Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 28 18
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 253 251 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.55% 5.99% 8.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.75% 26.17% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 88 215
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £221 £304
90th Percentile £519 £479 £475
UK median daily rate £483 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.29% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £24.15
% change year-on-year -17.33% +55.28% -25.69%

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 1,112 959 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.00% 22.90% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 492 751
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63% +5.19%
10th Percentile £135 £151 £175
90th Percentile £488 £488 £476
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 37
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -58.67% +31.35%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £13.15
90th Percentile £33.75 £24.75 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 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
Glasgow -17 124 £400 - 12
Edinburgh -12 85 £400 +23.08% 17
West Lothian +15 13 £275 -16.67% 2
Stirling +4 12 £450 -5.26%
Renfrewshire -23 11 £300 -9.77%
Aberdeen +13 2 £450 -
Fife +2 1 £338 +5.47%
Dundee - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £470 -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 129 (50.99%) Linux
2 113 (44.66%) SQL
3 91 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (34.39%) Finance
5 81 (32.02%) Oracle
6 66 (26.09%) Java
7 53 (20.95%) Python
8 51 (20.16%) Git (software)
9 47 (18.58%) Shell Script
10 43 (17.00%) Banking
11 40 (15.81%) SDLC
12 39 (15.42%) Relational Database
13 37 (14.62%) OO
13 37 (14.62%) Jenkins
14 36 (14.23%) Windows
14 36 (14.23%) JavaScript
15 35 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (12.25%) SOAP
16 31 (12.25%) Oracle Database
16 31 (12.25%) Ansible
17 30 (11.86%) AngularJS
17 30 (11.86%) Spring
17 30 (11.86%) ETL
18 29 (11.46%) Informatica
18 29 (11.46%) DevOps
19 28 (11.07%) JIRA
20 27 (10.67%) Analytics
20 27 (10.67%) Scrum
21 26 (10.28%) Configuration Management
22 25 (9.88%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (4.35%) Apache
2 11 (4.35%) PowerExchange
3 6 (2.37%) nginx
4 5 (1.98%) CICS
4 5 (1.98%) Confluence
4 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.58%) IIS
5 4 (1.58%) JBoss
5 4 (1.58%) SAS
6 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.19%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.19%) WildFly
7 2 (0.79%) CMS
7 2 (0.79%) Drupal
7 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.95%) Sonata
2 3 (1.19%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.95%) IaaS
2 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.95%) PaaS
3 5 (1.98%) SaaS
4 4 (1.58%) npm
5 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.19%) Office 365
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.79%) Akamai
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) Datadog
6 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.79%) GitHub
6 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.79%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.79%) Mailgun
6 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.79%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.72%) Firewall
2 14 (5.53%) HTTP
3 8 (3.16%) DNS
3 8 (3.16%) VPN
4 6 (2.37%) SAN
4 6 (2.37%) SSL
5 4 (1.58%) DHCP
5 4 (1.58%) LAN
5 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.19%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.19%) Internet
6 3 (1.19%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.19%) SSH
6 3 (1.19%) VLAN
6 3 (1.19%) WAN
6 3 (1.19%) Wireless
7 2 (0.79%) Network Security
7 2 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.42%) Relational Database
2 31 (12.25%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.51%) Big Data
3 19 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (7.11%) DB2
5 16 (6.32%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.93%) Hadoop
7 14 (5.53%) PowerCenter
8 13 (5.14%) RDBMS
9 12 (4.74%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.37%) Ingres
12 5 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.98%) MySQL
12 5 (1.98%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.98%) OrientDB
13 4 (1.58%) Apache Zeppelin
13 4 (1.58%) Data Lake
14 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.19%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 51 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.62%) Jenkins
3 28 (11.07%) JIRA
4 24 (9.49%) Maven
5 10 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.16%) Artifactory
6 8 (3.16%) Gradle
7 7 (2.77%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.77%) ERwin
8 6 (2.37%) JUnit
9 5 (1.98%) IBM UrbanCode
9 5 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.58%) Subversion
11 2 (0.79%) Ant
11 2 (0.79%) Hudson
11 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.79%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.40%) PROIV
General
1 87 (34.39%) Finance
2 43 (17.00%) Banking
3 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.58%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Front Office
5 3 (1.19%) Legal
5 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.79%) Billing
6 2 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 99 (39.13%) Developer
2 42 (16.60%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.65%) Analyst
4 15 (5.93%) Tester
5 14 (5.53%) Administrator
5 14 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (5.53%) Informatica Developer
6 13 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (4.74%) Applications Support
7 12 (4.74%) Scala Developer
8 11 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 10 (3.95%) Consultant
9 10 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.56%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (3.56%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.56%) Unix Administrator
11 8 (3.16%) ETL Tester
12 7 (2.77%) Functional Tester
12 7 (2.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.25%) SOAP
2 30 (11.86%) AngularJS
2 30 (11.86%) Spring
3 23 (9.09%) REST
4 22 (8.70%) HTML
5 19 (7.51%) XML
6 16 (6.32%) Web Services
7 15 (5.93%) Akka
7 15 (5.93%) CSS
7 15 (5.93%) JSON
8 14 (5.53%) Kafka
8 14 (5.53%) Middleware
9 13 (5.14%) Play Framework
10 12 (4.74%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (4.35%) HTML5
12 8 (3.16%) Angular 2
12 8 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 8 (3.16%) Node.js
12 8 (3.16%) RESTful
12 8 (3.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.11%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (5.93%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.37%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.98%) Equities
8 5 (1.98%) PKI
9 4 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.58%) DataPower
9 4 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.19%) CMDB
10 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 129 (50.99%) Linux
2 36 (14.23%) Windows
3 20 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.53%) Solaris
5 13 (5.14%) AIX
6 9 (3.56%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.37%) CentOS
8 5 (1.98%) zOS
9 4 (1.58%) HPUX
9 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.19%) Android
10 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.40%) NetWare
12 1 (0.40%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (15.81%) SDLC
3 37 (14.62%) OO
4 30 (11.86%) ETL
5 29 (11.46%) DevOps
6 27 (10.67%) Analytics
6 27 (10.67%) Scrum
7 26 (10.28%) Configuration Management
8 25 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (8.30%) Data Analysis
10 20 (7.91%) Waterfall
11 18 (7.11%) Project Management
12 17 (6.72%) CRM
12 17 (6.72%) Open Source
13 16 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (6.32%) Test Automation
14 15 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (5.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (44.66%) SQL
2 66 (26.09%) Java
3 53 (20.95%) Python
4 47 (18.58%) Shell Script
5 36 (14.23%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.30%) Perl
7 20 (7.91%) Scala
8 6 (2.37%) Ruby
9 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.58%) C#
10 4 (1.58%) Ingres ABF
10 4 (1.58%) Java 8
11 3 (1.19%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.19%) CLIST
11 3 (1.19%) JCL
11 3 (1.19%) PHP
11 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.19%) REXX
11 3 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (3.95%) ISTQB
2 7 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.98%) Degree
3 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.58%) CISSP
5 3 (1.19%) CEH
5 3 (1.19%) CISM
5 3 (1.19%) ISEB
5 3 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.19%) SANS
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) MBA
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) GCP
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.58%) RACF
4 3 (1.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.79%) Docker
5 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.79%) iptables
5 2 (0.79%) Postfix
5 2 (0.79%) RHEV
5 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (12.25%) Ansible
2 16 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (5.53%) Puppet
4 13 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.74%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.98%) Kibana
6 5 (1.98%) Terraform
7 4 (1.58%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.19%) Control-M
8 3 (1.19%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.19%) zSecure
9 2 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.79%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.79%) Fail2ban
9 2 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.79%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (0.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 81 (32.02%) Oracle
2 29 (11.46%) Informatica
3 24 (9.49%) Splunk
4 19 (7.51%) Red Hat
5 17 (6.72%) HP
6 16 (6.32%) CA
7 14 (5.53%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.14%) IBM
9 11 (4.35%) Teradata
10 10 (3.95%) FNZ
11 6 (2.37%) VMware
12 5 (1.98%) Google
12 5 (1.98%) Perforce
12 5 (1.98%) Sybase
13 3 (1.19%) Adobe
13 3 (1.19%) Apple
13 3 (1.19%) Cisco
13 3 (1.19%) Citrix
13 3 (1.19%) NetApp
13 3 (1.19%) OpenLink