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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 158 119 151
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Solaris 85 139 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.59% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.76% 6.54% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 52
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£375 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £483 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
2258 2124 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.33% 24.32% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1067 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 241 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 32 £413 +23.13% 5
Surrey -20 25 £375 -9.09% 8
Berkshire -8 21 £375 -12.79% 2
Middlesex - 4 £500 -
Kent -3 3 £550 +15.78% 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £425 +15.25%
East Sussex -15 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 123 (66.85%) UNIX
2 115 (62.50%) Linux
3 89 (48.37%) Windows
4 65 (35.33%) Oracle
5 55 (29.89%) Red Hat
6 51 (27.72%) Shell Script
7 49 (26.63%) Perl
7 49 (26.63%) AIX
8 43 (23.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (22.28%) Java
9 41 (22.28%) IBM
10 36 (19.57%) SQL
10 36 (19.57%) Finance
11 34 (18.48%) VMware
11 34 (18.48%) Sun
11 34 (18.48%) Korn
12 33 (17.93%) SAN
13 27 (14.67%) WebLogic
14 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
14 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
14 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (13.59%) Security Cleared
15 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (13.59%) Tivoli
15 25 (13.59%) Cisco
15 25 (13.59%) Apache
16 24 (13.04%) Citrix
16 24 (13.04%) Oracle Database
17 23 (12.50%) WebSphere
17 23 (12.50%) DNS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (14.67%) WebLogic
2 25 (13.59%) Apache
3 23 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 21 (11.41%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.52%) GlassFish
5 12 (6.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (5.43%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.17%) IIS
8 3 (1.63%) Liferay
8 3 (1.63%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.63%) Documentum
9 2 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.54%) Confluence
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) MS Office
2 5 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Maximo
2 3 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.09%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.63%) GitHub
3 2 (1.09%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.93%) SAN
2 23 (12.50%) DNS
3 15 (8.15%) FTP
3 15 (8.15%) SSH
4 13 (7.07%) HTTP
5 12 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.52%) LDAP
6 11 (5.98%) NAS
6 11 (5.98%) Firewall
7 7 (3.80%) DHCP
7 7 (3.80%) WAN
8 6 (3.26%) Internet
8 6 (3.26%) LAN
8 6 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.72%) ATM
9 5 (2.72%) SSL
9 5 (2.72%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.17%) SMTP
10 4 (2.17%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 16 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.52%) MySQL
5 9 (4.89%) DB2
6 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.80%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (3.26%) SQLPlus
8 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Big Data
11 1 (0.54%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.54%) DataStage
11 1 (0.54%) OLTP
11 1 (0.54%) Ingres
11 1 (0.54%) Informix
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Subversion
1 9 (4.89%) Toad
2 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.72%) Gradle
4 4 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.17%) IntelliJ
4 4 (2.17%) JIRA
4 4 (2.17%) GCC
4 4 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.63%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.63%) JProfiler
5 3 (1.63%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (1.63%) MSI
5 3 (1.63%) Introscope
5 3 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.63%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.63%) Ant
6 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.09%) Hudson
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
General
1 36 (19.57%) Finance
2 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.24%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Legal
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (17.39%) Analyst
2 26 (14.13%) Administrator
3 18 (9.78%) Architect
4 16 (8.70%) Consultant
5 15 (8.15%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (7.61%) UNIX Engineer
6 14 (7.61%) Developer
7 12 (6.52%) DBA
8 10 (5.43%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (5.43%) UNIX Administrator
8 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.35%) Designer
10 7 (3.80%) Project Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Middleware Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) Middleware
1 13 (7.07%) Web Services
1 13 (7.07%) SOAP
2 10 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.43%) HTML
2 10 (5.43%) XML
3 5 (2.72%) XSLT
3 5 (2.72%) CSS
4 4 (2.17%) XHTML
4 4 (2.17%) J2EE
4 4 (2.17%) YAML
4 4 (2.17%) Spring
5 3 (1.63%) JSON
5 3 (1.63%) Velocity
5 3 (1.63%) JSR 168
5 3 (1.63%) VXML
5 3 (1.63%) JDBC
5 3 (1.63%) ODBC
5 3 (1.63%) Servlets
5 3 (1.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.50%) Clustering
2 10 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.43%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.35%) DataPower
4 6 (3.26%) HACMP
5 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.72%) IVR
6 4 (2.17%) Open Source
7 2 (1.09%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.09%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.54%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) Statistics
8 1 (0.54%) iSeries
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) DTV
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 123 (66.85%) UNIX
2 115 (62.50%) Linux
3 89 (48.37%) Windows
4 49 (26.63%) AIX
5 43 (23.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (10.33%) Windows 7
8 17 (9.24%) HPUX
9 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.35%) Windows Vista
11 6 (3.26%) Windows 2000
11 6 (3.26%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (2.72%) SUSE
13 4 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.17%) CentOS
13 4 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.63%) NetWare
15 2 (1.09%) Debian
16 1 (0.54%) SELinux
16 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.24%) ITIL
2 15 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.07%) SOA
4 12 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (5.43%) E-Commerce
6 8 (4.35%) Security Management
6 8 (4.35%) Migration
7 7 (3.80%) High Availability
7 7 (3.80%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.26%) ITSM
8 6 (3.26%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.26%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.26%) DevOps
9 5 (2.72%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.72%) Functional Testing
9 5 (2.72%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (2.72%) Web Development
9 5 (2.72%) Change Management
9 5 (2.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.72%) Shell Script
2 49 (26.63%) Perl
3 41 (22.28%) Java
4 36 (19.57%) SQL
5 34 (18.48%) Korn
6 21 (11.41%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.98%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.43%) PHP
8 10 (5.43%) C
9 9 (4.89%) AWK
9 9 (4.89%) Python
9 9 (4.89%) C++
10 8 (4.35%) Ruby
11 7 (3.80%) VB
12 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
14 4 (2.17%) Groovy
15 3 (1.63%) Scala
16 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.89%) JNCIA
3 9 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.89%) CCNA
4 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.80%) RHCE
5 4 (2.17%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.17%) ISEB
6 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.54%) CEH
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.54%) Degree
8 1 (0.54%) GIAC
8 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.15%) NFS
3 10 (5.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (3.80%) Xen
4 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.72%) XenApp
6 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.72%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.17%) Snort
7 4 (2.17%) vSphere
7 4 (2.17%) OpenSSH
7 4 (2.17%) GPFS
8 3 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.09%) Samba
9 2 (1.09%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.09%) SRDF
9 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (13.59%) Tivoli
2 19 (10.33%) Puppet
3 11 (5.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (5.98%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.80%) Cobbler
7 5 (2.72%) nmon
7 5 (2.72%) Nagios
8 4 (2.17%) Legato
8 4 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.63%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.63%) Foglight
10 2 (1.09%) EMC TimeFinder
10 2 (1.09%) Netcool
10 2 (1.09%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.54%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.54%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 65 (35.33%) Oracle
2 55 (29.89%) Red Hat
3 41 (22.28%) IBM
4 34 (18.48%) VMware
4 34 (18.48%) Sun
5 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.59%) Cisco
7 24 (13.04%) Citrix
8 22 (11.96%) EMC
9 19 (10.33%) HP
10 17 (9.24%) Juniper
10 17 (9.24%) Veritas
11 11 (5.98%) NetApp
12 10 (5.43%) Sophos
12 10 (5.43%) Redknee
13 9 (4.89%) McAfee
14 8 (4.35%) Lumension
15 7 (3.80%) Veeam
16 6 (3.26%) Hitachi
16 6 (3.26%) Symantec
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