The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 65 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.36% 1.70% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.92% 13.36% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 5
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
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
157 217 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.20% 12.69% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 125 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £238 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 49 (79.03%) Migration
2 45 (72.58%) Finance
3 43 (69.35%) Unix
4 26 (41.94%) AIX
4 26 (41.94%) HPUX
4 26 (41.94%) Veritas
5 25 (40.32%) Banking
6 22 (35.48%) Data Centre
7 19 (30.65%) Law
8 18 (29.03%) Oracle
9 16 (25.81%) Linux
10 15 (24.19%) Clustering
10 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
10 15 (24.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 15 (24.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (17.74%) Veritas File System
12 10 (16.13%) EMC
12 10 (16.13%) NetBackup
13 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (12.90%) SAN
14 8 (12.90%) Windows
15 7 (11.29%) HP
15 7 (11.29%) Change Management
15 7 (11.29%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (9.68%) SRDF
16 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (9.68%) Mainframe
16 6 (9.68%) Middleware
17 5 (8.06%) Active Directory

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) SAN
2 4 (6.45%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
General
1 45 (72.58%) Finance
2 25 (40.32%) Banking
3 19 (30.65%) Law
4 5 (8.06%) Billing
5 4 (6.45%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Administrator
1 16 (25.81%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Solaris Administrator
2 10 (16.13%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (16.13%) Unix Administrator
3 9 (14.52%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Unix Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Support
5 4 (6.45%) Unix Support
5 4 (6.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Solaris Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) Data Migration Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Migration Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 15 (24.19%) Clustering
3 6 (9.68%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Unix
2 26 (41.94%) AIX
2 26 (41.94%) HPUX
3 16 (25.81%) Linux
4 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.90%) Windows
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) i5/OS
8 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (79.03%) Migration
2 7 (11.29%) Change Management
3 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL
5 2 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 15 (24.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (17.74%) Veritas File System
3 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (9.68%) SRDF
5 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) NetBackup
2 7 (11.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.61%) QRadar
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Veritas
2 18 (29.03%) Oracle
3 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
4 10 (16.13%) EMC
5 7 (11.29%) HP
6 4 (6.45%) Sun
6 4 (6.45%) Symantec
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.61%) Citrix
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Splunk