The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Sheffield region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 19 27
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield - 3.57% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 14.58% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 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 £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 27.62% 24.49% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 17
Average daily rate £284 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
South Yorkshire

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 30 July 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 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (70.00%) Data Guard
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) Middleware
6 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) GPFS
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) DBA
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) SAN Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (10.00%) GPFS
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) VMware