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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 48 62 47
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 3 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.36% 0.35% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.88% 1.50% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 16
Average daily rate
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£500 - £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.41% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +13.51%
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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
243 200 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.94% 23.45% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 93 116
Average daily rate £417 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 24
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £20.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 27 (69.23%) Linux
2 25 (64.10%) AIX
3 24 (61.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 24 (61.54%) WebSphere
4 23 (58.97%) DataPower
4 23 (58.97%) IBM
4 23 (58.97%) DB2
5 18 (46.15%) UNIX
5 18 (46.15%) Windows
5 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (43.59%) Finance
6 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (38.46%) Clustering
7 15 (38.46%) JMS
7 15 (38.46%) IBM Certification
8 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (30.77%) Oracle
10 11 (28.21%) Middleware
11 10 (25.64%) Sun
12 9 (23.08%) SSL
13 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
13 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
13 8 (20.51%) SQL
13 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
13 8 (20.51%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (20.51%) Ab Initio
13 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
13 8 (20.51%) High Availability
14 7 (17.95%) Degree
14 7 (17.95%) Firewall

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (7.69%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) JBoss
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.56%) iPlanet
6 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) SSL
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) HTTP
3 6 (15.38%) PPP
3 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 6 (15.38%) ATM
3 6 (15.38%) Broadband
3 6 (15.38%) VoIP
3 6 (15.38%) DSLAM
3 6 (15.38%) VPN
3 6 (15.38%) xDSL
4 4 (10.26%) SSH
5 2 (5.13%) FTP
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) SMTP
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) X.400
6 1 (2.56%) IPsec
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (58.97%) DB2
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Ab Initio Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) Business Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) E-Business Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Web Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Support
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (38.46%) JMS
3 11 (28.21%) Middleware
4 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
4 4 (10.26%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (58.97%) DataPower
2 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (38.46%) Clustering
4 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (17.95%) Cryptography
6 3 (7.69%) PKI
7 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Linux
2 25 (64.10%) AIX
3 18 (46.15%) UNIX
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) zOS
5 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) High Availability
2 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
4 4 (10.26%) Release Management
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
1 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) PHP
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Korn
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) IBM Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) SCSA
3 6 (15.38%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (15.38%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) IBM
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.77%) Oracle
4 10 (25.64%) Sun
5 8 (20.51%) Ab Initio
6 6 (15.38%) HP
6 6 (15.38%) Veritas
6 6 (15.38%) Huawei
7 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
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Posted: 20 hours ago