The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Belfast region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 15 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.27% - 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% - 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 59 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.82% 55.14% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 13
Average daily rate £313 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
County Antrim

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 28 July 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 5 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) General Ledger
2 3 (60.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (60.00%) Cognos
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Retail

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (60.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ETL
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Cognos
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft