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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 200 154 178
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 504 634 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.37% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.80% 6.19% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 393 291
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £374 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 13
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.90 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.95 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +2.61%
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
10502 10248 8941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 22.13% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 5683 4782
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 980 989
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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
London -55 235 £425 -5.55% 45
South East -34 87 £388 -3.12% 22
East of England +9 58 £403 -5.29% 6
North West +5 43 £463 +39.72% 9
South West +3 36 £400 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -4 19 £400 +10.34% 6
Yorkshire -27 14 £288 -17.85% 8
East Midlands +6 3 £326 +1.71% 3
Midlands - - - - 1
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

1 626 (64.21%) UNIX
2 615 (63.08%) Linux
3 402 (41.23%) Oracle
4 373 (38.26%) Windows
5 270 (27.69%) Red Hat
6 257 (26.36%) Finance
7 227 (23.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 208 (21.33%) VMware
9 199 (20.41%) AIX
10 193 (19.79%) SAN
11 191 (19.59%) Java
12 180 (18.46%) Shell Script
13 173 (17.74%) Perl
14 169 (17.33%) Banking
15 164 (16.82%) SQL
16 157 (16.10%) Cisco
16 157 (16.10%) Security Cleared
17 153 (15.69%) IBM
18 145 (14.87%) Oracle Database
19 138 (14.15%) HP
20 136 (13.95%) EMC
20 136 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 131 (13.44%) Migration
22 130 (13.33%) ITIL
23 124 (12.72%) Firewall
24 121 (12.41%) Sun
25 118 (12.10%) SC Cleared
26 115 (11.79%) Apache
27 114 (11.69%) WebLogic
27 114 (11.69%) Microsoft

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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
1 115 (11.79%) Apache
2 114 (11.69%) WebLogic
3 101 (10.36%) WebSphere
4 83 (8.51%) Tomcat
5 55 (5.64%) SharePoint
6 52 (5.33%) IIS
7 28 (2.87%) JBoss
8 22 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (1.85%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
11 16 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 16 (1.64%) SAS
12 13 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
12 13 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (1.33%) Confluence
12 13 (1.33%) Lync
13 11 (1.13%) WebSphere Portal
13 11 (1.13%) iPlanet
13 11 (1.13%) Oracle 9iAS
14 10 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 50 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.77%) MS Office
3 10 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.72%) RMDS
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.62%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 6 (0.62%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.31%) Maximo
10 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.41%) PaaS
3 3 (0.31%) GitHub
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 193 (19.79%) SAN
2 124 (12.72%) Firewall
3 109 (11.18%) DNS
4 93 (9.54%) TCP/IP
5 72 (7.38%) LDAP
6 65 (6.67%) NAS
7 56 (5.74%) WAN
8 49 (5.03%) LAN
9 42 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
10 35 (3.59%) Internet
11 34 (3.49%) SSL
12 31 (3.18%) HTTP
13 26 (2.67%) FTP
14 24 (2.46%) iSCSI
15 23 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.15%) VPN
17 20 (2.05%) DHCP
17 20 (2.05%) SSH
18 19 (1.95%) Wireless
19 17 (1.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (14.87%) Oracle Database
2 95 (9.74%) SQL Server
3 61 (6.26%) Relational Database
4 52 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 35 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 34 (3.49%) MySQL
7 29 (2.97%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 21 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.74%) Oracle9i Database
10 17 (1.74%) DB2
11 14 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.92%) Ingres
14 8 (0.82%) DataStage
14 8 (0.82%) Base SAS
14 8 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (3.59%) Eclipse
2 26 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.56%) Maven
4 24 (2.46%) Subversion
5 23 (2.36%) SoapUI
6 22 (2.26%) Ant
7 17 (1.74%) JIRA
8 15 (1.54%) Hudson
9 13 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.03%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.92%) JUnit
12 8 (0.82%) Toad
12 8 (0.82%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.82%) Selenium
13 6 (0.62%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.62%) Introscope
14 5 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.51%) GCC
15 4 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 257 (26.36%) Finance
2 169 (17.33%) Banking
3 73 (7.49%) Investment Banking
4 48 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.67%) Marketing
6 25 (2.56%) Front Office
7 15 (1.54%) Legal
8 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.92%) Retail
11 8 (0.82%) Publishing
12 7 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.62%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Advertising
14 4 (0.41%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Automotive
15 2 (0.21%) Law
16 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.10%) Back Office
16 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 164 (16.82%) Administrator
2 115 (11.79%) Architect
3 103 (10.56%) Developer
4 93 (9.54%) Systems Administrator
5 89 (9.13%) UNIX Administrator
6 84 (8.62%) Analyst
7 67 (6.87%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 63 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (5.44%) DBA
10 44 (4.51%) Consultant
11 43 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
12 42 (4.31%) Oracle DBA
13 41 (4.21%) Technical Architect
14 37 (3.79%) UNIX Engineer
15 31 (3.18%) Support Engineer
16 29 (2.97%) Java Developer
17 27 (2.77%) Support Analyst
17 27 (2.77%) Linux Administrator
18 26 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
19 25 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.44%) Middleware
2 72 (7.38%) J2EE
3 62 (6.36%) Web Services
4 47 (4.82%) XML
5 45 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
6 37 (3.79%) HTML
7 34 (3.49%) .NET
7 34 (3.49%) SOAP
8 32 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (2.67%) CSS
10 23 (2.36%) XHTML
10 23 (2.36%) HTML5
11 21 (2.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 21 (2.15%) Ajax
12 18 (1.85%) TopLink
13 16 (1.64%) JAX-WS
13 16 (1.64%) JAX-RS
14 15 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (1.44%) STL
15 14 (1.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.95%) Clustering
2 69 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.90%) Open Source
4 34 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.18%) Replication
6 18 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 18 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 16 (1.64%) IVR
8 15 (1.54%) PKI
8 15 (1.54%) HACMP
8 15 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.44%) Celerra
10 13 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
10 13 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.33%) Wiki
11 11 (1.13%) CLARiiON
11 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 626 (64.21%) UNIX
2 615 (63.08%) Linux
3 373 (38.26%) Windows
4 227 (23.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 199 (20.41%) AIX
6 79 (8.10%) HPUX
7 65 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (4.31%) SUSE
10 34 (3.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 26 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (1.33%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.23%) zOS
15 11 (1.13%) VMS
15 11 (1.13%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.92%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.92%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.82%) CentOS
18 6 (0.62%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (13.44%) Migration
2 130 (13.33%) ITIL
3 69 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (6.46%) Performance Tuning
5 54 (5.54%) Configuration Management
6 50 (5.13%) Service Management
7 46 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (4.62%) Change Control
9 40 (4.10%) Change Management
10 38 (3.90%) Project Management
10 38 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 28 (2.87%) OO
12 27 (2.77%) Service Delivery
12 27 (2.77%) Incident Management
13 25 (2.56%) Validation
13 25 (2.56%) Content Management
14 24 (2.46%) Low Latency
15 22 (2.26%) Risk Management
16 21 (2.15%) ETL
17 20 (2.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 191 (19.59%) Java
2 180 (18.46%) Shell Script
3 173 (17.74%) Perl
4 164 (16.82%) SQL
5 59 (6.05%) C++
6 50 (5.13%) Python
7 47 (4.82%) C
7 47 (4.82%) Korn
8 43 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.69%) PHP
10 31 (3.18%) JavaScript
11 26 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.85%) C#
14 11 (1.13%) Ruby
15 10 (1.03%) COBOL
15 10 (1.03%) VB
16 7 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.62%) VBA
18 4 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 157 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 118 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.72%) Degree
4 25 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.54%) CCNA
8 13 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (1.23%) CISSP
9 12 (1.23%) VCP4
10 10 (1.03%) RHCE
11 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.72%) MCSE
13 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.51%) ISEB
14 5 (0.51%) CCNP
14 5 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.51%) GCIA
14 5 (0.51%) GCIH
15 4 (0.41%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.46%) SLA
2 10 (1.03%) QA
3 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.10%) COSO
System Software
1 136 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 69 (7.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 36 (3.69%) NFS
5 31 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (3.18%) Hyper-V
6 30 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.46%) Samba
8 23 (2.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 19 (1.95%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (1.54%) Squid
10 15 (1.54%) Sendmail
10 15 (1.54%) KVM
11 14 (1.44%) SRDF
11 14 (1.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 14 (1.44%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.33%) Xen
13 12 (1.23%) vSphere
13 12 (1.23%) Veritas File System
13 12 (1.23%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 56 (5.74%) NetBackup
2 51 (5.23%) Puppet
3 33 (3.38%) Tivoli
4 25 (2.56%) Control-M
5 23 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 20 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 17 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
8 16 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
9 14 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
9 14 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.23%) SCOM
10 12 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (1.23%) Data Guard
11 11 (1.13%) MIMEsweeper
11 11 (1.13%) MAILsweeper
11 11 (1.13%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.92%) Nagios
12 9 (0.92%) BladeLogic
13 8 (0.82%) Netcool
14 7 (0.72%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 402 (41.23%) Oracle
2 270 (27.69%) Red Hat
3 208 (21.33%) VMware
4 157 (16.10%) Cisco
5 153 (15.69%) IBM
6 138 (14.15%) HP
7 136 (13.95%) EMC
8 121 (12.41%) Sun
9 114 (11.69%) Microsoft
10 106 (10.87%) Veritas
11 84 (8.62%) NetApp
12 49 (5.03%) F5
13 47 (4.82%) CheckPoint
14 45 (4.62%) Citrix
15 40 (4.10%) Sybase
16 37 (3.79%) Symantec
17 36 (3.69%) Juniper
18 31 (3.18%) BMC
19 27 (2.77%) McAfee
20 26 (2.67%) TIBCO
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £325.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
Loughborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £640 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 22 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
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