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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 95 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 34 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 1.39% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 6.72% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 16
Average daily rate
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£346 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £364 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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
585 506 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.93% 20.64% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 224 179
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £32.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Edinburgh -20 10 £388 -3.12% 1
Glasgow -10 7 £388 -8.82% 3
Stirling -9 2 £344 -14.06%
Aberdeen - 2 £300 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £275 -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 58 (78.38%) Linux
2 37 (50.00%) AIX
3 26 (35.14%) SQL
4 23 (31.08%) UNIX
5 22 (29.73%) Oracle
6 21 (28.38%) CSS
7 19 (25.68%) Windows
8 18 (24.32%) HTML
8 18 (24.32%) SAN
9 17 (22.97%) Mac OS X
9 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.97%) TDD
9 17 (22.97%) Ruby
9 17 (22.97%) Ruby on Rails
9 17 (22.97%) BDD
10 16 (21.62%) Clustering
11 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
12 14 (18.92%) HPUX
12 14 (18.92%) Veritas
13 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
13 13 (17.57%) Tivoli
13 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
13 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
13 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database
14 12 (16.22%) Software Distribution
14 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (16.22%) NAS
14 12 (16.22%) Finance
14 12 (16.22%) Netcool

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.32%) SAN
2 12 (16.22%) NAS
3 9 (12.16%) IPsec
4 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) VPN
4 4 (5.41%) LAN
4 4 (5.41%) WAN
5 3 (4.05%) DHCP
5 3 (4.05%) DNS
6 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) RSpec
1 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
1 7 (9.46%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.70%) JUnit
2 2 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.70%) International Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Ruby Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Administrator
4 9 (12.16%) DBA
4 9 (12.16%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (10.81%) UNIX Administrator
6 6 (8.11%) Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) UNIX Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.05%) UNIX Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.70%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) CSS
2 18 (24.32%) HTML
3 17 (22.97%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (12.16%) jQuery
5 7 (9.46%) Backbone.js
5 7 (9.46%) Ember.js
6 5 (6.76%) Middleware
7 4 (5.41%) Web Services
8 2 (2.70%) Spring
8 2 (2.70%) JSP
8 2 (2.70%) Struts
8 2 (2.70%) HTML5
8 2 (2.70%) REST
8 2 (2.70%) JSON
8 2 (2.70%) iBATIS
8 2 (2.70%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Streams
9 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Clustering
2 4 (5.41%) Open Source
3 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) HACMP
5 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 58 (78.38%) Linux
2 37 (50.00%) AIX
3 23 (31.08%) UNIX
4 19 (25.68%) Windows
5 17 (22.97%) Mac OS X
6 14 (18.92%) HPUX
7 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) TDD
1 17 (22.97%) BDD
2 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
3 12 (16.22%) Software Distribution
4 9 (12.16%) MVC
5 8 (10.81%) Web Development
5 8 (10.81%) Migration
5 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.11%) Security Management
7 6 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.11%) Change Management
7 6 (8.11%) ITIL
8 5 (6.76%) Pair Programming
8 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.41%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (5.41%) Project Management
9 4 (5.41%) Service Management
9 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) SQL
2 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
2 17 (22.97%) Ruby
3 7 (9.46%) CoffeeScript
4 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) Korn
6 1 (1.35%) Scala
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (12.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) KVM
3 3 (4.05%) RHEV
4 2 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Tivoli
2 12 (16.22%) Netcool
2 12 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (12.16%) Data Guard
4 5 (6.76%) Capistrano
5 4 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Legato
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Oracle
2 14 (18.92%) Veritas
3 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
4 12 (16.22%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) Sun
5 9 (12.16%) HP
6 8 (10.81%) IBM
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.76%) VMware
9 3 (4.05%) Symantec
10 2 (2.70%) EMC
11 1 (1.35%) Brocade
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