The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 231 221 151
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -70
Contract jobs citing Solaris 548 532 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.97% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 4.31% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 292 468
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.73% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £35.75 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £24.90 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £34.20 £52.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -18.46%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12116 12346 11387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 22.59% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7188 7009 6244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 1039 1008
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Solaris
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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
England -35 472 £420 +5.00% 98
London -8 229 £425 - 44
South East -5 119 £450 +25.69% 14
City of London -26 60 £395 -14.59% 12
Scotland +34 59 £375 +9.48% 6
Berkshire +15 43 £500 +51.51% 4
Hampshire -8 35 £400 +3.96% 2
Edinburgh +20 30 £475 +24.59% 2
North West -30 26 £465 +0.54% 3
West Midlands +10 24 £413 +22.22% 8
Surrey +4 23 £375 +13.63% 2
Reading +6 22 £500 +42.85% 4
East of England -27 21 £356 -10.93% 8
Glasgow +19 20 £350 +16.66% 3
South West -6 19 £349 +45.31% 9
Basingstoke +1 14 £425 +41.66%
Manchester -14 13 £465 -4.61% 2
Yorkshire -25 13 £400 -6.43% 5
Wiltshire +5 11 £300 - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 10 - -
East Midlands -2 10 £325 -23.52% 4
Hertfordshire -3 10 £338 -30.76% 3
Newbury - 9 £481 -
Lancashire +15 8 £478 -
Milton Keynes +5 8 - -
Camberley +4 8 £400 -5.88%
Hook -3 8 £327 -8.65%
Essex -6 8 £318 -20.62%
Renfrewshire +6 7 £330 +20.21%
Epsom +2 7 - -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 788 (70.99%) Linux
2 673 (60.63%) UNIX
3 500 (45.05%) Windows
4 443 (39.91%) Oracle
5 326 (29.37%) Finance
6 269 (24.23%) AIX
7 266 (23.96%) SQL
8 243 (21.89%) Red Hat
9 232 (20.90%) SAN
10 229 (20.63%) Perl
11 207 (18.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 196 (17.66%) IBM
13 191 (17.21%) Java
14 186 (16.76%) Migration
15 184 (16.58%) VMware
16 178 (16.04%) Banking
16 178 (16.04%) WebSphere
17 170 (15.32%) Shell Script
18 155 (13.96%) Veritas
19 154 (13.87%) Sun
20 153 (13.78%) Data Centre
21 152 (13.69%) ITIL
22 144 (12.97%) Security Cleared
23 140 (12.61%) Cisco
24 138 (12.43%) Firewall
25 137 (12.34%) Oracle Database
26 131 (11.80%) NAS
27 130 (11.71%) Microsoft
28 123 (11.08%) Clustering
29 119 (10.72%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 178 (16.04%) WebSphere
2 75 (6.76%) Apache
3 69 (6.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 69 (6.22%) WebLogic
4 56 (5.05%) Tomcat
5 38 (3.42%) IIS
6 37 (3.33%) JBoss
7 35 (3.15%) CICS
8 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Process Server
8 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Portal
9 21 (1.89%) SharePoint
10 15 (1.35%) MQSeries
11 12 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 12 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.99%) GlassFish
13 10 (0.90%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.90%) SAS
14 9 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 51 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.43%) MS Office
3 23 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.44%) MS Project
5 11 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.99%) Maximo
3 9 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.72%) Tridion
5 7 (0.63%) RMDS
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.090%) Summit
9 1 (0.090%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.090%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.72%) Google Analytics
1 8 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.54%) PaaS
3 4 (0.36%) Office 365
3 4 (0.36%) IaaS
4 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.090%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 232 (20.90%) SAN
2 138 (12.43%) Firewall
3 131 (11.80%) NAS
4 109 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 92 (8.29%) DNS
6 78 (7.03%) LDAP
7 67 (6.04%) SSL
8 64 (5.77%) WAN
9 59 (5.32%) LAN
10 43 (3.87%) Internet
11 40 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
12 39 (3.51%) VPN
12 39 (3.51%) HTTP
13 36 (3.24%) iSCSI
14 32 (2.88%) BGP
15 29 (2.61%) SSH
15 29 (2.61%) Wireless
16 28 (2.52%) OSPF
17 24 (2.16%) SMTP
18 23 (2.07%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (12.34%) Oracle Database
2 114 (10.27%) SQL Server
3 93 (8.38%) Relational Database
4 72 (6.49%) DB2
5 53 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 49 (4.41%) RDBMS
7 44 (3.96%) MySQL
8 38 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 25 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
12 16 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
14 9 (0.81%) DataStage
14 9 (0.81%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (4.41%) Ant
2 42 (3.78%) Eclipse
3 36 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.06%) Maven
5 31 (2.79%) Subversion
5 31 (2.79%) Introscope
6 30 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 25 (2.25%) JIRA
8 22 (1.98%) SoapUI
9 20 (1.80%) JUnit
10 15 (1.35%) Selenium
11 13 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.17%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.99%) Hudson
13 9 (0.81%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 8 (0.72%) ProC
14 8 (0.72%) Log4j
15 7 (0.63%) FishEye
General
1 326 (29.37%) Finance
2 178 (16.04%) Banking
3 63 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.97%) Marketing
6 26 (2.34%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.44%) Retail
8 12 (1.08%) Law
9 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.90%) Legal
11 8 (0.72%) Front Office
12 4 (0.36%) Automotive
12 4 (0.36%) Advertising
12 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) International Banking
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (17.66%) Administrator
