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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 65 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.06% 4.12% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 19.87% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 17
Average daily rate £415 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 156 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.22% 20.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 61 (50.00%) Windows
2 40 (32.79%) Linux
3 38 (31.15%) Finance
4 37 (30.33%) Banking
5 32 (26.23%) Oracle
6 26 (21.31%) IBM
7 24 (19.67%) AIX
8 22 (18.03%) Mainframe
8 22 (18.03%) SQL
9 18 (14.75%) Java
10 17 (13.93%) WebSphere
11 15 (12.30%) VMware
11 15 (12.30%) Solaris
12 13 (10.66%) Firewall
12 13 (10.66%) Migration
12 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
12 13 (10.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (9.84%) SAN
13 12 (9.84%) HP
14 11 (9.02%) Tivoli
14 11 (9.02%) Middleware
14 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (8.20%) zOS
16 9 (7.38%) Web Services
16 9 (7.38%) Perl
16 9 (7.38%) ETL
16 9 (7.38%) FTP
16 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
17 8 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (6.56%) SOA

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (13.93%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.28%) CICS
4 2 (1.64%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.64%) IIS
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.82%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.82%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.82%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.82%) Confluence
5 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.82%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) Firewall
2 12 (9.84%) SAN
3 9 (7.38%) FTP
4 7 (5.74%) WAN
5 6 (4.92%) NAS
6 4 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.28%) VPN
6 4 (3.28%) LDAP
7 3 (2.46%) LAN
7 3 (2.46%) Network Security
7 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.64%) Internet
8 2 (1.64%) TELNET
8 2 (1.64%) X.25
8 2 (1.64%) SNA
8 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.82%) SSL
9 1 (0.82%) DNS
9 1 (0.82%) VoIP
9 1 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) DB2
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.46%) Star Schema
4 3 (2.46%) OLAP
4 3 (2.46%) Pentaho
4 3 (2.46%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.64%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.82%) Ingres
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.82%) Informix
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Selenium
2 5 (4.10%) JIRA
3 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.46%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.82%) Ant
6 1 (0.82%) JUnit
6 1 (0.82%) NetBeans
General
1 38 (31.15%) Finance
2 37 (30.33%) Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.46%) Advertising
5 3 (2.46%) International Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (18.85%) Administrator
2 20 (16.39%) Analyst
3 12 (9.84%) Developer
4 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.20%) Architect
5 7 (5.74%) Tester
5 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Storage Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Storage Administrator
7 5 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.28%) Performance Tester
8 4 (3.28%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Designer
8 4 (3.28%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.46%) Consultant
9 3 (2.46%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Middleware
2 9 (7.38%) Web Services
3 6 (4.92%) Java EE
3 6 (4.92%) Drools
4 4 (3.28%) Spring
4 4 (3.28%) SOAP
5 3 (2.46%) HTML
6 2 (1.64%) Velocity
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.64%) EDI
7 1 (0.82%) JMS
7 1 (0.82%) J2SE
7 1 (0.82%) CGI
7 1 (0.82%) J2EE
7 1 (0.82%) JAAS
7 1 (0.82%) HTML5
7 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.82%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Mainframe
2 7 (5.74%) Replication
3 6 (4.92%) Tandem
4 5 (4.10%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.28%) iSeries
6 3 (2.46%) Clustering
7 2 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.82%) VSAM
8 1 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.00%) Windows
2 40 (32.79%) Linux
3 24 (19.67%) AIX
4 15 (12.30%) Solaris
5 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (8.20%) zOS
7 6 (4.92%) SUSE
7 6 (4.92%) HPUX
8 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) OS/390
9 2 (1.64%) MVS
10 1 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.66%) Migration
2 9 (7.38%) ETL
2 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
3 8 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.56%) SOA
4 6 (4.92%) Scrum
4 6 (4.92%) Test Automation
5 5 (4.10%) Test Scripting
5 5 (4.10%) Data Migration
5 5 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.28%) User Stories
6 4 (3.28%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.28%) Software Engineering
6 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.28%) Risk Management
6 4 (3.28%) Project Management
7 3 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.46%) Kanban
7 3 (2.46%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (2.46%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) SQL
2 18 (14.75%) Java
3 9 (7.38%) Perl
4 6 (4.92%) JCL
5 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.28%) Korn
6 4 (3.28%) C
7 3 (2.46%) Python
8 2 (1.64%) C-shell
8 2 (1.64%) REXX
8 2 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.82%) VBA
9 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) ISEB
2 6 (4.92%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.92%) CCNP
3 2 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.82%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.82%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
1 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.28%) SRDF
3 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (9.02%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.64%) SCOM
4 2 (1.64%) Puppet
4 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.64%) nmon
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.82%) Nagios
5 1 (0.82%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.82%) Munin
Vendors
1 32 (26.23%) Oracle
2 26 (21.31%) IBM
3 15 (12.30%) VMware
4 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
5 12 (9.84%) HP
6 7 (5.74%) Sun
7 6 (4.92%) Mitel
7 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.92%) JBoss
8 5 (4.10%) Veritas
8 5 (4.10%) EMC
9 4 (3.28%) Informatica
9 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.28%) Sybase
10 3 (2.46%) Symantec
11 2 (1.64%) Teradata
11 2 (1.64%) F5
12 1 (0.82%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.82%) Siebel
12 1 (0.82%) Cisco
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