The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Cambridgeshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 59 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.35% - 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% - 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 14
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
241 181 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.57% 25.60% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 59 97
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.84 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
East of England

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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 8 £438 - 9
Peterborough - 1 £375 -
Huntingdon - - - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) SQL
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) UNIX
2 14 (93.33%) Tomcat
2 14 (93.33%) Java
2 14 (93.33%) Sun
3 13 (86.67%) Oracle
3 13 (86.67%) J2SE
4 12 (80.00%) UML
4 12 (80.00%) J2EE
4 12 (80.00%) Finance
4 12 (80.00%) Multithreading
4 12 (80.00%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (73.33%) Atlassian
5 11 (73.33%) Perl
5 11 (73.33%) WebLogic
6 9 (60.00%) Sybase
6 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (53.33%) OO
8 7 (46.67%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (46.67%) CGI
8 7 (46.67%) Clustering
8 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
9 6 (40.00%) Scrum
10 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (26.67%) Subversion
11 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
12 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) Tomcat
2 11 (73.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Architect
2 9 (60.00%) Java Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 3 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Design Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) J2SE
2 12 (80.00%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) UNIX
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) UML
1 12 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
3 7 (46.67%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) OOD
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) Java
3 11 (73.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Sun
2 13 (86.67%) Oracle
3 11 (73.33%) Atlassian
4 9 (60.00%) Sybase
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft