Period
to 20 September 2019

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 20 September 2019 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
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 171 147
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 -56
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.62% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.69% 3.44% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 16
Scotland median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £400 £320 £281
90th Percentile £631 £447 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.20 £26.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +61.50% -30.97% +7.64%

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 967 1,077 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.94% 19.74% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 634 520
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £114 £133 £150
90th Percentile £575 £514 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 42 37
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £16.76 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +5.67% -55.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.88 £43.00 £28.73
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.03% -0.03% +6.06%

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 20 September 2019.

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 20 September 2019. 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 +18 12 £550 +37.50% 1
Edinburgh +13 10 £525 +31.25% 1
West Dunbartonshire -2 3 £425 +6.25%
Stirling - 1 £600 -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, 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 20 (76.92%) Unix
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 12 (46.15%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (42.31%) AIX
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) IBM
6 9 (34.62%) Oracle
6 9 (34.62%) WebSphere
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) VMware
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) Banking
8 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (26.92%) AWS
8 7 (26.92%) Public Sector
9 6 (23.08%) DevOps
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (23.08%) HTTP
9 6 (23.08%) EMC
9 6 (23.08%) SAN
9 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
10 5 (19.23%) Citrix
10 5 (19.23%) LAN
10 5 (19.23%) WAN
10 5 (19.23%) Migration
10 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database

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 (34.62%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (11.54%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (11.54%) MQSeries
5 2 (7.69%) Confluence
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) GitHub
3 1 (3.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (3.85%) Power BI
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Bitbucket
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Hudson
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) ERwin
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 7 (26.92%) Banking
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
1 7 (26.92%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Specialist
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) Kafka
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) DataPower
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Unix
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (42.31%) AIX
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Mac OS
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) HPUX
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) BCP
5 3 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
5 3 (11.54%) Kanban
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Microservices
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
1 3 (11.54%) VCAP
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.54%) VMware NSX
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Flume
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Avamar
1 3 (11.54%) PowerCLI
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) EMC
4 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) Symantec
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
8 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee
8 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) Siebel
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) Sybase
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas