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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 114 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.71% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.02% 3.73% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 25
Average daily rate £358 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.49% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
445 510 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.58% 18.98% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 258 268
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 -14 5 £488 +14.70%
Slough +3 3 £250 -20.00%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Unix
3 23 (60.53%) Windows
4 15 (39.47%) Oracle
5 14 (36.84%) AIX
6 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
7 12 (31.58%) IBM
8 11 (28.95%) VMware
8 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
9 10 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (26.32%) Middleware
10 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.68%) DataPower
11 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
11 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.05%) HP
11 8 (21.05%) HTTP
11 8 (21.05%) VB
11 8 (21.05%) DB2
12 7 (18.42%) Java
12 7 (18.42%) SQL
12 7 (18.42%) SS7
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
12 7 (18.42%) Clustering
12 7 (18.42%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (15.79%) C++
13 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.79%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.26%) Apache
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.63%) iPlanet
6 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BASE24
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) HTTP
2 7 (18.42%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (18.42%) SS7
3 5 (13.16%) FTP
3 5 (13.16%) GPRS
3 5 (13.16%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) SSL
3 5 (13.16%) UMTS
3 5 (13.16%) WCDMA
4 4 (10.53%) GGSN
4 4 (10.53%) H.323
4 4 (10.53%) MGCP
5 3 (7.89%) CDMA
5 3 (7.89%) DNS
5 3 (7.89%) GSM
5 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
5 3 (7.89%) SGSN
6 2 (5.26%) SMTP
6 2 (5.26%) SNMP
6 2 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.05%) DB2
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Introscope
1 5 (13.16%) JProfiler
1 5 (13.16%) Toad
2 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
2 3 (7.89%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.26%) PVCS
3 2 (5.26%) SilkPerformer
General
1 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) EMC Storage Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Storage Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Middleware
1 10 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (15.79%) JMS
3 5 (13.16%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (7.89%) JDBC
4 3 (7.89%) ODBC
5 1 (2.63%) POSIX
5 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.63%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.63%) WAP
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (23.68%) DataPower
2 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 7 (18.42%) Clustering
4 5 (13.16%) Cryptography
5 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.63%) AS400
7 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.63%) iSeries
7 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.63%) SCADA
7 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Unix
3 23 (60.53%) Windows
4 14 (36.84%) AIX
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.26%) HPUX
7 2 (5.26%) SUSE
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
2 4 (10.53%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
3 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.89%) Usability Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Analytics
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.26%) Operations Management
4 2 (5.26%) Security Management
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
1 8 (21.05%) VB
2 7 (18.42%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) Korn
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) IBM Certification
3 5 (13.16%) ISEB
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) NFS
2 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) Samba
3 2 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Server
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) Xen
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (13.16%) nmon
2 3 (7.89%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.26%) vMotion
4 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.63%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 12 (31.58%) IBM
3 11 (28.95%) VMware
4 8 (21.05%) HP
5 5 (13.16%) Sybase
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.89%) BMC
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.26%) Ab Initio
8 2 (5.26%) Egenera
8 2 (5.26%) Fujitsu
8 2 (5.26%) Serena
8 2 (5.26%) Veritas
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Huawei
9 1 (2.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
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