Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 146 121
Rank change year-on-year +40 -25 +46
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 22 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.67% 0.58% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.94% 2.33% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 38
Median daily rate £395 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £185 £302 £313
90th Percentile £488 £564 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £17.50

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 355 945 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.89% 25.01% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 543 608
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £115 £120 £128
90th Percentile £525 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 57 43
Median hourly rate £11.89 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.06% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £10.49 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £63.38 £43.75 £44.45
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% -

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +22 7 £425 -19.05% 3
West Lothian -3 3 £190 -14.12%
Glasgow +28 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £413 -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 12 (85.71%) Oracle
3 11 (78.57%) Unix
4 7 (50.00%) NetApp
4 7 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (42.86%) Public Sector
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (35.71%) Kanban
6 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Apache
8 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 2 (14.29%) Citrix
9 2 (14.29%) Firewall
9 2 (14.29%) SAN
9 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (14.29%) Python
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 2 (14.29%) Office 365
9 2 (14.29%) nginx

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 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) nginx
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) InfluxDB
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (42.86%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (14.29%) CentOS
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Server Management
6 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 1 (7.14%) Architectural Design
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C-shell
3 1 (7.14%) Korn
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) OCP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Samba
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Avamar
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (14.29%) StackStorm
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Consul
2 1 (7.14%) Grafana
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Centrify
4 1 (7.14%) CommVault
4 1 (7.14%) Lumension
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) VMware