The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Surrey 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 63 55 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +35
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.16% 2.33% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.36% 9.23% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 14
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £410 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.92%
Operating Systems Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
435 325 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 29.33% 25.23% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 142 182
Average daily rate £338 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Epsom - 6 - -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (65.31%) Oracle
2 24 (48.98%) Linux
3 22 (44.90%) UNIX
4 20 (40.82%) Windows
5 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
5 17 (34.69%) Perl
5 17 (34.69%) Shell Script
5 17 (34.69%) Oracle Database
6 16 (32.65%) Finance
6 16 (32.65%) SQL
7 14 (28.57%) Cisco
7 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Sun
8 12 (24.49%) NetApp
8 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
9 11 (22.45%) AIX
9 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
10 10 (20.41%) Windows 2000
10 10 (20.41%) DNS
11 9 (18.37%) Java
11 9 (18.37%) Firewall
11 9 (18.37%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (14.29%) Foglight
13 7 (14.29%) BMC PATROL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (14.29%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.16%) Site Server
3 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) Firewall
3 5 (10.20%) FTP
4 4 (8.16%) SAN
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (6.12%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle Database
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.16%) DB2
6 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (12.24%) Toad
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) DBA
2 16 (32.65%) Oracle DBA
3 10 (20.41%) Consultant
3 10 (20.41%) Administrator
4 5 (10.20%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Design Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 5 (10.20%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.08%) HACMP
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) iSeries
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Linux
2 22 (44.90%) UNIX
3 20 (40.82%) Windows
4 14 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.45%) AIX
6 10 (20.41%) Windows 2000
7 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.16%) Change Control
6 4 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.08%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.04%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.04%) Service Management
8 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.04%) Project Management
8 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Perl
1 17 (34.69%) Shell Script
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.20%) C
5 5 (10.20%) C++
6 4 (8.16%) PHP
7 3 (6.12%) VB
7 3 (6.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) CCNA
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) MCSE
4 4 (8.16%) MCSD
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (10.20%) Sendmail
4 4 (8.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.08%) XenApp
6 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Foglight
1 7 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
1 7 (14.29%) Legato
1 7 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.16%) Puppet
3 4 (8.16%) nmon
4 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) Cisco
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Sun
3 12 (24.49%) NetApp
3 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.24%) Veritas
4 6 (12.24%) IBM
4 6 (12.24%) HP
4 6 (12.24%) Blue Coat
5 4 (8.16%) VMware
6 3 (6.12%) Cognos
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix
6 3 (6.12%) Informatica
6 3 (6.12%) Juniper
7 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 2 (4.08%) McAfee
7 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 2 (4.08%) Sybase