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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 96 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.14% 0.81% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 3.46% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 14
Average daily rate £335 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
Solaris
West Yorkshire

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
300 260 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.33% 23.28% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 177 129
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.88 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.44% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £17.45 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) VirtualBox
3 2 (40.00%) Informatica
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) PowerExchange
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (40.00%) PowerExchange
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Log4j
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Informatica
4 1 (20.00%) Axway
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SAP