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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 112 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.19% 0.29% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 1.65% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£331 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -7.01%
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
433 303 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.50% 17.51% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 167 187
Average daily rate £325 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.30 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.90 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.40%

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
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 29 June 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
Leeds -24 3 £350 - 3
Solaris
Yorkshire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 14 (87.50%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) AIX
4 11 (68.75%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
6 7 (43.75%) Oracle
6 7 (43.75%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (37.50%) DNS
7 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
7 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
8 5 (31.25%) Python
8 5 (31.25%) Replication
9 4 (25.00%) SUSE
9 4 (25.00%) zOS
9 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (25.00%) F5
10 2 (12.50%) Change Management
10 2 (12.50%) XML
10 2 (12.50%) Perl
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Operator
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 14 (87.50%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) AIX
4 11 (68.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) zOS
6 4 (25.00%) SUSE
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) V-Model
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas