The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 65 67 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.11% 0.46% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.05% 1.96% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£293 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 - £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +16.66%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
198 204 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.90% 23.31% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 79 37
Average daily rate £360 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.61 £29.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (80.00%) UNIX
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Clustering
4 7 (46.67%) AIX
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Migration
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 4 (26.67%) NetApp
7 4 (26.67%) Sun
7 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (26.67%) Korn
7 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (20.00%) YaST
8 3 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) SUSE
8 3 (20.00%) Veritas
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
8 3 (20.00%) BusinessWorks

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) OLTP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (13.33%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) HACMP
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) UNIX
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (20.00%) SUSE
6 3 (20.00%) HPUX
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Korn
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) NFS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) GPFS
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) YaST
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (13.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) NetApp
3 4 (26.67%) Sun
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) Intel
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Brocade
5 2 (13.33%) 3PAR