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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 63 68 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -34
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.42% 0.56% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.61% 3.04% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £405 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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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
244 230 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.53% 18.34% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.06 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.35% +22.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.75 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 23 (67.65%) UNIX
2 21 (61.76%) Linux
3 19 (55.88%) Migration
4 18 (52.94%) AIX
5 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 14 (41.18%) EMC
6 14 (41.18%) HPUX
6 14 (41.18%) Oracle
7 13 (38.24%) SAN
8 11 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (29.41%) Finance
9 10 (29.41%) Veritas
10 9 (26.47%) Windows
11 8 (23.53%) LDAP
11 8 (23.53%) HP
11 8 (23.53%) Change Management
12 7 (20.59%) NetBackup
13 6 (17.65%) NetApp
13 6 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (17.65%) Banking
13 6 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (14.71%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (14.71%) VMware
14 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
14 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
14 5 (14.71%) DNS
15 4 (11.76%) NFS
15 4 (11.76%) Sun
15 4 (11.76%) DHCP
15 4 (11.76%) Apache

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.76%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.82%) ColdFusion
4 2 (5.88%) CICS
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.94%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) SAN
2 8 (23.53%) LDAP
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 4 (11.76%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Introscope
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Ant
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (11.76%) UNIX Support
4 4 (11.76%) Designer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior UNIX Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.94%) JPA
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) LPAR
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) UNIX
2 21 (61.76%) Linux
3 18 (52.94%) AIX
4 14 (41.18%) HPUX
5 11 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
7 3 (8.82%) zOS
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) Change Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Control
3 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) BCP
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.94%) CRM
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Information Security
4 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
4 1 (2.94%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) Jython
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.88%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (11.76%) NFS
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.88%) Samba
5 1 (2.94%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) NetBackup
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (14.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.88%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) EMC
3 10 (29.41%) Veritas
4 8 (23.53%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) NetApp
6 5 (14.71%) VMware
7 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 4 (11.76%) Sun
8 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) CA
8 2 (5.88%) CommVault
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft