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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 79 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.85% 1.03% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 5.01% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
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 £37.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +3.49%
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
372 339 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.38% 20.45% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 167 120
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £100 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 66
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 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 2 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +21 9 £430 +35.43% 2
Derbyshire -2 2 £288 -23.20%
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
7 4 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) Sun
7 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (25.00%) C++
7 4 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) EMC
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) NetApp
8 3 (18.75%) Veritas
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) NFS
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) J2SE
1 1 (6.25%) JMS
1 1 (6.25%) CGI
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 4 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (25.00%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (18.75%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Sun
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) Veritas
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase
6 1 (6.25%) Atlassian