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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 172 152 153
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 89 93 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.03% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.72% 4.20% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 43
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£381 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £261 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.63 £31.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.68 £31.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.69% +11.16%
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
2393 2214 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.40% 24.59% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1176 1003 749
Average daily rate £347 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 260 256
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 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 2 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 +3 36 £375 - 8
Surrey -4 25 £425 +3.65% 8
Berkshire -18 15 £415 +18.57% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £375 - 1
Kent -11 2 £550 +7.31%
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 115 (66.47%) UNIX
2 111 (64.16%) Linux
3 64 (36.99%) Windows
4 54 (31.21%) Red Hat
5 50 (28.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (28.32%) AIX
6 49 (28.32%) Oracle
7 46 (26.59%) Security Cleared
8 44 (25.43%) VMware
9 43 (24.86%) SAN
10 42 (24.28%) Perl
11 41 (23.70%) DNS
12 40 (23.12%) Java
12 40 (23.12%) Firewall
13 38 (21.97%) Cisco
13 38 (21.97%) SC Cleared
14 36 (20.81%) Shell Script
15 35 (20.23%) Sun
16 32 (18.50%) Finance
17 31 (17.92%) Veritas
18 30 (17.34%) IBM
18 30 (17.34%) LDAP
19 28 (16.18%) Clustering
19 28 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (15.61%) C++
21 26 (15.03%) Juniper
22 22 (12.72%) SSL
22 22 (12.72%) C
22 22 (12.72%) Apache
22 22 (12.72%) Telecoms

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 22 (12.72%) Apache
2 20 (11.56%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.94%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.78%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.47%) iPlanet
7 5 (2.89%) IIS
8 4 (2.31%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.73%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.16%) Liferay
10 2 (1.16%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.16%) JBoss
10 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (5.20%) MS Office
2 5 (2.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.73%) Maximo
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.86%) SAN
2 41 (23.70%) DNS
3 40 (23.12%) Firewall
4 30 (17.34%) LDAP
5 22 (12.72%) SSL
6 21 (12.14%) TCP/IP
7 20 (11.56%) WAN
8 19 (10.98%) LAN
9 17 (9.83%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (9.25%) SSH
11 14 (8.09%) SMTP
11 14 (8.09%) VPN
12 12 (6.94%) Internet
13 11 (6.36%) NAS
14 9 (5.20%) FTP
15 8 (4.62%) HTTP
15 8 (4.62%) DAB
16 6 (3.47%) VoIP
16 6 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
17 5 (2.89%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.25%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.05%) DB2
4 6 (3.47%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.89%) MySQL
5 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.73%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.16%) OLTP
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.89%) GCC
2 2 (1.16%) Gradle
2 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) IntelliJ
2 2 (1.16%) Subversion
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 22 (12.72%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Publishing
4 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.73%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.50%) Administrator
2 18 (10.40%) Analyst
3 16 (9.25%) UNIX Administrator
4 13 (7.51%) Architect
4 13 (7.51%) Developer
5 11 (6.36%) Security Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.62%) Designer
8 8 (4.62%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.05%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) UNIX Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) DBA
11 5 (2.89%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Programmer
11 5 (2.89%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.36%) SOAP
2 9 (5.20%) .NET
2 9 (5.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (4.05%) Middleware
3 7 (4.05%) J2EE
3 7 (4.05%) HTML
4 5 (2.89%) Spring
5 4 (2.31%) JSP
5 4 (2.31%) VXML
5 4 (2.31%) Web Services
5 4 (2.31%) XHTML
6 3 (1.73%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.73%) CSS
6 3 (1.73%) Flash
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.16%) Struts
7 2 (1.16%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.18%) Clustering
2 11 (6.36%) HACMP
3 7 (4.05%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.89%) IVR
5 4 (2.31%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) Open Source
7 2 (1.16%) CESG
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 2 (1.16%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.16%) EMC Centera
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.58%) AS400
8 1 (0.58%) DataPower
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 115 (66.47%) UNIX
2 111 (64.16%) Linux
3 64 (36.99%) Windows
4 50 (28.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (28.32%) AIX
6 18 (10.40%) HPUX
7 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.20%) SUSE
9 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.05%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.47%) NetWare
11 4 (2.31%) zOS
11 4 (2.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.16%) CentOS
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.40%) Migration
2 14 (8.09%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.78%) Configuration Management
5 9 (5.20%) Project Management
5 9 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (5.20%) Change Control
5 9 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (4.05%) ITIL
7 6 (3.47%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (3.47%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.89%) Change Management
8 5 (2.89%) Capacity Management
8 5 (2.89%) High Availability
8 5 (2.89%) SIEM
9 4 (2.31%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.31%) E-Commerce
10 3 (1.73%) Service Management
10 3 (1.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.28%) Perl
2 40 (23.12%) Java
3 36 (20.81%) Shell Script
4 27 (15.61%) C++
5 22 (12.72%) C
6 20 (11.56%) Korn
7 19 (10.98%) SQL
8 13 (7.51%) Python
9 10 (5.78%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.89%) C#
11 4 (2.31%) VB
11 4 (2.31%) PHP
12 3 (1.73%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.58%) Groovy
14 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (26.59%) Security Cleared
2 38 (21.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) Degree
4 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.47%) CCNA
6 4 (2.31%) SCSA
6 4 (2.31%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.73%) CCNP
8 2 (1.16%) RHCE
8 2 (1.16%) CCIE
8 2 (1.16%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.58%) GCIA
9 1 (0.58%) GCIH
9 1 (0.58%) CCSP
9 1 (0.58%) ISEB
9 1 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) SLA
1 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.58%) COBIT
1 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.58%) COSO
System Software
1 28 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 14 (8.09%) NFS
4 13 (7.51%) Sendmail
5 10 (5.78%) Samba
6 9 (5.20%) Veritas File System
6 9 (5.20%) GPFS
7 8 (4.62%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.47%) Active Directory
8 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (2.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (2.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.89%) OpenSSH
10 4 (2.31%) Snort
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.16%) SRDF
11 2 (1.16%) vSphere
12 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.58%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) Tivoli
1 17 (9.83%) NetBackup
2 12 (6.94%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (6.94%) MAILsweeper
3 7 (4.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.05%) Puppet
4 6 (3.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (2.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.31%) Netcool
6 4 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.73%) YaST
8 2 (1.16%) EMC TimeFinder
8 2 (1.16%) Control-M
8 2 (1.16%) nmon
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.16%) OpenView
9 1 (0.58%) Legato
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (31.21%) Red Hat
2 49 (28.32%) Oracle
3 44 (25.43%) VMware
4 38 (21.97%) Cisco
5 35 (20.23%) Sun
6 31 (17.92%) Veritas
7 30 (17.34%) IBM
8 26 (15.03%) Juniper
9 21 (12.14%) Blue Coat
10 20 (11.56%) McAfee
11 18 (10.40%) NetApp
12 17 (9.83%) EMC
13 14 (8.09%) HP
13 14 (8.09%) Symantec
14 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
15 12 (6.94%) Citrix
15 12 (6.94%) Websense
16 10 (5.78%) CheckPoint
17 7 (4.05%) Redknee
17 7 (4.05%) Dell