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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 51 28 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.16% 6.27% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.91% 26.61% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 10
Average daily rate £383 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
128 124 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.77% 23.57% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 82
Average daily rate £348 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.60 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.35% +113.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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
Southend-on-Sea +6 3 £358 -5.85%
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (84.62%) Unix
2 10 (76.92%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
4 7 (53.85%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (46.15%) Ajax
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) XML
5 6 (46.15%) Ant
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 6 (46.15%) XHTML
5 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
5 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
6 5 (38.46%) J2EE
7 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 4 (30.77%) Struts
7 4 (30.77%) C++
7 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (30.77%) CRM
7 4 (30.77%) JBoss
7 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
7 4 (30.77%) B2C
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
1 7 (53.85%) WebLogic Portal
2 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
3 4 (30.77%) GlassFish
3 4 (30.77%) JBoss
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
5 2 (15.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Ant
2 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
2 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) AccuRev
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Gradle
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) C++ Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C++/Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Storage Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Ajax
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
1 6 (46.15%) XHTML
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE
3 4 (30.77%) EclipseLink
3 4 (30.77%) Java SE
3 4 (30.77%) JAX-RS
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) JSR 170
3 4 (30.77%) OSGi
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) SAML
3 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 4 (30.77%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Struts
3 4 (30.77%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Unix
2 10 (76.92%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) B2C
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) Information Management
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) RAD
3 2 (15.38%) SEO
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) F5
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) BEA
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) webMethods
4 2 (15.38%) CA
4 2 (15.38%) FatWire
4 2 (15.38%) Google
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Omniture
4 2 (15.38%) Rally