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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 114 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 38 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 1.36% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.74% 6.44% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 2
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£415 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.96% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £457 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +11.16%
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
547 590 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.99% 21.17% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 272 180
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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 +9 9 £469 +3.02% 3
Slough -1 6 £300 +4.34%
Bracknell - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 33 (80.49%) Linux
2 27 (65.85%) UNIX
3 19 (46.34%) Java
4 17 (41.46%) DNS
4 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
4 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
6 14 (34.15%) Finance
7 12 (29.27%) VMware
7 12 (29.27%) Perl
7 12 (29.27%) Oracle
7 12 (29.27%) Apache
8 11 (26.83%) SOAP
9 10 (24.39%) Cisco
10 9 (21.95%) Sun
10 9 (21.95%) Windows
10 9 (21.95%) AIX
10 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.51%) Tomcat
11 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
11 8 (19.51%) NFS
11 8 (19.51%) DAB
12 7 (17.07%) Firewall
12 7 (17.07%) Redknee
12 7 (17.07%) Banking
12 7 (17.07%) Citrix
12 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
12 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
13 6 (14.63%) F5
13 6 (14.63%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (29.27%) Apache
2 8 (19.51%) Tomcat
3 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
4 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
5 5 (12.20%) IIS
6 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (9.76%) iPlanet
6 4 (9.76%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (4.88%) Liferay
7 2 (4.88%) Alfresco
7 2 (4.88%) JBoss
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 8 (19.51%) DAB
3 7 (17.07%) Firewall
4 5 (12.20%) 3G
4 5 (12.20%) 2G
4 5 (12.20%) SSH
4 5 (12.20%) Internet
4 5 (12.20%) SSL
4 5 (12.20%) VoIP
4 5 (12.20%) GSM
4 5 (12.20%) HTTP
4 5 (12.20%) 4G
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (12.20%) LTE
5 4 (9.76%) MGW
5 4 (9.76%) SCTP
5 4 (9.76%) M3UA
5 4 (9.76%) XCAP
5 4 (9.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) GCC
2 2 (4.88%) Gradle
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) IntelliJ
2 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
2 14 (34.15%) Finance
3 7 (17.07%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Administrator
2 5 (12.20%) Project Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Designer
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX Team Leader
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) J2EE
4 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) VXML
5 2 (4.88%) XML
5 2 (4.88%) Struts
5 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.88%) Spring
5 2 (4.88%) Middleware
6 1 (2.44%) XHTML
6 1 (2.44%) JMS
6 1 (2.44%) XSLT
6 1 (2.44%) Servlets
6 1 (2.44%) Velocity
6 1 (2.44%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) IVR
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Linux
2 27 (65.85%) UNIX
3 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 9 (21.95%) AIX
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) zOS
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
7 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
2 5 (12.20%) Project Management
2 5 (12.20%) Change Control
3 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.88%) Release Management
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
5 2 (4.88%) High Availability
5 2 (4.88%) TDD
5 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
5 2 (4.88%) MVC
6 1 (2.44%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL
6 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 12 (29.27%) Perl
3 4 (9.76%) Korn
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) CCNA
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) RHCE
2 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (19.51%) NFS
3 6 (14.63%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.76%) OpenSSH
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Veritas File System
5 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
2 12 (29.27%) VMware
2 12 (29.27%) Oracle
3 10 (24.39%) Cisco
4 9 (21.95%) Sun
5 7 (17.07%) Redknee
5 7 (17.07%) Citrix
6 6 (14.63%) F5
7 5 (12.20%) Dell
7 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 5 (12.20%) Crossbeam
8 4 (9.76%) IBM
8 4 (9.76%) Juniper
9 3 (7.32%) HP
10 2 (4.88%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (4.88%) BMC
11 1 (2.44%) Symantec
11 1 (2.44%) Veritas
11 1 (2.44%) Microsoft