The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 30 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.66% 4.39% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 13.16% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +16.66%
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South Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 76 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 17.22% 33.33% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 27
Average daily rate £320 £280 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Sybase
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Intel
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) NFS
4 2 (40.00%) Xen
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) FCoE
2 2 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (40.00%) Multicast
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) DataStage
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) HBase
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
1 2 (40.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Benchmarking
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) SRDF
1 2 (40.00%) KVM
1 2 (40.00%) NFS
1 2 (40.00%) Xen
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) DataSynapse
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
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