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 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 81 68 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.59% 5.66% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.18% 26.67% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 17
Average daily rate
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£390 £430 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +65.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £273 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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
237 255 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.34% 21.23% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 125 53
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +32.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 55 (42.97%) Linux
2 44 (34.38%) Java
2 44 (34.38%) Banking
3 38 (29.69%) Finance
4 35 (27.34%) Windows
5 33 (25.78%) Oracle
6 32 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (21.88%) SQL
8 22 (17.19%) Perl
8 22 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (14.84%) SAN
10 18 (14.06%) Red Hat
11 16 (12.50%) PHP
11 16 (12.50%) Python
11 16 (12.50%) Big Data
12 15 (11.72%) C++
12 15 (11.72%) XML
12 15 (11.72%) EMC
12 15 (11.72%) Security Testing
13 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
14 13 (10.16%) AIX
14 13 (10.16%) Tomcat
14 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
14 13 (10.16%) Degree
15 12 (9.38%) Solaris
15 12 (9.38%) Ab Initio
16 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (8.59%) ETL
16 11 (8.59%) Test Automation
17 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (10.16%) Tomcat
1 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.81%) JBoss
3 8 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.47%) Apache
4 7 (5.47%) IIS
5 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.13%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.13%) Confluence
7 1 (0.78%) CICS
7 1 (0.78%) iPlanet
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.84%) SAN
2 8 (6.25%) DNS
3 6 (4.69%) NAS
3 6 (4.69%) DHCP
3 6 (4.69%) FTP
4 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.56%) LDAP
5 2 (1.56%) Connectrix
5 2 (1.56%) SSH
5 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.56%) Network Security
6 1 (0.78%) SNA
6 1 (0.78%) HTTP
6 1 (0.78%) Telnet
6 1 (0.78%) X.25
6 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) Big Data
2 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.91%) OLAP Cube
4 5 (3.91%) OLAP
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (3.91%) Star Schema
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.13%) Data Mart
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.34%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.56%) DB2
7 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) Informix
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Selenium
2 5 (3.91%) Subversion
2 5 (3.91%) Maven
3 4 (3.13%) JIRA
3 4 (3.13%) CruiseControl
3 4 (3.13%) Gradle
4 3 (2.34%) NetBeans
4 3 (2.34%) JUnit
5 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.56%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.78%) Introscope
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (34.38%) Banking
2 38 (29.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) International Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (25.78%) Developer
2 23 (17.97%) Analyst
3 14 (10.94%) Administrator
4 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.81%) Ab Initio Developer
6 9 (7.03%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.47%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Tester
9 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Consultant
9 6 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) XML
2 9 (7.03%) Middleware
3 8 (6.25%) JMS
4 7 (5.47%) Spring
4 7 (5.47%) J2EE
5 5 (3.91%) Web Services
6 4 (3.13%) Ajax
6 4 (3.13%) iBATIS
6 4 (3.13%) Spring MVC
6 4 (3.13%) Spring Web Flow
6 4 (3.13%) GWT
6 4 (3.13%) Struts
6 4 (3.13%) CSS
6 4 (3.13%) JDBC
6 4 (3.13%) JSP
6 4 (3.13%) XSLT
7 3 (2.34%) JNDI
7 3 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.34%) EJB
7 3 (2.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.34%) Open Source
4 2 (1.56%) Replication
4 2 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) iSeries
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (42.97%) Linux
2 35 (27.34%) Windows
3 22 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.16%) AIX
5 12 (9.38%) Solaris
6 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.03%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.13%) HPUX
10 3 (2.34%) OS/390
10 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (11.72%) Security Testing
3 11 (8.59%) Test Automation
3 11 (8.59%) ETL
4 8 (6.25%) Change Management
4 8 (6.25%) Information Security
5 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.47%) Product Management
5 7 (5.47%) Unit Testing
6 6 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.69%) SOA
6 6 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.91%) DevOps
7 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.91%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.91%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (3.13%) Web Application Development
8 4 (3.13%) OO
8 4 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) Java
2 28 (21.88%) SQL
3 22 (17.19%) Perl
4 16 (12.50%) PHP
4 16 (12.50%) Python
5 15 (11.72%) C++
6 6 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.13%) Ruby
8 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.34%) Groovy
10 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.78%) VBScript
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) C#
11 1 (0.78%) JCL
11 1 (0.78%) MUMPS
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.78%) SRDF
5 1 (0.78%) vCloud
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (2.34%) SCCM
1 3 (2.34%) SCOM
1 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.34%) SCSM
2 2 (1.56%) Ansible
2 2 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (0.78%) Control-M
3 1 (0.78%) StatsD
3 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.78%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 33 (25.78%) Oracle
2 18 (14.06%) Red Hat
3 15 (11.72%) EMC
4 12 (9.38%) Ab Initio
5 10 (7.81%) VMware
6 8 (6.25%) IBM
6 8 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 8 (6.25%) NetApp
7 6 (4.69%) Veritas
7 6 (4.69%) Symantec
7 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.13%) Citrix
8 4 (3.13%) Informatica
9 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.56%) HP
10 2 (1.56%) Sybase
10 2 (1.56%) Brocade
11 1 (0.78%) Netezza
11 1 (0.78%) F5
11 1 (0.78%) Sun