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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 23 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 176 128 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.38% 5.25% 6.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.65% 20.81% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 57 77
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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
556 615 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 25.20% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 265 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Edinburgh +5 86 £390 -2.50% 8
Glasgow -6 55 £325 -5.79% 2
West Lothian +13 7 £370 +1.30% 1
Stirling - 6 £423 -
Aberdeen +10 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
Inverclyde - - - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 138 (41.69%) Linux
2 129 (38.97%) Java
3 114 (34.44%) SQL
4 107 (32.33%) Perl
5 106 (32.02%) Finance
6 101 (30.51%) Oracle
7 97 (29.31%) Banking
8 72 (21.75%) Windows
9 67 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (16.62%) Relational Database
11 52 (15.71%) JavaScript
12 47 (14.20%) OO
13 44 (13.29%) Shell Script
14 39 (11.78%) Spring
14 39 (11.78%) Security Cleared
15 38 (11.48%) XML
16 37 (11.18%) WebSphere
17 36 (10.88%) Solaris
17 36 (10.88%) PL/SQL
17 36 (10.88%) Microsoft
18 35 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 34 (10.27%) IBM
20 33 (9.97%) HP
20 33 (9.97%) JSP
21 32 (9.67%) SC Cleared
22 31 (9.37%) Python
22 31 (9.37%) Red Hat
22 31 (9.37%) RDBMS
22 31 (9.37%) JMS
23 29 (8.76%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (11.18%) WebSphere
2 20 (6.04%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.74%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.23%) JBoss
5 12 (3.63%) Apache
6 7 (2.11%) IIS
7 5 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.91%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.30%) Confluence
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.30%) CICS
11 1 (0.30%) FileNet
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Maple
Business Applications
1 9 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.91%) Maximo
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.30%) FileNet Content Manager
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.76%) SAN
2 21 (6.34%) Firewall
3 14 (4.23%) DNS
4 13 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (3.02%) WAN
7 9 (2.72%) LAN
7 9 (2.72%) Network Security
8 8 (2.42%) DHCP
9 7 (2.11%) NAS
10 5 (1.51%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.51%) LDAP
11 3 (0.91%) VPN
12 2 (0.60%) FTP
12 2 (0.60%) HTTP
12 2 (0.60%) SSH
13 1 (0.30%) DMZ
13 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.30%) SSL
13 1 (0.30%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.62%) Relational Database
2 31 (9.37%) RDBMS
3 29 (8.76%) DB2
4 17 (5.14%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.83%) Big Data
6 11 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.32%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.91%) BODI
11 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.60%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.60%) MySQL
12 1 (0.30%) OLAP
12 1 (0.30%) Informix
12 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (8.16%) Selenium
2 20 (6.04%) CruiseControl
3 8 (2.42%) Maven
3 8 (2.42%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.11%) LoadRunner
4 7 (2.11%) JUnit
4 7 (2.11%) PVCS
4 7 (2.11%) ClearCase
5 6 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.81%) Toad
6 5 (1.51%) Ant
6 5 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.51%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.21%) Gradle
7 4 (1.21%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.91%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.91%) JIRA
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 106 (32.02%) Finance
2 97 (29.31%) Banking
3 12 (3.63%) Front Office
4 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.91%) Retail
5 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (35.65%) Developer
2 54 (16.31%) Analyst
3 51 (15.41%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.76%) Administrator
5 25 (7.55%) UNIX Administrator
6 16 (4.83%) Support Analyst
7 15 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.23%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.23%) Applications Support
8 14 (4.23%) Database Developer
9 13 (3.93%) Architect
9 13 (3.93%) Tester
9 13 (3.93%) Consultant
9 13 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.63%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (3.32%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.02%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.02%) Ab Initio Developer
13 9 (2.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.72%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.78%) Spring
2 38 (11.48%) XML
3 33 (9.97%) JSP
4 31 (9.37%) JMS
5 27 (8.16%) J2EE
6 26 (7.85%) CSS
7 22 (6.65%) Web Services
7 22 (6.65%) GWT
8 21 (6.34%) .NET
8 21 (6.34%) Struts
9 20 (6.04%) XSLT
9 20 (6.04%) JDBC
9 20 (6.04%) iBATIS
9 20 (6.04%) Spring MVC
9 20 (6.04%) Ajax
9 20 (6.04%) Spring Web Flow
10 19 (5.74%) Middleware
11 12 (3.63%) HTML
12 10 (3.02%) WPF
13 9 (2.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.72%) CMDB
3 9 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (2.42%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Open Source
5 7 (2.11%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.81%) Derivative
7 5 (1.51%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.21%) Equities
8 4 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.21%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.21%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.21%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.21%) iSeries
9 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.91%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 138 (41.69%) Linux
2 72 (21.75%) Windows
3 36 (10.88%) Solaris
4 35 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (8.46%) AIX
6 9 (2.72%) HPUX
6 9 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.81%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.60%) Android
11 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) zOS
12 1 (0.30%) Tru64
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.20%) OO
3 26 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (7.25%) Unit Testing
5 23 (6.95%) ITIL
6 20 (6.04%) MVC
6 20 (6.04%) Security Testing
6 20 (6.04%) Web Application Development
7 19 (5.74%) Test Automation
8 17 (5.14%) Information Security
9 16 (4.83%) Data Analysis
10 15 (4.53%) SOA
11 14 (4.23%) ETL
12 13 (3.93%) Performance Testing
13 12 (3.63%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (3.32%) SIEM
14 11 (3.32%) Automated Testing
14 11 (3.32%) Test Scripting
15 10 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (38.97%) Java
2 114 (34.44%) SQL
3 107 (32.33%) Perl
4 52 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 44 (13.29%) Shell Script
6 36 (10.88%) PL/SQL
7 31 (9.37%) Python
8 25 (7.55%) C++
9 18 (5.44%) C#
9 18 (5.44%) VBScript
10 16 (4.83%) PHP
11 13 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.42%) Ruby
12 8 (2.42%) C
13 6 (1.81%) Korn
14 4 (1.21%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.91%) Scala
15 3 (0.91%) JCL
16 2 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 39 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.67%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.25%) Degree
4 9 (2.72%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.72%) CISSP
5 6 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.81%) ISEB
5 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.51%) GCIA
6 5 (1.51%) PMP
6 5 (1.51%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.21%) CISA
8 3 (0.91%) GIAC
8 3 (0.91%) SSCP
8 3 (0.91%) CEH
8 3 (0.91%) CCSP
9 2 (0.60%) CCNP
9 2 (0.60%) CCNA
9 2 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) COBIT
2 4 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.21%) RACF
4 4 (1.21%) KVM
4 4 (1.21%) RHEV
4 4 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.30%) SRDF
7 1 (0.30%) vCloud
7 1 (0.30%) Nmap
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (6.04%) Tivoli
2 15 (4.53%) SCOM
3 7 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.51%) Control-M
5 3 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.91%) SCCM
5 3 (0.91%) SCSM
6 2 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.60%) Ansible
6 2 (0.60%) Puppet
6 2 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.30%) Nessus
7 1 (0.30%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Legato
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 101 (30.51%) Oracle
2 36 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 34 (10.27%) IBM
4 33 (9.97%) HP
5 31 (9.37%) Red Hat
6 27 (8.16%) Sybase
7 20 (6.04%) ArcSight
8 16 (4.83%) BMC
9 14 (4.23%) EMC
9 14 (4.23%) Ab Initio
9 14 (4.23%) VMware
10 12 (3.63%) Citrix
11 9 (2.72%) Informatica
11 9 (2.72%) NetApp
11 9 (2.72%) Veritas
12 8 (2.42%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.51%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.21%) Symantec
14 4 (1.21%) Sun
15 3 (0.91%) Siebel
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