Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 109 112
Rank change year-on-year -53 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 1.85% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.49% 7.79% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 42
Scotland median daily rate £398 £342 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.23% -19.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £272 £276 £326
90th Percentile £500 £484 £499
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% -3.33%

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

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1003 1027 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.89% 23.70% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 578 589
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £473
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.26 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -15 12 £425 +3.03%
Edinburgh -30 9 £375 -16.67%
South Ayrshire -1 2 £225 -5.26%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
Solaris
UK

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

1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Oracle
3 12 (48.00%) Unix
4 10 (40.00%) Apache
4 10 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (36.00%) Perl
5 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Sybase
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) SDLC
9 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.00%) AIX
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Sybase ASE
10 4 (16.00%) WMI

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (40.00%) Apache
1 10 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Sybase ASE
3 3 (12.00%) DB2
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) FishEye
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
1 6 (24.00%) DBA
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (16.00%) SAP Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Database Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Sybase DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Sybase Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Sybase Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) DataPower
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Unix
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
1 6 (24.00%) SDLC
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (16.00%) Secure Coding
2 4 (16.00%) Web Development
3 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Microservices
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Perl
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C++
4 4 (16.00%) Korn
4 4 (16.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (12.00%) NFS
2 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Flume
3 1 (4.00%) OpenAM
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.00%) Postfix
3 1 (4.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) WMI
2 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (12.00%) Netcool
2 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (28.00%) Sybase
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) CyberArk
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) Perforce
5 4 (16.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) Veritas
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix
7 2 (8.00%) EMC
7 2 (8.00%) IBM
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec
8 1 (4.00%) CommVault
8 1 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (4.00%) ForgeRock
8 1 (4.00%) NetApp
8 1 (4.00%) Open-E
8 1 (4.00%) Software AG
8 1 (4.00%) webMethods