The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 29 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.60% 1.92% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.96% 9.76% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 30.72% 19.71% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 7
Average daily rate £225 £236 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -32.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £16.30 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) IPsec
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VLAN
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
1 3 (75.00%) Splunk
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) IPsec
1 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JDBC
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
2 1 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (25.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Splunk
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas