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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 72 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 0.86% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.45% 4.68% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 11
Average daily rate
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£463 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
241 235 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.02% 18.30% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 127 51
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £123 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 37 (77.08%) Migration
2 29 (60.42%) Finance
3 24 (50.00%) UNIX
3 24 (50.00%) AIX
4 19 (39.58%) HPUX
5 17 (35.42%) Oracle
5 17 (35.42%) Veritas
6 14 (29.17%) Linux
6 14 (29.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 14 (29.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
8 12 (25.00%) Law
8 12 (25.00%) Windows
8 12 (25.00%) Veritas File System
8 12 (25.00%) Clustering
9 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
9 10 (20.83%) Mainframe
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
11 8 (16.67%) SAN
11 8 (16.67%) EMC
12 7 (14.58%) HP
12 7 (14.58%) Banking
12 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (12.50%) Middleware
13 6 (12.50%) NetBackup
14 5 (10.42%) Change Management
14 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
14 5 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (10.42%) WebSphere

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (8.33%) CICS
3 1 (2.08%) PowerExchange
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Introscope
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Law
3 7 (14.58%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Administrator
2 13 (27.08%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Server Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) UNIX Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Designer
6 4 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (25.00%) Clustering
3 10 (20.83%) Mainframe
4 4 (8.33%) LPAR
5 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) AIX
1 24 (50.00%) UNIX
2 19 (39.58%) HPUX
3 14 (29.17%) Linux
4 12 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.33%) zOS
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Change Management
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL
3 2 (4.17%) Data Management
3 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (2.08%) Server Building
4 1 (2.08%) Data Transformation
4 1 (2.08%) Information Security
4 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.08%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.08%) B2B
4 1 (2.08%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Jython
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) OCP
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
1 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 14 (29.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (25.00%) Veritas File System
3 4 (8.33%) SRDF
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 2 (4.17%) Samba
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 6 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (8.33%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Oracle
1 17 (35.42%) Veritas
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 8 (16.67%) EMC
4 7 (14.58%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.33%) CA
7 3 (6.25%) Sun
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) VMware
8 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (4.17%) CommVault
9 1 (2.08%) Informatica
9 1 (2.08%) Splunk
9 1 (2.08%) Teradata