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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 37 76 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.01% 6.89% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.33% 35.68% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 10
Average daily rate
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£381 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £292 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £502 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
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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
182 213 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.81% 19.31% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 37
Average daily rate £300 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 49 (50.00%) Linux
2 36 (36.73%) Windows
3 29 (29.59%) Finance
4 27 (27.55%) Oracle
5 26 (26.53%) AIX
6 25 (25.51%) Banking
7 23 (23.47%) SAN
8 22 (22.45%) Java
9 21 (21.43%) SQL
10 19 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (18.37%) Red Hat
12 15 (15.31%) IBM
12 15 (15.31%) HP
12 15 (15.31%) EMC
13 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.27%) Solaris
14 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (12.24%) WebSphere
15 12 (12.24%) zOS
15 12 (12.24%) Financial Institution
16 11 (11.22%) VMware
16 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
17 10 (10.20%) ETL
18 9 (9.18%) HPUX
18 9 (9.18%) Perl
18 9 (9.18%) DB2
18 9 (9.18%) Replication
18 9 (9.18%) Mainframe
18 9 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (12.24%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.16%) CICS
3 7 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.12%) Confluence
5 5 (5.10%) IIS
6 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.08%) GlassFish
6 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (3.06%) Apache
8 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.02%) iPlanet
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) SAN
2 8 (8.16%) FTP
2 8 (8.16%) NAS
3 5 (5.10%) Firewall
4 4 (4.08%) DNS
5 3 (3.06%) DHCP
5 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.04%) Network Security
6 2 (2.04%) Connectrix
6 2 (2.04%) LDAP
6 2 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.02%) SNA
7 1 (1.02%) SSL
7 1 (1.02%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.02%) Telnet
7 1 (1.02%) X.25
7 1 (1.02%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) DB2
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.12%) Pentaho
3 6 (6.12%) Big Data
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (4.08%) OLAP
5 4 (4.08%) Star Schema
5 4 (4.08%) Data Mart
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.02%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.02%) MySQL
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Subversion
2 7 (7.14%) Maven
3 6 (6.12%) JIRA
3 6 (6.12%) NetBeans
4 5 (5.10%) JUnit
5 3 (3.06%) Fiddler
5 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.04%) Gradle
6 2 (2.04%) Selenium
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.02%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.02%) Ant
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 25 (25.51%) Banking
3 12 (12.24%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.08%) International Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Administrator
2 18 (18.37%) Developer
3 12 (12.24%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.16%) UNIX Administrator
5 8 (8.16%) Designer
6 7 (7.14%) Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (6.12%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Designer
8 5 (5.10%) UNIX Specialist
8 5 (5.10%) Tester
9 4 (4.08%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.08%) WebSphere Administrator
10 3 (3.06%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.06%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) Spring
2 5 (5.10%) Middleware
3 3 (3.06%) JMS
3 3 (3.06%) J2EE
3 3 (3.06%) EJB
3 3 (3.06%) JNDI
3 3 (3.06%) Java EE
3 3 (3.06%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.06%) Grails
3 3 (3.06%) REST
3 3 (3.06%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.04%) Spring Integration
4 2 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) JAAS
5 1 (1.02%) MyBatis
5 1 (1.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Replication
1 9 (9.18%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (5.10%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) VSAM
6 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (50.00%) Linux
2 36 (36.73%) Windows
3 26 (26.53%) AIX
4 19 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (13.27%) Solaris
5 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (12.24%) zOS
7 9 (9.18%) HPUX
8 7 (7.14%) SUSE
9 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.08%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.06%) OS/390
12 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.20%) ETL
3 6 (6.12%) UML
3 6 (6.12%) Project Management
3 6 (6.12%) Change Management
3 6 (6.12%) Test Automation
4 5 (5.10%) Security Testing
4 5 (5.10%) Unit Testing
4 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.10%) Migration
4 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.08%) SOA
5 4 (4.08%) Network Design
5 4 (4.08%) Automated Testing
5 4 (4.08%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.06%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.06%) Product Management
6 3 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) Java
2 21 (21.43%) SQL
3 9 (9.18%) Perl
4 6 (6.12%) PHP
4 6 (6.12%) Python
5 5 (5.10%) C++
6 3 (3.06%) Ruby
6 3 (3.06%) Groovy
6 3 (3.06%) VBScript
7 2 (2.04%) C-shell
7 2 (2.04%) Korn
7 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.02%) C#
8 1 (1.02%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.14%) ISEB
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
4 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.02%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.02%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.16%) SRDF
4 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) SCOM
2 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.06%) SCSM
3 2 (2.04%) nmon
3 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.02%) OpenSSO
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (27.55%) Oracle
2 18 (18.37%) Red Hat
3 15 (15.31%) IBM
3 15 (15.31%) HP
3 15 (15.31%) EMC
4 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.22%) VMware
6 7 (7.14%) Sun
7 4 (4.08%) Informatica
7 4 (4.08%) NetApp
8 3 (3.06%) Symantec
9 2 (2.04%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.04%) Brocade
9 2 (2.04%) ForgeRock
9 2 (2.04%) Sybase
10 1 (1.02%) Veritas
10 1 (1.02%) Netezza
10 1 (1.02%) F5
10 1 (1.02%) Teradata
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