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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 65 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% - 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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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
184 190 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.93% 25.75% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 23
Average daily rate £315 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) YaST
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 3 (60.00%) HPUX
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) HACMP
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (40.00%) NFS
3 2 (40.00%) OLTP
3 2 (40.00%) Sun
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) OLTP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) HACMP
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 3 (60.00%) HPUX
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Bourne shell
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Korn
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) NFS
1 2 (40.00%) GPFS
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) YaST
2 2 (40.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Sun
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp