The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 Midlands 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.71% 7.46% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Solaris
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (100.00%) Squid
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) F5