The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 49 67
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 3.62% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.90% 17.14% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 13
Median daily rate £250 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.17% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 207 280 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.39% 21.13% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 122 110
Median daily rate £375 £387 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £290 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Edinburgh

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Edinburgh

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Apache
2 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
4 5 (41.67%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Network Design
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
7 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
7 2 (16.67%) SnapMirror
7 2 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (16.67%) NetApp
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) SCOM

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Apache
1 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Administrator
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (16.67%) Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) JPA
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
1 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Korn
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) SnapMirror
3 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Open-E
3 1 (8.33%) Synology