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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 52 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.64% 0.81% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.03% 2.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +90.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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
159 140 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.52% 28.34% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 57
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £513 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.11 £23.46 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) IBM
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) UNIX
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (46.67%) Content Management
6 7 (46.67%) Ajax
6 7 (46.67%) Legal
6 7 (46.67%) Validation
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
6 7 (46.67%) HTML5
6 7 (46.67%) XML
6 7 (46.67%) Ant
6 7 (46.67%) CSS
6 7 (46.67%) J2EE
6 7 (46.67%) Oracle
6 7 (46.67%) HTML
6 7 (46.67%) Java
6 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (46.67%) OO
6 7 (46.67%) XHTML
6 7 (46.67%) RUP
6 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
7 6 (40.00%) SOA
7 6 (40.00%) AIX
7 6 (40.00%) JSP
7 6 (40.00%) FatWire
8 5 (33.33%) Web 2.0

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (46.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) Broadband
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Ant
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) CMS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Ajax
1 7 (46.67%) HTML5
1 7 (46.67%) XML
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) J2EE
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) XHTML
2 6 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
4 1 (6.67%) JAX-WS
4 1 (6.67%) JAX-RS
4 1 (6.67%) TopLink
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.67%) Android
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Content Management
2 7 (46.67%) Validation
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
2 7 (46.67%) OO
2 7 (46.67%) RUP
3 6 (40.00%) SOA
4 5 (33.33%) SEO
4 5 (33.33%) RAD
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) B2C
5 3 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) Use Case
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) FQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) MetaFrame
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) FatWire
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) EMC
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Adobe
6 2 (13.33%) Sun
7 1 (6.67%) Facebook
7 1 (6.67%) Twitter
7 1 (6.67%) Vignette
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) Dell