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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 113 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 1.15% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.99% 5.67% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.49% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £452 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +16.66%
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
602 582 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.87% 20.19% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 284 191
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 45 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £14.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.30 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
Reading +13 9 £469 +6.53% 5
Slough -6 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 35 (92.11%) Linux
2 29 (76.32%) UNIX
3 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
3 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
5 15 (39.47%) Finance
5 15 (39.47%) DNS
5 15 (39.47%) Java
6 13 (34.21%) Sun
7 12 (31.58%) Oracle
8 11 (28.95%) VMware
9 10 (26.32%) Firewall
9 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 9 (23.68%) SOAP
10 9 (23.68%) AIX
10 9 (23.68%) Apache
11 8 (21.05%) VoIP
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco
11 8 (21.05%) DAB
11 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
11 8 (21.05%) Degree
11 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
12 7 (18.42%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
13 6 (15.79%) HP
13 6 (15.79%) NFS
13 6 (15.79%) Broadband
13 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
13 6 (15.79%) J2EE

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (23.68%) Apache
2 8 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
4 5 (13.16%) IIS
5 4 (10.53%) JBoss
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.53%) iPlanet
5 4 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (2.63%) Liferay
6 1 (2.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 8 (21.05%) DAB
3 8 (21.05%) VoIP
4 6 (15.79%) Broadband
5 5 (13.16%) GSM
5 5 (13.16%) HTTP
5 5 (13.16%) Internet
5 5 (13.16%) 3G
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (13.16%) LTE
5 5 (13.16%) 2G
5 5 (13.16%) 4G
6 4 (10.53%) M3UA
6 4 (10.53%) SCTP
6 4 (10.53%) XCAP
6 4 (10.53%) MGW
6 4 (10.53%) SMPP
6 4 (10.53%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Gradle
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Project Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Support
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) SOAP
2 7 (18.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (15.79%) J2EE
4 5 (13.16%) Middleware
4 5 (13.16%) Application Packaging
5 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 4 (10.53%) HTML
6 1 (2.63%) Struts
6 1 (2.63%) JMS
6 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) PKI
4 2 (5.26%) DataPower
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Linux
2 29 (76.32%) UNIX
3 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (23.68%) AIX
5 4 (10.53%) zOS
6 3 (7.89%) Windows
7 2 (5.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.16%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Release Management
2 5 (13.16%) Change Control
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.63%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.63%) TDD
5 1 (2.63%) Pair Programming
5 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Perl
3 4 (10.53%) PHP
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SCSA
2 3 (7.89%) CCNP
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) NFS
2 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas File System
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
2 13 (34.21%) Sun
3 12 (31.58%) Oracle
4 11 (28.95%) VMware
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.79%) HP
7 6 (15.79%) F5
8 5 (13.16%) Dell
8 5 (13.16%) Citrix
8 5 (13.16%) IBM
8 5 (13.16%) Redknee
8 5 (13.16%) Crossbeam
8 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
9 4 (10.53%) Veritas
10 3 (7.89%) Huawei
11 2 (5.26%) Juniper
12 1 (2.63%) GigaSpaces
12 1 (2.63%) Symantec
12 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio