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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 39 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.63% 1.04% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.94% 3.75% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£550 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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
72 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.45% 27.68% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 34
Average daily rate £394 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.50 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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
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 1 September 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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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
Sittingbourne - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (83.33%) UNIX
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Veeam
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) Apache
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (25.00%) Puppet
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) YAML
7 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Ingres
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) YAML
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) OS/400
6 1 (8.33%) zOS
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Data Security
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Python
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) NFS
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Veeam
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed