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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 93 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 37 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 1.56% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 7.32% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 11
Average daily rate £395 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.67% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
Solaris
UK

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
536 574 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.01% 21.27% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 310 231
Average daily rate £340 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh +5 31 £395 -12.22% 1
Glasgow +3 6 £420 +29.23%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (81.16%) Unix
2 41 (59.42%) Finance
3 37 (53.62%) Migration
4 33 (47.83%) Oracle
5 28 (40.58%) AIX
5 28 (40.58%) Linux
6 27 (39.13%) Veritas
7 23 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (31.88%) Data Centre
9 19 (27.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (24.64%) Red Hat
11 16 (23.19%) SAN
11 16 (23.19%) Law
12 14 (20.29%) Banking
12 14 (20.29%) Clustering
12 14 (20.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 14 (20.29%) Veritas File System
12 14 (20.29%) Oracle Database
13 13 (18.84%) HPUX
13 13 (18.84%) Windows
14 12 (17.39%) SQL
14 12 (17.39%) EMC
15 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
16 9 (13.04%) Shell Script
16 9 (13.04%) Middleware
16 9 (13.04%) IBM
17 8 (11.59%) LDAP
17 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
17 8 (11.59%) Java
18 7 (10.14%) VMware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) iPlanet
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) SAN
2 8 (11.59%) LDAP
3 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.25%) NAS
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
5 4 (5.80%) VLAN
5 4 (5.80%) WAN
6 3 (4.35%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 2 (2.90%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Informix
3 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.25%) Subversion
General
1 41 (59.42%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Law
3 14 (20.29%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Administrator
2 25 (36.23%) Unix Administrator
3 18 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (24.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 15 (21.74%) Solaris Administrator
6 13 (18.84%) Consultant
7 12 (17.39%) Architect
8 10 (14.49%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 8 (11.59%) Solaris Consultant
9 8 (11.59%) Unix Consultant
10 6 (8.70%) Analyst
10 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (5.80%) Security Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (4.35%) AIX Administrator
12 3 (4.35%) DBA
12 3 (4.35%) EMC Storage Administrator
12 3 (4.35%) HP Storage Administrator
12 3 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
12 3 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) Middleware
2 7 (10.14%) Web Services
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.90%) LAMP
5 1 (1.45%) Moose
5 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Data Centre
2 14 (20.29%) Clustering
3 5 (7.25%) IBM XIV
4 3 (4.35%) DataPower
4 3 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (4.35%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (81.16%) Unix
2 28 (40.58%) AIX
2 28 (40.58%) Linux
3 23 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (18.84%) HPUX
4 13 (18.84%) Windows
5 4 (5.80%) zOS
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) Migration
2 6 (8.70%) Change Management
3 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
4 4 (5.80%) Patch Management
4 4 (5.80%) Process Improvement
5 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.35%) Project Management
5 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.90%) DevOps
6 2 (2.90%) Kanban
6 2 (2.90%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (1.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.45%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (1.45%) People Management
7 1 (1.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.59%) Java
4 7 (10.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Korn
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) CISSP
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (27.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (20.29%) Veritas File System
2 14 (20.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.80%) SRDF
4 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.90%) RACF
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 5 (7.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.35%) Legato
5 2 (2.90%) SCCM
6 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) Oracle
2 27 (39.13%) Veritas
3 17 (24.64%) Red Hat
4 12 (17.39%) EMC
5 9 (13.04%) IBM
6 7 (10.14%) VMware
7 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.25%) NetApp
8 4 (5.80%) HP
9 3 (4.35%) Sun
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco
10 2 (2.90%) Citrix
10 2 (2.90%) Sybase
11 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
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