The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 72 86 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 28 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.71% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.63% 2.82% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £370 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £294 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £397 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -24.00%
Solaris
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
367 355 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.41% 23.68% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 188 102
Average daily rate £290 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.48 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.86% -16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £45.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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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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
Leeds +16 26 £325 -12.16% 7
Wetherby - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Solaris
Yorkshire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (94.12%) UNIX
2 22 (64.71%) Linux
3 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
3 16 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (44.12%) Oracle
5 13 (38.24%) Apache
5 13 (38.24%) SAN
6 10 (29.41%) AIX
7 9 (26.47%) HP
8 7 (20.59%) NAS
8 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
8 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 6 (17.65%) SLA
9 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
10 5 (14.71%) JBoss
10 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
10 5 (14.71%) ATG
10 5 (14.71%) ATG Dynamo
10 5 (14.71%) Samba
10 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
11 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) J2EE
11 4 (11.76%) Java
11 4 (11.76%) DevOps
12 3 (8.82%) Open Source
12 3 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (8.82%) Python

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 13 (38.24%) Apache
2 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
3 5 (14.71%) JBoss
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
3 5 (14.71%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) SAN
2 7 (20.59%) NAS
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Ingres
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Administrator
2 10 (29.41%) UNIX Administrator
3 9 (26.47%) UNIX Engineer
4 8 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (23.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) UNIX Operator
6 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.88%) DBA
9 1 (2.94%) Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Solaris Administrator
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Administrator
9 1 (2.94%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) J2EE
2 3 (8.82%) Java EE
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) UNIX
2 22 (64.71%) Linux
3 16 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (29.41%) AIX
5 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
2 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Database Security
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Korn
4 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) OCP
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Samba
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 15 (44.12%) Oracle
3 9 (26.47%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) ATG
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
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