The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 146 187
Rank change year-on-year -5 +41  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 13 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.50% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.98% 2.28% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 9
Median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -5.76% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 657 744 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.88% 21.97% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 617 894
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 52
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.75 £22.00 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the City of London

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the City of London

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Python
3 15 (65.22%) DevOps
4 14 (60.87%) Ruby
5 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (52.17%) CentOS
6 11 (47.83%) Puppet
7 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
7 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 10 (43.48%) Java
8 8 (34.78%) Perl
8 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (30.43%) Docker
9 7 (30.43%) MySQL
9 7 (30.43%) Terraform
10 6 (26.09%) Web Operations
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (26.09%) Ansible
10 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
11 5 (21.74%) Analytics
11 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
11 5 (21.74%) Project Management
11 5 (21.74%) Windows
12 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
12 4 (17.39%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
12 4 (17.39%) Servlets

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (17.39%) Jetty
1 4 (17.39%) nginx
1 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
1 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (17.39%) GitHub
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.70%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
4 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) WebOps Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Junior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) LEMP Stack
1 4 (17.39%) Servlets
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) RSS
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
3 1 (4.35%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Web 2.0
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) CentOS
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) Debian
6 1 (4.35%) Fedora
6 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Web Operations
3 5 (21.74%) Analytics
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
4 4 (17.39%) Release Management
5 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (8.70%) Procedural Programming
6 2 (8.70%) Security Hardening
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Application Performance Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Python
2 14 (60.87%) Ruby
3 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 10 (43.48%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) Perl
5 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.04%) C
6 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 2 (8.70%) Go
8 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
2 4 (17.39%) vCloud
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) Puppet
2 7 (30.43%) Terraform
3 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 4 (17.39%) Graphite
4 4 (17.39%) Packer
5 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
6 2 (8.70%) Marathon
6 2 (8.70%) Mesos
6 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (4.35%) OpenIDM
7 1 (4.35%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) SaltStack
5 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.35%) PagerDuty
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