The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 21 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.00% 1.22% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
Solaris
County Antrim

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

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.00% 43.90% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 23
Average daily rate £225 £280 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £97 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 16 (84.21%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (63.16%) Validation
6 11 (57.89%) Firewall
6 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
6 11 (57.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (57.89%) ITIL
6 11 (57.89%) DMZ
7 9 (47.37%) Sun
8 8 (42.11%) Java
8 8 (42.11%) Middleware
9 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
10 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
10 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
10 5 (26.32%) Identity Management
10 5 (26.32%) SailPoint
11 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
11 4 (21.05%) Finance
11 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
11 4 (21.05%) Perl
11 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 4 (21.05%) IBM
12 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (15.79%) LDAP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DMZ
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
1 11 (57.89%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (15.79%) LDAP
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) KDB
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Middleware Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) SailPoint
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 16 (84.21%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Validation
2 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
3 5 (26.32%) Identity Management
4 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Jython
6 1 (5.26%) Python
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Sun
2 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) Cognos
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Infoblox
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber-Ark