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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unix 54 99 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.49% 7.30% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.09% 34.86% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 34
Median daily rate £315 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.95% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £387 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £475
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 £39.50 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -26.00%  

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 207 284 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.21% 20.94% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 123 113
Median daily rate £375 £387 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £290 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 24 (30.38%) Windows
3 18 (22.78%) Finance
3 18 (22.78%) Banking
4 16 (20.25%) Java
5 15 (18.99%) Oracle
5 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (16.46%) Python
7 12 (15.19%) SQL
8 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (13.92%) Puppet
9 10 (12.66%) Perl
9 10 (12.66%) Red Hat
9 10 (12.66%) Firewall
9 10 (12.66%) Data Centre
10 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.86%) Degree
11 7 (8.86%) Big Data
11 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (7.59%) High Availability
12 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
12 6 (7.59%) Ansible
12 6 (7.59%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (7.59%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (7.59%) Network Security
12 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
12 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
12 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering

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 5 (6.33%) Apache
1 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.80%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.53%) Confluence
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) JBoss
3 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.53%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.80%) IaaS
2 3 (3.80%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) Network Security
3 5 (6.33%) Internet
3 5 (6.33%) LAN
3 5 (6.33%) WAN
3 5 (6.33%) Wireless
4 4 (5.06%) SAN
5 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 2 (2.53%) SSH
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.27%) BGP
6 1 (1.27%) FTP
6 1 (1.27%) LDAP
6 1 (1.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Big Data
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (5.06%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) GIS
5 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.27%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.27%) DataStage
6 1 (1.27%) DB2
6 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.27%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Maven
2 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.80%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) DbUnit
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (2.53%) JIRA
3 2 (2.53%) JUnit
3 2 (2.53%) Mockito
3 2 (2.53%) Selenium
3 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.27%) Gradle
4 1 (1.27%) ProC
General
1 18 (22.78%) Banking
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Law
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Developer
2 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Administrator
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Splunk Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Switch Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) UAT Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) Java EE
3 4 (5.06%) Spring
4 3 (3.80%) Django
4 3 (3.80%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.80%) RESTful
5 2 (2.53%) Ajax
5 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.53%) JPA
5 2 (2.53%) REST
5 2 (2.53%) Sensu
6 1 (1.27%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.27%) ISPF
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) JSF
6 1 (1.27%) JTA
6 1 (1.27%) LAMP
6 1 (1.27%) NumPy
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.27%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.33%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Clustering
4 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.80%) Replication
6 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.53%) iSeries
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 24 (30.38%) Windows
3 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.06%) AIX
5 3 (3.80%) Solaris
5 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.53%) Android
6 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (7.59%) ETL
2 6 (7.59%) High Availability
2 6 (7.59%) Programme Delivery
2 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
3 5 (6.33%) Change Management
3 5 (6.33%) Network Design
3 5 (6.33%) Scrum
3 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (5.06%) Change Control
4 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (5.06%) Web Development
5 3 (3.80%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (3.80%) Coaching
5 3 (3.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) Java
2 13 (16.46%) Python
3 12 (15.19%) SQL
4 10 (12.66%) Perl
5 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.80%) C
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
8 2 (2.53%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (2.53%) C#
8 2 (2.53%) C++
8 2 (2.53%) Korn
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) JCL
9 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.27%) PROC SQL
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.06%) CCNA
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.80%) CEH
4 3 (3.80%) CISSP
4 3 (3.80%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.27%) APMP
6 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 3 (3.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) GPFS
2 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Docker
3 2 (2.53%) RHEV
3 2 (2.53%) SRDF
3 2 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) Puppet
2 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.59%) Ansible
4 3 (3.80%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (3.80%) vRealize
5 2 (2.53%) Control-M
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.53%) Grafana
5 2 (2.53%) Graphite
5 2 (2.53%) Rundeck
5 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Oracle
2 10 (12.66%) Red Hat
3 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.59%) HP
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) Informatica
5 5 (6.33%) Splunk
6 4 (5.06%) CyberArk
6 4 (5.06%) EMC
7 3 (3.80%) IBM
8 2 (2.53%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.53%) Dell
8 2 (2.53%) Teradata
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas
8 2 (2.53%) VMware
9 1 (1.27%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.27%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.27%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.27%) Symantec
9 1 (1.27%) webMethods