The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

Linux
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 5.71% 3.85% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 12.50% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux 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 Aberdeen with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 8 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 31.43% 30.77% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Median daily rate £388 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £45.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.45% +56.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Aberdeen

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Aberdeen

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Aberdeen

Linux
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) Apache
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
1 12 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Google
3 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 5 (41.67%) Google Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (33.33%) CMS
4 4 (33.33%) OpenText
4 4 (33.33%) Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) Content Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 12 (100.00%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Production Manager
1 12 (100.00%) Web Manager
1 12 (100.00%) Web Production Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
1 12 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (33.33%) Web Design
3 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Google
2 4 (33.33%) OpenText