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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 25 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.17% 2.87% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.38% 12.05% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.28 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+25.39% +9.56%
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
130 166 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.26% 23.78% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 30
Average daily rate £400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.28 £23.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.38% +48.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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
Brentwood -5 6 £265 -16.66% 1
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 35 (63.64%) J2EE
3 32 (58.18%) Linux
3 32 (58.18%) UNIX
4 30 (54.55%) Oracle
5 29 (52.73%) Java
6 28 (50.91%) SQL
7 26 (47.27%) WebLogic
8 25 (45.45%) Web Services
9 24 (43.64%) HTML
9 24 (43.64%) HTML5
10 23 (41.82%) Content Management
10 23 (41.82%) IBM
11 22 (40.00%) JavaScript
11 22 (40.00%) CSS
11 22 (40.00%) XML
11 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (40.00%) Ajax
12 21 (38.18%) Relational Database
13 20 (36.36%) WebSphere
13 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
13 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
13 20 (36.36%) XHTML
13 20 (36.36%) Ant
14 19 (34.55%) SOAP
14 19 (34.55%) OO
14 19 (34.55%) TopLink
14 19 (34.55%) Marketing
15 18 (32.73%) TDD
15 18 (32.73%) Use Case

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (47.27%) WebLogic
2 20 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 12 (21.82%) Apache
4 11 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (9.09%) WildFly
6 2 (3.64%) CMS
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) VoIP
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) Relational Database
2 16 (29.09%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.09%) Ingres
3 5 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.45%) MS Access
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (36.36%) Ant
2 17 (30.91%) Eclipse
3 16 (29.09%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (34.55%) Marketing
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Developer
2 23 (41.82%) Java Developer
3 20 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) AWS Developer
7 1 (1.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Support
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Support Officer
7 1 (1.82%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (63.64%) J2EE
2 25 (45.45%) Web Services
3 24 (43.64%) HTML
3 24 (43.64%) HTML5
4 22 (40.00%) Ajax
4 22 (40.00%) CSS
4 22 (40.00%) XML
5 20 (36.36%) XHTML
6 19 (34.55%) SOAP
6 19 (34.55%) TopLink
7 17 (30.91%) JAX-RS
7 17 (30.91%) JAX-WS
8 5 (9.09%) JSON
8 5 (9.09%) JSP
8 5 (9.09%) JMS
9 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.64%) Flash
11 1 (1.82%) JSF
11 1 (1.82%) Sass
11 1 (1.82%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 5 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.45%) iSeries
3 3 (5.45%) AS400
3 3 (5.45%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Linux
2 32 (58.18%) UNIX
3 3 (5.45%) AIX
4 2 (3.64%) HPUX
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Content Management
2 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (34.55%) OO
4 18 (32.73%) TDD
4 18 (32.73%) Validation
4 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 18 (32.73%) Use Case
4 18 (32.73%) Digital Marketing
4 18 (32.73%) User Stories
5 17 (30.91%) RUP
6 9 (16.36%) B2C
7 5 (9.09%) SOA
7 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.27%) Line Management
8 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) SEO
9 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.45%) RAD
10 2 (3.64%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) Java
2 28 (50.91%) SQL
3 22 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (29.09%) PHP
4 16 (29.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) CCNA
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
1 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Oracle
2 23 (41.82%) IBM
3 11 (20.00%) BEA
4 5 (9.09%) Business Objects
4 5 (9.09%) SAP
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.45%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) BMC
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
5 3 (5.45%) FatWire
6 1 (1.82%) Omniture
6 1 (1.82%) Google
6 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) Avaya
6 1 (1.82%) Sun
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco