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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 220 167 186
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 484 609 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.25% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.41% 5.74% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 387 302
Average daily rate
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£413 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £39.25 £28.25 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.93% -1.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £16.50 £24.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.28 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +21.27%
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
10974 10601 8914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.04% 21.83% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6282 5903 4774
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 1012 963
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 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
London -56 208 £425 -5.55% 33
South East +1 115 £425 +6.25% 17
East of England +11 53 £400 -5.88% 7
North West +10 48 £475 +46.15% 5
Yorkshire -28 19 £250 -35.48% 7
South West -23 14 £400 +18.51% 8
West Midlands -19 13 £369 +4.90% 4
East Midlands +3 8 £347 - 4
Midlands - - - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 632 (64.23%) UNIX
2 624 (63.41%) Linux
3 423 (42.99%) Oracle
4 400 (40.65%) Windows
5 262 (26.63%) Red Hat
6 260 (26.42%) Finance
7 226 (22.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 215 (21.85%) VMware
9 209 (21.24%) AIX
10 196 (19.92%) SAN
11 190 (19.31%) Perl
12 188 (19.11%) Java
13 178 (18.09%) Shell Script
14 174 (17.68%) SQL
15 171 (17.38%) Cisco
15 171 (17.38%) Security Cleared
16 156 (15.85%) IBM
17 154 (15.65%) Banking
18 149 (15.14%) Oracle Database
19 138 (14.02%) EMC
20 135 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
20 135 (13.72%) SC Cleared
21 134 (13.62%) HP
21 134 (13.62%) ITIL
22 129 (13.11%) Migration
23 128 (13.01%) Sun
24 127 (12.91%) Firewall
25 119 (12.09%) Microsoft
26 116 (11.79%) Apache
27 112 (11.38%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 116 (11.79%) Apache
2 112 (11.38%) WebLogic
3 109 (11.08%) WebSphere
4 88 (8.94%) Tomcat
5 58 (5.89%) IIS
6 46 (4.67%) SharePoint
7 29 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 27 (2.74%) JBoss
9 17 (1.73%) SAS
10 16 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
11 15 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
11 15 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
11 15 (1.52%) Confluence
11 15 (1.52%) MS Exchange
11 15 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
11 15 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
12 14 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 13 (1.32%) CICS
13 13 (1.32%) iPlanet
13 13 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 49 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.76%) MS Office
3 12 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.91%) RMDS
6 7 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 5 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.30%) Maximo
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.51%) PaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Office 365
4 2 (0.20%) GitHub
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (19.92%) SAN
2 127 (12.91%) Firewall
3 108 (10.98%) DNS
4 91 (9.25%) TCP/IP
5 82 (8.33%) LDAP
6 80 (8.13%) NAS
7 74 (7.52%) WAN
8 68 (6.91%) LAN
9 49 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
10 37 (3.76%) Internet
11 35 (3.56%) SSL
12 34 (3.46%) iSCSI
13 32 (3.25%) VPN
13 32 (3.25%) HTTP
14 27 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (2.13%) Wireless
15 21 (2.13%) FTP
16 20 (2.03%) SSH
16 20 (2.03%) Multicast
17 18 (1.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (15.14%) Oracle Database
2 100 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 61 (6.20%) Relational Database
4 53 (5.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 42 (4.27%) MySQL
6 32 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 29 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 23 (2.34%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.73%) DB2
11 15 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
14 12 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.02%) Ingres
16 8 (0.81%) DataStage
16 8 (0.81%) Base SAS
16 8 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 7 (0.71%) HBase
Development Applications
1 33 (3.35%) Eclipse
2 32 (3.25%) Maven
3 30 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.64%) Subversion
5 24 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 23 (2.34%) Ant
7 18 (1.83%) JIRA
8 17 (1.73%) Git (software)
9 16 (1.63%) Hudson
10 15 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.02%) Introscope
11 10 (1.02%) JUnit
12 9 (0.91%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.81%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.81%) Toad
13 8 (0.81%) Selenium
14 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.30%) StarTeam
14 3 (0.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 260 (26.42%) Finance
2 154 (15.65%) Banking
3 61 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 46 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.74%) Marketing
6 21 (2.13%) Front Office
7 15 (1.52%) Retail
8 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.22%) Legal
10 11 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.51%) Publishing
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 4 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Advertising
12 4 (0.41%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 167 (16.97%) Administrator
2 125 (12.70%) Architect
3 111 (11.28%) Developer
4 98 (9.96%) Systems Administrator
5 88 (8.94%) Analyst
6 83 (8.43%) UNIX Administrator
7 63 (6.40%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 56 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 47 (4.78%) Technical Architect
11 43 (4.37%) UNIX Engineer
12 42 (4.27%) DBA
13 39 (3.96%) Consultant
14 38 (3.86%) Oracle DBA
15 34 (3.46%) Linux Administrator
16 29 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
16 29 (2.95%) Java Developer
17 28 (2.85%) Support Engineer
17 28 (2.85%) Support Analyst
18 23 (2.34%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (9.45%) Middleware
2 71 (7.22%) J2EE
3 67 (6.81%) Web Services
4 52 (5.28%) XML
5 41 (4.17%) HTML
5 41 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 39 (3.96%) .NET
7 35 (3.56%) SOAP
8 30 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (2.64%) CSS
10 24 (2.44%) XHTML
10 24 (2.44%) HTML5
11 22 (2.24%) Ajax
12 19 (1.93%) TopLink
12 19 (1.93%) XSLT
13 17 (1.73%) JAX-RS
13 17 (1.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 17 (1.73%) JAX-WS
14 15 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (1.42%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.76%) Clustering
2 77 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.46%) Open Source
5 32 (3.25%) Replication
6 19 (1.93%) HACMP
6 19 (1.93%) PKI
7 18 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 16 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 15 (1.52%) Celerra
10 14 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.12%) Wiki
11 11 (1.12%) IVR
12 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
13 9 (0.91%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 632 (64.23%) UNIX
2 624 (63.41%) Linux
3 400 (40.65%) Windows
4 226 (22.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 209 (21.24%) AIX
6 76 (7.72%) HPUX
7 69 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (4.27%) SUSE
9 32 (3.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 29 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.83%) zOS
13 15 (1.52%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.12%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.12%) CentOS
15 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.71%) VMS
17 7 (0.71%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (13.62%) ITIL
2 129 (13.11%) Migration
3 78 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (6.40%) Configuration Management
5 57 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
6 51 (5.18%) Service Management
7 49 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (4.57%) Project Management
9 44 (4.47%) Change Management
10 42 (4.27%) Change Control
11 33 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 33 (3.35%) OO
12 29 (2.95%) Service Delivery
13 28 (2.85%) Incident Management
13 28 (2.85%) DevOps
14 26 (2.64%) Content Management
14 26 (2.64%) Load Balancing
15 25 (2.54%) Validation
16 23 (2.34%) Scrum
16 23 (2.34%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 190 (19.31%) Perl
2 188 (19.11%) Java
3 178 (18.09%) Shell Script
4 174 (17.68%) SQL
5 60 (6.10%) C++
6 59 (6.00%) Python
7 52 (5.28%) Bash Shell
8 45 (4.57%) C
9 43 (4.37%) Korn
10 34 (3.46%) JavaScript
11 33 (3.35%) PHP
12 31 (3.15%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.83%) C#
13 18 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.63%) Ruby
15 10 (1.02%) COBOL
15 10 (1.02%) VB
16 6 (0.61%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.61%) C-shell
17 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 171 (17.38%) Security Cleared
2 135 (13.72%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.49%) Degree
4 27 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.52%) CCNA
8 13 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (1.12%) RHCE
10 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.91%) CCNP
12 8 (0.81%) MCSE
12 8 (0.81%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.71%) SCSA
13 7 (0.71%) CISSP
14 6 (0.61%) ISEB
14 6 (0.61%) CCA
14 6 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.03%) SLA
2 16 (1.63%) QA
3 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.41%) COBIT
4 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) COSO
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 135 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (8.84%) Active Directory
3 66 (6.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 44 (4.47%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.76%) NFS
6 33 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
7 32 (3.25%) VMware ESX
8 28 (2.85%) Samba
9 26 (2.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 23 (2.34%) KVM
11 19 (1.93%) Xen
12 17 (1.73%) Sendmail
13 16 (1.63%) Terminal Services
14 15 (1.52%) SRDF
14 15 (1.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 14 (1.42%) Squid
16 13 (1.32%) vSphere
16 13 (1.32%) XenApp
16 13 (1.32%) GPFS
17 8 (0.81%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 67 (6.81%) Puppet
2 48 (4.88%) NetBackup
3 35 (3.56%) Tivoli
4 23 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (2.03%) Control-M
6 19 (1.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 19 (1.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (1.42%) SCOM
7 14 (1.42%) Nagios
7 14 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
7 14 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
7 14 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
8 13 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
8 13 (1.32%) Netcool
8 13 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
8 13 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (1.12%) CA Wily
10 10 (1.02%) BladeLogic
10 10 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 423 (42.99%) Oracle
2 262 (26.63%) Red Hat
3 215 (21.85%) VMware
4 171 (17.38%) Cisco
5 156 (15.85%) IBM
6 138 (14.02%) EMC
7 134 (13.62%) HP
8 128 (13.01%) Sun
9 119 (12.09%) Microsoft
10 106 (10.77%) Veritas
11 88 (8.94%) NetApp
12 58 (5.89%) F5
13 50 (5.08%) CheckPoint
14 48 (4.88%) Citrix
15 34 (3.46%) Juniper
15 34 (3.46%) McAfee
16 33 (3.35%) CA
17 30 (3.05%) Sybase
17 30 (3.05%) Symantec
17 30 (3.05%) TIBCO
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