The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 170 178 128
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -50
Contract jobs citing Solaris 673 551 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.15% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.47% 5.48% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 349 528
Average daily rate £425 £413 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £283 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 36
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.25 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £19.05 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.52 £36.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -14 609 £425 +3.03% 122
London -6 329 £450 +5.88% 58
South East -14 96 £381 +1.66% 15
City of London +13 89 £475 +5.55% 21
Scotland +5 52 £419 +4.68% 5
East of England +3 48 £425 +41.66% 9
South West -15 39 £345 -23.33% 8
Berkshire +6 33 £307 -5.53% 4
Surrey 0 32 £450 - 4
Yorkshire -2 26 £400 +25.98% 13
West Midlands -5 25 £352 +27.81% 4
Gloucestershire +2 23 £350 -30.00% 1
North East -13 23 £266 +2.40% 4
Hampshire +9 21 £375 +6.68% 6
Hertfordshire +4 21 £450 +20.00% 5
Essex -12 20 £425 +70.00%
Tyne and Wear -17 20 £263 +0.96% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 20 £263 +0.96% 3
North West -15 18 £325 -27.77% 7
Cheltenham +7 16 £350 -22.22% 1
South Yorkshire +9 13 £375 +18.11% 1
West Yorkshire -10 13 £475 - 7
Bracknell +8 12 £268 -53.07% 1
Glasgow +9 11 £413 +17.85%
Manchester -5 11 £325 -13.33% 5
Sheffield +3 10 £375 - 1
Havant 0 10 £375 +6.68% 1
Watford -7 10 £325 - 2
Shropshire - 10 £490 -
Leeds -13 9 £400 - 3

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 864 (64.43%) Linux
2 813 (60.63%) UNIX
3 711 (53.02%) Oracle
4 473 (35.27%) Windows
5 449 (33.48%) SQL
6 414 (30.87%) Finance
7 324 (24.16%) Red Hat
8 313 (23.34%) SAN
9 304 (22.67%) AIX
10 293 (21.85%) Perl
11 289 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 271 (20.21%) Shell Script
13 269 (20.06%) Java
14 267 (19.91%) Oracle Database
15 254 (18.94%) Sun
16 248 (18.49%) IBM
17 230 (17.15%) VMware
17 230 (17.15%) Veritas
18 220 (16.41%) Banking
19 203 (15.14%) ITIL
20 198 (14.77%) HP
21 187 (13.94%) EMC
22 167 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 159 (11.86%) Cisco
24 155 (11.56%) SQL Server
25 154 (11.48%) Oracle Database 11g
26 144 (10.74%) Apache
27 142 (10.59%) DNS
28 141 (10.51%) Security Cleared
29 140 (10.44%) NetApp

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 144 (10.74%) Apache
2 128 (9.55%) WebLogic
3 125 (9.32%) WebSphere
4 119 (8.87%) Tomcat
5 51 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 50 (3.73%) IIS
7 39 (2.91%) Oracle Application Server
8 35 (2.61%) Oracle Coherence
9 33 (2.46%) SharePoint
10 22 (1.64%) MQSeries
11 19 (1.42%) Oracle Spatial
12 18 (1.34%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.12%) CICS
14 13 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 13 (0.97%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
17 5 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.37%) Alfresco
Applications
1 38 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.72%) MS Office
3 15 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.67%) MS Project
6 1 (0.075%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 44 (3.28%) RMDS
2 19 (1.42%) Tridion
3 16 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.82%) Maximo
6 9 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.52%) Summit
8 6 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.45%) CSG Singleview
9 5 (0.37%) RiskWrite
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.22%) SAP WM
11 3 (0.22%) Global One
11 3 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
12 2 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (0.82%) SaaS
4 10 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.37%) Joyent
7 3 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 313 (23.34%) SAN
2 142 (10.59%) DNS
3 129 (9.62%) Firewall
4 124 (9.25%) NAS
5 107 (7.98%) TCP/IP
6 76 (5.67%) LAN
6 76 (5.67%) LDAP
7 73 (5.44%) Internet
8 68 (5.07%) WAN
9 56 (4.18%) FTP
10 50 (3.73%) DHCP
11 49 (3.65%) HTTP
