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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 81 107 69
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -38
Contract jobs citing Solaris 59 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 0.83% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.35% 3.52% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £251 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 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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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 +11 30 £463 +21.31% 1
Glasgow +22 20 £325 +8.33%
Renfrewshire +10 7 £330 +22.67%
West Lothian - 4 - - 2
Fife - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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 51 (51.52%) UNIX
2 45 (45.45%) Migration
3 42 (42.42%) Linux
4 41 (41.41%) Oracle
5 39 (39.39%) AIX
5 39 (39.39%) Finance
6 35 (35.35%) Veritas
7 26 (26.26%) SAN
8 25 (25.25%) SQL
8 25 (25.25%) Clustering
9 21 (21.21%) Windows
10 20 (20.20%) HPUX
11 18 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 18 (18.18%) Data Centre
12 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
12 17 (17.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 16 (16.16%) Red Hat
13 16 (16.16%) Middleware
14 15 (15.15%) Veritas File System
14 15 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (14.14%) NAS
16 13 (13.13%) WebSphere
17 12 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
17 12 (12.12%) Law
17 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
17 12 (12.12%) EMC
17 12 (12.12%) Citrix
18 11 (11.11%) Server Building
19 10 (10.10%) Software Distribution
19 10 (10.10%) Oracle Database 11g

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (13.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.04%) CICS
3 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.02%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.01%) PowerExchange
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.26%) SAN
2 14 (14.14%) NAS
3 10 (10.10%) IPsec
4 5 (5.05%) LDAP
5 2 (2.02%) DHCP
5 2 (2.02%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.02%) DNS
6 1 (1.01%) HTTP
6 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (4.04%) DB2
6 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.01%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Introscope
2 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.02%) Subversion
3 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.01%) Hudson
4 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Law
3 7 (7.07%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) International Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Administrator
2 22 (22.22%) Architect
3 16 (16.16%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (15.15%) UNIX Administrator
4 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (12.12%) DBA
5 12 (12.12%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
7 10 (10.10%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Server Administrator
9 6 (6.06%) UNIX Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
9 6 (6.06%) Designer
10 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.16%) Middleware
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Streams
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
4 2 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.01%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) HTML
5 1 (1.01%) .NET
5 1 (1.01%) REST
5 1 (1.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Clustering
2 18 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 10 (10.10%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.04%) LPAR
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
6 1 (1.01%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (51.52%) UNIX
2 42 (42.42%) Linux
3 39 (39.39%) AIX
4 21 (21.21%) Windows
5 20 (20.20%) HPUX
6 15 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.04%) zOS
8 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.03%) SUSE
9 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.45%) Migration
2 11 (11.11%) Server Building
3 10 (10.10%) Software Distribution
4 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.07%) Change Management
5 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.06%) ITIL
7 5 (5.05%) Service Management
8 4 (4.04%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.03%) Information Assurance
9 3 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.03%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.03%) Security Testing
9 3 (3.03%) ETL
9 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.03%) ETL Development
10 2 (2.02%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (2.02%) Patch Management
10 2 (2.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.05%) Perl
4 4 (4.04%) Jython
4 4 (4.04%) VB
5 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.03%) Korn
6 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.02%) Java
7 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.01%) VB6
7 1 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Degree
2 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) OCP
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (17.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Veritas File System
4 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.04%) SRDF
6 3 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.02%) Samba
7 2 (2.02%) vSphere
7 2 (2.02%) NFS
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (10.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (9.09%) Tivoli
3 9 (9.09%) Netcool
4 8 (8.08%) NetBackup
5 6 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (4.04%) CA Wily
7 3 (3.03%) Data Guard
8 2 (2.02%) Puppet
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.01%) logstash
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Oracle
2 35 (35.35%) Veritas
3 16 (16.16%) Red Hat
4 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.12%) EMC
4 12 (12.12%) Citrix
5 9 (9.09%) HP
6 7 (7.07%) VMware
6 7 (7.07%) Sun
7 4 (4.04%) CA
7 4 (4.04%) Symantec
7 4 (4.04%) NetApp
7 4 (4.04%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) CommVault
9 2 (2.02%) Siebel
9 2 (2.02%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.01%) Splunk
10 1 (1.01%) StorageTek
10 1 (1.01%) Teradata
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