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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.85% 1.67% 4.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 7.27% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £165 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -56.00%
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 £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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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
33 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.56% 22.92% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 28
Average daily rate £135 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -34.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sun
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sun
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec