The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 148 157 154
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 111 81 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.67% 3.64% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 38
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £235 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.25 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £31.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £31.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +16.00%
Solaris
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2379 2226 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.00% 24.32% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1034 787
Average daily rate £350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 253 259
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +20 46 £375 - 6
Surrey 0 30 £416 -12.36% 3
Berkshire -22 12 £444 +10.93% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £293 -38.42% 1
Kent -1 5 £519 +1.21%
East Sussex -3 3 £475 +18.75% 1
Middlesex +2 1 £345 -37.27%
Oxfordshire - 1 £535 - 5
West Sussex - - - - 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 130 (67.36%) Linux
2 128 (66.32%) UNIX
3 69 (35.75%) Windows
4 61 (31.61%) Oracle
5 58 (30.05%) Security Cleared
6 57 (29.53%) Red Hat
7 54 (27.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (26.94%) SC Cleared
9 48 (24.87%) AIX
10 46 (23.83%) Firewall
10 46 (23.83%) VMware
11 45 (23.32%) DNS
12 42 (21.76%) Sun
12 42 (21.76%) Perl
13 41 (21.24%) SAN
14 40 (20.73%) Shell Script
15 39 (20.21%) Cisco
15 39 (20.21%) LDAP
16 37 (19.17%) Veritas
17 34 (17.62%) Java
18 32 (16.58%) Finance
19 30 (15.54%) Clustering
19 30 (15.54%) C++
20 28 (14.51%) IBM
20 28 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (13.47%) TCP/IP
21 26 (13.47%) SQL
22 25 (12.95%) C
22 25 (12.95%) Juniper
23 24 (12.44%) LAN

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 19 (9.84%) Apache
1 19 (9.84%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.66%) IBM HTTP Server
2 9 (4.66%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.63%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.11%) IIS
4 6 (3.11%) iPlanet
5 4 (2.07%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.55%) JBoss
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.52%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.52%) Liferay
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (6.22%) MS Office
2 9 (4.66%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.55%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
1 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.83%) Firewall
2 45 (23.32%) DNS
3 41 (21.24%) SAN
4 39 (20.21%) LDAP
5 26 (13.47%) TCP/IP
6 24 (12.44%) LAN
6 24 (12.44%) WAN
7 23 (11.92%) SSL
8 20 (10.36%) VPN
9 19 (9.84%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (9.33%) SMTP
11 14 (7.25%) Internet
12 12 (6.22%) SSH
12 12 (6.22%) NAS
13 11 (5.70%) HTTP
14 9 (4.66%) FTP
14 9 (4.66%) VoIP
15 8 (4.15%) DAB
16 7 (3.63%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (3.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.84%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.18%) MySQL
3 9 (4.66%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.63%) DB2
5 6 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.11%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.55%) DB2 UDB
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.04%) OLTP
9 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.52%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.52%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.55%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.55%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.55%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.04%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.52%) Ant
4 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) GCC
4 1 (0.52%) Gradle
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 24 (12.44%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.70%) Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Publishing
4 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (19.17%) Administrator
2 24 (12.44%) Developer
3 20 (10.36%) Analyst
4 19 (9.84%) UNIX Administrator
5 17 (8.81%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (7.77%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (6.22%) Architect
8 11 (5.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.66%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.15%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.15%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.63%) UNIX Engineer
12 6 (3.11%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.11%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.11%) Consultant
13 5 (2.59%) Technical Support
13 5 (2.59%) Programmer
13 5 (2.59%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.66%) .NET
1 9 (4.66%) SOAP
2 8 (4.15%) HTML
3 7 (3.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (3.11%) Middleware
4 6 (3.11%) J2EE
5 5 (2.59%) JSP
6 4 (2.07%) XHTML
6 4 (2.07%) CSS
6 4 (2.07%) Web Services
6 4 (2.07%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.07%) Spring
7 3 (1.55%) Flash
8 2 (1.04%) XML
8 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.04%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.52%) OAuth
9 1 (0.52%) XACML
9 1 (0.52%) OpenID
9 1 (0.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.54%) Clustering
2 14 (7.25%) HACMP
3 12 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.63%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.63%) PKI
6 5 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.07%) CESG
8 2 (1.04%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) SecurID
8 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.04%) Open Source
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) DataPower
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
9 1 (0.52%) LPAR
9 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.52%) AS400
9 1 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 130 (67.36%) Linux
2 128 (66.32%) UNIX
3 69 (35.75%) Windows
4 54 (27.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (24.87%) AIX
6 17 (8.81%) HPUX
7 9 (4.66%) Windows 7
7 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.63%) NetWare
10 6 (3.11%) SUSE
11 4 (2.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.07%) zOS
12 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.04%) CentOS
14 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.92%) Migration
2 19 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.22%) Project Management
5 11 (5.70%) Change Control
5 11 (5.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.66%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.15%) ITIL
9 7 (3.63%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.63%) SIEM
10 6 (3.11%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.11%) High Availability
10 6 (3.11%) Change Management
10 6 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.59%) Service Management
11 5 (2.59%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.07%) Protective Monitoring
12 4 (2.07%) Performance Management
12 4 (2.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.76%) Perl
2 40 (20.73%) Shell Script
3 34 (17.62%) Java
4 30 (15.54%) C++
5 26 (13.47%) SQL
6 25 (12.95%) C
7 18 (9.33%) Python
7 18 (9.33%) Korn
8 13 (6.74%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.59%) C#
10 4 (2.07%) PHP
11 3 (1.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) VB
12 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.04%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (30.05%) Security Cleared
2 52 (26.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.25%) Degree
4 10 (5.18%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.63%) CCNA
6 7 (3.63%) SCSA
6 7 (3.63%) Sun Certification
7 6 (3.11%) CCNP
8 2 (1.04%) CCIE
8 2 (1.04%) GCIA
8 2 (1.04%) GCIH
8 2 (1.04%) CISSP
9 1 (0.52%) MCITP
9 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.52%) CCSP
9 1 (0.52%) MCSA
9 1 (0.52%) ISEB
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) COBIT
1 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.04%) COSO
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (10.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 14 (7.25%) Sendmail
4 13 (6.74%) NFS
5 11 (5.70%) Samba
6 10 (5.18%) GPFS
7 8 (4.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (4.15%) Veritas File System
8 7 (3.63%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.11%) Active Directory
9 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.59%) Snort
10 5 (2.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (1.04%) KVM
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (1.04%) vSphere
12 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.52%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.52%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (8.81%) Tivoli
2 14 (7.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (7.25%) MAILsweeper
2 14 (7.25%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.66%) Puppet
4 7 (3.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.07%) Nagios
8 3 (1.55%) Netcool
8 3 (1.55%) YaST
9 2 (1.04%) OpenView
9 2 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.04%) Control-M
10 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 61 (31.61%) Oracle
2 57 (29.53%) Red Hat
3 46 (23.83%) VMware
4 42 (21.76%) Sun
5 39 (20.21%) Cisco
6 37 (19.17%) Veritas
7 28 (14.51%) IBM
8 25 (12.95%) Juniper
9 23 (11.92%) Blue Coat
9 23 (11.92%) McAfee
10 21 (10.88%) NetApp
11 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
12 19 (9.84%) HP
13 14 (7.25%) Websense
14 13 (6.74%) EMC
15 12 (6.22%) Symantec
16 10 (5.18%) CheckPoint
17 9 (4.66%) Citrix
18 7 (3.63%) Hitachi
18 7 (3.63%) Compaq
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