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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 78 99 78
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 52 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.25% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.98% 4.97% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 26
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£375 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £259 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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
521 684 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.66% 25.16% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 352 239
Average daily rate £325 £329 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 14
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £38.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Glasgow +19 25 £350 -15.15%
Edinburgh +14 22 £450 +28.57% 2
West Lothian - 4 - -
Renfrewshire +3 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (57.45%) UNIX
2 46 (48.94%) Linux
3 41 (43.62%) Migration
4 39 (41.49%) AIX
5 36 (38.30%) Oracle
6 33 (35.11%) Veritas
6 33 (35.11%) Finance
7 27 (28.72%) SAN
8 21 (22.34%) SQL
9 20 (21.28%) Clustering
10 19 (20.21%) Windows
10 19 (20.21%) HPUX
10 19 (20.21%) Red Hat
11 18 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (19.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (18.09%) Oracle Database
12 17 (18.09%) EMC
13 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
14 15 (15.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 15 (15.96%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (13.83%) NAS
16 11 (11.70%) Veritas File System
16 11 (11.70%) WebSphere
16 11 (11.70%) NetBackup
16 11 (11.70%) Middleware
16 11 (11.70%) Citrix
16 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
17 10 (10.64%) Sun
17 10 (10.64%) HP
17 10 (10.64%) Change Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 11 (11.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (4.26%) CICS
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (2.13%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.06%) PowerExchange
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.72%) SAN
2 13 (13.83%) NAS
3 9 (9.57%) IPsec
4 7 (7.45%) LDAP
5 4 (4.26%) DHCP
5 4 (4.26%) DNS
6 2 (2.13%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (4.26%) DB2
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.06%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Introscope
2 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.06%) Hudson
4 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 33 (35.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Law
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) International Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Administrator
2 18 (19.15%) UNIX Administrator
3 17 (18.09%) Architect
3 17 (18.09%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (13.83%) DBA
4 13 (13.83%) Oracle DBA
4 13 (13.83%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) UNIX Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Solaris Administrator
8 5 (5.32%) Server Administrator
8 5 (5.32%) Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Designer
9 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.19%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) Middleware
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Streams
3 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (1.06%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) .NET
4 1 (1.06%) JSON
4 1 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Clustering
2 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.51%) Mainframe
3 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) LPAR
5 1 (1.06%) iPad
5 1 (1.06%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (57.45%) UNIX
2 46 (48.94%) Linux
3 39 (41.49%) AIX
4 19 (20.21%) HPUX
4 19 (20.21%) Windows
5 18 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.26%) SUSE
7 4 (4.26%) zOS
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Migration
2 10 (10.64%) Change Management
2 10 (10.64%) Server Building
3 9 (9.57%) Software Distribution
4 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.38%) ITIL
5 6 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.32%) Service Management
7 4 (4.26%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Security Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.19%) Information Assurance
9 2 (2.13%) Change Control
9 2 (2.13%) Time Management
9 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.13%) ETL
9 2 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) SQL
2 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.32%) Perl
4 4 (4.26%) Jython
5 3 (3.19%) VB
5 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.19%) Korn
6 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.13%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) VB6
7 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Degree
2 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.13%) OCP
4 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 15 (15.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (11.70%) Veritas File System
4 9 (9.57%) Active Directory
5 5 (5.32%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.26%) NFS
7 3 (3.19%) SRDF
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.13%) Samba
8 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (11.70%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (8.51%) Tivoli
4 8 (8.51%) Netcool
5 7 (7.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (4.26%) CA Wily
7 2 (2.13%) Puppet
7 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.13%) Data Guard
7 2 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Oracle
2 33 (35.11%) Veritas
3 19 (20.21%) Red Hat
4 17 (18.09%) EMC
5 11 (11.70%) Citrix
5 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.64%) Sun
6 10 (10.64%) HP
7 9 (9.57%) VMware
8 4 (4.26%) Symantec
8 4 (4.26%) NetApp
8 4 (4.26%) CA
8 4 (4.26%) IBM
9 3 (3.19%) CommVault
10 2 (2.13%) Dell
10 2 (2.13%) Siebel
10 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.06%) Splunk
11 1 (1.06%) Cisco