Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 204 239
Rank change year-on-year +29 +35 -41
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 26 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.35% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.29% 1.66% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 1
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
10th Percentile £369 £293 £325
90th Percentile £450 £500 £375
England median daily rate £456 £461 £425
% change year-on-year -1.08% +8.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +47.06% -55.84% +36.28%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1134 1446 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 20.97% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 926 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £160 £187 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 184
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the North West

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the North West

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the North West

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Manchester +20 17 £425 -
Cheshire - 5 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Python
2 17 (65.38%) Ansible
3 16 (61.54%) Red Hat
4 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
4 15 (57.69%) DevOps
5 14 (53.85%) KVM
5 14 (53.85%) LXC
5 14 (53.85%) CentOS
5 14 (53.85%) Bash Shell
5 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 13 (50.00%) Debian
7 11 (42.31%) Packer
7 11 (42.31%) Docker
8 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
10 5 (19.23%) Java
11 4 (15.38%) VMware
11 4 (15.38%) Cisco
11 4 (15.38%) VPN
11 4 (15.38%) vSphere
11 4 (15.38%) SUSE
11 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (11.54%) GitLab
12 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (11.54%) Dropwizard
12 3 (11.54%) Kali Linux
12 3 (11.54%) Terraform
12 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) SMS
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) GitLab
2 3 (11.54%) IntelliJ
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Metasploit
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Broadcast Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) GUI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) GUI Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Dropwizard
1 3 (11.54%) RESTful
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
1 3 (11.54%) Spring
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) J2SE
2 2 (7.69%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) STB
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) CentOS
3 13 (50.00%) Debian
4 4 (15.38%) SUSE
4 4 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (11.54%) Kali Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) Android
6 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) DevOps
2 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (7.69%) Android Development
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) OOD
5 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Python
2 14 (53.85%) Bash Shell
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) KVM
1 14 (53.85%) LXC
2 11 (42.31%) Docker
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (65.38%) Ansible
2 11 (42.31%) Packer
3 3 (11.54%) Icinga
3 3 (11.54%) Nagios
3 3 (11.54%) Puppet
3 3 (11.54%) Terraform
4 2 (7.69%) Nessus
4 2 (7.69%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Red Hat
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Imperva
3 2 (7.69%) Rapid7
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk