Period
to 21 September 2019

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 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 314 300 267
Rank change year-on-year -14 -33 +54
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 43 75 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.36% 2.11% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 77
South East median daily rate £363 £500 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +24.84% +0.13%
10th Percentile £300 £375 £250
90th Percentile £575 £660 £500
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +129.17% -56.36%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £32.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +48.44% +40.66% -43.13%

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,151 3,548 3,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.97% 21.45% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,904 2,048
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 327 273
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.86% -1.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Hampshire +7 16 £325 -19.25% 7
Thames Valley +1 10 £300 -40.74% 8
Surrey +40 9 £425 -33.59% 4
Berkshire -12 9 £300 -42.86% 3
West Sussex +6 7 £475 -11.94% 3
Oxfordshire +19 1 £500 +11.11% 3
Kent - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
3 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
4 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
4 17 (39.53%) Windows
5 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
5 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (37.21%) Docker
5 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
6 15 (34.88%) Ansible
6 15 (34.88%) DevOps
7 14 (32.56%) Java
7 14 (32.56%) Open Source
7 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (30.23%) CentOS
8 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
8 13 (30.23%) Analytics
8 13 (30.23%) Google
9 12 (27.91%) Tomcat
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
10 11 (25.58%) Spring
10 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
10 11 (25.58%) vCenter Server
11 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (23.26%) Big Data
11 10 (23.26%) LAN
11 10 (23.26%) WAN

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 12 (27.91%) Tomcat
2 9 (20.93%) nginx
3 8 (18.60%) Apache
4 6 (13.95%) JBoss
4 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Azure
1 7 (16.28%) GitHub
1 7 (16.28%) Google Analytics
2 4 (9.30%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) TestFlight
4 1 (2.33%) AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Google Drive
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (23.26%) LAN
2 10 (23.26%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) SSL
4 7 (16.28%) HTTP
5 6 (13.95%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.30%) VSAN
7 3 (6.98%) DNS
7 3 (6.98%) Firewall
8 2 (4.65%) MPLS
8 2 (4.65%) SAN
9 1 (2.33%) BGP
9 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.33%) DHCP
9 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.33%) Network Security
9 1 (2.33%) SNMP
9 1 (2.33%) VLAN
9 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
2 10 (23.26%) Big Data
3 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
4 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
5 6 (13.95%) HBase
6 4 (9.30%) Cloudera CDH
6 4 (9.30%) MySQL
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
8 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
2 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (16.28%) Ant
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.28%) Gatling
3 7 (16.28%) Grunt
3 7 (16.28%) gulp
3 7 (16.28%) IntelliJ
3 7 (16.28%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (16.28%) Selenium
3 7 (16.28%) Sublime Text
4 6 (13.95%) Eclipse
4 6 (13.95%) JUnit
5 5 (11.63%) FindBugs
5 5 (11.63%) Log4j
5 5 (11.63%) Maven
5 5 (11.63%) Mercurial
5 5 (11.63%) SonarQube
5 5 (11.63%) Subversion
6 4 (9.30%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.65%) Back Office
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
3 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Scala Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C++/Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Spring
2 8 (18.60%) Node.js
3 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
3 7 (16.28%) CSS
3 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
3 7 (16.28%) jQuery
3 7 (16.28%) JSON
3 7 (16.28%) Play Framework
3 7 (16.28%) Servlets
3 7 (16.28%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) EJB
4 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.95%) HTML
4 6 (13.95%) HTML5
4 6 (13.95%) J2EE
4 6 (13.95%) J2SE
4 6 (13.95%) REST
4 6 (13.95%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (9.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) PKI
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (39.53%) Windows
3 13 (30.23%) CentOS
4 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (20.93%) Unix
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
6 8 (18.60%) Debian
7 6 (13.95%) Mac OS
8 5 (11.63%) Solaris
9 4 (9.30%) Fedora
10 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
10 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
10 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
11 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
11 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
1 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (32.56%) Open Source
4 13 (30.23%) Analytics
5 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (18.60%) SDLC
7 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
7 7 (16.28%) ITIL
7 7 (16.28%) Lean Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) Microservices
7 7 (16.28%) System Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Big Data Analytics
8 6 (13.95%) Data Analytics
8 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Security Architecture
8 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Python
4 9 (20.93%) C#
5 8 (18.60%) Perl
6 7 (16.28%) Groovy
6 7 (16.28%) Haskell
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (16.28%) Ruby
6 7 (16.28%) Scala
7 4 (9.30%) C++
8 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.65%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.65%) F#
9 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.33%) Go
10 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) RHCE
5 1 (2.33%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Docker
2 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (18.60%) vSphere
5 6 (13.95%) HDFS
6 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.33%) BIND 9
8 1 (2.33%) KVM
8 1 (2.33%) NFS
8 1 (2.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Ansible
2 11 (25.58%) vCenter Server
3 8 (18.60%) Kibana
3 8 (18.60%) Puppet
4 7 (16.28%) Grafana
5 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes
5 3 (6.98%) SCCM
6 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.33%) logstash
7 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.33%) Packer
7 1 (2.33%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.33%) Terraform
7 1 (2.33%) WMI
7 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Google
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Adobe
4 7 (16.28%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Dell
5 6 (13.95%) webMethods
6 5 (11.63%) Cloudera
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.30%) Atlassian
8 3 (6.98%) Draytek
8 3 (6.98%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (6.98%) Juniper
8 3 (6.98%) SonicWALL
8 3 (6.98%) Veeam
9 2 (4.65%) EMC
9 2 (4.65%) NetApp
9 2 (4.65%) Qualys
9 2 (4.65%) Symantec