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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 218 154 147
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 487 706 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.46% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.16% 6.37% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 464 382
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 22
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £13.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £52.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
11705 11078 11411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.46% 22.94% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6846 6358 5984
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £183 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 961 1122
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -84 222 £450 +5.88% 43
South East -52 84 £375 -6.25% 25
North West +4 43 £450 +24.13% 5
East of England -4 39 £438 +9.37% 9
South West -9 31 £190 +8.57% 6
West Midlands -6 29 £375 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -21 18 £413 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -2 13 £430 +17.80% 2
North East -25 9 £350 -11.11% 2
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 695 (68.47%) Linux
2 609 (60.00%) UNIX
3 448 (44.14%) Oracle
4 336 (33.10%) Windows
5 319 (31.43%) Finance
6 276 (27.19%) SQL
7 266 (26.21%) Red Hat
8 212 (20.89%) Java
9 201 (19.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 198 (19.51%) Banking
11 189 (18.62%) Perl
12 181 (17.83%) Shell Script
13 180 (17.73%) SAN
14 177 (17.44%) AIX
14 177 (17.44%) VMware
15 165 (16.26%) IBM
16 155 (15.27%) Sun
17 143 (14.09%) Oracle Database
18 137 (13.50%) HP
19 130 (12.81%) ITIL
20 126 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 122 (12.02%) Microsoft
22 115 (11.33%) Migration
23 110 (10.84%) Firewall
23 110 (10.84%) Cisco
24 109 (10.74%) Veritas
25 107 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
26 103 (10.15%) EMC
27 100 (9.85%) Security Cleared
28 98 (9.66%) DNS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 92 (9.06%) WebLogic
1 92 (9.06%) WebSphere
2 84 (8.28%) Tomcat
3 80 (7.88%) Apache
4 31 (3.05%) Oracle Coherence
5 28 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 26 (2.56%) MS Exchange
7 23 (2.27%) IIS
8 19 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (1.77%) MQSeries
10 17 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (1.38%) GlassFish
12 13 (1.28%) CMS
13 12 (1.18%) Lync
14 9 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
15 8 (0.79%) CICS
15 8 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
15 8 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
16 6 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 43 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.66%) MS Office
3 14 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) CATIA
6 1 (0.099%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.76%) RMDS
2 8 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.79%) Maximo
3 6 (0.59%) Tridion
3 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.20%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 2 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.099%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.099%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.99%) SaaS
3 4 (0.39%) Joyent
4 3 (0.30%) GitHub
4 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.099%) Office 365
5 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 180 (17.73%) SAN
2 110 (10.84%) Firewall
3 98 (9.66%) DNS
4 86 (8.47%) TCP/IP
5 70 (6.90%) LDAP
5 70 (6.90%) NAS
6 48 (4.73%) LAN
6 48 (4.73%) DHCP
7 47 (4.63%) HTTP
8 42 (4.14%) WAN
9 41 (4.04%) Internet
10 30 (2.96%) FTP
11 25 (2.46%) VPN
11 25 (2.46%) Network Security
11 25 (2.46%) SSH
12 24 (2.36%) SSL
13 22 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (2.07%) Multicast
15 19 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.09%) Oracle Database
2 86 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 68 (6.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 61 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.63%) MySQL
6 45 (4.43%) RDBMS
7 43 (4.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 40 (3.94%) DB2
9 35 (3.45%) Sybase ASE
10 29 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (2.76%) Oracle9i Database
12 20 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.99%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.89%) Big Data
15 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 31 (3.05%) Ant
1 31 (3.05%) Subversion
2 30 (2.96%) Eclipse
3 28 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.36%) SoapUI
5 17 (1.67%) Selenium
6 15 (1.48%) Calabash
7 14 (1.38%) Toad
8 13 (1.28%) JUnit
8 13 (1.28%) Maven
8 13 (1.28%) Log4j
8 13 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.89%) JIRA
9 9 (0.89%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.69%) GCC
11 6 (0.59%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.59%) RSpec
11 6 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 319 (31.43%) Finance
2 198 (19.51%) Banking
3 78 (7.68%) Investment Banking
4 50 (4.93%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.55%) Retail
6 31 (3.05%) Front Office
7 29 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.77%) Legal
9 18 (1.77%) Marketing
10 15 (1.48%) Advertising
11 6 (0.59%) Back Office
11 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 6 (0.59%) German Language
11 6 (0.59%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 1 (0.099%) Billing
15 1 (0.099%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (13.40%) Administrator
2 134 (13.20%) Developer
3 126 (12.41%) Architect
4 94 (9.26%) Analyst
5 83 (8.18%) DBA
6 76 (7.49%) Systems Administrator
7 74 (7.29%) Consultant
7 74 (7.29%) UNIX Administrator
8 64 (6.31%) UNIX Engineer
9 52 (5.12%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 49 (4.83%) Oracle DBA
11 47 (4.63%) Infrastructure Architect
12 45 (4.43%) Java Developer
13 35 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (3.25%) C++ Developer
15 32 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (3.15%) Support Analyst
16 29 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
17 27 (2.66%) Development Manager
17 27 (2.66%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.57%) Middleware
2 71 (7.00%) J2EE
3 67 (6.60%) Web Services
4 59 (5.81%) XML
5 55 (5.42%) HTML
6 38 (3.74%) CSS
7 30 (2.96%) SOAP
8 25 (2.46%) XSLT
8 25 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 25 (2.46%) XHTML
8 25 (2.46%) Ajax
9 24 (2.36%) Spring
10 23 (2.27%) JSP
11 22 (2.17%) J2SE
12 21 (2.07%) JMS
12 21 (2.07%) Servlets
12 21 (2.07%) jQuery
12 21 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
13 19 (1.87%) .NET
14 17 (1.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.06%) Clustering
2 68 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.91%) Replication
4 39 (3.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 34 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.15%) Open Source
7 27 (2.66%) Fat Client
7 27 (2.66%) Thin Client
8 25 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.27%) Mainframe
10 22 (2.17%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.77%) Web 2.0
12 17 (1.67%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.67%) CLARiiON
12 17 (1.67%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.28%) HACMP
13 13 (1.28%) SecurID
14 12 (1.18%) Symmetrix
15 11 (1.08%) AS400
15 11 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 695 (68.47%) Linux
2 609 (60.00%) UNIX
3 336 (33.10%) Windows
4 201 (19.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 177 (17.44%) AIX
6 89 (8.77%) HPUX
7 68 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.65%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (2.66%) SUSE
12 19 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (1.08%) VMS
16 10 (0.99%) Debian
16 10 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.99%) zOS
17 8 (0.79%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (12.81%) ITIL
2 115 (11.33%) Migration
3 107 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 64 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
6 55 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (5.02%) Multithreading
8 49 (4.83%) Load Balancing
9 48 (4.73%) SOA
9 48 (4.73%) OO
10 38 (3.74%) Change Management
11 37 (3.65%) Service Management
11 37 (3.65%) Scrum
12 36 (3.55%) Configuration Management
13 34 (3.35%) PRINCE2
14 33 (3.25%) Risk Management
14 33 (3.25%) Low Latency
15 32 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
15 32 (3.15%) TDD
16 31 (3.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (27.19%) SQL
2 212 (20.89%) Java
3 189 (18.62%) Perl
4 181 (17.83%) Shell Script
5 66 (6.50%) Bash Shell
6 65 (6.40%) Korn
7 59 (5.81%) Python
8 58 (5.71%) C++
9 57 (5.62%) JavaScript
10 37 (3.65%) PL/SQL
11 34 (3.35%) C
12 28 (2.76%) PowerShell
13 27 (2.66%) Ruby
14 21 (2.07%) PHP
15 18 (1.77%) VB
16 13 (1.28%) Bourne shell
16 13 (1.28%) XPath
17 11 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.99%) AWK
19 7 (0.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 100 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.71%) Degree
4 26 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 23 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.87%) CISSP
8 17 (1.67%) CCNA
9 15 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (1.38%) Sun Certification
11 9 (0.89%) RHCE
11 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.89%) PMP
11 9 (0.89%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.79%) JNCIA
12 8 (0.79%) MCITP
13 7 (0.69%) CISM
14 6 (0.59%) CEH
14 6 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.32%) SLA
2 11 (1.08%) QA
3 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 126 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 69 (6.80%) Oracle RAC
4 56 (5.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 40 (3.94%) NFS
6 37 (3.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 27 (2.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 24 (2.36%) VMware ESX
8 24 (2.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 22 (2.17%) Veritas File System
10 12 (1.18%) Xen
11 11 (1.08%) XenApp
11 11 (1.08%) SRDF
11 11 (1.08%) RHEV
12 10 (0.99%) KVM
13 9 (0.89%) GPFS
13 9 (0.89%) Samba
14 7 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.59%) vSphere
15 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (7.29%) Tivoli
2 67 (6.60%) NetBackup
3 52 (5.12%) Data Guard
3 52 (5.12%) Puppet
4 40 (3.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 31 (3.05%) Control-M
6 18 (1.77%) BMC PATROL
7 17 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 15 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
9 14 (1.38%) Nagios
10 13 (1.28%) OpenView
11 12 (1.18%) Legato
12 11 (1.08%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.99%) BladeLogic
13 10 (0.99%) SCOM
13 10 (0.99%) Netcool
14 9 (0.89%) SCCM
14 9 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.89%) HP SIM
14 9 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 448 (44.14%) Oracle
2 266 (26.21%) Red Hat
3 177 (17.44%) VMware
4 165 (16.26%) IBM
5 155 (15.27%) Sun
6 137 (13.50%) HP
7 122 (12.02%) Microsoft
8 110 (10.84%) Cisco
9 109 (10.74%) Veritas
10 103 (10.15%) EMC
11 89 (8.77%) Sybase
12 75 (7.39%) NetApp
13 63 (6.21%) Citrix
14 39 (3.84%) CheckPoint
15 30 (2.96%) CA
16 29 (2.86%) Juniper
16 29 (2.86%) 29West
17 27 (2.66%) Symantec
18 22 (2.17%) JBoss
19 19 (1.87%) BMC
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