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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 121 115 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 1.01% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 4.85% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
653 618 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.59% 20.89% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 346 264
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 86 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 10 £450 - 3
Somerset +14 3 £388 -15.06%
Bristol +3 2 £356 -25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -26 1 - - 1
Avon - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 39 (72.22%) Linux
2 38 (70.37%) Oracle
3 29 (53.70%) Security Cleared
4 27 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) Windows
6 21 (38.89%) Migration
7 20 (37.04%) Sun
8 19 (35.19%) UNIX
9 18 (33.33%) Oracle Database
10 16 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (27.78%) Cisco
11 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
13 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
14 12 (22.22%) SQL
15 11 (20.37%) Perl
15 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (20.37%) RHCE
15 11 (20.37%) Samba
15 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (18.52%) Oracle EBS R12
16 10 (18.52%) AIX
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle 9iAS
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
17 9 (16.67%) Finance
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
17 9 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (16.67%) Oracle 9iAS
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (12.96%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (9.26%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) IIS
4 4 (7.41%) JBoss
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) iPlanet
5 3 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) Firewall
3 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.85%) Network Security
5 1 (1.85%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) FCoE
5 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 16 (29.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
4 9 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) DB2
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Toad
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Administrator
2 15 (27.78%) DBA
2 15 (27.78%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (20.37%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Designer
3 11 (20.37%) Senior Designer
4 6 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) J2EE
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.85%) Middleware
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (72.22%) Linux
2 22 (40.74%) Windows
3 19 (35.19%) UNIX
4 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (18.52%) AIX
7 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.26%) zOS
9 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.85%) HPUX
10 1 (1.85%) SUSE
10 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Patch Management
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.85%) High Availability
6 1 (1.85%) Change Control
6 1 (1.85%) Demand Management
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) ITSM
6 1 (1.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) Perl
3 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (53.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) RHCE
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) Samba
3 9 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.85%) NFS
5 1 (1.85%) Postfix
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (3.70%) yum
3 1 (1.85%) SELinux
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (70.37%) Oracle
2 20 (37.04%) Sun
3 15 (27.78%) Cisco
4 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.26%) Siebel
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.41%) Brocade
7 3 (5.56%) IBM
7 3 (5.56%) EMC
8 2 (3.70%) Intel
8 2 (3.70%) BEA
8 2 (3.70%) Ektron
9 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.85%) VMware
9 1 (1.85%) AppSense
9 1 (1.85%) BMC
9 1 (1.85%) CA
9 1 (1.85%) NetApp
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix
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