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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 222 202 154
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -48
Contract jobs citing Solaris 542 566 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.08% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 4.78% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 347 397
Average daily rate
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£400 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £624 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 19
Average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £26.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.34 £42.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%

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
11976 11833 10146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.48% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6932 6723 5446
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1049 986
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -18 485 £410 -3.52% 103
London -36 214 £438 -2.77% 44
South East +31 133 £438 +16.66% 20
City of London -11 65 £425 -1.16% 15
Hampshire +26 48 £422 +12.50% 5
Scotland -7 40 £388 -6.06% 3
West Midlands 0 33 £340 +0.29% 7
East of England -3 32 £400 +25.78% 8
North West -3 29 £400 -18.36% 6
Surrey +9 25 £375 -14.77% 9
Berkshire -16 21 £425 +38.43% 3
Glasgow +3 20 £330 -20.00% 2
Essex +13 19 £400 +25.78%
Birmingham +3 19 £325 +32.65% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 17 £293 - 2
Edinburgh +5 16 £450 +20.00% 1
South West -4 16 £381 +8.92% 10
Milton Keynes +13 13 £293 - 1
Yorkshire -21 13 £345 -10.96% 3
Reading +14 12 £463 +13.84% 3
East Midlands -2 12 £333 -11.33% 2
Camberley 0 10 £375 -12.79% 1
Manchester -3 10 £375 -9.09% 2
Hertfordshire -8 10 £350 -26.31% 1
West Yorkshire -9 10 £329 -28.91% 2
Wiltshire - 10 £450 - 5
Basingstoke +11 9 - -
Hook -3 8 £398 +11.29%
Lancashire +11 7 £427 - 3
Warwickshire +6 7 £450 -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 777 (69.69%) Linux
2 698 (62.60%) UNIX
3 472 (42.33%) Windows
4 459 (41.17%) Oracle
5 304 (27.26%) Finance
6 295 (26.46%) Red Hat
7 259 (23.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 247 (22.15%) AIX
9 236 (21.17%) Perl
10 228 (20.45%) SAN
11 219 (19.64%) Java
12 212 (19.01%) SQL
13 181 (16.23%) Shell Script
14 176 (15.78%) Migration
15 171 (15.34%) VMware
15 171 (15.34%) ITIL
16 169 (15.16%) IBM
16 169 (15.16%) Security Cleared
17 163 (14.62%) Banking
17 163 (14.62%) Oracle Database
18 151 (13.54%) WebSphere
19 150 (13.45%) Sun
19 150 (13.45%) Cisco
20 142 (12.74%) Firewall
21 134 (12.02%) Veritas
22 130 (11.66%) SC Cleared
23 127 (11.39%) HP
24 125 (11.21%) EMC
25 121 (10.85%) Microsoft
26 116 (10.40%) TCP/IP

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 151 (13.54%) WebSphere
2 104 (9.33%) WebLogic
3 93 (8.34%) Apache
4 71 (6.37%) Tomcat
5 57 (5.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 50 (4.48%) IIS
7 35 (3.14%) JBoss
8 31 (2.78%) SharePoint
9 25 (2.24%) CICS
9 25 (2.24%) WebSphere Portal
10 17 (1.52%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
11 16 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
12 15 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
13 14 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
14 13 (1.17%) iPlanet
15 12 (1.08%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.99%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.90%) Lync
17 10 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 41 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.78%) MS Office
3 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 28 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
5 12 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.72%) RMDS
6 8 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.63%) Maximo
8 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 6 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.45%) Tridion
9 5 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.45%) PaaS
3 4 (0.36%) Office 365
4 3 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.090%) SaaS
6 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 228 (20.45%) SAN
2 142 (12.74%) Firewall
3 116 (10.40%) TCP/IP
4 110 (9.87%) DNS
5 100 (8.97%) LDAP
6 99 (8.88%) NAS
7 59 (5.29%) WAN
8 55 (4.93%) SSL
9 52 (4.66%) LAN
10 45 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
11 43 (3.86%) Internet
12 35 (3.14%) VPN
13 29 (2.60%) iSCSI
13 29 (2.60%) DMZ
14 28 (2.51%) BGP
15 26 (2.33%) SSH
15 26 (2.33%) HTTP
15 26 (2.33%) OSPF
16 25 (2.24%) IPsec
17 22 (1.97%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (14.62%) Oracle Database
2 107 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 88 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 71 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 38 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 38 (3.41%) DB2
6 35 (3.14%) MySQL
6 35 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 27 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
7 27 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 18 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
9 17 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
11 13 (1.17%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.81%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
14 8 (0.72%) DataStage
15 7 (0.63%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 49 (4.39%) Eclipse
2 43 (3.86%) Maven
3 40 (3.59%) Ant
4 32 (2.87%) Subversion
5 27 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 27 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 26 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 25 (2.24%) Introscope
7 25 (2.24%) JUnit
8 21 (1.88%) JIRA
9 20 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.26%) Selenium
11 13 (1.17%) Hudson
12 11 (0.99%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.81%) Toad
15 8 (0.72%) ClearCase
16 5 (0.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 5 (0.45%) Log4j
16 5 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 304 (27.26%) Finance
2 163 (14.62%) Banking
3 70 (6.28%) Investment Banking
4 41 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.96%) Marketing
6 23 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.70%) Front Office
8 17 (1.52%) Retail
