The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ubuntu Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 129 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.038% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 0.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +14.70% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £8.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +105.88% -81.11%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 358 609 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.69% 22.86% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 279 211
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 79
Median hourly rate £14.93 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the West Midlands

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Shropshire - 3 - -
Birmingham +2 1 £450 - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (66.67%) Node.js
3 10 (66.67%) DevOps
4 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (53.33%) Ruby
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) Java
6 7 (46.67%) Perl
6 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
6 7 (46.67%) Python
6 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
7 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (40.00%) GitHub
7 6 (40.00%) Analytics
7 6 (40.00%) Grunt
7 6 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (40.00%) Sublime Text
7 6 (40.00%) Kibana
7 6 (40.00%) Grafana
7 6 (40.00%) Gatling
7 6 (40.00%) gulp
7 6 (40.00%) Groovy
7 6 (40.00%) Google
7 6 (40.00%) Selenium
7 6 (40.00%) Google Analytics
7 6 (40.00%) jQuery
7 6 (40.00%) Haskell
7 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
2 6 (40.00%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) GitHub
1 6 (40.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (40.00%) Ant
2 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) Gatling
2 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Grunt
2 6 (40.00%) gulp
2 6 (40.00%) IntelliJ
2 6 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Sublime Text
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.67%) Hudson
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Scala Developer
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Node.js
2 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (40.00%) jQuery
3 6 (40.00%) Servlets
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (6.67%) LAMP
4 1 (6.67%) Polymer
4 1 (6.67%) React
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (6.67%) Fedora
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.67%) Microservices
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Ruby
3 7 (46.67%) Perl
3 7 (46.67%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) Groovy
4 6 (40.00%) Haskell
4 6 (40.00%) Scala
5 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) Korn
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Grafana
1 6 (40.00%) Kibana
2 3 (20.00%) Ansible
2 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (20.00%) Puppet
3 2 (13.33%) Terraform
4 1 (6.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft