The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 East of England 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 97 100 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 51 17 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.62% 0.75% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.33% 3.04% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 23
Average daily rate £425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.60 £32.50 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.92% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.28 £32.50 £23.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.92 £32.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
696 560 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.12% 24.79% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 228 335
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £116 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 138
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +6 22 £425 +13.33% 3
Essex -5 20 £425 +70.00%
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £407 +16.14% 5
Suffolk -4 2 £225 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 78 (71.56%) SQL
2 76 (69.72%) Linux
3 70 (64.22%) UNIX
3 70 (64.22%) Oracle
4 51 (46.79%) Java
4 51 (46.79%) Finance
5 40 (36.70%) IBM
6 37 (33.94%) J2EE
7 33 (30.28%) OO
8 32 (29.36%) Tivoli
9 28 (25.69%) Sun
9 28 (25.69%) AIX
9 28 (25.69%) Tomcat
10 27 (24.77%) Sybase
11 26 (23.85%) Perl
12 25 (22.94%) Subversion
13 23 (21.10%) Windows
14 22 (20.18%) Relational Database
15 21 (19.27%) NetApp
15 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (18.35%) VMware ESX
16 20 (18.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 19 (17.43%) Apache
17 19 (17.43%) WebLogic
18 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
19 17 (15.60%) Ant
19 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
19 17 (15.60%) HTML
19 17 (15.60%) XML
19 17 (15.60%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 28 (25.69%) Tomcat
2 19 (17.43%) WebLogic
2 19 (17.43%) Apache
3 17 (15.60%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.42%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (5.50%) MQSeries
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (4.59%) Alfresco
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.92%) Confluence
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Tridion
1 5 (4.59%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.92%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Internet
2 10 (9.17%) HTTP
3 6 (5.50%) SAN
4 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.67%) VPN
4 4 (3.67%) SMPP
5 3 (2.75%) DNS
6 2 (1.83%) CTI
6 2 (1.83%) LDAP
6 2 (1.83%) LAN
6 2 (1.83%) DHCP
6 2 (1.83%) Firewall
6 2 (1.83%) IPsec
6 2 (1.83%) VLAN
7 1 (0.92%) Network Security
7 1 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
3 16 (14.68%) RDBMS
4 11 (10.09%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.42%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (5.50%) MySQL
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (4.59%) DB2
8 5 (4.59%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (3.67%) MS Access
10 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.83%) Ingres
10 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Subversion
2 17 (15.60%) Ant
3 11 (10.09%) JUnit
3 11 (10.09%) Eclipse
3 11 (10.09%) Log4j
4 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (4.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) Maven
7 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 51 (46.79%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Advertising
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.59%) Marketing
4 5 (4.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.83%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Developer
2 20 (18.35%) Architect
2 20 (18.35%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Technical Architect
4 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Capacity Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Capacity Management Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Java Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) DBA
8 6 (5.50%) Administrator
9 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Middleware Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Development Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.94%) J2EE
2 17 (15.60%) HTML
2 17 (15.60%) XML
2 17 (15.60%) Ajax
3 14 (12.84%) CGI
4 12 (11.01%) CSS
5 11 (10.09%) JSP
5 11 (10.09%) Servlets
5 11 (10.09%) Struts
5 11 (10.09%) XSLT
5 11 (10.09%) XHTML
5 11 (10.09%) XMLBeans
6 8 (7.34%) J2SE
6 8 (7.34%) JMS
6 8 (7.34%) Web Services
7 7 (6.42%) JSON
8 6 (5.50%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.50%) Spring
8 6 (5.50%) jQuery
9 5 (4.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Web 2.0
2 11 (10.09%) Replication
3 8 (7.34%) Clustering
4 7 (6.42%) PKI
4 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.59%) AS400
5 5 (4.59%) iSeries
5 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.67%) Social Media
7 3 (2.75%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.83%) Open Source
8 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.72%) Linux
2 70 (64.22%) UNIX
3 28 (25.69%) AIX
4 23 (21.10%) Windows
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (6.42%) HPUX
7 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) OO
2 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.68%) Capacity Management
4 14 (12.84%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (11.93%) UML
6 11 (10.09%) SOA
6 11 (10.09%) TDD
6 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (7.34%) Multithreading
7 8 (7.34%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (6.42%) Load Balancing
8 7 (6.42%) Content Management
8 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.42%) BCP
8 7 (6.42%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (5.50%) RAD
9 6 (5.50%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 78 (71.56%) SQL
2 51 (46.79%) Java
3 26 (23.85%) Perl
4 17 (15.60%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.93%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.09%) XPath
7 10 (9.17%) C
8 7 (6.42%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.42%) Bourne shell
9 6 (5.50%) AWK
9 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.59%) Python
10 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 5 (4.59%) sed
11 4 (3.67%) Erlang
12 1 (0.92%) Korn
12 1 (0.92%) C-shell
12 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.34%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.92%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) VMware ESX
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (4.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (3.67%) vSphere
6 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.92%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (29.36%) Tivoli
2 20 (18.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (11.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (4.59%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.75%) SCCM
5 3 (2.75%) SCOM
6 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.92%) Puppet
7 1 (0.92%) Cacti
7 1 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (64.22%) Oracle
2 40 (36.70%) IBM
3 28 (25.69%) Sun
4 27 (24.77%) Sybase
5 21 (19.27%) NetApp
6 10 (9.17%) VMware
7 9 (8.26%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco
8 6 (5.50%) Interwoven
9 5 (4.59%) BMC
9 5 (4.59%) Citrix
9 5 (4.59%) Blue Martini
9 5 (4.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (4.59%) Elastic Path
9 5 (4.59%) ATG
10 4 (3.67%) Facebook
10 4 (3.67%) Twitter
10 4 (3.67%) HP
10 4 (3.67%) Dell
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