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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 210 151 136
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 518 720 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.41% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.24% 6.31% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 459 414
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 35
Average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £19.50 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -11.76%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12217 11412 12130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.38% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6922 6258 5967
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 -53 480 £400 - 127
London -57 243 £419 -1.47% 53
South East -42 97 £360 -12.99% 24
City of London -4 78 £425 -5.55% 31
East of England +5 35 £272 -24.56% 17
Hampshire -16 35 £385 +13.23% 9
Berkshire -10 31 £369 -13.23% 3
North West +2 27 £463 +27.58% 6
West Midlands -9 25 £319 -8.92% 4
Scotland -40 23 £325 -13.33% 6
South West -35 19 £190 -50.48% 8
Birmingham +10 14 £273 -22.14% 1
Surrey -24 14 £350 -20.00% 9
Manchester +1 13 £475 +31.03% 3
Yorkshire -8 13 £428 +36.80% 5
North East -14 13 £350 +16.66% 3
Cheshire +15 11 £463 +2.77% 1
Edinburgh -32 11 £375 - 1
Reading -3 10 £369 -18.95% 2
Tyne and Wear -7 10 £350 -3.44% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 9 £350 -3.44% 3
Basingstoke +8 8 £300 -29.41% 2
Kent +7 8 £263 -44.73%
Exeter 0 8 £175 +2.94% 2
Devon -1 8 £175 +2.94% 2
North Yorkshire +7 7 £425 +41.66%
Wiltshire +3 7 £300 -14.28% 1
Maidenhead +2 7 £220 -45.00%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £405 - 12
Essex -2 6 £400 -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 788 (66.72%) Linux
2 675 (57.15%) UNIX
3 567 (48.01%) Oracle
4 399 (33.78%) Windows
5 369 (31.24%) SQL
6 354 (29.97%) Finance
7 265 (22.44%) Red Hat
8 233 (19.73%) AIX
9 217 (18.37%) Java
9 217 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 216 (18.29%) Perl
11 213 (18.04%) Banking
12 211 (17.87%) Oracle Database
13 210 (17.78%) Shell Script
14 204 (17.27%) SAN
15 195 (16.51%) VMware
16 193 (16.34%) IBM
17 179 (15.16%) Sun
18 168 (14.23%) ITIL
19 142 (12.02%) Veritas
20 140 (11.85%) HP
20 140 (11.85%) Security Cleared
21 133 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 132 (11.18%) SQL Server
23 131 (11.09%) Microsoft
24 121 (10.25%) Clustering
25 117 (9.91%) Migration
25 117 (9.91%) Tivoli
25 117 (9.91%) WebSphere
26 113 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 117 (9.91%) WebSphere
2 109 (9.23%) WebLogic
3 97 (8.21%) Apache
4 84 (7.11%) Tomcat
5 36 (3.05%) IIS
6 35 (2.96%) Oracle Coherence
7 33 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 27 (2.29%) SharePoint
9 24 (2.03%) Oracle Application Server
10 22 (1.86%) MS Exchange
11 18 (1.52%) MQSeries
12 17 (1.44%) CICS
13 12 (1.02%) CMS
13 12 (1.02%) Lync
14 9 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
16 7 (0.59%) Oracle Spatial
16 7 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 33 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.20%) MS Office
3 19 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) MS Project
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (3.13%) RMDS
2 16 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.10%) Maximo
4 12 (1.02%) Tridion
5 11 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.34%) RiskWrite
10 3 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.17%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 2 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.93%) SaaS
2 10 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.34%) Joyent
4 3 (0.25%) IaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.085%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (17.27%) SAN
2 104 (8.81%) Firewall
3 92 (7.79%) DNS
4 76 (6.44%) TCP/IP
5 74 (6.27%) NAS
6 64 (5.42%) LAN
7 63 (5.33%) LDAP
8 51 (4.32%) WAN
9 48 (4.06%) Internet
10 45 (3.81%) FTP
11 41 (3.47%) HTTP
12 39 (3.30%) DHCP
13 38 (3.22%) VPN
14 30 (2.54%) SSH
15 22 (1.86%) Network Security
15 22 (1.86%) Multicast
16 21 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (1.44%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.35%) VLAN
18 16 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (17.87%) Oracle Database
2 132 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 113 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 86 (7.28%) Relational Database
5 77 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 61 (5.17%) RDBMS
7 57 (4.83%) MySQL
8 40 (3.39%) DB2
9 38 (3.22%) Oracle9i Database
10 36 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (1.95%) Sybase ASE
12 22 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
13 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
14 11 (0.93%) SQLPlus
15 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (3.05%) Subversion
2 34 (2.88%) Ant
2 34 (2.88%) Eclipse
3 23 (1.95%) JUnit
3 23 (1.95%) SoapUI
4 22 (1.86%) Selenium
5 20 (1.69%) Log4j
5 20 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.35%) Toad
6 16 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 15 (1.27%) Calabash
8 14 (1.19%) Maven
9 12 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (1.02%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 11 (0.93%) RSpec
10 11 (0.93%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.76%) JIRA
12 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 354 (29.97%) Finance
2 213 (18.04%) Banking
3 74 (6.27%) Investment Banking
4 48 (4.06%) Front Office
5 44 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.22%) Retail
7 37 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.35%) Legal
10 13 (1.10%) Marketing
11 10 (0.85%) Back Office
12 9 (0.76%) Advertising
13 8 (0.68%) German Language
14 6 (0.51%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.51%) Electronics
15 5 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.25%) Billing
18 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (13.55%) Developer
2 158 (13.38%) Administrator
3 122 (10.33%) Analyst
4 117 (9.91%) Architect
