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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 77 86 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 53 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.04% 1.75% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 7.85% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 3
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£400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.28 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
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
620 637 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.81% 22.34% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 296 239
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 90 118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 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 27 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 +19 33 £400 -5.88% 1
Hertfordshire -10 9 £465 +16.25%
Bedfordshire - 8 £456 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £425 +6.11% 5
Suffolk - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 61 (66.30%) Oracle
2 60 (65.22%) Linux
3 45 (48.91%) UNIX
4 43 (46.74%) Windows
5 39 (42.39%) WebLogic
6 38 (41.30%) Java
7 36 (39.13%) SQL
8 35 (38.04%) J2EE
9 27 (29.35%) Web Services
10 24 (26.09%) HTML
10 24 (26.09%) HTML5
11 23 (25.00%) Content Management
11 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 23 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 23 (25.00%) IBM
12 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
12 22 (23.91%) XML
12 22 (23.91%) CSS
12 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (23.91%) Ajax
13 21 (22.83%) Relational Database
14 20 (21.74%) WebSphere
14 20 (21.74%) Ant
14 20 (21.74%) XHTML
15 19 (20.65%) TopLink
15 19 (20.65%) Shell Script
15 19 (20.65%) DNS
15 19 (20.65%) SOAP
15 19 (20.65%) OO
15 19 (20.65%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 39 (42.39%) WebLogic
2 20 (21.74%) WebSphere
3 14 (15.22%) Apache
4 11 (11.96%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (5.43%) WildFly
6 2 (2.17%) CMS
6 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) DNS
2 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.35%) LAN
3 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 4 (4.35%) IPsec
4 3 (3.26%) SSH
4 3 (3.26%) VLAN
4 3 (3.26%) LDAP
4 3 (3.26%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) WAN
5 2 (2.17%) Network Security
5 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.09%) NAS
6 1 (1.09%) Internet
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) Firewall
6 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.09%) Wireless
6 1 (1.09%) VoIP
6 1 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) Relational Database
2 16 (17.39%) MySQL
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.43%) Ingres
4 5 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (21.74%) Ant
2 17 (18.48%) Eclipse
3 16 (17.39%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.61%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (20.65%) Marketing
2 18 (19.57%) Finance
3 8 (8.70%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Developer
2 23 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (20.65%) Architect
5 14 (15.22%) Technical Architect
6 12 (13.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
7 10 (10.87%) Analyst
7 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (6.52%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Capacity Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Performance Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) UNIX Engineer
12 2 (2.17%) Capacity Management Analyst
12 2 (2.17%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.04%) J2EE
2 27 (29.35%) Web Services
3 24 (26.09%) HTML
3 24 (26.09%) HTML5
4 22 (23.91%) CSS
4 22 (23.91%) XML
4 22 (23.91%) Ajax
5 20 (21.74%) XHTML
6 19 (20.65%) SOAP
6 19 (20.65%) TopLink
7 17 (18.48%) JAX-WS
7 17 (18.48%) JAX-RS
8 11 (11.96%) Middleware
9 6 (6.52%) JMS
10 5 (5.43%) JSP
10 5 (5.43%) JSON
11 3 (3.26%) Hibernate
12 2 (2.17%) Flash
13 1 (1.09%) WSDL
13 1 (1.09%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.43%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.35%) PKI
4 3 (3.26%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.26%) iSeries
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (3.26%) AS400
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.22%) Linux
2 45 (48.91%) UNIX
3 43 (46.74%) Windows
4 3 (3.26%) AIX
4 3 (3.26%) VMS
4 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Content Management
2 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.65%) OO
4 18 (19.57%) Validation
4 18 (19.57%) Scrum
4 18 (19.57%) TDD
4 18 (19.57%) Use Case
4 18 (19.57%) Digital Marketing
4 18 (19.57%) User Stories
5 17 (18.48%) RUP
6 9 (9.78%) B2C
6 9 (9.78%) Project Management
6 9 (9.78%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.52%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.43%) SOA
9 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.35%) Quality Management
10 4 (4.35%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) Java
2 36 (39.13%) SQL
3 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.65%) Shell Script
5 16 (17.39%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) Perl
6 3 (3.26%) Bourne shell
6 3 (3.26%) C-shell
6 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
6 3 (3.26%) Python
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 23 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) CCNP
2 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CCNA
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) VMware ESX
1 6 (6.52%) vSphere
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (3.26%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.09%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView
4 1 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.09%) Nessus
4 1 (1.09%) Nmap
4 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (66.30%) Oracle
2 23 (25.00%) IBM
3 18 (19.57%) Cisco
4 15 (16.30%) BMC
5 13 (14.13%) EMC
5 13 (14.13%) F5
6 11 (11.96%) BEA
7 9 (9.78%) VMware
7 9 (9.78%) HP
8 5 (5.43%) Sun
8 5 (5.43%) Business Objects
8 5 (5.43%) SAP
9 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
10 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.26%) Citrix
10 3 (3.26%) FatWire
10 3 (3.26%) Splunk
11 2 (2.17%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.17%) Fortinet