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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 80 80 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 41 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 1.43% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.62% 5.84% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 30
Average daily rate
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£347 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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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
538 548 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.07% 24.49% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 234 232
Average daily rate £339 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £118 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.25 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 16 £450 +12.50% 2
Glasgow -10 10 £325 - 2
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (72.94%) Linux
2 50 (58.82%) SAN
3 43 (50.59%) Veritas
4 40 (47.06%) UNIX
5 38 (44.71%) SQL
6 32 (37.65%) Oracle
7 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 29 (34.12%) NAS
9 28 (32.94%) Citrix
9 28 (32.94%) Configuration Management
10 26 (30.59%) Tivoli
11 25 (29.41%) Netcool
11 25 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 25 (29.41%) Red Hat
11 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
11 25 (29.41%) IPsec
11 25 (29.41%) Clustering
11 25 (29.41%) Software Distribution
12 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
12 22 (25.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (24.71%) AIX
14 19 (22.35%) Migration
15 18 (21.18%) Windows
16 16 (18.82%) EMC
17 15 (17.65%) HPUX
17 15 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
17 15 (17.65%) Oracle Database
18 11 (12.94%) IBM
19 10 (11.76%) VMware
20 9 (10.59%) Finance

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (10.59%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
3 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.71%) Apache
5 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.53%) ColdFusion
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) CMS
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Communications & Networking
1 50 (58.82%) SAN
2 29 (34.12%) NAS
3 25 (29.41%) IPsec
4 8 (9.41%) LDAP
4 8 (9.41%) DNS
5 5 (5.88%) DHCP
5 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.53%) Firewall
6 3 (3.53%) SSH
7 2 (2.35%) VPN
7 2 (2.35%) LAN
7 2 (2.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) RSpec
1 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
1 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.35%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) Ant
2 1 (1.18%) JUnit
2 1 (1.18%) JMeter
2 1 (1.18%) Maven
2 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Administrator
1 17 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 15 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) DBA
4 11 (12.94%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (11.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior UNIX Administrator
10 3 (3.53%) UNIX Specialist
10 3 (3.53%) Senior UNIX Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (3.53%) UNIX Consultant
11 2 (2.35%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle Streams
2 6 (7.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (4.71%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) jQuery
5 2 (2.35%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.35%) Ember.js
5 2 (2.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.18%) Spring
6 1 (1.18%) JPA
6 1 (1.18%) RESTful
6 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.41%) Clustering
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.71%) iSeries
3 4 (4.71%) Open Source
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.94%) Linux
2 40 (47.06%) UNIX
3 22 (25.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (24.71%) AIX
5 18 (21.18%) Windows
6 15 (17.65%) HPUX
7 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.18%) zOS
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.18%) Tru64
8 1 (1.18%) SUSE
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Configuration Management
2 25 (29.41%) Software Distribution
3 19 (22.35%) Migration
4 9 (10.59%) Change Management
4 9 (10.59%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.06%) ETL
6 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.71%) ITIL
8 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.53%) TDD
8 3 (3.53%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) Perl
3 6 (7.06%) VB
4 4 (4.71%) Ruby
5 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.35%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.53%) KVM
5 3 (3.53%) RHEV
5 3 (3.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (30.59%) Tivoli
2 25 (29.41%) Netcool
2 25 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.06%) Data Guard
4 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (4.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.35%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.18%) Legato
7 1 (1.18%) Puppet
7 1 (1.18%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Veritas
2 32 (37.65%) Oracle
3 28 (32.94%) Citrix
4 25 (29.41%) Red Hat
5 16 (18.82%) EMC
6 11 (12.94%) IBM
7 10 (11.76%) VMware
8 9 (10.59%) Sun
9 8 (9.41%) HP
10 6 (7.06%) Symantec
11 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.71%) BMC
12 4 (4.71%) NetApp
13 2 (2.35%) 3PAR