The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 46 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.51% 3.49% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 10.59% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 15
Average daily rate
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- £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.79% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
137 85 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.22% 32.95% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 70
Average daily rate £360 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £24.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Gloucestershire region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Gloucestershire region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 10 July 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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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
Cheltenham -4 2 - -
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) Spring
6 5 (21.74%) Maven
6 5 (21.74%) Kanban
6 5 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (21.74%) Marketing
6 5 (21.74%) RESTful
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) J2EE
6 5 (21.74%) SAP
6 5 (21.74%) SOAP
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (21.74%) Electronics
6 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
6 5 (21.74%) Hibernate

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) SSH
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Maven
2 2 (8.70%) PVCS
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (21.74%) Electronics
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
1 5 (21.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Administrator
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) DBA
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Java Swing Developer
5 2 (8.70%) webMethods Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) webMethods Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) J2EE
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
1 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
1 5 (21.74%) Spring
1 5 (21.74%) jQuery
1 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) Java EE
3 2 (8.70%) Swing
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) DTV
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) HPUX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Scrum
1 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
1 5 (21.74%) TDD
1 5 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
1 5 (21.74%) Kanban
1 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Database Security
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
2 5 (21.74%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) Korn
3 4 (17.39%) Bourne shell
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) NFS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) Sun
3 5 (21.74%) webMethods
4 3 (13.04%) Informatica
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) StorageTek
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Sybase