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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 21 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 203 192 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.36% 6.96% 7.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.61% 29.40% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 76 82
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
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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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 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 98 £350 -12.50% 8
Edinburgh +2 62 £360 -1.36% 13
West Lothian +1 19 £330 -12.00% 1
Renfrewshire +9 10 £451 +29.64%
Aberdeen - 8 £438 -
Fife - 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
East Lothian - 4 - -
Stirling 0 1 £465 -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 193 (51.74%) SQL
2 156 (41.82%) Finance
3 129 (34.58%) Oracle
4 117 (31.37%) Linux
5 116 (31.10%) Java
6 91 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (20.64%) Windows
8 76 (20.38%) Banking
9 58 (15.55%) Perl
10 54 (14.48%) Shell Script
11 53 (14.21%) Spring
11 53 (14.21%) Relational Database
12 51 (13.67%) Solaris
13 45 (12.06%) SDLC
14 42 (11.26%) OO
15 41 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (10.72%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (10.72%) Sybase
17 39 (10.46%) JavaScript
18 37 (9.92%) Oracle Database
19 35 (9.38%) PL/SQL
20 34 (9.12%) DB2
20 34 (9.12%) XML
21 30 (8.04%) RDBMS
22 29 (7.77%) Migration
22 29 (7.77%) Data Modelling
22 29 (7.77%) Data Centre
23 28 (7.51%) CSS
24 27 (7.24%) Software Engineering
24 27 (7.24%) Unit Testing

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (6.70%) WebSphere
2 13 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.41%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.88%) CICS
5 6 (1.61%) JBoss
5 6 (1.61%) Confluence
6 5 (1.34%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.07%) Apache
8 3 (0.80%) FileNet
9 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.54%) Node.js
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) PowerExchange
9 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 11 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.14%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.88%) Siemens NX
4 6 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.07%) CATIA
6 3 (0.80%) MS Office
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Teamcenter
2 5 (1.34%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.43%) SAN
2 12 (3.22%) LDAP
2 12 (3.22%) FTP
2 12 (3.22%) Firewall
3 9 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (1.88%) DHCP
4 7 (1.88%) DNS
5 6 (1.61%) SSL
6 5 (1.34%) LAN
6 5 (1.34%) Network Security
6 5 (1.34%) NAS
7 4 (1.07%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.80%) IPv4
8 3 (0.80%) Internet
8 3 (0.80%) HTTP
8 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.54%) SSH
9 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.21%) Relational Database
2 37 (9.92%) Oracle Database
3 34 (9.12%) DB2
4 30 (8.04%) RDBMS
5 23 (6.17%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.49%) PowerCenter
9 9 (2.41%) Sybase ASE
9 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.41%) Sybase IQ
9 9 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.61%) MySQL
11 6 (1.61%) BODI
11 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.61%) MS Access
12 5 (1.34%) Big Data
13 4 (1.07%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 26 (6.97%) JUnit
2 21 (5.63%) Maven
2 21 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.83%) JIRA
4 15 (4.02%) Selenium
5 14 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.22%) Ant
7 11 (2.95%) Subversion
8 10 (2.68%) Hudson
9 9 (2.41%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.41%) ERwin
9 9 (2.41%) CruiseControl
10 8 (2.14%) Gradle
11 5 (1.34%) Toad
12 4 (1.07%) NetBeans
13 3 (0.80%) Xcode
13 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.80%) Appium
13 3 (0.80%) Calabash
13 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 156 (41.82%) Finance
2 76 (20.38%) Banking
3 15 (4.02%) Front Office
4 14 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.49%) Law
6 7 (1.88%) Legal
7 5 (1.34%) Back Office
7 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.80%) Retail
8 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.54%) International Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 111 (29.76%) Developer
2 59 (15.82%) Java Developer
3 54 (14.48%) Analyst
4 38 (10.19%) Administrator
5 30 (8.04%) Architect
6 28 (7.51%) UNIX Administrator
7 25 (6.70%) Test Analyst
8 22 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (4.56%) SQL Developer
10 15 (4.02%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.02%) Applications Support
10 15 (4.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.75%) Consultant
12 12 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (2.95%) Support Team Leader
13 11 (2.95%) Team Leader
14 10 (2.68%) DBA
14 10 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.68%) Application Support Team Leader
15 9 (2.41%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.21%) Spring
2 34 (9.12%) XML
3 28 (7.51%) CSS
4 27 (7.24%) Web Services
4 27 (7.24%) JMS
5 26 (6.97%) HTML
6 23 (6.17%) J2EE
6 23 (6.17%) JSP
7 22 (5.90%) J2SE
8 18 (4.83%) RESTful
9 17 (4.56%) Middleware
10 15 (4.02%) XSLT
11 13 (3.49%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.22%) XSL
12 12 (3.22%) iBATIS
13 11 (2.95%) Ajax
13 11 (2.95%) Struts
14 10 (2.68%) Java EE
15 9 (2.41%) DHTML
15 9 (2.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.83%) Equity Derivative
4 17 (4.56%) Clustering
5 16 (4.29%) Derivative
6 15 (4.02%) Mainframe
7 12 (3.22%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.68%) Data Integration
9 9 (2.41%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.41%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.61%) Statistics
11 5 (1.34%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.34%) DataPower
12 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.07%) Replication
13 3 (0.80%) iSeries
13 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.54%) Physics
14 2 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (31.37%) Linux
2 77 (20.64%) Windows
3 51 (13.67%) Solaris
4 16 (4.29%) AIX
5 14 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.88%) HPUX
8 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.34%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.07%) Android
11 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.80%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.27%) MVS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.06%) SDLC
3 42 (11.26%) OO
4 40 (10.72%) Performance Tuning
5 29 (7.77%) Data Modelling
5 29 (7.77%) Migration
6 27 (7.24%) Software Engineering
6 27 (7.24%) Unit Testing
7 25 (6.70%) OOD
8 23 (6.17%) ETL
9 22 (5.90%) TDD
9 22 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.63%) ITIL
11 20 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (5.09%) Database Tuning
12 19 (5.09%) Data Analysis
13 17 (4.56%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.29%) Scrum
15 14 (3.75%) Change Management
15 14 (3.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 193 (51.74%) SQL
2 116 (31.10%) Java
3 58 (15.55%) Perl
4 54 (14.48%) Shell Script
5 39 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 35 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.09%) C#
8 18 (4.83%) C++
9 13 (3.49%) C
10 12 (3.22%) Python
11 10 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.14%) Tcl
12 8 (2.14%) XPath
13 6 (1.61%) JCL
14 5 (1.34%) VB
14 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.07%) Scala
15 4 (1.07%) VBA
16 3 (0.80%) Jython
17 2 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (3.22%) Degree
2 8 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.88%) ISEB
4 6 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.54%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.54%) CISA
7 2 (0.54%) QiCA
7 2 (0.54%) OCP
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.29%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.41%) QA
3 5 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) FATCA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (4.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (3.49%) Veritas File System
4 11 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (2.41%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.34%) RACF
7 5 (1.34%) SRDF
8 3 (0.80%) vSphere
8 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.54%) NFS
9 2 (0.54%) Samba
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.49%) NetBackup
2 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.61%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.34%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.34%) Puppet
5 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.80%) Control-M
6 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.54%) Netcool
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.27%) Nessus
8 1 (0.27%) Nmap
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Nagios
8 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 129 (34.58%) Oracle
2 40 (10.72%) Sybase
3 27 (7.24%) Veritas
4 22 (5.90%) Informatica
5 20 (5.36%) VMware
6 17 (4.56%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.02%) Microsoft
8 13 (3.49%) HP
9 11 (2.95%) EMC
9 11 (2.95%) CA
10 9 (2.41%) Teradata
10 9 (2.41%) IBM
11 8 (2.14%) webMethods
12 7 (1.88%) Sun
13 6 (1.61%) Netezza
14 5 (1.34%) Citrix
15 4 (1.07%) NetApp
15 4 (1.07%) Cisco
15 4 (1.07%) Remedy
16 3 (0.80%) Perforce
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