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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 20 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.10% 1.89% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.05% 14.29% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £281 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
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
19 7 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.73% 13.21% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 28
Median daily rate £270 £188 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.51 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.43% -33.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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

Solaris
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Project
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (80.00%) Middleware
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (100.00%) MS Project
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow