The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bracknell region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 25 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.74% 2.33% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.19% 7.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £268 £570 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
108 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 36.73% 31.63% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 7
Average daily rate £338 £345 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £534 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
Berkshire

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Bracknell region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Bracknell region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) UNIX
3 12 (52.17%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle
5 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
5 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (34.78%) Perl
7 6 (26.09%) VB
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) Firewall
7 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
7 6 (26.09%) Korn
7 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
8 5 (21.74%) Xen
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Server
9 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
9 4 (17.39%) VPN
9 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
9 4 (17.39%) IBM
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 3 (13.04%) NFS
10 3 (13.04%) SNMP
10 3 (13.04%) SMTP
10 3 (13.04%) EMC
10 3 (13.04%) Migration
10 3 (13.04%) Samba

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) SMTP
4 3 (13.04%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) CTI
6 1 (4.35%) 3G
6 1 (4.35%) SS7
6 1 (4.35%) ATM
6 1 (4.35%) GSM
6 1 (4.35%) UMTS
6 1 (4.35%) LTE
6 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) SQLPlus
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) WinRunner
1 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.70%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Technical Support
1 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Technical Support Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Developer
1 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Lead Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
3 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) JTAPI
1 2 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) UNIX
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Migration
1 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
2 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
2 2 (8.70%) User Stories
2 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Scrum
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Perl
2 6 (26.09%) VB
2 6 (26.09%) Korn
2 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) AWK
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Xen
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Server
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 3 (13.04%) Samba
4 3 (13.04%) NFS
5 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Cobbler
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Egenera
7 2 (8.70%) Verint
7 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) JBoss