The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 127 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.46% 0.79% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 3.38% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
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£345 £388 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £292 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
Solaris
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
633 592 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.48% 23.51% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 324 225
Average daily rate £300 £290 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £153 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 78 62
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
West Yorkshire -9 10 £329 -28.91% 2
South Yorkshire -18 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (80.77%) UNIX
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 15 (57.69%) ITIL
4 14 (53.85%) Oracle
4 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (50.00%) DNS
5 13 (50.00%) HP
6 12 (46.15%) Windows
6 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
7 11 (42.31%) AIX
8 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
10 7 (26.92%) Service Management
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
10 7 (26.92%) LDAP
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
11 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 5 (19.23%) Replication
12 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
13 4 (15.38%) BIG-IP
13 4 (15.38%) F5
13 4 (15.38%) Finance
13 4 (15.38%) SUSE
13 4 (15.38%) Sun
13 4 (15.38%) Active Directory

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) LDAP
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 4 (15.38%) BIG-IP
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (3.85%) OpenVPN
6 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
1 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Administrator
2 8 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX Support
6 2 (7.69%) UNIX Operator
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Replication
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) UNIX
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 11 (42.31%) AIX
6 4 (15.38%) SUSE
6 4 (15.38%) zOS
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) V-Model
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 13 (50.00%) HP
3 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) F5
5 4 (15.38%) Sun
6 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) Sybase
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk