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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 27 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Unix 78 78 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.51% 5.86% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.37% 33.77% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 14
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +86.90%
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
241 231 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.02% 17.36% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 100 111
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £119 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 73 (46.79%) Finance
2 55 (35.26%) Oracle
3 53 (33.97%) Banking
4 51 (32.69%) Migration
5 48 (30.77%) Windows
5 48 (30.77%) Linux
6 45 (28.85%) Data Centre
7 38 (24.36%) Java
8 36 (23.08%) Solaris
9 33 (21.15%) SQL
10 24 (15.38%) Law
10 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (14.74%) Apache
12 22 (14.10%) Veritas
13 20 (12.82%) Red Hat
13 20 (12.82%) JBoss
13 20 (12.82%) Web Services
14 19 (12.18%) AIX
15 18 (11.54%) Clustering
15 18 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 17 (10.90%) Oracle Database
16 17 (10.90%) Software Testing
16 17 (10.90%) WebSphere
16 17 (10.90%) Java EE
16 17 (10.90%) JIRA
17 16 (10.26%) Network Security
17 16 (10.26%) Tomcat
18 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
18 15 (9.62%) IBM

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (14.74%) Apache
2 20 (12.82%) JBoss
3 17 (10.90%) WebSphere
4 16 (10.26%) Tomcat
5 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
6 11 (7.05%) IIS
7 6 (3.85%) Confluence
8 5 (3.21%) PowerExchange
8 5 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.56%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.92%) iPlanet
10 3 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.92%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (1.28%) CICS
11 2 (1.28%) nginx
11 2 (1.28%) Node.js
11 2 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.64%) SAS
12 1 (0.64%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.56%) PaaS
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) Network Security
2 10 (6.41%) SAN
3 6 (3.85%) SSL
4 5 (3.21%) DNS
5 4 (2.56%) DHCP
5 4 (2.56%) FTP
5 4 (2.56%) HTTP
5 4 (2.56%) IPsec
5 4 (2.56%) LDAP
5 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.92%) NAS
7 2 (1.28%) Firewall
7 2 (1.28%) LAN
7 2 (1.28%) WAN
8 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.77%) PowerCenter
3 7 (4.49%) DB2
4 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.21%) MySQL
6 4 (2.56%) QGIS
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.92%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.64%) Impala
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) JIRA
2 11 (7.05%) Firebug
2 11 (7.05%) Selenium
2 11 (7.05%) SoapUI
3 6 (3.85%) Subversion
4 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.92%) JUnit
5 3 (1.92%) Log4j
5 3 (1.92%) Maven
5 3 (1.92%) Mockito
5 3 (1.92%) NetBeans
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.64%) ERwin
7 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (46.79%) Finance
2 53 (33.97%) Banking
3 24 (15.38%) Law
4 6 (3.85%) Retail
5 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (17.95%) Administrator
2 22 (14.10%) Unix Administrator
3 20 (12.82%) Consultant
4 19 (12.18%) Architect
5 16 (10.26%) Analyst
5 16 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (10.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 14 (8.97%) Developer
6 14 (8.97%) SIEM Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Splunk Engineer
7 11 (7.05%) Solaris Administrator
8 10 (6.41%) Applications Support
8 10 (6.41%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.77%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.13%) Solaris Consultant
10 8 (5.13%) Unix Consultant
11 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.21%) ETL Architect
13 4 (2.56%) E-Commerce Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.82%) Web Services
2 17 (10.90%) Java EE
3 7 (4.49%) Servlets
4 6 (3.85%) REST
5 5 (3.21%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (3.21%) Middleware
6 4 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.92%) CSS
7 3 (1.92%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.92%) JPA
7 3 (1.92%) JSF
7 3 (1.92%) JSP
7 3 (1.92%) JSTL
7 3 (1.92%) PrimeFaces
7 3 (1.92%) Spring
7 3 (1.92%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.92%) Spring Security
7 3 (1.92%) STL
8 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.54%) Clustering
3 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.97%) Taxonomies
4 10 (6.41%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.49%) Data Integration
6 5 (3.21%) VSAM
7 4 (2.56%) DataPower
8 3 (1.92%) Photography
8 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.28%) Fintech
9 2 (1.28%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.28%) iSeries
9 2 (1.28%) PKI
9 2 (1.28%) Replication
9 2 (1.28%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.28%) Tandem
10 1 (0.64%) CMDB
10 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.77%) Linux
1 48 (30.77%) Windows
2 36 (23.08%) Solaris
3 19 (12.18%) AIX
4 18 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.85%) zOS
7 5 (3.21%) HPUX
8 2 (1.28%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.64%) Fedora
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.69%) Migration
2 24 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.90%) Software Testing
4 14 (8.97%) SIEM
4 14 (8.97%) Threat Modelling
5 13 (8.33%) Kanban
6 11 (7.05%) Defect Management
6 11 (7.05%) Scrum
6 11 (7.05%) SOA
6 11 (7.05%) Test Automation
6 11 (7.05%) User Stories
7 10 (6.41%) ITIL
8 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
8 9 (5.77%) ETL
9 8 (5.13%) Change Management
9 8 (5.13%) DevOps
10 7 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.49%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.85%) Data Management
11 6 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.36%) Java
2 33 (21.15%) SQL
3 13 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.77%) Perl
5 7 (4.49%) C
6 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.21%) AWK
8 4 (2.56%) Python
9 3 (1.92%) Korn
9 3 (1.92%) sed
10 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.64%) C++
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.97%) CISMP
1 14 (8.97%) CISSP
2 5 (3.21%) Degree
3 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.64%) PMP
3 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (8.97%) Veritas File System
2 14 (8.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.56%) SRDF
5 4 (2.56%) Xen
6 3 (1.92%) RACF
7 2 (1.28%) Cygwin
7 2 (1.28%) Docker
8 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.64%) HDFS
8 1 (0.64%) Samba
8 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) QRadar
2 6 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.21%) Puppet
4 4 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.28%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.64%) Oozie
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.64%) TADDM
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (35.26%) Oracle
2 22 (14.10%) Veritas
3 20 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.62%) Citrix
4 15 (9.62%) IBM
5 14 (8.97%) Splunk
6 11 (7.05%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.77%) EMC
7 9 (5.77%) Informatica
8 7 (4.49%) CA
8 7 (4.49%) HP
8 7 (4.49%) VMware
9 4 (2.56%) ESRI
10 3 (1.92%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.28%) NetApp
12 1 (0.64%) Brocade
12 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.64%) Cisco
12 1 (0.64%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.64%) Sun
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