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 29 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.

Ubuntu Linux
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 229 248
Rank change year-on-year +17 +19  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 36 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 1.57% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 15
Median daily rate £500 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £273 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
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 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 1713 2356 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.77% 25.21% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1446 1158
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 164 220
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
Berkshire +31 13 £500 +5.26% 3
Hampshire +14 8 £351 +27.45% 5
West Sussex - 6 £512 -
Oxfordshire -3 4 £494 +79.54%
Surrey -3 3 £515 +21.17%
Kent +12 2 £401 -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (70.42%) Python
3 46 (64.79%) CentOS
4 45 (63.38%) DevOps
5 43 (60.56%) Git (software)
6 37 (52.11%) Java
7 33 (46.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (46.48%) Bash Shell
8 32 (45.07%) JavaScript
8 32 (45.07%) HTTP
9 30 (42.25%) Unix
9 30 (42.25%) Debian
9 30 (42.25%) Jenkins
9 30 (42.25%) Ansible
10 28 (39.44%) Hadoop
11 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
12 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
13 24 (33.80%) SC Cleared
14 23 (32.39%) SELinux
15 21 (29.58%) Perl
15 21 (29.58%) SSH
16 20 (28.17%) Open Source
16 20 (28.17%) Puppet
17 18 (25.35%) Prototyping
18 17 (23.94%) Linux Command Line
18 17 (23.94%) Docker
18 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (22.54%) ICMP
20 14 (19.72%) Ruby
20 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing

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 13 (18.31%) nginx
2 11 (15.49%) Apache
3 10 (14.08%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.45%) JBoss
5 5 (7.04%) Apache Solr
5 5 (7.04%) Confluence
5 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
6 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.82%) Drupal
7 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.68%) GitHub
2 9 (12.68%) Google Analytics
3 8 (11.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.41%) Datadog
7 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.41%) Office 365
7 1 (1.41%) Route 53
7 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) HTTP
2 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
3 21 (29.58%) SSH
4 16 (22.54%) ICMP
5 11 (15.49%) SSL
6 6 (8.45%) VPN
7 5 (7.04%) DVB
7 5 (7.04%) FTP
8 4 (5.63%) DNS
8 4 (5.63%) SMTP
9 2 (2.82%) Firewall
9 2 (2.82%) Network Security
10 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (39.44%) Hadoop
2 14 (19.72%) NoSQL
3 10 (14.08%) Big Data
4 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
5 5 (7.04%) Apache Hive
5 5 (7.04%) Impala
6 4 (5.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (5.63%) MySQL
7 2 (2.82%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.41%) Redis
8 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (60.56%) Git (software)
2 30 (42.25%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.49%) Cucumber
4 10 (14.08%) IntelliJ
4 10 (14.08%) Selenium
5 9 (12.68%) Ant
5 9 (12.68%) Gatling
5 9 (12.68%) Grunt
5 9 (12.68%) gulp
5 9 (12.68%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (12.68%) Sublime Text
6 7 (9.86%) JIRA
6 7 (9.86%) Vagrant
7 5 (7.04%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.63%) Hudson
8 4 (5.63%) JUnit
9 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.41%) RSpec
10 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.23%) Law
2 1 (1.41%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.41%) Local Government
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (19.72%) Administrator
4 12 (16.90%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (14.08%) Java Developer
5 10 (14.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (14.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (14.08%) Python Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) DevOps Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Java Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Java Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) JavaScript Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) Scala Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (9.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (9.86%) Open Source Developer
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps Administrator
10 5 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) Node.js
2 11 (15.49%) jQuery
2 11 (15.49%) REST
3 10 (14.08%) AngularJS
3 10 (14.08%) HTML
4 9 (12.68%) Gherkin
4 9 (12.68%) HTML5
4 9 (12.68%) Servlets
5 5 (7.04%) CSS
5 5 (7.04%) SOAP
5 5 (7.04%) Web Services
6 4 (5.63%) EJB
6 4 (5.63%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.63%) J2EE
6 4 (5.63%) J2SE
6 4 (5.63%) JSON
6 4 (5.63%) Play Framework
6 4 (5.63%) Spring
6 4 (5.63%) XML
7 3 (4.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.04%) Digital TV
2 5 (7.04%) MPEG
2 5 (7.04%) STB
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (64.79%) CentOS
3 33 (46.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (42.25%) Debian
4 30 (42.25%) Unix
5 13 (18.31%) Windows
6 2 (2.82%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) DevOps
2 20 (28.17%) Open Source
3 18 (25.35%) Prototyping
4 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
5 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.68%) Analytics
8 7 (9.86%) Scrum
9 6 (8.45%) Open Source Development
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.04%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (7.04%) Security Hardening
10 5 (7.04%) SOA
10 5 (7.04%) TDD
11 4 (5.63%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (5.63%) Microservices
12 3 (4.23%) Application Performance Management
12 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) Python
2 37 (52.11%) Java
3 33 (46.48%) Bash Shell
4 32 (45.07%) JavaScript
5 21 (29.58%) Perl
6 14 (19.72%) Ruby
7 10 (14.08%) SQL
8 9 (12.68%) C#
8 9 (12.68%) Groovy
8 9 (12.68%) Haskell
8 9 (12.68%) Scala
9 7 (9.86%) C
10 5 (7.04%) C++
11 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.41%) PHP
12 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (33.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) AWS Certification
4 4 (5.63%) CEH
4 4 (5.63%) RHCT
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) ISEB
6 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Docker
2 6 (8.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (7.04%) Apache Flume
3 5 (7.04%) HDFS
3 5 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (7.04%) vSphere
4 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) Gluster
6 1 (1.41%) KVM
6 1 (1.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 30 (42.25%) Ansible
2 23 (32.39%) SELinux
3 20 (28.17%) Puppet
4 13 (18.31%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (12.68%) Grafana
5 9 (12.68%) Kibana
6 6 (8.45%) Terraform
7 5 (7.04%) Oozie
7 5 (7.04%) Pingdom
8 3 (4.23%) Consul
8 3 (4.23%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.82%) Packer
10 1 (1.41%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.41%) Nagios
10 1 (1.41%) Sysdig
10 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
2 10 (14.08%) Google
3 6 (8.45%) AppDynamics
4 5 (7.04%) Atlassian
4 5 (7.04%) Cloudera
4 5 (7.04%) PagerDuty
4 5 (7.04%) SaltStack
4 5 (7.04%) VMware
5 4 (5.63%) webMethods
6 3 (4.23%) Adobe
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.41%) New Relic
7 1 (1.41%) Percona
7 1 (1.41%) Talend
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