Period
to 14 December 2018

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 6 months to 14 December 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 178 187
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -16
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 28 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.10% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.60% 0.53% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 10
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £281
90th Percentile £405 £775 £425
England median daily rate £461 £475 £458
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.83% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +47.06% -55.26%

Ubuntu is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,076 943 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.68% 19.32% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 545 516
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.30%
10th Percentile £140 £156 £175
90th Percentile £530 £553 £519
England median daily rate £429 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 88 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.23% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £41.15 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -38 23 £403 -
Walsall - 3 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £375 -
Birmingham 0 1 £310 -11.43% 3
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
3 24 (85.71%) Windows
4 23 (82.14%) IntelliJ
4 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
4 23 (82.14%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (82.14%) Git (software)
4 23 (82.14%) Selenium
4 23 (82.14%) Google Analytics
4 23 (82.14%) jQuery
4 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (82.14%) Ruby
4 23 (82.14%) Google
4 23 (82.14%) Cucumber
4 23 (82.14%) MongoDB
4 23 (82.14%) Node.js
4 23 (82.14%) Gherkin
4 23 (82.14%) GitHub
4 23 (82.14%) AngularJS
4 23 (82.14%) Analytics
4 23 (82.14%) Jenkins
4 23 (82.14%) Grunt
4 23 (82.14%) Sublime Text
4 23 (82.14%) gulp
5 22 (78.57%) Karma Test Runner
5 22 (78.57%) Kibana
5 22 (78.57%) Grafana
5 22 (78.57%) Python
6 19 (67.86%) Tomcat
6 19 (67.86%) Java

Ubuntu
Co-occurring 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 19 (67.86%) nginx
1 19 (67.86%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.00%) Apache
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 23 (82.14%) GitHub
1 23 (82.14%) Google Analytics
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) HTTP
1 19 (67.86%) SSL
1 19 (67.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (82.14%) MongoDB
2 19 (67.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Cucumber
1 23 (82.14%) Git (software)
1 23 (82.14%) Grunt
1 23 (82.14%) gulp
1 23 (82.14%) IntelliJ
1 23 (82.14%) Jenkins
1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
1 23 (82.14%) Sublime Text
2 22 (78.57%) Karma Test Runner
3 19 (67.86%) Ant
3 19 (67.86%) Gatling
4 12 (42.86%) Bitbucket
5 11 (39.29%) JUnit
6 8 (28.57%) RSpec
7 7 (25.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (14.29%) Jasmine
8 4 (14.29%) Mocha
8 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio Code
8 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 4 (14.29%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (10.71%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) AngularJS
1 23 (82.14%) Gherkin
1 23 (82.14%) jQuery
1 23 (82.14%) Node.js
2 19 (67.86%) CSS
2 19 (67.86%) Servlets
3 12 (42.86%) RESTful
3 12 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 11 (39.29%) HTML
4 11 (39.29%) Play Framework
4 11 (39.29%) Spring
5 7 (25.00%) EJB
5 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 7 (25.00%) HTML5
5 7 (25.00%) J2EE
5 7 (25.00%) J2SE
5 7 (25.00%) JSON
5 7 (25.00%) REST
5 7 (25.00%) SOAP
5 7 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Smart Home
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (85.71%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) Analytics
2 23 (82.14%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (67.86%) Configuration Management
3 19 (67.86%) DevOps
3 19 (67.86%) Lean Software Development
3 19 (67.86%) Microservices
3 19 (67.86%) Open Source
4 12 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 4 (14.29%) Line Management
6 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.29%) Web Development
7 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
1 23 (82.14%) Ruby
2 22 (78.57%) Python
3 19 (67.86%) C#
3 19 (67.86%) Groovy
3 19 (67.86%) Haskell
3 19 (67.86%) Java
3 19 (67.86%) Perl
4 11 (39.29%) Scala
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (78.57%) Grafana
1 22 (78.57%) Kibana
2 19 (67.86%) Puppet
3 3 (10.71%) Graphite
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe
2 3 (10.71%) webMethods
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) VMware