The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 45 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.35% 0.74% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.48% 2.83% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £340 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £395 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £513 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%
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
143 247 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.17% 26.25% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 146 125
Median daily rate £438 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 40 10
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +76.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £135.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 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 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 28 (80.00%) Unix
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
3 26 (74.29%) AIX
3 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
4 23 (65.71%) IBM
5 21 (60.00%) VMware
6 18 (51.43%) Cisco
6 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
7 17 (48.57%) SAN
7 17 (48.57%) NetApp
7 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
7 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (42.86%) Law
9 14 (40.00%) EMC
9 14 (40.00%) Oracle
9 14 (40.00%) EMC VNX
9 14 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (28.57%) HP
10 10 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (25.71%) Perl
12 8 (22.86%) Finance
12 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
13 7 (20.00%) ClearQuest
14 6 (17.14%) MS Office
14 6 (17.14%) ClearCase
15 5 (14.29%) CGI
15 5 (14.29%) ITIL
15 5 (14.29%) DB2

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) SAN
2 3 (8.57%) LDAP
3 2 (5.71%) ATM
3 2 (5.71%) Broadband
3 2 (5.71%) DSLAM
3 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) PPP
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) xDSL
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) IMAP
4 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.86%) MRTG
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 6 (17.14%) ClearCase
3 5 (14.29%) Ant
3 5 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (42.86%) Law
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Consultant
1 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 5 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) ClearCase Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Management Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Software Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) CGI
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
2 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
3 14 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Unix
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 26 (74.29%) AIX
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) CentOS
6 1 (2.86%) Debian
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Line Management
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.71%) Threat Detection
4 1 (2.86%) Business Development
4 1 (2.86%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Facilities Management
4 1 (2.86%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Korn
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) CCNA
1 2 (5.71%) CCNP
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) PMP
1 2 (5.71%) SCSA
1 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Ceph
3 1 (2.86%) Dovecot
3 1 (2.86%) iptables
3 1 (2.86%) KVM
3 1 (2.86%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.86%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) RANCID
4 1 (2.86%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) IBM
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) Cisco
4 17 (48.57%) NetApp
5 14 (40.00%) EMC
5 14 (40.00%) Oracle
6 10 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.71%) Huawei
9 2 (5.71%) Sun
9 2 (5.71%) Veritas
10 1 (2.86%) Progress