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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 119 122 87
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -35
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.63% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 2.92% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 10
Average daily rate
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£360 £190 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -50.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
682 651 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.28% 21.46% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 354 216
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 92 71
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £37.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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 +5 12 £300 - 4
Bristol -4 4 £370 +24.36% 1
Somerset +5 3 £381 +1.66% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (82.05%) Oracle
2 30 (76.92%) Linux
3 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
3 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Windows
4 22 (56.41%) Sun
5 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 17 (43.59%) UNIX
5 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
6 15 (38.46%) SQL
6 15 (38.46%) Cisco
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (33.33%) Samba
8 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 13 (33.33%) RHCE
8 13 (33.33%) Perl
9 11 (28.21%) Apache
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
11 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
12 7 (17.95%) MySQL
12 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
12 7 (17.95%) Migration
12 7 (17.95%) Puppet
12 7 (17.95%) JIRA
13 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (15.38%) Finance

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 4 (10.26%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
3 4 (10.26%) HTTP
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) FCoE
6 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.56%) Multicast
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.95%) MySQL
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) Toad
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Designer
2 13 (33.33%) Senior Designer
3 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 6 (15.38%) DBA
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Server Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Support Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Wiki
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Linux
2 22 (56.41%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) UNIX
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.26%) Ubuntu
8 3 (7.69%) CentOS
9 2 (5.13%) SUSE
9 2 (5.13%) AIX
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.69%) Demand Management
4 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.13%) Change Control
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.56%) OOD
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Perl
3 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
1 23 (58.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (33.33%) RHCE
3 10 (25.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Samba
3 4 (10.26%) ISA Server
3 4 (10.26%) iptables
4 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) SRDF
5 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
2 4 (10.26%) Nagios
2 4 (10.26%) Ganglia
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Oracle
2 22 (56.41%) Sun
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.26%) BEA
5 4 (10.26%) Brocade
5 4 (10.26%) Ektron
5 4 (10.26%) Siebel
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (2.56%) CA
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) Intel
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