Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 144 185
Rank change year-on-year +25 +41 -56
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 29 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.67% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 2.96% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 11
Median daily rate £400 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% -9.38%
10th Percentile £269 £376 £313
90th Percentile £625 £618 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £43.20 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +39.35% -22.50%

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 551 980 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.17% 22.51% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 529 678
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% -
10th Percentile £120 £120 £163
90th Percentile £538 £550 £491
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 27
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.86 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.92% +0.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £15.38 £11.14 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.28 £43.10 £21.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.54% +1.47% +3.03%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris in Scotland over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in Scotland

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris in Scotland.

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 5 June 2020. 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
Edinburgh +12 4 £500 -4.76%
West Lothian +6 3 £278 -
Glasgow +30 1 £300 -40.00%
Aberdeen - 1 £400 -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) F5
1 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
1 5 (55.56%) Public Sector
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (22.22%) Web Filtering
4 2 (22.22%) Case Management
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) CommVault
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) nginx
4 2 (22.22%) Azure

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 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (55.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Case Management
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (22.22%) Web Filtering
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Server Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCSA
2 1 (11.11%) CCSP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) F5
1 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) CommVault
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) HP