The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 464 460
Rank change year-on-year +92 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 224 190 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.32% 1.55% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 153 122
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £500
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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9652 12296 12385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.85% 23.17% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6011 7745 7227
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 645 978
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK 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
England +76 222 £450 - 88
London -1 103 £513 +2.50% 40
South East +69 66 £401 +2.03% 14
Hampshire +28 28 £401 +4.02% 1
Croydon +6 13 £463 -3.64%
City of London -1 13 £438 -16.66% 9
North West +33 12 £400 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire +14 11 £420 -6.66% 4
Surrey - 11 £503 - 3
Southampton - 10 £425 -
Berkshire +16 9 £375 - 5
Milton Keynes -5 9 £331 -36.90% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £331 -33.75% 2
East of England -5 8 £375 -14.28% 9
West Midlands +28 7 £369 - 4
Manchester +18 7 £425 -15.00% 3
East Midlands -10 7 £381 +35.55% 4
South West - 7 £350 - 5
West Yorkshire +10 6 £420 -6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £275 -41.33% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 6 £381 +35.55% 2
West Sussex - 6 £488 - 1
Bristol - 6 £350 - 3
Leeds +6 5 £420 -6.66% 1
Worthing - 5 £488 -
Liverpool - 5 £400 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £400 - 1
Nottingham +3 4 £381 +35.55% 2
Leatherhead - 4 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 1

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 with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 417 (99.76%) Linux
2 231 (55.26%) Python
3 226 (54.07%) DevOps
4 182 (43.54%) CentOS
5 172 (41.15%) Git (software)
6 148 (35.41%) Bash Shell
7 147 (35.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 146 (34.93%) Puppet
9 141 (33.73%) Docker
10 134 (32.06%) Ansible
11 127 (30.38%) Ruby
12 121 (28.95%) VMware
13 119 (28.47%) Java
14 118 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
15 117 (27.99%) Amazon AWS
16 108 (25.84%) Red Hat
17 100 (23.92%) Jenkins
18 93 (22.25%) Configuration Management
19 89 (21.29%) Windows
20 83 (19.86%) Security Cleared
21 82 (19.62%) JavaScript
22 80 (19.14%) SC Cleared
23 79 (18.90%) TCP/IP
24 75 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
25 68 (16.27%) MySQL
25 68 (16.27%) Unix
26 67 (16.03%) Debian
26 67 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
26 67 (16.03%) MongoDB
27 62 (14.83%) HTTP

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 46 (11.00%) Apache
2 42 (10.05%) nginx
3 41 (9.81%) Tomcat
4 30 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (5.50%) OpenStack
6 22 (5.26%) Confluence
7 18 (4.31%) Apache Solr
8 13 (3.11%) JBoss
9 12 (2.87%) Jetty
10 10 (2.39%) WildFly
11 8 (1.91%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.67%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.67%) WordPress
13 6 (1.44%) CMS
14 4 (0.96%) Drupal
15 3 (0.72%) IIS
15 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.48%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 117 (27.99%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (13.88%) GitHub
3 44 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 43 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (6.22%) Amazon S3
6 25 (5.98%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (4.31%) Google Analytics
9 15 (3.59%) PaaS
9 15 (3.59%) Route 53
10 12 (2.87%) IaaS
11 9 (2.15%) SaaS
12 6 (1.44%) Akamai
13 5 (1.20%) Office 365
14 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.72%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 79 (18.90%) TCP/IP
2 62 (14.83%) HTTP
3 46 (11.00%) DNS
4 45 (10.77%) SSL
5 41 (9.81%) Firewall
6 35 (8.37%) LDAP
7 19 (4.55%) VPN
8 16 (3.83%) SSH
9 12 (2.87%) ICMP
10 8 (1.91%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.67%) LAN
12 6 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.20%) Network Security
13 5 (1.20%) SAN
14 4 (0.96%) WAN
15 3 (0.72%) SMTP
15 3 (0.72%) VLAN
15 3 (0.72%) VSAN
15 3 (0.72%) Wireless
16 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.27%) MySQL
2 67 (16.03%) MongoDB
3 50 (11.96%) Hadoop
4 37 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (7.18%) NoSQL
6 26 (6.22%) Big Data
7 25 (5.98%) Apache Hive
8 22 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (5.02%) Impala
10 17 (4.07%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (2.87%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.20%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.72%) Redis
14 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.48%) HBase
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.24%) IBM BigInsights
15 1 (0.24%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 172 (41.15%) Git (software)
2 100 (23.92%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.57%) Vagrant
4 31 (7.42%) JIRA
5 28 (6.70%) Maven
6 20 (4.78%) Cucumber
6 20 (4.78%) Grunt
6 20 (4.78%) Selenium
6 20 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.55%) gulp
8 18 (4.31%) Ant
8 18 (4.31%) Gatling
8 18 (4.31%) IntelliJ
8 18 (4.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 18 (4.31%) Sublime Text
9 16 (3.83%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.59%) GitLab
10 15 (3.59%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.39%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.91%) JUnit
General
1 16 (3.83%) Law
2 12 (2.87%) Finance
3 7 (1.67%) Marketing
3 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.96%) Electronics
5 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.48%) Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 150 (35.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (21.53%) Developer
3 82 (19.62%) Linux Engineer
4 76 (18.18%) Administrator
5 68 (16.27%) Linux Administrator
6 58 (13.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 53 (12.68%) Systems Administrator
8 50 (11.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 50 (11.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 35 (8.37%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
11 32 (7.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 25 (5.98%) Software Engineer
13 22 (5.26%) Java Developer
14 18 (4.31%) Scala Developer
15 16 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.83%) WebOps Engineer
16 15 (3.59%) Consultant
16 15 (3.59%) Python Developer
17 14 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.20%) Node.js
2 49 (11.72%) Elastic Stack
2 49 (11.72%) HTML
3 37 (8.85%) JSON
4 33 (7.89%) CSS
5 32 (7.66%) AngularJS
6 31 (7.42%) REST
7 28 (6.70%) .NET
7 28 (6.70%) XML
8 27 (6.46%) LAMP
9 25 (5.98%) Kafka
10 22 (5.26%) HTML5
10 22 (5.26%) jQuery
10 22 (5.26%) Servlets
11 19 (4.55%) Web Services
12 18 (4.31%) Gherkin
13 17 (4.07%) Sensu
14 16 (3.83%) RSS
14 16 (3.83%) Spring
14 16 (3.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (3.83%) Web 2.0
3 14 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.91%) Fintech
6 8 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.67%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.44%) Spread Betting
9 5 (1.20%) User Experience
10 3 (0.72%) Clustering
10 3 (0.72%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.48%) MPEG
11 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.48%) STB
Operating Systems
1 417 (99.76%) Linux
2 182 (43.54%) CentOS
3 147 (35.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 89 (21.29%) Windows
5 68 (16.27%) Unix
6 67 (16.03%) Debian
7 55 (13.16%) Windows Server
8 33 (7.89%) SUSE
9 13 (3.11%) CoreOS
10 12 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.67%) Solaris
13 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.44%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (1.44%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.72%) Android
15 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (54.07%) DevOps
2 118 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (22.25%) Configuration Management
4 75 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (12.44%) Open Source
6 46 (11.00%) Analytics
7 41 (9.81%) Performance Tuning
8 40 (9.57%) Scrum
9 34 (8.13%) Software Engineering
10 31 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (7.42%) Test Automation
11 29 (6.94%) Load Balancing
12 26 (6.22%) Security Hardening
12 26 (6.22%) Web Operations
13 25 (5.98%) TDD
14 23 (5.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 23 (5.50%) ITIL
15 22 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.26%) Service Management
16 19 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 231 (55.26%) Python
2 148 (35.41%) Bash Shell
3 127 (30.38%) Ruby
4 119 (28.47%) Java
5 82 (19.62%) JavaScript
6 56 (13.40%) Perl
7 44 (10.53%) SQL
8 37 (8.85%) PHP
9 34 (8.13%) C#
10 28 (6.70%) PowerShell
11 25 (5.98%) C
12 24 (5.74%) Go
13 20 (4.78%) Groovy
14 19 (4.55%) Scala
15 18 (4.31%) Haskell
16 15 (3.59%) T-SQL
17 13 (3.11%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.72%) C++
19 2 (0.48%) ES6
19 2 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 83 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 80 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.11%) Degree
4 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.96%) MCITP
7 3 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.72%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 10 (2.39%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 141 (33.73%) Docker
2 67 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.18%) KVM
4 29 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (5.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (5.26%) HDFS
7 21 (5.02%) Apache Flume
8 18 (4.31%) Active Directory
9 16 (3.83%) vSphere
10 15 (3.59%) vCloud
11 14 (3.35%) Xen
12 10 (2.39%) LXC
13 7 (1.67%) iptables
14 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
15 4 (0.96%) NFS
16 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.48%) XenServer
17 1 (0.24%) XenApp
17 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 146 (34.93%) Puppet
2 134 (32.06%) Ansible
3 61 (14.59%) Terraform
4 57 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (7.66%) Kubernetes
6 26 (6.22%) Grafana
7 25 (5.98%) Graphite
7 25 (5.98%) Kibana
8 23 (5.50%) Mesos
8 23 (5.50%) Packer
9 22 (5.26%) Nagios
10 19 (4.55%) Oozie
10 19 (4.55%) SELinux
11 17 (4.07%) yum
11 17 (4.07%) ZABBIX
12 13 (3.11%) Pingdom
13 11 (2.63%) Salt
14 9 (2.15%) HAProxy
14 9 (2.15%) Marathon
15 7 (1.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 121 (28.95%) VMware
2 108 (25.84%) Red Hat
3 28 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.74%) Google
5 21 (5.02%) Atlassian
6 20 (4.78%) Cloudera
7 18 (4.31%) Cisco
7 18 (4.31%) SaltStack
8 16 (3.83%) AppDynamics
9 13 (3.11%) PagerDuty
10 10 (2.39%) HP
11 8 (1.91%) Adobe
11 8 (1.91%) Oracle
11 8 (1.91%) webMethods
12 6 (1.44%) ForgeRock
13 5 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (1.20%) Citrix
13 5 (1.20%) Dell
13 5 (1.20%) NetApp
14 4 (0.96%) Rackspace
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