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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 226 216 158
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -58
Contract jobs citing Solaris 493 499 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.01% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.43% 4.43% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 276 433
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.86% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £24.90 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £34.20 £52.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
11122 11255 10462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.59% 22.80% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6671 6495 5835
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £518 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 963 981
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +2 246 £450 +5.88% 37
South East +19 124 £450 +25.69% 14
West Midlands +6 26 £413 +29.41% 5
East of England -18 23 £375 -6.25% 7
North West -35 20 £450 -2.70% 5
South West -10 19 £349 +83.55% 10
Yorkshire -23 13 £400 -6.43% 7
East Midlands +2 10 £325 -23.52% 4
North East -33 7 £269 -23.21% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 723 (73.18%) Linux
2 605 (61.23%) UNIX
3 457 (46.26%) Windows
4 395 (39.98%) Oracle
5 279 (28.24%) Finance
6 227 (22.98%) SQL
7 221 (22.37%) Red Hat
8 220 (22.27%) Perl
9 219 (22.17%) AIX
10 204 (20.65%) SAN
11 187 (18.93%) Java
12 186 (18.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 183 (18.52%) IBM
14 178 (18.02%) VMware
15 168 (17.00%) Banking
16 163 (16.50%) Shell Script
17 159 (16.09%) WebSphere
18 149 (15.08%) Sun
19 141 (14.27%) ITIL
20 140 (14.17%) Firewall
20 140 (14.17%) Migration
21 139 (14.07%) Security Cleared
22 137 (13.87%) Cisco
23 127 (12.85%) Data Centre
24 118 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 117 (11.84%) Veritas
25 117 (11.84%) Oracle Database
26 115 (11.64%) Microsoft
26 115 (11.64%) NAS
27 112 (11.34%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 159 (16.09%) WebSphere
2 77 (7.79%) Apache
3 63 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 59 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 59 (5.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 41 (4.15%) IIS
6 28 (2.83%) JBoss
7 27 (2.73%) CICS
8 23 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
10 18 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
11 15 (1.52%) MQSeries
12 11 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 11 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 11 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.91%) SAS
13 9 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.81%) iPlanet
Applications
1 43 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.63%) MS Office
3 22 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.62%) MS Project
5 10 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.11%) Maximo
3 9 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.71%) RMDS
4 7 (0.71%) Tridion
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.10%) Summit
9 1 (0.10%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.61%) PaaS
4 4 (0.40%) Office 365
4 4 (0.40%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 204 (20.65%) SAN
2 140 (14.17%) Firewall
3 115 (11.64%) NAS
4 112 (11.34%) TCP/IP
5 88 (8.91%) DNS
6 79 (8.00%) LDAP
7 66 (6.68%) SSL
8 64 (6.48%) WAN
9 59 (5.97%) LAN
10 39 (3.95%) Internet
10 39 (3.95%) VPN
10 39 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
11 37 (3.74%) HTTP
12 35 (3.54%) iSCSI
13 31 (3.14%) BGP
14 29 (2.94%) Wireless
15 28 (2.83%) SSH
15 28 (2.83%) OSPF
16 26 (2.63%) DMZ
17 23 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (11.84%) Oracle Database
2 105 (10.63%) SQL Server
3 82 (8.30%) Relational Database
4 66 (6.68%) DB2
5 44 (4.45%) RDBMS
6 43 (4.35%) MySQL
6 43 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 28 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 23 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 22 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 20 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
11 18 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.32%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.71%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.71%) DB2 UDB
15 7 (0.71%) Ingres
15 7 (0.71%) HBase
16 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (4.15%) Ant
2 35 (3.54%) Eclipse
3 32 (3.24%) Introscope
3 32 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.73%) Maven
5 26 (2.63%) Subversion
6 25 (2.53%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.43%) JIRA
8 23 (2.33%) SoapUI
9 17 (1.72%) JUnit
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
10 13 (1.32%) ClearCase
10 13 (1.32%) Selenium
11 9 (0.91%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.81%) Hudson
12 8 (0.81%) ProC
13 7 (0.71%) Log4j
13 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 7 (0.71%) FishEye
General
1 279 (28.24%) Finance
2 168 (17.00%) Banking
3 64 (6.48%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.24%) Marketing
6 26 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.52%) Retail
8 12 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.11%) Legal
10 8 (0.81%) Front Office
11 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 3 (0.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.30%) Advertising
12 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.30%) Billing
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) International Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (16.09%) Administrator
2 132 (13.36%) Developer
3 106 (10.73%) Architect
4 95 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
5 63 (6.38%) Analyst
6 62 (6.28%) UNIX Administrator
7 54 (5.47%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 52 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 46 (4.66%) Consultant
