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 26 June 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.

Ubuntu Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 137 102
Rank change year-on-year +27 -35  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 7 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.10% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 0.52% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 15
Median daily rate £369 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 - £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -5.76% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £45.00

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 389 579 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.03% 19.39% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 304 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 +17 3 £488 -
Birmingham - 1 £250 - 2
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) DevOps
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Python
3 9 (75.00%) Ruby
4 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (58.33%) Perl
4 7 (58.33%) Puppet
4 7 (58.33%) Node.js
4 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (50.00%) Grunt
5 6 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (50.00%) Sublime Text
5 6 (50.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (50.00%) Gherkin
5 6 (50.00%) GitHub
5 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (50.00%) Analytics
5 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (50.00%) Kibana
5 6 (50.00%) gulp
5 6 (50.00%) Grafana
5 6 (50.00%) Gatling
5 6 (50.00%) Ant
5 6 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (50.00%) C#
5 6 (50.00%) Servlets
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (50.00%) SSL

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 (50.00%) nginx
1 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) GitHub
1 6 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
1 6 (50.00%) SSL
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (50.00%) Ant
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) Gatling
2 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) Grunt
2 6 (50.00%) gulp
2 6 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 6 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Sublime Text
3 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) YouTrack
5 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Scala Developer
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Scala Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Scala Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Node.js
2 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 6 (50.00%) Servlets
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) EJB
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) J2SE
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) CentOS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Open Source
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Python
1 9 (75.00%) Ruby
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Perl
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Groovy
3 6 (50.00%) Haskell
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Scala
4 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) iptables
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 6 (50.00%) Grafana
2 6 (50.00%) Kibana
3 4 (33.33%) Ansible
3 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (33.33%) Terraform
4 1 (8.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Google
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (25.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) webMethods