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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 220 197 166
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 486 537 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.12% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.51% 4.92% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 337 369
Average daily rate
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£413 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £268 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 20
Average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £25.30 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £41.60 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -1.85%
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
10770 10918 9307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 22.67% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6317 6321 5098
Average daily rate £363 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 964 928
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £34.45 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -33 216 £438 -2.77% 31
South East +35 135 £450 +20.00% 23
West Midlands -2 32 £340 +0.29% 2
East of England -11 31 £380 +19.49% 9
North West -4 25 £388 -20.91% 5
South West 0 18 £375 +15.38% 11
East Midlands +9 14 £329 -12.33% 3
Yorkshire -34 12 £345 -13.75% 5
North East -20 1 £295 +5.35% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 695 (69.92%) Linux
2 617 (62.07%) UNIX
3 424 (42.66%) Windows
4 413 (41.55%) Oracle
5 281 (28.27%) Finance
6 258 (25.96%) Red Hat
7 224 (22.54%) Perl
8 220 (22.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 217 (21.83%) AIX
10 198 (19.92%) Java
11 192 (19.32%) SAN
12 186 (18.71%) SQL
13 167 (16.80%) Shell Script
14 165 (16.60%) VMware
15 159 (16.00%) IBM
16 155 (15.59%) Security Cleared
17 154 (15.49%) Banking
18 150 (15.09%) ITIL
19 148 (14.89%) Cisco
20 147 (14.79%) Migration
21 138 (13.88%) Oracle Database
22 132 (13.28%) WebSphere
23 128 (12.88%) Firewall
23 128 (12.88%) Sun
24 118 (11.87%) SC Cleared
25 114 (11.47%) Microsoft
25 114 (11.47%) HP
26 113 (11.37%) TCP/IP
27 106 (10.66%) Data Centre
28 105 (10.56%) EMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 132 (13.28%) WebSphere
2 92 (9.26%) WebLogic
3 86 (8.65%) Apache
4 66 (6.64%) Tomcat
5 48 (4.83%) IIS
6 43 (4.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 29 (2.92%) SharePoint
8 28 (2.82%) JBoss
9 21 (2.11%) CICS
10 20 (2.01%) WebSphere Portal
11 15 (1.51%) MS Exchange
11 15 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 13 (1.31%) WebSphere Process Server
13 12 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
13 12 (1.21%) iPlanet
14 11 (1.11%) MQSeries
15 10 (1.01%) Lync
15 10 (1.01%) Oracle 9iAS
15 10 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.02%) MS Office
3 15 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.01%) MS Project
5 9 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 22 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.80%) RMDS
7 7 (0.70%) Maximo
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 6 (0.60%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.50%) Tridion
9 5 (0.50%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.50%) PaaS
3 4 (0.40%) Office 365
4 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 2 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) SaaS
6 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 192 (19.32%) SAN
2 128 (12.88%) Firewall
3 113 (11.37%) TCP/IP
4 100 (10.06%) DNS
5 89 (8.95%) LDAP
6 85 (8.55%) NAS
7 60 (6.04%) WAN
8 57 (5.73%) SSL
9 55 (5.53%) LAN
10 43 (4.33%) Fibre Channel
11 41 (4.12%) Internet
12 34 (3.42%) VPN
13 29 (2.92%) BGP
13 29 (2.92%) iSCSI
14 27 (2.72%) HTTP
15 26 (2.62%) SSH
15 26 (2.62%) OSPF
16 21 (2.11%) Wireless
16 21 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (13.88%) Oracle Database
2 99 (9.96%) SQL Server
3 81 (8.15%) Relational Database
4 56 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 36 (3.62%) RDBMS
6 35 (3.52%) DB2
6 35 (3.52%) MySQL
7 30 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 22 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
14 8 (0.80%) DataStage
15 7 (0.70%) OLTP
15 7 (0.70%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 41 (4.12%) Eclipse
2 36 (3.62%) Maven
3 32 (3.22%) Ant
4 30 (3.02%) Subversion
5 25 (2.52%) SoapUI
5 25 (2.52%) Git (software)
6 24 (2.41%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.21%) JUnit
8 21 (2.11%) Introscope
9 19 (1.91%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.91%) JIRA
10 12 (1.21%) LoadRunner
11 11 (1.11%) Selenium
12 10 (1.01%) Hudson
12 10 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.91%) Toad
14 8 (0.80%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
15 5 (0.50%) Log4j
15 5 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 281 (28.27%) Finance
2 154 (15.49%) Banking
3 69 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 37 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.02%) Marketing
6 25 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.91%) Front Office
8 16 (1.61%) Retail
9 11 (1.11%) Legal
9 11 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.60%) Publishing
11 4 (0.40%) Advertising
12 3 (0.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.30%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) International Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 161 (16.20%) Administrator
2 133 (13.38%) Developer
3 99 (9.96%) Architect
4 92 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
5 83 (8.35%) Analyst
6 61 (6.14%) UNIX Administrator
7 50 (5.03%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 45 (4.53%) DBA
8 45 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 44 (4.43%) Consultant
10 43 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
10 43 (4.33%) UNIX Engineer
11 41 (4.12%) Technical Architect
12 37 (3.72%) Java Developer
13 36 (3.62%) Oracle DBA
14 33 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
15 32 (3.22%) Linux Administrator
16 31 (3.12%) Project Manager
17 28 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
18 25 (2.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.75%) Middleware
2 74 (7.44%) Web Services
2 74 (7.44%) J2EE
3 60 (6.04%) XML
4 48 (4.83%) HTML
5 42 (4.23%) .NET
6 39 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 32 (3.22%) CSS
8 31 (3.12%) SOAP
9 30 (3.02%) Ajax
10 27 (2.72%) XHTML
11 25 (2.52%) TIBCO EMS
12 24 (2.41%) HTML5
13 20 (2.01%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (1.91%) STL
14 19 (1.91%) TopLink
14 19 (1.91%) EclipseLink
15 18 (1.81%) JAX-RS
15 18 (1.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 18 (1.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.66%) Data Centre
2 95 (9.56%) Clustering
3 84 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.12%) PKI
6 30 (3.02%) Replication
7 21 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.91%) HACMP
8 19 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 19 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.51%) LPAR
10 14 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.01%) CMDB
12 9 (0.91%) VSAM
12 9 (0.91%) Celerra
13 8 (0.80%) Web 2.0
13 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 695 (69.92%) Linux
2 617 (62.07%) UNIX
3 424 (42.66%) Windows
4 220 (22.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 217 (21.83%) AIX
6 68 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (6.64%) HPUX
8 31 (3.12%) SUSE
9 27 (2.72%) zOS
10 26 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.41%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.11%) CentOS
15 8 (0.80%) NetWare
16 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.50%) Debian
18 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.20%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (15.09%) ITIL
2 147 (14.79%) Migration
3 64 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
3 64 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (5.63%) OO
5 54 (5.43%) Configuration Management
5 54 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (5.23%) Change Management
6 52 (5.23%) Project Management
7 45 (4.53%) Service Management
8 37 (3.72%) Open Source
9 34 (3.42%) Load Balancing
10 32 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 32 (3.22%) SDLC
11 30 (3.02%) Content Management
11 30 (3.02%) Change Control
12 27 (2.72%) Service Delivery
13 26 (2.62%) DevOps
14 25 (2.52%) Patch Management
15 24 (2.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (22.54%) Perl
2 198 (19.92%) Java
3 186 (18.71%) SQL
4 167 (16.80%) Shell Script
5 79 (7.95%) Python
6 73 (7.34%) C++
7 65 (6.54%) Bash Shell
8 61 (6.14%) Korn
9 59 (5.94%) C
10 52 (5.23%) JavaScript
11 32 (3.22%) PHP
12 30 (3.02%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.92%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.11%) Ruby
15 18 (1.81%) C#
16 15 (1.51%) VB
17 12 (1.21%) C-shell
17 12 (1.21%) Jython
18 10 (1.01%) VBScript
18 10 (1.01%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 155 (15.59%) Security Cleared
2 118 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.24%) Degree
4 35 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.91%) CCNA
7 18 (1.81%) RHCE
8 15 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
10 11 (1.11%) CCNP
10 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.11%) CISSP
11 10 (1.01%) MCSE
11 10 (1.01%) ISEB
12 9 (0.91%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.80%) SCSA
13 8 (0.80%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.70%) PMP
14 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.41%) QA
2 11 (1.11%) SLA
3 6 (0.60%) COBIT
3 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.40%) COSO
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 94 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (8.95%) Active Directory
3 60 (6.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 39 (3.92%) NFS
5 28 (2.82%) Samba
6 27 (2.72%) Hyper-V
7 26 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (2.52%) KVM
9 21 (2.11%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.41%) GPFS
11 13 (1.31%) SRDF
11 13 (1.31%) XenApp
11 13 (1.31%) Sendmail
12 11 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (1.01%) Xen
13 10 (1.01%) Veritas File System
13 10 (1.01%) vSphere
13 10 (1.01%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 68 (6.84%) Puppet
2 60 (6.04%) NetBackup
3 45 (4.53%) Tivoli
4 23 (2.31%) CA Single Sign-On
5 22 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.21%) CA Wily
6 20 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 19 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 19 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
8 17 (1.71%) Control-M
8 17 (1.71%) BladeLogic
9 16 (1.61%) Nagios
10 15 (1.51%) Netcool
11 13 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
12 12 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
14 10 (1.01%) SCOM
14 10 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (1.01%) MIMEsweeper
14 10 (1.01%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 413 (41.55%) Oracle
2 258 (25.96%) Red Hat
3 165 (16.60%) VMware
4 159 (16.00%) IBM
5 148 (14.89%) Cisco
6 128 (12.88%) Sun
7 114 (11.47%) Microsoft
7 114 (11.47%) HP
8 105 (10.56%) EMC
9 104 (10.46%) Veritas
10 83 (8.35%) NetApp
11 58 (5.84%) CA
12 51 (5.13%) F5
13 41 (4.12%) CheckPoint
14 39 (3.92%) Citrix
15 37 (3.72%) TIBCO
16 35 (3.52%) Symantec
17 34 (3.42%) Sybase
18 25 (2.52%) Juniper
19 24 (2.41%) Blue Coat
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