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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 220 224 157
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -67
Contract jobs citing Solaris 619 521 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.92% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 4.10% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 294 476
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Average hourly rate £35.34 £57.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.54% +59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £21.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £150.00 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.67 £57.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-36.22% +55.40%

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
12673 12704 11897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 22.46% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7500 7239 6632
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 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 1084 1014
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -2 537 £425 - 73
London +12 252 £423 -5.47% 42
South East +16 131 £425 +13.33% 8
City of London +20 83 £400 -15.78% 14
Scotland +22 64 £375 +8.30% 6
Berkshire +26 54 £500 +33.33% 1
North East +2 38 £550 +57.14% 1
Edinburgh +10 37 £425 +9.67% 3
Hampshire +4 33 £400 -5.88% 2
Tyne and Wear +1 33 £550 +57.14% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 32 £550 +57.14% 1
North West -26 32 £465 +5.92% 7
Reading +11 25 £500 -
West Midlands +3 25 £413 +10.00% 1
East of England -8 24 £463 +8.82% 7
Surrey -6 23 £369 +6.88% 3
Glasgow +15 16 £353 -9.03%
Manchester -12 15 £476 -2.30% 1
South West -20 15 £300 +57.89% 3
Yorkshire -27 15 £400 -6.97% 3
Basingstoke +3 12 £425 +41.66%
Essex +1 12 £375 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £305 -
Wiltshire -1 10 £300 - 2
Cheshire -16 10 £400 -6.97% 2
Slough +5 9 £515 +37.33%
Newbury - 9 £563 -
Worcestershire - 9 £250 -
Milton Keynes +1 8 £305 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 1

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 829 (71.47%) Linux
2 692 (59.66%) UNIX
3 505 (43.53%) Windows
4 496 (42.76%) Oracle
5 343 (29.57%) Finance
6 298 (25.69%) SQL
7 291 (25.09%) AIX
8 250 (21.55%) Red Hat
9 248 (21.38%) Perl
10 222 (19.14%) SAN
11 209 (18.02%) IBM
12 201 (17.33%) Banking
12 201 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 198 (17.07%) Shell Script
14 196 (16.90%) WebSphere
15 193 (16.64%) Migration
16 186 (16.03%) Java
17 174 (15.00%) VMware
18 171 (14.74%) Veritas
19 159 (13.71%) Sun
19 159 (13.71%) ITIL
20 154 (13.28%) Oracle Database
21 144 (12.41%) Data Centre
22 143 (12.33%) Microsoft
23 141 (12.16%) Firewall
24 134 (11.55%) Security Cleared
25 129 (11.12%) Middleware
26 125 (10.78%) NAS
27 121 (10.43%) Cisco
28 120 (10.34%) HP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 196 (16.90%) WebSphere
2 93 (8.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 80 (6.90%) Apache
4 72 (6.21%) WebLogic
5 60 (5.17%) Tomcat
6 58 (5.00%) JBoss
7 37 (3.19%) CICS
8 27 (2.33%) IIS
9 22 (1.90%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.90%) WebSphere Process Server
9 22 (1.90%) WebSphere Portal
10 21 (1.81%) MQSeries
11 14 (1.21%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.21%) Jetty
11 14 (1.21%) Node.js
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.86%) GlassFish
13 10 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
14 9 (0.78%) iPlanet
Applications
1 56 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.67%) MS Office
3 30 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.64%) MS Project
5 12 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Maximo
2 9 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.69%) Tridion
3 8 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.43%) RMDS
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 2 (0.17%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.086%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.086%) Summit
8 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.52%) IaaS
3 6 (0.52%) SaaS
4 5 (0.43%) PaaS
4 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.34%) Office 365
6 1 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 222 (19.14%) SAN
2 141 (12.16%) Firewall
3 125 (10.78%) NAS
4 113 (9.74%) TCP/IP
5 97 (8.36%) DNS
6 92 (7.93%) SSL
7 72 (6.21%) LDAP
8 53 (4.57%) LAN
9 52 (4.48%) HTTP
10 50 (4.31%) WAN
11 44 (3.79%) Internet
12 38 (3.28%) VPN
13 37 (3.19%) SSH
14 31 (2.67%) SMTP
15 28 (2.41%) iSCSI
16 25 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
16 25 (2.16%) SNMP
17 24 (2.07%) FTP
17 24 (2.07%) VoIP
18 22 (1.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (13.28%) Oracle Database
2 96 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 82 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 81 (6.98%) DB2
5 59 (5.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 53 (4.57%) MySQL
7 47 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 46 (3.97%) RDBMS
9 31 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (2.07%) Oracle Exadata
10 24 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
11 14 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.03%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.69%) DataStage
15 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (4.05%) Ant
2 41 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.36%) Eclipse
4 38 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 37 (3.19%) Maven
6 35 (3.02%) Subversion
7 34 (2.93%) Introscope
8 27 (2.33%) JIRA
9 21 (1.81%) JUnit
9 21 (1.81%) SoapUI
10 16 (1.38%) Selenium
11 13 (1.12%) Hudson
11 13 (1.12%) ClearCase
12 12 (1.03%) Toad
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.95%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.78%) FishEye
16 8 (0.69%) Gradle
16 8 (0.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 343 (29.57%) Finance
2 201 (17.33%) Banking
3 81 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 53 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 25 (2.16%) Marketing
7 15 (1.29%) Retail
8 13 (1.12%) Legal
