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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 39 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 38 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.17% 5.53% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 31.44% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £525 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
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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
171 194 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.25% 17.59% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 60 41
Average daily rate £315 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £298 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 41 (42.27%) Windows
2 40 (41.24%) Linux
3 30 (30.93%) Oracle
3 30 (30.93%) Finance
4 25 (25.77%) AIX
4 25 (25.77%) Banking
5 23 (23.71%) SAN
6 22 (22.68%) SQL
7 19 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (18.56%) Red Hat
9 17 (17.53%) IBM
10 15 (15.46%) HP
10 15 (15.46%) EMC
10 15 (15.46%) Java
11 14 (14.43%) VMware
12 13 (13.40%) Solaris
13 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
13 12 (12.37%) Financial Institution
13 12 (12.37%) zOS
13 12 (12.37%) WebSphere
14 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (11.34%) ETL
15 10 (10.31%) Replication
16 9 (9.28%) Firewall
16 9 (9.28%) Mainframe
16 9 (9.28%) FTP
16 9 (9.28%) HPUX
16 9 (9.28%) DB2
16 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (9.28%) ISTQB

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (12.37%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.25%) CICS
3 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.19%) Confluence
5 5 (5.15%) IIS
6 4 (4.12%) Apache
6 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.12%) GlassFish
6 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.03%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Office
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.71%) SAN
2 9 (9.28%) FTP
2 9 (9.28%) Firewall
3 8 (8.25%) NAS
4 5 (5.15%) DNS
5 3 (3.09%) WAN
5 3 (3.09%) DHCP
5 3 (3.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.06%) Network Security
6 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.06%) Connectrix
6 2 (2.06%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.06%) LDAP
6 2 (2.06%) HTTP
6 2 (2.06%) VPN
7 1 (1.03%) SNA
7 1 (1.03%) SSL
7 1 (1.03%) Internet
7 1 (1.03%) Telnet
7 1 (1.03%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) DB2
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.19%) Pentaho
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (5.15%) OLAP
4 5 (5.15%) Star Schema
4 5 (5.15%) Data Mart
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.03%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Subversion
2 7 (7.22%) Maven
3 6 (6.19%) JIRA
3 6 (6.19%) NetBeans
4 5 (5.15%) JUnit
5 3 (3.09%) Fiddler
5 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.06%) Gradle
7 1 (1.03%) Ant
7 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.03%) PowerBuilder
General
1 30 (30.93%) Finance
2 25 (25.77%) Banking
3 12 (12.37%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.12%) International Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Administrator
2 15 (15.46%) Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (9.28%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.25%) UNIX Administrator
6 8 (8.25%) Designer
7 7 (7.22%) Consultant
8 6 (6.19%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (6.19%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (5.15%) UNIX Specialist
9 5 (5.15%) Tester
10 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Administrator
10 4 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) Middleware
1 6 (6.19%) Spring
2 3 (3.09%) JNDI
2 3 (3.09%) Java EE
2 3 (3.09%) Grails
2 3 (3.09%) REST
2 3 (3.09%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (3.09%) JMS
2 3 (3.09%) J2EE
2 3 (3.09%) EJB
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
3 2 (2.06%) Spring Integration
4 1 (1.03%) MyBatis
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) EDI
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Replication
2 9 (9.28%) Mainframe
3 8 (8.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (7.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) VSAM
5 1 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.27%) Windows
2 40 (41.24%) Linux
3 25 (25.77%) AIX
4 19 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (13.40%) Solaris
6 12 (12.37%) zOS
7 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (9.28%) HPUX
9 7 (7.22%) SUSE
10 4 (4.12%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.09%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.34%) ETL
2 8 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.22%) Project Management
3 7 (7.22%) Change Management
4 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (6.19%) UML
5 5 (5.15%) Migration
5 5 (5.15%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.15%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (4.12%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.12%) Network Design
6 4 (4.12%) Automated Testing
6 4 (4.12%) SOA
7 3 (3.09%) TDD
7 3 (3.09%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.09%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.06%) Manual Testing
8 2 (2.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 15 (15.46%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) Perl
3 3 (3.09%) VBScript
3 3 (3.09%) Ruby
3 3 (3.09%) Groovy
4 2 (2.06%) C-shell
4 2 (2.06%) Korn
4 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.03%) JCL
5 1 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.25%) ISEB
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.09%) Degree
3 3 (3.09%) CCNP
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.03%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.03%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.25%) SRDF
3 7 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.06%) nmon
3 2 (2.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.03%) OpenSSO
4 1 (1.03%) Puppet
4 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) Oracle
2 18 (18.56%) Red Hat
3 17 (17.53%) IBM
4 15 (15.46%) HP
4 15 (15.46%) EMC
5 14 (14.43%) VMware
6 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.22%) Sun
8 4 (4.12%) Informatica
8 4 (4.12%) NetApp
9 3 (3.09%) Symantec
9 3 (3.09%) Mitel
9 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.06%) F5
10 2 (2.06%) ForgeRock
10 2 (2.06%) Brocade
10 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
10 2 (2.06%) Sybase
11 1 (1.03%) Veritas
11 1 (1.03%) Teradata