The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 99 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 28 60 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 2.34% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.24% 9.33% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 38
Average daily rate £450 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £264 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
534 643 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.41% 25.13% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 308 316
Average daily rate £345 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 125 113
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +2 8 £475 -5.00% 1
Essex -25 7 £450 +12.07%
Norfolk - 7 - -
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £360 -15.29% 3
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 61 (81.33%) Linux
2 52 (69.33%) Unix
3 33 (44.00%) Red Hat
4 25 (33.33%) VMware
4 25 (33.33%) Oracle
5 24 (32.00%) ITIL
6 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
8 17 (22.67%) HP
8 17 (22.67%) Bash Shell
8 17 (22.67%) ITIL V3
8 17 (22.67%) High Availability
9 15 (20.00%) Windows
10 14 (18.67%) Oracle Database
11 13 (17.33%) Ant
11 13 (17.33%) SQL
11 13 (17.33%) IBM
12 12 (16.00%) Perl
12 12 (16.00%) XML
13 11 (14.67%) WebLogic
13 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (13.33%) Puppet
14 10 (13.33%) CentOS
14 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
14 10 (13.33%) HTML
14 10 (13.33%) Java
14 10 (13.33%) CSS
15 9 (12.00%) Shell Script
15 9 (12.00%) OO

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (14.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (10.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) CMS
3 4 (5.33%) GlassFish
3 4 (5.33%) JBoss
3 4 (5.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.67%) Apache
4 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) DNS
2 3 (4.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) LDAP
3 2 (2.67%) SSH
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.33%) MPLS
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
4 1 (1.33%) VLAN
4 1 (1.33%) VoIP
4 1 (1.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) Ant
2 9 (12.00%) Maven
3 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (6.67%) ClearCase
4 5 (6.67%) ClearQuest
4 5 (6.67%) Gradle
5 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.67%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.67%) PVCS
6 2 (2.67%) RSpec
General
1 6 (8.00%) Marketing
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Linux Support
1 13 (17.33%) Unix Support
2 12 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
2 12 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (14.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 10 (13.33%) Administrator
4 10 (13.33%) Developer
5 9 (12.00%) Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.33%) C++ Developer
9 4 (5.33%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) XML
2 10 (13.33%) CSS
2 10 (13.33%) HTML
3 8 (10.67%) Ajax
3 8 (10.67%) Web Services
3 8 (10.67%) XHTML
4 6 (8.00%) EclipseLink
4 6 (8.00%) J2EE
4 6 (8.00%) JAX-RS
4 6 (8.00%) JAX-WS
4 6 (8.00%) jQuery
4 6 (8.00%) SOAP
4 6 (8.00%) TopLink
5 4 (5.33%) Ext JS
5 4 (5.33%) HTML5
5 4 (5.33%) JSP
5 4 (5.33%) OSGi
5 4 (5.33%) REST
5 4 (5.33%) SAML
5 4 (5.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) Replication
3 4 (5.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 61 (81.33%) Linux
2 52 (69.33%) Unix
3 15 (20.00%) Windows
4 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (13.33%) CentOS
5 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 7 (9.33%) HPUX
7 5 (6.67%) AIX
8 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.67%) VME
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) ITIL
2 17 (22.67%) High Availability
2 17 (22.67%) ITIL V3
3 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.00%) OO
5 6 (8.00%) B2C
5 6 (8.00%) CRM
5 6 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (8.00%) Migration
5 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.00%) Scrum
5 6 (8.00%) User Stories
6 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.67%) SOA
6 5 (6.67%) TDD
7 4 (5.33%) Information Management
7 4 (5.33%) MVC
7 4 (5.33%) Presales
7 4 (5.33%) RUP
8 3 (4.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) Bash Shell
2 13 (17.33%) SQL
3 12 (16.00%) Perl
4 10 (13.33%) Java
5 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.33%) C++
7 4 (5.33%) Python
8 3 (4.00%) VBA
9 2 (2.67%) ANSI C
9 2 (2.67%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.67%) C
9 2 (2.67%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.67%) C-shell
9 2 (2.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Puppet
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (4.00%) CFEngine
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.67%) Capistrano
4 2 (2.67%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) Red Hat
2 25 (33.33%) Oracle
2 25 (33.33%) VMware
3 17 (22.67%) HP
4 13 (17.33%) IBM
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco
5 4 (5.33%) F5
5 4 (5.33%) Juniper
5 4 (5.33%) NetApp
5 4 (5.33%) Sun
6 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.67%) BEA
6 2 (2.67%) EMC
6 2 (2.67%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.67%) Perforce
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
6 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.67%) Splunk
6 2 (2.67%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.33%) Dell