The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 69 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.78% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 2.54% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£353 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% -8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 197 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.49% 22.96% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 68
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £25.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Glasgow region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Glasgow region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 22 (61.11%) Oracle
1 22 (61.11%) UNIX
2 18 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) AIX
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database
5 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (27.78%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) Middleware
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
8 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
9 7 (19.44%) SAN
9 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
12 4 (11.11%) Veritas
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL
12 4 (11.11%) IBM
12 4 (11.11%) Migration
12 4 (11.11%) VMware
12 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (11.11%) Data Guard
12 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.78%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Hudson
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) DBA
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle DBA
3 10 (27.78%) Administrator
4 9 (25.00%) Architect
5 8 (22.22%) UNIX Administrator
5 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 6 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Siebel Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Designer
8 1 (2.78%) Middleware Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Backup Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Streams
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.78%) REST
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) UNIX
2 18 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) AIX
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
4 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) SUSE
6 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (11.11%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) ETL
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.33%) Service Management
3 3 (8.33%) ETL Development
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) CRM
4 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Kanban
5 1 (2.78%) Scrum
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (8.33%) Korn
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
1 2 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) RACF
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (11.11%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (2.78%) logstash
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Oracle
2 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) Veritas
5 3 (8.33%) Sun
5 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) Siebel
6 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) CommVault
7 1 (2.78%) StorageTek