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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 67 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.92% 0.45% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.98% 1.86% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £369 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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
201 161 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.02% 24.32% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 79 58
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £102 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £86.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.92% +552.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £160.00 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) AIX
3 13 (72.22%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) Ruby
3 13 (72.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
4 12 (66.67%) HTML
4 12 (66.67%) CSS
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (38.89%) Web Development
6 7 (38.89%) CoffeeScript
6 7 (38.89%) Backbone.js
6 7 (38.89%) Jasmine
6 7 (38.89%) Ember.js
6 7 (38.89%) jQuery
6 7 (38.89%) RSpec
6 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (38.89%) MVC
7 5 (27.78%) MySQL
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) Capistrano
7 5 (27.78%) Pair Programming
8 3 (16.67%) SAN
9 2 (11.11%) Veritas
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) IPsec
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) RSpec
1 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
1 7 (38.89%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 12 (66.67%) CSS
3 7 (38.89%) jQuery
3 7 (38.89%) Backbone.js
3 7 (38.89%) Ember.js
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) CLARiiON
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) AIX
3 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) TDD
1 13 (72.22%) BDD
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Web Development
3 7 (38.89%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Pair Programming
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Ruby
2 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) CoffeeScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Capistrano
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Brocade
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix