The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 30 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 1.06% 2.68% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.77% 8.16% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
Solaris
Hampshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 28.04% 32.89% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 12
Average daily rate £300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +191.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.48 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 (100.00%) Unix
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) POSIX
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Sun
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) iSeries
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Driving Licence
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) RHCE
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Certification
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (12.50%) GPFS
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Korn
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Linux Specialist
1 6 (75.00%) Unix Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) iSeries
2 5 (62.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX
3 1 (12.50%) NetWare
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Korn
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (25.00%) RHCE
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) GPFS
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
1 7 (87.50%) Sun
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Arqiva
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas