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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 70 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 1.03% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.28% 4.50% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Average daily rate £488 £469 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £368 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £33.35
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +16.94%
Solaris
Berkshire

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
263 200 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.70% 22.83% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 107 85
Average daily rate £380 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £50.28 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.83% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram 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 February 2016, 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 (63.16%) AIX
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) IBM
3 10 (52.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (52.63%) WebSphere
4 9 (47.37%) DataPower
5 8 (42.11%) Unix
5 8 (42.11%) DB2
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) Clustering
7 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
7 6 (31.58%) IBM Certification
7 6 (31.58%) JMS
8 5 (26.32%) HTTP
8 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (26.32%) SSL
8 5 (26.32%) Middleware
8 5 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) VMware
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Cryptography
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
10 3 (15.79%) SAN
10 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) iPlanet
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) CDMA
3 2 (10.53%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (10.53%) GPRS
3 2 (10.53%) GSM
3 2 (10.53%) H.323
3 2 (10.53%) MGCP
3 2 (10.53%) NGN
3 2 (10.53%) SS7
3 2 (10.53%) UMTS
3 2 (10.53%) VoIP
3 2 (10.53%) WCDMA
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) DB2
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) EMC Storage Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (31.58%) JMS
3 5 (26.32%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (26.32%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) DataPower
2 7 (36.84%) Clustering
3 5 (26.32%) Cryptography
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
5 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
6 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) AIX
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) UML
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) IBM Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) vMotion
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) IBM
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Ab Initio
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Sybase
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) FairCom
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Sun