The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 29 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.97% 1.78% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.61% 4.84% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Average daily rate
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£463 £50 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+825.00% -88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £50 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £50 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £50.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.46 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+113.12% -28.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
119 124 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.48% 36.80% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 65
Average daily rate £325 £275 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £163 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 35
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £14.00 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (100.00%) UNIX
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (84.21%) Tomcat
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) J2SE
2 16 (84.21%) Sun
3 15 (78.95%) J2EE
3 15 (78.95%) Oracle
3 15 (78.95%) UML
3 15 (78.95%) Java
3 15 (78.95%) Multithreading
3 15 (78.95%) Oracle Linux
4 14 (73.68%) Atlassian
4 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (73.68%) Perl
4 14 (73.68%) WebLogic
5 13 (68.42%) Finance
6 11 (57.89%) Scrum
6 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
7 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (36.84%) OO
9 6 (31.58%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
9 6 (31.58%) Clustering
10 4 (21.05%) TDD
10 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
10 4 (21.05%) Degree
10 4 (21.05%) Open Source
10 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 16 (84.21%) Tomcat
2 14 (73.68%) WebLogic
3 4 (21.05%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 7 (36.84%) Design Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Principal Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Architect
3 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Build Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Build Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) J2SE
2 15 (78.95%) J2EE
3 4 (21.05%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) UML
1 15 (78.95%) Multithreading
2 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (36.84%) OO
6 6 (31.58%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Test Management
9 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) Java
3 14 (73.68%) Perl
4 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Tcl
4 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Korn
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Sun
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle
3 14 (73.68%) Atlassian
4 4 (21.05%) Sybase
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) HP