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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 121 106 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 1.16% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% 4.28% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Average daily rate
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£365 £280 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.36% -22.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £220 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £40.60 £27.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.63% -14.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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
773 794 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.19% 27.03% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 380 239
Average daily rate £328 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 124 111
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 July 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 -4 12 £400 -
Hertfordshire -8 11 £344 - 2
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £380 -6.17% 4
Norfolk -13 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 64 (81.01%) Linux
2 53 (67.09%) UNIX
3 45 (56.96%) Java
4 40 (50.63%) Windows
5 37 (46.84%) Oracle
6 33 (41.77%) SQL
7 32 (40.51%) J2EE
8 31 (39.24%) HTML
9 30 (37.97%) Web Services
9 30 (37.97%) Relational Database
10 29 (36.71%) XML
10 29 (36.71%) JavaScript
11 27 (34.18%) Ajax
12 25 (31.65%) Content Management
12 25 (31.65%) WebLogic
12 25 (31.65%) CSS
12 25 (31.65%) OO
13 24 (30.38%) Ant
14 23 (29.11%) Eclipse
14 23 (29.11%) WebSphere
15 22 (27.85%) XHTML
15 22 (27.85%) SOAP
15 22 (27.85%) IBM
15 22 (27.85%) HTML5
16 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (24.05%) TopLink
17 19 (24.05%) EclipseLink
18 18 (22.78%) User Stories
18 18 (22.78%) SoapUI
18 18 (22.78%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 25 (31.65%) WebLogic
2 23 (29.11%) WebSphere
3 10 (12.66%) Apache
4 7 (8.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (7.59%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (6.33%) WildFly
7 4 (5.06%) MQSeries
8 3 (3.80%) JBoss
8 3 (3.80%) GlassFish
9 2 (2.53%) NetWeaver
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Tridion
2 2 (2.53%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) Internet
3 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.33%) LDAP
5 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 3 (3.80%) SSH
6 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.53%) NAS
6 2 (2.53%) WAN
7 1 (1.27%) SNMP
7 1 (1.27%) LAN
7 1 (1.27%) VoIP
7 1 (1.27%) Intranet
7 1 (1.27%) SSL
7 1 (1.27%) Network Security
7 1 (1.27%) MPLS
7 1 (1.27%) Firewall
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.27%) Wireless
7 1 (1.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) Relational Database
2 13 (16.46%) MySQL
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.33%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.33%) Ingres
5 4 (5.06%) DB2
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) MaxDB
7 1 (1.27%) MS Access
7 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.27%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (30.38%) Ant
2 23 (29.11%) Eclipse
3 18 (22.78%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.86%) Subversion
5 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.59%) JUnit
7 5 (6.33%) Maven
8 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Log4j
9 2 (2.53%) JMeter
9 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.53%) JIRA
9 2 (2.53%) Selenium
9 2 (2.53%) AccuRev
9 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.53%) Hudson
10 1 (1.27%) GCC
10 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.52%) Marketing
2 13 (16.46%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.80%) Automotive
5 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Developer
1 29 (36.71%) Java Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Technical Architect
5 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (5.06%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Consultant
10 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.53%) DBA
11 2 (2.53%) Administrator
11 2 (2.53%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.51%) J2EE
2 31 (39.24%) HTML
3 30 (37.97%) Web Services
4 29 (36.71%) XML
5 27 (34.18%) Ajax
6 25 (31.65%) CSS
7 22 (27.85%) XHTML
7 22 (27.85%) SOAP
7 22 (27.85%) HTML5
8 19 (24.05%) EclipseLink
8 19 (24.05%) TopLink
9 17 (21.52%) JAX-RS
9 17 (21.52%) JAX-WS
10 10 (12.66%) JMS
10 10 (12.66%) JSP
11 7 (8.86%) Struts
12 5 (6.33%) Middleware
12 5 (6.33%) JSON
12 5 (6.33%) JDBC
13 4 (5.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.33%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.33%) Web 2.0
2 5 (6.33%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Clustering
4 3 (3.80%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.27%) HACMP
6 1 (1.27%) AS400
6 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) iSeries
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (81.01%) Linux
2 53 (67.09%) UNIX
3 40 (50.63%) Windows
4 6 (7.59%) HPUX
5 2 (2.53%) AIX
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) CentOS
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.27%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) OO
1 25 (31.65%) Content Management
2 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.78%) TDD
3 18 (22.78%) User Stories
4 16 (20.25%) Digital Marketing
5 15 (18.99%) Use Case
5 15 (18.99%) Scrum
6 14 (17.72%) RUP
7 13 (16.46%) Validation
8 10 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (11.39%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (11.39%) B2C
10 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.59%) SOA
12 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.33%) RAD
12 5 (6.33%) UML
12 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.06%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (56.96%) Java
2 33 (41.77%) SQL
3 29 (36.71%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.46%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.66%) Perl
6 8 (10.13%) PHP
7 5 (6.33%) Python
7 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.06%) C-shell
8 4 (5.06%) XPath
9 3 (3.80%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.27%) AWK
10 1 (1.27%) VB6
10 1 (1.27%) Korn
10 1 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (1.27%) C
10 1 (1.27%) C#
10 1 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.53%) CCNP
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) CCNA
4 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware ESX
1 4 (5.06%) vSphere
2 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.27%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.27%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.27%) OpenView
4 1 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) Oracle
2 22 (27.85%) IBM
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco
4 8 (10.13%) HP
4 8 (10.13%) EMC
5 7 (8.86%) SAP
5 7 (8.86%) BMC
5 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
5 7 (8.86%) F5
6 6 (7.59%) Sun
6 6 (7.59%) BEA
7 5 (6.33%) Business Objects
8 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.06%) Interwoven
8 4 (5.06%) Elastic Path
8 4 (5.06%) Blue Martini
8 4 (5.06%) ATG
8 4 (5.06%) VMware
9 2 (2.53%) Sourcefire
9 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint