The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 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 Middlesex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 30 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.87% 0.86% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.65% 6.45% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.61% 13.30% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 16
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £47.75 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.16% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.90 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Extranet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) EMC