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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 226 153 136
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 477 697 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.46% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.96% 6.27% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 411 426
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £50.15 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -24.00%
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
12052 11110 10542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 23.20% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7218 6358 5662
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1016 1019
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -92 201 £450 +3.44% 47
South East -59 76 £388 -0.64% 21
North West +2 41 £427 +0.45% 1
Yorkshire -2 41 £325 +4.83% 11
West Midlands -7 35 £338 - 9
South West -15 30 £190 +8.57% 16
East of England -13 29 £475 +11.76% 8
East Midlands +4 16 £400 +25.98% 2
North East -43 12 £430 +27.40%
Midlands - - - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 631 (64.72%) Linux
2 602 (61.74%) UNIX
3 374 (38.36%) Oracle
4 348 (35.69%) Windows
5 270 (27.69%) Finance
6 233 (23.90%) Red Hat
7 226 (23.18%) SQL
8 189 (19.38%) Java
8 189 (19.38%) Banking
9 188 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 187 (19.18%) VMware
11 177 (18.15%) SAN
12 176 (18.05%) AIX
13 172 (17.64%) Perl
14 165 (16.92%) Shell Script
15 147 (15.08%) Sun
16 145 (14.87%) HP
17 142 (14.56%) IBM
18 139 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 134 (13.74%) Cisco
20 132 (13.54%) ITIL
21 127 (13.03%) Microsoft
22 120 (12.31%) Oracle Database
23 119 (12.21%) EMC
24 117 (12.00%) Firewall
25 113 (11.59%) Migration
26 111 (11.38%) DNS
27 110 (11.28%) Security Cleared
28 101 (10.36%) Veritas
29 99 (10.15%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 99 (10.15%) WebLogic
2 98 (10.05%) Apache
2 98 (10.05%) Tomcat
3 80 (8.21%) WebSphere
4 45 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 30 (3.08%) IIS
6 23 (2.36%) JBoss
6 23 (2.36%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (1.64%) GlassFish
9 14 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (1.44%) Lync
10 13 (1.33%) CMS
11 12 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
12 9 (0.92%) Documentum
12 9 (0.92%) SAS
12 9 (0.92%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
14 6 (0.62%) CICS
Applications
1 54 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.69%) MS Office
3 17 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) CATIA
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.13%) RMDS
3 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.62%) Maximo
5 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 2 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.31%) GitHub
3 2 (0.21%) Joyent
3 2 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Office 365
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 177 (18.15%) SAN
2 117 (12.00%) Firewall
3 111 (11.38%) DNS
4 81 (8.31%) TCP/IP
5 76 (7.79%) NAS
6 67 (6.87%) LDAP
7 51 (5.23%) LAN
7 51 (5.23%) DHCP
8 48 (4.92%) WAN
9 43 (4.41%) HTTP
10 37 (3.79%) FTP
11 30 (3.08%) SSL
12 29 (2.97%) Internet
13 27 (2.77%) Cisco PIX
14 25 (2.56%) Network Security
15 22 (2.26%) VPN
16 21 (2.15%) SSH
17 18 (1.85%) Multicast
18 17 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
19 14 (1.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.31%) Oracle Database
2 77 (7.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 47 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 44 (4.51%) MySQL
6 40 (4.10%) Oracle Database 10g
7 36 (3.69%) DB2
8 32 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.18%) Sybase ASE
10 21 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
11 15 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
12 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.03%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.92%) Big Data
15 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.82%) Base SAS
15 8 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 29 (2.97%) Eclipse
2 25 (2.56%) Ant
2 25 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.15%) Subversion
4 19 (1.95%) SoapUI
5 12 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.82%) GCC
6 8 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.82%) Maven
6 8 (0.82%) JIRA
7 7 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 7 (0.72%) Selenium
7 7 (0.72%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.62%) RSpec
8 6 (0.62%) Jasmine
8 6 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.62%) Calabash
9 5 (0.51%) JUnit
9 5 (0.51%) Log4j
10 4 (0.41%) Gradle
General
1 270 (27.69%) Finance
2 189 (19.38%) Banking
3 80 (8.21%) Investment Banking
4 47 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.95%) Retail
7 17 (1.74%) Front Office
7 17 (1.74%) Legal
8 15 (1.54%) Marketing
9 14 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.03%) Advertising
11 6 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.51%) German Language
13 4 (0.41%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Back Office
15 2 (0.21%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 137 (14.05%) Administrator
2 125 (12.82%) Developer
3 108 (11.08%) Architect
4 89 (9.13%) Analyst
5 80 (8.21%) UNIX Administrator
6 77 (7.90%) Systems Administrator
7 72 (7.38%) Consultant
8 65 (6.67%) DBA
9 59 (6.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 55 (5.64%) UNIX Engineer
11 46 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
13 37 (3.79%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.69%) Java Developer
14 36 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
14 36 (3.69%) C++ Developer
15 26 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.46%) Linux Administrator
17 23 (2.36%) Support Engineer
18 22 (2.26%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.62%) Middleware
2 67 (6.87%) J2EE
3 51 (5.23%) XML
4 50 (5.13%) Web Services
5 45 (4.62%) HTML
6 35 (3.59%) CSS
7 34 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 31 (3.18%) SOAP
9 26 (2.67%) XHTML
10 21 (2.15%) Ajax
11 20 (2.05%) .NET
12 19 (1.95%) J2SE
12 19 (1.95%) Spring
13 18 (1.85%) HTML5
13 18 (1.85%) JSP
14 16 (1.64%) XSLT
15 15 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
16 14 (1.44%) jQuery
16 14 (1.44%) JMS
17 12 (1.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.51%) Clustering
2 78 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.44%) Replication
4 31 (3.18%) Thin Client
4 31 (3.18%) Fat Client
4 31 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 28 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.77%) Open Source
7 21 (2.15%) CLARiiON
8 19 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.85%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.54%) IVR
11 15 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.33%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.33%) SecurID
12 13 (1.33%) Symmetrix
13 11 (1.13%) AS400
14 10 (1.03%) HACMP
14 10 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 631 (64.72%) Linux
2 602 (61.74%) UNIX
3 348 (35.69%) Windows
4 188 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 176 (18.05%) AIX
6 73 (7.49%) HPUX
7 70 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (3.49%) Windows 7
10 31 (3.18%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (2.97%) SUSE
12 22 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 15 (1.54%) VMS
15 14 (1.44%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.82%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.62%) CentOS
18 6 (0.62%) Debian
18 6 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (13.54%) ITIL
2 113 (11.59%) Migration
3 91 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
5 54 (5.54%) Multithreading
6 45 (4.62%) E-Commerce
7 41 (4.21%) OO
7 41 (4.21%) Service Management
8 39 (4.00%) Change Management
8 39 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (3.90%) SOA
9 38 (3.90%) Scrum
10 37 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 37 (3.79%) Load Balancing
11 34 (3.49%) Change Control
12 33 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 33 (3.38%) Incident Management
13 31 (3.18%) Project Management
14 30 (3.08%) Service Delivery
15 29 (2.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 226 (23.18%) SQL
2 189 (19.38%) Java
3 172 (17.64%) Perl
4 165 (16.92%) Shell Script
5 63 (6.46%) C++
6 58 (5.95%) Python
7 50 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 49 (5.03%) Korn
9 40 (4.10%) JavaScript
10 37 (3.79%) C
11 28 (2.87%) PowerShell
12 24 (2.46%) PHP
13 22 (2.26%) Ruby
14 19 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.74%) VB
16 9 (0.92%) Tcl
17 7 (0.72%) C#
18 6 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
19 5 (0.51%) Bourne shell
19 5 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 81 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.21%) Degree
4 34 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (2.05%) CCNA
7 19 (1.95%) CISSP
8 17 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.33%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.92%) CISM
11 9 (0.92%) MCITP
12 8 (0.82%) JNCIA
12 8 (0.82%) RHCE
12 8 (0.82%) CCNP
13 7 (0.72%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.62%) CEH
14 6 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.85%) SLA
2 13 (1.33%) QA
3 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 139 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 58 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 48 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
5 37 (3.79%) NFS
6 29 (2.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 23 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 16 (1.64%) Veritas File System
10 15 (1.54%) Samba
11 12 (1.23%) Hyper-V
12 11 (1.13%) XenApp
13 10 (1.03%) SRDF
14 7 (0.72%) Squid
14 7 (0.72%) KVM
14 7 (0.72%) Sendmail
15 6 (0.62%) RHEV
15 6 (0.62%) Xen
15 6 (0.62%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (6.26%) NetBackup
2 45 (4.62%) Tivoli
3 41 (4.21%) Puppet
4 36 (3.69%) Control-M
5 34 (3.49%) Data Guard
6 28 (2.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (1.85%) OpenView
7 18 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 15 (1.54%) Legato
8 15 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (1.54%) BladeLogic
9 14 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
10 13 (1.33%) SCOM
11 12 (1.23%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (1.13%) Nagios
13 10 (1.03%) Netcool
13 10 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.92%) SCCM
15 8 (0.82%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 374 (38.36%) Oracle
2 233 (23.90%) Red Hat
3 187 (19.18%) VMware
4 147 (15.08%) Sun
5 145 (14.87%) HP
6 142 (14.56%) IBM
7 134 (13.74%) Cisco
8 127 (13.03%) Microsoft
9 119 (12.21%) EMC
10 101 (10.36%) Veritas
11 78 (8.00%) Sybase
12 69 (7.08%) NetApp
13 53 (5.44%) Citrix
13 53 (5.44%) CheckPoint
14 35 (3.59%) Symantec
15 33 (3.38%) Juniper
16 25 (2.56%) CA
17 23 (2.36%) BMC
17 23 (2.36%) Blue Coat
18 22 (2.26%) F5
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