9 11 (0.99%) Legal
10 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.54%) Publishing
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
12 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.45%) International Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
14 3 (0.27%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (17.76%) Administrator
2 135 (12.11%) Developer
3 115 (10.31%) Systems Administrator
4 109 (9.78%) Architect
5 88 (7.89%) Analyst
6 85 (7.62%) UNIX Administrator
7 66 (5.92%) DBA
7 66 (5.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 55 (4.93%) Oracle DBA
9 49 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 48 (4.30%) Consultant
11 47 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
12 44 (3.95%) UNIX Engineer
13 41 (3.68%) Java Developer
13 41 (3.68%) Technical Architect
14 35 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
15 34 (3.05%) Linux Administrator
16 32 (2.87%) Project Manager
17 27 (2.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 26 (2.33%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.15%) Middleware
2 83 (7.44%) Web Services
3 77 (6.91%) J2EE
4 68 (6.10%) XML
5 56 (5.02%) HTML
6 43 (3.86%) .NET
6 43 (3.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 39 (3.50%) SOAP
7 39 (3.50%) CSS
8 35 (3.14%) Ajax
9 32 (2.87%) XHTML
10 26 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
11 25 (2.24%) HTML5
12 24 (2.15%) TopLink
12 24 (2.15%) EclipseLink
13 23 (2.06%) JAX-RS
14 22 (1.97%) JAX-WS
15 20 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
16 18 (1.61%) XSLT
16 18 (1.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.51%) Clustering
2 97 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.32%) Open Source
5 31 (2.78%) PKI
5 31 (2.78%) Replication
6 27 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 19 (1.70%) HACMP
8 19 (1.70%) LPAR
8 19 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.90%) CMDB
11 9 (0.81%) VSAM
11 9 (0.81%) Celerra
11 9 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.72%) Web 2.0
13 7 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 777 (69.69%) Linux
2 698 (62.60%) UNIX
3 472 (42.33%) Windows
4 259 (23.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 247 (22.15%) AIX
6 85 (7.62%) HPUX
7 78 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (3.41%) SUSE
10 33 (2.96%) zOS
11 26 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
13 20 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.17%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.99%) CentOS
16 8 (0.72%) NetWare
17 5 (0.45%) Debian
17 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (15.78%) Migration
2 171 (15.34%) ITIL
3 75 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
4 74 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 61 (5.47%) OO
6 61 (5.47%) Change Management
7 55 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (4.84%) Project Management
9 51 (4.57%) Service Management
10 45 (4.04%) Load Balancing
11 37 (3.32%) Validation
12 33 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (2.78%) Content Management
13 31 (2.78%) Change Control
14 27 (2.42%) TDD
15 26 (2.33%) DevOps
15 26 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (2.33%) Service Delivery
16 25 (2.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 236 (21.17%) Perl
2 219 (19.64%) Java
3 212 (19.01%) SQL
4 181 (16.23%) Shell Script
5 80 (7.17%) Python
6 73 (6.55%) C++
7 66 (5.92%) Bash Shell
8 64 (5.74%) Korn
9 60 (5.38%) C
9 60 (5.38%) JavaScript
10 34 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.96%) PHP
11 33 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.97%) Ruby
13 20 (1.79%) VB
14 18 (1.61%) C#
15 17 (1.52%) Jython
16 12 (1.08%) C-shell
17 10 (0.90%) COBOL
17 10 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 130 (11.66%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.64%) Degree
4 35 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.70%) CCNA
7 18 (1.61%) RHCE
8 16 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
9 15 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.08%) CCNP
11 11 (0.99%) CISSP
12 10 (0.90%) ISEB
12 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.81%) MCSE
13 9 (0.81%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.72%) SCSA
14 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.63%) PMP
15 7 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.15%) QA
2 12 (1.08%) SLA
3 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.36%) COSO
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
System Software
1 106 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 96 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (6.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 44 (3.95%) NFS
5 33 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
6 31 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 29 (2.60%) Samba
8 27 (2.42%) Hyper-V
9 26 (2.33%) KVM
10 25 (2.24%) VMware ESX
11 14 (1.26%) SRDF
11 14 (1.26%) GPFS
12 13 (1.17%) XenApp
13 12 (1.08%) Sendmail
14 11 (0.99%) Xen
14 11 (0.99%) vSphere
15 10 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
15 10 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 10 (0.90%) Veritas File System
15 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 71 (6.37%) NetBackup
2 68 (6.10%) Puppet
3 58 (5.20%) Tivoli
4 30 (2.69%) Oracle RMAN
5 26 (2.33%) CA Wily
6 25 (2.24%) Netcool
7 24 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (2.15%) CA Single Sign-On
8 23 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (1.88%) Red Hat Satellite
10 19 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (1.61%) BladeLogic
11 18 (1.61%) Control-M
12 16 (1.43%) Nagios
13 13 (1.17%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.90%) SCOM
14 10 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 10 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 459 (41.17%) Oracle
2 295 (26.46%) Red Hat
3 171 (15.34%) VMware
4 169 (15.16%) IBM
5 150 (13.45%) Sun
5 150 (13.45%) Cisco
6 134 (12.02%) Veritas
7 127 (11.39%) HP
8 125 (11.21%) EMC
9 121 (10.85%) Microsoft
10 91 (8.16%) NetApp
11 63 (5.65%) CA
12 53 (4.75%) Citrix
13 52 (4.66%) F5
14 43 (3.86%) TIBCO
15 42 (3.77%) CheckPoint
16 39 (3.50%) Symantec
17 34 (3.05%) Sybase
18 26 (2.33%) Juniper
19 25 (2.24%) McAfee
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