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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 88 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 36 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.61% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.74% 6.40% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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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
534 609 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.60% 25.09% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 262 252
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £19.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 +16 19 £450 +12.50%
Glasgow -4 7 £328 +0.76%
Stirling -11 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 57 (72.15%) Linux
2 46 (58.23%) SAN
3 42 (53.16%) UNIX
4 37 (46.84%) Veritas
5 36 (45.57%) SQL
6 33 (41.77%) Oracle
7 26 (32.91%) Red Hat
8 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
8 25 (31.65%) NAS
9 24 (30.38%) Citrix
10 23 (29.11%) Configuration Management
11 22 (27.85%) AIX
11 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (26.58%) Software Distribution
12 21 (26.58%) Active Directory
12 21 (26.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 21 (26.58%) IPsec
12 21 (26.58%) Migration
12 21 (26.58%) Clustering
13 20 (25.32%) Tivoli
13 20 (25.32%) Netcool
14 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
15 18 (22.78%) EMC
16 17 (21.52%) Windows
17 16 (20.25%) Oracle RMAN
17 16 (20.25%) Oracle Database
18 15 (18.99%) HPUX
19 13 (16.46%) Degree
20 12 (15.19%) VMware
21 11 (13.92%) Computer Science

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (7.59%) WebLogic
1 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.06%) Apache
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (3.80%) ColdFusion
4 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (58.23%) SAN
2 25 (31.65%) NAS
3 21 (26.58%) IPsec
4 10 (12.66%) LDAP
4 10 (12.66%) DNS
5 7 (8.86%) DHCP
6 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.80%) Firewall
7 3 (3.80%) SSH
8 2 (2.53%) LAN
8 2 (2.53%) WAN
8 2 (2.53%) VPN
8 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Subversion
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) JMeter
2 1 (1.27%) Maven
2 1 (1.27%) Ant
2 1 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) UNIX Administrator
1 15 (18.99%) Administrator
2 14 (17.72%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) DBA
4 11 (13.92%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (12.66%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 8 (10.13%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (7.59%) Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) UNIX Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Designer
9 3 (3.80%) UNIX Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) Senior UNIX Consultant
10 2 (2.53%) Senior UNIX Support
10 2 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) Middleware
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Streams
2 5 (6.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.27%) JPA
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.27%) Spring
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Clustering
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Open Source
3 4 (5.06%) iSeries
4 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (72.15%) Linux
2 42 (53.16%) UNIX
3 22 (27.85%) AIX
3 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (21.52%) Windows
5 15 (18.99%) HPUX
6 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.53%) SUSE
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Android
7 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.27%) Tru64
7 1 (1.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Configuration Management
2 21 (26.58%) Software Distribution
2 21 (26.58%) Migration
3 9 (11.39%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (10.13%) Change Management
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL
6 5 (6.33%) Data Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.33%) Service Management
6 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.33%) ETL
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Information Assurance
8 3 (3.80%) Security Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.80%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) VB
2 6 (7.59%) Perl
3 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.53%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) VB6
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.46%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.53%) OCP
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.53%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (26.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.86%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (5.06%) NFS
8 3 (3.80%) KVM
8 3 (3.80%) RHEV
9 2 (2.53%) Samba
9 2 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.27%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (25.32%) Tivoli
2 20 (25.32%) Netcool
3 6 (7.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (6.33%) Data Guard
4 5 (6.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.27%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) Veritas
2 33 (41.77%) Oracle
3 26 (32.91%) Red Hat
4 24 (30.38%) Citrix
5 18 (22.78%) EMC
6 12 (15.19%) VMware
7 9 (11.39%) IBM
7 9 (11.39%) HP
8 6 (7.59%) Sun
8 6 (7.59%) NetApp
9 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.06%) BMC
9 4 (5.06%) Symantec
10 2 (2.53%) CommVault
10 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds