The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.25 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +17.69%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.07% 18.52% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate £500 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (100.00%) Opsware
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Opsware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware