The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank - 66 37
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.30% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.59% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
Solaris
Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 126 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.18% 19.12% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £19.20 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales