The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Glasgow 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 56 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.59% 1.20% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.98% 5.14% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £413 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £226 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £362 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
184 214 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.63% 23.39% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 113 42
Average daily rate £375 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.48 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £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 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 24 April 2014, 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 25 (92.59%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) AIX
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 9 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 9 (33.33%) Clustering
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) Ruby
5 9 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (33.33%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) NAS
6 8 (29.63%) SAN
7 7 (25.93%) Veritas
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (22.22%) Web Development
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (22.22%) UNIX
8 6 (22.22%) MySQL
8 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (18.52%) Finance

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SAN
1 8 (29.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (22.22%) MySQL
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (7.41%) BODI
8 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) RSpec
1 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
1 5 (18.52%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.41%) JUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) DBA
3 4 (14.81%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Support
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
4 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) HTML
1 12 (44.44%) CSS
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
4 5 (18.52%) Ember.js
5 3 (11.11%) Spring
5 3 (11.11%) JSP
6 2 (7.41%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) Struts
6 2 (7.41%) HTML5
6 2 (7.41%) REST
6 2 (7.41%) JSON
6 2 (7.41%) iBATIS
6 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
7 1 (3.70%) DHTML
7 1 (3.70%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) AIX
3 9 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) UNIX
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) TDD
1 9 (33.33%) BDD
2 7 (25.93%) MVC
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Web Development
4 5 (18.52%) Pair Programming
4 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
4 5 (18.52%) Software Distribution
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Web Design
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Tivoli
1 5 (18.52%) Netcool
1 5 (18.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (18.52%) Capistrano
2 2 (7.41%) Nagios
2 2 (7.41%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (25.93%) Veritas
2 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) EMC
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.70%) JBoss
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec