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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 109 110 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 38 11 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.24% 0.46% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.95% 1.79% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 28
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.76%
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
767 613 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.97% 25.89% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 251 344
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 111 148
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - 16 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -21 9 £500 +48.14% 5
Bedfordshire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 67 (85.90%) UNIX
2 65 (83.33%) Linux
3 51 (65.38%) Oracle
4 48 (61.54%) SQL
5 37 (47.44%) Java
5 37 (47.44%) J2EE
5 37 (47.44%) Finance
6 28 (35.90%) Sun
7 26 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 26 (33.33%) Tomcat
7 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (29.49%) OO
8 23 (29.49%) IBM
9 22 (28.21%) UML
10 21 (26.92%) J2SE
10 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
11 20 (25.64%) Multithreading
11 20 (25.64%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (24.36%) Scrum
12 19 (24.36%) Perl
13 18 (23.08%) Atlassian
14 16 (20.51%) Ant
15 15 (19.23%) ITIL
15 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
15 15 (19.23%) WebSphere
16 14 (17.95%) Windows
17 13 (16.67%) XML
17 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
17 13 (16.67%) HTML
17 13 (16.67%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 26 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 26 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 15 (19.23%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.26%) Apache
4 7 (8.97%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (7.69%) MQSeries
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) Internet
2 8 (10.26%) HTTP
2 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.69%) VPN
3 6 (7.69%) SAN
4 5 (6.41%) LAN
4 5 (6.41%) IPsec
4 5 (6.41%) VLAN
5 3 (3.85%) Network Security
5 3 (3.85%) Wireless
5 3 (3.85%) DHCP
5 3 (3.85%) Broadband
5 3 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.41%) DB2
5 5 (6.41%) MySQL
6 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Ant
2 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.54%) Subversion
4 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.69%) JUnit
5 6 (7.69%) Log4j
6 5 (6.41%) Maven
7 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.28%) MSI
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 37 (47.44%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Legal
3 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (6.41%) Advertising
5 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Architect
2 17 (21.79%) Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Java Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Design Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Middleware Engineer
11 2 (2.56%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.56%) Software Build Engineer
11 2 (2.56%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) J2EE
2 21 (26.92%) J2SE
3 13 (16.67%) XML
3 13 (16.67%) HTML
3 13 (16.67%) Ajax
4 12 (15.38%) CSS
5 10 (12.82%) Middleware
6 8 (10.26%) CGI
6 8 (10.26%) XHTML
7 7 (8.97%) Web Services
7 7 (8.97%) JSP
7 7 (8.97%) HTML5
8 6 (7.69%) XMLBeans
8 6 (7.69%) Servlets
8 6 (7.69%) SOAP
8 6 (7.69%) Struts
8 6 (7.69%) JMS
8 6 (7.69%) XSLT
9 5 (6.41%) REST
9 5 (6.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Clustering
2 11 (14.10%) Web 2.0
3 8 (10.26%) PKI
4 5 (6.41%) CMDB
4 5 (6.41%) Open Source
5 4 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (85.90%) UNIX
2 65 (83.33%) Linux
3 20 (25.64%) Oracle Linux
4 14 (17.95%) Windows
5 9 (11.54%) AIX
6 8 (10.26%) HPUX
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.28%) Android
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) OO
3 22 (28.21%) UML
4 20 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 19 (24.36%) Scrum
6 15 (19.23%) ITIL
7 13 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 13 (16.67%) Content Management
8 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (11.54%) Load Balancing
10 9 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 9 (11.54%) Validation
10 9 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (11.54%) SOA
11 7 (8.97%) RUP
11 7 (8.97%) TDD
11 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
11 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) SQL
2 37 (47.44%) Java
3 19 (24.36%) Perl
4 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.69%) XPath
7 5 (6.41%) Python
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.56%) Tcl
10 1 (1.28%) Korn
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) FQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Sun Certification
4 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) MCITP
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) XenApp
3 3 (3.85%) MetaFrame
3 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.56%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 51 (65.38%) Oracle
2 28 (35.90%) Sun
3 23 (29.49%) IBM
4 18 (23.08%) Atlassian
5 12 (15.38%) HP
6 11 (14.10%) VMware
7 9 (11.54%) Sybase
8 7 (8.97%) EMC
9 6 (7.69%) Citrix
9 6 (7.69%) Interwoven
9 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.69%) Cisco
9 6 (7.69%) FatWire
9 6 (7.69%) F5
10 5 (6.41%) Splunk
11 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.56%) Adobe
13 1 (1.28%) Vignette
13 1 (1.28%) NetApp
13 1 (1.28%) ATG