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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 64 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.96% 4.62% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 25.32% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 13
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
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
240 233 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.85% 18.25% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 126 51
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £123 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 July 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 July 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 55 (39.57%) Oracle
2 51 (36.69%) Finance
3 50 (35.97%) SQL
4 39 (28.06%) Banking
5 37 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (25.90%) Linux
7 28 (20.14%) Windows
7 28 (20.14%) Java
8 24 (17.27%) Solaris
9 21 (15.11%) JavaScript
10 19 (13.67%) Informatica
11 18 (12.95%) Migration
11 18 (12.95%) CSS
11 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
12 17 (12.23%) XML
13 16 (11.51%) Veritas
14 15 (10.79%) ETL
14 15 (10.79%) Unit Testing
14 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
14 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
15 14 (10.07%) Maven
15 14 (10.07%) JSP
16 13 (9.35%) Red Hat
16 13 (9.35%) PowerCenter
16 13 (9.35%) Law
16 13 (9.35%) TDD
16 13 (9.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 12 (8.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 12 (8.63%) JIRA
17 12 (8.63%) Spring

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.63%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.32%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.32%) Confluence
3 3 (2.16%) JBoss
3 3 (2.16%) Apache
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.44%) PowerExchange
4 2 (1.44%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.72%) Node.js
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) SAN
2 8 (5.76%) Firewall
2 8 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (3.60%) LDAP
4 4 (2.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.88%) DHCP
4 4 (2.88%) FTP
4 4 (2.88%) Network Security
5 2 (1.44%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.44%) SSH
5 2 (1.44%) HTTP
5 2 (1.44%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.44%) SSL
5 2 (1.44%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
2 13 (9.35%) PowerCenter
3 8 (5.76%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.16%) MySQL
6 3 (2.16%) DB2
7 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.07%) Maven
3 12 (8.63%) JIRA
4 9 (6.47%) Hudson
5 8 (5.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.76%) Selenium
5 8 (5.76%) Ant
5 8 (5.76%) Subversion
6 7 (5.04%) ERwin
7 6 (4.32%) Gradle
7 6 (4.32%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.60%) CruiseControl
9 4 (2.88%) NetBeans
9 4 (2.88%) JUnit
10 3 (2.16%) Xcode
10 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.16%) Appium
10 3 (2.16%) Calabash
11 1 (0.72%) Bower
11 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (36.69%) Finance
2 39 (28.06%) Banking
3 13 (9.35%) Law
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.88%) Retail
5 4 (2.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.44%) International Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (20.14%) Developer
2 18 (12.95%) Analyst
2 18 (12.95%) Administrator
3 17 (12.23%) Architect
4 15 (10.79%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.63%) UNIX Administrator
6 11 (7.91%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Consultant
7 9 (6.47%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.76%) ETL Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.32%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.32%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.32%) UNIX Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Informatica Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) CSS
2 17 (12.23%) XML
3 14 (10.07%) JSP
4 12 (8.63%) Spring
5 10 (7.19%) J2EE
5 10 (7.19%) HTML
6 9 (6.47%) RESTful
7 8 (5.76%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.76%) Web Services
8 7 (5.04%) DOM
8 7 (5.04%) JAXB
8 7 (5.04%) Struts
8 7 (5.04%) Ajax
9 6 (4.32%) Java EE
9 6 (4.32%) JPA
9 6 (4.32%) Sass
10 5 (3.60%) LESS
10 5 (3.60%) HTML5
10 5 (3.60%) Spring MVC
10 5 (3.60%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.63%) Clustering
3 8 (5.76%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) Statistics
5 5 (3.60%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.16%) iSeries
7 2 (1.44%) PKI
7 2 (1.44%) Derivative
8 1 (0.72%) Photography
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.72%) VSAM
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.90%) Linux
2 28 (20.14%) Windows
3 24 (17.27%) Solaris
4 8 (5.76%) AIX
4 8 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.32%) HPUX
6 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.16%) Android
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.95%) Migration
3 15 (10.79%) ETL
3 15 (10.79%) Unit Testing
4 13 (9.35%) TDD
5 12 (8.63%) SDLC
6 10 (7.19%) Mentoring
6 10 (7.19%) MVC
6 10 (7.19%) Data Modelling
7 9 (6.47%) Data Analysis
8 8 (5.76%) Change Management
8 8 (5.76%) Performance Testing
8 8 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.76%) Open Source
8 8 (5.76%) BDD
9 7 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.04%) ITIL
9 7 (5.04%) UML
9 7 (5.04%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.97%) SQL
2 28 (20.14%) Java
3 21 (15.11%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.19%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.47%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.47%) Perl
6 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) Jython
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (4.32%) Degree
2 3 (2.16%) ISEB
2 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.44%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.44%) CISA
3 2 (1.44%) QiCA
3 2 (1.44%) OCP
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (9.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (8.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (7.19%) Veritas File System
4 4 (2.88%) SRDF
4 4 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.44%) NFS
5 2 (1.44%) Samba
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.32%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (2.16%) Puppet
4 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 55 (39.57%) Oracle
2 19 (13.67%) Informatica
3 16 (11.51%) Veritas
4 13 (9.35%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.76%) EMC
6 7 (5.04%) CA
7 5 (3.60%) VMware
8 4 (2.88%) Netezza
8 4 (2.88%) Sybase
9 3 (2.16%) Sun
9 3 (2.16%) HP
9 3 (2.16%) NetApp
10 2 (1.44%) CommVault
10 2 (1.44%) Symantec
10 2 (1.44%) Remedy
10 2 (1.44%) ESRI
10 2 (1.44%) Dell
10 2 (1.44%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.44%) Adobe
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco