The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 74 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.94% 1.96% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.19% 12.27% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
231 163 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.05% 15.95% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 50 48
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £246 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
Scotland

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 28 July 2014, 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 16 (80.00%) AIX
2 12 (60.00%) UNIX
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) HPUX
5 8 (40.00%) Banking
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (25.00%) Sun
8 5 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) IBM
9 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
9 4 (20.00%) Project Management
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (20.00%) TDD
9 4 (20.00%) BDD
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
9 4 (20.00%) Clustering
9 4 (20.00%) CSS
10 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle
10 3 (15.00%) Change Management
11 2 (10.00%) Windows
11 2 (10.00%) International Banking
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
12 1 (5.00%) GlassFish

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX Support
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) AIX
2 12 (60.00%) UNIX
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) HPUX
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
1 4 (20.00%) TDD
1 4 (20.00%) BDD
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) SOA
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (25.00%) Sun
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas