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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 198 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 583 709 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.38% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 6.10% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 423 444
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 10
Average hourly rate £33.70 £23.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.89% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.15 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%

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
12436 11625 10792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.05% 22.71% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7361 6470 5708
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1047 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 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
England -66 508 £425 +2.84% 70
London -84 207 £450 +4.04% 38
South East -38 82 £375 -3.84% 13
Scotland -4 51 £350 -12.50% 1
City of London -33 51 £444 -6.57% 14
South West -3 48 £375 +114.28% 6
West Midlands +5 41 £400 -
East of England -22 41 £425 - 5
North West +13 33 £420 +15.06% 3
Yorkshire -7 29 £350 +16.66% 2
West Yorkshire +2 25 £325 +8.33% 1
Leeds +1 23 £313 +4.16%
Essex -1 23 £403 -10.55%
Berkshire -26 22 £350 -10.25% 2
Hampshire -26 19 £373 -0.66% 3
Manchester +1 18 £400 +14.28% 2
Northern Ireland +9 17 - -
County Antrim +8 17 - -
Belfast +7 17 - -
Glasgow -4 16 £325 +6.55%
Surrey -9 16 £411 -0.90% 4
North East -27 15 £430 +95.45%
Hertfordshire +6 14 £488 +39.28% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 14 £430 +95.45%
Edinburgh -19 14 £425 -5.55% 1
Tyne and Wear -19 14 £430 +95.45%
Cheshire +14 13 £425 +16.43%
Wiltshire -7 12 £375 +25.00% 4
Reading +7 11 £415 +6.41% 1
Birmingham +1 11 £360 +71.42%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 725 (65.20%) Linux
2 724 (65.11%) UNIX
3 467 (42.00%) Oracle
4 399 (35.88%) Windows
5 307 (27.61%) Red Hat
6 287 (25.81%) Finance
7 268 (24.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 263 (23.65%) SQL
9 256 (23.02%) SAN
10 227 (20.41%) AIX
11 219 (19.69%) VMware
12 197 (17.72%) Banking
13 192 (17.27%) Perl
14 185 (16.64%) Java
15 182 (16.37%) Shell Script
16 179 (16.10%) IBM
17 177 (15.92%) Sun
18 167 (15.02%) Cisco
19 165 (14.84%) HP
20 162 (14.57%) Security Cleared
21 161 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
22 156 (14.03%) EMC
23 155 (13.94%) Oracle Database
24 148 (13.31%) Veritas
25 147 (13.22%) Migration
26 144 (12.95%) Firewall
27 142 (12.77%) ITIL
28 141 (12.68%) DNS
29 129 (11.60%) Middleware
30 127 (11.42%) Microsoft

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 123 (11.06%) WebLogic
2 118 (10.61%) Apache
3 110 (9.89%) Tomcat
4 104 (9.35%) WebSphere
5 54 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 38 (3.42%) IIS
7 37 (3.33%) JBoss
8 31 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
12 17 (1.53%) GlassFish
13 15 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (1.08%) Confluence
15 11 (0.99%) MQSeries
15 11 (0.99%) Oracle 9iAS
16 9 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
16 9 (0.81%) CMS
16 9 (0.81%) SAS
17 8 (0.72%) iPlanet
Applications
1 52 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.34%) MS Office
3 14 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.090%) CATIA
5 1 (0.090%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.54%) RMDS
5 6 (0.54%) Maximo
5 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.090%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.36%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 256 (23.02%) SAN
2 144 (12.95%) Firewall
3 141 (12.68%) DNS
4 106 (9.53%) NAS
5 100 (8.99%) TCP/IP
6 74 (6.65%) LDAP
7 66 (5.94%) LAN
8 58 (5.22%) WAN
9 50 (4.50%) DHCP
10 41 (3.69%) HTTP
11 36 (3.24%) FTP
11 36 (3.24%) Internet
12 31 (2.79%) IPsec
13 29 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
14 27 (2.43%) VPN
15 25 (2.25%) Cisco PIX
16 24 (2.16%) SSH
17 23 (2.07%) SSL
17 23 (2.07%) Network Security
18 21 (1.89%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.94%) Oracle Database
2 84 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 65 (5.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 60 (5.40%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 40 (3.60%) MySQL
7 33 (2.97%) RDBMS
7 33 (2.97%) DB2
8 28 (2.52%) Oracle9i Database
9 26 (2.34%) Sybase ASE
10 21 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
10 21 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 16 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.99%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (2.79%) Subversion
2 28 (2.52%) Eclipse
3 25 (2.25%) Ant
3 25 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.89%) Maven
5 17 (1.53%) JIRA
6 15 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.26%) Hudson
8 10 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.72%) GCC
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.54%) JUnit
12 6 (0.54%) Toad
13 5 (0.45%) Log4j
14 4 (0.36%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.36%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
15 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
General
1 287 (25.81%) Finance
2 197 (17.72%) Banking
3 84 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 60 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.25%) Retail
6 23 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.80%) Front Office
8 19 (1.71%) Legal
9 18 (1.62%) Marketing
10 12 (1.08%) Advertising
11 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.54%) Publishing
14 5 (0.45%) Local Government
15 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.27%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
16 2 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 170 (15.29%) Administrator
2 127 (11.42%) Developer
3 121 (10.88%) Architect
4 113 (10.16%) UNIX Administrator
5 96 (8.63%) Systems Administrator
6 94 (8.45%) Analyst
7 82 (7.37%) DBA
8 81 (7.28%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 66 (5.94%) UNIX Engineer
10 63 (5.67%) Consultant
11 58 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (4.68%) Oracle DBA
13 49 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
14 35 (3.15%) C++ Developer
15 34 (3.06%) Support Analyst
16 32 (2.88%) Support Engineer
17 29 (2.61%) Java Developer
18 25 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (2.16%) Project Manager
19 24 (2.16%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (11.60%) Middleware
2 84 (7.55%) J2EE
3 58 (5.22%) XML
4 44 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
4 44 (3.96%) Web Services
5 41 (3.69%) HTML
6 36 (3.24%) SOAP
7 31 (2.79%) CSS
8 25 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
9 23 (2.07%) XSLT
10 22 (1.98%) XHTML
10 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 21 (1.89%) Ajax
12 17 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
12 17 (1.53%) HTML5
13 15 (1.35%) .NET
14 14 (1.26%) J2SE
14 14 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (1.17%) Spring
15 13 (1.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.71%) Clustering
2 92 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.05%) Replication
4 44 (3.96%) Open Source
5 36 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
6 29 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 29 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 28 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.07%) CLARiiON
9 22 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.44%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.35%) HACMP
11 15 (1.35%) IVR
11 15 (1.35%) Wiki
11 15 (1.35%) Symmetrix DMX
12 14 (1.26%) Symmetrix
13 13 (1.17%) PKI
14 12 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 725 (65.20%) Linux
2 724 (65.11%) UNIX
3 399 (35.88%) Windows
4 268 (24.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 227 (20.41%) AIX
6 105 (9.44%) HPUX
7 54 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (4.14%) SUSE
10 37 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
11 31 (2.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 27 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (1.44%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.26%) CentOS
15 13 (1.17%) Windows 7
16 12 (1.08%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.08%) VMS
17 11 (0.99%) zOS
18 10 (0.90%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (13.22%) Migration
2 142 (12.77%) ITIL
3 85 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
4 73 (6.56%) Configuration Management
5 70 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (4.59%) Service Management
7 49 (4.41%) Multithreading
8 47 (4.23%) Load Balancing
9 44 (3.96%) OO
10 42 (3.78%) Change Management
10 42 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 42 (3.78%) Change Control
11 38 (3.42%) Project Management
12 37 (3.33%) E-Commerce
12 37 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (3.15%) Validation
14 34 (3.06%) SOA
15 29 (2.61%) Service Delivery
16 28 (2.52%) Scrum
17 26 (2.34%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 263 (23.65%) SQL
2 192 (17.27%) Perl
3 185 (16.64%) Java
4 182 (16.37%) Shell Script
5 59 (5.31%) C++
6 52 (4.68%) Python
6 52 (4.68%) Bash Shell
7 49 (4.41%) Korn
8 41 (3.69%) C
9 38 (3.42%) JavaScript
10 37 (3.33%) PHP
11 33 (2.97%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.07%) Ruby
13 22 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.71%) VB
15 12 (1.08%) C#
16 9 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.81%) Tcl
16 9 (0.81%) VBA
17 5 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 162 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 125 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.14%) Degree
4 36 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.98%) CCNA
5 22 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.80%) CISSP
7 15 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.90%) CCNP
10 9 (0.81%) RHCE
10 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.81%) CISM
11 8 (0.72%) CEH
12 7 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 7 (0.63%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.45%) MCSE
13 5 (0.45%) GCIA
13 5 (0.45%) GCIH
13 5 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.96%) SLA
2 11 (0.99%) QA
3 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 161 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (8.72%) Active Directory
3 75 (6.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 55 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
5 43 (3.87%) NFS
6 40 (3.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 38 (3.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 31 (2.79%) VMware ESX
9 25 (2.25%) Hyper-V
10 19 (1.71%) Veritas File System
11 17 (1.53%) SRDF
12 16 (1.44%) Samba
12 16 (1.44%) Squid
12 16 (1.44%) KVM
13 13 (1.17%) Xen
13 13 (1.17%) vSphere
14 12 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 11 (0.99%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.81%) XenApp
17 8 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 65 (5.85%) NetBackup
2 63 (5.67%) Tivoli
3 56 (5.04%) Puppet
4 37 (3.33%) Data Guard
5 32 (2.88%) Control-M
6 31 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 30 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 29 (2.61%) Netcool
9 22 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 16 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.17%) BMC PATROL
13 12 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 12 (1.08%) BladeLogic
14 11 (0.99%) SCOM
15 10 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (0.81%) OpenView
17 8 (0.72%) Legato
17 8 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
17 8 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 467 (42.00%) Oracle
2 307 (27.61%) Red Hat
3 219 (19.69%) VMware
4 179 (16.10%) IBM
5 177 (15.92%) Sun
6 167 (15.02%) Cisco
7 165 (14.84%) HP
8 156 (14.03%) EMC
9 148 (13.31%) Veritas
10 127 (11.42%) Microsoft
11 78 (7.01%) NetApp
12 67 (6.03%) Citrix
13 64 (5.76%) Sybase
14 60 (5.40%) CheckPoint
15 49 (4.41%) Symantec
16 44 (3.96%) Juniper
17 43 (3.87%) F5
18 36 (3.24%) BMC
19 30 (2.70%) Blue Coat
20 24 (2.16%) TIBCO
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