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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 187 149 151
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 565 680 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.39% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 6.22% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 430 357
Average daily rate
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£403 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £33.70 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £38.81 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £31.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -8.85%

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
11290 10933 10103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.38% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 5975 5343
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 986 1112
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -50 502 £413 - 106
London -56 235 £425 - 44
South East -27 86 £375 -6.25% 24
City of London +5 68 £425 -9.33% 16
East of England -12 51 £433 +1.76% 5
Scotland 0 41 £347 -7.33% 5
South West -3 36 £425 +50.44% 10
West Midlands +17 35 £425 +1.19% 5
Hampshire -17 30 £375 - 8
North West +8 28 £413 +13.01% 7
Essex +13 26 £403 -5.29%
Berkshire -24 22 £375 -6.25% 9
Surrey +1 18 £450 +12.50% 7
Devon +7 17 £444 +153.57%
Hertfordshire +2 17 £488 +39.28% 4
Yorkshire -21 17 £425 +41.66% 7
Manchester +6 16 £450 +28.57% 4
Edinburgh -2 16 £450 +12.50% 2
Belfast +7 14 £325 +30.00% 1
County Antrim +6 14 £325 +30.00% 1
Northern Ireland +6 14 £325 +30.00% 1
West Yorkshire -11 13 £375 +25.00% 3
Leeds -15 13 £375 +25.00% 3
Reading +8 12 £420 -6.66% 4
Wiltshire -2 12 £363 +13.28% 4
Glasgow -8 10 £325 - 2
North East -19 9 £275 +20.87%
Havant +3 8 £375 -
Slough +1 8 £300 +4.34% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 8 £275 +17.64%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 712 (64.96%) Linux
2 710 (64.78%) UNIX
3 445 (40.60%) Oracle
4 391 (35.68%) Windows
5 334 (30.47%) Red Hat
6 287 (26.19%) Finance
7 285 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 259 (23.63%) SAN
9 225 (20.53%) AIX
9 225 (20.53%) SQL
10 221 (20.16%) VMware
11 190 (17.34%) Banking
12 189 (17.24%) Java
12 189 (17.24%) Perl
13 179 (16.33%) Shell Script
14 172 (15.69%) IBM
14 172 (15.69%) Security Cleared
15 163 (14.87%) HP
16 161 (14.69%) EMC
17 159 (14.51%) Cisco
17 159 (14.51%) Veritas
18 158 (14.42%) Oracle Database
19 152 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 152 (13.87%) Sun
20 147 (13.41%) ITIL
21 143 (13.05%) Firewall
21 143 (13.05%) Migration
22 135 (12.32%) DNS
23 130 (11.86%) SC Cleared
24 129 (11.77%) Microsoft

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 126 (11.50%) WebLogic
2 119 (10.86%) Apache
3 103 (9.40%) WebSphere
4 101 (9.22%) Tomcat
5 56 (5.11%) SharePoint
6 42 (3.83%) IIS
7 36 (3.28%) JBoss
8 27 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (2.01%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 17 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
11 13 (1.19%) Confluence
12 12 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
12 12 (1.09%) GlassFish
12 12 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (1.00%) Oracle 9iAS
14 10 (0.91%) iPlanet
14 10 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
15 9 (0.82%) Lync
15 9 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.74%) MS Office
3 10 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.091%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 30 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.64%) RMDS
7 6 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.55%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 4 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
9 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.27%) Maximo
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.091%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.27%) GitHub
3 2 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.091%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 259 (23.63%) SAN
2 143 (13.05%) Firewall
3 135 (12.32%) DNS
4 101 (9.22%) NAS
5 99 (9.03%) TCP/IP
6 81 (7.39%) LDAP
7 57 (5.20%) LAN
8 55 (5.02%) WAN
9 39 (3.56%) DHCP
10 34 (3.10%) SSL
11 33 (3.01%) HTTP
11 33 (3.01%) IPsec
12 32 (2.92%) FTP
12 32 (2.92%) Internet
12 32 (2.92%) Fibre Channel
13 24 (2.19%) VPN
13 24 (2.19%) SSH
14 21 (1.92%) Cisco PIX
15 18 (1.64%) Multicast
16 17 (1.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (14.42%) Oracle Database
2 79 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 52 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 42 (3.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 35 (3.19%) MySQL
7 26 (2.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 25 (2.28%) RDBMS
9 24 (2.19%) DB2
10 23 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (1.37%) Sybase ASE
12 15 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.73%) Base SAS
14 8 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 35 (3.19%) Eclipse
2 28 (2.55%) Maven
3 27 (2.46%) Subversion
4 25 (2.28%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.82%) Ant
6 17 (1.55%) JIRA
7 16 (1.46%) SoapUI
8 15 (1.37%) Hudson
9 14 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.09%) JUnit
11 10 (0.91%) Git (software)
12 8 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.55%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.55%) Toad
13 6 (0.55%) Selenium
13 6 (0.55%) GCC
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.36%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.27%) Gradle
15 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 287 (26.19%) Finance
2 190 (17.34%) Banking
3 84 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 57 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.01%) Front Office
6 20 (1.82%) Marketing
7 16 (1.46%) Legal
7 16 (1.46%) Retail
8 15 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.73%) Publishing
10 7 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.64%) Advertising
11 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.46%) Local Government
12 2 (0.18%) Law
12 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.091%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.091%) German Language
Job Titles
1 190 (17.34%) Administrator
2 115 (10.49%) UNIX Administrator
3 112 (10.22%) Developer
4 111 (10.13%) Systems Administrator
5 109 (9.95%) Architect
6 95 (8.67%) Analyst
7 83 (7.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 76 (6.93%) DBA
9 66 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 56 (5.11%) UNIX Engineer
11 55 (5.02%) Consultant
12 54 (4.93%) Oracle DBA
13 48 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
14 32 (2.92%) Support Analyst
15 30 (2.74%) Support Engineer
15 30 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
16 27 (2.46%) Java Developer
17 26 (2.37%) C++ Developer
18 25 (2.28%) Systems Engineer
18 25 (2.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (10.22%) Middleware
2 77 (7.03%) J2EE
3 48 (4.38%) Web Services
4 47 (4.29%) XML
5 46 (4.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 36 (3.28%) SOAP
7 35 (3.19%) HTML
8 29 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (2.37%) CSS
10 24 (2.19%) .NET
11 22 (2.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 20 (1.82%) XHTML
13 18 (1.64%) Ajax
14 17 (1.55%) HTML5
15 16 (1.46%) XSLT
16 15 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (1.28%) STL
18 13 (1.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 13 (1.19%) JAX-RS
18 13 (1.19%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.67%) Clustering
2 82 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.47%) Open Source
4 33 (3.01%) Replication
5 28 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 23 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 23 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 21 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.46%) CLARiiON
9 16 (1.46%) IVR
9 16 (1.46%) Mainframe
10 15 (1.37%) HACMP
11 14 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.28%) Symmetrix DMX
12 13 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.19%) Wiki
13 11 (1.00%) PKI
13 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 712 (64.96%) Linux
2 710 (64.78%) UNIX
3 391 (35.68%) Windows
4 285 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 225 (20.53%) AIX
6 97 (8.85%) HPUX
7 62 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.38%) SUSE
9 33 (3.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 30 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.28%) CentOS
13 13 (1.19%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.09%) zOS
14 12 (1.09%) VMS
14 12 (1.09%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.00%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.91%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (13.41%) ITIL
2 143 (13.05%) Migration
3 80 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
4 77 (7.03%) Configuration Management
5 69 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (4.65%) Service Management
7 45 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 43 (3.92%) Change Control
9 41 (3.74%) Change Management
10 39 (3.56%) Project Management
11 38 (3.47%) Validation
11 38 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 34 (3.10%) Multithreading
13 30 (2.74%) OO
14 29 (2.65%) E-Commerce
15 27 (2.46%) Software Distribution
15 27 (2.46%) Service Delivery
16 26 (2.37%) Load Balancing
17 24 (2.19%) SOA
17 24 (2.19%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 225 (20.53%) SQL
2 189 (17.24%) Java
2 189 (17.24%) Perl
3 179 (16.33%) Shell Script
4 59 (5.38%) C++
5 53 (4.84%) Python
6 46 (4.20%) Korn
6 46 (4.20%) Bash Shell
7 44 (4.01%) PHP
8 43 (3.92%) C
9 34 (3.10%) JavaScript
10 27 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.92%) Ruby
13 17 (1.55%) VB
14 16 (1.46%) C#
15 10 (0.91%) COBOL
16 9 (0.82%) VBA
17 7 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 172 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 130 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.83%) Degree
4 30 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.92%) CCNA
5 21 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (1.64%) CISSP
7 17 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.73%) RHCE
11 7 (0.64%) CEH
12 6 (0.55%) GCIA
12 6 (0.55%) GCIH
12 6 (0.55%) CISM
13 5 (0.46%) MCITP
13 5 (0.46%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.46%) MCSE
13 5 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.38%) SLA
2 10 (0.91%) QA
3 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.091%) COSO
6 1 (0.091%) COBIT
System Software
1 152 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 85 (7.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 47 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
5 44 (4.01%) NFS
6 38 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 37 (3.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 28 (2.55%) VMware ESX
9 26 (2.37%) Hyper-V
10 19 (1.73%) Veritas File System
11 18 (1.64%) KVM
11 18 (1.64%) Samba
12 16 (1.46%) SRDF
13 15 (1.37%) Squid
14 14 (1.28%) Xen
14 14 (1.28%) Sendmail
15 13 (1.19%) vSphere
16 8 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 7 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (6.30%) NetBackup
2 61 (5.57%) Tivoli
3 54 (4.93%) Puppet
4 36 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 31 (2.83%) Netcool
6 25 (2.28%) Data Guard
7 24 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 22 (2.01%) Control-M
9 20 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
10 17 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 16 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
13 12 (1.09%) SCOM
14 11 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 10 (0.91%) Nagios
15 10 (0.91%) CA SiteMinder
16 9 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 9 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
16 9 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 445 (40.60%) Oracle
2 334 (30.47%) Red Hat
3 221 (20.16%) VMware
4 172 (15.69%) IBM
5 163 (14.87%) HP
6 161 (14.69%) EMC
7 159 (14.51%) Cisco
7 159 (14.51%) Veritas
8 152 (13.87%) Sun
9 129 (11.77%) Microsoft
10 82 (7.48%) NetApp
11 67 (6.11%) Citrix
12 50 (4.56%) CheckPoint
13 49 (4.47%) Sybase
14 48 (4.38%) F5
15 46 (4.20%) Symantec
16 38 (3.47%) Juniper
17 37 (3.38%) BMC
18 26 (2.37%) McAfee
19 25 (2.28%) Blue Coat
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