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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 27 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.45% 2.69% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 10.42% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 2
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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 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.60 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
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
123 192 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.02% 25.84% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £28.50 £26.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.40 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -6 6 £400 -
Brentwood -3 3 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £380 -
Chelmsford - 1 £190 -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (74.14%) Windows
2 37 (63.79%) UNIX
3 36 (62.07%) Linux
4 34 (58.62%) J2EE
5 33 (56.90%) Java
6 30 (51.72%) SQL
7 29 (50.00%) Oracle
8 28 (48.28%) HTML
9 27 (46.55%) WebLogic
10 26 (44.83%) CSS
10 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
10 26 (44.83%) Web Services
10 26 (44.83%) XML
11 24 (41.38%) Ajax
11 24 (41.38%) HTML5
11 24 (41.38%) Relational Database
12 23 (39.66%) Content Management
13 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (37.93%) OO
14 21 (36.21%) Ant
14 21 (36.21%) IBM
15 20 (34.48%) SOAP
15 20 (34.48%) WebSphere
16 19 (32.76%) XHTML
17 18 (31.03%) Eclipse
17 18 (31.03%) TopLink
17 18 (31.03%) TDD
17 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
17 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
18 17 (29.31%) SoapUI

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (46.55%) WebLogic
2 20 (34.48%) WebSphere
3 11 (18.97%) Apache
4 10 (17.24%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (8.62%) WildFly
6 2 (3.45%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.45%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.45%) CMS
7 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) SAN
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) Relational Database
2 15 (25.86%) MySQL
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.62%) Ingres
3 5 (8.62%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.17%) MS Access
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Ant
2 18 (31.03%) Eclipse
3 17 (29.31%) SoapUI
4 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
4 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.90%) Maven
6 2 (3.45%) Selenium
6 2 (3.45%) AccuRev
6 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.45%) Hudson
6 2 (3.45%) JUnit
6 2 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.45%) Subversion
6 2 (3.45%) JIRA
6 2 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 17 (29.31%) Marketing
2 7 (12.07%) Legal
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.17%) Automotive
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Developer
2 25 (43.10%) Java Developer
3 19 (32.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (18.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Capacity Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Support
9 1 (1.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (1.72%) Consultant
9 1 (1.72%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.72%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Technical Support Officer
9 1 (1.72%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (58.62%) J2EE
2 28 (48.28%) HTML
3 26 (44.83%) CSS
3 26 (44.83%) Web Services
3 26 (44.83%) XML
4 24 (41.38%) Ajax
4 24 (41.38%) HTML5
5 20 (34.48%) SOAP
6 19 (32.76%) XHTML
7 18 (31.03%) TopLink
8 16 (27.59%) JAX-RS
8 16 (27.59%) JAX-WS
9 8 (13.79%) JSP
10 5 (8.62%) JSON
10 5 (8.62%) JMS
11 4 (6.90%) Java SE
12 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
13 2 (3.45%) JPA
13 2 (3.45%) JSR 170
13 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Thin Client
2 5 (8.62%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.17%) AS400
3 3 (5.17%) Web 2.0
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) iSeries
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (74.14%) Windows
2 37 (63.79%) UNIX
3 36 (62.07%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) AIX
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Content Management
2 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.93%) OO
3 18 (31.03%) TDD
4 17 (29.31%) User Stories
5 16 (27.59%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (25.86%) Use Case
6 15 (25.86%) Validation
6 15 (25.86%) Scrum
7 14 (24.14%) RUP
8 11 (18.97%) B2C
9 8 (13.79%) SOA
10 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.90%) Line Management
11 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (5.17%) SEO
12 3 (5.17%) Information Management
12 3 (5.17%) RAD
12 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) Java
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (29.31%) Shell Script
4 17 (29.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) CCNA
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
1 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Oracle
2 21 (36.21%) IBM
3 10 (17.24%) BEA
4 5 (8.62%) Business Objects
4 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.17%) FatWire
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
6 3 (5.17%) NetApp
6 3 (5.17%) BMC
7 2 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Omniture
8 1 (1.72%) Google
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe
8 1 (1.72%) Sun
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) Avaya
8 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint