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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 47 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.43% 1.69% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.13% 5.69% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £411 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
160 211 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.54% 29.76% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 101 110
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £122 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 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 17 (60.71%) UNIX
2 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) Oracle
4 12 (42.86%) AIX
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle Database
6 9 (32.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) SAN
9 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (17.86%) Middleware
10 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) Sun
11 4 (14.29%) ITIL
11 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (14.29%) SUSE
11 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
12 3 (10.71%) Veritas
12 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
12 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (10.71%) NAS
12 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (10.71%) Information Assurance
12 3 (10.71%) Security Testing

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (10.71%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Hudson
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Administrator
2 10 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (35.71%) DBA
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle DBA
2 10 (35.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 10 (35.71%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) iPad
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) UNIX
2 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 12 (42.86%) AIX
4 5 (17.86%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) SUSE
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Information Assurance
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.57%) OOD
5 1 (3.57%) SOA
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) Korn
4 2 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.57%) logstash
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.57%) Netcool
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Sun
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.71%) Veritas
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) StorageTek
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec