Period
to 14 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 6 months to 14 October 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 516 513 483
Rank change year-on-year -3 -30 -9
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 266 393 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 2.01% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 261 291
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £283 £358 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £478 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -4.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
England median hourly rate £47.50 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.44% +28.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £17.45 £20.53 £17.00
90th Percentile £58.13 £62.50 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.63% +28.00% -6.54%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15,879 19,507 18,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.34% 20.89% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,016 12,114 11,950
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £181
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,038 1,381 1,137
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in England over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in England over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the England region over the 6 months to 14 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 133 £513 -3.76% 60
South East +11 38 £350 -30.00% 33
North of England +44 32 £550 +46.67% 29
Midlands +40 29 £325 -21.69% 19
North West +29 25 £550 +18.92% 17
East of England +31 20 £480 +8.47% 12
West Midlands +18 19 £325 -21.69% 11
South West -15 14 £506 +33.55% 11
East Midlands - 10 £400 - 8
Yorkshire +25 4 £550 +49.66% 7
North East - 3 £425 - 5
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 266 (100.00%) Linux
2 127 (47.74%) DevOps
3 112 (42.11%) CentOS
4 110 (41.35%) Windows
5 97 (36.47%) Python
6 95 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 94 (35.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 94 (35.34%) Ansible
8 93 (34.96%) Java
9 86 (32.33%) AWS
10 85 (31.95%) Jenkins
10 85 (31.95%) Configuration Management
11 84 (31.58%) Azure
12 80 (30.08%) Puppet
13 78 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (27.07%) Docker
15 66 (24.81%) Git (software)
16 60 (22.56%) Bash Shell
16 60 (22.56%) SC Cleared
16 60 (22.56%) Debian
17 59 (22.18%) Terraform
18 52 (19.55%) VMware
18 52 (19.55%) MySQL
19 51 (19.17%) Firewall
20 48 (18.05%) TCP/IP
20 48 (18.05%) Red Hat
21 47 (17.67%) Open Source
21 47 (17.67%) Windows Server
22 46 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
23 45 (16.92%) Ruby

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 38 (14.29%) Apache
2 31 (11.65%) Tomcat
3 28 (10.53%) OpenStack
4 24 (9.02%) nginx
5 19 (7.14%) Confluence
6 17 (6.39%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (6.02%) JBoss
8 14 (5.26%) WebLogic
9 11 (4.14%) Apache Spark
10 8 (3.01%) Jetty
11 7 (2.63%) Apache Solr
11 7 (2.63%) SharePoint
12 6 (2.26%) IIS
12 6 (2.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 5 (1.88%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.75%) Drupal
14 2 (0.75%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.75%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 86 (32.33%) AWS
2 84 (31.58%) Azure
3 29 (10.90%) GCP
4 23 (8.65%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (8.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (7.14%) GitHub
7 17 (6.39%) Amazon S3
8 15 (5.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (5.64%) Office 365
9 14 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (3.76%) Google Analytics
10 10 (3.76%) Route 53
11 9 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (3.01%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (3.01%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (3.01%) CloudFront
12 8 (3.01%) Serverless
13 6 (2.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (2.26%) SaaS
14 5 (1.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.17%) Firewall
2 48 (18.05%) TCP/IP
3 29 (10.90%) DNS
4 22 (8.27%) WAN
5 21 (7.89%) LAN
6 20 (7.52%) HTTP
7 19 (7.14%) VPN
8 17 (6.39%) SSL
9 13 (4.89%) DHCP
9 13 (4.89%) SAN
10 11 (4.14%) Internet
11 9 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.38%) SSH
11 9 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.26%) Network Security
13 5 (1.88%) FTP
14 4 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.50%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.50%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.55%) MySQL
2 40 (15.04%) MongoDB
3 25 (9.40%) Hadoop
4 24 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (6.02%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.64%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (5.26%) Big Data
8 13 (4.89%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.26%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.26%) Cloudera CDH
9 6 (2.26%) Flink
9 6 (2.26%) HBase
9 6 (2.26%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.88%) Redis
11 4 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.13%) Aerospike
12 3 (1.13%) MS Access
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (31.95%) Jenkins
2 66 (24.81%) Git (software)
3 33 (12.41%) JIRA
4 31 (11.65%) Maven
5 29 (10.90%) Selenium
5 29 (10.90%) Subversion
6 24 (9.02%) Cucumber
7 19 (7.14%) SonarQube
8 18 (6.77%) Ant
8 18 (6.77%) Mercurial
9 17 (6.39%) IntelliJ
10 16 (6.02%) Eclipse
11 11 (4.14%) JUnit
12 10 (3.76%) Gatling
12 10 (3.76%) Sublime Text
13 9 (3.38%) FindBugs
13 9 (3.38%) Grunt
13 9 (3.38%) gulp
13 9 (3.38%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (3.38%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (11.65%) Public Sector
2 19 (7.14%) Finance
3 10 (3.76%) Back Office
4 7 (2.63%) Retail
5 5 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.50%) Automotive
6 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (23.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (13.53%) Developer
3 26 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (9.77%) Linux Engineer
4 23 (8.65%) Administrator
5 20 (7.52%) Senior DevOps
6 19 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.39%) Software Engineer
7 17 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (6.39%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.89%) Architect
10 12 (4.51%) Linux Administrator
10 12 (4.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 9 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (3.01%) Java Engineer
14 8 (3.01%) Linux Specialist
14 8 (3.01%) Ubuntu Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.04%) Node.js
2 34 (12.78%) RabbitMQ
3 30 (11.28%) Spring
4 25 (9.40%) HTML
5 24 (9.02%) AngularJS
6 23 (8.65%) jQuery
7 21 (7.89%) CSS
7 21 (7.89%) Hibernate
7 21 (7.89%) HTML5
7 21 (7.89%) JSON
8 19 (7.14%) .NET
9 17 (6.39%) LAMP
9 17 (6.39%) XML
10 15 (5.64%) Play Framework
11 13 (4.89%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (4.89%) LEMP Stack
12 12 (4.51%) Servlets
13 11 (4.14%) Gherkin
13 11 (4.14%) React
14 10 (3.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.28%) Public Cloud
2 11 (4.14%) Clustering
3 10 (3.76%) PKI
4 9 (3.38%) User Experience
5 7 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.26%) Derivative
7 5 (1.88%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.75%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.75%) NHS
10 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 266 (100.00%) Linux
2 112 (42.11%) CentOS
3 110 (41.35%) Windows
4 94 (35.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (22.56%) Debian
6 47 (17.67%) Windows Server
7 31 (11.65%) Unix
8 18 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (6.02%) Mac OS X
10 13 (4.89%) openSUSE
11 12 (4.51%) Solaris
12 11 (4.14%) Mac OS
13 8 (3.01%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.63%) Windows 7
15 6 (2.26%) Android
15 6 (2.26%) Fedora
15 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (1.88%) Windows 10
17 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (47.74%) DevOps
2 85 (31.95%) Configuration Management
3 78 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (17.67%) Open Source
5 42 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 36 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (12.41%) Microservices
8 32 (12.03%) ITIL
9 30 (11.28%) Scrum
10 28 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 28 (10.53%) Project Delivery
11 25 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 24 (9.02%) Migration
13 20 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (7.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 18 (6.77%) Analytics
14 18 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
15 16 (6.02%) Information Security
15 16 (6.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 15 (5.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (36.47%) Python
2 93 (34.96%) Java
3 60 (22.56%) Bash Shell
4 45 (16.92%) Ruby
5 44 (16.54%) JavaScript
6 32 (12.03%) SQL
7 28 (10.53%) PHP
8 27 (10.15%) C++
9 26 (9.77%) Perl
10 22 (8.27%) Scala
11 18 (6.77%) C#
12 16 (6.02%) Go
12 16 (6.02%) Groovy
12 16 (6.02%) PowerShell
13 9 (3.38%) Clojure
13 9 (3.38%) Haskell
14 8 (3.01%) PL/SQL
14 8 (3.01%) T-SQL
15 7 (2.63%) Java 8
15 7 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 60 (22.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.64%) Degree
4 13 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.50%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.13%) RHCE
8 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.75%) MCSE
8 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CISSP
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.89%) COBIT
1 13 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (4.89%) NIST
2 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (27.07%) Docker
2 43 (16.17%) Active Directory
3 41 (15.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.39%) vSphere
6 13 (4.89%) KVM
7 12 (4.51%) HDFS
7 12 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.38%) LXC
9 8 (3.01%) Xen
10 7 (2.63%) NFS
11 6 (2.26%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.88%) Snort
13 4 (1.50%) pfSense
13 4 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.50%) VirtualBox
14 3 (1.13%) oVirt
14 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.75%) Samba
16 1 (0.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 94 (35.34%) Ansible
2 80 (30.08%) Puppet
3 59 (22.18%) Terraform
4 46 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (12.41%) Kubernetes
6 27 (10.15%) Nagios
7 25 (9.40%) Grafana
8 23 (8.65%) Prometheus
9 19 (7.14%) vCenter Server
10 17 (6.39%) Consul
11 13 (4.89%) HAProxy
11 13 (4.89%) Nessus
12 12 (4.51%) Kibana
12 12 (4.51%) Packer
12 12 (4.51%) Salt
13 9 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (3.38%) WSUS
14 8 (3.01%) HP Fortify
15 6 (2.26%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (2.26%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 52 (19.55%) VMware
2 48 (18.05%) Red Hat
3 40 (15.04%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.65%) Google
5 22 (8.27%) HP
6 21 (7.89%) Adobe
7 16 (6.02%) Cisco
8 14 (5.26%) Cloudera
9 12 (4.51%) F5
10 11 (4.14%) NetApp
10 11 (4.14%) Symantec
11 9 (3.38%) Meraki
11 9 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (3.01%) Atlassian
12 8 (3.01%) Oracle
12 8 (3.01%) Qualys
12 8 (3.01%) Veeam
12 8 (3.01%) webMethods
13 7 (2.63%) Hortonworks
14 6 (2.26%) Splunk