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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 55 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 1.21% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.37% 5.02% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £390 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
204 239 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.72% 24.17% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 93 73
Average daily rate £338 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
3 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) AIX
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) Apache
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) 2G
6 5 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (29.41%) 3G
6 5 (29.41%) GSM
6 5 (29.41%) VoIP
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) IIS
6 5 (29.41%) LTE
6 5 (29.41%) 4G
6 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) XCAP
7 4 (23.53%) M3UA
7 4 (23.53%) MGW
7 4 (23.53%) SCTP
7 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (23.53%) SOAP
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) LDAP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (23.53%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (23.53%) iPlanet
4 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) JBoss
4 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) 2G
1 5 (29.41%) 3G
1 5 (29.41%) GSM
1 5 (29.41%) VoIP
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) LTE
1 5 (29.41%) 4G
2 4 (23.53%) XCAP
2 4 (23.53%) M3UA
2 4 (23.53%) MGW
2 4 (23.53%) SCTP
2 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 4 (23.53%) SMPP
2 4 (23.53%) Megaco
2 4 (23.53%) TCAP
2 4 (23.53%) SCCP
2 4 (23.53%) INAP
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.76%) J2EE
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (41.18%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) zOS
6 2 (11.76%) HPUX
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Release Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) F5
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