The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 77 70 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.06% 1.45% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.47% 6.38% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 31
Average daily rate
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£411 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
Solaris
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Operating Systems Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
358 298 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 23.74% 22.70% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 167 190
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 62
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.25 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £25.00 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Surrey region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Surrey region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Camberley +2 5 £475 +58.33%
Epsom - 4 - -
Farnham - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Staines - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 38 (95.00%) UNIX
2 26 (65.00%) Oracle
3 19 (47.50%) Linux
4 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (32.50%) Perl
5 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
6 12 (30.00%) GlassFish
6 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
6 12 (30.00%) SOA
6 12 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (27.50%) Windows
7 11 (27.50%) SAN
7 11 (27.50%) Sun
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
8 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 10 (25.00%) AIX
8 10 (25.00%) LDAP
8 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (22.50%) SQL
9 9 (22.50%) Veritas
10 8 (20.00%) Juniper
10 8 (20.00%) DNS
10 8 (20.00%) C
10 8 (20.00%) C++
10 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.00%) Python
10 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (20.00%) Firewall

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
1 12 (30.00%) GlassFish
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) SAN
2 10 (25.00%) LDAP
3 8 (20.00%) DNS
3 8 (20.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) NAS
4 7 (17.50%) FTP
5 6 (15.00%) SSL
5 6 (15.00%) LAN
5 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) SMTP
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (15.00%) VPN
6 5 (12.50%) SSH
6 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.00%) Internet
8 3 (7.50%) Intranet
9 2 (5.00%) Network Security
10 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) MySQL
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.00%) DB2
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Publishing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX Support
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Middleware
2 4 (10.00%) YAML
3 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) XSLT
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Client/Server
2 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (10.00%) HACMP
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) UNIX
2 19 (47.50%) Linux
3 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) SOA
2 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Line Management
7 1 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Perl
2 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) C
4 8 (20.00%) C++
4 8 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) VB6
7 2 (5.00%) VB
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) Sendmail
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (10.00%) NFS
6 3 (7.50%) Veritas File System
7 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
2 6 (15.00%) Puppet
2 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 6 (15.00%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.00%) Control-M
4 2 (5.00%) OpenView
4 2 (5.00%) nmon
5 1 (2.50%) Legato
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
3 11 (27.50%) Sun
4 10 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (22.50%) Veritas
6 8 (20.00%) Juniper
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco
8 6 (15.00%) NetApp
8 6 (15.00%) Symantec
8 6 (15.00%) McAfee
8 6 (15.00%) Websense
8 6 (15.00%) Blue Coat
9 5 (12.50%) IBM
10 4 (10.00%) SAP
11 3 (7.50%) EMC
11 3 (7.50%) HP
11 3 (7.50%) Informatica
12 2 (5.00%) Dell
13 1 (2.50%) Cognos