The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 94 120 93
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -27
Contract jobs citing Solaris 34 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 0.57% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.71% 2.77% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 19
Average daily rate £390 £425 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +38.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £357 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £451
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
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
507 577 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.30% 20.43% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 286 280
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 42
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.65 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £36.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -4 13 £420 -10.40% 2
Newbury +15 7 £288 -23.33%
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 32 (74.42%) Unix
2 22 (51.16%) Oracle
3 20 (46.51%) Telecoms
4 18 (41.86%) Linux
5 16 (37.21%) Windows
5 16 (37.21%) SS7
5 16 (37.21%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
6 14 (32.56%) VMware
7 13 (30.23%) MGCP
7 13 (30.23%) H.323
7 13 (30.23%) SQL
8 12 (27.91%) Java
9 10 (23.26%) GGSN
10 9 (20.93%) Incident Management
10 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (20.93%) Change Management
11 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
11 8 (18.60%) Sybase
11 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
11 8 (18.60%) GPRS
11 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
11 8 (18.60%) UMTS
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) SLA
12 7 (16.28%) VoIP
12 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
13 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) nginx
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Diameter Protocol
1 16 (37.21%) SS7
2 13 (30.23%) H.323
2 13 (30.23%) MGCP
3 10 (23.26%) GGSN
4 8 (18.60%) DNS
4 8 (18.60%) GPRS
4 8 (18.60%) UMTS
4 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
5 7 (16.28%) VoIP
6 6 (13.95%) CDMA
6 6 (13.95%) GSM
6 6 (13.95%) LDAP
6 6 (13.95%) SAN
7 5 (11.63%) NGN
7 5 (11.63%) SGSN
8 4 (9.30%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (6.98%) FTP
9 3 (6.98%) HTTP
10 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Introscope
1 3 (6.98%) JProfiler
1 3 (6.98%) Toad
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.33%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (46.51%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
2 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Core Network Engineer
1 15 (34.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Solaris Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Storage Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Migration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Middleware
2 4 (9.30%) JDBC
3 3 (6.98%) JSP
4 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 2 (4.65%) LAMP
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (2.33%) ELK Stack
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) JMS
5 1 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.33%) ODBC
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Replication
6 1 (2.33%) AS400
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) DataPower
6 1 (2.33%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.33%) iSeries
6 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Unix
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 16 (37.21%) Windows
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.63%) AIX
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (2.33%) Debian
7 1 (2.33%) Fedora
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Change Management
1 9 (20.93%) Incident Management
2 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Analytics
5 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.98%) SIEM
5 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) Database Security
6 2 (4.65%) ERP
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
4 5 (11.63%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) VB
6 3 (6.98%) Python
7 2 (4.65%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.33%) C#
8 1 (2.33%) Delphi
8 1 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.65%) OCP
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CEH
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) GCIA
4 1 (2.33%) GCIH
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 4 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) Docker
3 2 (4.65%) NFS
4 1 (2.33%) KVM
4 1 (2.33%) Postfix
4 1 (2.33%) qmail
4 1 (2.33%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.33%) Varnish
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (6.98%) nmon
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (6.98%) vMotion
2 2 (4.65%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Nagios
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) Cacti
3 1 (2.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Plesk
3 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Oracle
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Sybase
4 6 (13.95%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) IBM
6 4 (9.30%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.98%) EMC
7 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
7 3 (6.98%) Huawei
7 3 (6.98%) Nokia
7 3 (6.98%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (6.98%) Veritas
8 2 (4.65%) BMC
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.65%) Informatica
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.65%) TIBCO