12 42 (3.13%) SSH
13 35 (2.61%) VPN
14 30 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (2.01%) Multicast
16 20 (1.49%) Connectrix
16 20 (1.49%) SNMP
17 19 (1.42%) FCoE
18 16 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (19.91%) Oracle Database
2 155 (11.56%) SQL Server
3 154 (11.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 118 (8.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 100 (7.46%) Relational Database
6 76 (5.67%) RDBMS
7 52 (3.88%) DB2
8 51 (3.80%) MySQL
9 43 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (2.46%) Oracle9i Database
10 33 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 26 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.57%) Oracle Exadata
15 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
16 16 (1.19%) SQLPlus
17 13 (0.97%) Data Mart
18 11 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
19 10 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (3.65%) Eclipse
2 47 (3.50%) Subversion
3 36 (2.68%) Ant
4 28 (2.09%) JUnit
5 25 (1.86%) Log4j
6 19 (1.42%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 19 (1.42%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.27%) Selenium
8 15 (1.12%) Toad
9 14 (1.04%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
10 13 (0.97%) Maven
10 13 (0.97%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.82%) ProC
12 10 (0.75%) LoadRunner
13 9 (0.67%) ClearCase
13 9 (0.67%) Mercurial
13 9 (0.67%) Calabash
14 8 (0.60%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 414 (30.87%) Finance
2 220 (16.41%) Banking
3 76 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 64 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 62 (4.62%) Front Office
6 37 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.68%) Retail
8 29 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.57%) Back Office
10 16 (1.19%) Marketing
10 16 (1.19%) Legal
11 15 (1.12%) Advertising
12 9 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.45%) German Language
14 6 (0.45%) Billing
14 6 (0.45%) Electronics
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
15 3 (0.22%) Military
15 3 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (17.60%) Administrator
2 189 (14.09%) Developer
3 144 (10.74%) UNIX Administrator
4 140 (10.44%) Architect
5 132 (9.84%) DBA
6 131 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
7 113 (8.43%) Oracle DBA
8 112 (8.35%) Analyst
9 101 (7.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 79 (5.89%) Consultant
11 66 (4.92%) Java Developer
12 61 (4.55%) UNIX Engineer
13 57 (4.25%) Infrastructure Architect
14 55 (4.10%) Support Engineer
15 46 (3.43%) Linux Administrator
16 39 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
17 34 (2.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 33 (2.46%) UNIX Support
18 33 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
18 33 (2.46%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (7.31%) XML
2 95 (7.08%) Middleware
3 89 (6.64%) J2EE
4 72 (5.37%) Web Services
5 66 (4.92%) HTML
6 56 (4.18%) XSLT
7 47 (3.50%) CSS
8 42 (3.13%) JSP
9 34 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
10 32 (2.39%) Ajax
11 31 (2.31%) Servlets
12 28 (2.09%) Struts
13 26 (1.94%) EJB
13 26 (1.94%) XHTML
14 25 (1.86%) XMLBeans
15 24 (1.79%) JDBC
15 24 (1.79%) JMS
16 23 (1.72%) CGI
16 23 (1.72%) SOAP
16 23 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.69%) Clustering
2 64 (4.77%) Replication
3 54 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (3.80%) CLARiiON
5 28 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.94%) Web 2.0
7 25 (1.86%) PKI
8 23 (1.72%) iSeries
8 23 (1.72%) Derivative
9 20 (1.49%) DataPower
9 20 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.42%) EMC Centera
10 19 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.42%) Symmetrix DMX
11 18 (1.34%) Open Source
12 17 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 864 (64.43%) Linux
2 813 (60.63%) UNIX
3 473 (35.27%) Windows
4 304 (22.67%) AIX
5 289 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 120 (8.95%) HPUX
7 71 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (3.28%) SUSE
10 35 (2.61%) Windows XP
11 24 (1.79%) Windows 7
12 22 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.42%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (1.19%) zOS
16 15 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
17 14 (1.04%) VMS
18 12 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (15.14%) ITIL
2 116 (8.65%) Migration
3 105 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
4 83 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 78 (5.82%) Capacity Planning
6 73 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (5.15%) Configuration Management
8 63 (4.70%) E-Commerce
9 59 (4.40%) PRINCE2
10 58 (4.33%) OO
11 56 (4.18%) Service Management
12 51 (3.80%) Change Management
13 46 (3.43%) Load Balancing
14 45 (3.36%) Low Latency
15 44 (3.28%) Capacity Management
15 44 (3.28%) Project Management
16 42 (3.13%) SOA
17 40 (2.98%) Risk Management
18 39 (2.91%) TDD
19 37 (2.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 449 (33.48%) SQL
2 293 (21.85%) Perl
3 271 (20.21%) Shell Script
4 269 (20.06%) Java
5 110 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 87 (6.49%) Bash Shell
7 78 (5.82%) Korn
8 74 (5.52%) JavaScript
9 60 (4.47%) Python
10 54 (4.03%) C
11 46 (3.43%) C++
12 41 (3.06%) Ruby
13 31 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 31 (2.31%) VB
14 27 (2.01%) PHP
14 27 (2.01%) XPath
15 25 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.79%) Bourne shell
17 13 (0.97%) AWK
18 12 (0.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 141 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 114 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.15%) Degree
4 27 (2.01%) OCP
4 27 (2.01%) Oracle Certification
5 24 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 19 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.34%) CCNA
10 15 (1.12%) Sun Certification
11 14 (1.04%) OCA
12 13 (0.97%) RHCE
13 11 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.75%) PMP
15 7 (0.52%) CCNP
15 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.52%) CISSP
16 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.98%) SLA
2 16 (1.19%) QA
3 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (8.72%) Oracle RAC
3 94 (7.01%) NFS
4 73 (5.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 72 (5.37%) Oracle RMAN
6 70 (5.22%) VMware ESX
6 70 (5.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 50 (3.73%) Active Directory
8 36 (2.68%) SRDF
9 33 (2.46%) Sendmail
10 32 (2.39%) vSphere
11 29 (2.16%) Veritas File System
12 25 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (1.72%) Samba
14 21 (1.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 21 (1.57%) Hyper-V
15 19 (1.42%) Squid
16 18 (1.34%) KVM
17 15 (1.12%) XenDesktop
18 13 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 129 (9.62%) Tivoli
2 92 (6.86%) NetBackup
3 85 (6.34%) Data Guard
4 64 (4.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 56 (4.18%) Puppet
6 54 (4.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 27 (2.01%) Nagios
7 27 (2.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 24 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (1.72%) Legato
10 22 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
11 20 (1.49%) EMC TimeFinder
12 19 (1.42%) SCOM
13 17 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 16 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
14 16 (1.19%) Netcool
14 16 (1.19%) Control-M
15 13 (0.97%) Ganglia
15 13 (0.97%) Cobbler
16 12 (0.89%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 711 (53.02%) Oracle
2 324 (24.16%) Red Hat
3 254 (18.94%) Sun
4 248 (18.49%) IBM
5 230 (17.15%) VMware
5 230 (17.15%) Veritas
6 198 (14.77%) HP
7 187 (13.94%) EMC
8 159 (11.86%) Cisco
9 140 (10.44%) NetApp
10 138 (10.29%) Microsoft
11 112 (8.35%) Sybase
12 67 (5.00%) Citrix
13 47 (3.50%) BMC
14 43 (3.21%) 29West
15 42 (3.13%) Brocade
16 34 (2.54%) Symantec
17 29 (2.16%) Murex
17 29 (2.16%) Intel
18 27 (2.01%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £50000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Provisio Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Paddington, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: Contract £500-£650 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago