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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 223 153 134
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 490 653 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.38% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.16% 6.05% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 401 430
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
Average hourly rate £31.15 £23.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.15% -32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
11784 10790 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.27% 22.80% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6138 5448
Average daily rate £363 £360 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 984 1081
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.44 £34.00 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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
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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 -84 199 £438 +1.74% 42
South East -52 79 £375 -3.84% 18
South West -8 42 £375 +114.28% 11
West Midlands +1 39 £368 -8.12% 3
East of England -20 36 £425 - 6
Yorkshire -4 33 £325 +8.33% 4
North West +3 31 £423 +15.75% 5
North East -25 17 £430 +95.45%
East Midlands +4 11 £388 +25.00% 3
Midlands - - - - 1
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 652 (67.01%) UNIX
2 622 (63.93%) Linux
3 413 (42.45%) Oracle
4 357 (36.69%) Windows
5 262 (26.93%) Red Hat
6 257 (26.41%) Finance
7 221 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 220 (22.61%) SQL
9 207 (21.27%) VMware
10 206 (21.17%) SAN
11 193 (19.84%) AIX
12 177 (18.19%) Banking
13 174 (17.88%) Perl
14 171 (17.57%) Java
14 171 (17.57%) Shell Script
15 164 (16.86%) Cisco
16 158 (16.24%) IBM
17 156 (16.03%) Sun
18 154 (15.83%) HP
19 152 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 136 (13.98%) EMC
21 134 (13.77%) Oracle Database
22 132 (13.57%) Migration
23 129 (13.26%) DNS
23 129 (13.26%) Security Cleared
24 126 (12.95%) Firewall
25 119 (12.23%) Microsoft
26 118 (12.13%) ITIL
27 110 (11.31%) Veritas
28 109 (11.20%) Apache

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 109 (11.20%) Apache
2 101 (10.38%) WebLogic
3 99 (10.17%) Tomcat
4 87 (8.94%) WebSphere
5 53 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 34 (3.49%) JBoss
7 33 (3.39%) IIS
8 25 (2.57%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (1.75%) GlassFish
12 15 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
13 11 (1.13%) Oracle 9iAS
13 11 (1.13%) Confluence
14 10 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
15 9 (0.92%) SAS
15 9 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
16 8 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
16 8 (0.82%) CMS
16 8 (0.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 52 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.57%) MS Office
3 14 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
5 1 (0.10%) CATIA
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.34%) Oracle 11i
3 13 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.62%) RMDS
4 6 (0.62%) Maximo
5 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.41%) SaaS
1 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 206 (21.17%) SAN
2 129 (13.26%) DNS
3 126 (12.95%) Firewall
4 90 (9.25%) TCP/IP
5 83 (8.53%) NAS
6 67 (6.89%) LDAP
7 61 (6.27%) LAN
8 54 (5.55%) WAN
9 44 (4.52%) DHCP
10 43 (4.42%) HTTP
11 37 (3.80%) Internet
12 36 (3.70%) FTP
13 29 (2.98%) Fibre Channel
14 26 (2.67%) SSL
15 24 (2.47%) Multicast
15 24 (2.47%) Cisco PIX
15 24 (2.47%) Network Security
16 23 (2.36%) VPN
17 21 (2.16%) SSH
18 16 (1.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (13.77%) Oracle Database
2 87 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 57 (5.86%) Relational Database
4 48 (4.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 42 (4.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 39 (4.01%) MySQL
7 31 (3.19%) DB2
7 31 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.67%) Sybase ASE
9 25 (2.57%) Oracle9i Database
10 21 (2.16%) Oracle Exadata
10 21 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.03%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.82%) Base SAS
14 8 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 7 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (2.98%) Subversion
2 28 (2.88%) Eclipse
3 25 (2.57%) Ant
4 22 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.06%) Maven
6 16 (1.64%) JIRA
7 15 (1.54%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.34%) Hudson
9 10 (1.03%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.82%) GCC
10 8 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.72%) Toad
12 6 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.51%) JUnit
13 5 (0.51%) Log4j
13 5 (0.51%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.41%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.31%) IntelliJ
15 3 (0.31%) Gradle
16 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 257 (26.41%) Finance
2 177 (18.19%) Banking
3 78 (8.02%) Investment Banking
4 56 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.06%) Legal
5 20 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.06%) Retail
6 18 (1.85%) Marketing
7 12 (1.23%) Advertising
7 12 (1.23%) Front Office
8 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.62%) Publishing
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 146 (15.01%) Administrator
2 122 (12.54%) Architect
3 117 (12.02%) Developer
4 93 (9.56%) Analyst
5 92 (9.46%) UNIX Administrator
6 81 (8.32%) Systems Administrator
7 72 (7.40%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 67 (6.89%) DBA
9 63 (6.47%) UNIX Engineer
10 61 (6.27%) Consultant
11 53 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 48 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
13 41 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
14 36 (3.70%) C++ Developer
15 35 (3.60%) Support Analyst
16 28 (2.88%) Java Developer
17 25 (2.57%) Support Engineer
18 24 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
19 23 (2.36%) Linux Administrator
20 22 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (10.69%) Middleware
2 74 (7.61%) J2EE
3 57 (5.86%) XML
4 39 (4.01%) Web Services
4 39 (4.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 38 (3.91%) HTML
6 32 (3.29%) SOAP
7 27 (2.77%) CSS
8 23 (2.36%) XSLT
9 22 (2.26%) XHTML
10 21 (2.16%) Ajax
11 20 (2.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 18 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
13 17 (1.75%) .NET
13 17 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
13 17 (1.75%) HTML5
14 15 (1.54%) J2SE
15 14 (1.44%) JSP
16 13 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.74%) Clustering
2 80 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.62%) Replication
4 38 (3.91%) Enterprise Storage
5 36 (3.70%) Open Source
6 28 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.57%) Fat Client
7 25 (2.57%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.26%) CLARiiON
9 16 (1.64%) Wiki
10 15 (1.54%) HACMP
10 15 (1.54%) Mainframe
10 15 (1.54%) IVR
10 15 (1.54%) Symmetrix DMX
11 14 (1.44%) Symmetrix
12 12 (1.23%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.23%) PKI
12 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 652 (67.01%) UNIX
2 622 (63.93%) Linux
3 357 (36.69%) Windows
4 221 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 193 (19.84%) AIX
6 85 (8.74%) HPUX
7 47 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (4.62%) SUSE
9 36 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
10 30 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 25 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 15 (1.54%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.34%) VMS
15 12 (1.23%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.13%) CentOS
17 10 (1.03%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.72%) zOS
19 6 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (13.57%) Migration
2 118 (12.13%) ITIL
3 74 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
4 70 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (5.24%) Multithreading
6 44 (4.52%) Configuration Management
6 44 (4.52%) OO
7 42 (4.32%) Service Management
8 41 (4.21%) Change Control
9 38 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 35 (3.60%) Project Management
10 35 (3.60%) E-Commerce
11 33 (3.39%) Load Balancing
12 32 (3.29%) SOA
13 31 (3.19%) Change Management
14 29 (2.98%) Scrum
15 28 (2.88%) Service Delivery
16 25 (2.57%) DevOps
17 22 (2.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 220 (22.61%) SQL
2 174 (17.88%) Perl
3 171 (17.57%) Java
3 171 (17.57%) Shell Script
4 60 (6.17%) C++
5 55 (5.65%) Python
6 47 (4.83%) Korn
6 47 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 40 (4.11%) C
8 34 (3.49%) JavaScript
9 29 (2.98%) PHP
10 25 (2.57%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.85%) Ruby
12 17 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.34%) VB
14 12 (1.23%) C#
15 9 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.92%) VBA
15 9 (0.92%) Tcl
16 6 (0.62%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 129 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 100 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (3.60%) Degree
5 24 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (2.36%) CCNA
7 20 (2.06%) CISSP
8 15 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (0.92%) CCNP
10 9 (0.92%) CISM
11 8 (0.82%) CEH
11 8 (0.82%) JNCIA
11 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.82%) RHCE
12 6 (0.62%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.51%) GCIA
13 5 (0.51%) GCIH
13 5 (0.51%) MCITP
14 4 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.21%) SLA
2 13 (1.34%) QA
3 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 152 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 71 (7.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 52 (5.34%) Oracle RAC
5 43 (4.42%) NFS
6 36 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 28 (2.88%) VMware ESX
8 25 (2.57%) Hyper-V
9 24 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
10 18 (1.85%) Veritas File System
11 16 (1.64%) Squid
11 16 (1.64%) Samba
12 15 (1.54%) SRDF
13 14 (1.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 13 (1.34%) Xen
15 11 (1.13%) vSphere
15 11 (1.13%) Sendmail
15 11 (1.13%) XenApp
15 11 (1.13%) KVM
16 8 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 62 (6.37%) NetBackup
2 54 (5.55%) Puppet
3 38 (3.91%) Tivoli
4 34 (3.49%) Control-M
5 31 (3.19%) Data Guard
6 28 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 20 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 15 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.44%) BladeLogic
9 14 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (1.03%) OpenView
11 9 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (0.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 9 (0.92%) SCOM
11 9 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.82%) Netcool
12 8 (0.82%) Legato
12 8 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 413 (42.45%) Oracle
2 262 (26.93%) Red Hat
3 207 (21.27%) VMware
4 164 (16.86%) Cisco
5 158 (16.24%) IBM
6 156 (16.03%) Sun
7 154 (15.83%) HP
8 136 (13.98%) EMC
9 119 (12.23%) Microsoft
10 110 (11.31%) Veritas
11 75 (7.71%) NetApp
12 66 (6.78%) Sybase
13 60 (6.17%) CheckPoint
14 46 (4.73%) Citrix
15 45 (4.62%) Juniper
16 43 (4.42%) Symantec
17 37 (3.80%) F5
18 30 (3.08%) Blue Coat
19 28 (2.88%) BMC
20 25 (2.57%) McAfee
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