The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 17 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 Leeds 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 76 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.77% 0.52% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.50% 2.76% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Average daily rate £400 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £406
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 £27.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
257 145 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.02% 18.95% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 77 102
Average daily rate £320 £270 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £57.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
West Yorkshire

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
2 12 (54.55%) NetApp
3 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco
5 9 (40.91%) Perl
5 9 (40.91%) Sun
5 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
6 8 (36.36%) Sendmail
7 6 (27.27%) Juniper
7 6 (27.27%) McAfee
7 6 (27.27%) C
7 6 (27.27%) UNIX
7 6 (27.27%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) C++
8 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) NetScreen
8 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) PHP
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 2 (9.09%) VB
10 2 (9.09%) MySQL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (18.18%) NetScreen
5 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) E-business
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) TDD
2 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 2 (9.09%) BDD
2 2 (9.09%) User Stories
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 9 (40.91%) Perl
3 6 (27.27%) C
4 4 (18.18%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 12 (54.55%) NetApp
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 9 (40.91%) Sun
4 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
5 6 (27.27%) McAfee
5 6 (27.27%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) IBM