The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 39 31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.81% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 8.97% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate - £456 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +78.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
65 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.58% 20.21% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 34
Average daily rate £388 £380 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
2 2 (66.67%) Bourne shell
2 2 (66.67%) C-shell
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) SSH
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bourne shell
1 2 (66.67%) C-shell
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) VMware