The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 21 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 187 198 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.25% 7.48% 7.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.62% 30.28% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 93 83
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£375 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +8.62%
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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 Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
525 654 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.54% 24.72% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 321 232
Average daily rate £325 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.60 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -3 85 £350 -2.09% 14
Edinburgh -2 70 £375 +15.38% 18
West Lothian +1 16 £330 -12.00% 1
Renfrewshire +10 9 £376 +11.94%
Aberdeen - 8 £438 -
Fife - 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Stirling -1 1 £465 -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 177 (48.76%) SQL
2 147 (40.50%) Finance
3 126 (34.71%) Linux
4 121 (33.33%) Java
5 120 (33.06%) Oracle
6 105 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (21.21%) Banking
8 75 (20.66%) Windows
9 67 (18.46%) Spring
10 64 (17.63%) Perl
10 64 (17.63%) Relational Database
11 54 (14.88%) Solaris
12 49 (13.50%) Shell Script
12 49 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
13 48 (13.22%) SDLC
14 45 (12.40%) OO
15 42 (11.57%) JavaScript
15 42 (11.57%) Sybase
16 40 (11.02%) XML
17 39 (10.74%) DB2
18 38 (10.47%) RDBMS
18 38 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
19 37 (10.19%) Oracle Database
20 35 (9.64%) JMS
21 32 (8.82%) PL/SQL
22 31 (8.54%) JUnit
22 31 (8.54%) CSS
22 31 (8.54%) Web Services
23 29 (7.99%) JSP
23 29 (7.99%) Migration

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 28 (7.71%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.86%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.65%) Confluence
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
5 5 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.38%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.10%) IIS
6 4 (1.10%) JBoss
6 4 (1.10%) Apache
6 4 (1.10%) CICS
7 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.55%) FileNet
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.20%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.93%) Siemens NX
4 6 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.10%) CATIA
6 3 (0.83%) MS Office
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Teamcenter
2 5 (1.38%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) assyst
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) FileNet Content Manager
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.44%) SAN
2 15 (4.13%) LDAP
3 12 (3.31%) FTP
3 12 (3.31%) Firewall
4 9 (2.48%) DHCP
4 9 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (2.48%) DNS
5 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.93%) SSL
6 6 (1.65%) NAS
7 5 (1.38%) Network Security
7 5 (1.38%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.38%) LAN
8 3 (0.83%) HTTP
8 3 (0.83%) IPv4
8 3 (0.83%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.55%) SSH
9 2 (0.55%) Internet
9 2 (0.55%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.63%) Relational Database
2 39 (10.74%) DB2
3 38 (10.47%) RDBMS
4 37 (10.19%) Oracle Database
5 21 (5.79%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.58%) PowerCenter
6 13 (3.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.48%) MySQL
10 8 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (2.20%) Sybase IQ
10 8 (2.20%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.93%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.38%) MS Access
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.38%) Big Data
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.83%) BODI
13 3 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 31 (8.54%) JUnit
2 22 (6.06%) Maven
3 21 (5.79%) JIRA
4 20 (5.51%) Selenium
5 19 (5.23%) Git (software)
6 15 (4.13%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.03%) CruiseControl
9 9 (2.48%) Subversion
9 9 (2.48%) Ant
10 8 (2.20%) ERwin
10 8 (2.20%) Hudson
11 7 (1.93%) Gradle
12 5 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (1.10%) NetBeans
13 4 (1.10%) Toad
14 3 (0.83%) Xcode
14 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.83%) Calabash
14 3 (0.83%) Appium
General
1 147 (40.50%) Finance
2 77 (21.21%) Banking
3 16 (4.41%) Front Office
4 14 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.48%) Law
6 7 (1.93%) Legal
7 5 (1.38%) Retail
7 5 (1.38%) Back Office
7 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.38%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) International Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 108 (29.75%) Developer
2 63 (17.36%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.77%) Analyst
4 40 (11.02%) Administrator
5 33 (9.09%) Architect
6 29 (7.99%) UNIX Administrator
7 24 (6.61%) Test Analyst
8 21 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.86%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.86%) Consultant
9 14 (3.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.86%) SQL Developer
9 14 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.58%) Designer
11 11 (3.03%) DBA
12 10 (2.75%) Solutions Designer
13 9 (2.48%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (2.48%) Test Engineer
13 9 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (2.20%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.46%) Spring
2 40 (11.02%) XML
3 35 (9.64%) JMS
4 31 (8.54%) Web Services
4 31 (8.54%) CSS
5 29 (7.99%) JSP
6 27 (7.44%) J2SE
7 24 (6.61%) HTML
8 23 (6.34%) J2EE
9 18 (4.96%) RESTful
10 17 (4.68%) XSLT
11 16 (4.41%) Hibernate
12 15 (4.13%) Middleware
13 13 (3.58%) Ajax
13 13 (3.58%) Java EE
13 13 (3.58%) Struts
14 11 (3.03%) DOM
14 11 (3.03%) XSL
14 11 (3.03%) JAXB
14 11 (3.03%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.99%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.79%) Equity Derivative
4 14 (3.86%) Clustering
5 13 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.58%) Derivative
6 11 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.48%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.20%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.65%) Statistics
10 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.38%) DataPower
11 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) Replication
11 4 (1.10%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.83%) Equities
12 3 (0.83%) iSeries
12 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 126 (34.71%) Linux
2 75 (20.66%) Windows
3 54 (14.88%) Solaris
4 20 (5.51%) AIX
5 17 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.75%) HPUX
7 9 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.10%) SUSE
10 4 (1.10%) Android
11 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.28%) zOS
12 1 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.22%) SDLC
3 45 (12.40%) OO
4 38 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
5 29 (7.99%) Migration
6 27 (7.44%) OOD
7 25 (6.89%) Data Modelling
7 25 (6.89%) Unit Testing
8 24 (6.61%) Software Engineering
9 21 (5.79%) Database Tuning
9 21 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (5.51%) TDD
10 20 (5.51%) Performance Testing
11 19 (5.23%) Data Analysis
12 18 (4.96%) ITIL
12 18 (4.96%) ETL
12 18 (4.96%) Scrum
12 18 (4.96%) Mentoring
13 17 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (48.76%) SQL
2 121 (33.33%) Java
3 64 (17.63%) Perl
4 49 (13.50%) Shell Script
5 42 (11.57%) JavaScript
6 32 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.96%) C#
8 16 (4.41%) C++
9 10 (2.75%) C
10 9 (2.48%) Python
10 9 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.20%) Tcl
11 8 (2.20%) XPath
12 6 (1.65%) Jython
13 5 (1.38%) Groovy
13 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.38%) VB
14 4 (1.10%) Scala
15 3 (0.83%) VBA
15 3 (0.83%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (3.86%) Degree
2 10 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.38%) ISEB
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.55%) CISA
7 2 (0.55%) QiCA
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.55%) OCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCITP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) CCNP
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.41%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.65%) QA
3 5 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.83%) SLA
5 2 (0.55%) FATCA
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (3.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.48%) Veritas File System
5 8 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.65%) RACF
7 5 (1.38%) SRDF
8 4 (1.10%) NFS
9 3 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.55%) Samba
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.68%) NetBackup
2 8 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.65%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.38%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.38%) Puppet
5 4 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.55%) Netcool
7 2 (0.55%) Control-M
7 2 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.55%) Nessus
7 2 (0.55%) Nmap
7 2 (0.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.28%) Legato
8 1 (0.28%) Nagios
8 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 120 (33.06%) Oracle
2 42 (11.57%) Sybase
3 26 (7.16%) Veritas
4 21 (5.79%) Informatica
5 17 (4.68%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.41%) EMC
7 15 (4.13%) VMware
8 14 (3.86%) CA
8 14 (3.86%) HP
9 12 (3.31%) Sun
9 12 (3.31%) Microsoft
10 10 (2.75%) IBM
11 9 (2.48%) Teradata
12 8 (2.20%) webMethods
13 6 (1.65%) Netezza
14 5 (1.38%) Citrix
15 4 (1.10%) Cisco
15 4 (1.10%) Remedy
15 4 (1.10%) NetApp
16 3 (0.83%) AppSense
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