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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 99 76 100
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 47 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 1.80% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.75% 7.73% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 8
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£375 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £497 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
505 608 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.24% 23.34% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 271 173
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 61 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.44 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 14 £420 -6.66% 2
Slough +1 8 £300 +4.34% 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (77.50%) Linux
2 28 (70.00%) UNIX
3 21 (52.50%) Java
4 19 (47.50%) DNS
4 19 (47.50%) Red Hat
4 19 (47.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
6 15 (37.50%) Finance
7 14 (35.00%) Perl
8 13 (32.50%) SOAP
9 12 (30.00%) Oracle
9 12 (30.00%) Apache
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco
9 12 (30.00%) Sun
10 11 (27.50%) VMware
11 10 (25.00%) NFS
12 9 (22.50%) Citrix
12 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
12 9 (22.50%) Redknee
12 9 (22.50%) Banking
12 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
13 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 7 (17.50%) Windows
14 7 (17.50%) DAB
15 6 (15.00%) VMware ESX
15 6 (15.00%) Firewall
15 6 (15.00%) AIX
15 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
15 6 (15.00%) Juniper

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (30.00%) Apache
2 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (7.50%) Alfresco
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (7.50%) Liferay
5 3 (7.50%) iPlanet
5 3 (7.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (5.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.50%) DAB
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 6 (15.00%) Internet
5 5 (12.50%) 3G
5 5 (12.50%) SSL
5 5 (12.50%) GSM
5 5 (12.50%) VoIP
5 5 (12.50%) HTTP
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (12.50%) LTE
5 5 (12.50%) 4G
5 5 (12.50%) 2G
5 5 (12.50%) SSH
6 4 (10.00%) SCTP
6 4 (10.00%) XCAP
6 4 (10.00%) M3UA
6 4 (10.00%) MGW
6 4 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) GCC
2 3 (7.50%) Gradle
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (22.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Project Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Designer
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) SOAP
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) J2EE
2 4 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (7.50%) Struts
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) VXML
3 3 (7.50%) Spring
4 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.00%) Velocity
4 2 (5.00%) JSR 168
4 2 (5.00%) XSLT
4 2 (5.00%) XHTML
4 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 4 (10.00%) IVR
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Linux
2 28 (70.00%) UNIX
3 19 (47.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Windows
5 6 (15.00%) AIX
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.50%) zOS
8 2 (5.00%) HPUX
9 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (12.50%) Project Management
1 5 (12.50%) Change Control
2 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (7.50%) MVC
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) TDD
3 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL
5 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 14 (35.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) Korn
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) VB
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) Groovy
5 2 (5.00%) Scala
5 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) CCNA
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.50%) JNCIA
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) RHCE
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) NFS
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.00%) OpenSSH
5 1 (2.50%) Xen
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas File System
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Red Hat
2 12 (30.00%) Sun
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Redknee
4 9 (22.50%) Citrix
5 6 (15.00%) Juniper
5 6 (15.00%) F5
6 5 (12.50%) Dell
6 5 (12.50%) Crossbeam
6 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) HP
7 3 (7.50%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (5.00%) BMC
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.50%) Veritas
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago