The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Berkshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 91 81 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing Solaris 31 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 1.62% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 6.93% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +38.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £530 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.26% -36.92%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
517 563 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.12% 23.35% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 251 228
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £168 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 46
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Solaris
South East

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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
Reading -9 10 £388 -14.83% 2
Slough +2 6 £250 -1.47%
Maidenhead +2 5 £220 -45.00% 1
Bracknell +11 4 £300 - 2
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 50 (78.13%) Linux
2 45 (70.31%) UNIX
3 35 (54.69%) Windows
4 25 (39.06%) Red Hat
5 23 (35.94%) Oracle
5 23 (35.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (34.38%) AIX
6 22 (34.38%) IBM
7 19 (29.69%) Shell Script
8 17 (26.56%) Sun
8 17 (26.56%) SQL
8 17 (26.56%) WebSphere
8 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
9 16 (25.00%) Finance
10 14 (21.88%) DataPower
10 14 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (20.31%) Perl
12 12 (18.75%) WebLogic
12 12 (18.75%) DB2
13 11 (17.19%) VMware
13 11 (17.19%) Clustering
13 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.63%) HPUX
14 10 (15.63%) Java
14 10 (15.63%) DNS
14 10 (15.63%) Apache
14 10 (15.63%) Cisco
15 9 (14.06%) HP
15 9 (14.06%) Tivoli

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 17 (26.56%) WebSphere
2 12 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 10 (15.63%) Apache
4 6 (9.38%) Tomcat
5 4 (6.25%) IIS
6 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) HTTP
3 6 (9.38%) Firewall
4 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.81%) SAN
5 4 (6.25%) FTP
5 4 (6.25%) LDAP
6 3 (4.69%) ATM
6 3 (4.69%) DHCP
6 3 (4.69%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.13%) VPN
7 2 (3.13%) NAS
7 2 (3.13%) SSH
8 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.56%) SSL
8 1 (1.56%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) DB2
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.38%) SQLPlus
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.69%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (4.69%) Ant
2 3 (4.69%) Toad
2 3 (4.69%) Introscope
2 3 (4.69%) JProfiler
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 2 (3.13%) Subversion
3 2 (3.13%) MSI
3 2 (3.13%) Hudson
3 2 (3.13%) Gradle
4 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) Trac
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.56%) Maven
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
2 16 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Consultant
4 8 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Ab Initio Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Environment Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (4.69%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Designer
10 2 (3.13%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (7.81%) SOAP
2 5 (7.81%) Middleware
3 3 (4.69%) ODBC
3 3 (4.69%) JDBC
4 2 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) Flash
5 1 (1.56%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.56%) CPAN
5 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.56%) JTAPI
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.56%) Java SE
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) DataPower
2 11 (17.19%) Clustering
3 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) Open Source
6 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) DTV
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) IVR
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (78.13%) Linux
2 45 (70.31%) UNIX
3 35 (54.69%) Windows
4 23 (35.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (34.38%) AIX
6 10 (15.63%) HPUX
7 6 (9.38%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.69%) OpenVMS
10 3 (4.69%) CentOS
11 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
3 7 (10.94%) Migration
3 7 (10.94%) High Availability
4 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Change Management
7 2 (3.13%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.13%) CRM
7 2 (3.13%) EAI
7 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Service Management
7 2 (3.13%) Usability Testing
7 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.13%) Functional Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) Shell Script
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 13 (20.31%) Perl
4 10 (15.63%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.94%) AWK
6 7 (10.94%) Korn
7 5 (7.81%) VB
8 3 (4.69%) C++
9 2 (3.13%) C
9 2 (3.13%) Python
9 2 (3.13%) Ruby
9 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) C-shell
10 1 (1.56%) Groovy
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) CCNA
2 4 (6.25%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.25%) IBM Certification
3 3 (4.69%) RHCE
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) JNCIA
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) NFS
2 7 (10.94%) Xen
3 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.69%) Veritas File System
4 3 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (4.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.56%) UAG
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.56%) Squid
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Tivoli
2 8 (12.50%) Puppet
3 6 (9.38%) Cobbler
4 3 (4.69%) nmon
4 3 (4.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.13%) Nagios
6 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Storage Server
6 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.56%) YUM
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Red Hat
2 23 (35.94%) Oracle
3 22 (34.38%) IBM
4 17 (26.56%) Sun
5 11 (17.19%) VMware
6 10 (15.63%) Cisco
7 9 (14.06%) HP
8 8 (12.50%) Citrix
9 7 (10.94%) Ab Initio
10 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.25%) Veritas
11 4 (6.25%) Redknee
12 3 (4.69%) TIBCO
12 3 (4.69%) Juniper
12 3 (4.69%) EMC
13 2 (3.13%) NetApp
13 2 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
13 2 (3.13%) Sophos
14 1 (1.56%) Websense
14 1 (1.56%) Google