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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 69 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 1.87% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 11.11% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%
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
190 189 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.90% 16.86% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 53 42
Average daily rate £325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £257 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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
4 9 (45.00%) Banking
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Sun
6 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
7 4 (20.00%) Mac OS X
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) IBM
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) Ruby
7 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Clustering
7 4 (20.00%) CSS
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) Windows
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (10.00%) International Banking
10 1 (5.00%) WebSphere

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (5.00%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
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%) Change Management
1 4 (20.00%) TDD
1 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (5.00%) SOA
2 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 5 (25.00%) Sun
1 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas