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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 171 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing Solaris 84 98 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.17% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.68% 4.81% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 60
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £37.63 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £31.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%
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
2280 2039 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.59% 24.28% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 916 764
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 246 259
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -13 30 £375 - 7
Berkshire -23 23 £375 -5.06% 6
Surrey -7 15 £400 - 11
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £380 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -16 3 £375 -
Kent -10 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 115 (71.88%) UNIX
2 95 (59.38%) Linux
3 58 (36.25%) Red Hat
4 56 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (31.25%) Windows
6 48 (30.00%) Oracle
7 42 (26.25%) DNS
8 40 (25.00%) Perl
8 40 (25.00%) AIX
8 40 (25.00%) VMware
9 39 (24.38%) Cisco
10 38 (23.75%) SAN
11 37 (23.13%) Java
12 36 (22.50%) Sun
12 36 (22.50%) Firewall
13 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
14 31 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (19.38%) Finance
14 31 (19.38%) Shell Script
15 29 (18.13%) LDAP
15 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
16 28 (17.50%) Veritas
17 25 (15.63%) Juniper
17 25 (15.63%) Telecoms
18 24 (15.00%) IBM
18 24 (15.00%) Apache
19 23 (14.38%) TCP/IP
20 21 (13.13%) Clustering
21 20 (12.50%) C++
22 19 (11.88%) WebLogic

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 24 (15.00%) Apache
2 19 (11.88%) WebLogic
3 17 (10.63%) Tomcat
3 17 (10.63%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.63%) GlassFish
4 9 (5.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (3.13%) iPlanet
7 4 (2.50%) JBoss
7 4 (2.50%) IIS
8 3 (1.88%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.88%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (1.88%) Liferay
9 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MS Office
2 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) GitHub
2 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.25%) DNS
2 38 (23.75%) SAN
3 36 (22.50%) Firewall
4 29 (18.13%) LDAP
5 23 (14.38%) TCP/IP
6 18 (11.25%) SSL
7 17 (10.63%) WAN
8 16 (10.00%) LAN
8 16 (10.00%) SSH
9 14 (8.75%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (8.13%) Internet
11 11 (6.88%) NAS
11 11 (6.88%) SMTP
12 10 (6.25%) VPN
13 9 (5.63%) FTP
14 8 (5.00%) HTTP
15 7 (4.38%) DAB
16 5 (3.13%) LTE
16 5 (3.13%) 4G
16 5 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.63%) MySQL
4 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.25%) OLTP
6 2 (1.25%) DB2
6 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.13%) GCC
3 4 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.88%) JIRA
4 3 (1.88%) Gradle
4 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.88%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 25 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 18 (11.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.88%) Retail
4 3 (1.88%) Legal
4 3 (1.88%) Publishing
5 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (15.00%) Administrator
2 17 (10.63%) UNIX Engineer
2 17 (10.63%) Analyst
3 14 (8.75%) UNIX Administrator
4 13 (8.13%) Architect
5 10 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Developer
7 8 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Designer
8 7 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (4.38%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.38%) Project Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Consultant
9 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) UNIX Support
10 5 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) SOAP
2 11 (6.88%) Middleware
3 8 (5.00%) HTML
4 7 (4.38%) .NET
4 7 (4.38%) J2EE
4 7 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.75%) Spring
6 5 (3.13%) Web Services
6 5 (3.13%) XHTML
7 4 (2.50%) VXML
7 4 (2.50%) JSP
7 4 (2.50%) YAML
8 3 (1.88%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.88%) Struts
8 3 (1.88%) CSS
8 3 (1.88%) XML
8 3 (1.88%) Flash
9 2 (1.25%) XSLT
9 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Clustering
2 9 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.63%) HACMP
3 7 (4.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.13%) IVR
6 4 (2.50%) PKI
6 4 (2.50%) Open Source
6 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.25%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.25%) EMC Centera
7 2 (1.25%) Replication
7 2 (1.25%) CESG
8 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.63%) LPAR
8 1 (0.63%) AS400
8 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 115 (71.88%) UNIX
2 95 (59.38%) Linux
3 56 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (31.25%) Windows
5 40 (25.00%) AIX
6 14 (8.75%) HPUX
7 9 (5.63%) SUSE
8 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.88%) zOS
12 2 (1.25%) NetWare
12 2 (1.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.00%) Migration
2 12 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (6.88%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (5.63%) Change Control
4 9 (5.63%) SOA
4 9 (5.63%) Project Management
5 8 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.38%) E-Commerce
6 7 (4.38%) ITIL
7 6 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.75%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (3.75%) Capacity Management
7 6 (3.75%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.13%) SIEM
8 5 (3.13%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.50%) ITSM
9 4 (2.50%) Service Management
10 3 (1.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.00%) Perl
2 37 (23.13%) Java
3 31 (19.38%) Shell Script
4 20 (12.50%) C++
5 17 (10.63%) C
6 15 (9.38%) SQL
7 14 (8.75%) Korn
8 12 (7.50%) Python
9 7 (4.38%) PHP
10 5 (3.13%) Ruby
11 4 (2.50%) C#
11 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.88%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.25%) VB
13 2 (1.25%) Scala
13 2 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.63%) CCNA
5 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.13%) Degree
6 5 (3.13%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.50%) Sun Certification
7 4 (2.50%) SCSA
8 3 (1.88%) RHCE
8 3 (1.88%) CCNP
9 2 (1.25%) CCIE
10 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.63%) GCIA
10 1 (0.63%) GCIH
10 1 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.63%) COSO
1 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.63%) COBIT
1 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.25%) NFS
3 16 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (6.25%) Sendmail
5 9 (5.63%) Veritas File System
5 9 (5.63%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (4.38%) Samba
7 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (3.13%) OpenSSH
8 5 (3.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (2.50%) Snort
9 4 (2.50%) GPFS
10 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.25%) XenApp
11 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.25%) SRDF
12 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (10.63%) NetBackup
2 12 (7.50%) Puppet
3 10 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 9 (5.63%) MIMEsweeper
4 9 (5.63%) MAILsweeper
5 7 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.88%) YaST
9 3 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.25%) Nagios
10 2 (1.25%) Netcool
10 2 (1.25%) Control-M
10 2 (1.25%) OpenView
10 2 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.25%) EMC TimeFinder
10 2 (1.25%) nmon
11 1 (0.63%) Icinga
Vendors
1 58 (36.25%) Red Hat
2 48 (30.00%) Oracle
3 40 (25.00%) VMware
4 39 (24.38%) Cisco
5 36 (22.50%) Sun
6 28 (17.50%) Veritas
7 25 (15.63%) Juniper
8 24 (15.00%) IBM
9 18 (11.25%) McAfee
10 17 (10.63%) Blue Coat
10 17 (10.63%) Microsoft
11 15 (9.38%) EMC
11 15 (9.38%) Citrix
11 15 (9.38%) NetApp
12 14 (8.75%) Symantec
13 12 (7.50%) HP
14 9 (5.63%) Redknee
14 9 (5.63%) CheckPoint
14 9 (5.63%) Websense
15 7 (4.38%) Dell
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