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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 102 94 132
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +38
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 1.43% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.97% 6.12% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £430 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
529 605 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 23.45% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 280 221
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Slough +3 11 £375 -
Maidenhead +4 3 - -
Reading -3 2 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (78.95%) Linux
2 35 (61.40%) UNIX
3 31 (54.39%) Windows
4 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
5 22 (38.60%) Java
6 21 (36.84%) Perl
6 21 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (35.09%) Oracle
8 17 (29.82%) Sun
9 16 (28.07%) IBM
9 16 (28.07%) SQL
9 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
10 15 (26.32%) Finance
10 15 (26.32%) AIX
11 14 (24.56%) Citrix
12 13 (22.81%) Apache
12 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
13 12 (21.05%) NFS
13 12 (21.05%) DNS
13 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
14 11 (19.30%) Clustering
14 11 (19.30%) Korn
14 11 (19.30%) WebSphere
15 10 (17.54%) Redknee
15 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
15 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (17.54%) Cisco
15 10 (17.54%) Tomcat
15 10 (17.54%) SOAP
16 9 (15.79%) CCNA

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (22.81%) Apache
1 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
2 11 (19.30%) WebSphere
3 10 (17.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) Alfresco
4 3 (5.26%) Liferay
5 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.75%) Confluence
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.51%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) HTTP
3 5 (8.77%) SSL
3 5 (8.77%) SSH
4 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) LDAP
5 3 (5.26%) FTP
5 3 (5.26%) ATM
5 3 (5.26%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.51%) NAS
6 2 (3.51%) SAN
7 1 (1.75%) SMS
7 1 (1.75%) WAN
7 1 (1.75%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) SNMP
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) SS7
7 1 (1.75%) ISUP
7 1 (1.75%) INAP
7 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.53%) SQLPlus
2 6 (10.53%) DB2
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) DataStage
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Gradle
1 5 (8.77%) Subversion
2 4 (7.02%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) GCC
2 4 (7.02%) IntelliJ
3 3 (5.26%) Ant
3 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.26%) Toad
3 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.26%) Introscope
3 3 (5.26%) JProfiler
3 3 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (3.51%) Hudson
4 2 (3.51%) MSI
5 1 (1.75%) Trac
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
2 15 (26.32%) Finance
3 9 (15.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Designer
2 7 (12.28%) Project Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Administrator
3 5 (8.77%) Environment Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Project Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) SOAP
2 8 (14.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) XSLT
4 3 (5.26%) ODBC
4 3 (5.26%) Struts
4 3 (5.26%) JDBC
4 3 (5.26%) Servlets
4 3 (5.26%) XHTML
4 3 (5.26%) VXML
4 3 (5.26%) Velocity
4 3 (5.26%) JSR 168
4 3 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (3.51%) Rendezvous
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
6 1 (1.75%) CPAN
6 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
6 1 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Clustering
2 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
2 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) DataPower
4 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.77%) IVR
6 3 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
7 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.75%) Wiki
7 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (78.95%) Linux
2 35 (61.40%) UNIX
3 31 (54.39%) Windows
4 21 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (26.32%) AIX
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (10.53%) HPUX
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.26%) CentOS
10 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.75%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) High Availability
4 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.77%) Functional Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.26%) MVC
6 3 (5.26%) Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) TDD
6 3 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 2 (3.51%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (3.51%) Usability Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) Perl
3 16 (28.07%) SQL
4 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
5 11 (19.30%) Korn
6 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
7 7 (12.28%) AWK
8 4 (7.02%) Groovy
8 4 (7.02%) VB
9 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.26%) C++
9 3 (5.26%) Scala
10 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.51%) Python
11 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.75%) C
11 1 (1.75%) C-shell
11 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) CCNA
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (15.79%) JNCIA
2 7 (12.28%) RHCE
3 4 (7.02%) IBM Certification
3 4 (7.02%) ISEB
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) NFS
2 7 (12.28%) Xen
3 4 (7.02%) OpenSSH
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Puppet
1 8 (14.04%) Tivoli
2 6 (10.53%) Cobbler
3 3 (5.26%) nmon
4 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.51%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.75%) YUM
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Storage Server
5 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
2 20 (35.09%) Oracle
3 17 (29.82%) Sun
4 16 (28.07%) IBM
5 14 (24.56%) Citrix
6 10 (17.54%) Redknee
6 10 (17.54%) Cisco
7 9 (15.79%) Juniper
8 7 (12.28%) HP
9 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.02%) VMware
10 4 (7.02%) TIBCO
11 3 (5.26%) EMC
11 3 (5.26%) GigaSpaces
12 2 (3.51%) Sophos
12 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
13 1 (1.75%) SAP
13 1 (1.75%) Vignette
13 1 (1.75%) Intel
13 1 (1.75%) Dell
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