The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 27 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.

Unix
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 2.56% 10.64% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 31.25% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 9
Median daily rate - £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5 16 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 12.82% 34.04% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 10
Median daily rate £525 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +24.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in West Lothian

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in West Lothian.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in West Lothian

Unix
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 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
Livingston -5 1 - -
Unix
Scotland

Unix
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Unix.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) CRM
1 7 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Change Control
2 6 (85.71%) Middleware
3 5 (71.43%) Billing
4 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
6 1 (14.29%) Twitter

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (71.43%) Billing
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Database Designer
1 7 (100.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Middleware
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) CRM
1 7 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter