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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 92 124 112
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 43 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 0.65% 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.57% 3.01% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 27
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £391 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
654 664 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.32% 21.45% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 328 356
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 83
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 25 £369 - 1
Wiltshire -6 9 £488 +8.33% 1
Gloucestershire +5 5 £300 - 1
Dorset - 4 £500 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 39 (73.58%) Oracle
2 38 (71.70%) Unix
3 25 (47.17%) Linux
4 24 (45.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (43.40%) Veritas
6 22 (41.51%) NetApp
7 21 (39.62%) Symantec
8 20 (37.74%) NetBackup
9 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
10 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
11 15 (28.30%) Configuration Management
11 15 (28.30%) Perl
11 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
11 15 (28.30%) Puppet
12 11 (20.75%) JIRA
12 11 (20.75%) Wiki
12 11 (20.75%) CentOS
12 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
12 11 (20.75%) LAMP
12 11 (20.75%) Samba
12 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
12 11 (20.75%) RHCE
12 11 (20.75%) Apache
12 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
12 11 (20.75%) MySQL
12 11 (20.75%) Firewall
13 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
14 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
14 7 (13.21%) Project Management
14 7 (13.21%) Freedom of Information

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (20.75%) Apache
1 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.75%) Firewall
3 6 (11.32%) Network Security
4 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
5 3 (5.66%) VPN
6 2 (3.77%) SAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.89%) DNS
7 1 (1.89%) IPv6
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) MySQL
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Operations Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (16.98%) Administrator
4 9 (16.98%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 8 (15.09%) Unix Administrator
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Consultant
9 4 (7.55%) Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Designer
9 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Designer
9 4 (7.55%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.55%) Unix Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) DBA
10 3 (5.66%) Solaris Administrator
10 3 (5.66%) Solaris Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) LAMP
2 2 (3.77%) WSDL
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Wiki
2 7 (13.21%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (13.21%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.66%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.66%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Unix
2 25 (47.17%) Linux
3 11 (20.75%) CentOS
4 6 (11.32%) Windows
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) HPUX
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Configuration Management
2 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
3 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 6 (11.32%) ITIL
5 4 (7.55%) BCP
5 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity
5 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps
5 4 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.66%) Information Security
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.66%) SDLC
6 3 (5.66%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Validation
6 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (3.77%) ETL
8 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Perl
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Python
4 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) Korn
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) RHCE
2 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
1 11 (20.75%) Samba
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (45.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (37.74%) NetBackup
3 15 (28.30%) Puppet
4 4 (7.55%) Nagios
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Data Guard
5 3 (5.66%) Nessus
5 3 (5.66%) Nmap
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Oracle
2 23 (43.40%) Veritas
3 22 (41.51%) NetApp
4 21 (39.62%) Symantec
5 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.55%) F5
7 3 (5.66%) Endeca
7 3 (5.66%) Qualys
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco
9 1 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.89%) Sun
9 1 (1.89%) VMware
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