The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon 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 Basildon 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 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 7.79% 1.89% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 16.67% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 23.38% 11.32% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £288 £201 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 £10.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+338.09% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Essex

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) UNIX
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) OO
4 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) J2EE
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 5 (55.56%) RUP
4 5 (55.56%) XHTML
4 5 (55.56%) SOA
4 5 (55.56%) XML
4 5 (55.56%) Ajax
4 5 (55.56%) HTML5
4 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
5 4 (44.44%) JSON
5 4 (44.44%) Social Media
5 4 (44.44%) CSS3
5 4 (44.44%) Facebook
5 4 (44.44%) Twitter
5 4 (44.44%) Marketing
5 4 (44.44%) Validation
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) XHTML
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) Ajax
1 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) JSON
2 4 (44.44%) CSS3
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Social Media
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) RUP
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) SEO
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Bourne shell
5 1 (11.11%) C-shell
5 1 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas File System
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Facebook
1 4 (44.44%) Twitter
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) FatWire
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat