The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 31 32
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.97% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.90% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.51% 33.50% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 22
Average daily rate £358 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
North West

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Merseyside region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Solaris
North West

Solaris
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) GoldenSource
1 1 (100.00%) MSF

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) GoldenSource