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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 39 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 1.01% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.41% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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 Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
68 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.37% 25.25% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 38
Average daily rate £400 £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £118 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.05 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
3 8 (61.54%) MS Office
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (53.85%) Veeam
4 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) JBoss
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) MySQL
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) Perl
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (23.08%) Ruby
7 3 (23.08%) Puppet
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) YAML
8 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (15.38%) DevOps
8 2 (15.38%) Data Security
8 2 (15.38%) VMware

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Ingres
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) YAML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (7.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) AIX
7 1 (7.69%) OS/400
7 1 (7.69%) zOS
7 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Data Security
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Veeam
2 3 (23.08%) JBoss
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Riverbed