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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 21 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 167 165 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.64% 6.22% 6.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.63% 29.10% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 83 65
Average daily rate £375 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
528 567 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.99% 21.38% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 298 238
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £110 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.75 £23.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 82 £363 -3.33% 9
Glasgow +6 46 £363 +5.37% 8
Renfrewshire +9 19 £405 -7.42%
Aberdeen +7 5 - -
West Lothian 0 4 £375 +15.38%
Stirling +2 3 £375 -11.24%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 147 (39.41%) Linux
2 146 (39.14%) Finance
3 116 (31.10%) Oracle
4 101 (27.08%) Java
5 89 (23.86%) Banking
6 85 (22.79%) Windows
7 82 (21.98%) SQL
8 71 (19.03%) Migration
9 59 (15.82%) Solaris
9 59 (15.82%) Data Centre
10 55 (14.75%) IBM
11 53 (14.21%) AIX
12 49 (13.14%) Shell Script
13 46 (12.33%) Microsoft
14 42 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (10.72%) HP
15 40 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (10.19%) Oracle Database
17 37 (9.92%) Web Services
18 34 (9.12%) SAN
19 32 (8.58%) Red Hat
19 32 (8.58%) Law
20 31 (8.31%) Veritas
20 31 (8.31%) Perl
21 28 (7.51%) Clustering
21 28 (7.51%) Security Cleared
22 27 (7.24%) Software Testing
23 26 (6.97%) LDAP
23 26 (6.97%) WebSphere
23 26 (6.97%) SC Cleared

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 26 (6.97%) WebSphere
2 25 (6.70%) Apache
3 22 (5.90%) JBoss
4 16 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.02%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.95%) IIS
6 11 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (2.41%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 7 (1.88%) CICS
8 7 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (1.88%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.88%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (1.61%) Confluence
10 4 (1.07%) ArcGIS
10 4 (1.07%) PowerExchange
11 3 (0.80%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.54%) nginx
12 2 (0.54%) Node.js
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.07%) PaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.12%) SAN
2 26 (6.97%) LDAP
3 21 (5.63%) HTTPS
3 21 (5.63%) SSL
4 16 (4.29%) Network Security
4 16 (4.29%) SNMP
4 16 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.02%) HTTP
6 13 (3.49%) Firewall
7 12 (3.22%) FTP
8 11 (2.95%) LAN
8 11 (2.95%) NAS
8 11 (2.95%) WAN
9 10 (2.68%) DNS
10 8 (2.14%) WinSCP
11 7 (1.88%) DHCP
11 7 (1.88%) Internet
11 7 (1.88%) IPsec
12 5 (1.34%) VLAN
13 3 (0.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.19%) Oracle Database
2 20 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.49%) DB2
4 12 (3.22%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.14%) PowerCenter
7 7 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.61%) MySQL
9 4 (1.07%) QGIS
10 3 (0.80%) BODI
10 3 (0.80%) MS Access
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.09%) JIRA
2 15 (4.02%) ClearCase
3 14 (3.75%) Subversion
4 12 (3.22%) Selenium
5 11 (2.95%) Firebug
5 11 (2.95%) SoapUI
6 10 (2.68%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.14%) XMLSpy
8 7 (1.88%) JUnit
8 7 (1.88%) Maven
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.07%) Gradle
11 3 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.80%) Log4j
11 3 (0.80%) Mockito
11 3 (0.80%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.54%) Ant
12 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
General
1 146 (39.14%) Finance
2 89 (23.86%) Banking
3 32 (8.58%) Law
4 10 (2.68%) Retail
5 7 (1.88%) Legal
6 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (11.80%) Administrator
2 43 (11.53%) Consultant
3 41 (10.99%) Developer
4 40 (10.72%) Analyst
5 35 (9.38%) Unix Administrator
6 27 (7.24%) Architect
7 25 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (6.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.29%) Solaris Administrator
9 16 (4.29%) Unix Engineer
10 15 (4.02%) Test Analyst
11 14 (3.75%) SIEM Engineer
11 14 (3.75%) Splunk Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Applications Support
13 12 (3.22%) DBA
13 12 (3.22%) Unix Consultant
14 11 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.95%) Oracle DBA
14 11 (2.95%) Storage Consultant
15 10 (2.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.92%) Web Services
2 21 (5.63%) .NET
3 18 (4.83%) Java EE
4 15 (4.02%) Middleware
5 13 (3.49%) REST
6 12 (3.22%) J2EE
7 11 (2.95%) JMS
7 11 (2.95%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 11 (2.95%) XML
8 10 (2.68%) SOAP
9 9 (2.41%) Spring
10 8 (2.14%) JSON
11 7 (1.88%) EDI
11 7 (1.88%) Servlets
11 7 (1.88%) WSDL
11 7 (1.88%) XSD
11 7 (1.88%) XSL
11 7 (1.88%) XSLT
12 6 (1.61%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.51%) Clustering
3 26 (6.97%) DataPower
4 24 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.75%) Taxonomies
6 13 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.49%) Mainframe
6 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.68%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.61%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.61%) HACMP
8 6 (1.61%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.34%) IBM XIV
10 4 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.07%) Life Science
10 4 (1.07%) Replication
10 4 (1.07%) VSAM
11 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.80%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 147 (39.41%) Linux
2 85 (22.79%) Windows
3 59 (15.82%) Solaris
4 53 (14.21%) AIX
5 42 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.75%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.41%) HPUX
8 6 (1.61%) zOS
9 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.80%) MVS
11 2 (0.54%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.27%) Fedora
12 1 (0.27%) Tru64
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.03%) Migration
2 40 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (7.24%) Software Testing
4 20 (5.36%) Change Management
4 20 (5.36%) DevOps
5 19 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (5.09%) SOA
6 18 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (4.56%) Kanban
7 17 (4.56%) Scrum
7 17 (4.56%) SDLC
8 16 (4.29%) Identity Access Management
8 16 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (4.02%) ITIL
9 15 (4.02%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.75%) Change Control
10 14 (3.75%) SIEM
10 14 (3.75%) Threat Modelling
11 13 (3.49%) ETL
12 12 (3.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.08%) Java
2 82 (21.98%) SQL
3 49 (13.14%) Shell Script
4 31 (8.31%) Perl
5 21 (5.63%) Python
6 15 (4.02%) C#
6 15 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 14 (3.75%) Ruby
8 13 (3.49%) C++
9 11 (2.95%) C
10 8 (2.14%) VB
11 6 (1.61%) Korn
11 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.34%) AWK
13 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.07%) Clojure
14 3 (0.80%) JCL
14 3 (0.80%) sed
15 2 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.09%) CISSP
4 14 (3.75%) CISMP
5 8 (2.14%) Degree
6 6 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.61%) PhD
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.07%) MCITP
7 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CCNP
9 2 (0.54%) OCP
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.14%) SEPA
3 7 (1.88%) HL7
4 6 (1.61%) QA
4 6 (1.61%) SLA
5 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (6.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (4.83%) Veritas File System
2 18 (4.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 14 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 6 (1.61%) GPFS
5 6 (1.61%) RACF
6 5 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.07%) SRDF
7 4 (1.07%) Xen
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.80%) Samba
9 2 (0.54%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.54%) Docker
10 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.27%) HDFS
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (5.36%) Tivoli
2 14 (3.75%) QRadar
3 12 (3.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 8 (2.14%) Ansible
4 8 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.88%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.88%) Puppet
6 6 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (1.34%) Netcool
7 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (1.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.80%) Legato
9 3 (0.80%) Simpana
10 2 (0.54%) TADDM
Vendors
1 116 (31.10%) Oracle
2 55 (14.75%) IBM
3 46 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 40 (10.72%) HP
5 32 (8.58%) Red Hat
6 31 (8.31%) Veritas
7 17 (4.56%) CA
8 16 (4.29%) BMC
8 16 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 16 (4.29%) VMware
9 15 (4.02%) Citrix
10 14 (3.75%) Splunk
11 13 (3.49%) EMC
12 11 (2.95%) Sybase
13 8 (2.14%) Informatica
13 8 (2.14%) Remedy
14 7 (1.88%) Cisco
15 5 (1.34%) NetApp
16 4 (1.07%) ESRI
17 3 (0.80%) Teradata
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