The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 38 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.87% 1.46% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.16% 7.14% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -
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 £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
Solaris
Nottinghamshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
95 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 27.62% 20.44% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 28
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £311 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £16.16
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 Nottingham

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 10 (90.91%) UNIX
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
1 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) EMC
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Veritas
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (27.27%) Lync
6 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) NFS
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) AIX
6 3 (27.27%) Windows XP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (27.27%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) ADSL
3 3 (27.27%) Broadband
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) AIX
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Development
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) NFS
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) EMC
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp