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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.04% 1.27% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 7.89% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
30 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.61% 16.03% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 19
Average daily rate £135 £120 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -58.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.70 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Solaris
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (75.00%) Security Management
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (75.00%) Data Guard
2 6 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Sun
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) HPUX
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) SIEM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DBA
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Solaris
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Security Management
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
1 6 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
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