The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 181 167 133
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -34
Contract jobs citing Solaris 609 489 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.13% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.44% 5.34% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 327 510
Average daily rate £425 £413 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £286 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 36
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £19.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.52 £37.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11199 9152 11290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.82% 21.24% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6350 4955 5888
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 949 1112
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -6 329 £450 +5.88% 58
South East -14 96 £381 +1.66% 15
East of England +3 48 £425 +41.66% 9
South West -15 39 £345 -23.33% 8
Yorkshire -2 26 £400 +25.98% 14
West Midlands -5 25 £352 +27.81% 5
North East -13 23 £266 +2.40% 4
North West -15 18 £325 -27.77% 9
East Midlands -5 5 - - 4
Midlands - - - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 776 (63.45%) Linux
2 766 (62.63%) UNIX
3 660 (53.97%) Oracle
4 421 (34.42%) Windows
5 418 (34.18%) SQL
6 389 (31.81%) Finance
7 297 (24.28%) Red Hat
8 284 (23.22%) SAN
9 279 (22.81%) Perl
10 265 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 259 (21.18%) Java
12 258 (21.10%) Shell Script
13 253 (20.69%) AIX
14 240 (19.62%) Sun
14 240 (19.62%) Oracle Database
15 234 (19.13%) IBM
16 212 (17.33%) VMware
17 207 (16.93%) Banking
18 200 (16.35%) Veritas
19 187 (15.29%) ITIL
20 176 (14.39%) EMC
21 175 (14.31%) HP
22 155 (12.67%) Cisco
22 155 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
23 137 (11.20%) NetApp
24 136 (11.12%) Apache
25 134 (10.96%) DNS
25 134 (10.96%) Oracle Database 11g
26 127 (10.38%) SQL Server
27 124 (10.14%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 136 (11.12%) Apache
2 124 (10.14%) WebLogic
3 119 (9.73%) WebSphere
4 111 (9.08%) Tomcat
5 48 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 46 (3.76%) IIS
7 37 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
8 35 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
9 32 (2.62%) SharePoint
10 21 (1.72%) MQSeries
11 19 (1.55%) Oracle Spatial
12 18 (1.47%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.23%) CICS
14 13 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 13 (1.06%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
16 6 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
17 5 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.41%) Alfresco
Applications
1 33 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.47%) MS Office
3 15 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.74%) MS Project
6 1 (0.082%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 44 (3.60%) RMDS
2 19 (1.55%) Tridion
3 16 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.90%) Maximo
8 7 (0.57%) Summit
9 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
10 5 (0.41%) RiskWrite
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.25%) Global One
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.25%) SAP WM
13 2 (0.16%) Magento
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
14 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (0.82%) Amazon S3
3 10 (0.82%) SaaS
4 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.33%) Joyent
6 3 (0.25%) IaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 284 (23.22%) SAN
2 134 (10.96%) DNS
3 123 (10.06%) Firewall
4 106 (8.67%) NAS
5 98 (8.01%) TCP/IP
6 75 (6.13%) LDAP
7 68 (5.56%) Internet
7 68 (5.56%) LAN
8 61 (4.99%) WAN
9 54 (4.42%) FTP
10 48 (3.92%) DHCP
11 46 (3.76%) HTTP
12 39 (3.19%) SSH
13 30 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
14 29 (2.37%) VPN
15 27 (2.21%) Multicast
16 20 (1.64%) Connectrix
17 19 (1.55%) FCoE
18 15 (1.23%) Cisco PIX
18 15 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (19.62%) Oracle Database
2 134 (10.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 127 (10.38%) SQL Server
4 103 (8.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 98 (8.01%) Relational Database
6 74 (6.05%) RDBMS
7 48 (3.92%) DB2
8 43 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (3.52%) MySQL
9 28 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 27 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (1.88%) Oracle9i Database
12 21 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
13 17 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.14%) SQLPlus
15 13 (1.06%) Data Mart
16 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.82%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
18 8 (0.65%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 49 (4.01%) Eclipse
2 45 (3.68%) Subversion
3 35 (2.86%) Ant
4 26 (2.13%) JUnit
5 25 (2.04%) Log4j
6 19 (1.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 17 (1.39%) Selenium
7 17 (1.39%) Git (software)
8 15 (1.23%) Toad
9 14 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.06%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.90%) ProC
13 10 (0.82%) Maven
13 10 (0.82%) LoadRunner
14 9 (0.74%) Calabash
14 9 (0.74%) ClearCase
14 9 (0.74%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.57%) MSI
16 6 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 389 (31.81%) Finance
2 207 (16.93%) Banking
3 74 (6.05%) Investment Banking
4 62 (5.07%) Front Office
5 59 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.94%) Retail
6 36 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.72%) Back Office
9 16 (1.31%) Marketing
9 16 (1.31%) Legal
10 15 (1.23%) Advertising
11 9 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.49%) Billing
12 6 (0.49%) Electronics
13 5 (0.41%) German Language
14 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.25%) Publishing
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
16 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (17.42%) Administrator
2 174 (14.23%) Developer
3 129 (10.55%) UNIX Administrator
4 127 (10.38%) Architect
5 117 (9.57%) Systems Administrator
5 117 (9.57%) DBA
6 105 (8.59%) Analyst
7 98 (8.01%) Oracle DBA
8 90 (7.36%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 72 (5.89%) Consultant
10 64 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 59 (4.82%) UNIX Engineer
12 55 (4.50%) Support Engineer
13 49 (4.01%) Infrastructure Architect
14 45 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
15 38 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
16 34 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 33 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 32 (2.62%) Project Manager
19 28 (2.29%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (7.52%) XML
2 87 (7.11%) Middleware
3 86 (7.03%) J2EE
4 64 (5.23%) Web Services
5 55 (4.50%) XSLT
6 49 (4.01%) HTML
7 37 (3.03%) JSP
8 32 (2.62%) Ajax
9 31 (2.53%) Servlets
10 30 (2.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (2.29%) CSS
12 26 (2.13%) XHTML
12 26 (2.13%) EJB
12 26 (2.13%) Struts
13 25 (2.04%) XMLBeans
14 23 (1.88%) CGI
14 23 (1.88%) JDBC
14 23 (1.88%) JMS
15 22 (1.80%) SOAP
16 19 (1.55%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.99%) Clustering
2 54 (4.42%) Replication
2 54 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 49 (4.01%) CLARiiON
4 26 (2.13%) Web 2.0
5 25 (2.04%) PKI
6 24 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.88%) iSeries
8 22 (1.80%) Derivative
9 20 (1.64%) DataPower
10 19 (1.55%) EMC Centera
10 19 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.55%) Symmetrix DMX
11 18 (1.47%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.47%) Thin Client
12 17 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (1.31%) Open Source
14 15 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 776 (63.45%) Linux
2 766 (62.63%) UNIX
3 421 (34.42%) Windows
4 265 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 253 (20.69%) AIX
6 110 (8.99%) HPUX
7 52 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (3.35%) SUSE
10 28 (2.29%) Windows XP
11 24 (1.96%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.47%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.14%) VMS
14 14 (1.14%) zOS
15 12 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.90%) Debian
17 10 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (15.29%) ITIL
2 96 (7.85%) Migration
3 89 (7.28%) Performance Tuning
4 77 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 72 (5.89%) Capacity Planning
6 66 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (5.15%) E-Commerce
8 60 (4.91%) Configuration Management
9 59 (4.82%) PRINCE2
10 56 (4.58%) OO
11 49 (4.01%) Service Management
12 45 (3.68%) Change Management
12 45 (3.68%) Low Latency
13 44 (3.60%) Capacity Management
13 44 (3.60%) Load Balancing
14 43 (3.52%) Project Management
15 41 (3.35%) SOA
16 40 (3.27%) Risk Management
17 36 (2.94%) Data Modelling
17 36 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 418 (34.18%) SQL
2 279 (22.81%) Perl
3 259 (21.18%) Java
4 258 (21.10%) Shell Script
5 102 (8.34%) PL/SQL
6 79 (6.46%) Bash Shell
7 70 (5.72%) Korn
8 59 (4.82%) Python
9 57 (4.66%) JavaScript
10 52 (4.25%) C
11 46 (3.76%) C++
12 31 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 30 (2.45%) VB
14 27 (2.21%) Ruby
14 27 (2.21%) XPath
15 26 (2.13%) PHP
16 25 (2.04%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.88%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.98%) AWK
19 11 (0.90%) sed
Qualifications
1 119 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.40%) Degree
4 27 (2.21%) OCP
4 27 (2.21%) Oracle Certification
5 24 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 19 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.47%) CCNA
10 15 (1.23%) Sun Certification
11 14 (1.14%) OCA
12 11 (0.90%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.82%) PMP
14 9 (0.74%) RHCE
15 7 (0.57%) CISSP
15 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.57%) CCNP
16 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.70%) SLA
2 16 (1.31%) QA
3 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (8.75%) Oracle RAC
3 89 (7.28%) NFS
4 68 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 66 (5.40%) VMware ESX
6 64 (5.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 64 (5.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 48 (3.92%) Active Directory
8 36 (2.94%) SRDF
9 33 (2.70%) Sendmail
10 30 (2.45%) vSphere
11 27 (2.21%) Veritas File System
12 23 (1.88%) Samba
12 23 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 21 (1.72%) Hyper-V
14 19 (1.55%) Squid
15 16 (1.31%) KVM
16 14 (1.14%) XenDesktop
17 13 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (8.99%) Tivoli
2 83 (6.79%) NetBackup
3 74 (6.05%) Data Guard
4 60 (4.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 55 (4.50%) Puppet
6 53 (4.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 27 (2.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 24 (1.96%) Nagios
9 23 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
11 19 (1.55%) Legato
12 18 (1.47%) SCOM
12 18 (1.47%) EMC TimeFinder
13 16 (1.31%) Control-M
14 13 (1.06%) Cobbler
14 13 (1.06%) Ganglia
15 12 (0.98%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.90%) EMC Navisphere
17 10 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 660 (53.97%) Oracle
2 297 (24.28%) Red Hat
3 240 (19.62%) Sun
4 234 (19.13%) IBM
5 212 (17.33%) VMware
6 200 (16.35%) Veritas
7 176 (14.39%) EMC
8 175 (14.31%) HP
9 155 (12.67%) Cisco
10 137 (11.20%) NetApp
11 109 (8.91%) Sybase
12 108 (8.83%) Microsoft
13 64 (5.23%) Citrix
14 47 (3.84%) BMC
15 43 (3.52%) 29West
16 41 (3.35%) Brocade
17 30 (2.45%) Symantec
18 29 (2.37%) Murex
19 27 (2.21%) Intel
20 26 (2.13%) Remedy
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