The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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 8 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 2 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.79% 2.78% 8.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 10.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 28
Average daily rate £350 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 20 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.10% 27.78% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 77
Average daily rate £350 £387 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -18.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £310 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Gloucestershire

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (68.75%) Shell Script
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (31.25%) webMethods
5 5 (31.25%) Clustering
6 3 (18.75%) DTV
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) Informatica
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) HPUX
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Electronics
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Programme Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) SSH
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maven
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) webMethods Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
1 3 (18.75%) Java EE
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Scrum
1 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
1 3 (18.75%) TDD
1 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (18.75%) Kanban
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Korn
2 3 (18.75%) Bourne shell
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
1 5 (31.25%) webMethods
2 3 (18.75%) Informatica
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) StorageTek
3 2 (12.50%) Sun