The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 63 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 2.01% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.31% 8.23% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £490 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.91% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £428 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.79% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
232 231 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.49% 24.50% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 101 112
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Solaris
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Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (85.71%) AIX
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) IBM
5 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
6 7 (50.00%) High Availability
6 7 (50.00%) UNIX
6 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (50.00%) Clustering
7 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (42.86%) DB2
7 6 (42.86%) DataPower
7 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (28.57%) IBM Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
9 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
9 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (21.43%) ATM
10 2 (14.29%) Degree
10 2 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (14.29%) CentOS
10 2 (14.29%) Oracle
10 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 2 (14.29%) DNS
10 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 2 (14.29%) EMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) ATM
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) SSH
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) FTP
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Maven
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.14%) Trac
General
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) Java SE
2 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 6 (42.86%) DataPower
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) AIX
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) AWK
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) IBM Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Sophos
3 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) StorageTek