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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 257 210 164
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -46
Contract jobs citing Solaris 420 511 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.16% 4.76% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 335 389
Average daily rate £425 £418 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% +1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 6
Average hourly rate £45.50 £33.70 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.01% +6.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £21.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £40.95 £39.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
10095 10740 9914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.39% 22.89% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6187 6281 5497
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 864 914
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 161 £450 +5.88% 22
South East -13 69 £400 +6.66% 17
North West +12 60 £450 +1.98% 5
East Midlands +19 32 £398 +2.58% 4
North East -2 32 £325 +18.18% 1
East of England -27 24 £450 +11.80% 6
West Midlands -19 21 £385 -9.41% 3
Yorkshire -18 12 £400 +23.07% 8
South West -26 11 £350 -18.84% 7
Midlands - 1 £445 -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 674 (70.14%) Linux
2 613 (63.79%) Unix
3 403 (41.94%) Oracle
4 335 (34.86%) Windows
5 300 (31.22%) AIX
6 288 (29.97%) Red Hat
7 267 (27.78%) Finance
8 234 (24.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 228 (23.73%) Shell Script
10 214 (22.27%) VMware
11 199 (20.71%) Perl
12 192 (19.98%) Veritas
13 189 (19.67%) SQL
14 165 (17.17%) Java
15 160 (16.65%) SAN
16 159 (16.55%) IBM
16 159 (16.55%) Banking
17 158 (16.44%) ITIL
18 157 (16.34%) Security Cleared
19 145 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 145 (15.09%) HP
20 144 (14.98%) Sun
21 140 (14.57%) Migration
22 133 (13.84%) Oracle Database
23 115 (11.97%) Microsoft
24 114 (11.86%) Middleware
25 112 (11.65%) Data Centre
26 111 (11.55%) SC Cleared
27 100 (10.41%) WebSphere
28 99 (10.30%) EMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 100 (10.41%) WebSphere
2 79 (8.22%) WebLogic
3 59 (6.14%) Apache
4 52 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 43 (4.47%) Tomcat
6 31 (3.23%) IIS
7 25 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 24 (2.50%) JBoss
8 24 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 22 (2.29%) SharePoint
10 18 (1.87%) AquaLogic
10 18 (1.87%) MQSeries
11 16 (1.66%) nginx
12 15 (1.56%) Jetty
13 14 (1.46%) Confluence
13 14 (1.46%) MS Exchange
14 13 (1.35%) iPlanet
15 12 (1.25%) Oracle 10gAS
15 12 (1.25%) PowerExchange
15 12 (1.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 32 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.25%) MS Office
4 11 (1.14%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.73%) BusinessWare
2 7 (0.73%) SAP R/3
3 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.42%) BASE24
5 4 (0.42%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.10%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (0.73%) IaaS
1 7 (0.73%) SaaS
2 5 (0.52%) PaaS
3 3 (0.31%) GitHub
3 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 160 (16.65%) SAN
2 87 (9.05%) TCP/IP
3 74 (7.70%) SSL
4 67 (6.97%) DNS
5 59 (6.14%) Firewall
6 58 (6.04%) LDAP
7 56 (5.83%) NAS
8 49 (5.10%) HTTP
9 40 (4.16%) SSH
10 32 (3.33%) WAN
11 30 (3.12%) FTP
12 28 (2.91%) VPN
13 25 (2.60%) LAN
14 24 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
14 24 (2.50%) SMTP
15 22 (2.29%) DHCP
16 15 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (1.56%) SNMP
16 15 (1.56%) VoIP
17 14 (1.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.84%) Oracle Database
2 81 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 67 (6.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 60 (6.24%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 42 (4.37%) MySQL
7 40 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 34 (3.54%) DB2
10 30 (3.12%) NoSQL
11 29 (3.02%) KDB
11 29 (3.02%) Oracle Database 12c
12 27 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (1.87%) OLTP
15 17 (1.77%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.56%) PowerCenter
17 12 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
17 12 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (3.23%) Subversion
2 27 (2.81%) VTune
3 25 (2.60%) Ant
4 24 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.50%) JIRA
5 20 (2.08%) Maven
6 13 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 12 (1.25%) Log4j
8 11 (1.14%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
10 8 (0.83%) Toad
11 7 (0.73%) Introscope
11 7 (0.73%) PVCS
11 7 (0.73%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.52%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.52%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.52%) JProfiler
13 4 (0.42%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 267 (27.78%) Finance
2 159 (16.55%) Banking
3 87 (9.05%) Investment Banking
4 53 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.60%) Front Office
6 22 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.46%) Marketing
8 10 (1.04%) Legal
8 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.73%) Back Office
10 6 (0.62%) Electronics
10 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.62%) Retail
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Advertising
13 1 (0.10%) Local Government
13 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (18.21%) Administrator
2 136 (14.15%) Architect
3 122 (12.70%) Systems Administrator
4 106 (11.03%) Unix Administrator
5 75 (7.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 72 (7.49%) Developer
7 69 (7.18%) DBA
8 61 (6.35%) Analyst
8 61 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 61 (6.35%) Unix Engineer
9 58 (6.04%) Support Engineer
10 53 (5.52%) Consultant
11 51 (5.31%) Linux Administrator
11 51 (5.31%) Oracle DBA
12 50 (5.20%) Solaris Administrator
13 49 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
14 44 (4.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 40 (4.16%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 36 (3.75%) Linux Support
17 35 (3.64%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (11.86%) Middleware
2 57 (5.93%) XML
3 45 (4.68%) J2EE
4 44 (4.58%) Web Services
5 42 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
6 39 (4.06%) HTML
7 33 (3.43%) IBM Integration Bus
8 28 (2.91%) .NET
9 21 (2.19%) JSON
10 20 (2.08%) Software Packaging
11 18 (1.87%) jQuery
12 17 (1.77%) Regular Expression
13 16 (1.66%) Servlets
13 16 (1.66%) Spring
14 15 (1.56%) CSS
14 15 (1.56%) JMS
14 15 (1.56%) REST
14 15 (1.56%) SOAP
15 14 (1.46%) POSIX
15 14 (1.46%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.87%) Clustering
3 60 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 43 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 38 (3.95%) Replication
7 24 (2.50%) HACMP
8 21 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.66%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.66%) PKI
11 14 (1.46%) CMDB
12 13 (1.35%) DataPower
12 13 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
14 11 (1.14%) e-Health
15 10 (1.04%) VCE vBlock
16 9 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.94%) Equities
17 8 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 674 (70.14%) Linux
2 613 (63.79%) Unix
3 335 (34.86%) Windows
4 300 (31.22%) AIX
5 234 (24.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 95 (9.89%) Windows Server
7 85 (8.84%) HPUX
8 54 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (4.47%) SUSE
11 41 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (2.81%) CentOS
13 23 (2.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 23 (2.39%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.39%) zOS
14 16 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.04%) OS/390
15 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.62%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (16.44%) ITIL
2 140 (14.57%) Migration
3 93 (9.68%) High Availability
4 82 (8.53%) Service Management
5 77 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (8.01%) Project Management
6 72 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 70 (7.28%) Configuration Management
8 61 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
9 58 (6.04%) Open Source
10 55 (5.72%) Change Management
11 52 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
12 50 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (5.10%) Low Latency
14 45 (4.68%) Software Engineering
15 39 (4.06%) Service Delivery
16 38 (3.95%) Patch Management
17 35 (3.64%) Time Management
18 32 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
19 31 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 228 (23.73%) Shell Script
2 199 (20.71%) Perl
3 189 (19.67%) SQL
4 165 (17.17%) Java
5 98 (10.20%) Bash Shell
6 77 (8.01%) C++
7 76 (7.91%) Korn
8 56 (5.83%) Python
9 53 (5.52%) PL/SQL
10 39 (4.06%) PowerShell
11 37 (3.85%) JavaScript
12 34 (3.54%) C
13 24 (2.50%) Scala
14 21 (2.19%) C#
15 14 (1.46%) VB
16 13 (1.35%) C-shell
16 13 (1.35%) PHP
17 11 (1.14%) Bourne shell
18 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 157 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 111 (11.55%) SC Cleared
3 83 (8.64%) Degree
4 25 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.39%) CISSP
6 18 (1.87%) RHCE
7 13 (1.35%) RHCSA
8 12 (1.25%) CCNA
8 12 (1.25%) GCIA
8 12 (1.25%) GCIH
9 11 (1.14%) CCSP
9 11 (1.14%) CISM
9 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.83%) IBM Certification
10 8 (0.83%) ISEB
10 8 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.62%) IBM AIX Certification
12 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.79%) SLA
2 19 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.66%) QA
4 12 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.73%) SAS 70
6 5 (0.52%) COBIT
6 5 (0.52%) COSO
6 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.31%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 145 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (9.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 73 (7.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 54 (5.62%) Active Directory
5 52 (5.41%) NFS
6 44 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
7 31 (3.23%) Veritas File System
8 26 (2.71%) Hyper-V
9 24 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (2.08%) GPFS
10 20 (2.08%) Xen
11 17 (1.77%) Oracle Clusterware
12 16 (1.66%) VMware ESX
12 16 (1.66%) vSphere
13 14 (1.46%) KVM
14 12 (1.25%) Samba
14 12 (1.25%) Squid
15 10 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 10 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.83%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 70 (7.28%) Puppet
2 53 (5.52%) NetBackup
3 50 (5.20%) Oracle ZFS
4 41 (4.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 34 (3.54%) Data Guard
6 32 (3.33%) SCOM
7 27 (2.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 21 (2.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 19 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.87%) Tivoli
11 15 (1.56%) Ansible
12 13 (1.35%) CFEngine
12 13 (1.35%) Nagios
12 13 (1.35%) RSA Security Analytics
13 12 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
13 12 (1.25%) Foglight
13 12 (1.25%) yum
14 11 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
14 11 (1.14%) Control-M
14 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 403 (41.94%) Oracle
2 288 (29.97%) Red Hat
3 214 (22.27%) VMware
4 192 (19.98%) Veritas
5 159 (16.55%) IBM
6 145 (15.09%) HP
7 144 (14.98%) Sun
8 115 (11.97%) Microsoft
9 99 (10.30%) EMC
10 70 (7.28%) Sybase
11 62 (6.45%) Cisco
12 46 (4.79%) SAP
13 33 (3.43%) NetApp
14 31 (3.23%) Splunk
15 30 (3.12%) Brocade
15 30 (3.12%) CA
16 23 (2.39%) Symantec
17 22 (2.29%) Axway
18 21 (2.19%) Informatica
19 19 (1.98%) BEA
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago
Gosport
The People Network
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago