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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 474 473
Rank change year-on-year +74 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 206 172 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.13% 1.38% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 123 129
Median daily rate £488 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £347 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £275
% change year-on-year +5.88% +54.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.83% +51.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.65 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £36.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.83% +51.56%  

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 9676 12509 12300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.52% 22.39% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 7808 6977
Median daily rate £410 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 693 1004
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +73 203 £488 +10.88% 68
London +20 95 £500 +6.66% 29
South East +40 55 £438 +9.37% 14
Hampshire +33 22 £401 -5.76% 6
East of England +5 16 £515 +17.71% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £515 +4.30%
South West +9 11 £465 - 5
City of London -3 11 £506 +9.45% 4
North West +35 10 £400 +19.40% 5
East Midlands -7 10 £515 +114.58% 1
Reading +18 8 £513 +36.66% 2
Berkshire +15 8 £513 +36.66% 3
Leicestershire +3 8 £515 +200.72%
Milton Keynes -4 8 £363 -14.70%
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £363 -14.70%
Bristol - 8 £465 -
Liverpool +6 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Merseyside +6 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +23 6 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands +25 5 £250 - 5
Northamptonshire +2 5 - -
Surrey -1 5 £515 +21.17%
Oxfordshire -4 5 £488 +77.27%
Southampton - 5 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 4 £550 +30.95% 2
Worthing - 4 £500 - 1
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 4 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 3 £550 +29.41% 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 371 (99.73%) Linux
2 220 (59.14%) DevOps
3 218 (58.60%) Python
4 165 (44.35%) CentOS
5 159 (42.74%) Git (software)
6 133 (35.75%) Bash Shell
7 131 (35.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (34.14%) Puppet
9 126 (33.87%) Docker
10 116 (31.18%) Ansible
10 116 (31.18%) Java
11 110 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
12 106 (28.49%) Ruby
13 104 (27.96%) Jenkins
14 100 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
15 96 (25.81%) JavaScript
16 95 (25.54%) Red Hat
17 83 (22.31%) Windows
18 81 (21.77%) TCP/IP
19 76 (20.43%) Configuration Management
20 72 (19.35%) VMware
21 71 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
22 67 (18.01%) Security Cleared
23 66 (17.74%) SC Cleared
24 64 (17.20%) Opscode Chef
25 62 (16.67%) Debian
26 60 (16.13%) HTTP
27 58 (15.59%) Perl
28 56 (15.05%) Unix
29 55 (14.78%) HTML

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 51 (13.71%) Apache
2 46 (12.37%) nginx
3 36 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 30 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (5.91%) OpenStack
6 21 (5.65%) Confluence
7 13 (3.49%) Apache Solr
7 13 (3.49%) JBoss
8 9 (2.42%) Jetty
8 9 (2.42%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.42%) WildFly
9 7 (1.88%) IIS
10 6 (1.61%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.08%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.08%) WordPress
12 3 (0.81%) CMS
12 3 (0.81%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.54%) Drupal
13 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 100 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (13.17%) GitHub
3 48 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (10.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (5.38%) Amazon S3
7 18 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (4.84%) PaaS
8 17 (4.57%) Google Analytics
9 16 (4.30%) IaaS
10 11 (2.96%) Route 53
11 10 (2.69%) SaaS
12 7 (1.88%) G Suite
13 5 (1.34%) Akamai
14 4 (1.08%) Office 365
15 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
17 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
17 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (21.77%) TCP/IP
2 60 (16.13%) HTTP
3 46 (12.37%) DNS
4 33 (8.87%) SSL
5 29 (7.80%) Firewall
5 29 (7.80%) LDAP
6 25 (6.72%) SSH
7 17 (4.57%) VPN
8 16 (4.30%) ICMP
9 11 (2.96%) SMTP
10 9 (2.42%) SNMP
11 7 (1.88%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.61%) DHCP
12 6 (1.61%) Network Security
12 6 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.34%) DVB
13 5 (1.34%) Internet
13 5 (1.34%) LAN
13 5 (1.34%) VLAN
13 5 (1.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.25%) MySQL
2 47 (12.63%) MongoDB
3 45 (12.10%) Hadoop
4 37 (9.95%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (7.53%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.65%) Big Data
7 20 (5.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (4.57%) Apache Hive
9 15 (4.03%) Impala
10 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.96%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.08%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.54%) Redis
13 2 (0.54%) Sqoop
14 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 159 (42.74%) Git (software)
2 104 (27.96%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.48%) Vagrant
4 29 (7.80%) JIRA
5 22 (5.91%) Maven
5 22 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (5.11%) Cucumber
7 17 (4.57%) Ant
7 17 (4.57%) Gatling
7 17 (4.57%) Grunt
7 17 (4.57%) gulp
7 17 (4.57%) IntelliJ
7 17 (4.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 17 (4.57%) Selenium
7 17 (4.57%) Sublime Text
8 15 (4.03%) Bitbucket
8 15 (4.03%) GitLab
8 15 (4.03%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.69%) Hudson
10 9 (2.42%) MSBuild
General
1 16 (4.30%) Law
2 11 (2.96%) Finance
3 7 (1.88%) Retail
4 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.08%) Marketing
6 3 (0.81%) Banking
6 3 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (37.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (23.92%) Developer
3 62 (16.67%) Administrator
4 59 (15.86%) Linux Engineer
5 52 (13.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 49 (13.17%) Linux Administrator
7 40 (10.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 38 (10.22%) Systems Administrator
9 36 (9.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 30 (8.06%) AWS DevOps
11 28 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
12 27 (7.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 25 (6.72%) Java Developer
14 21 (5.65%) Software Engineer
15 19 (5.11%) DevOps Developer
16 17 (4.57%) Scala Developer
17 15 (4.03%) Consultant
17 15 (4.03%) Python Developer
17 15 (4.03%) WebOps Engineer
18 14 (3.76%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.78%) HTML
2 48 (12.90%) Node.js
3 41 (11.02%) Elastic Stack
4 39 (10.48%) CSS
5 36 (9.68%) JSON
6 34 (9.14%) XML
7 32 (8.60%) REST
8 30 (8.06%) .NET
9 29 (7.80%) AngularJS
9 29 (7.80%) LAMP
10 23 (6.18%) Kafka
11 22 (5.91%) HTML5
11 22 (5.91%) jQuery
12 21 (5.65%) Web Services
13 17 (4.57%) Gherkin
13 17 (4.57%) Servlets
14 16 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (4.30%) RSS
14 16 (4.30%) XSLT
15 14 (3.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.91%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.30%) Web 2.0
4 15 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.49%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.88%) Fintech
7 7 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.88%) User Experience
7 7 (1.88%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.34%) Digital TV
9 5 (1.34%) MPEG
9 5 (1.34%) STB
10 3 (0.81%) Clustering
10 3 (0.81%) Life Science
10 3 (0.81%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 371 (99.73%) Linux
2 165 (44.35%) CentOS
3 131 (35.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (22.31%) Windows
5 62 (16.67%) Debian
6 56 (15.05%) Unix
7 35 (9.41%) Windows Server
8 29 (7.80%) SUSE
9 18 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.49%) CoreOS
11 8 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.15%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.88%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.61%) Android
13 6 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.61%) Fedora
13 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (59.14%) DevOps
2 110 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (20.43%) Configuration Management
4 71 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (13.44%) Open Source
6 43 (11.56%) Scrum
7 39 (10.48%) Analytics
8 34 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
9 30 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 28 (7.53%) ITIL
11 25 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (6.72%) TDD
11 25 (6.72%) Web Operations
12 24 (6.45%) E-Commerce
12 24 (6.45%) Load Balancing
13 23 (6.18%) Automated Testing
14 22 (5.91%) Service Management
15 19 (5.11%) SOA
16 18 (4.84%) Kanban
16 18 (4.84%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 218 (58.60%) Python
2 133 (35.75%) Bash Shell
3 116 (31.18%) Java
4 106 (28.49%) Ruby
5 96 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 58 (15.59%) Perl
7 38 (10.22%) SQL
8 37 (9.95%) PowerShell
9 33 (8.87%) C#
10 30 (8.06%) PHP
11 23 (6.18%) C
12 21 (5.65%) Go
13 20 (5.38%) Groovy
14 18 (4.84%) Scala
15 17 (4.57%) Haskell
16 15 (4.03%) T-SQL
17 11 (2.96%) Shell Script
18 9 (2.42%) C++
19 3 (0.81%) Korn
20 2 (0.54%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 66 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.03%) Degree
4 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.08%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.54%) MCITP
7 2 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.27%) ACMT
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) CCA
8 1 (0.27%) CEH
8 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCTS
8 1 (0.27%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.42%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (33.87%) Docker
2 35 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (5.38%) Xen
5 19 (5.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 18 (4.84%) Active Directory
7 15 (4.03%) HDFS
7 15 (4.03%) vSphere
8 14 (3.76%) Apache Flume
9 8 (2.15%) KVM
10 7 (1.88%) vCloud
10 7 (1.88%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.61%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.61%) XenApp
11 6 (1.61%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.34%) NFS
13 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.81%) LXC
13 3 (0.81%) Postfix
13 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 127 (34.14%) Puppet
2 116 (31.18%) Ansible
3 64 (17.20%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (13.44%) Terraform
5 28 (7.53%) Kibana
6 26 (6.99%) Kubernetes
7 25 (6.72%) SELinux
8 22 (5.91%) Grafana
9 19 (5.11%) Graphite
9 19 (5.11%) Nagios
10 18 (4.84%) Mesos
11 13 (3.49%) Oozie
11 13 (3.49%) Packer
12 12 (3.23%) HAProxy
12 12 (3.23%) Pingdom
12 12 (3.23%) Salt
13 11 (2.96%) logstash
14 9 (2.42%) SCCM
14 9 (2.42%) ZABBIX
15 8 (2.15%) Consul
Vendors
1 95 (25.54%) Red Hat
2 72 (19.35%) VMware
3 28 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.26%) Google
5 21 (5.65%) Atlassian
6 18 (4.84%) AppDynamics
7 16 (4.30%) Cisco
7 16 (4.30%) SaltStack
8 14 (3.76%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.76%) HP
9 12 (3.23%) PagerDuty
9 12 (3.23%) Splunk
10 11 (2.96%) Citrix
10 11 (2.96%) Dell
11 8 (2.15%) Apple
11 8 (2.15%) Oracle
12 6 (1.61%) Adobe
12 6 (1.61%) ForgeRock
12 6 (1.61%) Symantec
12 6 (1.61%) webMethods
West London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £400 per annum 6 months
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago