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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 80 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.89% 1.09% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.72% 4.95% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
Average daily rate
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£428 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.12% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
376 364 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.78% 22.09% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 180 129
Average daily rate £328 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £80 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 83
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +11 9 £430 +30.30% 2
Leicestershire +3 1 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
3 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) Sun
7 5 (26.32%) NAS
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (21.05%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (21.05%) NFS
8 4 (21.05%) OO
8 4 (21.05%) C++
8 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (21.05%) NetApp
8 4 (21.05%) Veritas
8 4 (21.05%) EMC
9 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
1 5 (26.32%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Front Office
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) C Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) CGI
1 1 (5.26%) J2SE
1 1 (5.26%) JMS
1 1 (5.26%) POSIX
1 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (21.05%) OO
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (21.05%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) Sun
5 4 (21.05%) NetApp
5 4 (21.05%) Veritas
5 4 (21.05%) EMC
6 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Sybase
8 1 (5.26%) Atlassian