The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
South East / Berkshire
Rank 79 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 27 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 0.46% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.85% 2.56% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 15
Median daily rate £340 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.32% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

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
274 429 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.00% 17.76% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 244 257
Median daily rate £450 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 20
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £135.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 13 £340 -30.25% 2
Newbury - 7 £275 -
Slough +11 2 £370 +47.90%
Maidenhead -2 2 £535 +30.48%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 47 (60.26%) Unix
2 46 (58.97%) VMware
3 45 (57.69%) Linux
4 37 (47.44%) Windows
5 32 (41.03%) Oracle
6 30 (38.46%) IBM
7 29 (37.18%) AIX
7 29 (37.18%) SAN
8 28 (35.90%) Shell Script
9 25 (32.05%) SQL
10 23 (29.49%) Java
10 23 (29.49%) Cisco
11 21 (26.92%) LDAP
12 20 (25.64%) EMC
12 20 (25.64%) DNS
13 19 (24.36%) NetApp
13 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (23.08%) Data Centre
15 17 (21.79%) Performance Monitoring
15 17 (21.79%) IBM Mainframe
15 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
15 17 (21.79%) Mainframe
16 16 (20.51%) Change Management
17 15 (19.23%) Law
17 15 (19.23%) HP
18 14 (17.95%) EMC VNX
18 14 (17.95%) EMC VMAX
19 13 (16.67%) Red Hat
20 12 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 12 (15.38%) Windows Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.69%) Apache
2 5 (6.41%) Alfresco
2 5 (6.41%) Liferay
2 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (37.18%) SAN
2 21 (26.92%) LDAP
3 20 (25.64%) DNS
4 6 (7.69%) Firewall
4 6 (7.69%) LAN
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (3.85%) DHCP
5 3 (3.85%) SSL
6 2 (2.56%) ATM
6 2 (2.56%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.56%) Broadband
6 2 (2.56%) DSLAM
6 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.56%) PPP
6 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.56%) VLAN
6 2 (2.56%) VoIP
6 2 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.41%) DB2
2 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.56%) MS Access
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) ClearQuest
2 6 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Subversion
3 5 (6.41%) Ant
3 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.41%) Gradle
3 5 (6.41%) IntelliJ
3 5 (6.41%) JIRA
3 5 (6.41%) Maven
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.56%) ProC
5 1 (1.28%) JMeter
5 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (19.23%) Law
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Administrator
2 16 (20.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (20.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Solaris Administrator
3 15 (19.23%) Solaris Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) VMware Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) Solaris Support Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) VMWare Administrator
4 14 (17.95%) VMware Support Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Architect
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Leader
7 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) HTML
2 7 (8.97%) J2EE
2 7 (8.97%) Middleware
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (6.41%) CGI
3 5 (6.41%) JSR 168
3 5 (6.41%) Servlets
3 5 (6.41%) Spring
3 5 (6.41%) Struts
3 5 (6.41%) Velocity
3 5 (6.41%) XHTML
3 5 (6.41%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) XSLT
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) Flash
4 1 (1.28%) JSP
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (21.79%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (21.79%) Mainframe
3 14 (17.95%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (17.95%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 47 (60.26%) Unix
2 45 (57.69%) Linux
3 37 (47.44%) Windows
4 29 (37.18%) AIX
5 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.56%) CentOS
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.28%) Debian
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
1 17 (21.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 16 (20.51%) Change Management
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Process Improvement
5 6 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 6 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.69%) Project Management
6 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.41%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (6.41%) Functional Testing
6 5 (6.41%) MVC
6 5 (6.41%) Open Source
6 5 (6.41%) Quality Management
6 5 (6.41%) TDD
6 5 (6.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) Shell Script
2 25 (32.05%) SQL
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 9 (11.54%) Perl
5 5 (6.41%) Groovy
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) Scala
6 3 (3.85%) C
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) Korn
7 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) CCNA
2 2 (2.56%) CCNP
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) PMP
2 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) SCSA
2 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) Ceph
4 1 (1.28%) Dovecot
4 1 (1.28%) iptables
4 1 (1.28%) KVM
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.28%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.28%) Squid
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.85%) vMotion
4 2 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Netcool
4 2 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.28%) Ansible
5 1 (1.28%) Cacti
5 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.28%) Nagios
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.28%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.28%) Puppet
5 1 (1.28%) RANCID
5 1 (1.28%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) VMware
2 32 (41.03%) Oracle
3 30 (38.46%) IBM
4 23 (29.49%) Cisco
5 20 (25.64%) EMC
6 19 (24.36%) NetApp
7 15 (19.23%) HP
8 13 (16.67%) Red Hat
9 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.97%) TIBCO
10 7 (8.97%) Veritas
11 5 (6.41%) GigaSpaces
12 4 (5.13%) Sun
13 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
14 2 (2.56%) BEA
14 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 2 (2.56%) F5
14 2 (2.56%) Huawei
14 2 (2.56%) Intel Security
15 1 (1.28%) Symantec