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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 205 215 154
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -61
Contract jobs citing Solaris 596 537 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.01% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 4.37% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 310 440
Average daily rate
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£406 £395 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 17
Average hourly rate £24.42 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £24.95 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.93 £33.15 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%

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
11985 12279 11124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.86% 23.21% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7033 6971 6047
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1030 1025
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +3 516 £418 +4.61% 114
London -6 253 £438 +4.47% 41
South East +23 142 £450 +28.57% 18
City of London -12 74 £425 - 17
Scotland +18 54 £375 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +19 44 £475 +75.92% 5
Hampshire +17 43 £423 +11.43% 3
West Midlands +11 29 £400 +18.51% 7
Glasgow +14 26 £350 -15.15% 2
Surrey +5 26 £375 +13.63% 7
South West -10 25 £368 +110.00% 21
Reading +16 23 £450 +16.12% 1
Edinburgh +10 23 £450 +38.46% 3
East of England -11 23 £390 +19.08% 9
North West -19 18 £375 -21.25% 6
Wiltshire +17 14 £325 -7.14% 9
Buckinghamshire +11 14 - -
Basingstoke +10 14 £425 +41.66%
Camberley +1 11 £400 -9.60%
East Midlands 0 11 £329 -0.75% 3
Hertfordshire 0 10 £338 - 2
Hook -3 10 £352 -1.67% 1
Essex -4 10 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -24 10 £413 -2.88% 8
Milton Keynes +13 9 - -
Newbury - 9 £400 - 1
Lancashire +10 8 £478 -
Swindon +5 7 £325 -7.14% 6
Epsom -3 7 - -
Warwickshire - 7 £413 - 1

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 797 (68.47%) Linux
2 707 (60.74%) UNIX
3 496 (42.61%) Windows
4 467 (40.12%) Oracle
5 336 (28.87%) Finance
6 285 (24.48%) Red Hat
7 270 (23.20%) AIX
8 249 (21.39%) SAN
9 242 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 238 (20.45%) Perl
11 232 (19.93%) SQL
12 214 (18.38%) Java
13 190 (16.32%) Migration
14 188 (16.15%) VMware
15 182 (15.64%) IBM
15 182 (15.64%) Shell Script
16 170 (14.60%) WebSphere
17 169 (14.52%) Banking
18 168 (14.43%) ITIL
19 160 (13.75%) Security Cleared
20 159 (13.66%) Sun
21 158 (13.57%) Cisco
21 158 (13.57%) Firewall
22 157 (13.49%) Veritas
23 155 (13.32%) Oracle Database
24 149 (12.80%) Data Centre
25 140 (12.03%) Microsoft
26 136 (11.68%) HP
27 129 (11.08%) Clustering
28 128 (11.00%) EMC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 170 (14.60%) WebSphere
2 87 (7.47%) WebLogic
3 82 (7.04%) Apache
4 65 (5.58%) Tomcat
5 64 (5.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 47 (4.04%) IIS
7 36 (3.09%) JBoss
8 30 (2.58%) CICS
9 27 (2.32%) SharePoint
10 24 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
11 22 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
12 15 (1.29%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.20%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
15 11 (0.95%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 11 (0.95%) Lync
16 10 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
17 9 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.77%) iPlanet
Applications
1 56 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.01%) MS Office
3 20 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.20%) MS Project
5 12 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.86%) Maximo
5 9 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.77%) RMDS
5 9 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.43%) Murex MxG2000
7 5 (0.43%) Tridion
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.52%) PaaS
3 4 (0.34%) Office 365
3 4 (0.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.17%) GitHub
5 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.086%) SaaS
5 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 249 (21.39%) SAN
2 158 (13.57%) Firewall
3 128 (11.00%) NAS
4 118 (10.14%) TCP/IP
5 108 (9.28%) DNS
6 99 (8.51%) LDAP
7 72 (6.19%) WAN
7 72 (6.19%) SSL
8 66 (5.67%) LAN
9 48 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
10 46 (3.95%) Internet
11 42 (3.61%) VPN
12 38 (3.26%) HTTP
13 36 (3.09%) iSCSI
14 32 (2.75%) BGP
15 29 (2.49%) SSH
15 29 (2.49%) OSPF
15 29 (2.49%) Wireless
16 27 (2.32%) SMTP
17 26 (2.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.32%) Oracle Database
2 121 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 78 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 62 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 60 (5.15%) DB2
6 41 (3.52%) MySQL
7 37 (3.18%) RDBMS
8 35 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
9 25 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
12 17 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
13 16 (1.37%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.77%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
16 7 (0.60%) HBase
17 6 (0.52%) Ingres
17 6 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 49 (4.21%) Eclipse
2 39 (3.35%) Ant
2 39 (3.35%) Maven
3 33 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.84%) Introscope
4 26 (2.23%) JUnit
4 26 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.15%) SoapUI
5 25 (2.15%) Subversion
6 23 (1.98%) JIRA
7 17 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (1.12%) Selenium
10 11 (0.95%) ClearCase
11 10 (0.86%) Hudson
12 8 (0.69%) ProC
13 7 (0.60%) LoadRunner
14 6 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.43%) Log4j
15 5 (0.43%) FishEye
General
1 336 (28.87%) Finance
2 169 (14.52%) Banking
3 69 (5.93%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.18%) Marketing
6 30 (2.58%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.63%) Retail
8 9 (0.77%) Law
8 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.69%) Legal
10 7 (0.60%) Front Office
11 5 (0.43%) International Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Billing
12 4 (0.34%) Back Office
12 4 (0.34%) Automotive
12 4 (0.34%) Publishing
13 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (18.64%) Administrator
2 136 (11.68%) Architect
2 136 (11.68%) Developer
3 133 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 86 (7.39%) UNIX Administrator
5 82 (7.04%) Analyst
6 71 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 71 (6.10%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 60 (5.15%) Consultant
8 55 (4.73%) DBA
9 43 (3.69%) Java Developer
9 43 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
9 43 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
10 42 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
11 41 (3.52%) UNIX Engineer
11 41 (3.52%) Technical Architect
12 36 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (3.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 33 (2.84%) Project Manager
15 31 (2.66%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.51%) Middleware
2 91 (7.82%) Web Services
3 69 (5.93%) J2EE
4 67 (5.76%) XML
5 62 (5.33%) HTML
6 47 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 42 (3.61%) .NET
7 42 (3.61%) CSS
8 40 (3.44%) SOAP
9 33 (2.84%) Ajax
10 30 (2.58%) XHTML
11 29 (2.49%) TIBCO EMS
12 28 (2.41%) JMS
13 26 (2.23%) JSP
14 24 (2.06%) TopLink
14 24 (2.06%) HTML5
14 24 (2.06%) EclipseLink
15 23 (1.98%) JAX-RS
16 22 (1.89%) JAX-WS
17 17 (1.46%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 129 (11.08%) Clustering
3 96 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.26%) Replication
6 30 (2.58%) PKI
7 26 (2.23%) LPAR
8 25 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 23 (1.98%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.89%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.46%) HACMP
12 15 (1.29%) DataPower
13 14 (1.20%) EMC VNX
14 13 (1.12%) CMDB
15 11 (0.95%) Equities
16 10 (0.86%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.77%) Fat Client
17 9 (0.77%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 797 (68.47%) Linux
2 707 (60.74%) UNIX
3 496 (42.61%) Windows
4 270 (23.20%) AIX
5 242 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 87 (7.47%) HPUX
7 76 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 76 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (3.35%) SUSE
9 35 (3.01%) zOS
10 33 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
13 15 (1.29%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.20%) CentOS
15 11 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.77%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.69%) NetWare
18 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (16.32%) Migration
2 168 (14.43%) ITIL
3 84 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
5 73 (6.27%) Configuration Management
6 65 (5.58%) Change Management
7 63 (5.41%) Project Management
8 58 (4.98%) OO
9 51 (4.38%) Service Management
9 51 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (3.18%) Load Balancing
11 34 (2.92%) Service Delivery
11 34 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (2.84%) Open Source
12 33 (2.84%) Change Control
12 33 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
13 32 (2.75%) Problem Management
13 32 (2.75%) SDLC
14 28 (2.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (20.45%) Perl
2 232 (19.93%) SQL
3 214 (18.38%) Java
4 182 (15.64%) Shell Script
5 86 (7.39%) Python
6 78 (6.70%) C++
7 72 (6.19%) C
8 71 (6.10%) Korn
8 71 (6.10%) Bash Shell
9 68 (5.84%) JavaScript
10 38 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 36 (3.09%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.32%) PHP
13 25 (2.15%) Jython
14 20 (1.72%) VB
14 20 (1.72%) Ruby
15 14 (1.20%) C#
16 12 (1.03%) C-shell
17 11 (0.95%) VBScript
18 7 (0.60%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 160 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 120 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.19%) Degree
4 51 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.32%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.15%) CCNA
7 21 (1.80%) RHCE
8 17 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.29%) CCNP
10 13 (1.12%) MCSE
11 12 (1.03%) ISEB
12 11 (0.95%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.95%) IBM Certification
12 11 (0.95%) CISSP
13 10 (0.86%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.77%) PMP
15 8 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.69%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.49%) QA
2 15 (1.29%) SLA
3 8 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.52%) COBIT
4 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.34%) COSO
5 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 112 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (9.36%) Active Directory
3 75 (6.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 55 (4.73%) NFS
5 49 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 35 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 33 (2.84%) Hyper-V
8 31 (2.66%) KVM
8 31 (2.66%) Samba
9 27 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
10 21 (1.80%) vSphere
11 20 (1.72%) Veritas File System
12 16 (1.37%) SRDF
12 16 (1.37%) XenApp
13 14 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 14 (1.20%) GPFS
14 13 (1.12%) Xen
14 13 (1.12%) ProxySG
15 12 (1.03%) Oracle Clusterware
16 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 72 (6.19%) Puppet
2 71 (6.10%) NetBackup
3 53 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 43 (3.69%) Oracle ZFS
5 34 (2.92%) CA Wily
6 29 (2.49%) BladeLogic
7 26 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 25 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (2.06%) Control-M
9 24 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
9 24 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
10 22 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
11 21 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (1.72%) Netcool
12 20 (1.72%) Nagios
12 20 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 19 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (1.20%) SnapVault
14 14 (1.20%) SnapMirror
15 11 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 467 (40.12%) Oracle
2 285 (24.48%) Red Hat
3 188 (16.15%) VMware
4 182 (15.64%) IBM
5 159 (13.66%) Sun
6 158 (13.57%) Cisco
7 157 (13.49%) Veritas
8 140 (12.03%) Microsoft
9 136 (11.68%) HP
10 128 (11.00%) EMC
11 92 (7.90%) NetApp
12 77 (6.62%) CA
13 54 (4.64%) Citrix
14 53 (4.55%) Symantec
15 48 (4.12%) CheckPoint
16 43 (3.69%) TIBCO
17 38 (3.26%) F5
18 33 (2.84%) Blue Coat
19 32 (2.75%) Juniper
19 32 (2.75%) Sybase
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Rate: contract rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago