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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 41 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.95% 0.92% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.89% 3.41% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £356 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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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
148 205 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.47% 26.80% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 93 85
Average daily rate £330 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £124 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £24.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 23 (62.16%) UNIX
2 20 (54.05%) Oracle
3 18 (48.65%) Linux
4 16 (43.24%) AIX
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
6 10 (27.03%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (24.32%) Middleware
7 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (21.62%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (18.92%) Finance
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (18.92%) SAN
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
9 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
11 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
11 5 (13.51%) Sun
12 4 (10.81%) ITIL
12 4 (10.81%) SUSE
12 4 (10.81%) VMware
13 3 (8.11%) Migration
13 3 (8.11%) Service Management
13 3 (8.11%) Veritas
13 3 (8.11%) Citrix

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.41%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) NAS
3 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (21.62%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Hudson
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) DBA
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle DBA
1 11 (29.73%) Administrator
2 10 (27.03%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (27.03%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 10 (27.03%) UNIX Administrator
3 8 (21.62%) Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Siebel Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Middleware Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) UNIX
2 18 (48.65%) Linux
3 16 (43.24%) AIX
4 7 (18.92%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) SUSE
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Service Management
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.41%) ETL Development
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) ETL
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.70%) OOD
5 1 (2.70%) SOA
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) Korn
3 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.70%) logstash
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) Netcool
3 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.51%) Sun
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) Veritas
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Siebel
7 2 (5.41%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) IBM
7 2 (5.41%) Symantec
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault
8 1 (2.70%) StorageTek