Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 543 519
Rank change year-on-year +44 -24 -48
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 97 293 376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 1.77% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 200 285
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £329 £296 £336
90th Percentile £600 £648 £624
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.29 £25.93 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -18.97% +82.86%
10th Percentile £20.77 £16.04 £22.30
90th Percentile £23.80 £118.75 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £22.29 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -50.48% +40.63% +82.86%

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 8,420 16,547 19,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.98% 19.96% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,222 10,553 12,136
Median daily rate £425 £441 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -0.90% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £616
UK median daily rate £425 £432 £425
% change year-on-year -1.56% +1.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 957 1,245
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.70 £49.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ubuntu in England.

Daily rate trend for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ubuntu in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ubuntu in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 27 May 2020. 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 +78 45 £450 -13.46% 11
South East +98 28 £489 +30.33% 8
South West +39 10 £525 -4.98% 1
North of England +76 7 £550 +37.50% 8
North West +49 6 £550 +100.00% 7
East of England +48 5 £525 +183.78% 8
Midlands +61 2 - - 3
West Midlands +48 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +48 1 - -
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 97 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (52.58%) Python
3 48 (49.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (44.33%) Security Cleared
5 39 (40.21%) Ansible
6 36 (37.11%) Jenkins
7 34 (35.05%) SC Cleared
7 34 (35.05%) Windows
8 33 (34.02%) Bash Shell
9 32 (32.99%) CentOS
10 31 (31.96%) Java
10 31 (31.96%) DevOps
11 30 (30.93%) Red Hat
12 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (28.87%) PowerShell
14 27 (27.84%) Docker
15 26 (26.80%) AWS
16 25 (25.77%) Test Automation
16 25 (25.77%) Migration
17 24 (24.74%) VMware
17 24 (24.74%) SQL
18 22 (22.68%) PHP
18 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
18 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
19 21 (21.65%) Open Source
20 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
20 20 (20.62%) Kubernetes
21 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (19.59%) Tomcat

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 19 (19.59%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.34%) Confluence
3 10 (10.31%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.19%) nginx
4 6 (6.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.12%) Apache
5 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (4.12%) WordPress
6 2 (2.06%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.06%) CMS
6 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.03%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.80%) AWS
2 17 (17.53%) Azure
3 6 (6.19%) GCP
4 5 (5.15%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.12%) GitHub
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.09%) Google Analytics
6 3 (3.09%) SaaS
6 3 (3.09%) Serverless
6 3 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.06%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.06%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.03%) IaaS
8 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) DNS
2 11 (11.34%) Firewall
3 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.19%) DHCP
4 6 (6.19%) HTTP
4 6 (6.19%) Junos
4 6 (6.19%) VXLAN
5 4 (4.12%) SAN
5 4 (4.12%) SSH
6 2 (2.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.03%) DMZ
7 1 (1.03%) IPsec
7 1 (1.03%) Network Security
7 1 (1.03%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.03%) SNMP
7 1 (1.03%) SSL
7 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.25%) Big Data
2 8 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.19%) MySQL
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (5.15%) Cloudera CDH
4 5 (5.15%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.06%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.06%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (37.11%) Jenkins
2 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.40%) Subversion
4 12 (12.37%) JIRA
4 12 (12.37%) Maven
4 12 (12.37%) SonarQube
5 11 (11.34%) FindBugs
5 11 (11.34%) Log4j
5 11 (11.34%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.12%) GitLab
7 4 (4.12%) gulp
7 4 (4.12%) Selenium
8 3 (3.09%) Gatling
8 3 (3.09%) Grunt
8 3 (3.09%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.09%) Sublime Text
8 3 (3.09%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (11.34%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (15.46%) Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Architect
4 11 (11.34%) Java Developer
5 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 9 (9.28%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (9.28%) Cloud Specialist
6 9 (9.28%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Technical Architect
7 8 (8.25%) Administrator
7 8 (8.25%) Consultant
7 8 (8.25%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.19%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (4.12%) Network Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) Spring
2 14 (14.43%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (9.28%) REST
4 8 (8.25%) RESTful
5 7 (7.22%) LDAP
5 7 (7.22%) Spring Boot
6 6 (6.19%) XML
7 5 (5.15%) .NET
7 5 (5.15%) LAMP
7 5 (5.15%) Middleware
7 5 (5.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 5 (5.15%) Web Services
8 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.12%) jQuery
9 3 (3.09%) CSS
9 3 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (3.09%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.09%) Node.js
9 3 (3.09%) Servlets
9 3 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.22%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.19%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.15%) Replication
5 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.12%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.06%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (49.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (35.05%) Windows
4 32 (32.99%) CentOS
5 22 (22.68%) Windows Server
6 19 (19.59%) Debian
7 9 (9.28%) Unix
8 5 (5.15%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (5.15%) Solaris
8 5 (5.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.09%) VMS
9 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (2.06%) Fedora
10 2 (2.06%) SUSE
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.03%) DC/OS
11 1 (1.03%) Kali Linux
11 1 (1.03%) VyOS
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) DevOps
2 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.77%) Migration
3 25 (25.77%) Test Automation
4 21 (21.65%) Open Source
5 19 (19.59%) Configuration Management
6 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.40%) Microservices
7 13 (13.40%) Project Delivery
8 12 (12.37%) System Testing
9 10 (10.31%) ITIL
10 8 (8.25%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.25%) High Availability
11 7 (7.22%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (7.22%) Product Management
11 7 (7.22%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (6.19%) SDLC
12 6 (6.19%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.58%) Python
2 33 (34.02%) Bash Shell
3 31 (31.96%) Java
4 28 (28.87%) PowerShell
5 24 (24.74%) SQL
6 22 (22.68%) PHP
7 19 (19.59%) Perl
8 13 (13.40%) C++
9 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
10 6 (6.19%) C#
11 5 (5.15%) C
12 4 (4.12%) Groovy
12 4 (4.12%) Ruby
13 3 (3.09%) Haskell
13 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
15 1 (1.03%) Go
15 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 1 (1.03%) Scala
15 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (44.33%) Security Cleared
2 34 (35.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) CCNA
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.06%) CISSP
4 2 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.06%) GIAC
4 2 (2.06%) Linux+ Certification
4 2 (2.06%) MCSE
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.06%) SANS
4 2 (2.06%) SSCP
5 1 (1.03%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.03%) CEH
5 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (3.09%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (3.09%) NCSC
4 2 (2.06%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (27.84%) Docker
2 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.34%) KVM
4 7 (7.22%) NFS
4 7 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
5 6 (6.19%) VMware NSX
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (4.12%) iptables
8 3 (3.09%) Firmware
8 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.09%) VirtualBox
9 2 (2.06%) Samba
9 2 (2.06%) Xen
10 1 (1.03%) LXC
Systems Management
1 39 (40.21%) Ansible
2 20 (20.62%) Kubernetes
3 19 (19.59%) Puppet
4 14 (14.43%) Terraform
5 13 (13.40%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (8.25%) Grafana
7 8 (8.25%) vCenter Server
7 8 (8.25%) ZABBIX
8 7 (7.22%) Nagios
9 6 (6.19%) Cobbler
9 6 (6.19%) Icinga
9 6 (6.19%) Prometheus
10 5 (5.15%) Data Guard
10 5 (5.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (4.12%) Kibana
11 4 (4.12%) yum
12 2 (2.06%) OpenNMS
12 2 (2.06%) Packer
13 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) Red Hat
2 24 (24.74%) VMware
3 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.28%) Cloudera
5 7 (7.22%) Google
5 7 (7.22%) HP
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle
6 6 (6.19%) Juniper
6 6 (6.19%) Mirantis
6 6 (6.19%) NetApp
7 3 (3.09%) Dell
7 3 (3.09%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.09%) Splunk
8 2 (2.06%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (2.06%) Cisco
8 2 (2.06%) EMC
8 2 (2.06%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.06%) SAP