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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 30 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 73 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.76% 1.24% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.46% 7.09% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 6
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
Solaris
Scotland

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
325 254 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.19% 17.57% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 128 126
Average daily rate £405 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 10
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
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 29 April 2016, 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 83 (84.69%) Finance
2 73 (74.49%) Migration
2 73 (74.49%) Unix
3 60 (61.22%) Veritas
4 52 (53.06%) Data Centre
5 42 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 41 (41.84%) Linux
7 40 (40.82%) Law
8 38 (38.78%) Clustering
8 38 (38.78%) Oracle
9 37 (37.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 37 (37.76%) Veritas File System
10 24 (24.49%) AIX
11 23 (23.47%) Windows
12 21 (21.43%) HPUX
13 20 (20.41%) SQL
13 20 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (19.39%) Red Hat
15 16 (16.33%) Banking
16 15 (15.31%) Middleware
16 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
17 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
17 13 (13.27%) WebSphere
18 12 (12.24%) EMC
19 11 (11.22%) SAN
19 11 (11.22%) Java
19 11 (11.22%) LDAP
19 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
19 11 (11.22%) Change Management
20 10 (10.20%) EMC NetWorker

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (13.27%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.06%) iPlanet
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) LDAP
1 11 (11.22%) SAN
2 5 (5.10%) DHCP
2 5 (5.10%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) Skype
4 2 (2.04%) Firewall
4 2 (2.04%) Internet
4 2 (2.04%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (1.02%) NAS
5 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.10%) Informix
3 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 83 (84.69%) Finance
2 40 (40.82%) Law
3 16 (16.33%) Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Administrator
2 24 (24.49%) Consultant
3 22 (22.45%) Unix Administrator
4 21 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (19.39%) Unix Consultant
6 17 (17.35%) Solaris Consultant
7 16 (16.33%) Solaris Administrator
8 15 (15.31%) Architect
8 15 (15.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (11.22%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.08%) Storage Specialist
11 3 (3.06%) Data Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Migration Specialist
11 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.06%) Transformation Project Manager
11 3 (3.06%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) Middleware
2 9 (9.18%) Web Services
3 6 (6.12%) OAuth
4 3 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.04%) LAMP
5 2 (2.04%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (53.06%) Data Centre
2 38 (38.78%) Clustering
3 9 (9.18%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.12%) Hedge funds
4 6 (6.12%) PKI
5 3 (3.06%) DataPower
5 3 (3.06%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.02%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (74.49%) Unix
2 41 (41.84%) Linux
3 24 (24.49%) AIX
4 23 (23.47%) Windows
5 21 (21.43%) HPUX
6 20 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.06%) zOS
10 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (74.49%) Migration
2 11 (11.22%) Change Management
3 6 (6.12%) Identity Management
3 6 (6.12%) RAD
3 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.10%) Patch Management
5 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.06%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (3.06%) Kanban
5 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.06%) Programme Management
5 3 (3.06%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.06%) Release Management
5 3 (3.06%) Supplier Management
6 2 (2.04%) DevOps
6 2 (2.04%) People Management
6 2 (2.04%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (1.02%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.02%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (1.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) Java
3 8 (8.16%) VBA
4 7 (7.14%) Perl
5 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.12%) Ruby
6 2 (2.04%) C#
6 2 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
1 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 37 (37.76%) Veritas File System
2 37 (37.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.14%) SRDF
5 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.06%) RACF
6 3 (3.06%) XenApp
6 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 6 (6.12%) Nagios
3 6 (6.12%) TADDM
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (3.06%) XenMobile
6 2 (2.04%) SCCM
7 1 (1.02%) Puppet
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 60 (61.22%) Veritas
2 38 (38.78%) Oracle
3 19 (19.39%) Red Hat
4 12 (12.24%) EMC
5 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.20%) HP
7 5 (5.10%) Citrix
7 5 (5.10%) Sun
7 5 (5.10%) VMware
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco
8 2 (2.04%) Sybase
8 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.02%) IBM
9 1 (1.02%) NetApp
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago