The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 241 256
Rank change year-on-year +69 +15  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 66 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.92% 1.65% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 2
Median daily rate £401 £393 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +6.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -5.76% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1685 2181 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.06% 24.76% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1283 1254
Median daily rate £385 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 246
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +27.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the South East

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the South East

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the South East

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire +28 28 £401 +4.02% 1
Surrey - 11 £503 - 3
Berkshire +16 9 £375 - 5
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £331 -33.75% 2
West Sussex - 6 £488 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £450 +12.50% 1
East Sussex -3 1 - - 1
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 103 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (59.22%) Python
3 51 (49.51%) Unix
4 47 (45.63%) Debian
4 47 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (45.63%) Git (software)
5 45 (43.69%) Hadoop
6 41 (39.81%) DevOps
7 40 (38.83%) Java
8 39 (37.86%) CentOS
9 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
10 31 (30.10%) HTTP
10 31 (30.10%) TCP/IP
11 30 (29.13%) Jenkins
12 28 (27.18%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (25.24%) Ansible
13 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
14 24 (23.30%) MongoDB
15 23 (22.33%) Apache Hive
15 23 (22.33%) Security Hardening
15 23 (22.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 22 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (21.36%) Ruby
16 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
17 21 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (20.39%) Perl
17 21 (20.39%) Puppet
17 21 (20.39%) Apache Flume
18 20 (19.42%) Cloudera
18 20 (19.42%) Open Source

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (19.42%) Apache
2 18 (17.48%) Apache Solr
2 18 (17.48%) Tomcat
3 14 (13.59%) nginx
4 11 (10.68%) JBoss
5 9 (8.74%) Confluence
6 7 (6.80%) WebLogic
7 6 (5.83%) WebSphere
8 5 (4.85%) Apache Spark
9 4 (3.88%) OpenStack
10 3 (2.91%) WordPress
11 2 (1.94%) WildFly
12 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.97%) Drupal
12 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.97%) Eucalyptus
12 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.97%) IIS
12 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.56%) GitHub
3 12 (11.65%) Google Analytics
4 10 (9.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.80%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (2.91%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.91%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.94%) SaaS
9 1 (0.97%) Office 365
9 1 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.10%) HTTP
1 31 (30.10%) TCP/IP
2 15 (14.56%) SSH
3 14 (13.59%) SSL
4 12 (11.65%) ICMP
5 6 (5.83%) Firewall
6 4 (3.88%) Network Security
6 4 (3.88%) VPN
7 2 (1.94%) DNS
7 2 (1.94%) DVB
7 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.94%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.97%) BGP
8 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.97%) FTP
8 1 (0.97%) IPv4
8 1 (0.97%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.97%) LAN
8 1 (0.97%) OSPF
8 1 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (43.69%) Hadoop
2 24 (23.30%) MongoDB
3 23 (22.33%) Apache Hive
4 20 (19.42%) MySQL
5 19 (18.45%) Impala
6 14 (13.59%) Big Data
6 14 (13.59%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.85%) Sqoop
10 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.94%) HBase
12 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.97%) IBM BigInsights
13 1 (0.97%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (45.63%) Git (software)
2 30 (29.13%) Jenkins
3 14 (13.59%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.62%) Grunt
5 12 (11.65%) Ant
5 12 (11.65%) Gatling
5 12 (11.65%) gulp
5 12 (11.65%) IntelliJ
5 12 (11.65%) Karma Test Runner
5 12 (11.65%) Selenium
5 12 (11.65%) Sublime Text
6 11 (10.68%) JIRA
7 9 (8.74%) Eclipse
8 7 (6.80%) Bitbucket
8 7 (6.80%) JUnit
9 6 (5.83%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.94%) Maven
10 2 (1.94%) RSpec
10 2 (1.94%) Subversion
11 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.85%) Law
2 4 (3.88%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 34 (33.01%) Administrator
3 32 (31.07%) Linux Administrator
4 20 (19.42%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (18.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (15.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (12.62%) Hadoop Administrator
8 12 (11.65%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (11.65%) Scala Developer
9 11 (10.68%) DevOps Developer
10 10 (9.71%) Java Developer
11 8 (7.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (5.83%) Consultant
12 6 (5.83%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (5.83%) Java Consultant
12 6 (5.83%) JavaScript Engineer
12 6 (5.83%) Linux Specialist
12 6 (5.83%) Open Source Developer
12 6 (5.83%) Python Developer
12 6 (5.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) HTML
2 17 (16.50%) Node.js
3 16 (15.53%) AngularJS
4 15 (14.56%) jQuery
5 12 (11.65%) Gherkin
5 12 (11.65%) Servlets
6 11 (10.68%) CSS
6 11 (10.68%) HTML5
6 11 (10.68%) REST
7 10 (9.71%) SOAP
7 10 (9.71%) Web Services
8 9 (8.74%) XML
9 7 (6.80%) EJB
9 7 (6.80%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.80%) J2EE
9 7 (6.80%) J2SE
9 7 (6.80%) JSON
9 7 (6.80%) Play Framework
9 7 (6.80%) Spring
10 5 (4.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.85%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.94%) Digital TV
3 2 (1.94%) Fintech
3 2 (1.94%) MPEG
3 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.94%) STB
3 2 (1.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (49.51%) Unix
3 47 (45.63%) Debian
3 47 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (37.86%) CentOS
5 16 (15.53%) Windows
6 2 (1.94%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.81%) DevOps
2 28 (27.18%) Performance Tuning
3 23 (22.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 23 (22.33%) Security Hardening
4 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
4 22 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (19.42%) Open Source
7 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.65%) Analytics
8 12 (11.65%) Prototyping
9 9 (8.74%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.80%) Application Performance Management
10 7 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.80%) Microservices
10 7 (6.80%) Performance Management
10 7 (6.80%) Scrum
11 6 (5.83%) Open Source Development
11 6 (5.83%) Web Development
12 5 (4.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 61 (59.22%) Python
2 40 (38.83%) Java
3 35 (33.98%) JavaScript
4 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
5 22 (21.36%) Ruby
6 21 (20.39%) Perl
7 16 (15.53%) SQL
8 12 (11.65%) C#
8 12 (11.65%) Groovy
8 12 (11.65%) Haskell
8 12 (11.65%) Scala
9 6 (5.83%) PHP
10 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.94%) C
11 2 (1.94%) C++
12 1 (0.97%) Go
12 1 (0.97%) VB
12 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) SC Cleared
1 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.97%) MCITP
3 1 (0.97%) MCSE
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (20.39%) Apache Flume
2 20 (19.42%) HDFS
3 18 (17.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (14.56%) Docker
5 5 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.88%) Xen
7 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.94%) KVM
7 2 (1.94%) vSphere
7 2 (1.94%) XenServer
8 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.97%) iptables
8 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (25.24%) Ansible
2 21 (20.39%) Puppet
3 19 (18.45%) Oozie
4 18 (17.48%) SELinux
5 14 (13.59%) Grafana
6 13 (12.62%) Kibana
7 10 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (6.80%) Nagios
8 7 (6.80%) Terraform
9 6 (5.83%) Pingdom
10 5 (4.85%) HAProxy
11 4 (3.88%) Consul
12 3 (2.91%) OVSD
12 3 (2.91%) ZABBIX
13 2 (1.94%) Ambari
13 2 (1.94%) Capistrano
13 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
13 2 (1.94%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (1.94%) Packer
14 1 (0.97%) Icinga
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Cloudera
2 12 (11.65%) Google
3 10 (9.71%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.74%) VMware
5 7 (6.80%) Adobe
5 7 (6.80%) AppDynamics
5 7 (6.80%) Atlassian
5 7 (6.80%) webMethods
6 6 (5.83%) PagerDuty
7 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.91%) HP
8 3 (2.91%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix
9 2 (1.94%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.97%) Cisco
10 1 (0.97%) Dell
10 1 (0.97%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (0.97%) Juniper
10 1 (0.97%) NetApp
10 1 (0.97%) Symantec