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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 129 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.52% 1.09% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.43% 4.75% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 2
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£325 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £289 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +16.66%
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England

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
617 589 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.50% 22.95% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 313 204
Average daily rate £300 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 76
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.71 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -0.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -14 10 £345 -27.36% 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire -18 2 £250 -33.33% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (83.33%) UNIX
2 28 (66.67%) Oracle
3 21 (50.00%) Linux
4 20 (47.62%) HP
5 17 (40.48%) DNS
6 16 (38.10%) ITIL
6 16 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (35.71%) AIX
8 14 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (30.95%) Tomcat
9 13 (30.95%) Red Hat
9 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
10 12 (28.57%) SAN
10 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
11 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (26.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (26.19%) LDAP
11 11 (26.19%) NAS
11 11 (26.19%) Service Management
12 9 (21.43%) Apache
12 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
13 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
14 6 (14.29%) Samba
14 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.90%) Sun
15 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Application Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (30.95%) Tomcat
2 9 (21.43%) Apache
3 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) DNS
2 12 (28.57%) SAN
3 11 (26.19%) LDAP
3 11 (26.19%) NAS
4 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) HTTP
6 2 (4.76%) FCoE
6 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.76%) Multicast
7 1 (2.38%) OpenVPN
7 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (9.52%) Ingres
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.38%) HBase
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) DataStage
5 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Administrator
2 20 (47.62%) Systems Administrator
2 20 (47.62%) UNIX Administrator
3 18 (42.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 7 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) UNIX Support
8 2 (4.76%) UNIX Operator
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) UNIX Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
1 2 (4.76%) XSLT
1 2 (4.76%) Rendezvous
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) UNIX
2 21 (50.00%) Linux
3 16 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (35.71%) AIX
5 14 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (9.52%) zOS
6 4 (9.52%) SUSE
7 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.38%) HPUX
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Service Management
3 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 7 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.76%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Samba
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) NFS
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) SRDF
4 2 (4.76%) KVM
4 2 (4.76%) Xen
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.38%) Control-M
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Oracle
2 20 (47.62%) HP
3 13 (30.95%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Sun
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 4 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) DataSynapse
6 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Veritas
6 2 (4.76%) Sybase
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Intel
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
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