The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 1.71% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.22% 10.04% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 6
Median daily rate - £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
135 239 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.42% 17.00% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 86
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £250 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% +22.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Edinburgh region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Edinburgh region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 7 (58.33%) AIX
3 7 (58.33%) HPUX
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (25.00%) Splunk
6 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) QRadar
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (16.67%) ForgeRock
7 2 (16.67%) Sun
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) CA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Product Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) JPA
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) AIX
2 7 (58.33%) HPUX
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) i5/OS
5 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) QRadar
2 2 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) CA
2 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (16.67%) ForgeRock
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Sun