Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 36 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 256 232 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.81% 4.83% 7.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.90% 23.04% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 94 175
Scotland median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £237 £289
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £480 £472 £425
% change year-on-year +1.62% +11.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year +20.69% -10.98% -10.13%

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 1,071 1,007 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.12% 20.95% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 490 652
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.94%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £173
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -47.90% +60.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £13.38
90th Percentile £43.38 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +9 117 £400 +3.23% 23
Glasgow -21 102 £413 -6.25% 26
Renfrewshire -12 11 £385 +18.46% 1
West Lothian +11 7 £446 - 3
Stirling +2 3 £450 +12.50%
Fife +1 1 £338 +5.47%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £320 - 1
Moray - 1 £470 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Aberdeen - 1 £450 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (50.39%) Linux
2 85 (33.20%) SQL
3 81 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (28.13%) Finance
5 67 (26.17%) Oracle
6 65 (25.39%) Java
7 56 (21.88%) Shell Script
8 48 (18.75%) Windows
8 48 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (18.75%) Ansible
9 46 (17.97%) Git (software)
9 46 (17.97%) Banking
10 44 (17.19%) Python
11 41 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
11 41 (16.02%) Jenkins
12 38 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (14.45%) Spring
14 36 (14.06%) DevOps
15 35 (13.67%) Maven
16 34 (13.28%) OO
16 34 (13.28%) Perl
17 31 (12.11%) Red Hat
17 31 (12.11%) Relational Database
17 31 (12.11%) Opscode Chef
18 30 (11.72%) Solaris
19 29 (11.33%) XML
20 28 (10.94%) AngularJS
21 27 (10.55%) Puppet
21 27 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
22 26 (10.16%) JavaScript

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 22 (8.59%) Apache
2 10 (3.91%) Confluence
2 10 (3.91%) IIS
3 9 (3.52%) JBoss
3 9 (3.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.13%) nginx
5 7 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.73%) WildFly
6 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.56%) CICS
7 4 (1.56%) SAS
7 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.17%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.78%) CMS
9 2 (0.78%) Drupal
9 2 (0.78%) MODX
9 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.78%) WordPress
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.78%) Sonata
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.98%) IaaS
3 20 (7.81%) PaaS
4 19 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (5.86%) SaaS
6 13 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.73%) Datadog
8 7 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (2.73%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.34%) npm
10 5 (1.95%) GitHub
10 5 (1.95%) Office 365
11 4 (1.56%) Yarn
12 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.78%) Akamai
13 2 (0.78%) Google Tag Manager
13 2 (0.78%) Mailgun
13 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.25%) Firewall
2 12 (4.69%) DNS
2 12 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.30%) SAN
4 6 (2.34%) SSL
4 6 (2.34%) WAN
5 5 (1.95%) HTTP
5 5 (1.95%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.56%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.56%) VLAN
6 4 (1.56%) VPN
6 4 (1.56%) Wireless
7 3 (1.17%) DHCP
7 3 (1.17%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.17%) Internet
7 3 (1.17%) SSH
8 2 (0.78%) LAN
8 2 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.11%) Relational Database
2 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 19 (7.42%) DB2
5 13 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.52%) Big Data
7 8 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.73%) MySQL
8 7 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.34%) Ingres
10 4 (1.56%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.56%) OLAP
10 4 (1.56%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.78%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 46 (17.97%) Git (software)
2 41 (16.02%) Jenkins
3 35 (13.67%) Maven
4 18 (7.03%) JIRA
5 17 (6.64%) JUnit
6 14 (5.47%) TeamCity
7 13 (5.08%) Artifactory
8 12 (4.69%) Bitbucket
9 11 (4.30%) Gradle
10 10 (3.91%) IBM UrbanCode
10 10 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (3.13%) Subversion
12 6 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.95%) Selenium
14 4 (1.56%) Zephyr
15 3 (1.17%) Ant
16 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.78%) ERwin
16 2 (0.78%) JMeter
General
1 72 (28.13%) Finance
2 46 (17.97%) Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Retail
4 7 (2.73%) Law
5 5 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.56%) Front Office
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (36.33%) Developer
2 45 (17.58%) Java Developer
3 21 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (7.42%) Analyst
5 17 (6.64%) Administrator
5 17 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.30%) Ab Initio Developer
8 11 (4.30%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.30%) Security Engineer
8 11 (4.30%) Unix Administrator
8 11 (4.30%) Unix Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Consultant
9 10 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.73%) Applications Developer
10 7 (2.73%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.34%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.45%) Spring
2 29 (11.33%) XML
3 28 (10.94%) AngularJS
4 25 (9.77%) HTML
5 22 (8.59%) SOAP
6 21 (8.20%) Hibernate
7 15 (5.86%) JSON
8 13 (5.08%) HTML5
8 13 (5.08%) Java EE
8 13 (5.08%) JSP
8 13 (5.08%) JSTL
9 12 (4.69%) CSS
10 11 (4.30%) REST
11 10 (3.91%) Web Services
12 9 (3.52%) .NET
12 9 (3.52%) Akka
12 9 (3.52%) JPA
12 9 (3.52%) LDAP
12 9 (3.52%) Node.js
13 8 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.86%) Data Structures
2 12 (4.69%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (3.91%) PKI
5 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.95%) Equities
8 4 (1.56%) DataPower
8 4 (1.56%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) iPhone
9 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 129 (50.39%) Linux
2 48 (18.75%) Windows
3 38 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (11.72%) Solaris
5 16 (6.25%) CentOS
6 15 (5.86%) AIX
7 14 (5.47%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.73%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.95%) Android
9 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.95%) zOS
10 3 (1.17%) HPUX
10 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (14.06%) DevOps
4 34 (13.28%) OO
5 27 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (8.98%) ITIL
7 21 (8.20%) Unit Testing
8 20 (7.81%) ETL
8 20 (7.81%) Migration
8 20 (7.81%) Scrum
9 19 (7.42%) Configuration Management
10 18 (7.03%) Kanban
11 17 (6.64%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.25%) Data Integration
12 16 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (5.86%) Analytics
13 15 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.86%) SDLC
14 14 (5.47%) Change Control
14 14 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.20%) SQL
2 65 (25.39%) Java
3 56 (21.88%) Shell Script
4 44 (17.19%) Python
5 34 (13.28%) Perl
6 26 (10.16%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.86%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.69%) Scala
9 10 (3.91%) C#
9 10 (3.91%) Ruby
10 9 (3.52%) Korn
11 8 (3.13%) C++
12 6 (2.34%) Java 8
13 5 (1.95%) C-shell
13 5 (1.95%) Lua
14 4 (1.56%) ES6
14 4 (1.56%) Ingres ABF
14 4 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.17%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 9 (3.52%) CISSP
2 7 (2.73%) AWS Certification
2 7 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) CEH
4 2 (0.78%) CISM
4 2 (0.78%) SANS
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.39%) OCP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.39%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.78%) GDPR
2 2 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.52%) Docker
2 8 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.95%) Samba
3 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (1.17%) RACF
5 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.17%) vSphere
6 2 (0.78%) iptables
6 2 (0.78%) Postfix
6 2 (0.78%) RHEV
6 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (18.75%) Ansible
2 31 (12.11%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (10.55%) Puppet
4 15 (5.86%) Terraform
5 7 (2.73%) Control-M
5 7 (2.73%) Nagios
6 6 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.56%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.56%) Kibana
7 4 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.17%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.17%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.17%) logstash
8 3 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.17%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.17%) Salt
8 3 (1.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (26.17%) Oracle
2 31 (12.11%) Red Hat
3 18 (7.03%) Splunk
4 15 (5.86%) IBM
5 13 (5.08%) Google
5 13 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.30%) Ab Initio
7 10 (3.91%) CA
8 9 (3.52%) Teradata
9 7 (2.73%) AppDynamics
9 7 (2.73%) Centrify
9 7 (2.73%) HP
10 6 (2.34%) Avaya
10 6 (2.34%) Cisco
10 6 (2.34%) Informatica
10 6 (2.34%) New Relic
10 6 (2.34%) VMware
11 4 (1.56%) Dell
11 4 (1.56%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.56%) Sun