The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 East Midlands 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 90 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% 0.15% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 0.72% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £275 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
342 278 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.20% 21.53% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 99 119
Average daily rate £245 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 57 50
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £27.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 4
Leicestershire -12 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (66.67%) Oracle
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (41.67%) POSIX
4 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) AIX
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (41.67%) OCP
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) HPUX
6 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (25.00%) Veritas
6 3 (25.00%) Replication
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (25.00%) Data Management
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (16.67%) Database Security
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) DBA
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Veritas Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) POSIX
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) HPUX
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) SUSE
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Data Management
1 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Database Security
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (16.67%) Database Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) OCP
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Veritas
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) VMware