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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 230 228 156
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -72
Contract jobs citing Solaris 520 471 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 0.94% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 4.11% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 263 457
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Average hourly rate £36.84 £57.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% +59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £21.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.65 £150.00 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
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
11517 11452 10932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 6611 6223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 995 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +27 245 £414 -8.05% 47
South East +12 124 £438 +16.66% 9
North East +2 38 £550 +57.14% 1
North West -38 31 £465 +5.92% 7
West Midlands -3 25 £413 +10.00% 3
East of England -13 22 £375 -11.76% 7
South West -25 15 £300 +57.89% 4
Yorkshire -26 15 £400 -6.97% 3
East Midlands -17 3 £338 -21.51% 2
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 749 (74.23%) Linux
2 600 (59.46%) UNIX
3 451 (44.70%) Windows
4 426 (42.22%) Oracle
5 279 (27.65%) Finance
6 263 (26.07%) SQL
7 244 (24.18%) AIX
8 232 (22.99%) Perl
9 218 (21.61%) Red Hat
10 198 (19.62%) SAN
11 197 (19.52%) IBM
12 180 (17.84%) Banking
13 177 (17.54%) Shell Script
14 175 (17.34%) Java
14 175 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 172 (17.05%) WebSphere
16 168 (16.65%) VMware
17 148 (14.67%) ITIL
18 142 (14.07%) Sun
19 139 (13.78%) Migration
20 137 (13.58%) Firewall
21 132 (13.08%) Veritas
22 130 (12.88%) Oracle Database
23 127 (12.59%) Security Cleared
24 125 (12.39%) Microsoft
25 123 (12.19%) Data Centre
26 116 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
27 115 (11.40%) Cisco
28 113 (11.20%) NAS
29 108 (10.70%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 172 (17.05%) WebSphere
2 79 (7.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 77 (7.63%) Apache
4 61 (6.05%) WebLogic
5 59 (5.85%) Tomcat
6 49 (4.86%) JBoss
7 33 (3.27%) CICS
8 25 (2.48%) IIS
9 22 (2.18%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.88%) MQSeries
11 18 (1.78%) WebSphere Process Server
11 18 (1.78%) WebSphere Portal
12 14 (1.39%) Jetty
12 14 (1.39%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.39%) Node.js
13 11 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 10 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
15 9 (0.89%) Confluence
15 9 (0.89%) iPlanet
Applications
1 46 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 30 (2.97%) MS Office
3 19 (1.88%) MS Project
4 11 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Maximo
2 9 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.79%) Tridion
3 8 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.50%) RMDS
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.099%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.099%) Summit
9 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.59%) IaaS
3 6 (0.59%) SaaS
4 5 (0.50%) PaaS
4 5 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 198 (19.62%) SAN
2 137 (13.58%) Firewall
3 113 (11.20%) NAS
4 106 (10.51%) TCP/IP
5 91 (9.02%) DNS
5 91 (9.02%) SSL
6 65 (6.44%) LDAP
7 52 (5.15%) LAN
8 48 (4.76%) WAN
8 48 (4.76%) HTTP
9 37 (3.67%) Internet
10 36 (3.57%) VPN
11 32 (3.17%) SSH
12 31 (3.07%) SMTP
13 27 (2.68%) iSCSI
14 24 (2.38%) VoIP
14 24 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
15 23 (2.28%) SNMP
15 23 (2.28%) BGP
16 20 (1.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (12.88%) Oracle Database
2 86 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 77 (7.63%) DB2
4 75 (7.43%) Relational Database
5 52 (5.15%) MySQL
6 47 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 45 (4.46%) RDBMS
8 39 (3.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 28 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
11 23 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.19%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.79%) DataStage
16 7 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
16 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (3.87%) Ant
2 38 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.17%) Eclipse
5 31 (3.07%) Subversion
6 30 (2.97%) Maven
7 28 (2.78%) Introscope
8 26 (2.58%) JIRA
9 21 (2.08%) SoapUI
10 19 (1.88%) JUnit
11 14 (1.39%) Selenium
12 13 (1.29%) ClearCase
13 12 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.99%) Hudson
15 10 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.99%) Toad
16 9 (0.89%) FishEye
17 8 (0.79%) Gradle
17 8 (0.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 279 (27.65%) Finance
2 180 (17.84%) Banking
3 77 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 46 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.08%) Marketing
7 14 (1.39%) Retail
8 13 (1.29%) Front Office
9 12 (1.19%) Legal
10 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.50%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) International Banking
15 1 (0.099%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (16.95%) Administrator
2 152 (15.06%) Developer
3 109 (10.80%) Systems Administrator
4 104 (10.31%) Architect
5 70 (6.94%) DBA
6 69 (6.84%) UNIX Administrator
7 64 (6.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 59 (5.85%) Analyst
9 52 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 48 (4.76%) Consultant
11 43 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
12 42 (4.16%) Java Developer
12 42 (4.16%) UNIX Engineer
13 38 (3.77%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
15 29 (2.87%) C++ Developer
16 28 (2.78%) Technical Architect
16 28 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
17 26 (2.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 26 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.61%) Middleware
2 84 (8.33%) XML
3 70 (6.94%) Web Services
4 68 (6.74%) HTML
4 68 (6.74%) J2EE
5 47 (4.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 46 (4.56%) CSS
7 38 (3.77%) SOAP
8 37 (3.67%) JSP
9 33 (3.27%) JMS
10 31 (3.07%) XSLT
11 30 (2.97%) Ajax
11 30 (2.97%) TIBCO EMS
12 29 (2.87%) XHTML
13 28 (2.78%) Struts
14 26 (2.58%) JDBC
15 25 (2.48%) STL
16 24 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 23 (2.28%) JSON
18 22 (2.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 123 (12.19%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.33%) Clustering
3 83 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.67%) Replication
6 36 (3.57%) DataPower
7 31 (3.07%) Mainframe
8 30 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (2.78%) PKI
10 27 (2.68%) LPAR
11 21 (2.08%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (1.88%) Computer Science
14 16 (1.59%) Web 2.0
15 15 (1.49%) SWIFT
16 14 (1.39%) CMDB
17 13 (1.29%) HACMP
17 13 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
18 11 (1.09%) Cryptography
19 10 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 749 (74.23%) Linux
2 600 (59.46%) UNIX
3 451 (44.70%) Windows
4 244 (24.18%) AIX
5 175 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (5.75%) HPUX
9 53 (5.25%) zOS
10 49 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (3.67%) SUSE
12 32 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
13 18 (1.78%) CentOS
14 17 (1.68%) Ubuntu
15 16 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
16 12 (1.19%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.59%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.50%) OS/390
19 5 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (14.67%) ITIL
2 139 (13.78%) Migration
3 103 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (7.53%) Project Management
5 59 (5.85%) Configuration Management
6 57 (5.65%) OO
7 56 (5.55%) Change Management
7 56 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
8 49 (4.86%) Service Management
9 47 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (3.47%) Service Delivery
12 35 (3.47%) SDLC
13 34 (3.37%) Problem Management
14 33 (3.27%) Load Balancing
14 33 (3.27%) Change Control
15 31 (3.07%) Open Source
15 31 (3.07%) PRINCE2
16 30 (2.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (26.07%) SQL
2 232 (22.99%) Perl
3 177 (17.54%) Shell Script
4 175 (17.34%) Java
5 74 (7.33%) Bash Shell
6 72 (7.14%) C++
7 69 (6.84%) JavaScript
8 64 (6.34%) Python
9 63 (6.24%) Korn
10 59 (5.85%) C
11 42 (4.16%) PL/SQL
12 41 (4.06%) PowerShell
13 25 (2.48%) Jython
14 24 (2.38%) Ruby
15 23 (2.28%) PHP
16 22 (2.18%) VB
17 12 (1.19%) VBScript
17 12 (1.19%) C-shell
18 11 (1.09%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 67 (6.64%) Degree
4 52 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.38%) CCNA
6 17 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.59%) RHCE
7 16 (1.59%) IBM Certification
8 15 (1.49%) CISSP
9 14 (1.39%) CCNP
9 14 (1.39%) ISEB
9 14 (1.39%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.99%) MCSE
13 9 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.79%) PMP
14 8 (0.79%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.69%) GCIA
15 7 (0.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.58%) QA
2 25 (2.48%) SLA
3 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.40%) COBIT
5 4 (0.40%) COSO
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 116 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (7.23%) Active Directory
3 51 (5.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 50 (4.96%) NFS
5 45 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
6 43 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 36 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 30 (2.97%) VMware ESX
9 27 (2.68%) KVM
10 24 (2.38%) vSphere
11 22 (2.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 19 (1.88%) Samba
13 17 (1.68%) Oracle Clusterware
14 13 (1.29%) ProxySG
15 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (1.19%) PowerHA
16 10 (0.99%) Xen
17 9 (0.89%) SRDF
18 8 (0.79%) vCloud
18 8 (0.79%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 71 (7.04%) Puppet
2 66 (6.54%) NetBackup
3 50 (4.96%) Oracle ZFS
4 45 (4.46%) Tivoli
5 34 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 33 (3.27%) BladeLogic
7 29 (2.87%) CA Wily
8 25 (2.48%) SCOM
8 25 (2.48%) Data Guard
9 24 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
10 20 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (1.78%) Nagios
13 17 (1.68%) Control-M
13 17 (1.68%) SnapVault
14 15 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
16 13 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (1.19%) SnapMirror
18 11 (1.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 426 (42.22%) Oracle
2 218 (21.61%) Red Hat
3 197 (19.52%) IBM
4 168 (16.65%) VMware
5 142 (14.07%) Sun
6 132 (13.08%) Veritas
7 125 (12.39%) Microsoft
8 115 (11.40%) Cisco
9 108 (10.70%) HP
10 100 (9.91%) EMC
11 78 (7.73%) CA
12 71 (7.04%) NetApp
13 59 (5.85%) Symantec
14 52 (5.15%) Sybase
15 43 (4.26%) TIBCO
16 38 (3.77%) CheckPoint
17 30 (2.97%) F5
18 28 (2.78%) Citrix
19 26 (2.58%) Blue Coat
20 25 (2.48%) Remedy
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