The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 62 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 96 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.30% 1.66% 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.08% 9.23% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 25
Median daily rate £375 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £511 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
795 542 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.32% 18.01% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 256 356
Median daily rate £335 £325 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -0.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £309
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +27 49 £440 -3.56%
Renfrewshire -16 29 £321 -
Glasgow -14 9 £326 -6.85% 3
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 123 (70.69%) Unix
2 103 (59.20%) Finance
3 95 (54.60%) Migration
4 80 (45.98%) Linux
5 70 (40.23%) Veritas
6 65 (37.36%) AIX
6 65 (37.36%) Oracle
7 58 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 53 (30.46%) HPUX
9 51 (29.31%) Windows
10 47 (27.01%) Law
11 45 (25.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 45 (25.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 44 (25.29%) Clustering
13 41 (23.56%) Veritas File System
14 40 (22.99%) Red Hat
14 40 (22.99%) Java
15 36 (20.69%) SQL
16 35 (20.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (17.82%) Perl
17 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
18 30 (17.24%) Banking
19 29 (16.67%) HP
20 28 (16.09%) Middleware
21 26 (14.94%) ITIL
22 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
22 24 (13.79%) WebSphere
22 24 (13.79%) Security Cleared
23 23 (13.22%) IBM
24 22 (12.64%) SC Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (5.75%) Apache
4 7 (4.02%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (2.87%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.87%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.30%) AquaLogic
7 4 (2.30%) JBoss
7 4 (2.30%) Tuxedo
7 4 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.72%) IIS
8 3 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.15%) CICS
9 2 (1.15%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.92%) SAN
2 14 (8.05%) LDAP
3 11 (6.32%) WAN
4 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.17%) LAN
6 8 (4.60%) Firewall
7 7 (4.02%) DNS
8 6 (3.45%) SSL
9 5 (2.87%) HTTP
9 5 (2.87%) VLAN
10 4 (2.30%) DHCP
10 4 (2.30%) Internet
10 4 (2.30%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.72%) Skype
11 3 (1.72%) VPN
12 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.15%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.57%) FCoE
13 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.72%) Informix
5 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.72%) MySQL
5 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.57%) HBase
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Build Forge
2 3 (1.72%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 103 (59.20%) Finance
2 47 (27.01%) Law
3 30 (17.24%) Banking
4 7 (4.02%) Legal
5 6 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.87%) Billing
7 4 (2.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.41%) Administrator
2 30 (17.24%) Unix Administrator
3 27 (15.52%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (14.94%) Architect
5 25 (14.37%) Consultant
6 23 (13.22%) Unix Consultant
7 20 (11.49%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 19 (10.92%) Solaris Administrator
9 18 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (9.77%) Solaris Consultant
11 13 (7.47%) Solaris Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.02%) Analyst
12 7 (4.02%) Monitoring Engineer
12 7 (4.02%) Security Analyst
13 6 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (3.45%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
14 5 (2.87%) DBA
14 5 (2.87%) Oracle DBA
14 5 (2.87%) Technical Architect
14 5 (2.87%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.09%) Middleware
2 14 (8.05%) Web Services
3 13 (7.47%) Regular Expression
4 6 (3.45%) J2EE
4 6 (3.45%) OAuth
4 6 (3.45%) XML
5 5 (2.87%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.72%) JSON
6 3 (1.72%) LAMP
7 2 (1.15%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.57%) HTML
8 1 (0.57%) Moose
8 1 (0.57%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 44 (25.29%) Clustering
3 15 (8.62%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.45%) DataPower
4 6 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (70.69%) Unix
2 80 (45.98%) Linux
3 65 (37.36%) AIX
4 53 (30.46%) HPUX
5 51 (29.31%) Windows
6 35 (20.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.47%) Windows Server
9 11 (6.32%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.87%) OS/390
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.15%) zOS
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (54.60%) Migration
2 26 (14.94%) ITIL
3 20 (11.49%) Change Management
4 19 (10.92%) Release Management
5 14 (8.05%) Service Management
6 8 (4.60%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.45%) Identity Management
7 6 (3.45%) Process Improvement
7 6 (3.45%) RAD
8 5 (2.87%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.30%) High Availability
9 4 (2.30%) Patch Management
9 4 (2.30%) QMS
9 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.30%) Supplier Management
10 3 (1.72%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.72%) Programme Management
10 3 (1.72%) Project Planning
10 3 (1.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.99%) Java
2 36 (20.69%) SQL
3 31 (17.82%) Perl
4 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.20%) Korn
6 13 (7.47%) VBScript
7 11 (6.32%) Bourne shell
8 8 (4.60%) C++
8 8 (4.60%) VBA
9 6 (3.45%) C
9 6 (3.45%) Ruby
9 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.87%) PHP
10 5 (2.87%) Python
11 4 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.72%) C-shell
12 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.15%) C#
13 2 (1.15%) Groovy
14 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.02%) CISSP
5 5 (2.87%) Degree
6 4 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.30%) OCP
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.87%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (25.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 45 (25.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 41 (23.56%) Veritas File System
3 15 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (8.62%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.02%) SRDF
6 6 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.72%) RACF
7 3 (1.72%) Samba
7 3 (1.72%) XenApp
7 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.57%) NFS
9 1 (0.57%) RHEV
9 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) SCOM
2 11 (6.32%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (6.32%) Netcool
2 11 (6.32%) Tivoli
3 10 (5.75%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.60%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (4.02%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (3.45%) Nagios
6 6 (3.45%) TADDM
7 4 (2.30%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.72%) XenMobile
9 2 (1.15%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (40.23%) Veritas
2 65 (37.36%) Oracle
3 40 (22.99%) Red Hat
4 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
5 29 (16.67%) HP
6 23 (13.22%) IBM
7 12 (6.90%) CA
7 12 (6.90%) EMC
7 12 (6.90%) Sun
8 9 (5.17%) VMware
9 5 (2.87%) Citrix
10 4 (2.30%) Axway
10 4 (2.30%) Fujitsu
10 4 (2.30%) Sybase
10 4 (2.30%) Symantec
11 3 (1.72%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.15%) Compuware
12 2 (1.15%) SAP
13 1 (0.57%) Cisco
13 1 (0.57%) Intel