10 44 (4.45%) UNIX Engineer
11 43 (4.35%) DBA
12 39 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
13 38 (3.85%) Java Developer
14 35 (3.54%) Technical Architect
15 34 (3.44%) Project Manager
16 30 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 29 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
18 28 (2.83%) Oracle DBA
18 28 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
19 24 (2.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.31%) Middleware
2 77 (7.79%) Web Services
3 71 (7.19%) J2EE
4 66 (6.68%) XML
5 63 (6.38%) HTML
6 43 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 41 (4.15%) CSS
8 37 (3.74%) TIBCO EMS
9 34 (3.44%) Ajax
9 34 (3.44%) JSP
10 33 (3.34%) XHTML
11 32 (3.24%) JMS
12 30 (3.04%) SOAP
13 29 (2.94%) HTML5
14 28 (2.83%) .NET
15 20 (2.02%) XSLT
16 18 (1.82%) JDBC
16 18 (1.82%) TopLink
16 18 (1.82%) EclipseLink
17 17 (1.72%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.85%) Data Centre
2 98 (9.92%) Clustering
3 89 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.54%) Replication
6 30 (3.04%) PKI
7 25 (2.53%) LPAR
8 23 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.02%) Mainframe
9 20 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 19 (1.92%) DataPower
11 16 (1.62%) CMDB
11 16 (1.62%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.52%) HACMP
12 15 (1.52%) Web 2.0
12 15 (1.52%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.21%) EMC VNX
14 11 (1.11%) SWIFT
15 10 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 10 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 723 (73.18%) Linux
2 605 (61.23%) UNIX
3 457 (46.26%) Windows
4 219 (22.17%) AIX
5 186 (18.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (6.38%) HPUX
7 62 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (4.15%) zOS
10 36 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (3.54%) SUSE
12 31 (3.14%) Oracle Linux
13 19 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
14 16 (1.62%) CentOS
15 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.61%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.51%) NetWare
19 3 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (14.27%) ITIL
2 140 (14.17%) Migration
3 92 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (6.98%) Project Management
5 61 (6.17%) Configuration Management
6 58 (5.87%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (5.47%) OO
8 53 (5.36%) Change Management
9 50 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.66%) Service Management
11 39 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (3.74%) Load Balancing
13 34 (3.44%) Content Management
14 33 (3.34%) Change Control
15 32 (3.24%) Risk Management
15 32 (3.24%) Service Delivery
16 31 (3.14%) SDLC
17 30 (3.04%) Incident Management
17 30 (3.04%) Open Source
18 28 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 227 (22.98%) SQL
2 220 (22.27%) Perl
3 187 (18.93%) Java
4 163 (16.50%) Shell Script
5 72 (7.29%) Python
6 70 (7.09%) Bash Shell
7 68 (6.88%) JavaScript
8 65 (6.58%) Korn
9 64 (6.48%) C++
10 62 (6.28%) C
11 38 (3.85%) PowerShell
12 37 (3.74%) PL/SQL
13 23 (2.33%) Jython
14 22 (2.23%) Ruby
14 22 (2.23%) PHP
15 21 (2.13%) VB
16 13 (1.32%) C-shell
17 11 (1.11%) VBScript
18 8 (0.81%) XPath
19 7 (0.71%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 139 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 101 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.28%) Degree
4 50 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.43%) CCNA
7 21 (2.13%) RHCE
8 15 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.52%) CCNP
9 14 (1.42%) ISEB
10 13 (1.32%) MCSE
10 13 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.32%) CISSP
11 12 (1.21%) IBM Certification
12 10 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.81%) PMP
13 8 (0.81%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.71%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.63%) QA
2 15 (1.52%) SLA
3 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.61%) COBIT
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) COSO
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 118 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (9.31%) Active Directory
3 52 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 48 (4.86%) NFS
5 38 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 36 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 33 (3.34%) Hyper-V
8 30 (3.04%) KVM
9 28 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (2.43%) Samba
11 19 (1.92%) vSphere
12 17 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 15 (1.52%) XenApp
14 13 (1.32%) ProxySG
15 12 (1.21%) GPFS
16 11 (1.11%) Oracle Clusterware
16 11 (1.11%) Xen
16 11 (1.11%) Terminal Services
16 11 (1.11%) SRDF
17 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 71 (7.19%) Puppet
2 60 (6.07%) NetBackup
3 49 (4.96%) Oracle ZFS
4 44 (4.45%) Tivoli
5 35 (3.54%) BladeLogic
6 33 (3.34%) CA Wily
7 31 (3.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 23 (2.33%) Control-M
9 20 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.72%) Nagios
11 15 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
12 14 (1.42%) SnapMirror
12 14 (1.42%) SnapVault
12 14 (1.42%) CA Single Sign-On
13 13 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
14 12 (1.21%) SCOM
14 12 (1.21%) Netcool
14 12 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 395 (39.98%) Oracle
2 221 (22.37%) Red Hat
3 183 (18.52%) IBM
4 178 (18.02%) VMware
5 149 (15.08%) Sun
6 137 (13.87%) Cisco
7 117 (11.84%) Veritas
8 115 (11.64%) Microsoft
9 112 (11.34%) HP
10 106 (10.73%) EMC
11 79 (8.00%) NetApp
12 68 (6.88%) CA
13 55 (5.57%) Symantec
14 52 (5.26%) TIBCO
15 47 (4.76%) CheckPoint
16 41 (4.15%) Citrix
17 39 (3.95%) Sybase
18 34 (3.44%) F5
19 30 (3.04%) Remedy
19 30 (3.04%) Blue Coat
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day + Negotiable
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