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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 48 16 36
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.37% 8.45% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.47% 27.82% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
Average daily rate £450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.25 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +17.69%
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
128 133 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.10% 30.37% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 65
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.40 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.90 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
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
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 14 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
Basildon +1 2 £453 -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Unix
3 10 (58.82%) XML
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) Web Services
5 8 (47.06%) XHTML
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) Ant
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) Ajax
5 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
5 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (35.29%) J2EE
7 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
7 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
7 6 (35.29%) OO
7 6 (35.29%) SOAP
7 6 (35.29%) B2C
7 6 (35.29%) Marketing
7 6 (35.29%) TopLink
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (35.29%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (35.29%) JAX-WS
7 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (35.29%) JAX-RS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
2 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
3 4 (23.53%) CMS
3 4 (23.53%) GlassFish
3 4 (23.53%) JBoss
3 4 (23.53%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Ant
2 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
2 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (23.53%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) PVCS
General
1 6 (35.29%) Marketing
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
1 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) C++ Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C++/Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 3 (17.65%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Storage Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Unix Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) XML
2 8 (47.06%) Ajax
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
2 8 (47.06%) HTML
2 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 8 (47.06%) XHTML
3 6 (35.29%) EclipseLink
3 6 (35.29%) J2EE
3 6 (35.29%) JAX-RS
3 6 (35.29%) JAX-WS
3 6 (35.29%) SOAP
3 6 (35.29%) TopLink
4 4 (23.53%) Ext JS
4 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) JPA
4 4 (23.53%) JSP
4 4 (23.53%) OSGi
4 4 (23.53%) REST
4 4 (23.53%) Spring
4 4 (23.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
1 4 (23.53%) Replication
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Unix
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) VME
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) B2C
1 6 (35.29%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (35.29%) OO
1 6 (35.29%) User Stories
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Information Management
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) RUP
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) RAD
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) SEO
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
5 4 (23.53%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.76%) ANSI C
7 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) F5
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) NetApp
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) BEA
4 2 (11.76%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.88%) Capita
5 1 (5.88%) FatWire
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Omniture