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 131 193 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 16.00% 21.19% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 130 90
Median daily rate £350 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £15.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £49.50 £43.06
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in Bristol

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) CentOS
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (40.00%) Python
5 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (30.00%) Puppet
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (20.00%) MCollective
6 2 (20.00%) Docker
6 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Support
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Officer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) MCollective
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) CentOS
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Sonatype