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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 76 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 1.88% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.84% 9.20% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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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
248 250 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.93% 20.44% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 124 66
Average daily rate £375 £385 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £124 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 12 (60.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (40.00%) AIX
4 8 (40.00%) Banking
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (30.00%) LDAP
6 6 (30.00%) Oracle
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) SAN
7 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (25.00%) Veritas
7 5 (25.00%) Symantec
8 4 (20.00%) EMC
8 4 (20.00%) Apache
8 4 (20.00%) IBM
8 4 (20.00%) NetApp
8 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 4 (20.00%) HPUX
8 4 (20.00%) NAS
9 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (15.00%) Perl
9 3 (15.00%) ColdFusion
9 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.00%) DNS
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) SSH
10 2 (10.00%) Finance
10 2 (10.00%) Migration

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (15.00%) ColdFusion
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (5.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LDAP
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) Ant
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) International Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Administrator
1 8 (40.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) AIX Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) JPA
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) iSeries
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 12 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) AIX
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) Veritas
3 5 (25.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) HP