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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 110 111 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 34 18 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.11% 0.74% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 2.67% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £118 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +104.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.61 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+111.81% -27.36%
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
815 673 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.55% 27.82% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 282 302
Average daily rate £350 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £133 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 128 131
Average hourly rate £16.61 £15.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £475 +850.00% 3
Hertfordshire -24 9 £500 +48.14% 3
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 59 (83.10%) UNIX
3 44 (61.97%) SQL
4 40 (56.34%) Oracle
5 36 (50.70%) J2EE
6 34 (47.89%) Java
7 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (38.03%) Finance
9 24 (33.80%) Scrum
10 22 (30.99%) Sun
11 21 (29.58%) WebLogic
11 21 (29.58%) OO
11 21 (29.58%) Tomcat
12 20 (28.17%) Windows
12 20 (28.17%) IBM
13 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
13 19 (26.76%) UML
14 18 (25.35%) J2SE
15 17 (23.94%) Perl
15 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
15 17 (23.94%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (22.54%) Atlassian
16 16 (22.54%) Ant
17 15 (21.13%) HTML
17 15 (21.13%) XML
17 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
17 15 (21.13%) WebSphere
17 15 (21.13%) Ajax
17 15 (21.13%) Content Management
18 14 (19.72%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (29.58%) Tomcat
1 21 (29.58%) WebLogic
2 15 (21.13%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.86%) Apache
4 5 (7.04%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (5.63%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.82%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.41%) CMS
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Internet
2 6 (8.45%) SAN
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) VPN
3 4 (5.63%) HTTP
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) Broadband
4 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) DHCP
4 3 (4.23%) Wireless
4 3 (4.23%) IPsec
4 3 (4.23%) VLAN
5 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
5 5 (7.04%) DB2
5 5 (7.04%) MySQL
6 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Ant
2 13 (18.31%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.49%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.45%) Subversion
5 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.63%) JUnit
6 4 (5.63%) Log4j
7 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.23%) Maven
7 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 27 (38.03%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Marketing
3 6 (8.45%) Legal
4 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.63%) Advertising
5 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.63%) Retail
6 2 (2.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Architect
2 17 (23.94%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (15.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Java Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Design Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Build Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Software Build Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Technical Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Backup Specialist
10 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) J2EE
2 18 (25.35%) J2SE
3 15 (21.13%) XML
3 15 (21.13%) HTML
3 15 (21.13%) Ajax
4 14 (19.72%) CSS
5 12 (16.90%) XHTML
6 11 (15.49%) HTML5
7 10 (14.08%) Web Services
8 9 (12.68%) SOAP
9 8 (11.27%) Middleware
10 6 (8.45%) TopLink
10 6 (8.45%) CGI
10 6 (8.45%) JAX-WS
10 6 (8.45%) JAX-RS
10 6 (8.45%) JSP
11 4 (5.63%) Servlets
11 4 (5.63%) Struts
11 4 (5.63%) XSLT
11 4 (5.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Clustering
2 8 (11.27%) Web 2.0
3 5 (7.04%) CMDB
4 4 (5.63%) Open Source
4 4 (5.63%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
4 4 (5.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Statistics
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 59 (83.10%) UNIX
3 20 (28.17%) Windows
4 17 (23.94%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (12.68%) AIX
6 7 (9.86%) HPUX
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.41%) Android
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Scrum
3 21 (29.58%) OO
4 19 (26.76%) UML
5 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
6 15 (21.13%) Content Management
7 13 (18.31%) Validation
7 13 (18.31%) ITIL
8 11 (15.49%) RUP
8 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
8 11 (15.49%) TDD
9 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (14.08%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
11 8 (11.27%) User Stories
11 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
12 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
12 7 (9.86%) Use Case
12 7 (9.86%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) SQL
2 34 (47.89%) Java
3 17 (23.94%) Perl
4 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.63%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) XPath
5 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) Tcl
7 2 (2.82%) Korn
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.41%) FQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.82%) MCITP
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.23%) XenApp
3 3 (4.23%) MetaFrame
4 2 (2.82%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Oracle
2 22 (30.99%) Sun
3 20 (28.17%) IBM
4 16 (22.54%) Atlassian
5 10 (14.08%) VMware
5 10 (14.08%) HP
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.86%) EMC
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix
7 6 (8.45%) Sybase
7 6 (8.45%) F5
8 5 (7.04%) FatWire
9 4 (5.63%) Cisco
9 4 (5.63%) Interwoven
10 3 (4.23%) Splunk
11 2 (2.82%) BEA
11 2 (2.82%) Adobe
12 1 (1.41%) Vignette
12 1 (1.41%) ATG
12 1 (1.41%) Dell
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