Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 156 188
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32 -35
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 16 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 2.12% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £401 £263 £325
90th Percentile £514 £485 £375
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +82.86% -65.00% +53.85%

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 873 706 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.71% 16.30% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 412 577
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +22.31%
10th Percentile £150 £125 £180
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 73 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.84% -8.67%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.52 £10.41
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.30 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £16.99
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.90% +2.94%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Walsall - 9 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 9 £425 - 1
Shropshire -20 4 £600 +22.89%
Birmingham -16 3 £350 - 6
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) Python
3 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) Django
4 9 (56.25%) Smart Home
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) SSL
6 6 (37.50%) Java
6 6 (37.50%) Perl
6 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 6 (37.50%) Puppet
6 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (37.50%) DevOps
7 5 (31.25%) JSON
7 5 (31.25%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) Servlets
8 4 (25.00%) Ant
8 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
8 4 (25.00%) HTTP
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) Ruby
8 4 (25.00%) Google
8 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (25.00%) Selenium

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 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (25.00%) nginx
3 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 3 (18.75%) JBoss
4 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) GitHub
1 4 (25.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SSL
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (12.50%) Couchbase
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Ant
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Gatling
2 4 (25.00%) Grunt
2 4 (25.00%) gulp
2 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 4 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Sublime Text
3 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Python Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Scala Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Django
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
2 5 (31.25%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) Node.js
3 4 (25.00%) Servlets
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (18.75%) Play Framework
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) Ajax
5 2 (12.50%) CGI
5 2 (12.50%) LAMP
5 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) Memcached
6 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Smart Home
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (12.50%) Wiki
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Debian
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Microservices
4 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) API Development
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Operations
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Groovy
3 4 (25.00%) Haskell
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) Samba
2 2 (12.50%) Squid
2 2 (12.50%) Varnish
2 2 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Grafana
2 4 (25.00%) Kibana
3 2 (12.50%) HAProxy
3 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (12.50%) WMI
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 2 (12.50%) WSO2
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods