The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 33 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 59 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.62% 5.28% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.32% 31.76% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 10
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£350 £375 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £251 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
233 170 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.25% 16.62% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 51 48
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £248 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
Scotland

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 65 (51.59%) Windows
2 49 (38.89%) Linux
3 39 (30.95%) Finance
4 34 (26.98%) Oracle
5 32 (25.40%) Banking
6 31 (24.60%) AIX
7 29 (23.02%) IBM
8 27 (21.43%) SAN
9 25 (19.84%) SQL
10 24 (19.05%) VMware
11 21 (16.67%) Java
12 20 (15.87%) HP
12 20 (15.87%) Red Hat
12 20 (15.87%) WebSphere
12 20 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (12.70%) EMC
14 15 (11.90%) zOS
14 15 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (11.11%) Mainframe
15 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (10.32%) Financial Institution
16 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
17 12 (9.52%) ETL
17 12 (9.52%) Firewall
17 12 (9.52%) Replication
17 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (8.73%) Tivoli
18 11 (8.73%) DB2
18 11 (8.73%) Solaris
19 10 (7.94%) FTP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (15.87%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.14%) CICS
3 7 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.76%) Confluence
5 5 (3.97%) IIS
6 4 (3.17%) Apache
6 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.17%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.79%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Office
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.43%) SAN
2 12 (9.52%) Firewall
3 10 (7.94%) FTP
4 9 (7.14%) NAS
5 7 (5.56%) WAN
6 5 (3.97%) DNS
7 4 (3.17%) VPN
7 4 (3.17%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.38%) Network Security
8 3 (2.38%) DHCP
8 3 (2.38%) LDAP
9 2 (1.59%) LAN
9 2 (1.59%) HTTP
9 2 (1.59%) Connectrix
9 2 (1.59%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.79%) VoIP
10 1 (0.79%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) DB2
2 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (4.76%) OLAP
4 6 (4.76%) Pentaho
4 6 (4.76%) Star Schema
4 6 (4.76%) Data Mart
4 6 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP
5 5 (3.97%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.59%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Subversion
2 7 (5.56%) Maven
2 7 (5.56%) JIRA
3 6 (4.76%) JUnit
3 6 (4.76%) NetBeans
4 4 (3.17%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.59%) Gradle
6 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 39 (30.95%) Finance
2 32 (25.40%) Banking
3 13 (10.32%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.17%) International Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Administrator
2 17 (13.49%) Developer
3 14 (11.11%) Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Consultant
6 9 (7.14%) Designer
7 8 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.56%) Tester
8 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
9 6 (4.76%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Administrator
10 5 (3.97%) UNIX Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) UNIX Administrator
10 5 (3.97%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (3.97%) Storage Manager
11 4 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Middleware
2 7 (5.56%) Spring
3 4 (3.17%) Java EE
3 4 (3.17%) Web Services
3 4 (3.17%) JMS
4 3 (2.38%) J2EE
4 3 (2.38%) EJB
4 3 (2.38%) Grails
4 3 (2.38%) JNDI
4 3 (2.38%) REST
4 3 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.59%) Spring Integration
5 2 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.59%) EDI
6 1 (0.79%) HTML
6 1 (0.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.79%) J2SE
6 1 (0.79%) JAAS
6 1 (0.79%) Django
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 12 (9.52%) Replication
3 10 (7.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (5.56%) Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) Tandem
6 1 (0.79%) VSAM
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 65 (51.59%) Windows
2 49 (38.89%) Linux
3 31 (24.60%) AIX
4 20 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (11.90%) zOS
6 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.73%) Solaris
8 10 (7.94%) SUSE
9 9 (7.14%) HPUX
10 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.38%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.52%) ETL
2 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (5.56%) Project Management
4 6 (4.76%) UML
4 6 (4.76%) SOA
4 6 (4.76%) Migration
4 6 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (3.97%) Unit Testing
5 5 (3.97%) Change Management
5 5 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.17%) ITIL
6 4 (3.17%) Network Design
6 4 (3.17%) Test Scripting
6 4 (3.17%) Automated Testing
6 4 (3.17%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.17%) Test Automation
6 4 (3.17%) Performance Testing
7 3 (2.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) SQL
2 21 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (6.35%) Perl
4 4 (3.17%) Ruby
4 4 (3.17%) Korn
4 4 (3.17%) C-shell
5 3 (2.38%) Groovy
5 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.38%) VBScript
6 2 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.14%) ISEB
3 6 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.76%) CCNP
4 4 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.79%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
2 10 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (7.14%) SRDF
4 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (8.73%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.17%) nmon
3 4 (3.17%) SCOM
4 3 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.79%) Munin
6 1 (0.79%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 34 (26.98%) Oracle
2 29 (23.02%) IBM
3 24 (19.05%) VMware
4 20 (15.87%) Red Hat
4 20 (15.87%) HP
5 16 (12.70%) EMC
6 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.56%) Sun
8 6 (4.76%) Mitel
8 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.17%) Informatica
9 4 (3.17%) NetApp
10 3 (2.38%) Sybase
10 3 (2.38%) Symantec
11 2 (1.59%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.59%) Brocade
11 2 (1.59%) F5
11 2 (1.59%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.79%) Teradata
12 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
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