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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 62 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.16% 1.31% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.08% 6.47% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +31.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
Solaris
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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
226 232 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.42% 20.21% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 117 66
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 £125 £123 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.42 £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.28% -19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) UNIX
3 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 13 (54.17%) EMC
4 13 (54.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (50.00%) SAN
5 12 (50.00%) AIX
6 11 (45.83%) Migration
7 10 (41.67%) Oracle
7 10 (41.67%) Veritas
8 9 (37.50%) HPUX
9 8 (33.33%) Change Management
9 8 (33.33%) LDAP
10 6 (25.00%) HP
10 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (20.83%) Banking
11 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.83%) DNS
11 5 (20.83%) Windows
12 4 (16.67%) Apache
12 4 (16.67%) IBM
12 4 (16.67%) NetApp
12 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
12 4 (16.67%) Symantec
12 4 (16.67%) NAS
13 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 3 (12.50%) SSH

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.50%) ColdFusion
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) LDAP
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 3 (12.50%) SSH
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Administrator
1 9 (37.50%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior UNIX Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Senior UNIX Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior UNIX Support
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Support
5 1 (4.17%) AIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.17%) JPA
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
1 1 (4.17%) W3C
1 1 (4.17%) iSeries
1 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) UNIX
3 13 (54.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (50.00%) AIX
5 9 (37.50%) HPUX
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) zOS
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) BCP
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (8.33%) NFS
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 13 (54.17%) EMC
3 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 10 (41.67%) Veritas
4 6 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.33%) Sun