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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
UK
Rank 419 468 463
Rank change year-on-year +49 -5  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 192 177 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.07% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 130 117
Median daily rate £488 £440 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.79% +5.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £303 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £502
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 9269 11457 11583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.53% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5907 7099 6585
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 681 957
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 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 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 26 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 +57 191 £488 +12.06% 82
London +37 107 £475 +3.26% 40
South East +23 36 £500 +17.64% 14
East of England +10 17 £515 +22.61% 3
Berkshire +32 15 £500 +5.26% 4
Reading +24 15 £500 +14.28% 3
South West +11 12 £476 +17.95% 4
Cambridgeshire +16 11 £515 - 1
North West +30 9 £400 +19.40% 8
East Midlands +9 9 £515 +71.66%
City of London +3 9 £506 +11.87% 10
Bristol +11 8 £465 -7.00% 3
Leicestershire - 8 £515 -
Hampshire +9 7 £351 +27.45% 8
Croydon +9 6 £469 +10.29%
West Sussex - 6 £512 -
West Midlands +17 5 £450 - 3
Liverpool +7 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Merseyside +5 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Manchester +15 4 £330 -22.35% 4
Northamptonshire 0 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Surrey +6 3 £515 +21.17%
Hertfordshire +3 3 £550 +30.95% 2
Oxfordshire -9 3 £488 +77.27% 1
Shropshire - 3 - -
Kent +11 2 £401 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £525 +16.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 2 £303 -47.39% 4

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 388 (99.49%) Linux
2 240 (61.54%) DevOps
3 227 (58.21%) Python
4 194 (49.74%) CentOS
5 177 (45.38%) Git (software)
6 152 (38.97%) Bash Shell
7 140 (35.90%) Puppet
8 139 (35.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 131 (33.59%) Docker
9 131 (33.59%) Jenkins
10 125 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
11 123 (31.54%) Ansible
12 120 (30.77%) Java
13 110 (28.21%) Red Hat
14 108 (27.69%) Ruby
15 105 (26.92%) JavaScript
16 99 (25.38%) Windows
17 95 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
18 94 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
19 89 (22.82%) TCP/IP
20 85 (21.79%) Configuration Management
20 85 (21.79%) VMware
21 80 (20.51%) Security Cleared
22 75 (19.23%) SC Cleared
23 73 (18.72%) Opscode Chef
24 68 (17.44%) Apache
25 66 (16.92%) MySQL
26 65 (16.67%) Perl
27 62 (15.90%) DNS
28 61 (15.64%) 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 68 (17.44%) Apache
2 56 (14.36%) nginx
3 44 (11.28%) Tomcat
4 25 (6.41%) OpenStack
5 20 (5.13%) Confluence
6 19 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (4.62%) Jetty
8 16 (4.10%) WildFly
9 13 (3.33%) Mule ESB
10 12 (3.08%) IIS
10 12 (3.08%) JBoss
11 11 (2.82%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.28%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.03%) WordPress
14 3 (0.77%) CMS
14 3 (0.77%) Drupal
15 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 95 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (12.82%) GitHub
3 49 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (7.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (5.13%) PaaS
6 17 (4.36%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (4.36%) IaaS
7 16 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (3.85%) Google Analytics
9 12 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (2.31%) G Suite
10 9 (2.31%) Route 53
11 7 (1.79%) SaaS
12 3 (0.77%) Akamai
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.77%) Office 365
13 2 (0.51%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (22.82%) TCP/IP
2 62 (15.90%) DNS
3 56 (14.36%) HTTP
4 46 (11.79%) LDAP
5 38 (9.74%) Firewall
6 33 (8.46%) SSL
7 25 (6.41%) SSH
7 25 (6.41%) VPN
8 24 (6.15%) SMTP
9 18 (4.62%) SNMP
10 16 (4.10%) ICMP
11 13 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (2.31%) DMZ
13 8 (2.05%) DHCP
13 8 (2.05%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.05%) SAN
14 6 (1.54%) FTP
14 6 (1.54%) VLAN
15 5 (1.28%) LAN
15 5 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.92%) MySQL
2 48 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (9.49%) Hadoop
4 36 (9.23%) NoSQL
5 34 (8.72%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.38%) Big Data
7 18 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 14 (3.59%) SQL Server
10 7 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.79%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.79%) Impala
11 6 (1.54%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.54%) Redis
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 177 (45.38%) Git (software)
2 131 (33.59%) Jenkins
3 40 (10.26%) Vagrant
4 32 (8.21%) Maven
5 28 (7.18%) JIRA
6 24 (6.15%) GitLab
7 19 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (4.36%) Cucumber
9 16 (4.10%) Gerrit
9 16 (4.10%) IntelliJ
9 16 (4.10%) Selenium
9 16 (4.10%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.85%) Ant
10 15 (3.85%) Bitbucket
10 15 (3.85%) Gatling
10 15 (3.85%) Grunt
10 15 (3.85%) gulp
10 15 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
10 15 (3.85%) Sublime Text
11 14 (3.59%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (3.59%) Law
2 9 (2.31%) Finance
3 8 (2.05%) Retail
4 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.03%) Games
6 3 (0.77%) Marketing
7 2 (0.51%) Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (39.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (21.79%) Developer
3 58 (14.87%) Linux Engineer
4 57 (14.62%) Administrator
5 50 (12.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 42 (10.77%) Linux Administrator
7 35 (8.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 33 (8.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 33 (8.46%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (7.18%) AWS DevOps
9 28 (7.18%) AWS Engineer
10 23 (5.90%) Java Developer
11 19 (4.87%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.85%) Consultant
12 15 (3.85%) Python Developer
12 15 (3.85%) Scala Developer
13 13 (3.33%) Java Engineer
13 13 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.33%) Senior DevOps
14 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.64%) HTML
2 48 (12.31%) CSS
2 48 (12.31%) Node.js
3 42 (10.77%) XML
4 38 (9.74%) LAMP
5 34 (8.72%) JSON
6 32 (8.21%) Elastic Stack
7 31 (7.95%) REST
8 30 (7.69%) .NET
9 28 (7.18%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (6.92%) AngularJS
11 25 (6.41%) Web Services
12 23 (5.90%) LEMP Stack
13 20 (5.13%) jQuery
14 19 (4.87%) LAPP Stack
15 18 (4.62%) HTML5
15 18 (4.62%) Kafka
16 16 (4.10%) RSS
16 16 (4.10%) XSLT
17 15 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
2 22 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.10%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.59%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.79%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.28%) User Experience
10 4 (1.03%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.03%) Fintech
10 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.03%) MPEG
10 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.03%) Spread Betting
10 4 (1.03%) STB
11 3 (0.77%) Life Science
12 2 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 388 (99.49%) Linux
2 194 (49.74%) CentOS
3 139 (35.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 99 (25.38%) Windows
5 59 (15.13%) Debian
6 51 (13.08%) Unix
7 32 (8.21%) Windows Server
8 30 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (7.18%) SUSE
10 13 (3.33%) CoreOS
11 11 (2.82%) Android
11 11 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.56%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.31%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.31%) Windows 7
14 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (1.54%) Fedora
16 4 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (61.54%) DevOps
2 125 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
4 85 (21.79%) Configuration Management
5 57 (14.62%) Scrum
6 48 (12.31%) Open Source
7 35 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
8 33 (8.46%) Analytics
9 28 (7.18%) Load Balancing
10 24 (6.15%) Automated Testing
10 24 (6.15%) E-Commerce
10 24 (6.15%) Software Engineering
10 24 (6.15%) TDD
10 24 (6.15%) Web Operations
11 22 (5.64%) ITIL
12 19 (4.87%) OOP
12 19 (4.87%) Prototyping
13 18 (4.62%) SOA
14 17 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (4.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 227 (58.21%) Python
2 152 (38.97%) Bash Shell
3 120 (30.77%) Java
4 108 (27.69%) Ruby
5 105 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 65 (16.67%) Perl
7 42 (10.77%) PowerShell
8 35 (8.97%) SQL
9 34 (8.72%) PHP
10 31 (7.95%) C#
11 27 (6.92%) C
12 26 (6.67%) Go
13 20 (5.13%) Scala
14 17 (4.36%) Groovy
15 16 (4.10%) Shell Script
16 15 (3.85%) Haskell
16 15 (3.85%) T-SQL
17 8 (2.05%) C++
18 4 (1.03%) Korn
19 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 75 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.36%) Degree
4 7 (1.79%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.03%) CEH
5 4 (1.03%) 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 (0.26%) ACMT
7 1 (0.26%) CCA
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) MCITP
7 1 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) QA
2 6 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (33.59%) Docker
2 50 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.44%) Xen
4 27 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (5.64%) Active Directory
6 12 (3.08%) vSphere
7 10 (2.56%) KVM
8 9 (2.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (2.31%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.05%) BitLocker
9 8 (2.05%) XenApp
9 8 (2.05%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.79%) HDFS
11 6 (1.54%) Postfix
11 6 (1.54%) vCloud
12 5 (1.28%) Apache Flume
12 5 (1.28%) NFS
12 5 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.03%) iptables
14 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 140 (35.90%) Puppet
2 123 (31.54%) Ansible
3 73 (18.72%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (11.03%) Terraform
5 35 (8.97%) Kibana
6 29 (7.44%) ZABBIX
7 24 (6.15%) HAProxy
7 24 (6.15%) SELinux
8 20 (5.13%) logstash
9 19 (4.87%) Grafana
9 19 (4.87%) Kubernetes
10 16 (4.10%) Nagios
11 15 (3.85%) Packer
12 13 (3.33%) Mesos
12 13 (3.33%) Pingdom
12 13 (3.33%) Salt
13 10 (2.56%) Consul
13 10 (2.56%) Graphite
13 10 (2.56%) SCCM
14 8 (2.05%) yum
Vendors
1 110 (28.21%) Red Hat
2 85 (21.79%) VMware
3 28 (7.18%) Google
4 24 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.15%) Splunk
5 19 (4.87%) AppDynamics
5 19 (4.87%) Atlassian
6 15 (3.85%) Cisco
6 15 (3.85%) SaltStack
7 13 (3.33%) PagerDuty
8 11 (2.82%) Citrix
8 11 (2.82%) Dell
9 10 (2.56%) Apple
9 10 (2.56%) HP
10 8 (2.05%) Symantec
11 7 (1.79%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.54%) ForgeRock
13 5 (1.28%) Adobe
13 5 (1.28%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.28%) EMC
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