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 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 28 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 69 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.79% 5.06% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.94% 24.44% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +18.64%
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
216 270 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.98% 20.69% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 158 43
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.40%

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 June 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 29 June 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 56 (40.00%) Oracle
2 51 (36.43%) SQL
3 45 (32.14%) Finance
4 44 (31.43%) Linux
5 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (29.29%) Banking
7 33 (23.57%) Java
8 27 (19.29%) Windows
9 23 (16.43%) XML
10 22 (15.71%) Solaris
11 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (13.57%) CSS
12 19 (13.57%) Informatica
13 17 (12.14%) Spring
14 16 (11.43%) JSP
14 16 (11.43%) Maven
14 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
14 16 (11.43%) Oracle Database
15 15 (10.71%) SDLC
15 15 (10.71%) Migration
15 15 (10.71%) ETL
16 14 (10.00%) Veritas
16 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
16 14 (10.00%) JIRA
16 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
16 14 (10.00%) Git (software)
17 13 (9.29%) Perl
18 12 (8.57%) J2EE
18 12 (8.57%) Tomcat
18 12 (8.57%) MVC

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 12 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.29%) Confluence
4 3 (2.14%) JBoss
4 3 (2.14%) Apache
5 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 2 (1.43%) SAS
5 2 (1.43%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.57%) SAN
2 8 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (5.71%) Firewall
3 7 (5.00%) LDAP
4 6 (4.29%) DHCP
4 6 (4.29%) DNS
5 4 (2.86%) Network Security
5 4 (2.86%) FTP
6 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.43%) LAN
7 2 (1.43%) HTTP
7 2 (1.43%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.43%) SSL
7 2 (1.43%) SSH
8 1 (0.71%) Internet
8 1 (0.71%) NAS
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
8 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.86%) PowerCenter
3 8 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.86%) DB2
5 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Maven
2 14 (10.00%) JIRA
2 14 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.57%) Selenium
4 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 8 (5.71%) Hudson
5 8 (5.71%) Ant
6 7 (5.00%) ERwin
6 7 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 7 (5.00%) Subversion
7 6 (4.29%) Gradle
8 5 (3.57%) JUnit
9 4 (2.86%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.14%) Xcode
10 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.14%) Calabash
10 3 (2.14%) Appium
11 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.71%) HttpUnit
General
1 45 (32.14%) Finance
2 41 (29.29%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Law
4 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 5 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.43%) International Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (21.43%) Developer
2 18 (12.86%) Analyst
2 18 (12.86%) Java Developer
3 17 (12.14%) Architect
4 14 (10.00%) Administrator
5 11 (7.86%) Consultant
6 9 (6.43%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (5.71%) Quality Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) ETL Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) UNIX Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) XML
2 19 (13.57%) CSS
3 17 (12.14%) Spring
4 16 (11.43%) JSP
5 12 (8.57%) J2EE
6 11 (7.86%) JAXB
6 11 (7.86%) DOM
7 9 (6.43%) Struts
7 9 (6.43%) HTML
7 9 (6.43%) Ajax
7 9 (6.43%) RESTful
8 8 (5.71%) Hibernate
8 8 (5.71%) Web Services
8 8 (5.71%) JMS
9 7 (5.00%) Spring MVC
9 7 (5.00%) Spring Web Flow
9 7 (5.00%) GWT
10 6 (4.29%) JPA
10 6 (4.29%) Java EE
11 5 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.71%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.29%) Clustering
4 6 (4.29%) Statistics
5 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.14%) iSeries
8 2 (1.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.71%) Photography
9 1 (0.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.43%) Linux
2 27 (19.29%) Windows
3 22 (15.71%) Solaris
4 10 (7.14%) AIX
5 9 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.71%) HPUX
7 3 (2.14%) Android
7 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.71%) zOS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
3 15 (10.71%) Migration
3 15 (10.71%) ETL
3 15 (10.71%) SDLC
4 12 (8.57%) MVC
4 12 (8.57%) TDD
4 12 (8.57%) Performance Testing
5 10 (7.14%) Change Management
5 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.71%) OO
6 8 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 8 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 8 (5.71%) Test Automation
6 8 (5.71%) Product Management
6 8 (5.71%) Open Source
6 8 (5.71%) Web Application Development
7 7 (5.00%) Change Control
7 7 (5.00%) BDD
7 7 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) SQL
2 33 (23.57%) Java
3 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.29%) Perl
5 11 (7.86%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) Jython
9 1 (0.71%) Ruby
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.43%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.43%) CISA
4 2 (1.43%) QiCA
4 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.43%) ISEB
4 2 (1.43%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (2.86%) Veritas File System
3 4 (2.86%) NFS
3 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.43%) Samba
5 2 (1.43%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.14%) Puppet
5 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 56 (40.00%) Oracle
2 19 (13.57%) Informatica
3 14 (10.00%) Veritas
3 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.57%) EMC
5 7 (5.00%) CA
6 6 (4.29%) VMware
7 5 (3.57%) Netezza
7 5 (3.57%) Sun
8 3 (2.14%) HP
8 3 (2.14%) Dell
8 3 (2.14%) Sybase
8 3 (2.14%) NetApp
9 2 (1.43%) CommVault
9 2 (1.43%) Symantec
9 2 (1.43%) Remedy
9 2 (1.43%) ESRI
9 2 (1.43%) Cisco
9 2 (1.43%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.43%) Adobe