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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 200 146 155
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 504 626 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.41% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.74% 6.22% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 404 323
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 12
Average hourly rate £33.70 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.70 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £38.81 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
Solaris
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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
10623 10062 9279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.98% 22.61% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6297 5656 4976
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 935 1059
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 £37.50 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -66 236 £425 - 43
South East -35 84 £375 -6.25% 25
East of England -9 50 £440 +3.52% 4
South West 0 38 £400 +45.45% 8
West Midlands +9 35 £425 +1.19% 4
North West -1 29 £425 +16.43% 8
Yorkshire -14 18 £400 +33.33% 8
North East -20 9 £275 +18.27%
East Midlands +6 3 £388 +24.79% 1
Midlands - - - -
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Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 650 (66.26%) UNIX
2 623 (63.51%) Linux
3 403 (41.08%) Oracle
4 349 (35.58%) Windows
5 304 (30.99%) Red Hat
6 274 (27.93%) Finance
7 246 (25.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 209 (21.30%) VMware
9 205 (20.90%) SAN
10 204 (20.80%) AIX
11 183 (18.65%) Banking
12 182 (18.55%) SQL
13 181 (18.45%) Java
14 175 (17.84%) Perl
15 173 (17.64%) Shell Script
16 157 (16.00%) Cisco
16 157 (16.00%) IBM
17 149 (15.19%) HP
18 145 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 143 (14.58%) EMC
20 138 (14.07%) Security Cleared
21 137 (13.97%) Oracle Database
22 135 (13.76%) Sun
23 130 (13.25%) Firewall
24 127 (12.95%) ITIL
25 124 (12.64%) DNS
26 121 (12.33%) Microsoft
26 121 (12.33%) Migration
27 119 (12.13%) WebLogic
28 117 (11.93%) Apache

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 119 (12.13%) WebLogic
2 117 (11.93%) Apache
3 98 (9.99%) Tomcat
4 89 (9.07%) WebSphere
5 56 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 39 (3.98%) IIS
7 37 (3.77%) JBoss
8 22 (2.24%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 14 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (1.33%) GlassFish
12 13 (1.33%) Confluence
12 13 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
14 11 (1.12%) Oracle 9iAS
15 10 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
15 10 (1.02%) iPlanet
15 10 (1.02%) CICS
16 9 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.85%) MS Office
3 10 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.10%) CATIA
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.71%) RMDS
6 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.31%) Maximo
10 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.31%) GitHub
3 2 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 205 (20.90%) SAN
2 130 (13.25%) Firewall
3 124 (12.64%) DNS
4 96 (9.79%) TCP/IP
5 72 (7.34%) NAS
6 70 (7.14%) LDAP
7 55 (5.61%) LAN
8 53 (5.40%) WAN
9 36 (3.67%) SSL
10 34 (3.47%) HTTP
10 34 (3.47%) Internet
11 31 (3.16%) DHCP
11 31 (3.16%) FTP
11 31 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (2.14%) VPN
12 21 (2.14%) SSH
13 20 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (1.94%) Multicast
15 17 (1.73%) iSCSI
16 16 (1.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (13.97%) Oracle Database
2 73 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 55 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 50 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 39 (3.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 38 (3.87%) MySQL
7 25 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.45%) DB2
9 23 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
10 22 (2.24%) Oracle9i Database
11 16 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.53%) Sybase ASE
13 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.82%) Base SAS
14 8 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 7 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.71%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 35 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 28 (2.85%) Maven
3 26 (2.65%) Subversion
4 24 (2.45%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.04%) Ant
6 17 (1.73%) JIRA
7 15 (1.53%) Hudson
7 15 (1.53%) SoapUI
8 13 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.22%) JUnit
10 9 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.92%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.82%) GCC
12 6 (0.61%) Selenium
12 6 (0.61%) Toad
12 6 (0.61%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.41%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.31%) Log4j
14 3 (0.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 274 (27.93%) Finance
2 183 (18.65%) Banking
3 80 (8.15%) Investment Banking
4 54 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.24%) Front Office
6 20 (2.04%) Marketing
7 17 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.73%) Retail
8 16 (1.63%) Legal
9 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.82%) Advertising
9 8 (0.82%) Publishing
10 7 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) Automotive
13 1 (0.10%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (16.92%) Administrator
2 105 (10.70%) Architect
3 104 (10.60%) Developer
4 97 (9.89%) Systems Administrator
5 96 (9.79%) UNIX Administrator
6 89 (9.07%) Analyst
7 73 (7.44%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 65 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 59 (6.01%) DBA
10 57 (5.81%) UNIX Engineer
11 49 (4.99%) Consultant
12 48 (4.89%) Infrastructure Architect
13 43 (4.38%) Oracle DBA
14 31 (3.16%) Support Analyst
15 30 (3.06%) Support Engineer
16 28 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
16 28 (2.85%) C++ Developer
17 27 (2.75%) Java Developer
18 25 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
18 25 (2.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.99%) Middleware
2 78 (7.95%) J2EE
3 46 (4.69%) Web Services
3 46 (4.69%) XML
4 41 (4.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 34 (3.47%) HTML
6 33 (3.36%) SOAP
7 29 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
8 24 (2.45%) CSS
8 24 (2.45%) .NET
9 21 (2.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 19 (1.94%) XHTML
10 19 (1.94%) Ajax
11 18 (1.83%) XSLT
12 16 (1.63%) HTML5
13 15 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (1.43%) STL
15 13 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 12 (1.22%) JAX-RS
16 12 (1.22%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.85%) Clustering
2 69 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.47%) Open Source
4 32 (3.26%) Replication
5 27 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 20 (2.04%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 17 (1.73%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.63%) CLARiiON
8 16 (1.63%) IVR
9 14 (1.43%) Symmetrix DMX
9 14 (1.43%) HACMP
9 14 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.33%) Wiki
10 13 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.22%) PKI
12 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 650 (66.26%) UNIX
2 623 (63.51%) Linux
3 349 (35.58%) Windows
4 246 (25.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 204 (20.80%) AIX
6 82 (8.36%) HPUX
7 58 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (4.79%) SUSE
10 33 (3.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 30 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
12 25 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.33%) VMS
13 13 (1.33%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.22%) CentOS
14 12 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.22%) zOS
15 11 (1.12%) Windows XP
16 10 (1.02%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (12.95%) ITIL
2 121 (12.33%) Migration
3 67 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
4 64 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (4.79%) Service Management
6 46 (4.69%) Configuration Management
7 41 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 41 (4.18%) Change Control
8 37 (3.77%) Project Management
8 37 (3.77%) Multithreading
8 37 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 31 (3.16%) Change Management
9 31 (3.16%) OO
10 30 (3.06%) E-Commerce
11 26 (2.65%) Validation
12 25 (2.55%) SOA
13 24 (2.45%) Low Latency
14 23 (2.34%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.24%) Capacity Management
15 22 (2.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 182 (18.55%) SQL
2 181 (18.45%) Java
3 175 (17.84%) Perl
4 173 (17.64%) Shell Script
5 61 (6.22%) C++
6 54 (5.50%) Python
7 44 (4.49%) Korn
8 43 (4.38%) PHP
9 42 (4.28%) C
10 41 (4.18%) Bash Shell
11 31 (3.16%) JavaScript
12 21 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.04%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.83%) Ruby
15 17 (1.73%) C#
16 11 (1.12%) VB
17 10 (1.02%) COBOL
18 9 (0.92%) VBA
19 7 (0.71%) T-SQL
20 5 (0.51%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 138 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 104 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.87%) Degree
4 28 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (2.04%) CCNA
7 19 (1.94%) CISSP
8 17 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.71%) CISM
11 7 (0.71%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.71%) CEH
12 6 (0.61%) RHCE
12 6 (0.61%) GCIA
12 6 (0.61%) GCIH
13 5 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.51%) MCITP
13 5 (0.51%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.41%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.47%) SLA
2 10 (1.02%) QA
3 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) COBIT
4 1 (0.10%) COSO
System Software
1 145 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (8.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 70 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 43 (4.38%) NFS
5 39 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
6 34 (3.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (2.65%) Hyper-V
8 23 (2.34%) VMware ESX
9 22 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 19 (1.94%) Veritas File System
11 18 (1.83%) Samba
12 16 (1.63%) SRDF
13 15 (1.53%) Squid
13 15 (1.53%) KVM
14 14 (1.43%) Sendmail
14 14 (1.43%) Xen
15 11 (1.12%) vSphere
16 8 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 7 (0.71%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 64 (6.52%) NetBackup
2 54 (5.50%) Puppet
3 31 (3.16%) Tivoli
4 23 (2.34%) Control-M
5 21 (2.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 19 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 17 (1.73%) Data Guard
7 17 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
8 14 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (1.22%) SCOM
9 12 (1.22%) BMC PATROL
10 11 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (1.02%) Nagios
11 10 (1.02%) CA SiteMinder
12 9 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
12 9 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
12 9 (0.92%) BladeLogic
13 8 (0.82%) OpenView
14 7 (0.71%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 403 (41.08%) Oracle
2 304 (30.99%) Red Hat
3 209 (21.30%) VMware
4 157 (16.00%) Cisco
4 157 (16.00%) IBM
5 149 (15.19%) HP
6 143 (14.58%) EMC
7 135 (13.76%) Sun
8 121 (12.33%) Microsoft
9 115 (11.72%) Veritas
10 78 (7.95%) NetApp
11 51 (5.20%) CheckPoint
12 48 (4.89%) F5
13 47 (4.79%) Sybase
14 40 (4.08%) Symantec
15 39 (3.98%) Juniper
15 39 (3.98%) Citrix
16 33 (3.36%) BMC
17 26 (2.65%) Blue Coat
17 26 (2.65%) McAfee
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