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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 20 20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.99% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.70% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
13 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.44% 36.63% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 13
Median daily rate £300 £220 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £110 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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