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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 35 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.48% 1.92% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.83% 6.74% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £314 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% +14.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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
103 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 25.37% 28.43% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 29
Average daily rate £350 £318 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.88 £17.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) UNIX
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) EMC
6 4 (28.57%) SAN
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
7 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
7 3 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (21.43%) Lync
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) Veritas
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) Internet
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) NFS
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (21.43%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) ADSL
3 3 (21.43%) Broadband
3 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
1 5 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) C++ Developer
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) UNIX
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
2 3 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) NFS
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Veritas
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp