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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 59 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.13% 1.89% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 7.79% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £395 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +11.16%
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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
181 154 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.68% 24.29% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 71 103
Average daily rate £310 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £150 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.61 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.30 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £15.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 (57.69%) Oracle
2 14 (53.85%) UNIX
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
4 10 (38.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (34.62%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
7 7 (26.92%) Veritas
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) AIX
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (19.23%) ETL
9 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (19.23%) VB
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle Streams
9 5 (19.23%) Data Guard
9 5 (19.23%) Data Migration
9 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
11 3 (11.54%) Sun
11 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (11.54%) Red Hat

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) IPsec
2 2 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) RSpec
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) DBA
2 8 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (26.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 7 (26.92%) UNIX Administrator
3 7 (26.92%) Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planner
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Streams
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) AIX
4 2 (7.69%) SUSE
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.85%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) Data Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
5 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Software Distribution
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) MVC
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) TDD
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) VB
3 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Data Guard
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.69%) Netcool
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Veritas
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) Sun
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) EMC