5 109 (9.23%) DBA
6 88 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
7 85 (7.20%) UNIX Administrator
8 83 (7.03%) Oracle DBA
9 79 (6.69%) Consultant
10 63 (5.33%) UNIX Engineer
11 58 (4.91%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 57 (4.83%) Java Developer
13 46 (3.90%) Support Engineer
14 45 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
15 37 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
16 33 (2.79%) Support Analyst
17 30 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 29 (2.46%) Development Manager
19 28 (2.37%) Project Manager
19 28 (2.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.45%) Middleware
2 80 (6.77%) Web Services
3 72 (6.10%) XML
3 72 (6.10%) HTML
4 62 (5.25%) J2EE
5 56 (4.74%) CSS
6 36 (3.05%) JSP
6 36 (3.05%) XSLT
7 32 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
8 31 (2.62%) jQuery
9 29 (2.46%) Ajax
10 27 (2.29%) Spring
11 25 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails
11 25 (2.12%) XHTML
11 25 (2.12%) Servlets
12 24 (2.03%) SOAP
13 22 (1.86%) Struts
14 21 (1.78%) .NET
15 20 (1.69%) JMS
15 20 (1.69%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.25%) Clustering
2 65 (5.50%) Replication
3 43 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.46%) Open Source
6 25 (2.12%) Web 2.0
7 24 (2.03%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.03%) Thin Client
8 23 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 22 (1.86%) Mainframe
10 21 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.44%) CLARiiON
13 15 (1.27%) DataPower
13 15 (1.27%) iSeries
14 14 (1.19%) PKI
14 14 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.19%) HACMP
14 14 (1.19%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 788 (66.72%) Linux
2 675 (57.15%) UNIX
3 399 (33.78%) Windows
4 233 (19.73%) AIX
5 217 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 100 (8.47%) HPUX
7 80 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 29 (2.46%) Windows XP
11 24 (2.03%) Mac OS X
11 24 (2.03%) SUSE
12 19 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (1.44%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.10%) VMS
16 12 (1.02%) zOS
17 11 (0.93%) Debian
18 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 7 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (14.23%) ITIL
2 117 (9.91%) Migration
3 83 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 82 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
5 64 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (5.17%) Change Management
7 60 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 53 (4.49%) SOA
8 53 (4.49%) Load Balancing
9 50 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
10 48 (4.06%) Service Delivery
10 48 (4.06%) Configuration Management
10 48 (4.06%) Service Management
11 46 (3.90%) OO
12 44 (3.73%) Low Latency
13 42 (3.56%) PRINCE2
14 41 (3.47%) Risk Management
15 40 (3.39%) Incident Management
16 39 (3.30%) Project Management
17 37 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 369 (31.24%) SQL
2 217 (18.37%) Java
3 216 (18.29%) Perl
4 210 (17.78%) Shell Script
5 89 (7.54%) Bash Shell
6 83 (7.03%) Korn
7 74 (6.27%) PL/SQL
8 73 (6.18%) JavaScript
9 57 (4.83%) C++
10 49 (4.15%) Python
11 35 (2.96%) C
12 33 (2.79%) Ruby
13 29 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.78%) XPath
15 18 (1.52%) VB
16 17 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.44%) PHP
17 16 (1.35%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
19 10 (0.85%) AWK
Qualifications
1 140 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 108 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.50%) Degree
4 31 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.10%) Sun Certification
9 12 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (1.02%) CCNA
10 11 (0.93%) OCP
11 10 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.76%) RHCE
12 9 (0.76%) PMP
13 7 (0.59%) CCNP
13 7 (0.59%) CISSP
14 6 (0.51%) OCA
15 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.74%) SLA
2 8 (0.68%) QA
3 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 133 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (8.30%) Oracle RAC
3 77 (6.52%) Active Directory
4 56 (4.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 53 (4.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 46 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 44 (3.73%) NFS
8 38 (3.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 28 (2.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 15 (1.27%) Veritas File System
10 15 (1.27%) KVM
10 15 (1.27%) RHEV
11 14 (1.19%) Sendmail
11 14 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.02%) Xen
13 11 (0.93%) GPFS
14 10 (0.85%) vSphere
15 9 (0.76%) SRDF
16 7 (0.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 117 (9.91%) Tivoli
2 76 (6.44%) Data Guard
3 73 (6.18%) NetBackup
4 50 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 48 (4.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 47 (3.98%) Puppet
7 27 (2.29%) Control-M
8 22 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
9 20 (1.69%) Legato
10 19 (1.61%) Netcool
10 19 (1.61%) SCOM
11 17 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 14 (1.19%) Nagios
13 13 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.10%) Backup Exec
14 12 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.93%) Capistrano
16 10 (0.85%) YUM
16 10 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 10 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 567 (48.01%) Oracle
2 265 (22.44%) Red Hat
3 195 (16.51%) VMware
4 193 (16.34%) IBM
5 179 (15.16%) Sun
6 142 (12.02%) Veritas
7 140 (11.85%) HP
8 131 (11.09%) Microsoft
9 108 (9.14%) Cisco
10 102 (8.64%) NetApp
11 98 (8.30%) EMC
12 94 (7.96%) Sybase
13 75 (6.35%) Citrix
14 37 (3.13%) 29West
15 28 (2.37%) CA
16 25 (2.12%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.95%) JBoss
18 22 (1.86%) Juniper
18 22 (1.86%) BMC
19 19 (1.61%) TIBCO
Bootle, Merseyside
Arvato UK
Rate: Competitive depending on Experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
UK SBS
Rate: From £28,384 to £29,566 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 19 days ago