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 22 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 - 131
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 7 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% - 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.53% - 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 9
Median daily rate £350 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 - £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £315
% change year-on-year -5.76% +34.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% -11.11%  

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 459 644 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.03% 21.47% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 374 384
Median daily rate £363 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 91
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.71 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 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
Bristol - 6 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 11 (57.89%) CentOS
4 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 7 (36.84%) Puppet
5 7 (36.84%) DevOps
5 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
6 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (26.32%) Apache
7 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) nginx
8 4 (21.05%) LAMP
8 4 (21.05%) Debian
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) Perl
8 4 (21.05%) MySQL
8 4 (21.05%) Ansible
8 4 (21.05%) Terraform
8 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (15.79%) Docker
9 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
9 3 (15.79%) Go
9 3 (15.79%) GitHub

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
2 4 (21.05%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) GitHub
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
4 2 (10.53%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Linux Support
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) Python Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Python Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Officer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) LAMP
2 2 (10.53%) MCollective
3 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
3 1 (5.26%) FFmpeg
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (5.26%) OpenCV
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) CentOS
3 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Debian
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
3 7 (36.84%) Ruby
4 6 (31.58%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 3 (15.79%) Go
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) C
8 1 (5.26%) ES6
8 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (21.05%) Ansible
3 4 (21.05%) Terraform
4 3 (15.79%) Salt
5 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (5.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
1 3 (15.79%) SaltStack
1 3 (15.79%) VMware