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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.28% 1.78% 1.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.18% 7.38% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +16.00%
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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
178 149 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.65% 24.11% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 63 112
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.55 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £15.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 30 March 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 15 (60.00%) Oracle
1 15 (60.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) SAN
4 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) Veritas
6 6 (24.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Streams
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (20.00%) Data Guard
7 5 (20.00%) VB
7 5 (20.00%) ETL
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (16.00%) AIX
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
9 3 (12.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (8.00%) Middleware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Hudson
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) DBA
2 8 (32.00%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 8 (32.00%) Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planner
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Streams
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) UNIX
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) AIX
5 2 (8.00%) SUSE
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Tru64
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) ETL
3 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.00%) Kanban
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VB
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Korn
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (20.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.00%) Netcool
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) Veritas
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) BMC
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
5 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) VMware