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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
England / North West
Rank 119 149 149
Rank change year-on-year +30 0  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.21% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 0.95% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Median daily rate £400 £335 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% +42.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.83% -46.11%  

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 466 844 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.16% 22.00% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 437 378
Median daily rate £365 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Merseyside +5 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Manchester +15 4 £330 -22.35% 4
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (88.24%) DevOps
3 10 (58.82%) Ansible
3 10 (58.82%) Puppet
4 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) CentOS
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) Ruby
7 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
7 6 (35.29%) Java
7 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
7 6 (35.29%) Terraform
8 5 (29.41%) Packer
8 5 (29.41%) GitLab
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
8 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 5 (29.41%) vSphere
8 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
9 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
9 4 (23.53%) Maven
9 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) SUSE
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco
9 4 (23.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (23.53%) Hybrid Cloud

Ubuntu
Top Related 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 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Jetty
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Impala
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) GitLab
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) MCollective
2 3 (17.65%) Kafka
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (41.18%) CentOS
4 4 (23.53%) SUSE
4 4 (23.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (11.76%) Debian
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Fedora
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) DevOps
2 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.88%) Microservices
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) vSphere
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Docker
4 2 (11.76%) HDFS
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Ansible
1 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 6 (35.29%) Terraform
3 5 (29.41%) Packer
4 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
5 2 (11.76%) Salt
6 1 (5.88%) Icinga
6 1 (5.88%) Kibana
6 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 1 (5.88%) logstash
6 1 (5.88%) Mesos
6 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Pega
4 1 (5.88%) Xamarin