The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 50 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 1.22% 1.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 3.95% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
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£300 - £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.08 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+116.68% -28.44%
Solaris
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
117 76 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.89% 30.89% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 19 46
Average daily rate £350 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 28 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (100.00%) UNIX
1 9 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (55.56%) Clustering
2 5 (55.56%) webMethods
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Informatica
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Bourne shell
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Korn

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) webMethods Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Bourne shell
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) webMethods
2 3 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) HP