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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 177 121 144
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +23
Contract jobs citing Solaris 79 122 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 1.41% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 5.77% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £471 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.46 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+113.12% -28.90%
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
2410 2113 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.08% 24.44% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1057 851
Average daily rate £330 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 231 246
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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
Surrey -10 26 £375 -9.09% 10
Hampshire -20 20 £425 +26.39% 4
Berkshire -15 18 £375 -3.84% 7
Kent - 3 £550 -
Middlesex - 3 £500 -
West Sussex +2 2 £450 +24.13% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Oxfordshire -12 1 £375 +1.69% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (69.19%) UNIX
2 106 (61.63%) Linux
3 74 (43.02%) Windows
4 53 (30.81%) Oracle
5 48 (27.91%) Shell Script
6 45 (26.16%) Perl
7 44 (25.58%) AIX
8 42 (24.42%) Red Hat
9 38 (22.09%) Java
10 35 (20.35%) VMware
11 34 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (17.44%) Security Cleared
12 30 (17.44%) Cisco
13 29 (16.86%) IBM
13 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (15.70%) DNS
14 27 (15.70%) WebLogic
14 27 (15.70%) Finance
15 26 (15.12%) Sun
15 26 (15.12%) Korn
16 25 (14.53%) SQL
17 24 (13.95%) Apache
17 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (13.37%) SAN
19 22 (12.79%) Telecoms
20 21 (12.21%) Tomcat
20 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
21 19 (11.05%) Windows 7
21 19 (11.05%) EMC
21 19 (11.05%) Juniper

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (15.70%) WebLogic
2 24 (13.95%) Apache
3 21 (12.21%) Tomcat
4 18 (10.47%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.98%) GlassFish
5 12 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.74%) Documentum
7 3 (1.74%) JBoss
7 3 (1.74%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.74%) Liferay
8 2 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.58%) CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Office
2 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Maximo
2 3 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.16%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) GitHub
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.70%) DNS
2 23 (13.37%) SAN
3 19 (11.05%) Firewall
4 15 (8.72%) WAN
5 14 (8.14%) FTP
5 14 (8.14%) LDAP
6 13 (7.56%) LAN
6 13 (7.56%) SSH
7 11 (6.40%) HTTP
7 11 (6.40%) SSL
8 8 (4.65%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.65%) SMTP
8 8 (4.65%) NAS
8 8 (4.65%) Internet
9 7 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.07%) DHCP
10 5 (2.91%) ATM
10 5 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.33%) VPN
11 4 (2.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.14%) Oracle Database
2 13 (7.56%) MySQL
3 9 (5.23%) DB2
4 8 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.74%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.58%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) DataStage
7 1 (0.58%) Informix
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) Ingres
7 1 (0.58%) OLTP
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Subversion
2 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.91%) GCC
4 4 (2.33%) Gradle
5 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.74%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.74%) JIRA
5 3 (1.74%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.16%) Toad
6 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.16%) Ant
6 2 (1.16%) Introscope
6 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.16%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (1.16%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.58%) Hudson
7 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.58%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (15.70%) Finance
2 22 (12.79%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (17.44%) Analyst
2 21 (12.21%) Administrator
3 19 (11.05%) Architect
4 16 (9.30%) Consultant
5 15 (8.72%) Developer
5 15 (8.72%) UNIX Engineer
6 13 (7.56%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.98%) UNIX Administrator
8 9 (5.23%) Designer
9 8 (4.65%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.49%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (2.91%) Environment Analyst
12 5 (2.91%) Middleware Engineer
13 4 (2.33%) Security Operations Analyst
13 4 (2.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) SOAP
1 11 (6.40%) Middleware
2 10 (5.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.81%) Web Services
2 10 (5.81%) XML
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
3 6 (3.49%) J2EE
3 6 (3.49%) CSS
3 6 (3.49%) XHTML
3 6 (3.49%) Spring
4 5 (2.91%) XSLT
5 4 (2.33%) YAML
5 4 (2.33%) VXML
6 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.74%) JSON
6 3 (1.74%) Velocity
6 3 (1.74%) JSR 168
6 3 (1.74%) Struts
6 3 (1.74%) JSP
6 3 (1.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Clustering
2 11 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) DataPower
3 8 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.49%) HACMP
5 5 (2.91%) IVR
6 4 (2.33%) Open Source
6 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.16%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.16%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.58%) CESG
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Statistics
8 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (69.19%) UNIX
2 106 (61.63%) Linux
3 74 (43.02%) Windows
4 44 (25.58%) AIX
5 34 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.05%) Windows 7
8 18 (10.47%) HPUX
9 12 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.65%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.91%) SUSE
12 3 (1.74%) NetWare
12 3 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.74%) CentOS
13 2 (1.16%) Debian
13 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.58%) VMS
14 1 (0.58%) OS/400
14 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.30%) ITIL
2 15 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.56%) SOA
4 12 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.81%) E-Commerce
6 8 (4.65%) Security Management
7 7 (4.07%) Migration
7 7 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.07%) High Availability
8 6 (3.49%) SIEM
8 6 (3.49%) DevOps
8 6 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.49%) Web Development
8 6 (3.49%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (3.49%) ITSM
8 6 (3.49%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.91%) Change Management
9 5 (2.91%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.91%) Service Management
9 5 (2.91%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.91%) Shell Script
2 45 (26.16%) Perl
3 38 (22.09%) Java
4 26 (15.12%) Korn
5 25 (14.53%) SQL
6 16 (9.30%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.14%) C
8 12 (6.98%) C++
8 12 (6.98%) Python
9 7 (4.07%) Ruby
9 7 (4.07%) VB
9 7 (4.07%) PHP
10 6 (3.49%) AWK
11 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.91%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.33%) Groovy
13 3 (1.74%) Scala
14 2 (1.16%) VB6
14 2 (1.16%) sed
15 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 30 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.81%) CCNA
3 10 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.23%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.65%) JNCIA
6 6 (3.49%) RHCE
7 4 (2.33%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ISEB
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.58%) GIAC
9 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.58%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.40%) NFS
3 6 (3.49%) Snort
4 5 (2.91%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (2.91%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.91%) XenApp
4 5 (2.91%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.91%) OpenSSH
5 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.33%) GPFS
6 3 (1.74%) Xen
6 3 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.16%) SRDF
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.58%) Samba
8 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) Puppet
2 13 (7.56%) Tivoli
3 8 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.33%) Nagios
5 4 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (2.33%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (2.33%) Cobbler
5 4 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.33%) nmon
6 3 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.16%) Legato
7 2 (1.16%) EMC TimeFinder
7 2 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.16%) Netcool
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 53 (30.81%) Oracle
2 42 (24.42%) Red Hat
3 35 (20.35%) VMware
4 30 (17.44%) Cisco
5 29 (16.86%) IBM
6 26 (15.12%) Sun
7 19 (11.05%) EMC
7 19 (11.05%) Juniper
8 18 (10.47%) Citrix
9 17 (9.88%) HP
9 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
10 15 (8.72%) Veritas
11 13 (7.56%) McAfee
12 12 (6.98%) NetApp
13 10 (5.81%) Sophos
14 8 (4.65%) Redknee
14 8 (4.65%) Lumension
15 7 (4.07%) Veeam
16 6 (3.49%) Sourcefire
17 5 (2.91%) Blue Coat
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