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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 99 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 29 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.85% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.66% 3.21% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 17
Median daily rate £350 £380 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £40.60 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
622 778 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.68% 26.44% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 420 380
Median daily rate £350 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 99 122
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.60 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +31 12 £340 -10.52%
Essex +1 8 £370 -7.50%
Hertfordshire +14 7 £475 +35.71%
Bedfordshire +4 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £220 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 40 (71.43%) Unix
1 40 (71.43%) Linux
2 38 (67.86%) Oracle
3 28 (50.00%) Windows
4 23 (41.07%) Shell Script
5 21 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 20 (35.71%) SQL
7 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (28.57%) DNS
8 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 15 (26.79%) High Availability
10 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (25.00%) JIRA
10 14 (25.00%) HP
10 14 (25.00%) ITIL
11 12 (21.43%) PL/SQL
11 12 (21.43%) Migration
12 11 (19.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (19.64%) Maven
12 11 (19.64%) SAN
12 11 (19.64%) EMC
12 11 (19.64%) Incident Management
12 11 (19.64%) Open Source
12 11 (19.64%) OSSEC
12 11 (19.64%) Gradle
12 11 (19.64%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (19.64%) iptables
13 10 (17.86%) LogRhythm
13 10 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (17.86%) Puppet

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 9 (16.07%) Apache
2 9 (16.07%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (7.14%) Confluence
3 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
2 11 (19.64%) SAN
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
4 4 (7.14%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) FTP
5 1 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) LDAP
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) JIRA
2 11 (19.64%) Gradle
2 11 (19.64%) Maven
3 9 (16.07%) Ant
4 5 (8.93%) ClearCase
4 5 (8.93%) ClearQuest
5 4 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) AccuRev
6 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.57%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.79%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.79%) Subversion
7 1 (1.79%) YourKit
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Legal
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Administrator
2 17 (30.36%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (19.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Unix Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.93%) Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Applications Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Unix Support
9 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
9 3 (5.36%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) J2EE
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) Ajax
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) XHTML
4 3 (5.36%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) Ext JS
5 2 (3.57%) Java SE
5 2 (3.57%) JAX-WS
5 2 (3.57%) JPA
5 2 (3.57%) JSP
5 2 (3.57%) JSR 170
5 2 (3.57%) SAML
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) Spring
5 2 (3.57%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.57%) Struts
5 2 (3.57%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.57%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Linux
1 40 (71.43%) Unix
2 28 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (16.07%) HPUX
5 7 (12.50%) AIX
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.79%) CentOS
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) High Availability
3 14 (25.00%) ITIL
4 12 (21.43%) Migration
5 11 (19.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (19.64%) Incident Management
5 11 (19.64%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (19.64%) Open Source
6 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
6 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
6 10 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
7 9 (16.07%) Change Control
7 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.71%) DevOps
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
10 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Shell Script
2 20 (35.71%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.71%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) VBA
7 2 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) iptables
2 9 (16.07%) Postfix
2 9 (16.07%) Sendmail
2 9 (16.07%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (16.07%) vSphere
3 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) OSSEC
2 10 (17.86%) Nagios
2 10 (17.86%) Puppet
3 9 (16.07%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.79%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Oracle
2 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 14 (25.00%) HP
4 11 (19.64%) EMC
5 10 (17.86%) LogRhythm
5 10 (17.86%) SolarWinds
5 10 (17.86%) Splunk
5 10 (17.86%) TippingPoint
6 9 (16.07%) ServiceNow
7 8 (14.29%) IBM
7 8 (14.29%) VMware
8 7 (12.50%) BEA
9 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
9 4 (7.14%) webMethods
10 3 (5.36%) Google
10 3 (5.36%) VocaLink
11 2 (3.57%) FatWire
11 2 (3.57%) Omniture
11 2 (3.57%) Rally
11 2 (3.57%) Sun