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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
London / City of London
Rank 145 148 189
Rank change year-on-year +3 +41  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.32% 1.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
Median daily rate £506 £453 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.87% +81.00%  
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 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.83% -46.11%  

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 681 705 1125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.75% 21.19% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 553 867
Median daily rate £475 £439 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +5.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 35
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the City of London

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) DevOps
3 11 (61.11%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (44.44%) CentOS
5 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
5 7 (38.89%) Puppet
5 7 (38.89%) Ruby
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Perl
6 6 (33.33%) MySQL
6 6 (33.33%) Docker
7 5 (27.78%) nginx
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) PHP
7 5 (27.78%) Apache
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
8 4 (22.22%) OOP
8 4 (22.22%) CSS
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) JSON
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (22.22%) logstash
8 4 (22.22%) Kibana

Ubuntu
Top Related 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 5 (27.78%) Apache
1 5 (27.78%) nginx
2 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Mule ESB
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) GitHub
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) LDAP
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (11.11%) Big Data
5 1 (5.56%) MariaDB
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) Redis
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.56%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
3 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Django Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 3 (16.67%) LAMP
2 3 (16.67%) RSS
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) XSLT
3 2 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) CherryPy
4 1 (5.56%) Django
4 1 (5.56%) Dojo
4 1 (5.56%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) CentOS
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) Debian
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) FreeBSD
6 1 (5.56%) SUSE
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) OOP
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Web Operations
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (11.11%) Procedural Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
2 7 (38.89%) Ruby
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) PHP
5 3 (16.67%) C
6 2 (11.11%) Go
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) vCloud
2 3 (16.67%) Xen
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) Kibana
2 4 (22.22%) logstash
3 3 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 3 (16.67%) Mesos
3 3 (16.67%) Nagios
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.11%) HAProxy
4 2 (11.11%) Marathon
4 2 (11.11%) OpenIDM
5 1 (5.56%) Graphite
5 1 (5.56%) Rundeck
5 1 (5.56%) Salt
5 1 (5.56%) Terraform
5 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) ForgeRock
6 1 (5.56%) Black Duck
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Sonatype
6 1 (5.56%) Veracode
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