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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 76 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 48 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.74% 1.76% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.63% 6.99% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 31
Average daily rate
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£349 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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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
556 615 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 25.20% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 265 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 December 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 24 December 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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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 -3 16 £325 +6.55%
Edinburgh -22 11 £450 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (69.51%) Linux
2 42 (51.22%) SAN
3 36 (43.90%) UNIX
3 36 (43.90%) SQL
4 35 (42.68%) Veritas
5 31 (37.80%) Oracle
6 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
7 26 (31.71%) NAS
7 26 (31.71%) Citrix
7 26 (31.71%) Configuration Management
8 23 (28.05%) Tivoli
9 22 (26.83%) Netcool
9 22 (26.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 22 (26.83%) Red Hat
9 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
9 22 (26.83%) IPsec
9 22 (26.83%) Clustering
9 22 (26.83%) Software Distribution
10 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
10 20 (24.39%) AIX
11 18 (21.95%) Windows
11 18 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
13 12 (14.63%) IBM
13 12 (14.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (13.41%) HPUX
14 11 (13.41%) WebLogic
14 11 (13.41%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (13.41%) Banking
15 10 (12.20%) Migration

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (13.41%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.88%) Apache
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.66%) ColdFusion
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (1.22%) CMS
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (51.22%) SAN
2 26 (31.71%) NAS
3 22 (26.83%) IPsec
4 7 (8.54%) DNS
5 6 (7.32%) LDAP
6 4 (4.88%) DHCP
6 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.88%) Firewall
7 3 (3.66%) SSH
7 3 (3.66%) VPN
7 3 (3.66%) LAN
7 3 (3.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) RSpec
1 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
1 2 (2.44%) Subversion
2 1 (1.22%) Maven
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Ant
2 1 (1.22%) JUnit
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 11 (13.41%) Banking
2 8 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) International Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Administrator
1 14 (17.07%) UNIX Administrator
2 13 (15.85%) Integration Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) DBA
4 9 (10.98%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (8.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.32%) Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Designer
9 3 (3.66%) Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (2.44%) UNIX Specialist
10 2 (2.44%) UNIX Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Programmer
10 2 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) Middleware
2 6 (7.32%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Streams
3 5 (6.10%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (6.10%) CSS
3 5 (6.10%) Web Services
4 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 2 (2.44%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.44%) Ember.js
5 2 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (1.22%) JPA
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.22%) RESTful
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.22%) SOAP
6 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.83%) Clustering
2 5 (6.10%) Open Source
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.88%) iSeries
3 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) W3C
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 57 (69.51%) Linux
2 36 (43.90%) UNIX
3 20 (24.39%) AIX
4 18 (21.95%) Windows
4 18 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (13.41%) HPUX
6 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.22%) zOS
7 1 (1.22%) Tru64
7 1 (1.22%) Android
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Configuration Management
2 22 (26.83%) Software Distribution
3 10 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (12.20%) Migration
4 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.32%) ITIL
5 6 (7.32%) ETL
5 6 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.10%) Change Management
6 5 (6.10%) Performance Testing
6 5 (6.10%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.88%) BDD
7 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.88%) TDD
7 4 (4.88%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) Perl
3 6 (7.32%) VB
4 5 (6.10%) Ruby
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.44%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) Java
7 1 (1.22%) PHP
7 1 (1.22%) Korn
7 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.88%) KVM
6 4 (4.88%) RHEV
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) Tivoli
2 22 (26.83%) Netcool
2 22 (26.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (9.76%) Data Guard
4 4 (4.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (3.66%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.22%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (1.22%) Puppet
7 1 (1.22%) Legato
7 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (42.68%) Veritas
2 31 (37.80%) Oracle
3 26 (31.71%) Citrix
4 22 (26.83%) Red Hat
5 12 (14.63%) IBM
6 9 (10.98%) VMware
7 8 (9.76%) EMC
8 7 (8.54%) Sun
8 7 (8.54%) Symantec
9 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.10%) HP
11 4 (4.88%) BMC
11 4 (4.88%) NetApp
12 1 (1.22%) Brocade