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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 83 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 36 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.55% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.96% 7.13% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 19
Median daily rate £275 £450 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
452 477 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.44% 19.39% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 231 261
Median daily rate £375 £398 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 54 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newbury +8 15 £275 -31.25%
Slough +4 4 £470 +7.42%
Bracknell -1 4 - -
Reading -17 4 £488 +2.63% 3
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 39 (60.94%) Unix
2 32 (50.00%) Oracle
3 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 27 (42.19%) VMware
4 22 (34.38%) DNS
5 21 (32.81%) Java
5 21 (32.81%) Change Management
5 21 (32.81%) Incident Management
6 20 (31.25%) Telecoms
6 20 (31.25%) Linux
7 18 (28.13%) Windows
7 18 (28.13%) LDAP
7 18 (28.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (25.00%) SS7
9 14 (21.88%) Oracle Database
10 13 (20.31%) H.323
10 13 (20.31%) MGCP
11 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
12 11 (17.19%) SAN
13 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.63%) GGSN
14 9 (14.06%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.06%) HP
15 8 (12.50%) Sybase
15 8 (12.50%) GPRS
15 8 (12.50%) UMTS
15 8 (12.50%) WCDMA
15 8 (12.50%) SLA

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 9 (14.06%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.38%) IIS
3 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.13%) JBoss
6 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.56%) Apache
7 1 (1.56%) Confluence
7 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.56%) nginx
7 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) DNS
2 18 (28.13%) LDAP
3 16 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 16 (25.00%) SS7
4 13 (20.31%) H.323
4 13 (20.31%) MGCP
5 11 (17.19%) SAN
6 10 (15.63%) GGSN
7 8 (12.50%) GPRS
7 8 (12.50%) UMTS
7 8 (12.50%) WCDMA
8 7 (10.94%) VoIP
9 6 (9.38%) CDMA
9 6 (9.38%) GSM
10 5 (7.81%) NGN
10 5 (7.81%) SGSN
10 5 (7.81%) Unified Communications
11 4 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (4.69%) VoLTE
13 2 (3.13%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle Database
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) MS Access
4 2 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.56%) Ant
2 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.56%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Maven
2 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.56%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Billing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Core Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Solaris Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Administrator
3 13 (20.31%) Solaris Support Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) VMWare Administrator
3 13 (20.31%) VMware Support Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Solaris Administrator
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.69%) DBA
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) JDBC
1 3 (4.69%) JSP
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) LAMP
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.56%) CGI
3 1 (1.56%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.56%) JMS
3 1 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) AS400
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.56%) DataPower
6 1 (1.56%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.56%) iSeries
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.94%) Unix
2 20 (31.25%) Linux
3 18 (28.13%) Windows
4 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.38%) AIX
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Debian
8 1 (1.56%) Fedora
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Change Management
1 21 (32.81%) Incident Management
2 18 (28.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.69%) DevOps
5 3 (4.69%) ITIL
5 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.13%) Analytics
6 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.13%) Database Security
6 2 (3.13%) Database Tuning
6 2 (3.13%) Information Security
6 2 (3.13%) SDLC
6 2 (3.13%) SIEM
6 2 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) SQL
2 21 (32.81%) Java
3 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.69%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) Delphi
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
1 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) CISSP
2 2 (3.13%) OCP
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.56%) CEH
3 1 (1.56%) GCIA
3 1 (1.56%) GCIH
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.13%) Docker
4 2 (3.13%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (1.56%) Postfix
5 1 (1.56%) qmail
5 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.56%) Varnish
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) NetBackup
1 6 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.81%) Netcool
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (4.69%) vMotion
4 2 (3.13%) Ansible
4 2 (3.13%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.13%) Nagios
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
5 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.56%) Cacti
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Plesk
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
5 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Oracle
2 27 (42.19%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) HP
4 8 (12.50%) EMC
4 8 (12.50%) Sybase
5 7 (10.94%) Veritas
6 5 (7.81%) IBM
6 5 (7.81%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.69%) 3PAR
7 3 (4.69%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.69%) Huawei
7 3 (4.69%) Nokia
7 3 (4.69%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix
8 2 (3.13%) Informatica
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.13%) TIBCO