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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 122 104 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 1.24% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% 5.75% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £435 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
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
662 696 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.07% 21.57% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 358 290
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £148 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 82 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 +23 13 £450 +34.32% 3
Somerset +10 2 - -
Gloucestershire -34 2 - - 1
Devon -6 1 - -
Avon - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (59.65%) Linux
2 29 (50.88%) Oracle
2 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
3 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 22 (38.60%) UNIX
5 20 (35.09%) Windows
5 20 (35.09%) Migration
6 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
7 15 (26.32%) Sun
8 14 (24.56%) Cisco
8 14 (24.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (22.81%) WebSphere
10 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (17.54%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
11 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (17.54%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (17.54%) AIX
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle 11i
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle 9iAS
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (14.04%) Samba
13 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
13 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
13 8 (14.04%) ITIL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (22.81%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle 9iAS
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Application Server
3 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (12.28%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (7.02%) Apache
6 3 (5.26%) IIS
6 3 (5.26%) JBoss
6 3 (5.26%) iPlanet
6 3 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.28%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 1 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (1.75%) SMTP
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) MPLS
5 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle Database
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle Exadata
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Toad
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Administrator
2 15 (26.32%) Oracle DBA
2 15 (26.32%) DBA
3 12 (21.05%) UNIX Administrator
4 11 (19.30%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (19.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 8 (14.04%) Designer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Designer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) WebSphere Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 4 (7.02%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.51%) Delivery Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Thin Client
2 5 (8.77%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (5.26%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Linux
2 22 (38.60%) UNIX
3 20 (35.09%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (17.54%) AIX
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.77%) zOS
7 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.51%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) HPUX
10 1 (1.75%) SUSE
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.28%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Change Management
6 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.75%) ITSM
7 1 (1.75%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.75%) Service Management
7 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.75%) High Availability
7 1 (1.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Perl
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) Oracle Certification
3 8 (14.04%) RHCE
4 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (14.04%) Samba
4 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (5.26%) yum
4 2 (3.51%) SELinux
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.75%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Oracle
2 15 (26.32%) Sun
3 14 (24.56%) Cisco
4 8 (14.04%) IBM
5 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.28%) VMware
6 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.77%) Siebel
8 3 (5.26%) Brocade
9 2 (3.51%) Citrix
9 2 (3.51%) EMC
10 1 (1.75%) Intel
10 1 (1.75%) HP
10 1 (1.75%) BMC
10 1 (1.75%) CA
10 1 (1.75%) Genesys
10 1 (1.75%) Remedy
10 1 (1.75%) AppSense