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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
UK
Rank 406 466 459
Rank change year-on-year +60 -7  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 194 177 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.07% 1.55% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 132 118
Median daily rate £488 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.79% +4.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.95 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £50.00 £45.00
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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9385 11422 11433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.55% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 7075 6503
Median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 686 932
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
England +55 193 £488 +12.06% 84
London +35 108 £475 +3.26% 41
South East +26 37 £500 +17.64% 14
East of England +9 17 £515 +22.61% 3
Berkshire +29 15 £500 +2.56% 4
Reading +24 15 £500 +5.26% 3
South West +6 12 £476 +17.95% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 11 £515 - 1
City of London +5 10 £513 +13.25% 11
North West +30 9 £400 +19.40% 8
East Midlands +5 9 £515 +71.66%
Bristol +11 8 £465 -7.00% 3
Leicestershire - 8 £515 -
Hampshire +10 7 £351 +27.45% 8
West Sussex - 7 £512 -
Croydon +9 6 £469 +10.29%
West Midlands +11 5 £450 - 3
Liverpool +7 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Merseyside +5 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Manchester +8 4 £330 -22.35% 4
Northamptonshire +2 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Surrey +9 3 £515 +21.17%
Hertfordshire +3 3 £550 +30.95% 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £488 +77.27% 1
Shropshire - 3 - -
Kent +8 2 £401 -
Yorkshire +3 2 £525 +16.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 2 £303 -47.39% 4

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 393 (99.49%) Linux
2 241 (61.01%) DevOps
3 229 (57.97%) Python
4 198 (50.13%) CentOS
5 178 (45.06%) Git (software)
6 152 (38.48%) Bash Shell
7 143 (36.20%) Puppet
8 141 (35.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (33.42%) Jenkins
10 131 (33.16%) Docker
11 126 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
12 124 (31.39%) Ansible
13 121 (30.63%) Java
14 115 (29.11%) Red Hat
15 109 (27.59%) Ruby
16 105 (26.58%) JavaScript
17 100 (25.32%) Windows
18 96 (24.30%) Amazon AWS
19 94 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
20 90 (22.78%) TCP/IP
21 86 (21.77%) Configuration Management
21 86 (21.77%) VMware
22 81 (20.51%) Security Cleared
23 76 (19.24%) SC Cleared
24 74 (18.73%) Opscode Chef
25 69 (17.47%) Apache
26 67 (16.96%) MySQL
27 66 (16.71%) Perl
28 63 (15.95%) DNS
29 61 (15.44%) HTML

Ubuntu
Top Related 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 69 (17.47%) Apache
2 56 (14.18%) nginx
3 44 (11.14%) Tomcat
4 27 (6.84%) OpenStack
5 21 (5.32%) Confluence
6 19 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (4.56%) Jetty
8 16 (4.05%) WildFly
9 13 (3.29%) Mule ESB
10 12 (3.04%) IIS
10 12 (3.04%) JBoss
11 11 (2.78%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.27%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.01%) WordPress
14 3 (0.76%) CMS
14 3 (0.76%) Drupal
15 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 96 (24.30%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (12.91%) GitHub
3 49 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (7.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (5.06%) PaaS
6 17 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (4.30%) IaaS
7 16 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (3.80%) Google Analytics
9 12 (3.04%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (2.28%) G Suite
10 9 (2.28%) Route 53
11 7 (1.77%) SaaS
12 3 (0.76%) Akamai
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.76%) Office 365
13 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (22.78%) TCP/IP
2 63 (15.95%) DNS
3 56 (14.18%) HTTP
4 46 (11.65%) LDAP
5 38 (9.62%) Firewall
6 33 (8.35%) SSL
7 26 (6.58%) VPN
8 25 (6.33%) SMTP
8 25 (6.33%) SSH
9 18 (4.56%) SNMP
10 16 (4.05%) ICMP
11 13 (3.29%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (2.28%) DMZ
13 8 (2.03%) DHCP
13 8 (2.03%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.03%) SAN
14 7 (1.77%) FTP
15 6 (1.52%) VLAN
16 5 (1.27%) LAN
16 5 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.96%) MySQL
2 48 (12.15%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (9.37%) Hadoop
4 36 (9.11%) NoSQL
5 34 (8.61%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.32%) Big Data
7 18 (4.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (3.80%) Relational Database
9 14 (3.54%) SQL Server
10 7 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.77%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.77%) Impala
11 6 (1.52%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.52%) Redis
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 178 (45.06%) Git (software)
2 132 (33.42%) Jenkins
3 40 (10.13%) Vagrant
4 32 (8.10%) Maven
5 29 (7.34%) JIRA
6 24 (6.08%) GitLab
7 19 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (4.30%) Cucumber
9 16 (4.05%) Gerrit
9 16 (4.05%) IntelliJ
9 16 (4.05%) Selenium
9 16 (4.05%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.80%) Ant
10 15 (3.80%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.80%) Gatling
10 15 (3.80%) Grunt
10 15 (3.80%) gulp
10 15 (3.80%) Karma Test Runner
10 15 (3.80%) Sublime Text
11 14 (3.54%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (3.54%) Law
2 9 (2.28%) Finance
2 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.03%) Retail
4 4 (1.01%) Games
5 3 (0.76%) Marketing
6 2 (0.51%) Banking
6 2 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (39.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (21.52%) Developer
3 60 (15.19%) Linux Engineer
4 59 (14.94%) Administrator
5 51 (12.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 44 (11.14%) Linux Administrator
7 36 (9.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 35 (8.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 34 (8.61%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (7.09%) AWS DevOps
10 28 (7.09%) AWS Engineer
11 23 (5.82%) Java Developer
12 19 (4.81%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.80%) Consultant
13 15 (3.80%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.80%) Scala Developer
14 14 (3.54%) Senior DevOps
15 13 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.29%) Java Engineer
15 13 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.44%) HTML
2 48 (12.15%) CSS
2 48 (12.15%) Node.js
3 42 (10.63%) XML
4 38 (9.62%) LAMP
5 34 (8.61%) JSON
6 32 (8.10%) Elastic Stack
7 31 (7.85%) REST
8 30 (7.59%) .NET
9 28 (7.09%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (6.84%) AngularJS
11 25 (6.33%) Web Services
12 23 (5.82%) LEMP Stack
13 20 (5.06%) jQuery
14 19 (4.81%) LAPP Stack
15 18 (4.56%) HTML5
15 18 (4.56%) Kafka
16 16 (4.05%) RSS
16 16 (4.05%) XSLT
17 15 (3.80%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.05%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.54%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.04%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.77%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.77%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.27%) User Experience
10 4 (1.01%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.01%) Fintech
10 4 (1.01%) MPEG
10 4 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Spread Betting
10 4 (1.01%) STB
11 3 (0.76%) Life Science
12 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 393 (99.49%) Linux
2 198 (50.13%) CentOS
3 141 (35.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 100 (25.32%) Windows
5 61 (15.44%) Debian
6 51 (12.91%) Unix
7 32 (8.10%) Windows Server
8 30 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (7.09%) SUSE
10 13 (3.29%) CoreOS
11 11 (2.78%) Android
11 11 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.53%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.28%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.28%) Windows 7
14 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (1.52%) Fedora
16 4 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (61.01%) DevOps
2 126 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (21.77%) Configuration Management
5 57 (14.43%) Scrum
6 49 (12.41%) Open Source
7 35 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 33 (8.35%) Analytics
9 28 (7.09%) Load Balancing
10 25 (6.33%) Automated Testing
11 24 (6.08%) E-Commerce
11 24 (6.08%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.08%) TDD
11 24 (6.08%) Web Operations
12 22 (5.57%) ITIL
13 19 (4.81%) OOP
13 19 (4.81%) Prototyping
14 18 (4.56%) SOA
15 17 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (4.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 229 (57.97%) Python
2 152 (38.48%) Bash Shell
3 121 (30.63%) Java
4 109 (27.59%) Ruby
5 105 (26.58%) JavaScript
6 66 (16.71%) Perl
7 43 (10.89%) PowerShell
8 35 (8.86%) SQL
9 34 (8.61%) PHP
10 31 (7.85%) C#
11 27 (6.84%) C
12 26 (6.58%) Go
13 20 (5.06%) Scala
14 17 (4.30%) Groovy
14 17 (4.30%) Shell Script
15 15 (3.80%) Haskell
15 15 (3.80%) T-SQL
16 8 (2.03%) C++
17 4 (1.01%) Korn
18 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 76 (19.24%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.56%) Degree
4 7 (1.77%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.01%) CEH
5 4 (1.01%) RHCT
6 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.51%) CCNA
6 2 (0.51%) CCNP
6 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.51%) MCSE
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ACMT
7 1 (0.25%) CCA
7 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.29%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (33.16%) Docker
2 51 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.34%) Xen
4 27 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (5.57%) Active Directory
6 12 (3.04%) vSphere
7 10 (2.53%) KVM
8 9 (2.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (2.28%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.03%) BitLocker
9 8 (2.03%) XenApp
9 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.77%) HDFS
10 7 (1.77%) Postfix
11 6 (1.52%) vCloud
11 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.27%) Apache Flume
12 5 (1.27%) NFS
13 4 (1.01%) iptables
14 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 143 (36.20%) Puppet
2 124 (31.39%) Ansible
3 74 (18.73%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (10.89%) Terraform
5 35 (8.86%) Kibana
6 29 (7.34%) ZABBIX
7 24 (6.08%) HAProxy
7 24 (6.08%) SELinux
8 20 (5.06%) logstash
9 19 (4.81%) Grafana
9 19 (4.81%) Kubernetes
10 16 (4.05%) Nagios
11 15 (3.80%) Packer
12 13 (3.29%) Mesos
12 13 (3.29%) Pingdom
12 13 (3.29%) Salt
13 10 (2.53%) Consul
13 10 (2.53%) Graphite
13 10 (2.53%) SCCM
14 8 (2.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (29.11%) Red Hat
2 86 (21.77%) VMware
3 28 (7.09%) Google
4 25 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.08%) Splunk
6 20 (5.06%) Atlassian
7 19 (4.81%) AppDynamics
8 15 (3.80%) Cisco
8 15 (3.80%) SaltStack
9 13 (3.29%) PagerDuty
10 11 (2.78%) Citrix
10 11 (2.78%) Dell
11 10 (2.53%) Apple
11 10 (2.53%) HP
12 8 (2.03%) Symantec
13 7 (1.77%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.52%) ForgeRock
14 6 (1.52%) Oracle
15 5 (1.27%) Adobe
15 5 (1.27%) EMC
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