Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 98 137
Rank change year-on-year -37 +39 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.28% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -12.24%
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 2,780 1,715 2,905
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.13% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,644 1,047 1,501
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.47 £11.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £41.50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in Edinburgh

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in Edinburgh

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in Edinburgh

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Unix Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (33.33%) Ansible
5 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (33.33%) JBoss
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) PHP
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) MySQL
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (16.67%) EJB

Unix Engineer 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 5 (83.33%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) EJB
2 1 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) JPA
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft