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 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 66 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 0.38% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 1.72% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.30 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+12.09% +13.33%
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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
264 233 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.19% 22.43% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 108 86
Average daily rate £375 £308 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -46.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.70 £14.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 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 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) UNIX
3 12 (50.00%) Oracle
4 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
4 11 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (41.67%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Sun
5 10 (41.67%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
7 8 (33.33%) Degree
7 8 (33.33%) AIX
7 8 (33.33%) Apache
7 8 (33.33%) VoIP
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
8 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (25.00%) Release Management
9 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
9 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (25.00%) Middleware
9 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (25.00%) J2EE
9 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
10 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
10 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.83%) Veritas
10 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (33.33%) Apache
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
3 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (16.67%) iPlanet
5 4 (16.67%) JBoss
5 4 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) VoIP
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) LTE
3 4 (16.67%) xDSL
3 4 (16.67%) 4G
3 4 (16.67%) 2G
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) PPP
3 4 (16.67%) 3G
3 4 (16.67%) DSLAM
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (16.67%) ATM
3 4 (16.67%) Broadband
3 4 (16.67%) GSM
4 3 (12.50%) LDAP
4 3 (12.50%) HTTP
4 3 (12.50%) SMPP
4 3 (12.50%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) UNIX
3 11 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (16.67%) zOS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (8.33%) High Availability
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) PHP
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) SCSA
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
2 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) NFS
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) Xen
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas File System
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
3 10 (41.67%) Sun
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) Veritas
7 4 (16.67%) Huawei
8 3 (12.50%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Symantec
9 1 (4.17%) VMware