Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Unix
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 23 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 211 289 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 6.73% 6.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.06% 28.33% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 140 179
Scotland median daily rate £413 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £288 £280
90th Percentile £550 £451 £453
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £30.38 £32.58 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -11.95% +23.33%

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 1002 1020 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.14% 23.74% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 569 591
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 42
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £18.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% -3.31% +14.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.90%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 -7 110 £440 +10.00% 10
Edinburgh -8 87 £391 -2.19% 10
Renfrewshire +16 2 £325 +1.40%
Stirling +4 2 £400 -
West Dunbartonshire -4 2 £425 +1.19%
Fife - 2 £320 -
West Lothian -14 1 - -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 128 (60.66%) Linux
2 88 (41.71%) Perl
3 84 (39.81%) SQL
4 83 (39.34%) Java
5 77 (36.49%) Finance
6 54 (25.59%) Python
7 44 (20.85%) Sybase
8 40 (18.96%) Relational Database
9 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (18.48%) Firewall
9 39 (18.48%) Windows
10 35 (16.59%) Oracle
10 35 (16.59%) Shell Script
10 35 (16.59%) Git (software)
11 33 (15.64%) SDLC
12 32 (15.17%) DevOps
13 31 (14.69%) DB2
14 30 (14.22%) IBM
14 30 (14.22%) Banking
14 30 (14.22%) Bash Shell
15 28 (13.27%) Puppet
15 28 (13.27%) Big Data
16 27 (12.80%) Spring
16 27 (12.80%) RDBMS
17 26 (12.32%) OO
17 26 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (11.85%) Jenkins
18 25 (11.85%) Ansible
18 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management

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 (7.58%) CICS
2 15 (7.11%) Apache
2 15 (7.11%) MQSeries
2 15 (7.11%) SAS
3 14 (6.64%) Apache Spark
3 14 (6.64%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.74%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.27%) JBoss
5 9 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.79%) IIS
7 6 (2.84%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.90%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.90%) Jupyter
8 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (9.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (7.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Primavera
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.79%) IaaS
3 8 (3.79%) PaaS
4 5 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.48%) Firewall
2 24 (11.37%) SSL
3 21 (9.95%) SSH
4 15 (7.11%) DNS
4 15 (7.11%) Kerberos
5 12 (5.69%) LDAP
6 9 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.79%) HTTP
8 7 (3.32%) Internet
8 7 (3.32%) SAN
9 6 (2.84%) SNMP
10 5 (2.37%) HTTPS
10 5 (2.37%) LAN
10 5 (2.37%) VPN
10 5 (2.37%) WAN
10 5 (2.37%) Wireless
11 4 (1.90%) BIG-IP
11 4 (1.90%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.90%) Network Security
12 2 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.96%) Relational Database
2 31 (14.69%) DB2
3 28 (13.27%) Big Data
4 27 (12.80%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (5.69%) Parquet
6 10 (4.74%) PowerCenter
7 8 (3.79%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (3.79%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.32%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.32%) SAP BW
9 5 (2.37%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.37%) MySQL
10 4 (1.90%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.95%) GIS
12 2 (0.95%) Impala
12 2 (0.95%) KDB
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (16.59%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.85%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.43%) Maven
4 16 (7.58%) JUnit
5 15 (7.11%) JIRA
6 14 (6.64%) Ant
7 8 (3.79%) Gradle
7 8 (3.79%) Hudson
8 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.42%) Subversion
10 2 (0.95%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.47%) ERwin
11 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 77 (36.49%) Finance
2 30 (14.22%) Banking
3 13 (6.16%) Law
4 7 (3.32%) Front Office
4 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (31.75%) Developer
2 42 (19.91%) Java Developer
3 19 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.00%) Splunk Engineer
4 16 (7.58%) Architect
4 16 (7.58%) Security Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Java Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Analyst
7 11 (5.21%) C++ Developer
8 10 (4.74%) Consultant
9 8 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Unix Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.84%) Mainframe Programmer
11 6 (2.84%) Programmer
11 6 (2.84%) SAS Programmer
11 6 (2.84%) Scala Developer
11 6 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.84%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.80%) Spring
2 21 (9.95%) Middleware
3 18 (8.53%) XML
4 16 (7.58%) Kafka
4 16 (7.58%) SOAP
5 15 (7.11%) ISPF
6 14 (6.64%) RESTful
7 13 (6.16%) .NET
8 12 (5.69%) Grok
8 12 (5.69%) J2SE
8 12 (5.69%) Regular Expression
9 11 (5.21%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.74%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.27%) JSON
12 8 (3.79%) JMS
13 7 (3.32%) Ajax
13 7 (3.32%) Java EE
13 7 (3.32%) jQuery
13 7 (3.32%) XSLT
14 6 (2.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.90%) Mainframe
3 21 (9.95%) PKI
4 12 (5.69%) DataPower
5 10 (4.74%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.37%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (2.37%) Replication
9 3 (1.42%) Clustering
9 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) RIA
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.47%) Derivative
11 1 (0.47%) iSeries
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 128 (60.66%) Linux
2 39 (18.48%) Windows
3 26 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (7.11%) zOS
5 12 (5.69%) Solaris
5 12 (5.69%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.32%) AIX
7 3 (1.42%) CentOS
7 3 (1.42%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.95%) Tru64
8 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Debian
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.64%) SDLC
3 32 (15.17%) DevOps
4 26 (12.32%) OO
5 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management
6 22 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (9.00%) Information Security
7 19 (9.00%) Software Engineering
8 18 (8.53%) ITIL
8 18 (8.53%) Scrum
9 16 (7.58%) OOD
9 16 (7.58%) SIEM
10 15 (7.11%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (7.11%) Project Planning
10 15 (7.11%) Security Management
10 15 (7.11%) Time Management
11 14 (6.64%) Analytics
11 14 (6.64%) Change Management
11 14 (6.64%) Multithreading
11 14 (6.64%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.71%) Perl
2 84 (39.81%) SQL
3 83 (39.34%) Java
4 54 (25.59%) Python
5 35 (16.59%) Shell Script
6 30 (14.22%) Bash Shell
7 23 (10.90%) JavaScript
8 15 (7.11%) Assembly Language
8 15 (7.11%) CLIST
8 15 (7.11%) JCL
8 15 (7.11%) REXX
9 13 (6.16%) C++
10 11 (5.21%) Scala
11 9 (4.27%) Ruby
12 6 (2.84%) Korn
12 6 (2.84%) PHP
13 5 (2.37%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.37%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.42%) C
14 3 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (8.53%) CISSP
2 15 (7.11%) SANS
3 14 (6.64%) CEH
4 5 (2.37%) CCNA
4 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.37%) ISEB
4 5 (2.37%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.42%) CISM
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.95%) CCNP
6 2 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.95%) MCSA
6 2 (0.95%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.47%) APMP
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CRISC
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) EMIR
5 1 (0.47%) MiFID
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (7.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (7.11%) RACF
1 15 (7.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (5.21%) Docker
3 10 (4.74%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.37%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.42%) RHEV
5 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) GPFS
7 1 (0.47%) Postfix
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 28 (13.27%) Puppet
2 25 (11.85%) Ansible
3 20 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (7.11%) zSecure
5 6 (2.84%) Control-M
6 5 (2.37%) Rundeck
6 5 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Brooklyn
8 3 (1.42%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.42%) Marathon
8 3 (1.42%) Mesos
9 2 (0.95%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.95%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.47%) QRadar
10 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (20.85%) Sybase
2 35 (16.59%) Oracle
3 30 (14.22%) IBM
4 21 (9.95%) Red Hat
5 20 (9.48%) Splunk
6 19 (9.00%) CA
7 13 (6.16%) Perforce
8 12 (5.69%) SAP
9 10 (4.74%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.79%) EMC
10 8 (3.79%) F5
11 7 (3.32%) Cisco
11 7 (3.32%) Informatica
11 7 (3.32%) VMware
12 5 (2.37%) Citrix
13 4 (1.90%) Adobe
13 4 (1.90%) Imperva
14 3 (1.42%) HP
15 2 (0.95%) Avaya
15 2 (0.95%) CommVault