The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 91 84 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 1.72% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.78% 7.32% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 15
Average daily rate
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£330 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
519 574 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.72% 23.47% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 255 230
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 40
Average hourly rate £17.29 £18.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
South East

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 July 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 28 July 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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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 -6 9 £350 -23.07% 5
Maidenhead +1 7 £220 -45.00%
Slough +4 6 £330 +55.29%
Bracknell +4 3 - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (80.95%) Linux
2 45 (71.43%) UNIX
3 32 (50.79%) Windows
4 25 (39.68%) Oracle
4 25 (39.68%) Red Hat
5 23 (36.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (33.33%) IBM
7 20 (31.75%) AIX
8 18 (28.57%) SQL
9 17 (26.98%) Sun
9 17 (26.98%) Shell Script
10 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
11 15 (23.81%) Finance
11 15 (23.81%) WebSphere
12 14 (22.22%) Perl
13 12 (19.05%) Java
13 12 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (19.05%) DataPower
14 11 (17.46%) Clustering
14 11 (17.46%) HP
14 11 (17.46%) HPUX
14 11 (17.46%) WebLogic
14 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database
15 10 (15.87%) DB2
15 10 (15.87%) ITIL
15 10 (15.87%) DNS
15 10 (15.87%) VMware
16 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (14.29%) Cisco

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 11 (17.46%) WebLogic
3 9 (14.29%) Apache
4 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.59%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.59%) Liferay
6 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
1 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.17%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) HTTP
3 4 (6.35%) FTP
3 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.35%) SAN
3 4 (6.35%) Firewall
4 3 (4.76%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.76%) LDAP
4 3 (4.76%) ATM
5 2 (3.17%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) SSH
5 2 (3.17%) NAS
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.59%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.59%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.59%) SNMP
6 1 (1.59%) SMS
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database
2 10 (15.87%) DB2
3 6 (9.52%) SQLPlus
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) MySQL
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.76%) Introscope
2 3 (4.76%) Subversion
2 3 (4.76%) Ant
2 3 (4.76%) Toad
2 3 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (4.76%) JProfiler
2 3 (4.76%) Gradle
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) Hudson
3 2 (3.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.17%) IntelliJ
3 2 (3.17%) Selenium
3 2 (3.17%) MSI
4 1 (1.59%) Maven
4 1 (1.59%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (25.40%) Telecoms
2 15 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Ab Initio Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Environment Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Project Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Designer
9 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (7.94%) SOAP
2 5 (7.94%) Middleware
3 3 (4.76%) JDBC
3 3 (4.76%) ODBC
4 2 (3.17%) Rendezvous
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) XSLT
5 1 (1.59%) Struts
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
5 1 (1.59%) J2EE
5 1 (1.59%) Servlets
5 1 (1.59%) CPAN
5 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.59%) Spring
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.59%) Java SE
5 1 (1.59%) Velocity
5 1 (1.59%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) DataPower
2 11 (17.46%) Clustering
3 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) DTV
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.59%) IVR
6 1 (1.59%) Statistics
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Wiki
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (80.95%) Linux
2 45 (71.43%) UNIX
3 32 (50.79%) Windows
4 23 (36.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (31.75%) AIX
6 11 (17.46%) HPUX
7 6 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.76%) OpenVMS
9 3 (4.76%) CentOS
10 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.59%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.11%) High Availability
4 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.17%) CRM
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.17%) EAI
7 2 (3.17%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.17%) Usability Testing
8 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.59%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) Shell Script
3 14 (22.22%) Perl
4 12 (19.05%) Java
5 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
6 7 (11.11%) AWK
6 7 (11.11%) Korn
7 5 (7.94%) VB
8 3 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (3.17%) Python
9 2 (3.17%) Ruby
9 2 (3.17%) Groovy
9 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.17%) C
10 1 (1.59%) C#
10 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.59%) Scala
10 1 (1.59%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) CCNA
1 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.35%) ISEB
2 4 (6.35%) RHCE
2 4 (6.35%) IBM Certification
2 4 (6.35%) JNCIA
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.70%) NFS
3 7 (11.11%) Xen
4 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Veritas File System
5 3 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (3.17%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.59%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 8 (12.70%) Puppet
3 6 (9.52%) Cobbler
4 3 (4.76%) nmon
4 3 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.17%) Nagios
6 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Storage Server
6 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.59%) YUM
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Oracle
1 25 (39.68%) Red Hat
2 21 (33.33%) IBM
3 17 (26.98%) Sun
4 11 (17.46%) HP
5 10 (15.87%) VMware
6 9 (14.29%) Citrix
6 9 (14.29%) Cisco
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.94%) Redknee
7 5 (7.94%) Ab Initio
8 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
8 4 (6.35%) Veritas
8 4 (6.35%) Juniper
9 3 (4.76%) EMC
10 2 (3.17%) NetApp
10 2 (3.17%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (3.17%) Sophos
11 1 (1.59%) Google
11 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu