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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 6 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 14.29% 17.65% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 42.86% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£300 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
UNIX
Scotland

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
22 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 26.19% 41.18% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 3
Average daily rate £300 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 1 May 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -2 11 £300 -25.00% 1
UNIX
Scotland

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) FTP
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Netezza
6 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
6 3 (18.75%) Teradata
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Toad
6 3 (18.75%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) CA
7 2 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) LDAP
7 2 (12.50%) IIS
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) WebSphere

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) FTP
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
2 3 (18.75%) Toad
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Netezza
2 3 (18.75%) Teradata
2 3 (18.75%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) Sun