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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 21 26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 5.67% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 17.95% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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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
63 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.58% 31.58% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 22
Average daily rate £280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) GPFS
6 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) DBA
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) HACMP
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) IBM AIX Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix