The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 22 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.31% 2.90% 11.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 5.56% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£336 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.15% +14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +11.16%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
42 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 37.17% 52.17% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 15
Average daily rate £340 £351 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 22 (100.00%) SQL
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
1 22 (100.00%) SAN
2 21 (95.45%) Configuration Management
3 19 (86.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
3 19 (86.36%) IPsec
3 19 (86.36%) Clustering
3 19 (86.36%) Veritas
3 19 (86.36%) NAS
3 19 (86.36%) Software Distribution
4 18 (81.82%) Tivoli
4 18 (81.82%) Netcool
5 15 (68.18%) SC Cleared
5 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
7 3 (13.64%) KVM
7 3 (13.64%) RHEV
7 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 (13.64%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) SAN
2 19 (86.36%) IPsec
2 19 (86.36%) NAS
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (86.36%) Clustering
2 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Open Source
3 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
3 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Configuration Management
2 19 (86.36%) Software Distribution
3 3 (13.64%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) SC Cleared
1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) KVM
2 3 (13.64%) RHEV
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (86.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (81.82%) Tivoli
2 18 (81.82%) Netcool
3 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 19 (86.36%) Veritas
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) HP