Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 51 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 14 65 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.22% 3.06% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.28% 16.17% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 40
Median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% +8.47%
10th Percentile £366 £368 £238
90th Percentile £534 £583 £525
Scotland median daily rate £418 £503 £400
% change year-on-year -16.92% +25.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -15.38% -

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 114 402 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.04% 18.93% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 185 220
Median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £245 £155 £132
90th Percentile £551 £588 £525
Scotland median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 13
Median hourly rate - £15.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.37% +17.02%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £16.76
% change year-on-year +89.19% +10.38% +2.01%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in Edinburgh

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Unix in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) NetApp
2 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (50.00%) Public Sector
3 6 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 5 (35.71%) REST
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Python
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) High Availability
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) NAS
1 2 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (7.14%) InfluxDB
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Cypress.io
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Postman
1 1 (7.14%) Protractor
1 1 (7.14%) REST Assured
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 7 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) JAX-RS
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Avamar
1 2 (14.29%) StackStorm
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Consul
2 1 (7.14%) Grafana
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) NetApp
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) VMware