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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 103 100 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 36 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.51% 4.09% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 9
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£425 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £339 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.90 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
653 514 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.64% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 246 320
Average daily rate £350 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £126 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 75 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
Devon +7 17 £444 +153.57%
Wiltshire -2 12 £363 +13.28% 4
Dorset - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 5
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 29 (43.28%) Linux
2 28 (41.79%) Windows
3 27 (40.30%) UNIX
4 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
5 23 (34.33%) VMware
6 22 (32.84%) Firewall
6 22 (32.84%) Cisco
6 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
6 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
7 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
7 21 (31.34%) ITIL
7 21 (31.34%) CheckPoint
8 20 (29.85%) Thin Client
8 20 (29.85%) SLA
8 20 (29.85%) Fat Client
8 20 (29.85%) Cisco PIX
9 19 (28.36%) Oracle
10 16 (23.88%) Migration
10 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
11 15 (22.39%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (20.90%) Oracle Database
13 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
13 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (16.42%) AIX
14 11 (16.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle Application Server
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database 12c

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (13.43%) Oracle 9iAS
5 8 (11.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (10.45%) Apache
6 7 (10.45%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (5.97%) IIS
7 4 (5.97%) JBoss
8 3 (4.48%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (4.48%) iPlanet
9 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.49%) Lync
9 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) Firewall
2 20 (29.85%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (7.46%) DNS
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) SAN
5 2 (2.99%) LDAP
5 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 2 (2.99%) SMTP
5 2 (2.99%) DHCP
5 2 (2.99%) HTTP
5 2 (2.99%) Network Security
6 1 (1.49%) NAS
6 1 (1.49%) Multicast
6 1 (1.49%) VLAN
6 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.49%) MPLS
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle Database
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (13.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.99%) DB2
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.49%) MySQL
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Administrator
2 14 (20.90%) UNIX Administrator
3 13 (19.40%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (17.91%) DBA
4 12 (17.91%) Oracle DBA
4 12 (17.91%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 11 (16.42%) Consultant
6 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (11.94%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (5.97%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 4 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (4.48%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.99%) Security Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Delivery Project Manager
11 2 (2.99%) Security Administrator
11 2 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 2 (2.99%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Thin Client
1 20 (29.85%) Fat Client
2 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (4.48%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Open Source
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.28%) Linux
2 28 (41.79%) Windows
3 27 (40.30%) UNIX
4 11 (16.42%) AIX
5 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.46%) zOS
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Debian
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) ITIL
2 16 (23.88%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.45%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.48%) Change Management
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Transition Management
8 1 (1.49%) High Availability
8 1 (1.49%) Change Control
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.49%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (1.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) Java
2 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) C
3 2 (2.99%) C++
3 2 (2.99%) Python
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.49%) Korn
4 1 (1.49%) Erlang
4 1 (1.49%) COBOL
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (22.39%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (13.43%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (5.97%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (1.49%) CCA
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CCEA
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.49%) RHCE
7 1 (1.49%) MCSD
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.99%) Postfix
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.49%) Samba
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (5.97%) yum
3 2 (2.99%) SELinux
4 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.33%) VMware
3 22 (32.84%) Cisco
4 21 (31.34%) CheckPoint
5 19 (28.36%) Oracle
6 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
7 9 (13.43%) IBM
8 7 (10.45%) Sun
9 5 (7.46%) Citrix
10 2 (2.99%) Siebel
10 2 (2.99%) EMC
10 2 (2.99%) Remedy
10 2 (2.99%) BMC
11 1 (1.49%) Brocade
11 1 (1.49%) AppSense
11 1 (1.49%) TOWER Software
11 1 (1.49%) Micro Focus
11 1 (1.49%) Intel
11 1 (1.49%) HP
11 1 (1.49%) Genesys