The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 34 43 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.45% 2.88% 6.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.12% 14.29% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £388 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £446
% change year-on-year
- -15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
89 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 40.27% 20.16% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 21 19
Average daily rate £225 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £258 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £438 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.60% -50.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £39.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Hampshire

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Basingstoke region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Basingstoke region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 18 (90.00%) AIX
1 18 (90.00%) IBM
2 16 (80.00%) EMC
2 16 (80.00%) NetApp
2 16 (80.00%) NetBackup
3 15 (75.00%) CLARiiON
3 15 (75.00%) Connectrix
3 15 (75.00%) EMC Centera
3 15 (75.00%) SAN
4 14 (70.00%) EMC TimeFinder
4 14 (70.00%) SRDF
5 13 (65.00%) Brocade
6 11 (55.00%) Windows
7 8 (40.00%) Veritas
7 8 (40.00%) Symantec
8 7 (35.00%) EMC Navisphere
8 7 (35.00%) Replication
9 6 (30.00%) Middleware
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco
10 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (25.00%) VMware
11 4 (20.00%) Remedy
11 4 (20.00%) NFS
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL
12 3 (15.00%) UNIX
12 3 (15.00%) XML
12 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (15.00%) FTP
12 3 (15.00%) SSL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Connectrix
1 15 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) FTP
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (10.00%) HTTP
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) IPv4
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Storage Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Backup Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Server Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Backup Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Server Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XSD
3 2 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) CLARiiON
1 15 (75.00%) EMC Centera
2 7 (35.00%) Replication
3 3 (15.00%) DataPower
3 3 (15.00%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (10.00%) HACMP
5 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) AIX
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) XPath
2 2 (10.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) SRDF
2 4 (20.00%) NFS
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (80.00%) NetBackup
2 14 (70.00%) EMC TimeFinder
3 7 (35.00%) EMC Navisphere
4 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (10.00%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) IBM
2 16 (80.00%) EMC
2 16 (80.00%) NetApp
3 13 (65.00%) Brocade
4 8 (40.00%) Veritas
4 8 (40.00%) Symantec
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Remedy
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.00%) Apple