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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 54 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.34% 0.71% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 3.06% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£463 £406 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +102.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
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
228 229 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.42% 23.23% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 86
Average daily rate £375 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 18 (85.71%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Oracle
3 11 (52.38%) UNIX
4 10 (47.62%) Java
4 10 (47.62%) Sun
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Apache
6 8 (38.10%) Degree
7 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
7 7 (33.33%) AIX
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) J2EE
8 6 (28.57%) WebLogic
8 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (28.57%) Middleware
8 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 6 (28.57%) Application Packaging
8 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (28.57%) Release Management
8 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (23.81%) SSH
9 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (23.81%) HP
9 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
9 5 (23.81%) VoIP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 6 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) IIS
5 4 (19.05%) JBoss
5 4 (19.05%) iPlanet
5 4 (19.05%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
1 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SSH
1 5 (23.81%) VoIP
2 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
2 4 (19.05%) PPP
2 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) ATM
2 4 (19.05%) Broadband
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) DSLAM
2 4 (19.05%) xDSL
3 3 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (9.52%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) 4G
5 1 (4.76%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (4.76%) LTE
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) GSM
5 1 (4.76%) 2G
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Payroll Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) E-Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) J2EE
1 6 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (28.57%) Middleware
1 6 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Korn
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Sun Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNP
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) SCSA
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) Sun
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 5 (23.81%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) Veritas
6 4 (19.05%) Huawei
7 3 (14.29%) IBM
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago