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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 182 127 154
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +27
Contract jobs citing Solaris 78 110 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 1.30% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.20% 5.33% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 62
Average daily rate
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£388 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.94% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.46 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+113.12% -27.81%
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
2438 2064 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.17% 24.44% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1031 832
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 230 241
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 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 23 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% 11
Hampshire -23 19 £425 +22.30% 4
Berkshire -12 17 £375 -3.84% 9
West Sussex +2 3 £450 +24.13%
Kent - 3 £550 -
Middlesex - 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -
Oxfordshire -11 1 £375 - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 122 (69.71%) UNIX
2 109 (62.29%) Linux
3 73 (41.71%) Windows
4 55 (31.43%) Oracle
5 49 (28.00%) Shell Script
6 47 (26.86%) Perl
7 45 (25.71%) AIX
8 43 (24.57%) Red Hat
9 39 (22.29%) Java
10 36 (20.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (20.00%) VMware
12 31 (17.71%) Cisco
12 31 (17.71%) IBM
13 30 (17.14%) DNS
13 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
14 29 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (16.57%) Finance
14 29 (16.57%) Sun
15 27 (15.43%) WebLogic
16 26 (14.86%) Korn
17 25 (14.29%) SQL
17 25 (14.29%) Apache
17 25 (14.29%) SAN
18 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (12.57%) Tomcat
19 22 (12.57%) Telecoms
20 21 (12.00%) Clustering
20 21 (12.00%) SC Cleared
21 20 (11.43%) Firewall
22 19 (10.86%) Juniper

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (15.43%) WebLogic
2 25 (14.29%) Apache
3 22 (12.57%) Tomcat
4 18 (10.29%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.86%) GlassFish
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (4.57%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.71%) Documentum
7 3 (1.71%) JBoss
7 3 (1.71%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.71%) Liferay
8 2 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.14%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Office
2 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Maximo
2 3 (1.71%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.14%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.71%) GitHub
3 2 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.14%) DNS
2 25 (14.29%) SAN
3 20 (11.43%) Firewall
4 16 (9.14%) LDAP
5 15 (8.57%) WAN
6 14 (8.00%) FTP
7 13 (7.43%) LAN
7 13 (7.43%) SSH
8 11 (6.29%) HTTP
8 11 (6.29%) SSL
8 11 (6.29%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.14%) Internet
10 8 (4.57%) NAS
10 8 (4.57%) SMTP
11 7 (4.00%) DHCP
11 7 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.86%) ATM
14 4 (2.29%) VPN
14 4 (2.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) MySQL
2 14 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.14%) DB2
4 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.71%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) DataStage
7 1 (0.57%) Informix
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) Ingres
7 1 (0.57%) OLTP
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (4.00%) Subversion
2 5 (2.86%) GCC
3 4 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.29%) Gradle
4 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.71%) JIRA
4 3 (1.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.71%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.14%) Toad
5 2 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.14%) Ant
5 2 (1.14%) Introscope
5 2 (1.14%) JProfiler
5 2 (1.14%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.57%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.57%) Hudson
General
1 29 (16.57%) Finance
2 22 (12.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (10.29%) Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (17.14%) Analyst
2 20 (11.43%) Administrator
3 19 (10.86%) Architect
4 16 (9.14%) Developer
4 16 (9.14%) Consultant
5 15 (8.57%) UNIX Engineer
6 12 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.29%) UNIX Administrator
8 9 (5.14%) Designer
9 8 (4.57%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.43%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.86%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Environment Analyst
11 5 (2.86%) Middleware Engineer
12 4 (2.29%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) HTML
1 11 (6.29%) SOAP
1 11 (6.29%) Middleware
2 10 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.71%) Web Services
2 10 (5.71%) XML
3 7 (4.00%) J2EE
3 7 (4.00%) CSS
3 7 (4.00%) XHTML
3 7 (4.00%) Spring
4 5 (2.86%) XSLT
5 4 (2.29%) JSP
5 4 (2.29%) YAML
5 4 (2.29%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.29%) VXML
6 3 (1.71%) JSON
6 3 (1.71%) Velocity
6 3 (1.71%) JSR 168
6 3 (1.71%) Servlets
6 3 (1.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.00%) Clustering
2 12 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.57%) DataPower
4 8 (4.57%) HACMP
5 5 (2.86%) IVR
6 4 (2.29%) Open Source
6 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.14%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.57%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.57%) CESG
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) Statistics
8 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 122 (69.71%) UNIX
2 109 (62.29%) Linux
3 73 (41.71%) Windows
4 45 (25.71%) AIX
5 36 (20.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (10.86%) Windows 7
8 18 (10.29%) HPUX
9 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.57%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.86%) SUSE
12 3 (1.71%) NetWare
12 3 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.14%) CentOS
13 2 (1.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.57%) VMS
14 1 (0.57%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (8.57%) ITIL
3 13 (7.43%) SOA
3 13 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.29%) E-Commerce
5 8 (4.57%) Security Management
6 7 (4.00%) Migration
6 7 (4.00%) Web Development
6 7 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (4.00%) High Availability
7 6 (3.43%) SIEM
7 6 (3.43%) DevOps
7 6 (3.43%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.43%) Change Control
7 6 (3.43%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (3.43%) ITSM
7 6 (3.43%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.43%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.86%) Project Management
8 5 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 47 (26.86%) Perl
3 39 (22.29%) Java
4 26 (14.86%) Korn
5 25 (14.29%) SQL
6 16 (9.14%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.00%) C
8 12 (6.86%) C++
8 12 (6.86%) Python
9 7 (4.00%) Ruby
9 7 (4.00%) VB
9 7 (4.00%) PHP
10 6 (3.43%) AWK
11 5 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.29%) Groovy
13 3 (1.71%) Scala
14 2 (1.14%) VB6
14 2 (1.14%) sed
15 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.71%) CCNA
3 10 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.14%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.57%) JNCIA
6 6 (3.43%) RHCE
7 4 (2.29%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.14%) ISEB
8 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.57%) GIAC
9 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.43%) NFS
3 6 (3.43%) Snort
3 6 (3.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (2.86%) OpenSSH
4 5 (2.86%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.86%) XenApp
4 5 (2.86%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.29%) GPFS
6 3 (1.71%) Xen
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.14%) SRDF
8 1 (0.57%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.57%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) Puppet
2 13 (7.43%) Tivoli
3 10 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.57%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.29%) Nagios
7 4 (2.29%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (2.29%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (2.29%) nmon
7 4 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.29%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.71%) Control-M
9 2 (1.14%) Netcool
9 2 (1.14%) OpenView
9 2 (1.14%) Legato
9 2 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (1.14%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 55 (31.43%) Oracle
2 43 (24.57%) Red Hat
3 35 (20.00%) VMware
4 31 (17.71%) Cisco
4 31 (17.71%) IBM
5 29 (16.57%) Sun
6 19 (10.86%) Juniper
7 18 (10.29%) EMC
7 18 (10.29%) Citrix
7 18 (10.29%) HP
8 17 (9.71%) Veritas
9 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
10 13 (7.43%) McAfee
11 12 (6.86%) NetApp
12 9 (5.14%) Sophos
13 8 (4.57%) Redknee
13 8 (4.57%) Lumension
14 7 (4.00%) Veeam
15 6 (3.43%) Sourcefire
15 6 (3.43%) Symantec
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