The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Lancashire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 49 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.44% 0.74% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 2.22% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -11.76%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.02% 33.09% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 44
Average daily rate £270 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £361 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
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Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) Unicenter
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) HPUX
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (33.33%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
1 3 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) VB
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Unicenter
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) CA