Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 16 January 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 31 19
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Unix 176 208 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.72% 5.55% 6.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.84% 23.21% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 90 162
Scotland median daily rate £425 £395 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +7.12% -1.67%
10th Percentile £350 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £464 £463
UK median daily rate £488 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -13.47% -2.70% +18.78%

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 934 896 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.73% 23.90% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 476 568
Scotland median daily rate £390 £333 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.29% -2.21% +3.03%
10th Percentile £155 £153 £174
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 50 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -4.05% +14.48%
10th Percentile £10.73 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £32.85 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Scotland

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Scotland

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Scotland

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Scotland

Unix
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 88 £413 +17.86% 15
Glasgow -14 76 £475 +18.75% 15
Stirling +7 2 £400 -8.57%
Fife - 2 £320 -
Renfrewshire +28 1 - -
Dundee -4 1 £375 - 1
West Lothian -7 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £500 -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 114 (64.77%) Linux
2 70 (39.77%) Java
3 67 (38.07%) Finance
4 65 (36.93%) SQL
5 62 (35.23%) Perl
6 53 (30.11%) Python
7 40 (22.73%) Oracle
7 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (21.02%) DevOps
9 36 (20.45%) SDLC
10 35 (19.89%) Relational Database
11 32 (18.18%) Ansible
12 31 (17.61%) Git (software)
13 30 (17.05%) Windows
14 29 (16.48%) Bash Shell
15 28 (15.91%) Puppet
15 28 (15.91%) Sybase
16 27 (15.34%) Configuration Management
17 26 (14.77%) JavaScript
17 26 (14.77%) Firewall
17 26 (14.77%) Spring
17 26 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (14.20%) Big Data
19 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
20 23 (13.07%) Scrum
21 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
21 22 (12.50%) DB2
21 22 (12.50%) OO
21 22 (12.50%) Banking
21 22 (12.50%) Opscode Chef

Unix
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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.09%) Apache
2 15 (8.52%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 10 (5.68%) JBoss
5 8 (4.55%) IIS
6 7 (3.98%) CICS
7 6 (3.41%) MQSeries
7 6 (3.41%) SAS
7 6 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.70%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.14%) PowerExchange
11 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.55%) IaaS
3 8 (4.55%) PaaS
4 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
6 1 (0.57%) npm
6 1 (0.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.77%) Firewall
2 13 (7.39%) DNS
2 13 (7.39%) SAN
3 11 (6.25%) SSL
4 9 (5.11%) LDAP
5 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.98%) SSH
7 6 (3.41%) HTTP
7 6 (3.41%) Kerberos
8 5 (2.84%) BIG-IP
9 4 (2.27%) Internet
9 4 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.70%) Intranet
11 1 (0.57%) Extranet
11 1 (0.57%) LAN
11 1 (0.57%) SMS
11 1 (0.57%) SNMP
11 1 (0.57%) VoIP
11 1 (0.57%) VPN
11 1 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.89%) Relational Database
2 25 (14.20%) Big Data
3 22 (12.50%) DB2
4 21 (11.93%) RDBMS
5 20 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.25%) PowerCenter
7 9 (5.11%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.11%) Parquet
8 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.55%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.98%) GIS
9 7 (3.98%) QGIS
9 7 (3.98%) SAP BW
9 7 (3.98%) Spatial Data
10 6 (3.41%) Geospatial Data
10 6 (3.41%) MySQL
10 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
11 5 (2.84%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (17.61%) Git (software)
2 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 20 (11.36%) Maven
4 15 (8.52%) JUnit
5 12 (6.82%) Ant
6 11 (6.25%) JIRA
7 8 (4.55%) Gradle
8 7 (3.98%) Hudson
9 6 (3.41%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.14%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.14%) ERwin
10 2 (1.14%) Subversion
11 1 (0.57%) Bower
11 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.57%) DBeaver
11 1 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.57%) JMeter
11 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 67 (38.07%) Finance
2 22 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Law
4 5 (2.84%) Front Office
5 4 (2.27%) Publishing
5 4 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Games
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (28.41%) Developer
2 36 (20.45%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.07%) Architect
3 23 (13.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.39%) Java Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Splunk Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Administrator
7 8 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) DBA
7 8 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (3.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Data Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.41%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.41%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) Spring
2 14 (7.95%) XML
3 13 (7.39%) .NET
3 13 (7.39%) RESTful
4 12 (6.82%) Middleware
4 12 (6.82%) SOAP
5 11 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 11 (6.25%) J2SE
6 10 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.68%) jQuery
6 10 (5.68%) Kafka
6 10 (5.68%) Regular Expression
7 9 (5.11%) Grok
7 9 (5.11%) Java EE
8 7 (3.98%) Ajax
8 7 (3.98%) HTML
8 7 (3.98%) JMS
8 7 (3.98%) JSON
8 7 (3.98%) PostGIS
8 7 (3.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.25%) PKI
5 7 (3.98%) DataPower
6 5 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.84%) Replication
7 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.14%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Equities
9 2 (1.14%) RIA
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.57%) Derivative
10 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 114 (64.77%) Linux
2 30 (17.05%) Windows
3 21 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (7.39%) Solaris
5 12 (6.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.55%) zOS
7 4 (2.27%) AIX
8 3 (1.70%) DC/OS
9 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.57%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
10 1 (0.57%) HPUX
10 1 (0.57%) NetWare
10 1 (0.57%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.57%) SUSE
10 1 (0.57%) Tru64
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.02%) DevOps
3 36 (20.45%) SDLC
4 27 (15.34%) Configuration Management
5 23 (13.07%) Scrum
6 22 (12.50%) OO
7 20 (11.36%) ETL
8 15 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (7.95%) OOD
9 14 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (7.39%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (6.82%) Data Modelling
11 12 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
12 11 (6.25%) Content Management
12 11 (6.25%) ITIL
12 11 (6.25%) Microservices
13 10 (5.68%) Data Transformation
13 10 (5.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.77%) Java
2 65 (36.93%) SQL
3 62 (35.23%) Perl
4 53 (30.11%) Python
5 29 (16.48%) Bash Shell
6 26 (14.77%) JavaScript
7 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 18 (10.23%) Ruby
9 7 (3.98%) C++
10 6 (3.41%) Assembly Language
10 6 (3.41%) CLIST
10 6 (3.41%) JCL
10 6 (3.41%) REXX
10 6 (3.41%) Scala
11 5 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.27%) C#
12 4 (2.27%) Korn
12 4 (2.27%) PHP
13 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (6.25%) CEH
1 11 (6.25%) CISSP
1 11 (6.25%) SANS
2 3 (1.70%) Degree
3 2 (1.14%) CISM
3 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.14%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.23%) QA
2 5 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) BS7666
5 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) Docker
2 6 (3.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (3.41%) RACF
2 6 (3.41%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.70%) vSphere
4 3 (1.70%) Xen
4 3 (1.70%) XenServer
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.57%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.57%) Postfix
6 1 (0.57%) RHEV
6 1 (0.57%) Samba
6 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (18.18%) Ansible
2 28 (15.91%) Puppet
3 22 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.41%) zSecure
5 5 (2.84%) Cobbler
5 5 (2.84%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Brooklyn
6 3 (1.70%) Control-M
6 3 (1.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.70%) Marathon
6 3 (1.70%) Mesos
6 3 (1.70%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (22.73%) Oracle
2 28 (15.91%) Sybase
3 19 (10.80%) Red Hat
4 17 (9.66%) IBM
5 13 (7.39%) Informatica
5 13 (7.39%) SAP
6 12 (6.82%) Splunk
7 11 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.25%) Perforce
8 9 (5.11%) CA
9 7 (3.98%) EMC
9 7 (3.98%) F5
10 6 (3.41%) VMware
11 5 (2.84%) Adobe
11 5 (2.84%) Citrix
12 4 (2.27%) Imperva
13 3 (1.70%) EnterpriseDB
13 3 (1.70%) Remedy
13 3 (1.70%) Veritas
14 2 (1.14%) NetApp