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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 83 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.55% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.27% 2.36% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +12.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
306 339 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.09% 23.40% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 148 150
Average daily rate £325 £325 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 64 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015. 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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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
Nottinghamshire -8 5 £325 -23.52% 1
Derbyshire -7 1 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £338 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) UNIX
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) AIX
5 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Sun
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (30.00%) HPUX
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) Perl
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) Korn
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) Clustering
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (20.00%) C-shell
9 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (20.00%) High Availability
9 4 (20.00%) Veritas
9 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (20.00%) LDAP
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Java

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (15.00%) iPlanet
2 3 (15.00%) JBoss
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) FCoE
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (5.00%) DB2
5 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) POSIX
2 1 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Clustering
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) UNIX
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) AIX
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) HPUX
6 3 (15.00%) SUSE
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) Database Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Perl
1 6 (30.00%) Korn
2 4 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C-shell
2 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) REXX
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) OCP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) COBIT
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) Samba
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (15.00%) KVM
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Sun
3 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Veritas
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) PlateSpin
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Cognos
6 2 (10.00%) Opsware
7 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Perforce
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp