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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 194 153 176
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Contract jobs citing Solaris 576 684 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.34% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.96% 6.05% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 405 308
Average daily rate
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£411 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 11
Average hourly rate £37.63 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.90 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.95 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.69% +11.16%

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
11621 11312 9626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.13% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6689 6134 5074
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 1047 1012
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -48 510 £413 - 123
London -49 238 £425 -5.55% 53
South East -20 89 £381 -4.68% 23
City of London -3 67 £425 -10.52% 17
East of England +2 57 £403 -3.88% 8
North West +12 45 £475 +43.50% 10
Scotland -5 38 £350 -15.15% 2
Essex +23 36 £400 -5.88%
Hampshire +3 36 £375 - 8
South West -6 35 £388 +21.09% 14
Surrey -4 25 £425 +3.65% 7
Manchester -2 22 £475 +58.33% 4
Edinburgh +6 19 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands -2 19 £375 +3.44% 6
Wiltshire +11 18 £363 +10.68% 3
Berkshire -18 15 £415 +18.57% 5
Yorkshire -26 14 £288 -17.85% 5
Northern Ireland - 13 £325 -
County Antrim - 13 £325 -
Belfast - 13 £325 -
Devon +4 11 £438 +150.00%
Swindon - 10 £388 - 3
Reading +4 9 £469 +3.02% 3
Glasgow +2 9 £328 +0.76%
Hertfordshire -4 9 £500 +42.85% 4
Leeds -16 8 £313 +4.16% 4
West Yorkshire -24 8 £313 -19.25% 5
Lancashire - 8 £556 - 2
Birmingham -1 7 £360 +60.00% 3
Bedfordshire -1 7 £456 +78.92%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 716 (64.50%) Linux
2 707 (63.69%) UNIX
3 457 (41.17%) Oracle
4 421 (37.93%) Windows
5 307 (27.66%) Red Hat
6 283 (25.50%) Finance
7 270 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 247 (22.25%) SAN
9 229 (20.63%) VMware
10 226 (20.36%) AIX
11 213 (19.19%) SQL
12 210 (18.92%) Java
13 192 (17.30%) Shell Script
14 187 (16.85%) Perl
14 187 (16.85%) Security Cleared
15 181 (16.31%) Banking
16 177 (15.95%) Oracle Database
17 172 (15.50%) IBM
18 162 (14.59%) Cisco
19 160 (14.41%) EMC
20 159 (14.32%) Migration
21 153 (13.78%) HP
22 151 (13.60%) ITIL
22 151 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
23 147 (13.24%) Veritas
24 141 (12.70%) SC Cleared
25 140 (12.61%) Firewall
26 137 (12.34%) Sun
27 126 (11.35%) DNS
28 124 (11.17%) Clustering

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 122 (10.99%) Apache
2 121 (10.90%) WebLogic
3 116 (10.45%) WebSphere
4 90 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 54 (4.86%) IIS
5 54 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (2.52%) JBoss
8 19 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
9 18 (1.62%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.53%) SAS
11 16 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
11 16 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
12 13 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
12 13 (1.17%) Confluence
12 13 (1.17%) Lync
13 11 (0.99%) iPlanet
13 11 (0.99%) Oracle 9iAS
13 11 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 11 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 52 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.52%) MS Office
3 10 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.72%) RMDS
6 8 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.27%) Maximo
10 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.36%) PaaS
3 3 (0.27%) GitHub
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.090%) IaaS
5 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 247 (22.25%) SAN
2 140 (12.61%) Firewall
3 126 (11.35%) DNS
4 99 (8.92%) TCP/IP
5 96 (8.65%) NAS
6 88 (7.93%) LDAP
7 61 (5.50%) WAN
8 53 (4.77%) LAN
9 44 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
10 36 (3.24%) SSL
11 35 (3.15%) Internet
12 34 (3.06%) IPsec
13 32 (2.88%) HTTP
14 29 (2.61%) DHCP
15 26 (2.34%) FTP
15 26 (2.34%) VPN
15 26 (2.34%) iSCSI
16 25 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (2.16%) DMZ
18 23 (2.07%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (15.95%) Oracle Database
2 106 (9.55%) SQL Server
3 71 (6.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 67 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 41 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 33 (2.97%) MySQL
7 32 (2.88%) RDBMS
8 27 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 24 (2.16%) Oracle9i Database
10 22 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.71%) DB2
12 16 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
14 10 (0.90%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.81%) Ingres
15 9 (0.81%) DataStage
16 8 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.72%) Base SAS
16 8 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 28 (2.52%) Subversion
3 27 (2.43%) Maven
3 27 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.16%) SoapUI
4 24 (2.16%) Ant
5 17 (1.53%) JIRA
6 15 (1.35%) Hudson
7 14 (1.26%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.99%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.99%) JUnit
9 8 (0.72%) Toad
9 8 (0.72%) LoadRunner
9 8 (0.72%) Selenium
10 6 (0.54%) Introscope
10 6 (0.54%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.45%) GCC
12 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.18%) Gradle
General
1 283 (25.50%) Finance
2 181 (16.31%) Banking
3 78 (7.03%) Investment Banking
4 51 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.43%) Marketing
6 25 (2.25%) Front Office
7 15 (1.35%) Legal
8 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.90%) Retail
10 8 (0.72%) Publishing
11 7 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.54%) Local Government
13 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Law
16 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.090%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 188 (16.94%) Administrator
2 125 (11.26%) Architect
3 112 (10.09%) Developer
4 108 (9.73%) Systems Administrator
5 106 (9.55%) UNIX Administrator
6 91 (8.20%) Analyst
7 77 (6.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 72 (6.49%) DBA
9 63 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 55 (4.95%) Oracle DBA
11 49 (4.41%) Consultant
12 44 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
13 43 (3.87%) Technical Architect
14 39 (3.51%) UNIX Engineer
15 31 (2.79%) Java Developer
15 31 (2.79%) Support Engineer
16 30 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
17 28 (2.52%) Support Analyst
18 27 (2.43%) Linux Engineer
19 25 (2.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (9.91%) Middleware
2 73 (6.58%) J2EE
3 67 (6.04%) Web Services
4 53 (4.77%) XML
4 53 (4.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 41 (3.69%) SOAP
6 40 (3.60%) HTML
7 37 (3.33%) .NET
8 32 (2.88%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (2.61%) CSS
10 24 (2.16%) XHTML
10 24 (2.16%) HTML5
11 22 (1.98%) Ajax
11 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 19 (1.71%) TopLink
13 17 (1.53%) JAX-WS
13 17 (1.53%) JAX-RS
14 15 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (1.35%) XSLT
15 14 (1.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 124 (11.17%) Clustering
2 84 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.69%) Open Source
4 37 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.97%) Replication
6 28 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 20 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 18 (1.62%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.44%) IVR
10 15 (1.35%) PKI
10 15 (1.35%) HACMP
10 15 (1.35%) Celerra
11 14 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.17%) Wiki
12 13 (1.17%) Symmetrix DMX
13 12 (1.08%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.99%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 716 (64.50%) Linux
2 707 (63.69%) UNIX
3 421 (37.93%) Windows
4 270 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 226 (20.36%) AIX
6 97 (8.74%) HPUX
7 72 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (3.96%) SUSE
10 34 (3.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 28 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (1.17%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.17%) zOS
14 11 (0.99%) VMS
14 11 (0.99%) CentOS
14 11 (0.99%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.81%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.81%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.54%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (14.32%) Migration
2 151 (13.60%) ITIL
3 84 (7.57%) Configuration Management
4 80 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
5 74 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (5.14%) Service Management
7 52 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (4.41%) Change Control
9 48 (4.32%) Change Management
10 41 (3.69%) Project Management
11 38 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 37 (3.33%) Validation
13 31 (2.79%) OO
14 30 (2.70%) ETL
14 30 (2.70%) Load Balancing
15 29 (2.61%) Service Delivery
16 27 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (2.43%) Incident Management
17 26 (2.34%) Content Management
17 26 (2.34%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 213 (19.19%) SQL
2 210 (18.92%) Java
3 192 (17.30%) Shell Script
4 187 (16.85%) Perl
5 61 (5.50%) C++
6 51 (4.59%) Python
7 50 (4.50%) C
8 47 (4.23%) Korn
9 45 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 38 (3.42%) PHP
11 36 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 36 (3.24%) JavaScript
12 27 (2.43%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.71%) C#
14 17 (1.53%) VB
15 13 (1.17%) Ruby
16 11 (0.99%) COBOL
17 7 (0.63%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.54%) VBA
19 4 (0.36%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 187 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 141 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.23%) Degree
4 25 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
7 18 (1.62%) VCP4
8 15 (1.35%) CCNA
9 12 (1.08%) CISSP
9 12 (1.08%) RHCE
10 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.72%) MCSE
12 6 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.45%) ISEB
13 5 (0.45%) CCNP
13 5 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.45%) GCIA
13 5 (0.45%) GCIH
14 4 (0.36%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.52%) SLA
2 11 (0.99%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.27%) COBIT
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.090%) COSO
System Software
1 151 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 75 (6.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 42 (3.78%) NFS
5 41 (3.69%) Oracle RAC
6 38 (3.42%) VMware ESX
7 37 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 33 (2.97%) Hyper-V
9 26 (2.34%) Samba
10 25 (2.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (1.71%) KVM
12 16 (1.44%) Sendmail
12 16 (1.44%) SRDF
12 16 (1.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 15 (1.35%) Squid
13 15 (1.35%) Terminal Services
14 14 (1.26%) Xen
14 14 (1.26%) vSphere
15 12 (1.08%) Veritas File System
15 12 (1.08%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 61 (5.50%) NetBackup
2 59 (5.32%) Tivoli
3 53 (4.77%) Puppet
4 35 (3.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 30 (2.70%) Netcool
6 27 (2.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 25 (2.25%) Control-M
8 22 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
9 20 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.71%) Data Guard
11 17 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
12 16 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
13 14 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (1.17%) SCOM
15 12 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
15 12 (1.08%) MIMEsweeper
15 12 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
16 11 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 9 (0.81%) BladeLogic
17 9 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 457 (41.17%) Oracle
2 307 (27.66%) Red Hat
3 229 (20.63%) VMware
4 172 (15.50%) IBM
5 162 (14.59%) Cisco
6 160 (14.41%) EMC
7 153 (13.78%) HP
8 147 (13.24%) Veritas
9 137 (12.34%) Sun
10 123 (11.08%) Microsoft
11 92 (8.29%) NetApp
12 73 (6.58%) Citrix
13 49 (4.41%) F5
14 48 (4.32%) CheckPoint
15 42 (3.78%) Sybase
16 41 (3.69%) Symantec
17 37 (3.33%) Juniper
18 35 (3.15%) BMC
19 34 (3.06%) TIBCO
20 28 (2.52%) McAfee
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