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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 129 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 1.11% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 5.25% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 21
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£400 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
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
618 610 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.85% 21.11% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 293 300
Average daily rate £340 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £148 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 80 75
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £29.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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 27 March 2015. 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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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
Wiltshire +13 10 £400 +19.40% 1
Devon -5 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 6
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 26 (42.62%) Oracle
2 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
3 22 (36.07%) UNIX
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
4 21 (34.43%) SC Cleared
5 19 (31.15%) Migration
6 17 (27.87%) Cisco
6 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database
7 15 (24.59%) Sun
8 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (21.31%) WebSphere
9 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (21.31%) ITIL
9 13 (21.31%) VMware
10 12 (19.67%) Firewall
10 12 (19.67%) AIX
10 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
11 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
11 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (16.39%) Fat Client
12 10 (16.39%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (16.39%) Thin Client

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (21.31%) WebSphere
2 12 (19.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (14.75%) Oracle 9iAS
5 8 (13.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (9.84%) Apache
8 4 (6.56%) IIS
9 3 (4.92%) JBoss
9 3 (4.92%) iPlanet
9 3 (4.92%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.64%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) Network Security
5 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) SMTP
5 1 (1.64%) LDAP
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) MPLS
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (14.75%) Oracle Exadata
5 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.28%) DB2
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Administrator
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle DBA
2 16 (26.23%) DBA
3 12 (19.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 11 (18.03%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 11 (18.03%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.48%) Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Designer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Designer
7 5 (8.20%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Delivery Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) .NET
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Thin Client
1 10 (16.39%) Fat Client
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) UNIX
2 22 (36.07%) Windows
3 12 (19.67%) AIX
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) zOS
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.64%) HPUX
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Migration
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.48%) Project Management
4 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.92%) Change Management
5 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.28%) Service Management
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Transition Management
7 1 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.64%) ITSM
7 1 (1.64%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Perl
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) COBOL
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (34.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) Oracle Certification
4 8 (13.11%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (9.84%) RHCE
6 5 (8.20%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.64%) MCSD
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) CCA
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CCEA
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (9.84%) Samba
3 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.64%) Postfix
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.56%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (4.92%) yum
4 2 (3.28%) SELinux
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.64%) SCCM
5 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Oracle
2 17 (27.87%) Cisco
3 15 (24.59%) Sun
4 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (21.31%) VMware
6 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
7 9 (14.75%) IBM
8 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
9 6 (9.84%) Siebel
10 3 (4.92%) Citrix
11 2 (3.28%) EMC
12 1 (1.64%) Intel
12 1 (1.64%) HP
12 1 (1.64%) Genesys
12 1 (1.64%) BMC
12 1 (1.64%) CA
12 1 (1.64%) Remedy
12 1 (1.64%) Micro Focus
12 1 (1.64%) TOWER Software
12 1 (1.64%) AppSense