The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 32 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.35% 1.46% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.22% 5.88% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£513 £544 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £519 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £569 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
Solaris
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 51 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.63% 24.88% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 55
Average daily rate £466 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Tonbridge - 3 £466 -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (85.71%) Veritas
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (71.43%) AIX
3 5 (71.43%) Perl
3 5 (71.43%) Puppet
4 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (57.14%) Python
4 4 (57.14%) LDAP
4 4 (57.14%) NFS
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
4 4 (57.14%) HACMP
4 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 4 (57.14%) Symantec
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (42.86%) MySQL
5 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
6 2 (28.57%) Finance

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (57.14%) LDAP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) Administrator
3 3 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
5 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) HACMP
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (57.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (57.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (57.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Veritas
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec