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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 97 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.31% 0.47% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.42% 2.37% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £430 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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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
353 211 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.72% 19.89% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 134 121
Average daily rate £375 £185 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% -38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 17
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (10.00%) NAS
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas