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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 53 90
Rank change year-on-year -38 +37  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 3.01% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 13.40% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 33 21
Median daily rate £440 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £395 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £475 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 405 582 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.10% 22.45% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 323 319
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -4 7 £355 -15.47% 1
Edinburgh -35 6 £700 +55.55% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £340 -
West Lothian - 1 £525 -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (79.07%) Linux
2 24 (55.81%) Oracle
3 22 (51.16%) Unix
4 21 (48.84%) IBM
5 20 (46.51%) AIX
6 18 (41.86%) VMware
7 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
8 16 (37.21%) Sun
9 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
9 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (27.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
10 12 (27.91%) NetApp
11 10 (23.26%) CommVault
11 10 (23.26%) NFS
11 10 (23.26%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
12 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
12 9 (20.93%) Windows
13 7 (16.28%) Firewall
13 7 (16.28%) Java
13 7 (16.28%) Perl
13 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.95%) Internet
14 6 (13.95%) SAN
14 6 (13.95%) Finance
14 6 (13.95%) Korn
14 6 (13.95%) Canon
15 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
15 5 (11.63%) WebSphere

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 5 (11.63%) Apache
1 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.65%) Confluence
4 2 (4.65%) iPlanet
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.33%) JBoss
5 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Firewall
1 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) Internet
2 6 (13.95%) SAN
3 4 (9.30%) Network Security
4 3 (6.98%) LDAP
4 3 (6.98%) NAS
5 2 (4.65%) HTTP
5 2 (4.65%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.65%) IPsec
5 2 (4.65%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (4.65%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) JMeter
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Administrator
2 8 (18.60%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Solaris Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Unix Administrator
3 7 (16.28%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Unix Scripter
6 3 (6.98%) AIX Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Unix Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) J2EE
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.33%) JPA
3 1 (2.33%) JSP
3 1 (2.33%) Kafka
3 1 (2.33%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Spring
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) DataPower
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.33%) RIA
3 1 (2.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (79.07%) Linux
2 22 (51.16%) Unix
3 20 (46.51%) AIX
4 12 (27.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (20.93%) Windows
7 4 (9.30%) HPUX
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.65%) SUSE
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.33%) Android
10 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.33%) CentOS
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
1 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (6.98%) High Availability
1 3 (6.98%) ITIL
1 3 (6.98%) Migration
1 3 (6.98%) Project Management
1 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
1 3 (6.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) DevOps
2 2 (4.65%) Information Security
2 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.65%) Microservices
2 2 (4.65%) Server Building
2 2 (4.65%) Software Distribution
2 2 (4.65%) Software Licensing
2 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
2 2 (4.65%) Workflow
3 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Bash Shell
2 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
3 7 (16.28%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) Perl
4 6 (13.95%) Korn
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C-shell
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) SQR
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (23.26%) NFS
3 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.63%) PowerHA
4 4 (9.30%) vSphere
5 3 (6.98%) Apache Flume
5 3 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) KVM
6 1 (2.33%) Samba
6 1 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Ansible
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (4.65%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.65%) Netcool
2 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
2 2 (4.65%) SnapMirror
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) QRadar
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Oracle
2 21 (48.84%) IBM
3 18 (41.86%) VMware
4 16 (37.21%) Sun
5 12 (27.91%) NetApp
5 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
6 10 (23.26%) CommVault
7 6 (13.95%) Canon
8 5 (11.63%) HP
9 4 (9.30%) Veritas
10 3 (6.98%) Citrix
10 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.65%) CA
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco
11 2 (4.65%) EMC
11 2 (4.65%) F5
11 2 (4.65%) ForgeRock
12 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
12 1 (2.33%) Open-E
12 1 (2.33%) Splunk