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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 87 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 40 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.97% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.33% 7.82% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 18
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£388 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £324 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
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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
632 665 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.89% 25.16% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 301 269
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 14
Average hourly rate £28.10 £16.75 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.76% +6.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.25 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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
Edinburgh +12 18 £450 +5.88%
Glasgow 0 14 £340 -17.57% 2
Renfrewshire -1 5 £336 +3.74%
Stirling -11 1 - -
Solaris
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Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 54 (67.50%) Linux
2 39 (48.75%) SAN
3 38 (47.50%) UNIX
4 34 (42.50%) Veritas
5 29 (36.25%) SQL
6 28 (35.00%) Migration
7 27 (33.75%) Oracle
7 27 (33.75%) AIX
8 21 (26.25%) Red Hat
8 21 (26.25%) Citrix
8 21 (26.25%) NAS
9 20 (25.00%) Software Distribution
9 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 20 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 20 (25.00%) IPsec
9 20 (25.00%) Clustering
10 19 (23.75%) Tivoli
10 19 (23.75%) Netcool
10 19 (23.75%) Configuration Management
10 19 (23.75%) Windows
11 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
12 17 (21.25%) HPUX
13 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 15 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (18.75%) Finance
14 15 (18.75%) EMC
15 14 (17.50%) Oracle RMAN
15 14 (17.50%) Degree
16 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
17 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.00%) CICS
3 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.75%) ColdFusion
4 3 (3.75%) Apache
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.75%) SAN
2 21 (26.25%) NAS
3 20 (25.00%) IPsec
4 7 (8.75%) LDAP
5 4 (5.00%) DHCP
5 4 (5.00%) DNS
6 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) DB2
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Introscope
2 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Hudson
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Administrator
2 16 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 16 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (13.75%) DBA
4 11 (13.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 9 (11.25%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (8.75%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Server Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) UNIX Specialist
8 4 (5.00%) UNIX Support
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Senior UNIX Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) UNIX Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Senior UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
2 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Clustering
2 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.00%) LPAR
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (67.50%) Linux
2 38 (47.50%) UNIX
3 27 (33.75%) AIX
4 19 (23.75%) Windows
5 17 (21.25%) HPUX
6 15 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.25%) zOS
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.75%) SUSE
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) Migration
2 20 (25.00%) Software Distribution
3 19 (23.75%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.50%) Change Management
5 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.00%) ETL
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL
6 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.75%) Information Assurance
7 3 (3.75%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.50%) Change Control
8 2 (2.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.50%) BCP
8 2 (2.50%) Workflow
9 1 (1.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.25%) VB
3 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 4 (5.00%) Jython
5 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.50%) Korn
6 2 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.50%) Degree
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.50%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (5.00%) NFS
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.50%) Samba
6 1 (1.25%) SRDF
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (23.75%) Tivoli
2 19 (23.75%) Netcool
3 14 (17.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 5 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (5.00%) Data Guard
6 4 (5.00%) CA Wily
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.25%) Puppet
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Veritas
2 27 (33.75%) Oracle
3 21 (26.25%) Red Hat
3 21 (26.25%) Citrix
4 15 (18.75%) EMC
5 9 (11.25%) HP
6 8 (10.00%) Sun
6 8 (10.00%) VMware
7 6 (7.50%) NetApp
8 4 (5.00%) CA
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.75%) CommVault
9 3 (3.75%) Symantec
10 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.50%) IBM
11 1 (1.25%) Cisco
11 1 (1.25%) Dell
11 1 (1.25%) StorageTek