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 1 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 58 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.96% 1.14% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 3.75% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £335 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £396 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.08 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+116.68% -28.44%
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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
228 267 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.48% 30.41% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 146 82
Average daily rate £250 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £107 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.45 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.58% -15.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 19 (82.61%) Linux
3 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
3 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (34.78%) AIX
4 8 (34.78%) Apache
5 7 (30.43%) Oracle
5 7 (30.43%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) SAN
7 5 (21.74%) ATG
7 5 (21.74%) ATG Dynamo
7 5 (21.74%) JBoss
7 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
8 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) DevOps
9 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
9 3 (13.04%) Open Source
9 3 (13.04%) Java EE
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) PHP
9 3 (13.04%) J2EE

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (34.78%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) ATG Dynamo
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX Operator
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Java EE
1 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 19 (82.61%) Linux
3 14 (60.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (34.78%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
2 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Database Security
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) PHP
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Korn
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) OCP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) ATG
3 5 (21.74%) JBoss
4 2 (8.70%) IBM