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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 72 80 101
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 57 54 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.28% 2.04% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.56% 8.44% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 4
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£403 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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
596 640 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.82% 24.18% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 300 228
Average daily rate £350 £335 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 99 113
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +22 35 £400 -5.88%
Hertfordshire -3 9 £500 +42.85% 3
Bedfordshire - 7 £456 -
Suffolk - 4 £245 -
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £425 +3.03% 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 60 (68.18%) Oracle
2 57 (64.77%) Linux
3 44 (50.00%) Windows
4 40 (45.45%) UNIX
5 37 (42.05%) WebLogic
6 34 (38.64%) Java
6 34 (38.64%) SQL
7 32 (36.36%) J2EE
8 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
8 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
9 22 (25.00%) Web Services
9 22 (25.00%) IBM
10 21 (23.86%) HTML
10 21 (23.86%) HTML5
10 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (22.73%) Content Management
12 19 (21.59%) Ajax
12 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.59%) XML
12 19 (21.59%) CSS
13 18 (20.45%) Finance
13 18 (20.45%) Relational Database
14 17 (19.32%) WebSphere
14 17 (19.32%) Shell Script
14 17 (19.32%) PHP
14 17 (19.32%) Ant
14 17 (19.32%) DNS
14 17 (19.32%) XHTML
15 16 (18.18%) MySQL
15 16 (18.18%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 37 (42.05%) WebLogic
2 17 (19.32%) WebSphere
3 12 (13.64%) Apache
4 11 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (5.68%) WildFly
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) DNS
2 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.55%) IPsec
3 4 (4.55%) SAN
4 3 (3.41%) VLAN
4 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 3 (3.41%) LAN
5 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.27%) Network Security
6 1 (1.14%) NAS
6 1 (1.14%) MPLS
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (1.14%) SSL
6 1 (1.14%) DHCP
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
6 1 (1.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) Relational Database
2 16 (18.18%) MySQL
3 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.68%) Ingres
4 5 (5.68%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.41%) MS Access
7 2 (2.27%) DB2
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Ant
2 14 (15.91%) Eclipse
3 13 (14.77%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.95%) LoadRunner
5 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Marketing
3 8 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Automotive
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Developer
2 20 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.45%) Architect
4 13 (14.77%) Technical Architect
5 11 (12.50%) Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 10 (11.36%) Project Manager
6 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (10.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Capacity Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Consultant
11 2 (2.27%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.36%) J2EE
2 22 (25.00%) Web Services
3 21 (23.86%) HTML
3 21 (23.86%) HTML5
4 19 (21.59%) Ajax
4 19 (21.59%) XML
4 19 (21.59%) CSS
5 17 (19.32%) XHTML
6 16 (18.18%) SOAP
6 16 (18.18%) TopLink
7 14 (15.91%) JAX-WS
7 14 (15.91%) JAX-RS
8 10 (11.36%) Middleware
9 6 (6.82%) JMS
10 5 (5.68%) JSON
10 5 (5.68%) JSP
11 2 (2.27%) Flash
11 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.14%) Sass
12 1 (1.14%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.68%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.68%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.41%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.41%) iSeries
3 3 (3.41%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.41%) AS400
4 2 (2.27%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.14%) Statistics
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.77%) Linux
2 44 (50.00%) Windows
3 40 (45.45%) UNIX
4 7 (7.95%) AIX
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.41%) HPUX
5 3 (3.41%) VMS
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Content Management
3 16 (18.18%) OO
3 16 (18.18%) Validation
3 16 (18.18%) Scrum
3 16 (18.18%) User Stories
4 15 (17.05%) TDD
4 15 (17.05%) Use Case
4 15 (17.05%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (17.05%) RUP
5 9 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (10.23%) Project Management
6 8 (9.09%) B2C
6 8 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.82%) Capacity Management
8 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.68%) SOA
8 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.55%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Java
1 34 (38.64%) SQL
2 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
3 17 (19.32%) Shell Script
3 17 (19.32%) PHP
4 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.41%) VBA
6 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.14%) R
7 1 (1.14%) Korn
7 1 (1.14%) Tcl
7 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
1 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) VCP4
3 1 (1.14%) MCITP
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.14%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.41%) vSphere
2 3 (3.41%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) XenApp
3 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.14%) Nmap
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.14%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.14%) Nessus
4 1 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 60 (68.18%) Oracle
2 22 (25.00%) IBM
3 14 (15.91%) Cisco
4 13 (14.77%) F5
4 13 (14.77%) BMC
5 12 (13.64%) EMC
6 11 (12.50%) BEA
7 9 (10.23%) VMware
8 8 (9.09%) HP
9 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.68%) Business Objects
10 5 (5.68%) SAP
10 5 (5.68%) Citrix
11 3 (3.41%) Splunk
11 3 (3.41%) FatWire
11 3 (3.41%) NetApp
12 2 (2.27%) Sun
12 2 (2.27%) Juniper
12 2 (2.27%) Symantec
12 2 (2.27%) Sourcefire