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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 70 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% 1.01% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.20% 3.77% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate £420 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £425 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £521 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
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
250 265 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 26.69% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 131 107
Average daily rate £375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 16 (88.89%) Unix
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
5 6 (33.33%) SS7
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) H.323
6 5 (27.78%) MGCP
7 4 (22.22%) GGSN
7 4 (22.22%) SGSN
7 4 (22.22%) AIX
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
7 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (16.67%) vMotion
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 3 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (16.67%) Nokia Networks

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
1 6 (33.33%) SS7
2 5 (27.78%) H.323
2 5 (27.78%) MGCP
3 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (22.22%) GGSN
3 4 (22.22%) SGSN
3 4 (22.22%) VoIP
4 3 (16.67%) GPRS
4 3 (16.67%) UMTS
4 3 (16.67%) WCDMA
5 2 (11.11%) CDMA
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) GSM
5 2 (11.11%) NAS
5 2 (11.11%) NGN
6 1 (5.56%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Core Network Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Storage Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) EMC Storage Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (5.56%) ELK Stack
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (11.11%) Clustering
4 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Replication
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.56%) DataPower
5 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
5 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Unix
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
6 1 (5.56%) Fedora
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) Database Security
3 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) OCP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) GCIA
3 1 (5.56%) GCIH
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) NFS
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) Postfix
3 1 (5.56%) qmail
3 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.56%) Varnish
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) vMotion
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) Bacula
3 1 (5.56%) Cacti
3 1 (5.56%) cPanel
3 1 (5.56%) Graphite
3 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Plesk
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
4 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Huawei
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Nokia
4 3 (16.67%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (16.67%) Sybase
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Informatica
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Hitachi