The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 28 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 68 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.63% 5.04% 4.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.42% 25.83% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
UNIX
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
248 240 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.87% 19.51% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 51
Average daily rate £350 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 60 (41.10%) SQL
1 60 (41.10%) Oracle
2 53 (36.30%) Banking
3 51 (34.93%) Finance
4 49 (33.56%) Linux
5 48 (32.88%) Java
6 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (19.86%) Windows
8 25 (17.12%) Red Hat
8 25 (17.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (16.44%) JavaScript
9 24 (16.44%) Tomcat
10 23 (15.75%) JSP
10 23 (15.75%) XML
11 22 (15.07%) CSS
11 22 (15.07%) Solaris
12 21 (14.38%) Spring
13 20 (13.70%) Selenium
13 20 (13.70%) Perl
14 18 (12.33%) Informatica
14 18 (12.33%) Maven
15 17 (11.64%) Unit Testing
16 16 (10.96%) EMC
16 16 (10.96%) SAN
16 16 (10.96%) JMS
16 16 (10.96%) WebSphere
17 15 (10.27%) ETL
17 15 (10.27%) PL/SQL
17 15 (10.27%) Shell Script
17 15 (10.27%) Amazon AWS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (16.44%) Tomcat
2 16 (10.96%) WebSphere
3 14 (9.59%) JBoss
4 11 (7.53%) Apache
5 8 (5.48%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.42%) Confluence
7 4 (2.74%) IIS
7 4 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.05%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.96%) SAN
2 9 (6.16%) LDAP
3 7 (4.79%) DHCP
3 7 (4.79%) DNS
3 7 (4.79%) Firewall
3 7 (4.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.42%) FTP
5 4 (2.74%) Network Security
6 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.37%) SSL
7 2 (1.37%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) VPN
8 1 (0.68%) HTTP
8 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) Oracle Database
1 13 (8.90%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.16%) PowerCenter
3 8 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.42%) DB2
4 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Informix
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (13.70%) Selenium
2 18 (12.33%) Maven
3 13 (8.90%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) CruiseControl
4 12 (8.22%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.53%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.85%) Gradle
6 10 (6.85%) Ant
7 9 (6.16%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.48%) Hudson
9 7 (4.79%) ERwin
10 6 (4.11%) Subversion
10 6 (4.11%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.74%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.74%) JUnit
11 4 (2.74%) Calabash
11 4 (2.74%) Appium
12 3 (2.05%) Xcode
13 2 (1.37%) PVCS
13 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
General
1 53 (36.30%) Banking
2 51 (34.93%) Finance
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.37%) International Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Developer
2 27 (18.49%) Analyst
3 24 (16.44%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.64%) Architect
5 16 (10.96%) Administrator
6 11 (7.53%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (5.48%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.48%) ETL Architect
8 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.11%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) UNIX Support
11 4 (2.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.74%) UNIX Specialist
11 4 (2.74%) ETL Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) JSP
1 23 (15.75%) XML
2 22 (15.07%) CSS
3 21 (14.38%) Spring
4 16 (10.96%) JMS
5 14 (9.59%) Struts
5 14 (9.59%) Ajax
5 14 (9.59%) J2EE
6 12 (8.22%) Spring MVC
6 12 (8.22%) Spring Web Flow
6 12 (8.22%) GWT
6 12 (8.22%) XSLT
7 10 (6.85%) Web Services
8 8 (5.48%) Middleware
9 7 (4.79%) Hibernate
9 7 (4.79%) JAXB
9 7 (4.79%) DOM
9 7 (4.79%) JDBC
9 7 (4.79%) HTML
9 7 (4.79%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Open Source
1 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Data Integration
3 5 (3.42%) iSeries
3 5 (3.42%) Statistics
4 4 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.37%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.56%) Linux
2 29 (19.86%) Windows
3 25 (17.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (15.07%) Solaris
5 12 (8.22%) AIX
6 8 (5.48%) HPUX
7 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.42%) Android
8 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.64%) Unit Testing
3 15 (10.27%) ETL
4 13 (8.90%) OO
4 13 (8.90%) MVC
5 12 (8.22%) Migration
5 12 (8.22%) Web Application Development
5 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (7.53%) Test Automation
6 11 (7.53%) Change Management
7 10 (6.85%) DevOps
7 10 (6.85%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.16%) BDD
8 9 (6.16%) TDD
9 8 (5.48%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.48%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.79%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.79%) UML
11 6 (4.11%) ITIL
11 6 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.10%) SQL
2 48 (32.88%) Java
3 24 (16.44%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.70%) Perl
5 15 (10.27%) PL/SQL
5 15 (10.27%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) MUMPS
7 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.11%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.37%) CISA
3 2 (1.37%) QiCA
3 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.37%) ISEB
3 2 (1.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (4.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.74%) NFS
5 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.37%) Samba
7 1 (0.68%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.37%) Control-M
4 2 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 60 (41.10%) Oracle
2 25 (17.12%) Red Hat
3 18 (12.33%) Informatica
4 16 (10.96%) EMC
5 10 (6.85%) NetApp
5 10 (6.85%) VMware
6 9 (6.16%) Veritas
7 8 (5.48%) CA
8 6 (4.11%) Netezza
9 5 (3.42%) HP
10 4 (2.74%) Sun
11 3 (2.05%) Dell
11 3 (2.05%) Sybase
12 2 (1.37%) Cisco
12 2 (1.37%) Adobe
12 2 (1.37%) CommVault
12 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.37%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.37%) Symantec
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