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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 63 46 77
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 3.09% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.40% 11.57% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 7
Average daily rate
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- £458 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+55.40% +8.82%
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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
208 268 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.80% 26.69% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 124 119
Average daily rate £325 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 11 (91.67%) AIX
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) IBM
4 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (58.33%) Clustering
4 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (58.33%) High Availability
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) DataPower
5 5 (41.67%) UNIX
5 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (41.67%) DB2
6 4 (33.33%) IBM Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (25.00%) ATM
8 2 (16.67%) Sophos
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (16.67%) CentOS
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (16.67%) EMC
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
9 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Trac
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) 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%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) Java SE
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
2 5 (41.67%) DataPower
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) AIX
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) FreeBSD
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Sophos
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio