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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 11 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.09% 1.77% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 4.76% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.41% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +13.51%
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
14 42 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 25.45% 37.17% 60.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 36
Average daily rate £175 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) Derivative
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Equities
4 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) Server Building
6 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) Sun
6 1 (16.67%) Ant
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Equities
1 4 (66.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Jython
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat