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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 155 146
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.85% 0.74% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £315
% change year-on-year -5.76% +34.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% -11.11%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 647 806 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.07% 20.97% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 472 420
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 46 93
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.66 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £21.00 £20.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester +14 7 £425 -15.00% 4
Merseyside - 5 £400 - 1
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Ansible
3 17 (80.95%) DevOps
4 12 (57.14%) Packer
5 10 (47.62%) vSphere
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
6 9 (42.86%) SUSE
6 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Docker
6 9 (42.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 9 (42.86%) GitLab
6 9 (42.86%) Terraform
7 8 (38.10%) Debian
7 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
7 8 (38.10%) Python
8 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 7 (33.33%) CentOS
8 7 (33.33%) LXC
8 7 (33.33%) KVM
9 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
10 5 (23.81%) VPN
10 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (19.05%) Puppet
11 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
12 3 (14.29%) Kafka

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Hive
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.52%) Impala
2 1 (4.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) GitLab
2 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Server Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Kafka
2 2 (9.52%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) SUSE
2 9 (42.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 8 (38.10%) Debian
4 7 (33.33%) CentOS
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) DevOps
2 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.52%) Open Source
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) vSphere
2 9 (42.86%) Docker
3 7 (33.33%) KVM
3 7 (33.33%) LXC
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) HDFS
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (95.24%) Ansible
2 12 (57.14%) Packer
3 9 (42.86%) Terraform
4 4 (19.05%) Puppet
5 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (9.52%) Salt
6 1 (4.76%) Icinga
6 1 (4.76%) Kibana
6 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
6 1 (4.76%) logstash
6 1 (4.76%) Mesos
6 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
1 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 9 (42.86%) VMware