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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 67 59 94
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +35
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 2.01% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% 7.38% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 4
Average daily rate
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- £465 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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
203 271 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.33% 27.21% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 133 113
Average daily rate £338 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 (90.91%) AIX
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (63.64%) Clustering
3 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
3 7 (63.64%) High Availability
4 5 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (45.45%) DB2
4 5 (45.45%) DataPower
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) IBM Certification
6 3 (27.27%) ATM
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) Sophos
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) CentOS
7 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (9.09%) AWK

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (63.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) SMTP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 1 (9.09%) Trac
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
1 7 (63.64%) Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) DataPower
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) AIX
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) AWK
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) EMC
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Sophos
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
3 1 (9.09%) Intel
3 1 (9.09%) HP