Period
to 15 February 2019

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 6 months to 15 February 2019 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
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 53 50
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3 -25
Contract jobs citing Unix 152 101 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.86% 3.38% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.40% 19.02% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 64 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -18.24%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £273
90th Percentile £575 £546 £478
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £16.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.80% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £16.68 -
% change year-on-year +154.80% - -

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 484 531 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.65% 17.76% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 311 165
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £142 £225 £131
90th Percentile £575 £575 £508
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 15
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.25 £16.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -15.38% +27.87%
10th Percentile £11.04 £13.00 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.50 £21.00 £52.10
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
% change year-on-year +3.80% -2.26% +4.55%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unix.

1 53 (34.87%) Linux
2 52 (34.21%) Banking
3 50 (32.89%) Finance
4 48 (31.58%) Oracle
5 43 (28.29%) Solaris
6 41 (26.97%) SQL
7 35 (23.03%) Migration
8 34 (22.37%) ETL
9 29 (19.08%) Windows
10 28 (18.42%) Shell Script
11 26 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (16.45%) Java
13 24 (15.79%) Ab Initio
14 22 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (14.47%) Red Hat
14 22 (14.47%) DevOps
15 21 (13.82%) Law
15 21 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (13.82%) Data Integration
16 19 (12.50%) Change Control
17 18 (11.84%) Sun
18 17 (11.18%) IBM
18 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
18 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (11.18%) Ansible
19 15 (9.87%) Oracle Database
19 15 (9.87%) Teradata
20 14 (9.21%) Retail

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 12 (7.89%) Apache
2 9 (5.92%) IIS
3 7 (4.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.29%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.63%) Confluence
5 4 (2.63%) JBoss
6 3 (1.97%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.97%) WildFly
7 2 (1.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.66%) CICS
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.89%) IaaS
2 12 (7.89%) PaaS
3 11 (7.24%) SaaS
4 10 (6.58%) OpenShift
5 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.61%) Datadog
8 4 (2.63%) GitHub
9 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.32%) npm
9 2 (1.32%) Yarn
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) Firewall
2 6 (3.95%) SAN
3 3 (1.97%) HTTP
4 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.66%) DNS
5 1 (0.66%) Extranet
5 1 (0.66%) Internet
5 1 (0.66%) Intranet
5 1 (0.66%) Network Security
5 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.87%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.89%) OLAP
5 7 (4.61%) Big Data
5 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.63%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.97%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.32%) DataStage
9 2 (1.32%) DB2
9 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.92%) Maven
1 9 (5.92%) TeamCity
2 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.61%) Artifactory
3 7 (4.61%) IBM UrbanCode
3 7 (4.61%) JUnit
3 7 (4.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.95%) Selenium
4 6 (3.95%) Zephyr
5 5 (3.29%) JIRA
6 3 (1.97%) ERwin
6 3 (1.97%) Subversion
7 2 (1.32%) Hudson
7 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.66%) Gradle
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
General
1 52 (34.21%) Banking
2 50 (32.89%) Finance
3 21 (13.82%) Law
4 14 (9.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Front Office
6 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.03%) Developer
2 27 (17.76%) Administrator
3 22 (14.47%) Ab Initio Developer
4 17 (11.18%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.55%) Unix Administrator
6 12 (7.89%) Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Consultant
8 8 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
8 8 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.61%) Architect
9 7 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Virtualisation Administrator
10 6 (3.95%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) DBA
11 5 (3.29%) Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Platform Engineer
12 4 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.89%) XML
2 11 (7.24%) Spring
3 9 (5.92%) Hibernate
4 8 (5.26%) HTML
4 8 (5.26%) Java EE
4 8 (5.26%) JSP
5 7 (4.61%) .NET
6 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.95%) JSTL
6 6 (3.95%) Servlets
6 6 (3.95%) Web Services
7 5 (3.29%) Middleware
7 5 (3.29%) Node.js
8 4 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (2.63%) HTML5
9 3 (1.97%) CSS
9 3 (1.97%) LDAP
9 3 (1.97%) OSGi
10 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.63%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.97%) PKI
3 3 (1.97%) Replication
4 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.32%) Equities
4 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.66%) iSeries
5 1 (0.66%) LPAR
5 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.66%) Tandem
5 1 (0.66%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.87%) Linux
2 43 (28.29%) Solaris
3 29 (19.08%) Windows
4 22 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (9.21%) AIX
6 9 (5.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.61%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.29%) HPUX
9 2 (1.32%) CentOS
9 2 (1.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.03%) Migration
2 34 (22.37%) ETL
3 26 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.47%) DevOps
5 21 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (13.82%) Data Integration
6 19 (12.50%) Change Control
7 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.21%) Metadata Management
8 14 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (8.55%) Kanban
9 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.89%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (5.92%) ETL Development
12 9 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (5.26%) Change Management
13 8 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (5.26%) ITIL
14 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 28 (18.42%) Shell Script
3 25 (16.45%) Java
4 14 (9.21%) Python
5 12 (7.89%) Perl
6 11 (7.24%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.95%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.97%) Scala
10 2 (1.32%) C#
10 2 (1.32%) ES6
10 2 (1.32%) Java 8
10 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.66%) COBOL
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (1.97%) AWS Certification
1 3 (1.97%) CISSP
1 3 (1.97%) Degree
1 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.21%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) SEPA
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) Docker
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (1.32%) NFS
5 1 (0.66%) Firmware
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (11.18%) Ansible
2 10 (6.58%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.92%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
4 8 (5.26%) PowerCLI
4 8 (5.26%) Puppet
5 7 (4.61%) Nagios
6 4 (2.63%) Consul
6 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.63%) Prometheus
6 4 (2.63%) Terraform
7 3 (1.97%) Control-M
7 3 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.66%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (31.58%) Oracle
2 24 (15.79%) Ab Initio
3 22 (14.47%) Red Hat
4 18 (11.84%) Sun
5 17 (11.18%) IBM
6 15 (9.87%) Teradata
7 12 (7.89%) HP
8 10 (6.58%) Dell
8 10 (6.58%) Informatica
8 10 (6.58%) Splunk
9 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (3.95%) AppDynamics
10 6 (3.95%) Micro Focus
10 6 (3.95%) New Relic
10 6 (3.95%) Veritas
11 5 (3.29%) Google
12 4 (2.63%) Cisco
12 4 (2.63%) F5
12 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.63%) Verint