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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 26 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.38% 5.51% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.92% 15.91% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
Average daily rate
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£382 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
Solaris
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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 Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
61 88 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 27.98% 34.65% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 53 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 September 2014, 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 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) CLARiiON
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) BCP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) JBoss
4 1 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (16.67%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss