The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 108 108 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 42 12 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 0.50% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.24% 1.98% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £361 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
802 607 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.43% 25.40% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 230 355
Average daily rate £295 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £153 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 115 139
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.68 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
England

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 - 11 £425 - 11
Hertfordshire 0 7 £488 +34.94% 5
Essex -3 6 £400 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (77.91%) UNIX
1 67 (77.91%) Linux
2 57 (66.28%) Oracle
3 56 (65.12%) SQL
4 40 (46.51%) Finance
5 37 (43.02%) Java
6 35 (40.70%) J2EE
6 35 (40.70%) IBM
7 26 (30.23%) OO
8 23 (26.74%) WebLogic
9 22 (25.58%) WebSphere
10 21 (24.42%) Ant
10 21 (24.42%) Tomcat
10 21 (24.42%) Sun
10 21 (24.42%) Tivoli
11 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
12 18 (20.93%) HTML
12 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
12 18 (20.93%) XML
12 18 (20.93%) Ajax
13 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
14 16 (18.60%) Web 2.0
14 16 (18.60%) AIX
14 16 (18.60%) UML
15 15 (17.44%) E-Commerce
15 15 (17.44%) ITIL
15 15 (17.44%) Perl
15 15 (17.44%) Subversion
16 14 (16.28%) Content Management
16 14 (16.28%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (26.74%) WebLogic
2 22 (25.58%) WebSphere
3 21 (24.42%) Tomcat
4 10 (11.63%) Apache
5 8 (9.30%) MQSeries
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (5.81%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (5.81%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (4.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (3.49%) Alfresco
10 1 (1.16%) iPlanet
10 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Tridion
2 3 (3.49%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Internet
2 8 (9.30%) HTTP
3 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) VPN
3 5 (5.81%) IPsec
3 5 (5.81%) VLAN
3 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) Network Security
4 3 (3.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.63%) RDBMS
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.14%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.14%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.65%) DB2
6 4 (4.65%) MySQL
7 3 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Ant
2 15 (17.44%) Subversion
3 12 (13.95%) Eclipse
4 11 (12.79%) Log4j
4 11 (12.79%) JUnit
5 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Maven
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 40 (46.51%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 8 (9.30%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Advertising
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Architect
1 21 (24.42%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.95%) Technical Architect
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Java Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Capacity Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) DBA
7 5 (5.81%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Middleware Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Principal Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.70%) J2EE
2 18 (20.93%) HTML
2 18 (20.93%) XML
2 18 (20.93%) Ajax
3 14 (16.28%) CSS
4 13 (15.12%) JSP
4 13 (15.12%) J2SE
5 11 (12.79%) XMLBeans
5 11 (12.79%) Servlets
5 11 (12.79%) XSLT
5 11 (12.79%) XHTML
5 11 (12.79%) Struts
6 8 (9.30%) Middleware
6 8 (9.30%) JMS
7 7 (8.14%) CGI
7 7 (8.14%) jQuery
7 7 (8.14%) HTML5
7 7 (8.14%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.14%) Spring
8 6 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Web 2.0
2 9 (10.47%) PKI
3 7 (8.14%) Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Replication
4 5 (5.81%) CMDB
5 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.49%) Open Source
6 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.16%) Social Media
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (77.91%) UNIX
1 67 (77.91%) Linux
2 16 (18.60%) AIX
3 12 (13.95%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (10.47%) HPUX
4 9 (10.47%) Windows
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) OO
2 16 (18.60%) UML
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 15 (17.44%) E-Commerce
4 14 (16.28%) Content Management
4 14 (16.28%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (13.95%) Multithreading
5 12 (13.95%) Scrum
6 11 (12.79%) SOA
7 10 (11.63%) Validation
8 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
8 9 (10.47%) RAD
8 9 (10.47%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.47%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.14%) ITIL V3
9 7 (8.14%) RUP
9 7 (8.14%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.12%) SQL
2 37 (43.02%) Java
3 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.44%) Perl
5 11 (12.79%) XPath
6 9 (10.47%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.65%) Python
8 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.16%) FQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Degree
1 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.47%) VMware ESX
3 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (4.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) Tivoli
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (10.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (5.81%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.16%) SCCM
6 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (66.28%) Oracle
2 35 (40.70%) IBM
3 21 (24.42%) Sun
4 11 (12.79%) Atlassian
5 10 (11.63%) Sybase
5 10 (11.63%) NetApp
6 9 (10.47%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.47%) HP
7 8 (9.30%) Interwoven
8 7 (8.14%) Cisco
9 6 (6.98%) FatWire
9 6 (6.98%) VMware
10 5 (5.81%) Splunk
11 4 (4.65%) Elastic Path
11 4 (4.65%) Blue Martini
11 4 (4.65%) ATG
11 4 (4.65%) EMC
12 3 (3.49%) F5
13 2 (2.33%) Facebook
13 2 (2.33%) Twitter
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago