The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 221 154 147
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 489 688 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.28% 6.29% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 457 385
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £13.30 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £52.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%
Solaris
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11419 10945 11502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.81% 22.55% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 6215 5963
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 954 1146
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.98 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the England region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in England

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the England region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solaris
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 20 August 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -73 218 £450 +5.88% 56
South East -30 94 £375 -6.25% 17
East of England +12 42 £425 +14.86% 6
North West -2 36 £439 +21.10% 5
West Midlands -4 28 £375 +7.91% 2
South West -33 27 £190 -50.48% 7
Yorkshire -15 16 £430 +32.30% 9
North East -12 15 £350 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +7 12 £428 +29.54% 3
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Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 691 (68.48%) Linux
2 616 (61.05%) UNIX
3 472 (46.78%) Oracle
4 337 (33.40%) Windows
5 319 (31.62%) Finance
6 292 (28.94%) SQL
7 250 (24.78%) Red Hat
8 209 (20.71%) Java
9 194 (19.23%) Perl
9 194 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 186 (18.43%) Banking
11 181 (17.94%) Shell Script
12 177 (17.54%) AIX
13 170 (16.85%) SAN
14 167 (16.55%) Oracle Database
15 166 (16.45%) VMware
16 162 (16.06%) IBM
17 155 (15.36%) Sun
18 135 (13.38%) ITIL
19 127 (12.59%) HP
20 118 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 117 (11.60%) Microsoft
22 109 (10.80%) Veritas
23 106 (10.51%) Migration
24 103 (10.21%) Firewall
25 100 (9.91%) WebLogic
26 98 (9.71%) Security Cleared
27 96 (9.51%) Cisco
28 95 (9.42%) WebSphere
29 92 (9.12%) Clustering

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 100 (9.91%) WebLogic
2 95 (9.42%) WebSphere
3 84 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 78 (7.73%) Apache
5 30 (2.97%) Oracle Coherence
6 29 (2.87%) IIS
7 26 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 26 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 24 (2.38%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.98%) MQSeries
10 18 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.49%) GlassFish
12 13 (1.29%) CICS
12 13 (1.29%) CMS
13 12 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
13 12 (1.19%) Lync
14 10 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
16 7 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
17 6 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 38 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.68%) MS Office
3 13 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.78%) RMDS
2 8 (0.79%) Tridion
2 8 (0.79%) Maximo
3 7 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.20%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 2 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.099%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.099%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.099%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.09%) SaaS
3 4 (0.40%) Joyent
4 3 (0.30%) IaaS
4 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.099%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 170 (16.85%) SAN
2 103 (10.21%) Firewall
3 87 (8.62%) DNS
4 75 (7.43%) TCP/IP
5 71 (7.04%) LDAP
6 65 (6.44%) NAS
7 50 (4.96%) LAN
8 44 (4.36%) WAN
9 43 (4.26%) HTTP
10 41 (4.06%) Internet
11 40 (3.96%) DHCP
12 32 (3.17%) FTP
13 27 (2.68%) VPN
14 26 (2.58%) Network Security
15 20 (1.98%) SSH
15 20 (1.98%) Cisco PIX
15 20 (1.98%) SSL
16 19 (1.88%) Multicast
17 16 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (16.55%) Oracle Database
2 89 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 83 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 65 (6.44%) Relational Database
5 52 (5.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 48 (4.76%) MySQL
7 47 (4.66%) RDBMS
8 35 (3.47%) DB2
9 32 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (2.68%) Sybase ASE
11 26 (2.58%) Oracle9i Database
12 19 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
13 15 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.99%) SQLPlus
16 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.79%) NoSQL
17 8 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
18 6 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (3.17%) Subversion
2 29 (2.87%) Eclipse
3 28 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.68%) Ant
5 19 (1.88%) SoapUI
6 17 (1.68%) Selenium
7 16 (1.59%) JUnit
8 15 (1.49%) Log4j
8 15 (1.49%) Calabash
9 14 (1.39%) Maven
9 14 (1.39%) Toad
10 12 (1.19%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.09%) JIRA
12 9 (0.89%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.59%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.59%) ClearCase
General
1 319 (31.62%) Finance
2 186 (18.43%) Banking
3 70 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 45 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.87%) Retail
6 36 (3.57%) Front Office
7 31 (3.07%) Financial Institution
8 30 (2.97%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.49%) Advertising
9 15 (1.49%) Legal
10 14 (1.39%) Marketing
11 9 (0.89%) German Language
12 8 (0.79%) Back Office
13 7 (0.69%) Electronics
14 6 (0.59%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Automotive
16 2 (0.20%) Publishing
16 2 (0.20%) Games
17 1 (0.099%) Billing
Job Titles
1 136 (13.48%) Developer
2 131 (12.98%) Administrator
3 126 (12.49%) Architect
4 97 (9.61%) Analyst
5 86 (8.52%) DBA
6 74 (7.33%) Systems Administrator
7 72 (7.14%) Consultant
8 69 (6.84%) UNIX Engineer
9 65 (6.44%) UNIX Administrator
10 59 (5.85%) Oracle DBA
11 47 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 47 (4.66%) Java Developer
12 43 (4.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 36 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
14 32 (3.17%) C++ Developer
14 32 (3.17%) Support Engineer
14 32 (3.17%) Support Analyst
15 31 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
16 29 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (2.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.92%) Middleware
2 70 (6.94%) J2EE
2 70 (6.94%) Web Services
3 60 (5.95%) XML
4 51 (5.05%) HTML
5 33 (3.27%) CSS
6 29 (2.87%) XSLT
7 27 (2.68%) JSP
7 27 (2.68%) SOAP
8 26 (2.58%) Spring
9 24 (2.38%) jQuery
9 24 (2.38%) Servlets
10 23 (2.28%) Ajax
11 22 (2.18%) XHTML
11 22 (2.18%) J2SE
11 22 (2.18%) JMS
12 21 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
12 21 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
13 20 (1.98%) .NET
14 19 (1.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.12%) Clustering
2 56 (5.55%) Replication
3 36 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 34 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (3.27%) Open Source
6 25 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 25 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 24 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.98%) Web 2.0
8 20 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.88%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.59%) HACMP
11 12 (1.19%) CLARiiON
11 12 (1.19%) SecurID
11 12 (1.19%) PKI
12 11 (1.09%) AS400
13 10 (0.99%) Symmetrix
13 10 (0.99%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 691 (68.48%) Linux
2 616 (61.05%) UNIX
3 337 (33.40%) Windows
4 194 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 177 (17.54%) AIX
6 87 (8.62%) HPUX
7 68 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.77%) Windows 7
10 34 (3.37%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (2.87%) SUSE
12 22 (2.18%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.19%) zOS
15 10 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.99%) VMS
15 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.89%) Debian
16 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (13.38%) ITIL
2 106 (10.51%) Migration
3 70 (6.94%) E-Commerce
4 66 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
6 51 (5.05%) SOA
6 51 (5.05%) Load Balancing
6 51 (5.05%) Multithreading
7 49 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (4.66%) Change Management
9 46 (4.56%) OO
10 41 (4.06%) Service Management
11 38 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 38 (3.77%) PRINCE2
12 36 (3.57%) Low Latency
13 35 (3.47%) Service Delivery
14 34 (3.37%) Risk Management
15 33 (3.27%) Scrum
15 33 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
16 32 (3.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (28.94%) SQL
2 209 (20.71%) Java
3 194 (19.23%) Perl
4 181 (17.94%) Shell Script
5 83 (8.23%) Bash Shell
6 67 (6.64%) Korn
7 58 (5.75%) PL/SQL
8 56 (5.55%) JavaScript
8 56 (5.55%) C++
9 55 (5.45%) Python
10 30 (2.97%) C
11 24 (2.38%) Ruby
12 23 (2.28%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.68%) PHP
14 15 (1.49%) VB
14 15 (1.49%) XPath
14 15 (1.49%) Bourne shell
15 11 (1.09%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.99%) AWK
17 9 (0.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 98 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.14%) Degree
4 25 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.39%) CCNA
8 14 (1.39%) Sun Certification
9 12 (1.19%) CISSP
10 10 (0.99%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.99%) RHCE
11 9 (0.89%) PMP
12 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.69%) JNCIA
12 7 (0.69%) MCITP
13 6 (0.59%) CISM
13 6 (0.59%) CCNP
13 6 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.65%) SLA
2 9 (0.89%) QA
3 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (8.13%) Oracle RAC
3 67 (6.64%) Active Directory
4 60 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 44 (4.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 35 (3.47%) NFS
7 29 (2.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 25 (2.48%) VMware ESX
9 24 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (1.68%) Veritas File System
11 11 (1.09%) Xen
11 11 (1.09%) RHEV
11 11 (1.09%) GPFS
12 10 (0.99%) KVM
13 9 (0.89%) XenApp
13 9 (0.89%) Samba
14 7 (0.69%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.59%) Squid
15 6 (0.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 83 (8.23%) Tivoli
2 58 (5.75%) NetBackup
2 58 (5.75%) Data Guard
3 51 (5.05%) Puppet
4 44 (4.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 29 (2.87%) Control-M
6 20 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
6 20 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 16 (1.59%) Legato
8 15 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
9 14 (1.39%) Nagios
10 12 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.09%) OpenView
11 11 (1.09%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.09%) BladeLogic
12 10 (0.99%) SCOM
12 10 (0.99%) YUM
13 9 (0.89%) HP SIM
14 8 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.79%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 472 (46.78%) Oracle
2 250 (24.78%) Red Hat
3 166 (16.45%) VMware
4 162 (16.06%) IBM
5 155 (15.36%) Sun
6 127 (12.59%) HP
7 117 (11.60%) Microsoft
8 109 (10.80%) Veritas
9 96 (9.51%) Cisco
10 87 (8.62%) Sybase
11 85 (8.42%) EMC
12 75 (7.43%) NetApp
13 58 (5.75%) Citrix
14 33 (3.27%) CheckPoint
15 30 (2.97%) CA
16 29 (2.87%) 29West
17 24 (2.38%) Juniper
18 23 (2.28%) JBoss
19 19 (1.88%) Atlassian
20 18 (1.78%) Symantec
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