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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 26 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.96% 1.04% 4.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 2.33% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.61 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+111.81% -27.36%
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
58 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 42.96% 44.79% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 11
Average daily rate £275 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Equities
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) KDB
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Infoblox
4 2 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) XML

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) KDB
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Infoblox
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark