Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 467 498 542
Rank change year-on-year +31 +44 +29
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 95 210 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.41% 1.74% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 170 200
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £374 £263
90th Percentile £725 £600 £576
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -7.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.75 £19.63 £33.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.65% -41.30% -13.73%
10th Percentile £14.68 £16.41 £16.04
90th Percentile £19.03 £25.36 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.63 £33.43
% change year-on-year -3.18% -41.30% -13.73%

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 6,734 12,048 18,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.45% 20.21% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,381 7,836 11,845
Median daily rate £448 £413 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.48% -4.29% +1.41%
10th Percentile £169 £143 £160
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £446 £408 £425
% change year-on-year +9.25% -3.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 921 1,110
Median hourly rate £17.38 £17.45 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.65% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.70 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year -0.40% +3.24% +2.73%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 -12 36 £563 +12.50% 30
South East +91 31 £388 -20.72% 22
South West +73 9 £375 -28.57% 10
North of England +71 8 £425 -22.73% 13
Midlands +37 7 £388 -8.82% 11
West Midlands +27 5 £400 -9.86% 7
Yorkshire +46 4 £425 -22.73% 3
East of England +52 2 £600 +25.00% 16
North West +40 2 £400 -27.27% 8
North East +33 2 £425 -5.56% 2
East Midlands +23 2 £375 -6.25% 4
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 95 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (48.42%) DevOps
3 44 (46.32%) Windows
4 40 (42.11%) CentOS
5 35 (36.84%) Ansible
6 33 (34.74%) Python
7 32 (33.68%) Security Cleared
8 30 (31.58%) SC Cleared
8 30 (31.58%) Azure
8 30 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 29 (30.53%) VMware
10 27 (28.42%) AWS
10 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (27.37%) Firewall
11 26 (27.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 25 (26.32%) Bash Shell
13 24 (25.26%) Cisco
13 24 (25.26%) Docker
14 23 (24.21%) Dell
15 22 (23.16%) VSAN
16 21 (22.11%) vCenter Server
17 20 (21.05%) VMware NSX
18 19 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
19 18 (18.95%) Kubernetes
19 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
20 17 (17.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 16 (16.84%) WAN
21 16 (16.84%) SQL
21 16 (16.84%) IaaS
21 16 (16.84%) Terraform

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 8 (8.42%) Confluence
2 6 (6.32%) Apache
3 4 (4.21%) GlassFish
3 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.16%) nginx
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.05%) CMS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.58%) Azure
2 27 (28.42%) AWS
3 16 (16.84%) IaaS
4 13 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (12.63%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (12.63%) Serverless
6 10 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (6.32%) Amazon S3
8 5 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (5.26%) PaaS
8 5 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (4.21%) GCP
9 4 (4.21%) GitHub
9 4 (4.21%) SaaS
10 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.11%) Cloudflare
11 2 (2.11%) Google Analytics
12 1 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) Firewall
2 22 (23.16%) VSAN
3 16 (16.84%) WAN
4 12 (12.63%) Ethernet
5 10 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (10.53%) VLAN
6 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (8.42%) DNS
7 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.37%) HTTP
9 5 (5.26%) LAN
9 5 (5.26%) SAN
10 4 (4.21%) DHCP
10 4 (4.21%) Kerberos
10 4 (4.21%) SSL
11 2 (2.11%) DWDM
11 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.11%) SDH
11 2 (2.11%) SONET
11 2 (2.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) Hadoop
2 9 (9.47%) HBase
3 8 (8.42%) MySQL
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (6.32%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.16%) Riak
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.05%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.05%) InfluxDB
8 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.47%) JIRA
4 8 (8.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (5.26%) Selenium
6 4 (4.21%) Maven
6 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.21%) TestRail
7 3 (3.16%) Ant
7 3 (3.16%) Appium
7 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.16%) eggPlant
7 3 (3.16%) GitLab
7 3 (3.16%) JUnit
7 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.16%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.16%) Subversion
7 3 (3.16%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.11%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
1 5 (5.26%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.21%) Front Office
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) International Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (24.21%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Administrator
5 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (8.42%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
1 9 (9.47%) XML
2 8 (8.42%) HTML
2 8 (8.42%) JSON
3 7 (7.37%) .NET
4 6 (6.32%) Lambda Expressions
4 6 (6.32%) Web Services
5 5 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (5.26%) Kafka
5 5 (5.26%) Node.js
6 4 (4.21%) LDAP
7 3 (3.16%) CSS
7 3 (3.16%) Flask
7 3 (3.16%) SOAP
8 2 (2.11%) Angular 2
8 2 (2.11%) CSS3
8 2 (2.11%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.11%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.11%) HTML5
8 2 (2.11%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Equities
4 2 (2.11%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (46.32%) Windows
3 40 (42.11%) CentOS
4 17 (17.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.32%) Unix
7 4 (4.21%) Solaris
7 4 (4.21%) SUSE
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.11%) Debian
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.05%) DC/OS
10 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.05%) OpenWrt
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.42%) DevOps
2 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 13 (13.68%) Configuration Management
5 13 (13.68%) Project Delivery
6 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.58%) Security Hardening
7 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.53%) Change Management
8 10 (10.53%) Migration
8 10 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (9.47%) Data Protection
9 9 (9.47%) Scrum
10 8 (8.42%) SIEM
10 8 (8.42%) TDD
11 7 (7.37%) Analytics
11 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
11 7 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (6.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) Python
2 25 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 16 (16.84%) SQL
4 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.47%) Java
6 8 (8.42%) Perl
7 6 (6.32%) C
7 6 (6.32%) C#
7 6 (6.32%) C++
8 5 (5.26%) PHP
9 4 (4.21%) Ruby
9 4 (4.21%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.16%) VB
11 2 (2.11%) Groovy
11 2 (2.11%) Haskell
11 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.05%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 32 (33.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) GDPR
3 3 (3.16%) HL7
3 3 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.11%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.11%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 30 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.26%) Docker
3 20 (21.05%) VMware NSX
4 15 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (11.58%) vSphere
6 9 (9.47%) HDFS
7 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
9 3 (3.16%) VirtualBox
10 2 (2.11%) KVM
10 2 (2.11%) NFS
10 2 (2.11%) Veritas File System
11 1 (1.05%) GlusterFS
11 1 (1.05%) LXC
11 1 (1.05%) Samba
11 1 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (36.84%) Ansible
2 21 (22.11%) vCenter Server
3 18 (18.95%) Kubernetes
4 16 (16.84%) Terraform
5 12 (12.63%) Puppet
6 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (11.58%) vRealize
7 5 (5.26%) Consul
8 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (3.16%) Grafana
9 3 (3.16%) HP ALM
10 2 (2.11%) Icinga
10 2 (2.11%) Kibana
10 2 (2.11%) logstash
10 2 (2.11%) Mesos
10 2 (2.11%) OSSEC
10 2 (2.11%) Prometheus
10 2 (2.11%) QRadar
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) VMware
2 24 (25.26%) Cisco
3 23 (24.21%) Dell
4 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.68%) Red Hat
6 11 (11.58%) EMC
7 9 (9.47%) Fortinet
7 9 (9.47%) Juniper
7 9 (9.47%) Veeam
8 8 (8.42%) Oracle
9 6 (6.32%) Cloudera
9 6 (6.32%) Hortonworks
10 5 (5.26%) Atlassian
10 5 (5.26%) Google
10 5 (5.26%) HP
11 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.11%) AppDynamics
12 2 (2.11%) CyberArk
12 2 (2.11%) SaltStack
12 2 (2.11%) Splunk