The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 94 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 1.17% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.60% 5.19% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 16
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£341 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £363 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
589 559 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.19% 22.62% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 245 178
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Scotland region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Scotland region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 8 £375 -4.76% 2
Edinburgh -13 8 £394 -1.56% 1
Stirling -10 2 £344 -14.06%
Aberdeen - 2 £300 -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Inverclyde - - - -
Solaris
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Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 56 (78.87%) Linux
2 32 (45.07%) AIX
3 28 (39.44%) SQL
4 21 (29.58%) Oracle
5 20 (28.17%) UNIX
5 20 (28.17%) SAN
6 19 (26.76%) Clustering
7 17 (23.94%) Veritas
7 17 (23.94%) Windows
7 17 (23.94%) CSS
8 16 (22.54%) Citrix
8 16 (22.54%) Mac OS X
8 16 (22.54%) Tivoli
8 16 (22.54%) Configuration Management
8 16 (22.54%) TDD
8 16 (22.54%) Ruby
8 16 (22.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
8 16 (22.54%) BDD
9 15 (21.13%) Software Distribution
9 15 (21.13%) NAS
9 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (21.13%) Netcool
9 15 (21.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 15 (21.13%) HTML
10 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
10 14 (19.72%) IPsec
10 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
11 13 (18.31%) HPUX

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (8.45%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.41%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) SAN
2 15 (21.13%) NAS
3 14 (19.72%) IPsec
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
4 2 (2.82%) LAN
4 2 (2.82%) WAN
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Oracle Database 11g
1 12 (16.90%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Jasmine
1 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
1 6 (8.45%) RSpec
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.82%) International Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Developer
2 12 (16.90%) Ruby Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Administrator
3 9 (12.68%) DBA
3 9 (12.68%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (9.86%) UNIX Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) UNIX Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 2 (2.82%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) CSS
2 16 (22.54%) Ruby on Rails
3 15 (21.13%) HTML
4 6 (8.45%) jQuery
4 6 (8.45%) Backbone.js
4 6 (8.45%) Ember.js
5 3 (4.23%) Web Services
5 3 (4.23%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Clustering
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 56 (78.87%) Linux
2 32 (45.07%) AIX
3 20 (28.17%) UNIX
4 17 (23.94%) Windows
5 16 (22.54%) Mac OS X
6 13 (18.31%) HPUX
7 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Configuration Management
1 16 (22.54%) TDD
1 16 (22.54%) BDD
2 15 (21.13%) Software Distribution
2 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
3 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (8.45%) Web Development
4 6 (8.45%) Security Management
4 6 (8.45%) MVC
4 6 (8.45%) Change Management
4 6 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.63%) Pair Programming
6 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.63%) Project Management
6 4 (5.63%) ITIL
6 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) Ruby
3 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) VB
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (2.82%) KVM
4 2 (2.82%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) Tivoli
2 15 (21.13%) Netcool
2 15 (21.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (12.68%) Data Guard
4 4 (5.63%) Capistrano
5 3 (4.23%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.41%) Legato
7 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Oracle
2 17 (23.94%) Veritas
3 16 (22.54%) Citrix
4 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
5 9 (12.68%) Sun
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 7 (9.86%) IBM
8 4 (5.63%) VMware
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.23%) Symantec
10 2 (2.82%) EMC
11 1 (1.41%) Brocade
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