The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 60 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.10% 0.36% 3.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 2.15% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
Solaris
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
167 93 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.03% 16.94% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 45 61
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £113 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 35
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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
Swindon -2 5 £363 +20.83%
Chippenham - - - -
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) SELinux
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Postfix
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) YUM

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Backup Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (11.11%) YUM
4 1 (11.11%) MOM
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Sun
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas