The first table below looks at the demand for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 152 139 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 97 96 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 1.13% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 5.25% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 62
Average daily rate £394 £368 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £501 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £446
% change year-on-year
- -15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.59% -22.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2423 1830 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 21.54% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 850 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 251 295
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the South East region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the South East region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 34 £325 - 4
Surrey -3 32 £450 - 3
Hampshire +2 21 £375 +6.68% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 4 - -
Kent +6 3 £544 +17.50% 1
East Sussex -9 2 £375 -21.00%
Middlesex -4 1 £550 +48.64%
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 119 (59.80%) UNIX
2 93 (46.73%) Windows
3 91 (45.73%) Linux
4 78 (39.20%) AIX
4 78 (39.20%) Oracle
5 70 (35.18%) IBM
6 69 (34.67%) Shell Script
7 55 (27.64%) SAN
8 54 (27.14%) Red Hat
9 49 (24.62%) VMware
10 48 (24.12%) Sun
11 47 (23.62%) Cisco
12 45 (22.61%) Perl
12 45 (22.61%) Finance
13 42 (21.11%) NetApp
14 41 (20.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (20.10%) Oracle Database
16 38 (19.10%) SQL
17 36 (18.09%) WebSphere
18 35 (17.59%) EMC
19 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (15.08%) Telecoms
20 30 (15.08%) HP
21 29 (14.57%) Tivoli
22 28 (14.07%) Firewall
23 27 (13.57%) Veritas
24 26 (13.07%) Korn
25 24 (12.06%) DNS
25 24 (12.06%) SQL Server
25 24 (12.06%) NetBackup

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (18.09%) WebSphere
2 23 (11.56%) Apache
3 16 (8.04%) IIS
4 14 (7.04%) Tomcat
5 13 (6.53%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.01%) Site Server
8 3 (1.51%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) MS Office
2 3 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Maximo
2 7 (3.52%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.64%) SAN
2 28 (14.07%) Firewall
3 24 (12.06%) DNS
4 18 (9.05%) Connectrix
5 16 (8.04%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.03%) FTP
6 12 (6.03%) HTTP
7 9 (4.52%) LAN
7 9 (4.52%) WAN
8 7 (3.52%) LDAP
8 7 (3.52%) SMTP
8 7 (3.52%) DHCP
8 7 (3.52%) NAS
8 7 (3.52%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.02%) VPN
10 5 (2.51%) SNMP
10 5 (2.51%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.01%) SSH
11 4 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.01%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.10%) Oracle Database
2 24 (12.06%) SQL Server
3 20 (10.05%) DB2
3 20 (10.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (4.02%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (2.51%) MySQL
6 5 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.01%) Big Data
7 4 (2.01%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.51%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.50%) BODI
10 1 (0.50%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Toad
2 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.51%) Selenium
4 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.01%) Ranorex
4 2 (1.01%) Subversion
4 2 (1.01%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.01%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.50%) ProC
5 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
5 1 (0.50%) Introscope
5 1 (0.50%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 45 (22.61%) Finance
2 30 (15.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.52%) Billing
4 5 (2.51%) Banking
5 3 (1.51%) Legal
5 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 3 (1.51%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (16.58%) Developer
2 30 (15.08%) Administrator
3 22 (11.06%) Consultant
4 20 (10.05%) Ab Initio Developer
4 20 (10.05%) DBA
5 19 (9.55%) Architect
5 19 (9.55%) Oracle DBA
6 16 (8.04%) Analyst
7 9 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (4.52%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (4.02%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.52%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.52%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) UNIX Administrator
9 7 (3.52%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
9 7 (3.52%) Backup Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Technical Design Consultant
10 6 (3.02%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.06%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (5.53%) Middleware
3 10 (5.03%) Web Services
4 8 (4.02%) CGI
5 6 (3.02%) XML
6 5 (2.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (2.01%) SOAP
8 3 (1.51%) XSLT
8 3 (1.51%) .NET
8 3 (1.51%) J2EE
8 3 (1.51%) HTML
8 3 (1.51%) XML Schema
8 3 (1.51%) JTAPI
9 2 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.01%) XSD
10 1 (0.50%) Flash
10 1 (0.50%) Swing
10 1 (0.50%) ODBC
10 1 (0.50%) EJB
10 1 (0.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) CLARiiON
2 18 (9.05%) EMC Centera
2 18 (9.05%) DataPower
3 13 (6.53%) Clustering
4 11 (5.53%) Replication
5 7 (3.52%) HACMP
6 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.51%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (2.01%) Open Source
7 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.01%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.01%) iSeries
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Firmware
9 1 (0.50%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.50%) Wiki
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 119 (59.80%) UNIX
2 93 (46.73%) Windows
3 91 (45.73%) Linux
4 78 (39.20%) AIX
5 41 (20.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (11.06%) HPUX
7 12 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.03%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (3.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.01%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.51%) OpenVMS
12 3 (1.51%) NetWare
13 2 (1.01%) CentOS
14 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.50%) zOS
14 1 (0.50%) SUSE
14 1 (0.50%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.55%) Disaster Recovery
1 21 (10.55%) ITIL
2 19 (9.55%) Migration
3 17 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.54%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.03%) Project Management
7 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.52%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.02%) Change Management
9 7 (3.52%) Resource Management
9 7 (3.52%) Change Control
10 6 (3.02%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.02%) Service Management
10 6 (3.02%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.01%) Low Latency
11 4 (2.01%) Release Management
11 4 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (34.67%) Shell Script
2 45 (22.61%) Perl
3 38 (19.10%) SQL
4 26 (13.07%) Korn
5 21 (10.55%) Java
6 14 (7.04%) Bash Shell
7 12 (6.03%) C
7 12 (6.03%) VB
8 10 (5.03%) C++
8 10 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.02%) PHP
9 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.01%) Python
11 3 (1.51%) AWK
11 3 (1.51%) Ruby
12 2 (1.01%) C-shell
12 2 (1.01%) XPath
12 2 (1.01%) Jython
12 2 (1.01%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.54%) Degree
3 14 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.52%) CCNA
6 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.01%) MCSE
7 4 (2.01%) MCSD
8 3 (1.51%) CCNP
8 3 (1.51%) ISEB
8 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.51%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.01%) RHCE
10 1 (0.50%) MCP
10 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.54%) SRDF
3 14 (7.04%) NFS
4 13 (6.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 13 (6.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 12 (6.03%) VMware ESX
6 11 (5.53%) vSphere
7 10 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (4.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (4.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (4.02%) Xen
10 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
11 6 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (3.02%) Sendmail
11 6 (3.02%) Samba
12 5 (2.51%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.51%) XenApp
13 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.51%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (14.57%) Tivoli
2 24 (12.06%) NetBackup
3 17 (8.54%) EMC TimeFinder
4 16 (8.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (4.52%) Legato
5 9 (4.52%) EMC Navisphere
6 8 (4.02%) Puppet
6 8 (4.02%) Data Guard
6 8 (4.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (3.52%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (3.52%) Foglight
8 5 (2.51%) nmon
9 4 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.51%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Storage Server
11 2 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (39.20%) Oracle
2 70 (35.18%) IBM
3 54 (27.14%) Red Hat
4 49 (24.62%) VMware
5 48 (24.12%) Sun
6 47 (23.62%) Cisco
7 42 (21.11%) NetApp
8 35 (17.59%) EMC
9 30 (15.08%) HP
10 27 (13.57%) Veritas
11 22 (11.06%) Microsoft
12 20 (10.05%) Ab Initio
12 20 (10.05%) Brocade
13 12 (6.03%) Citrix
14 11 (5.53%) Symantec
15 7 (3.52%) Hitachi
15 7 (3.52%) Blue Coat
16 6 (3.02%) Remedy
17 5 (2.51%) Juniper
18 4 (2.01%) 3PAR
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