2 137 (12.34%) Developer
3 131 (11.80%) Architect
4 121 (10.90%) Systems Administrator
5 81 (7.30%) UNIX Administrator
6 72 (6.49%) Analyst
7 70 (6.31%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 69 (6.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 58 (5.23%) Consultant
10 56 (5.05%) DBA
11 44 (3.96%) Java Developer
11 44 (3.96%) UNIX Engineer
12 41 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
13 40 (3.60%) Oracle DBA
14 35 (3.15%) Technical Architect
15 34 (3.06%) Project Manager
16 32 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
17 30 (2.70%) Designer
18 28 (2.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 28 (2.52%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.45%) Middleware
2 84 (7.57%) Web Services
3 75 (6.76%) XML
4 72 (6.49%) HTML
5 71 (6.40%) J2EE
6 50 (4.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 47 (4.23%) CSS
8 39 (3.51%) Ajax
9 38 (3.42%) XHTML
10 35 (3.15%) JSP
10 35 (3.15%) SOAP
11 34 (3.06%) TIBCO EMS
12 33 (2.97%) JMS
13 28 (2.52%) HTML5
14 25 (2.25%) .NET
15 22 (1.98%) TopLink
15 22 (1.98%) EclipseLink
16 21 (1.89%) JAX-RS
16 21 (1.89%) XSLT
16 21 (1.89%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 153 (13.78%) Data Centre
2 123 (11.08%) Clustering
3 86 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.15%) Mainframe
5 35 (3.15%) Replication
6 29 (2.61%) LPAR
7 28 (2.52%) PKI
8 24 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
10 20 (1.80%) DataPower
10 20 (1.80%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.44%) HACMP
12 16 (1.44%) Web 2.0
12 16 (1.44%) CMDB
13 12 (1.08%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.99%) SWIFT
14 11 (0.99%) Equities
15 10 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 788 (70.99%) Linux
2 673 (60.63%) UNIX
3 500 (45.05%) Windows
4 269 (24.23%) AIX
5 207 (18.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (7.66%) HPUX
7 64 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (4.14%) zOS
9 38 (3.42%) SUSE
10 36 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (2.79%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (1.71%) Data ONTAP
13 17 (1.53%) CentOS
14 12 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.99%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.45%) NetWare
17 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (16.76%) Migration
2 152 (13.69%) ITIL
3 100 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (6.76%) Configuration Management
5 69 (6.22%) Project Management
6 67 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
7 62 (5.59%) OO
8 61 (5.50%) Change Management
9 54 (4.86%) Service Management
10 50 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (3.15%) Problem Management
12 35 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (3.06%) Content Management
14 33 (2.97%) Change Control
15 31 (2.79%) Open Source
15 31 (2.79%) Load Balancing
15 31 (2.79%) Incident Management
15 31 (2.79%) SDLC
16 30 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 266 (23.96%) SQL
2 229 (20.63%) Perl
3 191 (17.21%) Java
4 170 (15.32%) Shell Script
5 77 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 74 (6.67%) Python
6 74 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 67 (6.04%) Korn
8 66 (5.95%) C++
9 64 (5.77%) C
10 40 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 38 (3.42%) PowerShell
12 28 (2.52%) Jython
13 25 (2.25%) VB
14 23 (2.07%) Ruby
15 22 (1.98%) PHP
16 12 (1.08%) C-shell
17 11 (0.99%) VBScript
18 9 (0.81%) XPath
19 7 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 144 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 105 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.95%) Degree
4 50 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.16%) CCNA
5 24 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.89%) RHCE
7 15 (1.35%) CCNP
8 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.26%) ISEB
9 13 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.17%) IBM Certification
9 13 (1.17%) CISSP
10 12 (1.08%) MCSE
10 12 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.72%) PMP
11 8 (0.72%) Sun Certification
11 8 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.52%) QA
2 17 (1.53%) SLA
3 8 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) COSO
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 119 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (8.92%) Active Directory
3 71 (6.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 57 (5.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 50 (4.50%) NFS
6 39 (3.51%) VMware ESX
7 34 (3.06%) Hyper-V
8 31 (2.79%) KVM
8 31 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (2.16%) Samba
10 22 (1.98%) Veritas File System
11 21 (1.89%) vSphere
12 17 (1.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 15 (1.35%) SRDF
13 15 (1.35%) XenApp
14 13 (1.17%) ProxySG
14 13 (1.17%) GPFS
15 12 (1.08%) Xen
16 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (6.76%) Puppet
2 70 (6.31%) NetBackup
3 54 (4.86%) Tivoli
4 50 (4.50%) Oracle ZFS
5 36 (3.24%) BladeLogic
6 32 (2.88%) CA Wily
7 31 (2.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 24 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
9 23 (2.07%) Control-M
10 22 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (1.89%) Netcool
12 20 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
13 18 (1.62%) Nagios
13 18 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 14 (1.26%) Data Guard
14 14 (1.26%) SnapMirror
14 14 (1.26%) SnapVault
15 13 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 443 (39.91%) Oracle
2 243 (21.89%) Red Hat
3 196 (17.66%) IBM
4 184 (16.58%) VMware
5 155 (13.96%) Veritas
6 154 (13.87%) Sun
7 140 (12.61%) Cisco
8 130 (11.71%) Microsoft
9 119 (10.72%) HP
10 118 (10.63%) EMC
11 83 (7.48%) NetApp
12 75 (6.76%) CA
13 60 (5.41%) Symantec
14 52 (4.68%) Citrix
15 49 (4.41%) TIBCO
16 48 (4.32%) CheckPoint
17 35 (3.15%) Sybase
18 32 (2.88%) F5
19 31 (2.79%) Juniper
20 30 (2.70%) Remedy
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
Home Based
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Depends on level
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago