The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 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 South West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 123 81 86
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 20 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 1.32% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 6.73% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 26
Average daily rate
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£240 £384 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.45% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
664 416 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.72% 19.54% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 206 307
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 70 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -22.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £31.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -6 8 £175 +2.94% 2
Wiltshire -4 7 £300 -14.28%
Bristol - 2 £319 - 4
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 33 (54.10%) UNIX
2 32 (52.46%) Linux
3 24 (39.34%) Windows
4 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
5 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
5 18 (29.51%) ITIL
5 18 (29.51%) VMware
6 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
6 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (26.23%) SLA
7 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
7 16 (26.23%) Firewall
8 15 (24.59%) Thin Client
8 15 (24.59%) CheckPoint
8 15 (24.59%) Cisco
8 15 (24.59%) Cisco PIX
8 15 (24.59%) Fat Client
9 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
9 14 (22.95%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
10 13 (21.31%) Oracle
11 12 (19.67%) Red Hat
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
12 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
13 9 (14.75%) Java
13 9 (14.75%) Sun
14 8 (13.11%) SAN
14 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
15 7 (11.48%) Telecoms

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.20%) DNS
5 4 (6.56%) LAN
5 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 4 (6.56%) FTP
5 4 (6.56%) SSH
6 3 (4.92%) Multicast
7 2 (3.28%) LDAP
7 2 (3.28%) DHCP
8 1 (1.64%) HTTP
8 1 (1.64%) DMZ
8 1 (1.64%) Network Security
8 1 (1.64%) NAS
8 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.28%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) PVCS
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Electronics
3 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Administrator
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (13.11%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (13.11%) UNIX Administrator
5 8 (13.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (11.48%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 6 (9.84%) Consultant
7 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
8 5 (8.20%) DBA
9 4 (6.56%) Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (4.92%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (3.28%) Backup Administrator
11 2 (3.28%) Java Swing Developer
11 2 (3.28%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) SOAP
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) J2EE
2 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
2 5 (8.20%) Spring
2 5 (8.20%) jQuery
2 5 (8.20%) RESTful
3 3 (4.92%) Java EE
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) Swing
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) XML-RPC
5 1 (1.64%) WSDL
5 1 (1.64%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Thin Client
1 15 (24.59%) Fat Client
2 6 (9.84%) DTV
3 5 (8.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.64%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) UNIX
2 32 (52.46%) Linux
3 24 (39.34%) Windows
4 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.20%) HPUX
6 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.28%) Debian
8 1 (1.64%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
4 6 (9.84%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (8.20%) Kanban
5 5 (8.20%) TDD
5 5 (8.20%) Migration
5 5 (8.20%) Scrum
6 4 (6.56%) OO
6 4 (6.56%) Change Management
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.92%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (4.92%) DevOps
7 3 (4.92%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.92%) Change Control
8 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.28%) BDD
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Shell Script
2 9 (14.75%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) Perl
4 5 (8.20%) Bourne shell
5 4 (6.56%) Korn
5 4 (6.56%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) C#
8 1 (1.64%) sed
8 1 (1.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL Certification
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.64%) RHCE
4 1 (1.64%) OCP
4 1 (1.64%) OCA
4 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) NFS
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Backup Exec
1 4 (6.56%) Puppet
2 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.28%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.64%) MOM
4 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.64%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) VMware
3 15 (24.59%) CheckPoint
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco
4 13 (21.31%) Oracle
5 12 (19.67%) Red Hat
6 9 (14.75%) Sun
7 6 (9.84%) SAP
8 5 (8.20%) webMethods
9 4 (6.56%) NetApp
10 3 (4.92%) Informatica
10 3 (4.92%) StorageTek
11 2 (3.28%) JBoss
11 2 (3.28%) Sybase
11 2 (3.28%) HP
12 1 (1.64%) EMC
12 1 (1.64%) Veritas
12 1 (1.64%) Nokia
12 1 (1.64%) IBM
12 1 (1.64%) Huawei
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