The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 April 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 Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 88 81
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +39.70% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 961 1463 1454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.53% 95.50% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 831 827
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) vRealize
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) ForgeRock
2 2 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (50.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) CA

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Server Building
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (50.00%) ForgeRock
2 2 (50.00%) Sun