Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 445 502
Rank change year-on-year -43 +57 +37
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 382 487 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 2.27% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 352 260
England median daily rate £450 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +7.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £299
90th Percentile £625 £588 £535
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -53.25% +110.96%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.90 £18.50
90th Percentile £45.60 £43.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% -53.25% +110.96%

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 19128 21415 22695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 21.93% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12224 13640 13519
England median daily rate £425 £410 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1152 1171 1808
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +5.10%

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 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -48 212 £513 +2.50% 20
South East +26 90 £401 +0.13% 9
North of England +21 36 £420 -1.18% 10
North West +25 25 £413 -2.94% 8
South West +5 17 £413 -25.00% 2
Midlands +8 15 £388 -3.13% 1
East of England -33 15 £375 +3.45% 4
Yorkshire -21 9 £420 -1.18% 2
East Midlands -14 8 £375 -
West Midlands +24 7 £488 +22.06% 1
North East +75 2 £325 -
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 382 (100.00%) Linux
2 188 (49.21%) DevOps
3 181 (47.38%) Python
4 171 (44.76%) CentOS
5 147 (38.48%) Puppet
6 134 (35.08%) Amazon AWS
7 132 (34.55%) Docker
8 130 (34.03%) Red Hat
9 129 (33.77%) Ansible
10 128 (33.51%) Git (software)
11 122 (31.94%) VMware
12 119 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 116 (30.37%) Bash Shell
14 115 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
15 101 (26.44%) Jenkins
16 100 (26.18%) MySQL
17 94 (24.61%) Java
18 89 (23.30%) Ruby
19 86 (22.51%) Configuration Management
20 79 (20.68%) MongoDB
21 75 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (19.63%) Windows
22 70 (18.32%) Unix
23 65 (17.02%) Terraform
24 59 (15.45%) Debian
25 58 (15.18%) Security Cleared
25 58 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
26 55 (14.40%) SC Cleared
27 54 (14.14%) Open Source
27 54 (14.14%) Apache

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 54 (14.14%) Apache
2 48 (12.57%) nginx
2 48 (12.57%) Tomcat
3 40 (10.47%) OpenStack
4 32 (8.38%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (5.24%) Confluence
6 17 (4.45%) Apache Spark
7 13 (3.40%) Jetty
8 12 (3.14%) JBoss
9 8 (2.09%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.83%) IIS
10 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.31%) CMS
12 5 (1.31%) WildFly
13 4 (1.05%) SAS
13 4 (1.05%) WordPress
14 3 (0.79%) Drupal
14 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.52%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 134 (35.08%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (10.21%) GitHub
3 32 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (7.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (4.97%) Amazon S3
7 15 (3.93%) Route 53
8 12 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (2.62%) Serverless
10 8 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.09%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (1.57%) Rackspace Cloud
13 5 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.05%) IaaS
14 4 (1.05%) npm
14 4 (1.05%) PaaS
15 3 (0.79%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.73%) Firewall
1 41 (10.73%) TCP/IP
2 36 (9.42%) HTTP
2 36 (9.42%) LDAP
3 35 (9.16%) SSL
4 32 (8.38%) DNS
5 17 (4.45%) VPN
6 10 (2.62%) SAN
7 9 (2.36%) Wireless
8 8 (2.09%) NAS
8 8 (2.09%) Network Security
9 6 (1.57%) LAN
10 5 (1.31%) FTP
10 5 (1.31%) Junos
10 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.31%) SMTP
10 5 (1.31%) VLAN
11 4 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.05%) SSH
11 4 (1.05%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (26.18%) MySQL
2 79 (20.68%) MongoDB
3 44 (11.52%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (10.47%) Hadoop
5 31 (8.12%) Big Data
6 24 (6.28%) Apache Hive
7 18 (4.71%) NoSQL
8 17 (4.45%) SQL Server
9 15 (3.93%) HBase
9 15 (3.93%) Sqoop
10 13 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (3.14%) IBM BigInsights
11 12 (3.14%) Redis
12 11 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (2.09%) Impala
14 6 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
16 4 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
17 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 2 (0.52%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 128 (33.51%) Git (software)
2 101 (26.44%) Jenkins
3 37 (9.69%) Vagrant
4 34 (8.90%) Maven
5 30 (7.85%) JIRA
6 14 (3.66%) Ant
7 13 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.88%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.88%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.88%) GitLab
8 11 (2.88%) Grunt
8 11 (2.88%) IntelliJ
8 11 (2.88%) Selenium
9 10 (2.62%) Subversion
10 9 (2.36%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.36%) gulp
11 8 (2.09%) Gatling
11 8 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (2.09%) Sublime Text
12 7 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (6.02%) Finance
1 23 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.36%) Marketing
3 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.31%) Banking
4 5 (1.31%) Electronics
5 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 135 (35.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (23.82%) Linux Engineer
3 84 (21.99%) Administrator
4 59 (15.45%) Systems Administrator
5 58 (15.18%) Linux Administrator
6 55 (14.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 54 (14.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 50 (13.09%) Developer
9 48 (12.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 31 (8.12%) AWS Engineer
10 31 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (7.85%) AWS DevOps
12 27 (7.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 27 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (6.02%) Java Developer
14 21 (5.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 20 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
16 18 (4.71%) Hadoop Administrator
16 18 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
17 17 (4.45%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.21%) HTML
2 34 (8.90%) Kafka
3 27 (7.07%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (7.07%) Node.js
3 27 (7.07%) REST
4 26 (6.81%) Spring
4 26 (6.81%) Web Services
5 25 (6.54%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.02%) HTML5
7 20 (5.24%) LEMP Stack
8 18 (4.71%) CSS
8 18 (4.71%) LAMP
8 18 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (4.19%) Servlets
10 15 (3.93%) ActiveMQ
10 15 (3.93%) MCollective
11 14 (3.66%) Spring Boot
12 13 (3.40%) React
12 13 (3.40%) XML
13 12 (3.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.71%) Device Driver
2 17 (4.45%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.36%) Replication
6 7 (1.83%) Spread Betting
7 6 (1.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.31%) Clustering
8 5 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.31%) Fintech
8 5 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.31%) Verilog
9 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) User Experience
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 382 (100.00%) Linux
2 171 (44.76%) CentOS
3 119 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (19.63%) Windows
5 70 (18.32%) Unix
6 59 (15.45%) Debian
7 34 (8.90%) Windows Server
8 16 (4.19%) SUSE
9 13 (3.40%) Solaris
10 11 (2.88%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.36%) Windows 10
12 8 (2.09%) CoreOS
12 8 (2.09%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.57%) Amazon Linux
13 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.31%) AIX
14 5 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.79%) Fedora
15 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (49.21%) DevOps
2 115 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (22.51%) Configuration Management
4 58 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (14.14%) Open Source
6 44 (11.52%) Scrum
7 37 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (7.85%) Analytics
9 24 (6.28%) Test Automation
10 23 (6.02%) Software Engineering
11 21 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (4.19%) High Availability
14 15 (3.93%) Build Automation
14 15 (3.93%) Immutable Infrastructure
14 15 (3.93%) Server Building
15 14 (3.66%) Kanban
15 14 (3.66%) Load Balancing
16 13 (3.40%) MapReduce
17 12 (3.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 181 (47.38%) Python
2 116 (30.37%) Bash Shell
3 94 (24.61%) Java
4 89 (23.30%) Ruby
5 44 (11.52%) SQL
6 42 (10.99%) JavaScript
7 40 (10.47%) Perl
8 32 (8.38%) Go
9 18 (4.71%) PHP
10 15 (3.93%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.66%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.14%) C
12 12 (3.14%) C#
13 8 (2.09%) C++
13 8 (2.09%) Groovy
13 8 (2.09%) Haskell
13 8 (2.09%) Scala
14 6 (1.57%) R
15 5 (1.31%) Clojure
16 2 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.31%) Degree
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.05%) RHCE
5 3 (0.79%) MCSE
6 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.52%) MCITP
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.26%) MCP
7 1 (0.26%) MCPD
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.24%) QA
2 16 (4.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) GCP
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 132 (34.55%) Docker
2 75 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (10.99%) KVM
4 27 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (6.81%) vCloud
6 21 (5.50%) Apache Flume
7 20 (5.24%) HDFS
8 16 (4.19%) LXC
9 14 (3.66%) Active Directory
10 13 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (3.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (2.88%) Samba
13 8 (2.09%) NFS
13 8 (2.09%) Xen
14 7 (1.83%) vSphere
15 6 (1.57%) iptables
16 4 (1.05%) Firmware
16 4 (1.05%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
17 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 147 (38.48%) Puppet
2 129 (33.77%) Ansible
3 65 (17.02%) Terraform
4 41 (10.73%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (9.69%) Nagios
6 33 (8.64%) Kubernetes
7 27 (7.07%) Grafana
8 26 (6.81%) Packer
9 23 (6.02%) Icinga
10 21 (5.50%) ZABBIX
11 17 (4.45%) Kibana
12 15 (3.93%) yum
13 14 (3.66%) Prometheus
14 13 (3.40%) Ambari
14 13 (3.40%) Hadoop YARN
15 12 (3.14%) Control-M
15 12 (3.14%) Galera Cluster
15 12 (3.14%) HAProxy
16 11 (2.88%) logstash
16 11 (2.88%) Mesos
Vendors
1 130 (34.03%) Red Hat
2 122 (31.94%) VMware
3 31 (8.12%) SaltStack
4 25 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.28%) Google
6 15 (3.93%) Atlassian
7 13 (3.40%) Cloudera
8 12 (3.14%) Cisco
8 12 (3.14%) IBM
8 12 (3.14%) NetApp
9 10 (2.62%) New Relic
10 9 (2.36%) AppDynamics
10 9 (2.36%) Oracle
10 9 (2.36%) Splunk
11 8 (2.09%) PagerDuty
11 8 (2.09%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.57%) Adobe
12 6 (1.57%) EMC
12 6 (1.57%) Veritas
12 6 (1.57%) webMethods