The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.14% - 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% - 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 13
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
Solaris
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 182 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.79% 24.07% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 72 104
Average daily rate £325 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 84
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 15 £463 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £375 - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (95.83%) UNIX
3 22 (91.67%) SQL
4 21 (87.50%) Oracle
4 21 (87.50%) Tomcat
4 21 (87.50%) J2SE
4 21 (87.50%) Sun
5 20 (83.33%) J2EE
5 20 (83.33%) Java
5 20 (83.33%) UML
5 20 (83.33%) Multithreading
5 20 (83.33%) Oracle Linux
6 18 (75.00%) Atlassian
6 18 (75.00%) Finance
6 18 (75.00%) Perl
6 18 (75.00%) WebLogic
7 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
8 12 (50.00%) Scrum
9 10 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (41.67%) OO
9 10 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (37.50%) Sybase
10 9 (37.50%) Clustering
10 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
11 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (33.33%) CGI
12 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
13 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
13 5 (20.83%) Advertising

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 21 (87.50%) Tomcat
2 18 (75.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (20.83%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Architect
2 12 (50.00%) Java Architect
3 8 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (29.17%) Design Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (20.83%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 4 (16.67%) Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
6 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Software Build Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
9 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 1 (4.17%) Java Solutions Architect
9 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
9 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) J2SE
2 20 (83.33%) J2EE
3 8 (33.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (95.83%) UNIX
3 20 (83.33%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) UML
1 20 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 12 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (41.67%) OO
3 10 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
9 1 (4.17%) Migration
9 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.17%) OOD
9 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
9 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) SQL
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 18 (75.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) Tcl
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Korn
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Oracle
1 21 (87.50%) Sun
2 18 (75.00%) Atlassian
3 9 (37.50%) Sybase
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) HP