The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 67 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.13% 0.84% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 4.27% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
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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
240 234 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.89% 19.60% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 138 52
Average daily rate £338 £353 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 21 (63.64%) UNIX
1 21 (63.64%) Linux
1 21 (63.64%) Migration
2 19 (57.58%) AIX
3 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
4 14 (42.42%) HPUX
4 14 (42.42%) Oracle
5 13 (39.39%) EMC
6 12 (36.36%) SAN
6 12 (36.36%) Finance
7 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (27.27%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) Change Management
8 9 (27.27%) Veritas
9 7 (21.21%) HP
9 7 (21.21%) NetBackup
9 7 (21.21%) LDAP
9 7 (21.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (18.18%) NetApp
11 5 (15.15%) zOS
11 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
11 5 (15.15%) VMware
11 5 (15.15%) Banking
11 5 (15.15%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
12 4 (12.12%) LPAR
12 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Process Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (12.12%) CICS
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) LDAP
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Introscope
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX Support
4 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Server Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior UNIX Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior UNIX Support
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.12%) LPAR
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) UNIX
1 21 (63.64%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) AIX
3 14 (42.42%) HPUX
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 5 (15.15%) zOS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Migration
2 9 (27.27%) Change Management
3 2 (6.06%) Change Control
3 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
3 2 (6.06%) BCP
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) SEO
4 1 (3.03%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Jython
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.06%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (12.12%) NFS
3 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.06%) Samba
5 1 (3.03%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) NetBackup
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (15.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (12.12%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 13 (39.39%) EMC
4 9 (27.27%) Veritas
5 7 (21.21%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) NetApp
7 5 (15.15%) VMware
8 4 (12.12%) CA
8 4 (12.12%) Sun
9 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.06%) Symantec
9 2 (6.06%) CommVault
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.03%) Splunk
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