The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Buckinghamshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 79 55 72
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 1.20% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.43% 6.25% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £260 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
279 160 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.25% 19.18% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 121
Average daily rate £281 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 51
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £27.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Buckinghamshire region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Buckinghamshire region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 4 - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) AIX
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) IMAP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy