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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 100 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 43 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.16% 1.45% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 6.13% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
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£400 £318 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% +4.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.60 £28.25 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.71% -10.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
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
736 702 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.69% 23.63% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 306 230
Average daily rate £325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 95 115
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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
Essex +13 19 £400 +25.78%
Hertfordshire -8 10 £350 -26.31% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Suffolk +8 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 68 (74.73%) Linux
2 55 (60.44%) UNIX
3 50 (54.95%) Windows
3 50 (54.95%) Oracle
4 48 (52.75%) Java
5 39 (42.86%) SQL
5 39 (42.86%) J2EE
6 35 (38.46%) WebLogic
7 34 (37.36%) HTML
8 32 (35.16%) JavaScript
8 32 (35.16%) XML
9 31 (34.07%) Relational Database
10 30 (32.97%) Ajax
10 30 (32.97%) Web Services
11 28 (30.77%) CSS
11 28 (30.77%) Content Management
12 27 (29.67%) OO
12 27 (29.67%) Ant
12 27 (29.67%) IBM
13 26 (28.57%) WebSphere
14 25 (27.47%) HTML5
14 25 (27.47%) XHTML
15 24 (26.37%) Eclipse
16 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (24.18%) SOAP
18 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
18 20 (21.98%) TopLink
18 20 (21.98%) EclipseLink
19 19 (20.88%) User Stories
19 19 (20.88%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 35 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 26 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 14 (15.38%) Apache
4 10 (10.99%) WebLogic Portal
5 7 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (5.49%) WildFly
7 4 (4.40%) MQSeries
8 3 (3.30%) GlassFish
8 3 (3.30%) JBoss
9 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.20%) CMS
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.78%) DNS
2 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.69%) Internet
4 5 (5.49%) SAN
5 4 (4.40%) IPsec
5 4 (4.40%) LAN
5 4 (4.40%) LDAP
6 3 (3.30%) VLAN
6 3 (3.30%) SSH
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.20%) WAN
7 2 (2.20%) Network Security
7 2 (2.20%) NAS
7 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.10%) SSL
8 1 (1.10%) VoIP
8 1 (1.10%) Firewall
8 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.10%) Wireless
8 1 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.07%) Relational Database
2 15 (16.48%) MySQL
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.49%) Ingres
4 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.40%) DB2
6 3 (3.30%) MS Access
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (29.67%) Ant
2 24 (26.37%) Eclipse
3 18 (19.78%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.59%) JUnit
5 6 (6.59%) Subversion
6 5 (5.49%) Maven
7 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Log4j
8 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.20%) JMeter
8 2 (2.20%) Selenium
8 2 (2.20%) JIRA
8 2 (2.20%) Hudson
8 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.20%) AccuRev
General
1 18 (19.78%) Marketing
2 16 (17.58%) Finance
3 8 (8.79%) Legal
4 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.30%) Automotive
6 3 (3.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (35.16%) Developer
2 31 (34.07%) Java Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (15.38%) Architect
5 12 (13.19%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.79%) Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) Capacity Management Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (42.86%) J2EE
2 34 (37.36%) HTML
3 32 (35.16%) XML
4 30 (32.97%) Ajax
4 30 (32.97%) Web Services
5 28 (30.77%) CSS
6 25 (27.47%) HTML5
6 25 (27.47%) XHTML
7 22 (24.18%) SOAP
8 20 (21.98%) TopLink
8 20 (21.98%) EclipseLink
9 18 (19.78%) JAX-WS
9 18 (19.78%) JAX-RS
10 12 (13.19%) JSP
11 10 (10.99%) JMS
12 8 (8.79%) Middleware
13 7 (7.69%) Struts
14 5 (5.49%) JSON
14 5 (5.49%) JDBC
15 4 (4.40%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Web 2.0
1 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) PKI
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) iSeries
4 3 (3.30%) AS400
5 2 (2.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) HACMP
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (74.73%) Linux
2 55 (60.44%) UNIX
3 50 (54.95%) Windows
4 7 (7.69%) HPUX
5 4 (4.40%) AIX
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) CentOS
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Content Management
2 27 (29.67%) OO
3 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.88%) User Stories
4 19 (20.88%) TDD
5 17 (18.68%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (17.58%) Use Case
6 16 (17.58%) Validation
6 16 (17.58%) Scrum
7 15 (16.48%) RUP
8 12 (13.19%) B2C
9 9 (9.89%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.79%) SOA
11 7 (7.69%) RAD
11 7 (7.69%) Project Management
12 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
13 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
14 4 (4.40%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.75%) Java
2 39 (42.86%) SQL
3 32 (35.16%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
5 15 (16.48%) PHP
6 9 (9.89%) Perl
7 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.40%) Python
8 4 (4.40%) XPath
8 4 (4.40%) C-shell
9 3 (3.30%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.10%) AWK
10 1 (1.10%) Korn
10 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.20%) CCNP
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.40%) vSphere
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.30%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Nmap
4 1 (1.10%) Nessus
4 1 (1.10%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 50 (54.95%) Oracle
2 27 (29.67%) IBM
3 15 (16.48%) Cisco
4 12 (13.19%) BMC
5 11 (12.09%) EMC
6 10 (10.99%) BEA
6 10 (10.99%) F5
7 8 (8.79%) HP
8 7 (7.69%) VMware
9 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.49%) Sun
9 5 (5.49%) Business Objects
9 5 (5.49%) SAP
9 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.40%) Interwoven
10 4 (4.40%) NetApp
10 4 (4.40%) Elastic Path
10 4 (4.40%) Blue Martini
10 4 (4.40%) ATG
11 3 (3.30%) FatWire