The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 61 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.26% 0.53% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.44% 2.03% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £345 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +62.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £279 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -32.14%
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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 Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
308 246 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.74% 25.87% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 134 88
Average daily rate £308 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.45 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -16.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.54 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £129.00 £85.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 21 (58.33%) Linux
3 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
3 17 (47.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (44.44%) HP
5 15 (41.67%) Oracle
6 14 (38.89%) AIX
7 10 (27.78%) SAN
8 9 (25.00%) Apache
9 8 (22.22%) DNS
9 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
10 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
10 7 (19.44%) NAS
11 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 6 (16.67%) Ubuntu
11 6 (16.67%) Samba
12 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
12 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
13 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (11.11%) Ingres
13 4 (11.11%) J2EE
13 4 (11.11%) Java
13 4 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (11.11%) LDAP
13 4 (11.11%) Service Management
13 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (8.33%) ATG
14 3 (8.33%) ATG Dynamo

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 9 (25.00%) Apache
2 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) ATG Dynamo
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) SAN
2 8 (22.22%) DNS
3 7 (19.44%) NAS
4 4 (11.11%) LDAP
5 3 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (11.11%) Ingres
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Administrator
2 14 (38.89%) UNIX Administrator
3 13 (36.11%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (36.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 6 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) UNIX Operator
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Incident Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) DBA
8 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) J2EE
2 3 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 21 (58.33%) Linux
3 17 (47.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (38.89%) AIX
5 6 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) OCP
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Samba
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
2 16 (44.44%) HP
3 15 (41.67%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) ATG
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas
6 1 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) Sun