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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 56 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 2.06% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.42% 6.17% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £282 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £459 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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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
203 373 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.41% 33.39% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 75
Average daily rate £300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 (84.62%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (46.15%) HTTP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) LDAP
5 5 (38.46%) GSM
5 5 (38.46%) VoIP
5 5 (38.46%) 2G
5 5 (38.46%) 3G
5 5 (38.46%) LTE
5 5 (38.46%) 4G
6 4 (30.77%) M3UA
6 4 (30.77%) SCTP
6 4 (30.77%) XCAP
6 4 (30.77%) MGW
6 4 (30.77%) SMPP
6 4 (30.77%) Megaco
6 4 (30.77%) TCAP
6 4 (30.77%) SCCP
6 4 (30.77%) INAP
6 4 (30.77%) AIX
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
8 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
8 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (15.38%) SNMP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.69%) iPlanet
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) HTTP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) LDAP
2 5 (38.46%) GSM
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
2 5 (38.46%) 2G
2 5 (38.46%) 3G
2 5 (38.46%) LTE
2 5 (38.46%) 4G
3 4 (30.77%) M3UA
3 4 (30.77%) SCTP
3 4 (30.77%) XCAP
3 4 (30.77%) MGW
3 4 (30.77%) SMPP
3 4 (30.77%) Megaco
3 4 (30.77%) TCAP
3 4 (30.77%) SCCP
3 4 (30.77%) INAP
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Trac
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Customer Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) FreeBSD
6 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
1 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) AWK
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas File System
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) F5