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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 69 63 81
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 2.04% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.03% 6.06% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -24.00%
Solaris
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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
195 363 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.36% 33.64% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 189 96
Average daily rate £300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 October 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) AIX
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) IBM
3 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (58.33%) Clustering
3 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (58.33%) High Availability
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) DataPower
4 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (41.67%) DB2
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) IBM Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (25.00%) ATM
7 2 (16.67%) SNMP
8 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (8.33%) AWK
8 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) CentOS
8 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
8 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) ATM
2 2 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Trac
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) Java SE
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
2 5 (41.67%) DataPower
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) AIX
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) FreeBSD
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) AWK
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Sophos
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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