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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 66 67 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 23 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.88% 0.81% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.78% 3.60% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -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
339 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.76% 22.45% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 133 95
Average daily rate £335 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.50 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 38 (97.44%) UNIX
2 21 (53.85%) Linux
3 19 (48.72%) HP
4 18 (46.15%) Oracle
5 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (35.90%) AIX
7 11 (28.21%) DNS
7 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
7 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) SAN
9 9 (23.08%) Apache
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
11 7 (17.95%) NAS
11 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
11 7 (17.95%) LDAP
11 7 (17.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
11 7 (17.95%) Service Management
12 6 (15.38%) Samba
12 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
12 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
14 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (10.26%) Ingres
14 4 (10.26%) J2EE
14 4 (10.26%) Java
15 3 (7.69%) PHP
15 3 (7.69%) JBoss

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (23.08%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.69%) ATG Dynamo
3 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) DNS
2 10 (25.64%) SAN
3 7 (17.95%) LDAP
3 7 (17.95%) NAS
4 3 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (10.26%) Ingres
3 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Administrator
2 17 (43.59%) UNIX Administrator
3 16 (41.03%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 16 (41.03%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) UNIX Operator
5 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) DBA
9 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (2.56%) Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 3 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (97.44%) UNIX
2 21 (53.85%) Linux
3 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (35.90%) AIX
5 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Service Management
2 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.56%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) PHP
3 3 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Korn
4 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) OCP
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Samba
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) HP
2 18 (46.15%) Oracle
3 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) ATG
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Sun
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas
6 1 (2.56%) VMware