The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.51% 0.99% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.95% 3.18% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
Median daily rate £400 £326 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.69% -1.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £299 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £353 £425
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 Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 202 220 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 30.47% 31.25% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 122 81
Median daily rate £383 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Glasgow

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 13 (81.25%) Unix
2 11 (68.75%) AIX
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) IBM
5 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 7 (43.75%) Information Security
6 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (31.25%) J2EE
8 5 (31.25%) Web Services
8 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 5 (31.25%) CISSP
8 5 (31.25%) Firewall
8 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 5 (31.25%) VLAN
9 4 (25.00%) DataPower
9 4 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (25.00%) Legal
9 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
9 4 (25.00%) HTTP
9 4 (25.00%) SSL
10 3 (18.75%) EMC
10 3 (18.75%) Internet

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (12.50%) Confluence
5 2 (12.50%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 5 (31.25%) VLAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (25.00%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Server Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Unix
2 11 (68.75%) AIX
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C-shell
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) COBIT
1 3 (18.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Flume
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas