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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 37 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.63% 1.22% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.16% 7.05% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.25 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +17.69%
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
244 227 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.32% 17.30% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 98 111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 41 (77.36%) Unix
2 40 (75.47%) Finance
3 36 (67.92%) Migration
4 29 (54.72%) Veritas
5 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
6 23 (43.40%) Linux
7 22 (41.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 21 (39.62%) Oracle
9 19 (35.85%) AIX
9 19 (35.85%) Law
10 18 (33.96%) Clustering
10 18 (33.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 18 (33.96%) Veritas File System
11 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (22.64%) HPUX
13 11 (20.75%) SQL
13 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
13 11 (20.75%) Banking
14 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
14 10 (18.87%) SAN
15 9 (16.98%) EMC
15 9 (16.98%) Windows
16 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
16 8 (15.09%) Middleware
17 7 (13.21%) LDAP
18 6 (11.32%) Change Management
18 6 (11.32%) EMC NetWorker
18 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
19 5 (9.43%) Oracle RMAN
19 5 (9.43%) Microsoft

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 3 (5.66%) iPlanet
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) SAN
2 7 (13.21%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) NAS
4 2 (3.77%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) Informix
3 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 40 (75.47%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) Law
3 11 (20.75%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Administrator
2 17 (32.08%) Unix Administrator
3 15 (28.30%) Consultant
4 14 (26.42%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (24.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 12 (22.64%) Solaris Administrator
7 10 (18.87%) Architect
7 10 (18.87%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 10 (18.87%) Unix Consultant
8 9 (16.98%) Solaris Consultant
9 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (5.66%) EMC Storage Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) HP Storage Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) HPUX Systems Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) Storage Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 2 (3.77%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 2 (3.77%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Middleware
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.77%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) OAuth
4 1 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
2 18 (33.96%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) DataPower
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) IBM XIV
4 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Unix
2 23 (43.40%) Linux
3 19 (35.85%) AIX
4 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (22.64%) HPUX
6 9 (16.98%) Windows
7 4 (7.55%) zOS
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Change Management
3 4 (7.55%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.77%) DevOps
4 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.77%) Kanban
4 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.77%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (1.89%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (1.89%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.89%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.89%) RAD
5 1 (1.89%) Release Management
5 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
3 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.77%) VBA
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMP
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (33.96%) Veritas File System
2 18 (33.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.55%) SRDF
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.89%) RACF
5 1 (1.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.89%) TADDM
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Veritas
2 21 (39.62%) Oracle
3 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.98%) EMC
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.55%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) IBM
7 3 (5.66%) VMware
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.77%) Sun
9 1 (1.89%) Sybase
9 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
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