The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 132 132
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 12 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.14% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.64% 0.60% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
Median daily rate £476 £404 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.95% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £327 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £8.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% +6.25%  
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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 455 662 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.64% 22.78% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 397 309
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 84
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.43 £36.40
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 West

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

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the South West

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the South West

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
Bristol +8 8 £465 -7.00% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £488 -
Gloucestershire +5 1 - - 1
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 West region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 11 (57.89%) DevOps
4 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (52.63%) Puppet
5 9 (47.37%) CentOS
5 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
6 8 (42.11%) Ansible
6 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
6 8 (42.11%) Java
7 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (36.84%) Ruby
7 7 (36.84%) Terraform
7 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (31.58%) SaltStack
8 6 (31.58%) Perl
8 6 (31.58%) DNS
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) Apache
9 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) nginx
9 5 (26.32%) Salt
9 5 (26.32%) Go
9 5 (26.32%) GitHub
9 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
9 5 (26.32%) Docker
10 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) GitHub
3 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) SSH
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (5.26%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Support
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
3 3 (15.79%) Support Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) MCollective
2 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) CentOS
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Debian
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Ruby
4 6 (31.58%) Perl
5 5 (26.32%) Go
6 3 (15.79%) C
7 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Docker
2 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
4 1 (5.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Puppet
2 8 (42.11%) Ansible
3 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (36.84%) Terraform
4 5 (26.32%) Salt
5 2 (10.53%) Packer
5 2 (10.53%) PowerCLI
5 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
6 1 (5.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) SaltStack
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Sonatype