The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 120 87 80
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 1.21% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.93% 6.12% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 26
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£190 £384 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.48% +8.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
649 425 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.41% 19.76% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 216 303
Average daily rate £325 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 71 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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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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
Devon -1 8 £175 +2.94% 2
Wiltshire -1 7 £300 -14.28% 1
Bristol - 1 £298 - 2
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (54.24%) UNIX
2 31 (52.54%) Linux
3 22 (37.29%) Windows
4 19 (32.20%) VMware
5 18 (30.51%) SharePoint
5 18 (30.51%) ITIL
5 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
6 16 (27.12%) SLA
6 16 (27.12%) Firewall
7 15 (25.42%) Cisco
7 15 (25.42%) Thin Client
7 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
7 15 (25.42%) Fat Client
7 15 (25.42%) Cisco PIX
8 14 (23.73%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
9 13 (22.03%) Red Hat
9 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
9 13 (22.03%) Oracle
9 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
10 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (16.95%) Sun
12 9 (15.25%) SAN
12 9 (15.25%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (11.86%) NFS
13 7 (11.86%) Java

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 18 (30.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) Firewall
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (15.25%) SAN
4 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.17%) DNS
5 5 (8.47%) FTP
5 5 (8.47%) SSH
6 4 (6.78%) LAN
6 4 (6.78%) WAN
7 3 (5.08%) DHCP
8 2 (3.39%) NAS
8 2 (3.39%) LDAP
9 1 (1.69%) DMZ
9 1 (1.69%) HTTP
9 1 (1.69%) Multicast
9 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.39%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Maven
2 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.39%) PVCS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Electronics
3 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Administrator
3 9 (15.25%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.86%) Developer
5 7 (11.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) DBA
8 4 (6.78%) Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Java Swing Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Backup Administrator
10 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) SOAP
1 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
2 5 (8.47%) Spring
2 5 (8.47%) J2EE
2 5 (8.47%) RESTful
2 5 (8.47%) jQuery
3 3 (5.08%) Java EE
4 2 (3.39%) Swing
4 2 (3.39%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) XML-RPC
5 1 (1.69%) WSDL
5 1 (1.69%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Thin Client
1 15 (25.42%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.47%) DTV
2 5 (8.47%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Celerra
3 2 (3.39%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) UNIX
2 31 (52.54%) Linux
3 22 (37.29%) Windows
4 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.47%) HPUX
6 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.39%) CentOS
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Debian
8 1 (1.69%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) Scrum
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
4 5 (8.47%) Programme Management
4 5 (8.47%) TDD
4 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (8.47%) Kanban
4 5 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.78%) Change Management
6 3 (5.08%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (5.08%) DevOps
6 3 (5.08%) Change Control
7 2 (3.39%) BDD
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.39%) Database Security
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
2 7 (11.86%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) Perl
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) Bourne shell
5 4 (6.78%) Korn
6 3 (5.08%) Python
7 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) AWK
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) OCP
4 1 (1.69%) OCA
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.69%) RHCE
4 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) NFS
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.78%) Puppet
2 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.39%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.69%) MOM
4 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) VMware
2 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.42%) Cisco
3 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
4 13 (22.03%) Red Hat
4 13 (22.03%) Oracle
5 10 (16.95%) Sun
6 5 (8.47%) webMethods
6 5 (8.47%) SAP
7 4 (6.78%) NetApp
8 3 (5.08%) Informatica
8 3 (5.08%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) StorageTek
9 2 (3.39%) JBoss
9 2 (3.39%) Sybase
9 2 (3.39%) EMC
10 1 (1.69%) Nokia
10 1 (1.69%) Veritas
10 1 (1.69%) IBM
10 1 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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