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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 79 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.53% 2.65% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.92% 12.66% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate £425 £328 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -14.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £446
% change year-on-year
- -15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
240 158 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.02% 20.90% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) AIX
3 15 (57.69%) UNIX
4 12 (46.15%) Finance
5 10 (38.46%) Banking
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) Oracle
6 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 8 (30.77%) Migration
7 7 (26.92%) HPUX
8 6 (23.08%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) Veritas
9 5 (19.23%) Sun
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (15.38%) Ruby
10 4 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (15.38%) TDD
10 4 (15.38%) BDD
10 4 (15.38%) CSS
10 4 (15.38%) HTML
10 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
10 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
11 3 (11.54%) SAN
11 3 (11.54%) Symantec
11 3 (11.54%) Sybase
11 3 (11.54%) IIS
11 3 (11.54%) IBM
11 3 (11.54%) NetBackup

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) OpenROAD
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) NAS
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) SNA
2 2 (7.69%) TELNET
2 2 (7.69%) X.25
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.69%) DB2
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) Informix
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Ingres
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 3 (11.54%) International Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Ruby Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX Support
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (15.38%) CSS
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) AIX
3 15 (57.69%) UNIX
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) HPUX
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
8 2 (7.69%) OS/390
8 2 (7.69%) zOS
8 2 (7.69%) MVS
9 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) TDD
2 4 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Release Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Ruby
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) REXX
2 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.69%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Veritas
4 5 (19.23%) Sun
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Sybase
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet