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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 75 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing Solaris 51 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.96% 0.95% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.85% 4.54% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 25
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£500 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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
518 507 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.87% 20.89% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 274
Average daily rate £388 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 33 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 25 £500 - 1
Slough 0 8 £515 +37.33%
Newbury - 8 £563 -
Bracknell - 3 £350 -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (64.86%) UNIX
2 40 (54.05%) Linux
3 33 (44.59%) AIX
4 27 (36.49%) IBM
5 25 (33.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 25 (33.78%) WebSphere
6 24 (32.43%) DataPower
6 24 (32.43%) Windows
6 24 (32.43%) DB2
7 21 (28.38%) Oracle
8 20 (27.03%) Telecoms
9 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (24.32%) Finance
10 18 (24.32%) Clustering
11 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (21.62%) Sun
12 16 (21.62%) Firewall
13 15 (20.27%) IBM Certification
13 15 (20.27%) JMS
14 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
14 13 (17.57%) SQL
14 13 (17.57%) Degree
15 12 (16.22%) Middleware
16 11 (14.86%) Veritas
17 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
17 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
17 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
18 9 (12.16%) Ab Initio
18 9 (12.16%) VMware
18 9 (12.16%) Shell Script

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (33.78%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (9.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.05%) Apache
7 2 (2.70%) JBoss
8 1 (1.35%) IIS
8 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.35%) SAS
8 1 (1.35%) iPlanet
8 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) Firewall
2 9 (12.16%) Broadband
2 9 (12.16%) GPRS
2 9 (12.16%) SSL
3 8 (10.81%) DNS
4 7 (9.46%) GSM
4 7 (9.46%) HTTP
4 7 (9.46%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (8.11%) xDSL
5 6 (8.11%) PPP
5 6 (8.11%) ATM
5 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
5 6 (8.11%) VoIP
5 6 (8.11%) VPN
5 6 (8.11%) SS7
5 6 (8.11%) DSLAM
6 5 (6.76%) 3G
6 5 (6.76%) SMS
6 5 (6.76%) UMTS
6 5 (6.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) DB2
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.35%) PVCS
General
1 20 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 18 (24.32%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Architect
2 11 (14.86%) Consultant
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Ab Initio Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (20.27%) JMS
3 12 (16.22%) Middleware
4 7 (9.46%) J2EE
5 4 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.70%) HTML
7 1 (1.35%) RESTful
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) Web Services
7 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) DataPower
2 18 (24.32%) Clustering
3 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
5 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
6 7 (9.46%) Cryptography
7 3 (4.05%) PKI
7 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.05%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.35%) PMI
9 1 (1.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.86%) UNIX
2 40 (54.05%) Linux
3 33 (44.59%) AIX
4 24 (32.43%) Windows
5 8 (10.81%) HPUX
6 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.35%) zOS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.81%) Service Management
3 8 (10.81%) High Availability
4 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (8.11%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.41%) Release Management
6 4 (5.41%) Project Management
7 3 (4.05%) ITIL
7 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.05%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
3 8 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) C
4 3 (4.05%) C++
4 3 (4.05%) Perl
4 3 (4.05%) Korn
4 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.70%) VB
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
5 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) VBScript
6 1 (1.35%) VBA
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) IBM Certification
2 13 (17.57%) Degree
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) SCSA
5 6 (8.11%) CCNP
5 6 (8.11%) CCNA
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.11%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) NFS
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.35%) Xen
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.35%) Samba
5 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) IBM
2 21 (28.38%) Oracle
3 16 (21.62%) Sun
4 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.86%) Veritas
6 9 (12.16%) HP
6 9 (12.16%) Ab Initio
6 9 (12.16%) VMware
7 7 (9.46%) Huawei
8 5 (6.76%) Cisco
8 5 (6.76%) Citrix
9 4 (5.41%) Sybase
9 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.05%) Juniper
11 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.70%) Fujitsu
12 1 (1.35%) Crossbeam
12 1 (1.35%) Wall Street Systems
12 1 (1.35%) Egenera
12 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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