The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 47 71 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 15 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.28% 0.99% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.40% 3.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 0
Median daily rate £500 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 293 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.36% 29.04% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 176 135
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in Reading

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in Reading

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (95.83%) CentOS
3 22 (91.67%) Bash Shell
3 22 (91.67%) Unix
3 22 (91.67%) Python
3 22 (91.67%) Debian
4 21 (87.50%) Java
4 21 (87.50%) JavaScript
4 21 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (87.50%) SC Cleared
4 21 (87.50%) Security Cleared
4 21 (87.50%) Git (software)
4 21 (87.50%) SSH
4 21 (87.50%) SELinux
5 20 (83.33%) Hadoop
6 19 (79.17%) DevOps
7 18 (75.00%) Ansible
7 18 (75.00%) Prototyping
8 17 (70.83%) HTTP
9 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
9 16 (66.67%) ICMP
9 16 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (45.83%) Open Source
11 6 (25.00%) Open Source Development
11 6 (25.00%) Big Data
12 3 (12.50%) CGI
13 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
13 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
13 2 (8.33%) Puppet
13 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.17%) nginx
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) SSH
2 17 (70.83%) HTTP
3 16 (66.67%) ICMP
3 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.17%) IMAP
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (4.17%) MRTG
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (83.33%) Hadoop
2 6 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Java Developer
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Python Developer
3 9 (37.50%) Consultant
3 9 (37.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 9 (37.50%) Java Consultant
3 9 (37.50%) Java Engineer
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Open Source Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Hadoop Consultant
5 4 (16.67%) Hadoop Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Hadoop Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Hadoop Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Linux Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) CGI
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (95.83%) CentOS
3 22 (91.67%) Debian
3 22 (91.67%) Unix
4 21 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) DevOps
2 18 (75.00%) Prototyping
3 11 (45.83%) Open Source
4 6 (25.00%) Open Source Development
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) Bash Shell
1 22 (91.67%) Python
2 21 (87.50%) Java
2 21 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Korn
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 21 (87.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Ceph
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Dovecot
1 1 (4.17%) iptables
1 1 (4.17%) KVM
1 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
1 1 (4.17%) Squid
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (87.50%) SELinux
2 18 (75.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) Cacti
4 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.17%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (4.17%) RANCID
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) VMware