The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Lothian region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 21.05% 11.27% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 26.67% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 34.21% 42.25% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 6
Average daily rate £365 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
Scotland

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 25 July 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
Livingston +2 7 £375 -1.31%
Linlithgow - 1 - - 2
UNIX
Scotland

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 10 (55.56%) VBScript
3 10 (55.56%) HP
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
5 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Wireshark
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) IBM
8 2 (11.11%) OpenView
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) Apache
8 2 (11.11%) SNMP
8 2 (11.11%) HTML
8 2 (11.11%) Perl
8 2 (11.11%) PHP
8 2 (11.11%) MySQL
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) CSS
8 2 (11.11%) AWK
8 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (11.11%) Nagios
8 2 (11.11%) Middleware
8 2 (11.11%) Open Source
8 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 2 (11.11%) Cacti

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Wireshark
2 2 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) VBScript
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) AWK
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) OpenView
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Cacti
1 2 (11.11%) Opsview
2 1 (5.56%) Munin
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle