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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 140 159 111
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -48
Contract jobs citing Solaris 124 95 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.03% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.43% 4.32% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 83
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£450 £358 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.69% -14.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £210 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
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
2282 2197 2071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.94% 23.89% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1083 1034
Average daily rate £360 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 201 263
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +21 43 £500 +51.51% 7
Hampshire -5 37 £421 +9.33% 4
Surrey +7 24 £375 +13.63% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 11 - -
East Sussex -7 1 £338 +12.50% 1
Kent -12 1 £513 +46.42%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 170 (68.00%) Linux
2 143 (57.20%) UNIX
3 111 (44.40%) Oracle
4 108 (43.20%) Windows
5 84 (33.60%) AIX
6 62 (24.80%) SAN
7 60 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 57 (22.80%) Shell Script
9 56 (22.40%) Red Hat
10 54 (21.60%) Finance
11 52 (20.80%) IBM
12 51 (20.40%) SQL
13 49 (19.60%) Sun
13 49 (19.60%) SC Cleared
14 46 (18.40%) Perl
15 45 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 41 (16.40%) Clustering
16 41 (16.40%) Veritas
17 38 (15.20%) VMware
18 35 (14.00%) Microsoft
19 34 (13.60%) NAS
19 34 (13.60%) WebSphere
20 33 (13.20%) Oracle Database
20 33 (13.20%) Java
20 33 (13.20%) Firewall
20 33 (13.20%) Data Centre
21 31 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (12.00%) DB2
23 29 (11.60%) Tivoli
24 28 (11.20%) ITIL

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (13.60%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.60%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.20%) Apache
4 7 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.40%) IIS
6 5 (2.00%) JBoss
7 4 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.80%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 16 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.40%) MS Office
3 10 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.00%) Maximo
2 8 (3.20%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.40%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.80%) SAN
2 34 (13.60%) NAS
3 33 (13.20%) Firewall
4 26 (10.40%) LDAP
5 21 (8.40%) DNS
5 21 (8.40%) SSL
6 20 (8.00%) VPN
7 17 (6.80%) LAN
8 16 (6.40%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.40%) SSH
9 14 (5.60%) WAN
10 12 (4.80%) FTP
10 12 (4.80%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.60%) HTTP
11 9 (3.60%) SMTP
11 9 (3.60%) Broadband
11 9 (3.60%) IPsec
12 7 (2.80%) VoIP
13 6 (2.40%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.20%) Oracle Database
2 30 (12.00%) DB2
3 18 (7.20%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (4.00%) MySQL
7 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.40%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.40%) DB2 UDB
10 5 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.80%) OLTP
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
14 1 (0.40%) Informix
14 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (2.40%) Maven
3 4 (1.60%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.60%) Ant
3 4 (1.60%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.20%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.20%) Subversion
4 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.80%) Selenium
5 2 (0.80%) Gradle
5 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.80%) JUnit
5 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.40%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.40%) Redmine
General
1 54 (21.60%) Finance
2 22 (8.80%) Banking
3 19 (7.60%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.60%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (18.00%) Administrator
2 36 (14.40%) Developer
3 25 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (8.80%) Consultant
5 18 (7.20%) Oracle Developer
5 18 (7.20%) UNIX Administrator
6 16 (6.40%) Analyst
7 15 (6.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 14 (5.60%) Architect
9 12 (4.80%) DBA
9 12 (4.80%) Linux Administrator
10 10 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.60%) Storage Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) NAS Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) NetApp Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Tester
13 7 (2.80%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.80%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (6.80%) Middleware
3 12 (4.80%) JMS
4 8 (3.20%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (2.80%) HTML
5 7 (2.80%) J2EE
6 4 (1.60%) CSS
6 4 (1.60%) XML
6 4 (1.60%) Application Packaging
6 4 (1.60%) J2SE
7 3 (1.20%) SailPoint
7 3 (1.20%) SOAP
8 2 (0.80%) Web Services
8 2 (0.80%) JSP
8 2 (0.80%) .NET
8 2 (0.80%) XHTML
8 2 (0.80%) OpenID
8 2 (0.80%) REST
8 2 (0.80%) SAML
8 2 (0.80%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.40%) Clustering
2 33 (13.20%) Data Centre
3 31 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (9.60%) Management Information System
5 18 (7.20%) DataPower
6 11 (4.40%) HACMP
7 10 (4.00%) Client/Server
8 9 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.80%) PKI
10 5 (2.00%) SecurID
10 5 (2.00%) Replication
11 4 (1.60%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.80%) CESG
12 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 170 (68.00%) Linux
2 143 (57.20%) UNIX
3 108 (43.20%) Windows
4 84 (33.60%) AIX
5 45 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (10.00%) HPUX
7 17 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.00%) SUSE
10 5 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.00%) NetWare
11 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.80%) zOS
13 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.20%) ITIL
2 25 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 22 (8.80%) Change Management
4 21 (8.40%) Migration
4 21 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (7.20%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.20%) Project Management
7 17 (6.80%) High Availability
8 13 (5.20%) Capacity Management
9 12 (4.80%) Service Management
10 11 (4.40%) OO
10 11 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.40%) Protective Monitoring
10 11 (4.40%) Office Automation
11 10 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (4.00%) RUP
11 10 (4.00%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (3.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.80%) Shell Script
2 51 (20.40%) SQL
3 46 (18.40%) Perl
4 33 (13.20%) Java
5 28 (11.20%) Korn
6 23 (9.20%) Bash Shell
7 18 (7.20%) Python
8 17 (6.80%) C++
8 17 (6.80%) C
9 6 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.40%) PHP
9 6 (2.40%) VB
10 4 (1.60%) Ruby
10 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.80%) VBScript
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) VBA
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 60 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.60%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.40%) Degree
4 12 (4.80%) IBM Certification
5 9 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.80%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.40%) Sun Certification
7 6 (2.40%) SCSA
7 6 (2.40%) CCNP
7 6 (2.40%) CCNA
8 5 (2.00%) ISEB
9 3 (1.20%) CISSP
9 3 (1.20%) CCSP
9 3 (1.20%) GCIA
9 3 (1.20%) GCIH
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.80%) MCSA
11 1 (0.40%) MCP
11 1 (0.40%) MCSE
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) COBIT
2 3 (1.20%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.20%) COSO
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (4.80%) NFS
5 11 (4.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 11 (4.40%) Oracle Clusterware
5 11 (4.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (3.20%) GPFS
8 7 (2.80%) Sendmail
9 6 (2.40%) KVM
10 5 (2.00%) vSphere
10 5 (2.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 5 (2.00%) Samba
11 4 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.60%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.80%) Snort
12 2 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (11.60%) Tivoli
2 22 (8.80%) NetBackup
3 17 (6.80%) Oracle ZFS
4 16 (6.40%) Puppet
5 13 (5.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (4.00%) SnapMirror
7 8 (3.20%) SnapVault
8 7 (2.80%) MIMEsweeper
8 7 (2.80%) MAILsweeper
8 7 (2.80%) Netcool
8 7 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (2.40%) Nagios
9 6 (2.40%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.20%) SCCM
13 2 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (44.40%) Oracle
2 56 (22.40%) Red Hat
3 52 (20.80%) IBM
4 49 (19.60%) Sun
5 41 (16.40%) Veritas
6 38 (15.20%) VMware
7 35 (14.00%) Microsoft
8 28 (11.20%) NetApp
9 21 (8.40%) HP
10 19 (7.60%) Cisco
10 19 (7.60%) Symantec
11 14 (5.60%) Juniper
12 13 (5.20%) EMC
13 12 (4.80%) Citrix
14 11 (4.40%) McAfee
15 10 (4.00%) Blue Coat
16 9 (3.60%) Remedy
17 8 (3.20%) TIBCO
18 7 (2.80%) Websense
19 6 (2.40%) Ab Initio
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Lorien Resourcing
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