The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -24 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 25 103 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.75% 6.78% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.79% 35.27% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 36
Median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £506 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 169 292 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.61% 19.22% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 140 113
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unix.

1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Linux
3 16 (30.77%) Banking
4 14 (26.92%) SQL
5 12 (23.08%) Java
6 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
7 10 (19.23%) Oracle
7 10 (19.23%) Python
7 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (19.23%) Finance
7 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
8 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 7 (13.46%) Perl
9 7 (13.46%) Change Control
9 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
9 7 (13.46%) QA
10 6 (11.54%) iSeries
10 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
10 6 (11.54%) Puppet
10 6 (11.54%) Big Data
10 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.54%) zOS
10 6 (11.54%) Middleware
11 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
11 5 (9.62%) IBM
11 5 (9.62%) .NET
11 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
11 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (9.62%) Degree

Unix
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 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.69%) IaaS
2 3 (5.77%) PaaS
3 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) LDAP
2 3 (5.77%) SAN
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) FTP
3 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (3.85%) TACACS
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.54%) Big Data
3 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.85%) CouchDB
6 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.85%) Redis
6 2 (3.85%) Riak
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) DataStage
7 1 (1.92%) DB2
7 1 (1.92%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Maven
2 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.85%) DbUnit
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) Gradle
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) JUnit
2 2 (3.85%) Mockito
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 16 (30.77%) Banking
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Law
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (13.46%) Analyst
1 7 (13.46%) Developer
2 4 (7.69%) Administrator
2 4 (7.69%) Designer
2 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (5.77%) Architect
3 3 (5.77%) Consultant
3 3 (5.77%) Database Designer
3 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Project Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Security Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
4 2 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Middleware
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) ISPF
3 2 (3.85%) Java EE
3 2 (3.85%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
3 2 (3.85%) Spring
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) iSeries
3 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.69%) Tandem
5 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 2 (3.85%) Social Media
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) zOS
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.85%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) AIX
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) Change Control
3 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.69%) CRM
5 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.77%) Analytics
6 3 (5.77%) Automation Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (5.77%) Coaching
6 3 (5.77%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Data Analytics
6 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.77%) DevOps
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum
6 3 (5.77%) Server Building
6 3 (5.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) Java
3 10 (19.23%) Python
4 7 (13.46%) Perl
5 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 2 (3.85%) JCL
8 2 (3.85%) VBScript
9 1 (1.92%) Korn
9 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) CEH
2 3 (5.77%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) SRDF
2 3 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.85%) RACF
3 2 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Puppet
2 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.69%) Ansible
4 3 (5.77%) vRealize
5 2 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) IBM
5 4 (7.69%) CyberArk
5 4 (7.69%) VMware
6 3 (5.77%) EMC
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Splunk
6 3 (5.77%) Veritas
7 2 (3.85%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.85%) Axway
7 2 (3.85%) CA
7 2 (3.85%) FireEye
7 2 (3.85%) ForgeRock
7 2 (3.85%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.85%) Sun
7 2 (3.85%) Twitter
8 1 (1.92%) Planview