The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 19 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Unix 266 164 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.23% 5.58% 7.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.42% 29.08% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 88 104
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.61% +8.33%
Unix
UK

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
796 564 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.61% 19.19% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 279 346
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 47 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 102 £438 +10.75% 8
Glasgow +5 90 £400 +14.28% 16
Renfrewshire -3 40 £330 -26.90% 1
Stirling +13 10 £463 -0.10%
West Lothian -2 1 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 237 (54.61%) Linux
2 162 (37.33%) Finance
3 120 (27.65%) Java
3 120 (27.65%) Oracle
4 114 (26.27%) Solaris
5 108 (24.88%) Windows
6 102 (23.50%) Migration
7 101 (23.27%) SQL
8 81 (18.66%) Banking
9 78 (17.97%) Perl
10 77 (17.74%) Data Centre
11 72 (16.59%) AIX
12 69 (15.90%) SAN
13 68 (15.67%) HP
14 65 (14.98%) Microsoft
15 63 (14.52%) Veritas
15 63 (14.52%) Security Cleared
16 62 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 62 (14.29%) IBM
17 60 (13.82%) Law
18 59 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 58 (13.36%) SC Cleared
20 57 (13.13%) Clustering
21 53 (12.21%) Red Hat
22 46 (10.60%) Shell Script
23 45 (10.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
24 44 (10.14%) DB2
25 43 (9.91%) Oracle Database
26 42 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
26 42 (9.68%) Change Management

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (8.76%) Apache
2 36 (8.29%) WebSphere
3 21 (4.84%) JBoss
4 20 (4.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
6 13 (3.00%) MQSeries
7 11 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.30%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.07%) WebSphere Portal
10 8 (1.84%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 7 (1.61%) CICS
11 7 (1.61%) IIS
11 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.15%) ArcGIS
12 5 (1.15%) Confluence
12 5 (1.15%) nginx
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.92%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Global One
2 4 (0.92%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.46%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.92%) Office 365
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.90%) SAN
2 29 (6.68%) Firewall
3 26 (5.99%) HTTP
4 25 (5.76%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.30%) DNS
6 22 (5.07%) WAN
7 21 (4.84%) LDAP
8 19 (4.38%) SSL
9 18 (4.15%) FTP
10 15 (3.46%) HTTPS
11 12 (2.76%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.30%) LAN
13 9 (2.07%) Network Security
13 9 (2.07%) SSH
14 8 (1.84%) DHCP
14 8 (1.84%) WinSCP
15 5 (1.15%) Internet
15 5 (1.15%) NAS
15 5 (1.15%) SMTP
15 5 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.14%) DB2
2 43 (9.91%) Oracle Database
3 35 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.68%) RDBMS
5 17 (3.92%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.00%) MySQL
7 12 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.07%) Big Data
8 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.84%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.15%) QGIS
11 5 (1.15%) UniData
12 4 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.99%) JUnit
2 24 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.00%) Subversion
5 10 (2.30%) ClearCase
5 10 (2.30%) JIRA
6 8 (1.84%) ERwin
6 8 (1.84%) XMLSpy
7 7 (1.61%) Hudson
7 7 (1.61%) Maven
8 6 (1.38%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.15%) Firebug
9 5 (1.15%) Selenium
10 4 (0.92%) Build Forge
10 4 (0.92%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.92%) Introscope
10 4 (0.92%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.69%) Flyway
11 3 (0.69%) Mockito
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 162 (37.33%) Finance
2 81 (18.66%) Banking
3 60 (13.82%) Law
4 17 (3.92%) Front Office
5 15 (3.46%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.53%) Legal
7 9 (2.07%) Billing
8 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.15%) Retail
11 4 (0.92%) Back Office
11 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.46%) International Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (17.74%) Developer
2 65 (14.98%) Consultant
3 54 (12.44%) Administrator
4 43 (9.91%) Unix Administrator
5 31 (7.14%) Analyst
5 31 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 31 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
6 29 (6.68%) Java Developer
6 29 (6.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 22 (5.07%) Architect
8 20 (4.61%) Storage Engineer
9 19 (4.38%) Solaris Consultant
9 19 (4.38%) Unix Engineer
10 17 (3.92%) Solaris Administrator
11 14 (3.23%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.00%) Project Manager
13 11 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (2.53%) Solaris Systems Administrator
13 11 (2.53%) Storage Consultant
13 11 (2.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.06%) Web Services
2 29 (6.68%) Spring
3 28 (6.45%) JMS
4 26 (5.99%) Middleware
5 25 (5.76%) J2SE
6 22 (5.07%) .NET
6 22 (5.07%) HTML
7 16 (3.69%) Java EE
7 16 (3.69%) XML
8 12 (2.76%) Hibernate
9 11 (2.53%) CSS
9 11 (2.53%) REST
10 10 (2.30%) J2EE
11 9 (2.07%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.07%) JSON
11 9 (2.07%) SOAP
11 9 (2.07%) WSDL
11 9 (2.07%) XSD
11 9 (2.07%) XSLT
12 8 (1.84%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 57 (13.13%) Clustering
3 35 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.76%) Mainframe
5 19 (4.38%) DataPower
6 16 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.69%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.00%) Equities
7 13 (3.00%) Replication
7 13 (3.00%) Visualisation
8 12 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
9 11 (2.53%) PKI
10 8 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.84%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.15%) Derivative
14 4 (0.92%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.92%) Life Science
14 4 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 237 (54.61%) Linux
2 114 (26.27%) Solaris
3 108 (24.88%) Windows
4 72 (16.59%) AIX
5 59 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (5.07%) HPUX
7 17 (3.92%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.61%) zOS
9 6 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.15%) Debian
10 5 (1.15%) OS/390
10 5 (1.15%) SUSE
11 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (23.50%) Migration
2 62 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (9.68%) Change Management
4 38 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
4 38 (8.76%) SDLC
5 34 (7.83%) OO
6 32 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (7.14%) OOD
8 29 (6.68%) ITIL
9 27 (6.22%) DevOps
10 26 (5.99%) Software Engineering
11 25 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (5.53%) Change Control
12 24 (5.53%) Unit Testing
13 22 (5.07%) SOA
14 21 (4.84%) Mentoring
15 20 (4.61%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.61%) ETL
16 18 (4.15%) TOGAF
17 17 (3.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 120 (27.65%) Java
2 101 (23.27%) SQL
3 78 (17.97%) Perl
4 46 (10.60%) Shell Script
5 33 (7.60%) Python
6 28 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 25 (5.76%) Bash Shell
8 20 (4.61%) C++
8 20 (4.61%) Korn
9 18 (4.15%) Ruby
10 17 (3.92%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.69%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.00%) C-shell
13 12 (2.76%) PHP
14 9 (2.07%) C
15 7 (1.61%) VBA
16 6 (1.38%) C#
16 6 (1.38%) VB
17 5 (1.15%) Clojure
17 5 (1.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 63 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.38%) Degree
4 13 (3.00%) CISSP
5 10 (2.30%) ISEB
5 10 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.07%) MCITP
6 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.38%) PhD
9 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.92%) CISMP
10 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.69%) PMP
11 2 (0.46%) CCNA
11 2 (0.46%) CISM
11 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.46%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.84%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.84%) HL7
2 8 (1.84%) SEPA
3 6 (1.38%) SLA
4 5 (1.15%) QA
5 2 (0.46%) COBIT
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (10.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 42 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 40 (9.22%) Veritas File System
4 29 (6.68%) Active Directory
5 25 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (3.23%) vSphere
7 13 (3.00%) Samba
8 8 (1.84%) RACF
9 7 (1.61%) SRDF
10 6 (1.38%) Docker
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.46%) RHEV
12 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.46%) Xen
13 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.23%) KVM
13 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.53%) Ansible
2 10 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.30%) Nagios
3 9 (2.07%) NetBackup
3 9 (2.07%) Puppet
3 9 (2.07%) Tivoli
4 8 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (1.84%) TADDM
5 7 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.92%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.92%) QRadar
7 3 (0.69%) Cacti
7 3 (0.69%) Control-M
7 3 (0.69%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.69%) Munin
7 3 (0.69%) SCCM
7 3 (0.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 120 (27.65%) Oracle
2 68 (15.67%) HP
3 65 (14.98%) Microsoft
4 63 (14.52%) Veritas
5 62 (14.29%) IBM
6 53 (12.21%) Red Hat
7 33 (7.60%) Sybase
8 32 (7.37%) VMware
9 25 (5.76%) Citrix
9 25 (5.76%) EMC
10 22 (5.07%) CA
11 16 (3.69%) Cisco
12 12 (2.76%) Informatica
13 9 (2.07%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.84%) Remedy
15 7 (1.61%) Sun
16 6 (1.38%) Splunk
16 6 (1.38%) SunGard
16 6 (1.38%) Teradata
17 4 (0.92%) Fujitsu
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