The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 10.14% 5.93% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 17.95% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£230 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.85% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.09 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.43% 33.05% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Average daily rate £140 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £38.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) LDAP
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) GIS
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Governance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LDAP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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Posted: 4 days ago