The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 25 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 Suffolk 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 42 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.85% - 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.04% - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.46% -7.14%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
71 28 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 26.20% 18.79% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 33
Average daily rate £225 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £119 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £386 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Suffolk region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Suffolk region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Solaris
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (71.43%) Network Management
2 5 (71.43%) Splunk
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (71.43%) PKI
2 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) IPsec
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) IPsec
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (71.43%) Network Management
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) EMC