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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 77 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 43 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.68% 1.20% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.05% 5.78% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 20
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£500 £330 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
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
475 519 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.51% 20.72% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 232 255
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 26 40
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.29 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 +10 21 £500 +42.85% 7
Newbury - 9 £481 -
Slough -2 5 £515 +56.06%
Bracknell -3 2 £350 -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (63.93%) UNIX
2 37 (60.66%) Linux
3 28 (45.90%) AIX
4 20 (32.79%) IBM
4 20 (32.79%) WebSphere
5 19 (31.15%) Windows
5 19 (31.15%) WebSphere MQ
6 17 (27.87%) DB2
6 17 (27.87%) DataPower
7 16 (26.23%) Oracle
7 16 (26.23%) Sun
8 15 (24.59%) Firewall
8 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
8 15 (24.59%) Finance
8 15 (24.59%) Clustering
8 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (21.31%) SQL
11 11 (18.03%) JMS
11 11 (18.03%) IBM Certification
11 11 (18.03%) Veritas
12 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
12 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
12 10 (16.39%) Java
12 10 (16.39%) Degree
12 10 (16.39%) Data Centre
13 9 (14.75%) High Availability
13 9 (14.75%) HP
13 9 (14.75%) Broadband
13 9 (14.75%) Management Information System

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (32.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.48%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.56%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
6 2 (3.28%) JBoss
6 2 (3.28%) iPlanet
6 2 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Office
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) Firewall
2 9 (14.75%) Broadband
3 7 (11.48%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) ATM
4 6 (9.84%) VPN
4 6 (9.84%) Ethernet
4 6 (9.84%) PPP
4 6 (9.84%) VoIP
4 6 (9.84%) DSLAM
4 6 (9.84%) xDSL
5 5 (8.20%) 4G
5 5 (8.20%) 3G
5 5 (8.20%) SMS
5 5 (8.20%) GPRS
5 5 (8.20%) GSM
5 5 (8.20%) SSL
6 4 (6.56%) DMZ
6 4 (6.56%) SSH
7 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) DB2
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (24.59%) Telecoms
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Architect
1 9 (14.75%) Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Ab Initio Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Technical Tester
4 5 (8.20%) Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Principal Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Designer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) E-Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (18.03%) JMS
3 8 (13.11%) Middleware
4 7 (11.48%) J2EE
5 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.28%) SOAP
6 2 (3.28%) Web Services
6 2 (3.28%) HTML
7 1 (1.64%) XML
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.64%) RESTful
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) DataPower
2 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (24.59%) Clustering
3 10 (16.39%) Data Centre
4 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.92%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) UNIX
2 37 (60.66%) Linux
3 28 (45.90%) AIX
4 19 (31.15%) Windows
5 8 (13.11%) HPUX
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) zOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
3 9 (14.75%) High Availability
4 7 (11.48%) Service Management
5 6 (9.84%) Migration
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.20%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Release Management
8 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.92%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL
8 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.92%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) C
4 3 (4.92%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Korn
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
6 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) IBM Certification
2 10 (16.39%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) SCSA
4 6 (9.84%) CCNP
4 6 (9.84%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.84%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) NFS
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.28%) vSphere
3 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) IBM
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 16 (26.23%) Sun
3 11 (18.03%) Veritas
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.75%) HP
6 7 (11.48%) VMware
7 6 (9.84%) Ab Initio
7 6 (9.84%) Huawei
8 5 (8.20%) Citrix
9 4 (6.56%) Cisco
9 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.92%) Juniper
11 2 (3.28%) Sandvine
11 2 (3.28%) Redknee
12 1 (1.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (1.64%) NetApp
12 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.64%) Dell
12 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
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