The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Ipswich 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 29 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.12% 2.30% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 18.18% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £225 - £283
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 - £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 - £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.44% 12.64% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 17
Average daily rate £235 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £258 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Suffolk

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 23 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk