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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
UK / Scotland
Rank 27 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 96 175 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.61% 6.78% 5.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.37% 29.91% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 79 79
Median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £298 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 394 585 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.03% 22.67% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 322 290
Median daily rate £390 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £206 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -31.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Scotland

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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 +16 59 £400 +14.28% 9
Edinburgh -22 27 £325 -22.61% 9
Aberdeen 0 2 - -
Stirling +7 1 £475 +26.66%
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
West Lothian -5 1 - -
Renfrewshire -10 1 £340 -16.04%
Fife - 1 £320 -
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 81 (43.09%) Linux
2 74 (39.36%) SQL
3 62 (32.98%) Java
4 53 (28.19%) Oracle
5 51 (27.13%) Finance
6 45 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (22.87%) Relational Database
8 41 (21.81%) Perl
9 40 (21.28%) Windows
10 32 (17.02%) AIX
10 32 (17.02%) Shell Script
10 32 (17.02%) VMware
11 31 (16.49%) Banking
12 30 (15.96%) IBM
13 27 (14.36%) Red Hat
13 27 (14.36%) Oracle Database
14 24 (12.77%) RDBMS
14 24 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (12.23%) OO
15 23 (12.23%) XML
16 21 (11.17%) PL/SQL
16 21 (11.17%) Solaris
16 21 (11.17%) Bash Shell
17 20 (10.64%) Firewall
18 19 (10.11%) Python
19 18 (9.57%) TCP/IP
19 18 (9.57%) Spring
20 16 (8.51%) EMC
20 16 (8.51%) OOA/OOD

Unix
Top Related 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 8 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.66%) Apache
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.13%) CICS
3 4 (2.13%) JBoss
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (2.13%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.06%) IIS
5 2 (1.06%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.53%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.60%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.60%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.53%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.13%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) GitHub
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.64%) Firewall
2 18 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.91%) Internet
4 12 (6.38%) Network Security
5 9 (4.79%) SAN
6 8 (4.26%) LDAP
6 8 (4.26%) SSL
7 6 (3.19%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.13%) DNS
9 2 (1.06%) FTP
9 2 (1.06%) HTTP
9 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.06%) TACACS
9 2 (1.06%) VoIP
9 2 (1.06%) WAN
10 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.53%) DHCP
10 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.87%) Relational Database
2 27 (14.36%) Oracle Database
3 24 (12.77%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.51%) DB2
5 8 (4.26%) Big Data
6 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.13%) KDB
8 4 (2.13%) Kdb+
8 4 (2.13%) MySQL
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.06%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.06%) Redis
10 2 (1.06%) Riak
Development Applications
1 13 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.85%) Maven
4 10 (5.32%) Gradle
4 10 (5.32%) Hudson
5 9 (4.79%) JUnit
6 8 (4.26%) Ant
7 4 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.13%) Selenium
8 3 (1.60%) Concordion
8 3 (1.60%) JBehave
8 3 (1.60%) JIRA
9 2 (1.06%) DbUnit
9 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.06%) Mockito
9 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.53%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 51 (27.13%) Finance
2 31 (16.49%) Banking
3 12 (6.38%) Law
4 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.66%) Billing
6 4 (2.13%) Retail
7 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (23.94%) Developer
2 26 (13.83%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.17%) Administrator
4 16 (8.51%) Analyst
5 15 (7.98%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (7.98%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (7.98%) Unix Engineer
6 13 (6.91%) Designer
7 10 (5.32%) AIX Engineer
7 10 (5.32%) Database Designer
8 9 (4.79%) Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) DBA
9 7 (3.72%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.72%) Unix Specialist
9 7 (3.72%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.19%) Architect
10 6 (3.19%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (3.19%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.66%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.23%) XML
2 18 (9.57%) Spring
3 13 (6.91%) Middleware
4 12 (6.38%) SOAP
5 9 (4.79%) JSON
6 7 (3.72%) JMS
7 6 (3.19%) J2EE
7 6 (3.19%) Protocol Buffers
7 6 (3.19%) Web Services
8 5 (2.66%) .NET
8 5 (2.66%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.66%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 4 (2.13%) HTML
9 4 (2.13%) J2SE
9 4 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (2.13%) XSLT
10 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.60%) ISPF
10 3 (1.60%) Itk
10 3 (1.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.72%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.19%) DataPower
4 6 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.19%) iSeries
4 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.19%) Replication
5 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.13%) Clustering
6 4 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.13%) Tandem
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.06%) Derivative
8 2 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.06%) Social Media
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 81 (43.09%) Linux
2 40 (21.28%) Windows
3 32 (17.02%) AIX
4 24 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.17%) Solaris
6 10 (5.32%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (3.72%) Tru64
9 6 (3.19%) zOS
10 5 (2.66%) HPUX
11 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.60%) Android
12 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.60%) MVS
13 2 (1.06%) OpenVMS
13 2 (1.06%) SUSE
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.23%) OO
3 16 (8.51%) OOA/OOD
4 15 (7.98%) Scrum
5 14 (7.45%) Change Control
5 14 (7.45%) Data Modelling
5 14 (7.45%) SDLC
6 13 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.85%) CRM
8 11 (5.85%) Mathematics
9 10 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.32%) SOA
10 8 (4.26%) Low Latency
10 8 (4.26%) TDD
11 7 (3.72%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.72%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.72%) Software Engineering
11 7 (3.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (39.36%) SQL
2 62 (32.98%) Java
3 41 (21.81%) Perl
4 32 (17.02%) Shell Script
5 21 (11.17%) Bash Shell
5 21 (11.17%) PL/SQL
6 19 (10.11%) Python
7 10 (5.32%) Korn
8 9 (4.79%) Ruby
9 7 (3.72%) C++
9 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.19%) C
11 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.13%) XPath
13 3 (1.60%) COBOL
13 3 (1.60%) JCL
13 3 (1.60%) Tcl
14 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.06%) VBScript
15 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
1 14 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.19%) Degree
3 5 (2.66%) CISSP
4 3 (1.60%) CEH
5 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.06%) EMC Certification
5 2 (1.06%) SANS
6 1 (0.53%) CCDA
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (2.13%) MiFID
3 3 (1.60%) EMIR
4 2 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.26%) PowerHA
3 6 (3.19%) NFS
4 5 (2.66%) RACF
4 5 (2.66%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.13%) vSphere
6 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.60%) Docker
6 3 (1.60%) SRDF
6 3 (1.60%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) Samba
7 1 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (5.32%) Ansible
3 6 (3.19%) Puppet
3 6 (3.19%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 6 (3.19%) yum
4 5 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.13%) QRadar
6 3 (1.60%) vRealize
7 2 (1.06%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (28.19%) Oracle
2 32 (17.02%) VMware
3 30 (15.96%) IBM
4 27 (14.36%) Red Hat
5 16 (8.51%) EMC
6 15 (7.98%) Microsoft
7 14 (7.45%) Sybase
8 10 (5.32%) Sun
8 10 (5.32%) Veritas
9 8 (4.26%) Perforce
10 7 (3.72%) CA
10 7 (3.72%) Splunk
11 6 (3.19%) CommVault
11 6 (3.19%) HP
11 6 (3.19%) NetApp
12 5 (2.66%) AppDynamics
12 5 (2.66%) CyberArk
12 5 (2.66%) Twitter
13 4 (2.13%) webMethods
14 3 (1.60%) Compuware
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