8 13 (1.12%) Front Office
9 12 (1.03%) Law
10 9 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.34%) Billing
12 4 (0.34%) Back Office
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.34%) International Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 220 (18.97%) Administrator
2 157 (13.53%) Developer
3 139 (11.98%) Systems Administrator
4 129 (11.12%) Architect
5 95 (8.19%) UNIX Administrator
6 84 (7.24%) DBA
7 83 (7.16%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 70 (6.03%) Analyst
9 68 (5.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 59 (5.09%) Consultant
11 56 (4.83%) Oracle DBA
12 48 (4.14%) Java Developer
13 45 (3.88%) Project Manager
14 42 (3.62%) UNIX Engineer
15 35 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
16 31 (2.67%) Designer
17 30 (2.59%) Linux Administrator
18 29 (2.50%) Solaris Administrator
18 29 (2.50%) C++ Developer
19 28 (2.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (11.12%) Middleware
2 92 (7.93%) XML
3 76 (6.55%) HTML
4 75 (6.47%) Web Services
5 69 (5.95%) J2EE
6 54 (4.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 53 (4.57%) CSS
8 43 (3.71%) SOAP
9 37 (3.19%) JSP
10 35 (3.02%) Ajax
11 34 (2.93%) XHTML
12 33 (2.84%) Struts
13 32 (2.76%) JMS
14 31 (2.67%) XSLT
15 30 (2.59%) TIBCO EMS
16 28 (2.41%) JDBC
17 25 (2.16%) STL
18 24 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 23 (1.98%) JSON
20 22 (1.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 109 (9.40%) Clustering
3 91 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.36%) Mainframe
6 38 (3.28%) Replication
7 36 (3.10%) DataPower
8 31 (2.67%) LPAR
9 30 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (2.50%) PKI
11 22 (1.90%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.90%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.38%) Web 2.0
13 14 (1.21%) Equities
13 14 (1.21%) CMDB
13 14 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
14 13 (1.12%) SWIFT
14 13 (1.12%) HACMP
15 11 (0.95%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 829 (71.47%) Linux
2 692 (59.66%) UNIX
3 505 (43.53%) Windows
4 291 (25.09%) AIX
5 201 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (6.98%) HPUX
7 77 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (4.91%) zOS
10 50 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (3.28%) SUSE
12 32 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
13 18 (1.55%) CentOS
14 17 (1.47%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
15 12 (1.03%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.52%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (16.64%) Migration
2 159 (13.71%) ITIL
3 111 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (7.16%) Project Management
5 70 (6.03%) Configuration Management
6 69 (5.95%) Change Management
7 65 (5.60%) OO
7 65 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
8 54 (4.66%) Service Management
9 52 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (3.53%) Problem Management
12 40 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (3.19%) Service Delivery
14 36 (3.10%) Load Balancing
15 35 (3.02%) SDLC
16 34 (2.93%) Open Source
17 33 (2.84%) Change Control
18 32 (2.76%) Risk Management
18 32 (2.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 298 (25.69%) SQL
2 248 (21.38%) Perl
3 198 (17.07%) Shell Script
4 186 (16.03%) Java
5 78 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 78 (6.72%) Bash Shell
6 75 (6.47%) C++
7 70 (6.03%) Python
8 66 (5.69%) Korn
9 61 (5.26%) C
10 45 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 41 (3.53%) PowerShell
12 30 (2.59%) Jython
13 27 (2.33%) VB
14 26 (2.24%) Ruby
15 24 (2.07%) PHP
16 15 (1.29%) C-shell
17 12 (1.03%) Bourne shell
17 12 (1.03%) VBScript
18 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.38%) Degree
4 53 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.07%) CCNA
6 17 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.38%) ISEB
7 16 (1.38%) RHCE
7 16 (1.38%) IBM Certification
8 15 (1.29%) CISSP
9 14 (1.21%) CCNP
9 14 (1.21%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.86%) MCSE
13 9 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.69%) PMP
14 8 (0.69%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.60%) GCIA
15 7 (0.60%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.50%) QA
2 28 (2.41%) SLA
3 9 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.34%) COBIT
6 4 (0.34%) COSO
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 117 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (6.81%) Active Directory
3 73 (6.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 61 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 53 (4.57%) NFS
6 49 (4.22%) Oracle RAC
7 36 (3.10%) Hyper-V
8 32 (2.76%) VMware ESX
9 28 (2.41%) KVM
10 26 (2.24%) vSphere
11 23 (1.98%) Veritas File System
12 22 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 19 (1.64%) Samba
14 17 (1.47%) Oracle Clusterware
15 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.12%) ProxySG
15 13 (1.12%) SRDF
16 12 (1.03%) PowerHA
17 11 (0.95%) Xen
18 8 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (6.81%) Puppet
2 77 (6.64%) NetBackup
3 55 (4.74%) Oracle ZFS
4 51 (4.40%) Tivoli
5 36 (3.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 34 (2.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 33 (2.84%) BladeLogic
7 33 (2.84%) CA Wily
8 29 (2.50%) Data Guard
9 25 (2.16%) SCOM
10 21 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (1.55%) Control-M
12 18 (1.55%) Nagios
12 18 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
13 17 (1.47%) SnapVault
13 17 (1.47%) Netcool
14 14 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 496 (42.76%) Oracle
2 250 (21.55%) Red Hat
3 209 (18.02%) IBM
4 174 (15.00%) VMware
5 171 (14.74%) Veritas
6 159 (13.71%) Sun
7 143 (12.33%) Microsoft
8 121 (10.43%) Cisco
9 120 (10.34%) HP
10 116 (10.00%) EMC
11 82 (7.07%) CA
12 74 (6.38%) NetApp
13 66 (5.69%) Symantec
14 56 (4.83%) Sybase
15 43 (3.71%) TIBCO
16 39 (3.36%) CheckPoint
17 36 (3.10%) Citrix
18 30 (2.59%) F5
19 27 (2.33%) Blue Coat
20 26 (2.24%) Juniper
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £387 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago