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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 67 87
Rank change year-on-year -27 +20  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 91 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 3.14% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.43% 11.48% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 24
Median daily rate £400 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.98% -1.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £315 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £478 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 496 793 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.16% 27.39% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 404 274
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 45
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +118.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 10 £400 +22.69% 1
Edinburgh -27 6 £250 -41.17%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Solaris
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 23 (69.70%) Oracle
2 18 (54.55%) Unix
2 18 (54.55%) Linux
3 16 (48.48%) Java
4 15 (45.45%) AIX
4 15 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (39.39%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) IBM
7 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
8 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
8 8 (24.24%) Apache
9 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
9 7 (21.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) Information Security
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.18%) WAN
11 5 (15.15%) LAN
11 5 (15.15%) Web Services
11 5 (15.15%) J2EE
11 5 (15.15%) CISSP
11 5 (15.15%) Internet
11 5 (15.15%) Firewall
11 5 (15.15%) VLAN
11 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.15%) High Availability
11 5 (15.15%) Windows Server

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 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 8 (24.24%) Apache
3 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
3 7 (21.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (12.12%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (6.06%) Confluence
6 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (3.03%) CMS
7 1 (3.03%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 6 (18.18%) WAN
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) VLAN
3 4 (12.12%) HTTP
3 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Ant
2 1 (3.03%) JMeter
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
2 1 (3.03%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (18.18%) Solaris Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Security Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) DBA
7 2 (6.06%) Designer
7 2 (6.06%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.06%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) AIX Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) J2EE
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.03%) JPA
4 1 (3.03%) LAMP
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) DataPower
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
1 18 (54.55%) Unix
2 15 (45.45%) AIX
2 15 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (39.39%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) HPUX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Information Security
2 5 (15.15%) High Availability
3 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (12.12%) Network Design
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.06%) Microservices
5 2 (6.06%) Software Licensing
5 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Korn
4 3 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) C-shell
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) SQR
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CISSP
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) COBIT
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Flume
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.03%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (6.06%) Ansible
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 2 (6.06%) SnapMirror
5 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) IBM
3 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Sun
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.03%) Open-E
8 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (3.03%) Synology
8 1 (3.03%) Veritas