The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 44 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 22 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.60% 1.06% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.05% 4.08% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £388 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £358 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
219 245 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.92% 26.04% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 99 93
Average daily rate £417 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) AIX
3 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
4 15 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (43.33%) IBM
6 13 (43.33%) Oracle
6 13 (43.33%) UNIX
6 13 (43.33%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) DB2
7 11 (36.67%) DataPower
7 11 (36.67%) Finance
8 10 (33.33%) Clustering
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) Sun
9 9 (30.00%) IBM Certification
9 9 (30.00%) JMS
9 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (26.67%) High Availability
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
11 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (23.33%) HP
11 7 (23.33%) Java
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
12 6 (20.00%) xDSL
12 6 (20.00%) SCSA
12 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.67%) Apache
3 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (10.00%) iPlanet
4 3 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (6.67%) JBoss
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) ATM
1 6 (20.00%) Broadband
1 6 (20.00%) VoIP
1 6 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (20.00%) PPP
1 6 (20.00%) VPN
1 6 (20.00%) DSLAM
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
1 6 (20.00%) xDSL
2 4 (13.33%) SSH
2 4 (13.33%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) DB2
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Business Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) E-Business Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (30.00%) JMS
3 6 (20.00%) Middleware
4 4 (13.33%) Application Packaging
4 4 (13.33%) J2EE
5 3 (10.00%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (3.33%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (36.67%) DataPower
3 10 (33.33%) Clustering
4 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.67%) PKI
6 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) AIX
3 13 (43.33%) UNIX
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) zOS
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) Korn
3 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) IBM Certification
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) SCSA
2 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 6 (20.00%) CCNA
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
1 13 (43.33%) IBM
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Sun
3 7 (23.33%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) Veritas
4 6 (20.00%) Huawei
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Ab Initio
7 1 (3.33%) Splunk
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