The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 100 103 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 45 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 0.85% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.80% 3.75% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 18
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£375 £175 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £325 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
Solaris
England

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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
776 534 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.57% 22.61% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 248 313
Average daily rate £374 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 94 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wiltshire -8 10 £500 +69.49% 9
Bristol - 3 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire -19 2 £394 +21.15%
Somerset -10 1 - - 3
Dorset - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (47.37%) Linux
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) UNIX
4 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 27 (35.53%) VMware
6 26 (34.21%) MS Excel
7 25 (32.89%) SharePoint
7 25 (32.89%) Firewall
7 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
7 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (31.58%) Cisco PIX
8 24 (31.58%) Fat Client
8 24 (31.58%) Thin Client
8 24 (31.58%) CheckPoint
8 24 (31.58%) SLA
8 24 (31.58%) Cisco
8 24 (31.58%) ITIL
9 18 (23.68%) Oracle
9 18 (23.68%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
9 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
11 14 (18.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (17.11%) Migration
13 12 (15.79%) WebSphere
14 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (14.47%) Red Hat
15 10 (13.16%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (13.16%) Oracle EBS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (32.89%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (11.84%) Oracle 9iAS
5 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (9.21%) WebSphere Portal
6 7 (9.21%) Apache
7 4 (5.26%) IIS
8 3 (3.95%) iPlanet
8 3 (3.95%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (3.95%) JBoss
9 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (34.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.89%) Firewall
2 24 (31.58%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (6.58%) DNS
4 4 (5.26%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) Multicast
5 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (2.63%) SMTP
6 2 (2.63%) DHCP
6 2 (2.63%) HTTP
7 1 (1.32%) NAS
7 1 (1.32%) Network Security
7 1 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) VLAN
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) WAN
7 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (11.84%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.32%) DB2
7 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Administrator
2 14 (18.42%) UNIX Administrator
3 13 (17.11%) Consultant
4 12 (15.79%) DBA
4 12 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
4 12 (15.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 12 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (13.16%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (9.21%) Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (6.58%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) C++ Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 3 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) Security Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (7.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Fat Client
1 24 (31.58%) Thin Client
2 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (3.95%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Open Source
6 1 (1.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Linux
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) UNIX
4 8 (10.53%) AIX
4 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.58%) zOS
6 2 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) Debian
7 1 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Migration
3 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.89%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.26%) OO
5 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.26%) Multithreading
6 3 (3.95%) DevOps
6 3 (3.95%) Change Control
6 3 (3.95%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
7 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.63%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.32%) Transition Management
8 1 (1.32%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Java
2 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.58%) Python
3 5 (6.58%) C++
4 3 (3.95%) SQL
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.32%) Erlang
6 1 (1.32%) Korn
6 1 (1.32%) COBOL
6 1 (1.32%) Perl
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.68%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) CCA
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.32%) CCEA
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCSE
7 1 (1.32%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.63%) Postfix
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (5.26%) yum
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.95%) SELinux
4 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (35.53%) VMware
3 24 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 24 (31.58%) Cisco
4 18 (23.68%) Oracle
5 11 (14.47%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.53%) IBM
7 6 (7.89%) Sun
8 4 (5.26%) Citrix
9 2 (2.63%) BMC
9 2 (2.63%) Siebel
9 2 (2.63%) Remedy
10 1 (1.32%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.32%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) NetApp
10 1 (1.32%) SAP
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