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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 81 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.06% 0.57% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.50% 2.40% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate £393 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
309 416 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.30% 23.68% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 202 130
Average daily rate £338 £325 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +31.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Derbyshire +14 6 £370 +11.27%
Nottinghamshire +2 6 - -
Northamptonshire +13 5 £400 - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (88.24%) Unix
2 44 (86.27%) Linux
3 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
4 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
5 23 (45.10%) Oracle
5 23 (45.10%) HP
5 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
6 21 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (39.22%) AIX
7 20 (39.22%) Sun
8 18 (35.29%) Middleware
9 17 (33.33%) VMware
9 17 (33.33%) SAN
9 17 (33.33%) Perl
10 16 (31.37%) Shell Script
11 13 (25.49%) Migration
11 13 (25.49%) Veritas
11 13 (25.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (23.53%) Software Packaging
12 12 (23.53%) Korn
12 12 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 12 (23.53%) Veritas File System
12 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
12 12 (23.53%) High Availability
12 12 (23.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 11 (21.57%) Project Management
14 10 (19.61%) Validation
14 10 (19.61%) Windows
14 10 (19.61%) Issue Tracking

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (15.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (7.84%) AquaLogic
3 4 (7.84%) MQSeries
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (7.84%) Tuxedo
3 4 (7.84%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Solaris Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Solaris Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) AIX Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Unix Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) DBA
6 3 (5.88%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.88%) Unix Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Unix Support
6 3 (5.88%) Unix Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) Middleware
2 12 (23.53%) Software Packaging
3 4 (7.84%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (7.84%) J2EE
4 3 (5.88%) POSIX
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.84%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (88.24%) Unix
2 44 (86.27%) Linux
3 21 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (39.22%) AIX
5 12 (23.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 10 (19.61%) Windows
7 4 (7.84%) OS/390
8 2 (3.92%) SUSE
9 1 (1.96%) CentOS
9 1 (1.96%) Fedora
9 1 (1.96%) HPUX
9 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Migration
2 12 (23.53%) High Availability
3 11 (21.57%) Project Management
4 10 (19.61%) Issue Tracking
4 10 (19.61%) Validation
5 9 (17.65%) Change Management
5 9 (17.65%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
7 4 (7.84%) QMS
7 4 (7.84%) Release Management
7 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Security Management
7 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.84%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Database Security
9 2 (3.92%) Database Tuning
10 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) Perl
2 16 (31.37%) Shell Script
3 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 12 (23.53%) Korn
4 4 (7.84%) C
4 4 (7.84%) C++
4 4 (7.84%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.96%) RHCE
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.53%) Veritas File System
2 12 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (7.84%) Foglight
1 4 (7.84%) nmon
2 3 (5.88%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.96%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) HP
1 23 (45.10%) Oracle
1 23 (45.10%) Red Hat
2 20 (39.22%) Sun
3 17 (33.33%) VMware
4 13 (25.49%) Veritas
5 10 (19.61%) Opsware
6 8 (15.69%) IBM
7 5 (9.80%) EMC
8 4 (7.84%) Axway
8 4 (7.84%) Citrix
8 4 (7.84%) Fujitsu
8 4 (7.84%) Intel
8 4 (7.84%) Microsoft