Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 175 181
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 5 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.33% 0.058%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 2.08% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £408 £315 £325
90th Percentile £793 £443 £375
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% -56.49% +28.33%

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 870 816 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.56% 15.61% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 461 469
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £526
England median daily rate £428 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 90 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £8.82 £10.50 £10.17
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.01 £20.38
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 February 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 -6 2 £600 -
Birmingham -15 2 £350 - 5
Coventry +4 1 £850 -
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) nginx
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Puppet
3 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (60.00%) Node.js
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) Google
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) Ant
3 3 (60.00%) Servlets
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft

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 4 (80.00%) nginx
2 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) Jetty
4 1 (20.00%) Mongrel
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
1 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Gatling
3 2 (40.00%) Grunt
3 2 (40.00%) gulp
3 2 (40.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Sublime Text
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
1 3 (60.00%) Servlets
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) JRuby
3 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Debian
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Groovy
3 2 (40.00%) Haskell
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) Go
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (20.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Grafana
2 2 (40.00%) Kibana
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (20.00%) Salt
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (20.00%) Perforce
3 1 (20.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds