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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 55 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.55% 0.78% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.09% 2.58% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% +26.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
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
141 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.86% 30.27% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 43
Average daily rate £400 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £473 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -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
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 6 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
Basildon -4 6 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 34 (79.07%) UNIX
3 33 (76.74%) Linux
4 32 (74.42%) Java
5 28 (65.12%) J2EE
6 27 (62.79%) HTML
6 27 (62.79%) SQL
6 27 (62.79%) Web Services
7 25 (58.14%) XML
7 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
7 25 (58.14%) CSS
8 24 (55.81%) Relational Database
9 23 (53.49%) Ajax
10 22 (51.16%) HTML5
11 21 (48.84%) Content Management
11 21 (48.84%) SOAP
11 21 (48.84%) OO
12 20 (46.51%) Ant
12 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (44.19%) WebSphere
13 19 (44.19%) TopLink
13 19 (44.19%) Eclipse
13 19 (44.19%) EclipseLink
14 18 (41.86%) User Stories
14 18 (41.86%) SoapUI
14 18 (41.86%) XHTML
14 18 (41.86%) TDD
15 17 (39.53%) Marketing
15 17 (39.53%) IBM
15 17 (39.53%) JAX-WS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (44.19%) WebSphere
2 16 (37.21%) WebLogic
3 7 (16.28%) Apache
4 6 (13.95%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (11.63%) WildFly
6 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (6.98%) GlassFish
6 3 (6.98%) JBoss
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) Relational Database
2 11 (25.58%) MySQL
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.63%) Ingres
3 5 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Ant
2 19 (44.19%) Eclipse
3 18 (41.86%) SoapUI
4 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
5 5 (11.63%) Maven
6 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 2 (4.65%) Selenium
6 2 (4.65%) JUnit
6 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.65%) JMeter
6 2 (4.65%) Subversion
6 2 (4.65%) AccuRev
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.65%) Hudson
General
1 17 (39.53%) Marketing
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Automotive
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
1 25 (58.14%) Java Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (2.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) J2EE
2 27 (62.79%) Web Services
2 27 (62.79%) HTML
3 25 (58.14%) XML
3 25 (58.14%) CSS
4 23 (53.49%) Ajax
5 22 (51.16%) HTML5
6 21 (48.84%) SOAP
7 19 (44.19%) TopLink
7 19 (44.19%) EclipseLink
8 18 (41.86%) XHTML
9 17 (39.53%) JAX-WS
9 17 (39.53%) JAX-RS
10 6 (13.95%) JSP
11 5 (11.63%) JMS
11 5 (11.63%) JSON
12 4 (9.30%) Java SE
13 3 (6.98%) JPA
13 3 (6.98%) OSGi
13 3 (6.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Thin Client
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.63%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) iSeries
2 1 (2.33%) AS400
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 34 (79.07%) UNIX
3 33 (76.74%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) OO
1 21 (48.84%) Content Management
2 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) TDD
3 18 (41.86%) User Stories
4 16 (37.21%) Digital Marketing
5 15 (34.88%) Use Case
5 15 (34.88%) Scrum
6 14 (32.56%) RUP
7 13 (30.23%) Validation
8 9 (20.93%) B2C
9 6 (13.95%) SOA
10 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (9.30%) Line Management
11 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.98%) Information Management
12 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (6.98%) MVC
13 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) Java
2 27 (62.79%) SQL
3 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) PHP
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) IBM
2 15 (34.88%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) BEA
4 5 (11.63%) Business Objects
4 5 (11.63%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.33%) FatWire
7 1 (2.33%) Omniture
7 1 (2.33%) Google
7 1 (2.33%) Adobe
7 1 (2.33%) Sun
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco