Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix Administrator
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 117 113
Rank change year-on-year -16 -4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 3 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.47% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £364 £413 £313
90th Percentile £415 £438 £443
Scotland median daily rate £388 £413 £340
% change year-on-year -6.06% +21.32% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Unix Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Administrator in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) VMware