The median contractor rate for a Unix Consultant was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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 Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 127 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Consultant 3 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.16% 0.74% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £395 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.49% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1809 2760 2890
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.76% 93.15% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1532 1552
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 59 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Unix Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Unix Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Consultant in Scotland

Unix Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Consultant in Scotland

Unix Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 3 £395 +3.94%
Unix Consultant
UK

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, Unix Consultant 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 Scotland region featuring Unix Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) SELinux
4 1 (25.00%) Tripwire
4 1 (25.00%) Squid
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Squid
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) SELinux
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Tripwire