The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 83 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.73% 0.89% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% 3.66% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Average daily rate
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£391 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.22% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £392 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -32.14%
Solaris
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 East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
357 382 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.66% 24.41% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 199 119
Average daily rate £318 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £80 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 58 84
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.36 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 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
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £425 +33.85% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 20 (80.00%) UNIX
2 17 (68.00%) Linux
3 16 (64.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (60.00%) Oracle
5 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (44.00%) VMware
7 10 (40.00%) SAN
8 9 (36.00%) EMC
8 9 (36.00%) Migration
8 9 (36.00%) SQL
8 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (32.00%) NAS
10 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (28.00%) Finance
11 6 (24.00%) Veritas
11 6 (24.00%) Sun
11 6 (24.00%) IBM
11 6 (24.00%) NFS
11 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
11 6 (24.00%) Multithreading
11 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (20.00%) Degree
12 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
13 4 (16.00%) NetApp
13 4 (16.00%) ITIL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.00%) Lync
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) NAS
3 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
5 3 (12.00%) ADSL
5 3 (12.00%) Broadband
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Administrator
2 6 (24.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) C++ Developer
5 3 (12.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Architect
6 2 (8.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.00%) C Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) J2SE
2 1 (4.00%) CGI
2 1 (4.00%) JMS
2 1 (4.00%) POSIX
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) UNIX
2 17 (68.00%) Linux
3 16 (64.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) CentOS
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (16.00%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Business Development
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) NFS
4 4 (16.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 9 (36.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) Veritas
5 6 (24.00%) Sun
5 6 (24.00%) IBM
6 4 (16.00%) NetApp
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (4.00%) Sybase