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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 107 94 113
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.53% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.02% 5.88% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 17
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£375 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £500 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.61 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+111.81% -27.36%
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
530 680 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.17% 25.97% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 324 203
Average daily rate £325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +23.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Slough -3 9 £375 -25.00% 3
Reading -12 2 £400 +2.56% 4
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (77.08%) Linux
2 29 (60.42%) UNIX
3 22 (45.83%) Windows
4 18 (37.50%) Java
5 16 (33.33%) Perl
5 16 (33.33%) Oracle
6 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
7 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (27.08%) SQL
8 13 (27.08%) AIX
8 13 (27.08%) Sun
9 12 (25.00%) Apache
9 12 (25.00%) Finance
10 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
10 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
10 11 (22.92%) Citrix
10 11 (22.92%) IBM
10 11 (22.92%) DNS
11 10 (20.83%) Cisco
11 10 (20.83%) Clustering
11 10 (20.83%) Shell Script
11 10 (20.83%) WebSphere
12 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
13 8 (16.67%) SOAP
13 8 (16.67%) CCNA
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (16.67%) NFS
13 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (16.67%) Juniper
13 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (25.00%) Apache
2 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
3 10 (20.83%) WebSphere
4 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.25%) Alfresco
5 3 (6.25%) Liferay
6 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (4.17%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) HTTP
2 5 (10.42%) SSL
3 4 (8.33%) SSH
4 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (6.25%) ATM
5 2 (4.17%) FTP
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
5 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.17%) DAB
5 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.08%) NAS
6 1 (2.08%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) DB2
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) SQLPlus
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) DataStage
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Subversion
1 4 (8.33%) GCC
1 4 (8.33%) Gradle
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
3 2 (4.17%) Toad
3 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.17%) Introscope
3 2 (4.17%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (4.17%) JProfiler
3 2 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.08%) Hudson
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Trac
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
3 8 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Designer
4 6 (12.50%) Project Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Environment Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) SOAP
1 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) XSLT
3 3 (6.25%) Servlets
3 3 (6.25%) XHTML
3 3 (6.25%) Struts
3 3 (6.25%) Velocity
3 3 (6.25%) JSR 168
3 3 (6.25%) Middleware
3 3 (6.25%) VXML
3 3 (6.25%) Spring
4 2 (4.17%) J2EE
4 2 (4.17%) JDBC
4 2 (4.17%) ODBC
5 1 (2.08%) Java SE
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Clustering
2 8 (16.67%) DataPower
2 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.33%) IVR
5 3 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Linux
2 29 (60.42%) UNIX
3 22 (45.83%) Windows
4 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (27.08%) AIX
6 6 (12.50%) HPUX
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.08%) FreeBSD
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.08%) VMS
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) High Availability
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 3 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.25%) MVC
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.17%) EAI
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.17%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 16 (33.33%) Perl
3 13 (27.08%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) Shell Script
5 7 (14.58%) Korn
6 4 (8.33%) Groovy
6 4 (8.33%) AWK
6 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.33%) VB
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) Scala
8 2 (4.17%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) CCNA
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 6 (12.50%) RHCE
3 4 (8.33%) IBM Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) NFS
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) OpenSSH
3 3 (6.25%) Xen
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Cobbler
2 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) nmon
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 13 (27.08%) Sun
4 11 (22.92%) IBM
4 11 (22.92%) Citrix
5 10 (20.83%) Cisco
6 8 (16.67%) Juniper
6 8 (16.67%) Redknee
7 5 (10.42%) HP
8 4 (8.33%) VMware
9 3 (6.25%) TIBCO
9 3 (6.25%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (4.17%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) Crossbeam
10 2 (4.17%) BMC
10 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.17%) Dell
10 2 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.08%) EMC
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