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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 143 283 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.67% 9.65% 6.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.83% 35.38% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 126 86
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £317 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 496 800 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.13% 27.28% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 409 276
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +1 85 £400 - 11
Edinburgh -9 54 £315 -26.95% 5
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £425 +0.59%
West Lothian - 1 £330 -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 116 (48.13%) Linux
2 107 (44.40%) SQL
3 98 (40.66%) Java
4 82 (34.02%) Finance
5 67 (27.80%) Perl
6 58 (24.07%) Relational Database
7 54 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (21.16%) Shell Script
9 46 (19.09%) Windows
10 45 (18.67%) OO
10 45 (18.67%) Oracle
11 39 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (14.52%) Banking
13 34 (14.11%) Sybase
14 33 (13.69%) AIX
14 33 (13.69%) IBM
15 30 (12.45%) Python
16 29 (12.03%) OOA/OOD
16 29 (12.03%) DB2
17 28 (11.62%) Red Hat
17 28 (11.62%) Firewall
17 28 (11.62%) Spring
17 28 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (11.20%) XML
19 26 (10.79%) VMware
20 24 (9.96%) RDBMS
21 22 (9.13%) Git (software)
21 22 (9.13%) Jenkins
22 21 (8.71%) EMC
22 21 (8.71%) Information Security

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 10 (4.15%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.73%) SAS
3 7 (2.90%) CICS
3 7 (2.90%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.90%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.49%) Apache
5 5 (2.07%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (2.07%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (1.66%) Confluence
7 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.24%) JBoss
7 3 (1.24%) Jupyter
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.83%) IIS
8 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.41%) PowerExchange
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.83%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) GitHub
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.24%) IaaS
3 3 (1.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.62%) Firewall
2 20 (8.30%) SSL
3 14 (5.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.98%) Network Security
4 12 (4.98%) SAN
5 11 (4.56%) HTTPS
5 11 (4.56%) Internet
5 11 (4.56%) WAN
6 10 (4.15%) LAN
7 9 (3.73%) SSH
8 7 (2.90%) HTTP
8 7 (2.90%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.90%) LDAP
9 5 (2.07%) VLAN
9 5 (2.07%) Wireless
10 4 (1.66%) DNS
11 3 (1.24%) VPN
12 2 (0.83%) SNMP
12 2 (0.83%) VSAN
13 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.07%) Relational Database
2 29 (12.03%) DB2
3 24 (9.96%) RDBMS
4 16 (6.64%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.56%) Big Data
6 9 (3.73%) KDB
7 7 (2.90%) Kdb+
8 6 (2.49%) MySQL
8 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.66%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.66%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.24%) Parquet
11 2 (0.83%) GIS
11 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Git (software)
1 22 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (7.88%) Maven
3 15 (6.22%) Hudson
4 13 (5.39%) Ant
4 13 (5.39%) Gradle
5 9 (3.73%) JUnit
6 8 (3.32%) JIRA
7 5 (2.07%) Subversion
8 4 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.66%) Selenium
9 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.83%) Concordion
10 2 (0.83%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.83%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.83%) JBehave
10 2 (0.83%) Mockito
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.83%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (34.02%) Finance
2 35 (14.52%) Banking
3 13 (5.39%) Law
4 7 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.07%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Billing
7 2 (0.83%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (34.44%) Developer
2 52 (21.58%) Java Developer
3 21 (8.71%) Analyst
4 20 (8.30%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (4.98%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (4.56%) Consultant
6 11 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (4.15%) Administrator
8 8 (3.32%) C++ Developer
8 8 (3.32%) Designer
8 8 (3.32%) Splunk Engineer
8 8 (3.32%) Unix Specialist
9 7 (2.90%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 7 (2.90%) Security Engineer
9 7 (2.90%) Senior Developer
9 7 (2.90%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.49%) Security Analyst
10 6 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (2.49%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (2.49%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.62%) Spring
2 27 (11.20%) XML
3 20 (8.30%) SOAP
4 14 (5.81%) JSON
4 14 (5.81%) Web Services
5 13 (5.39%) Middleware
6 12 (4.98%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.98%) J2EE
7 11 (4.56%) Hibernate
7 11 (4.56%) JMS
7 11 (4.56%) Protocol Buffers
8 8 (3.32%) ISPF
8 8 (3.32%) J2SE
8 8 (3.32%) REST
9 7 (2.90%) .NET
9 7 (2.90%) Angular 2
9 7 (2.90%) React
10 6 (2.49%) Java EE
11 5 (2.07%) HTML
12 4 (1.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.81%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.73%) DataPower
4 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.90%) PKI
6 6 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.49%) Replication
7 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.66%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.66%) Clustering
8 4 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.24%) Derivative
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.83%) Equities
10 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.83%) iSeries
10 2 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (48.13%) Linux
2 46 (19.09%) Windows
3 39 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (13.69%) AIX
5 18 (7.47%) Solaris
6 10 (4.15%) Tru64
7 9 (3.73%) zOS
8 7 (2.90%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.83%) Android
10 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.83%) CentOS
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.41%) HPUX
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.67%) OO
3 29 (12.03%) OOA/OOD
4 21 (8.71%) Information Security
5 20 (8.30%) Scrum
6 18 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.05%) Low Latency
7 17 (7.05%) SDLC
8 16 (6.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (6.22%) Software Engineering
9 15 (6.22%) Time Management
10 13 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (4.98%) SOA
11 12 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.15%) ITIL
12 10 (4.15%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.15%) OOD
13 9 (3.73%) Change Management
13 9 (3.73%) DevOps
13 9 (3.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.40%) SQL
2 98 (40.66%) Java
3 67 (27.80%) Perl
4 51 (21.16%) Shell Script
5 30 (12.45%) Python
6 17 (7.05%) C++
7 14 (5.81%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.39%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.98%) Ruby
10 9 (3.73%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.73%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.32%) JCL
12 7 (2.90%) Assembly Language
12 7 (2.90%) C#
12 7 (2.90%) CLIST
12 7 (2.90%) REXX
13 6 (2.49%) Korn
14 5 (2.07%) C
14 5 (2.07%) Scala
15 3 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (5.81%) CISSP
2 8 (3.32%) Degree
3 7 (2.90%) CEH
4 6 (2.49%) CCNA
4 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.07%) SANS
5 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.66%) ISEB
6 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CCNP
8 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.83%) EMC Certification
8 2 (0.83%) MCSA
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) Dodd-Frank
1 9 (3.73%) EMIR
1 9 (3.73%) MiFID
2 8 (3.32%) QA
3 6 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.24%) COBIT
5 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.83%) SLA
7 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.73%) RACF
2 8 (3.32%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.07%) Docker
4 5 (2.07%) GPFS
4 5 (2.07%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 3 (1.24%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.83%) RHEV
6 2 (0.83%) SRDF
6 2 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.83%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Samba
7 1 (0.41%) Squid
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) Ansible
2 14 (5.81%) EMC NetWorker
3 13 (5.39%) Puppet
4 8 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.90%) zSecure
6 6 (2.49%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.49%) yum
7 5 (2.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (1.24%) Control-M
9 3 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.24%) vRealize
10 2 (0.83%) Grafana
10 2 (0.83%) Graphite
10 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.83%) QRadar
10 2 (0.83%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (18.67%) Oracle
2 34 (14.11%) Sybase
3 33 (13.69%) IBM
4 28 (11.62%) Red Hat
5 26 (10.79%) VMware
6 21 (8.71%) EMC
7 17 (7.05%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.39%) Perforce
9 12 (4.98%) CA
10 9 (3.73%) Splunk
11 7 (2.90%) Cisco
11 7 (2.90%) HP
11 7 (2.90%) Informatica
12 5 (2.07%) Veritas
13 4 (1.66%) CyberArk
14 3 (1.24%) F5
14 3 (1.24%) Twitter
14 3 (1.24%) webMethods
15 2 (0.83%) Symantec
15 2 (0.83%) Teradata