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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 133 108 108
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 1.27% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.73% 6.03% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 14
Average daily rate £400 £431 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +46.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £544 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
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
636 680 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.35% 21.09% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 373 252
Average daily rate £344 £359 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 74
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.10 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 - 5 £473 - 6
Wiltshire -17 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Devon -14 2 £220 -51.11%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Unix
4 12 (50.00%) Oracle
5 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) Perl
7 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (25.00%) Samba
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.83%) HPUX
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 4 (16.67%) MySQL
9 4 (16.67%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) Sun
9 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (16.67%) Finance
9 4 (16.67%) Firewall
9 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
9 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Qualys
10 3 (12.50%) Network Security
10 3 (12.50%) CentOS
10 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
10 3 (12.50%) Puppet

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (4.17%) IPv6
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) DB2
5 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Designer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
1 3 (12.50%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Unix
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.83%) HPUX
6 3 (12.50%) CentOS
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.17%) SUSE
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (12.50%) SDLC
2 3 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Validation
2 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Perl
1 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Korn
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) RHCE
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Samba
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Nessus
1 3 (12.50%) Nmap
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Sun
4 3 (12.50%) Juniper
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Qualys
4 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Intel
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas
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