The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian 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 8 21 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 11.86% 5.81% 12.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.85% 14.71% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate
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£370 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -2.60%
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 West Lothian region.

Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 22.03% 39.53% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Average daily rate £325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £171 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £380 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the West Lothian region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the West Lothian region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) VBScript
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (15.38%) Fiddler
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Netezza
7 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) NAS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Fiddler
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Netezza