The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 104 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 0.94% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.11% 4.60% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 19
Median daily rate £300 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £364 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
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
470 522 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.03% 20.35% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 256 265
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 30
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +7 8 £275 -31.25%
Reading -6 6 £500 +11.11% 3
Bracknell - 2 £500 - 2
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 33 (68.75%) Unix
2 22 (45.83%) Oracle
3 20 (41.67%) Telecoms
4 18 (37.50%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) Windows
5 17 (35.42%) Linux
5 17 (35.42%) VMware
6 16 (33.33%) Java
6 16 (33.33%) SS7
6 16 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (27.08%) MGCP
7 13 (27.08%) H.323
7 13 (27.08%) Change Management
7 13 (27.08%) Incident Management
7 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
8 12 (25.00%) DNS
9 10 (20.83%) LDAP
9 10 (20.83%) GGSN
9 10 (20.83%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (16.67%) GPRS
11 8 (16.67%) UMTS
11 8 (16.67%) WCDMA
11 8 (16.67%) SLA
11 8 (16.67%) Sybase
11 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
11 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (14.58%) SAN
12 7 (14.58%) VoIP
12 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.17%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) JBoss
5 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) Confluence
6 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.08%) nginx
6 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 16 (33.33%) SS7
2 13 (27.08%) H.323
2 13 (27.08%) MGCP
3 12 (25.00%) DNS
4 10 (20.83%) GGSN
4 10 (20.83%) LDAP
5 8 (16.67%) GPRS
5 8 (16.67%) UMTS
5 8 (16.67%) WCDMA
6 7 (14.58%) SAN
6 7 (14.58%) VoIP
7 6 (12.50%) CDMA
7 6 (12.50%) GSM
8 5 (10.42%) NGN
8 5 (10.42%) SGSN
9 4 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (6.25%) FTP
10 3 (6.25%) HTTP
10 3 (6.25%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Introscope
1 3 (6.25%) JProfiler
1 3 (6.25%) Toad
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
3 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.08%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.08%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Core Network Engineer
1 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Solaris Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Solaris Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Storage Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) JDBC
3 3 (6.25%) JSP
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) LAMP
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (2.08%) ELK Stack
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.08%) JMS
5 1 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.08%) ODBC
5 1 (2.08%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) AS400
6 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.08%) DataPower
6 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.08%) iSeries
6 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (68.75%) Unix
2 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 17 (35.42%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) AIX
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) Debian
7 1 (2.08%) Fedora
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Change Management
1 13 (27.08%) Incident Management
2 10 (20.83%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Analytics
5 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps
5 3 (6.25%) Information Security
5 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) SIEM
5 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.17%) Database Security
6 2 (4.17%) Database Tuning
6 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.42%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) VB
6 3 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) C
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) Delphi
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ISEB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CISSP
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.17%) OCP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CEH
4 1 (2.08%) GCIA
4 1 (2.08%) GCIH
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
2 4 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Docker
3 2 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (2.08%) KVM
4 1 (2.08%) Postfix
4 1 (2.08%) qmail
4 1 (2.08%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.08%) Varnish
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (6.25%) nmon
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (6.25%) vMotion
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) Nagios
2 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (2.08%) Cacti
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Oracle
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) Sybase
4 6 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) EMC
5 4 (8.33%) IBM
5 4 (8.33%) Veritas
6 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.25%) Ericsson
6 3 (6.25%) Huawei
6 3 (6.25%) Nokia
6 3 (6.25%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (4.17%) BMC
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.17%) Informatica
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.17%) Qualys
7 2 (4.17%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
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