The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Milton Keynes 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 64 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 0.76% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 4.04% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
208 99 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.64% 18.79% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 37 71
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 31
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Buckinghamshire

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 27 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) SLA
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy