The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank - 22 13
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 2.70% 7.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 25.00% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £158 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -65.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.04% 10.81% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 16
Average daily rate £135 £158 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -45.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Aberdeen region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Aberdeen region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Linux
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (85.71%) Security Management
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (85.71%) Data Guard
2 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) DBA
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Security Management
1 6 (85.71%) Migration
1 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware