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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 40 37 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.34% 0.64% 8.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.46% 2.94% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 18
Average daily rate £360 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
Cambridgeshire

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
67 68 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.96% 21.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 48
Average daily rate £320 £205 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% -45.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 13
Average hourly rate £38.13 £46.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +130.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) Unix
3 13 (86.67%) Bash Shell
4 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (60.00%) Perl
4 9 (60.00%) Ubuntu
4 9 (60.00%) CentOS
4 9 (60.00%) Puppet
5 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (26.67%) AIX
9 3 (20.00%) HPUX
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) OO
9 3 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (20.00%) DevOps
10 2 (13.33%) CFEngine
10 2 (13.33%) WorldPay
10 2 (13.33%) SDLC
10 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
10 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
10 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (6.67%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
1 10 (66.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 10 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) OAuth
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) Unix
3 9 (60.00%) CentOS
3 9 (60.00%) Ubuntu
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
6 3 (20.00%) HPUX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) OO
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Bash Shell
2 9 (60.00%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) CFEngine
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Perforce
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
3 2 (13.33%) WorldPay