The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 18 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 Wiltshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 66 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.42% 0.43% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 2.27% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £335 £370 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -14.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
140 88 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 19.66% 18.97% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 48
Average daily rate £330 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 32
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Chippenham - 1 £335 -
Swindon - - - -
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 11 (100.00%) UNIX
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Sun
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
4 6 (54.55%) NetBackup
4 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (36.36%) JSP
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) VMS
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (36.36%) JSP 440
6 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
7 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
7 3 (27.27%) HP
7 3 (27.27%) EMC
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) SSH
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
2 2 (18.18%) CLARiiON
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Celerra
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) VMS
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) NetBackup
2 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Sun
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec