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 3 months to 28 May 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 438 457
Rank change year-on-year +53 +19  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 196 192 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.33% 1.69% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 141 109
Median daily rate £465 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.76% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +31.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +31.14%  

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8406 11338 11238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.37% 22.60% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5239 7194 6570
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 576 922
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.47 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 94 £506 +1.25% 45
South East +51 62 £401 +0.12% 14
North West +30 10 £400 -15.78% 7
Yorkshire +10 8 £406 -9.72% 3
South West - 8 £443 - 6
West Midlands +28 5 £369 - 8
East of England -1 5 £533 +21.71% 4
East Midlands -9 3 £515 +87.27% 2
North East - 3 £450 -
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 England region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 383 (99.74%) Linux
2 222 (57.81%) Python
3 217 (56.51%) DevOps
4 165 (42.97%) CentOS
5 164 (42.71%) Git (software)
6 141 (36.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 136 (35.42%) Bash Shell
8 133 (34.64%) Docker
9 131 (34.11%) Puppet
10 120 (31.25%) Ansible
10 120 (31.25%) Ruby
11 119 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
12 113 (29.43%) Java
13 105 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
14 100 (26.04%) Jenkins
15 97 (25.26%) Red Hat
15 97 (25.26%) VMware
16 85 (22.14%) JavaScript
17 81 (21.09%) Windows
18 79 (20.57%) TCP/IP
19 76 (19.79%) Configuration Management
20 70 (18.23%) SC Cleared
20 70 (18.23%) Security Cleared
21 66 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
22 64 (16.67%) HTTP
23 63 (16.41%) Debian
24 60 (15.63%) Perl
24 60 (15.63%) Unix
24 60 (15.63%) MongoDB
25 59 (15.36%) GitHub

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 53 (13.80%) Apache
2 49 (12.76%) nginx
3 41 (10.68%) Tomcat
4 35 (9.11%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (4.95%) OpenStack
6 18 (4.69%) Apache Solr
7 16 (4.17%) Confluence
7 16 (4.17%) JBoss
8 11 (2.86%) Jetty
9 10 (2.60%) WildFly
10 9 (2.34%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.56%) WordPress
12 5 (1.30%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.30%) IIS
13 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.78%) CMS
14 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.52%) Drupal
15 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.52%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 105 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (15.36%) GitHub
3 43 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 24 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 19 (4.95%) Google Analytics
7 18 (4.69%) PaaS
8 15 (3.91%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (3.91%) IaaS
9 13 (3.39%) Route 53
10 10 (2.60%) SaaS
11 7 (1.82%) Akamai
12 6 (1.56%) Office 365
13 4 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.04%) G Suite
14 3 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (20.57%) TCP/IP
2 64 (16.67%) HTTP
3 43 (11.20%) DNS
4 40 (10.42%) SSL
5 35 (9.11%) Firewall
6 26 (6.77%) LDAP
7 21 (5.47%) SSH
8 19 (4.95%) VPN
9 14 (3.65%) ICMP
10 8 (2.08%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.08%) LAN
11 6 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (1.30%) DVB
12 5 (1.30%) Network Security
12 5 (1.30%) WAN
13 4 (1.04%) VLAN
14 3 (0.78%) DHCP
14 3 (0.78%) Internet
14 3 (0.78%) SAN
14 3 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 56 (14.58%) MySQL
3 51 (13.28%) Hadoop
4 39 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 23 (5.99%) Apache Hive
7 22 (5.73%) Big Data
8 20 (5.21%) Impala
9 17 (4.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (3.65%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.60%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.78%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.78%) Redis
13 3 (0.78%) Sqoop
14 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.26%) InfluxDB
15 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 164 (42.71%) Git (software)
2 100 (26.04%) Jenkins
3 38 (9.90%) Vagrant
4 25 (6.51%) JIRA
5 23 (5.99%) Maven
6 22 (5.73%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (5.47%) Grunt
8 20 (5.21%) gulp
9 19 (4.95%) Ant
9 19 (4.95%) Gatling
9 19 (4.95%) IntelliJ
9 19 (4.95%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (4.95%) Selenium
9 19 (4.95%) Sublime Text
10 15 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.65%) GitLab
12 12 (3.13%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.34%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.34%) JUnit
General
1 16 (4.17%) Law
2 13 (3.39%) Finance
3 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.56%) Marketing
5 4 (1.04%) Banking
6 3 (0.78%) Electronics
6 3 (0.78%) Retail
7 2 (0.52%) Games
7 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 140 (36.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (23.96%) Developer
3 72 (18.75%) Administrator
4 68 (17.71%) Linux Engineer
5 61 (15.89%) Linux Administrator
6 55 (14.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 47 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (11.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 45 (11.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 34 (8.85%) AWS DevOps
10 34 (8.85%) AWS Engineer
11 33 (8.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 23 (5.99%) Java Developer
13 22 (5.73%) Software Engineer
14 19 (4.95%) Scala Developer
15 16 (4.17%) DevOps Developer
15 16 (4.17%) WebOps Engineer
16 15 (3.91%) Python Developer
17 14 (3.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 13 (3.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.54%) Node.js
2 51 (13.28%) HTML
3 50 (13.02%) Elastic Stack
4 38 (9.90%) JSON
5 34 (8.85%) REST
6 33 (8.59%) CSS
7 32 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 28 (7.29%) .NET
9 27 (7.03%) LAMP
9 27 (7.03%) XML
10 26 (6.77%) Kafka
11 25 (6.51%) HTML5
11 25 (6.51%) jQuery
12 23 (5.99%) Web Services
13 21 (5.47%) Servlets
14 19 (4.95%) Gherkin
15 18 (4.69%) Spring
16 16 (4.17%) RSS
16 16 (4.17%) XSLT
17 15 (3.91%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.95%) Data Centre
1 19 (4.95%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (4.17%) Web 2.0
3 14 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.82%) Fintech
6 7 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.82%) User Experience
6 7 (1.82%) YubiKey
7 5 (1.30%) Digital TV
7 5 (1.30%) MPEG
7 5 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.30%) STB
8 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.78%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.52%) Life Science
9 2 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 383 (99.74%) Linux
2 165 (42.97%) CentOS
3 141 (36.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 81 (21.09%) Windows
5 63 (16.41%) Debian
6 60 (15.63%) Unix
7 45 (11.72%) Windows Server
8 34 (8.85%) SUSE
9 13 (3.39%) CoreOS
10 12 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.82%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.82%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.04%) Android
13 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.04%) Fedora
13 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (56.51%) DevOps
2 119 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (19.79%) Configuration Management
4 66 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (12.50%) Open Source
6 46 (11.98%) Analytics
7 44 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
8 43 (11.20%) Scrum
9 34 (8.85%) Test Automation
10 31 (8.07%) Software Engineering
11 27 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (7.03%) TDD
12 26 (6.77%) Load Balancing
12 26 (6.77%) Security Hardening
12 26 (6.77%) Web Operations
13 25 (6.51%) ITIL
14 23 (5.99%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 22 (5.73%) Service Management
16 21 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (5.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 222 (57.81%) Python
2 136 (35.42%) Bash Shell
3 120 (31.25%) Ruby
4 113 (29.43%) Java
5 85 (22.14%) JavaScript
6 60 (15.63%) Perl
7 40 (10.42%) SQL
8 35 (9.11%) C#
9 33 (8.59%) PowerShell
10 30 (7.81%) PHP
11 25 (6.51%) C
12 24 (6.25%) Go
13 22 (5.73%) Groovy
14 20 (5.21%) Scala
15 19 (4.95%) Haskell
16 15 (3.91%) T-SQL
17 12 (3.13%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.82%) C++
19 3 (0.78%) Korn
19 3 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (18.23%) SC Cleared
1 70 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.39%) Degree
3 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.04%) MCITP
6 3 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.78%) MCSE
7 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.34%) QA
2 7 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 133 (34.64%) Docker
2 49 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.03%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (6.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 20 (5.21%) HDFS
6 19 (4.95%) Apache Flume
7 17 (4.43%) Active Directory
7 17 (4.43%) vSphere
8 16 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (4.17%) Xen
9 15 (3.91%) KVM
10 11 (2.86%) vCloud
11 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.30%) iptables
12 4 (1.04%) NFS
13 3 (0.78%) LXC
14 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.52%) Postfix
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (34.11%) Puppet
2 120 (31.25%) Ansible
3 57 (14.84%) Terraform
4 56 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (8.07%) Kibana
6 29 (7.55%) Kubernetes
7 25 (6.51%) Grafana
8 23 (5.99%) Graphite
8 23 (5.99%) Nagios
9 22 (5.73%) SELinux
10 21 (5.47%) Mesos
11 18 (4.69%) Oozie
12 14 (3.65%) Packer
13 13 (3.39%) HAProxy
14 12 (3.13%) logstash
14 12 (3.13%) Salt
14 12 (3.13%) ZABBIX
15 11 (2.86%) yum
16 10 (2.60%) Marathon
16 10 (2.60%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 97 (25.26%) Red Hat
1 97 (25.26%) VMware
2 28 (7.29%) Google
2 28 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.95%) Cisco
3 19 (4.95%) Cloudera
4 18 (4.69%) SaltStack
5 17 (4.43%) Atlassian
6 14 (3.65%) AppDynamics
7 11 (2.86%) HP
8 10 (2.60%) PagerDuty
9 9 (2.34%) Oracle
9 9 (2.34%) webMethods
10 8 (2.08%) Adobe
10 8 (2.08%) Dell
11 7 (1.82%) Citrix
12 6 (1.56%) ForgeRock
13 5 (1.30%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (1.04%) Apple
15 3 (0.78%) EMC
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £400 per annum 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
myBench Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 12 days ago