The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 31 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 Wales 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 65 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.27% 1.43% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 5.33% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -30.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
143 150 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.14% 26.74% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 86 47
Average daily rate £313 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.27 £18.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
South Wales -21 2 £275 -18.51%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) WSDL
1 2 (100.00%) XML-RPC
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) WSDL
1 2 (100.00%) XML-RPC
1 2 (100.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle