The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 45 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.86% 1.26% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 4.29% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.67 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%
Solaris
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
172 140 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.67% 29.29% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 38
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 34
Average hourly rate £29.46 £28.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +78.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Essex region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Essex region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Solaris
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Basildon -4 5 - -
Brentwood -3 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 26 (86.67%) UNIX
1 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 25 (83.33%) Windows
3 23 (76.67%) Java
4 22 (73.33%) SQL
4 22 (73.33%) HTML
4 22 (73.33%) CSS
4 22 (73.33%) XML
5 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
6 20 (66.67%) Ajax
6 20 (66.67%) Relational Database
7 19 (63.33%) J2EE
7 19 (63.33%) Ant
8 18 (60.00%) Web Services
8 18 (60.00%) WebSphere
9 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (56.67%) Content Management
9 17 (56.67%) XHTML
9 17 (56.67%) HTML5
10 16 (53.33%) OO
11 14 (46.67%) IBM
11 14 (46.67%) TDD
12 12 (40.00%) Eclipse
12 12 (40.00%) B2C
12 12 (40.00%) SOAP
13 11 (36.67%) JSP
14 10 (33.33%) TopLink
14 10 (33.33%) JAX-RS
14 10 (33.33%) JAX-WS
14 10 (33.33%) User Stories

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (13.33%) CMS
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.00%) JBoss
4 3 (10.00%) GlassFish
5 2 (6.67%) Apache
5 2 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (3.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Ingres
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.33%) SQLPlus
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Ant
2 12 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 9 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (16.67%) Maven
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.67%) AccuRev
6 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.67%) Hudson
6 2 (6.67%) JIRA
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.67%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 8 (26.67%) Marketing
2 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) HTML
1 22 (73.33%) CSS
1 22 (73.33%) XML
2 20 (66.67%) Ajax
3 19 (63.33%) J2EE
4 18 (60.00%) Web Services
5 17 (56.67%) HTML5
5 17 (56.67%) XHTML
6 12 (40.00%) SOAP
7 11 (36.67%) JSP
8 10 (33.33%) TopLink
8 10 (33.33%) JAX-WS
8 10 (33.33%) JAX-RS
8 10 (33.33%) EclipseLink
9 5 (16.67%) Sass
9 5 (16.67%) LESS
10 4 (13.33%) JPA
10 4 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (13.33%) Java SE
11 3 (10.00%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Web 2.0
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Linux
1 26 (86.67%) UNIX
2 25 (83.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Content Management
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) OO
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) B2C
5 10 (33.33%) User Stories
6 8 (26.67%) Analytics
6 8 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (26.67%) SOA
6 8 (26.67%) SEO
7 7 (23.33%) RAD
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) Use Case
9 5 (16.67%) RUP
9 5 (16.67%) Validation
10 3 (10.00%) MVC
10 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.00%) Information Management
10 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 22 (73.33%) SQL
3 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) IBM
2 8 (26.67%) FatWire
2 8 (26.67%) Google
3 7 (23.33%) Omniture
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) BEA
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) VMware