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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 20 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.01% 3.06% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 7.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
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
35 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 35.35% 38.78% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 23
Average daily rate £215 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £99 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 April 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 15 (100.00%) UNIX
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
4 12 (80.00%) Validation
4 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (73.33%) Firewall
5 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
5 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (73.33%) DMZ
5 11 (73.33%) ITIL
6 9 (60.00%) Sun
7 8 (53.33%) Middleware
7 8 (53.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
8 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
8 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
9 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
9 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (26.67%) IBM
9 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
10 3 (20.00%) Finance
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (20.00%) LDAP
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (13.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DMZ
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (6.67%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) UNIX
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
4 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Validation
2 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Jython
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Sun
2 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) Cognos