The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 23 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 Scotland 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 197 206 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.17% 8.34% 4.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.94% 39.54% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 84 49
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.76%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
658 521 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.94% 21.10% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 225 163
Average daily rate £325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Scotland region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Scotland region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 108 £375 +7.14% 27
Edinburgh -13 58 £358 -4.66% 7
West Lothian +3 7 £375 -1.31% 4
Stirling -8 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 161 (41.60%) Linux
2 144 (37.21%) Java
3 132 (34.11%) Windows
4 123 (31.78%) SQL
4 123 (31.78%) Finance
5 109 (28.17%) Oracle
6 87 (22.48%) Banking
7 85 (21.96%) Perl
8 74 (19.12%) Relational Database
9 61 (15.76%) HP
10 59 (15.25%) IBM
10 59 (15.25%) Shell Script
10 59 (15.25%) Spring
11 49 (12.66%) WebSphere
12 45 (11.63%) Microsoft
13 44 (11.37%) SAN
14 43 (11.11%) HTML
14 43 (11.11%) OO
15 42 (10.85%) JavaScript
16 41 (10.59%) Sybase
17 40 (10.34%) RDBMS
18 38 (9.82%) DB2
19 36 (9.30%) Security Cleared
20 35 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (9.04%) AIX
21 34 (8.79%) ITIL
21 34 (8.79%) SC Cleared
22 33 (8.53%) JSP
23 32 (8.27%) XML
23 32 (8.27%) Firewall

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 49 (12.66%) WebSphere
2 23 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.13%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.36%) IIS
5 12 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (2.58%) CICS
7 9 (2.33%) Apache
8 8 (2.07%) Confluence
9 5 (1.29%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.52%) GemFire
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
13 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
Applications
1 15 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.26%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.26%) OpenWorks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.37%) SAN
2 32 (8.27%) Firewall
3 23 (5.94%) WAN
4 18 (4.65%) LAN
4 18 (4.65%) HTTP
5 15 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.88%) DNS
6 12 (3.10%) Wireshark
7 10 (2.58%) NAS
7 10 (2.58%) FTP
8 9 (2.33%) DHCP
8 9 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.07%) VPN
10 7 (1.81%) LDAP
11 5 (1.29%) SSL
12 4 (1.03%) X.509
12 4 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.03%) Network Security
12 4 (1.03%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.03%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.12%) Relational Database
2 40 (10.34%) RDBMS
3 38 (9.82%) DB2
4 32 (8.27%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.94%) SQL Server
6 21 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.36%) Neo4j
8 12 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.33%) Star Schema
10 9 (2.33%) KDB
11 7 (1.81%) Oracle Discoverer
12 6 (1.55%) Data Mart
12 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.55%) Pentaho
12 6 (1.55%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (1.55%) OLAP
13 5 (1.29%) MySQL
13 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (5.68%) JUnit
2 18 (4.65%) Subversion
3 16 (4.13%) Selenium
4 14 (3.62%) CruiseControl
5 13 (3.36%) Maven
5 13 (3.36%) JIRA
6 11 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (2.33%) Ant
8 8 (2.07%) LoadRunner
9 7 (1.81%) Fiddler
10 6 (1.55%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.03%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.03%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (0.78%) Gradle
12 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.78%) StarTeam
13 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 123 (31.78%) Finance
2 87 (22.48%) Banking
3 17 (4.39%) Front Office
4 16 (4.13%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.03%) International Banking
6 4 (1.03%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 135 (34.88%) Developer
2 81 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 52 (13.44%) Analyst
4 49 (12.66%) Administrator
5 23 (5.94%) Test Analyst
6 18 (4.65%) Tester
6 18 (4.65%) Consultant
7 16 (4.13%) Applications Support
8 15 (3.88%) Support Analyst
8 15 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.62%) Applications Support Analyst
10 13 (3.36%) UNIX Administrator
10 13 (3.36%) Technical Specialist
11 12 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Designer
12 11 (2.84%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.58%) Performance Tester
14 9 (2.33%) C++ Developer
14 9 (2.33%) WPF Developer
14 9 (2.33%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.25%) Spring
2 43 (11.11%) HTML
3 33 (8.53%) JSP
4 32 (8.27%) XML
5 31 (8.01%) JMS
6 28 (7.24%) J2EE
7 24 (6.20%) Hibernate
8 23 (5.94%) Web Services
8 23 (5.94%) .NET
9 20 (5.17%) CSS
9 20 (5.17%) Middleware
10 17 (4.39%) REST
11 15 (3.88%) GWT
11 15 (3.88%) JDBC
11 15 (3.88%) XSLT
12 14 (3.62%) Struts
12 14 (3.62%) Ajax
12 14 (3.62%) iBATIS
12 14 (3.62%) Spring MVC
12 14 (3.62%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.91%) Mainframe
2 14 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.10%) Replication
4 11 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.84%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (2.33%) Derivative
6 9 (2.33%) Clustering
6 9 (2.33%) Equities
6 9 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.81%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.81%) CMDB
8 6 (1.55%) Open Source
8 6 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.29%) DataPower
9 5 (1.29%) Physics
9 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.03%) PKI
10 4 (1.03%) Tandem
10 4 (1.03%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 161 (41.60%) Linux
2 132 (34.11%) Windows
3 35 (9.04%) AIX
4 30 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (6.46%) Solaris
6 16 (4.13%) zOS
7 14 (3.62%) Mac OS X
7 14 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.10%) HPUX
9 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.58%) SUSE
10 6 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.78%) OS/390
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.11%) OO
2 35 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (8.79%) ITIL
4 27 (6.98%) Unit Testing
5 24 (6.20%) ETL
6 22 (5.68%) Multithreading
7 21 (5.43%) OOD
7 21 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (4.91%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.65%) Performance Testing
9 18 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 16 (4.13%) Change Management
10 16 (4.13%) Migration
11 14 (3.62%) MVC
11 14 (3.62%) Web Application Development
12 13 (3.36%) SOA
12 13 (3.36%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.36%) Automated Testing
12 13 (3.36%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.10%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 144 (37.21%) Java
2 123 (31.78%) SQL
3 85 (21.96%) Perl
4 59 (15.25%) Shell Script
5 42 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.68%) VBScript
7 21 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 19 (4.91%) C#
9 17 (4.39%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.62%) Korn
11 13 (3.36%) Python
12 11 (2.84%) C++
13 5 (1.29%) Scala
13 5 (1.29%) Groovy
14 4 (1.03%) C-shell
14 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.03%) Ruby
14 4 (1.03%) JCL
15 3 (0.78%) PHP
16 2 (0.52%) AWK
Qualifications
1 36 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.46%) Degree
4 23 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 20 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.33%) ISEB
6 9 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.07%) CEH
7 8 (2.07%) CISSP
7 8 (2.07%) CCSP
8 7 (1.81%) CCNP
8 7 (1.81%) SSCP
8 7 (1.81%) GIAC
9 6 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.29%) MCITP
10 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.84%) SLA
2 7 (1.81%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.58%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (2.07%) SRDF
5 7 (1.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.78%) KVM
7 3 (0.78%) RHEV
8 2 (0.52%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.52%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 30 (7.75%) Tivoli
2 22 (5.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (3.62%) SCOM
4 10 (2.58%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (1.81%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.55%) Legato
7 6 (1.55%) Puppet
7 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.29%) Control-M
9 4 (1.03%) nmon
10 3 (0.78%) Nagios
10 3 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.52%) OpenView
11 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.52%) Cacti
11 2 (0.52%) Munin
11 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.52%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 109 (28.17%) Oracle
2 61 (15.76%) HP
3 59 (15.25%) IBM
4 45 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 41 (10.59%) Sybase
6 32 (8.27%) VMware
7 30 (7.75%) Red Hat
8 23 (5.94%) EMC
9 14 (3.62%) Sun
9 14 (3.62%) Informatica
10 12 (3.10%) BMC
11 11 (2.84%) Citrix
11 11 (2.84%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.33%) Veritas
13 6 (1.55%) NetApp
13 6 (1.55%) Symantec
13 6 (1.55%) Cisco
13 6 (1.55%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.55%) Mitel
14 5 (1.29%) ForgeRock
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