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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 95 82 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.49% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 2.26% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£125 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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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
306 266 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.68% 21.77% 29.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 160 113
Average daily rate £350 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £154 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £393 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -48.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 10 (76.92%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) AIX
4 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
5 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
5 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
6 5 (38.46%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) Service Management
7 4 (30.77%) LDAP
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (15.38%) Change Management
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (7.69%) Replication
9 1 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.69%) NAS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) OpenVPN
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX Support
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Operator
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Linux Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) AIX
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
2 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Sun