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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 232 152 141
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 534 739 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.42% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 6.20% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 455 388
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £292 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 22
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.69 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.36% -25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £13.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £23.08 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+116.68% -29.00%

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
12748 11914 11736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.96% 22.92% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7449 6706 6064
Average daily rate £350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1011 1179
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 -73 489 £425 +4.29% 104
London -90 212 £450 +5.26% 48
South East -48 82 £381 - 22
City of London -31 69 £500 +15.94% 20
North West -8 40 £445 +22.62% 5
East of England +3 38 £463 +15.62% 5
Scotland -8 35 £350 -12.50% 9
West Midlands -2 34 £319 -6.59% 8
South West -12 31 £208 +18.57% 5
Hampshire -15 30 £425 +21.86% 7
Yorkshire -12 27 £363 +3.71% 4
Surrey -23 22 £375 -7.69% 4
Birmingham +9 19 £319 - 2
Leeds +7 19 £325 -8.77% 3
West Yorkshire +5 19 £325 -8.77% 3
Manchester -8 18 £475 +31.03% 3
Berkshire -10 18 £375 -8.53% 5
Cheshire +13 17 £430 +1.17% 1
Cambridgeshire - 16 £463 - 3
Cambridge - 16 £463 - 3
East Midlands 0 15 £425 +30.76% 6
Glasgow -8 11 £375 +3.44% 4
Hertfordshire -25 10 £500 +48.14% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 9 £430 +30.30% 4
Slough -4 9 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -6 9 £400 -
Nottingham +16 8 £430 +32.81% 4
Wiltshire -2 8 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire -18 6 £382 +27.16%
Swindon -4 5 £363 -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 729 (67.81%) Linux
2 620 (57.67%) UNIX
3 441 (41.02%) Oracle
4 373 (34.70%) Windows
5 297 (27.63%) SQL
5 297 (27.63%) Finance
6 258 (24.00%) Red Hat
7 211 (19.63%) Java
8 210 (19.53%) Banking
9 204 (18.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 203 (18.88%) AIX
11 195 (18.14%) SAN
12 190 (17.67%) Perl
13 181 (16.84%) Shell Script
14 175 (16.28%) VMware
15 167 (15.53%) Sun
16 163 (15.16%) IBM
17 146 (13.58%) HP
17 146 (13.58%) Oracle Database
18 139 (12.93%) ITIL
19 134 (12.47%) Microsoft
20 128 (11.91%) Veritas
21 124 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
22 120 (11.16%) Migration
23 118 (10.98%) Cisco
24 116 (10.79%) EMC
25 113 (10.51%) Security Cleared
26 109 (10.14%) DNS
26 109 (10.14%) Firewall
27 107 (9.95%) Clustering

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 95 (8.84%) WebLogic
2 91 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 90 (8.37%) WebSphere
4 89 (8.28%) Apache
5 34 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 27 (2.51%) IIS
7 25 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 24 (2.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 19 (1.77%) MQSeries
10 18 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (1.40%) GlassFish
12 13 (1.21%) CMS
13 12 (1.12%) Lync
14 10 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
15 9 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
16 8 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
16 8 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
17 5 (0.47%) ATG Dynamo
17 5 (0.47%) CICS
Applications
1 45 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.88%) MS Office
3 15 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.093%) CATIA
5 1 (0.093%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.14%) RMDS
2 9 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.56%) Maximo
4 5 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.37%) Tridion
6 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 2 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.093%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.093%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.093%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.37%) Joyent
4 3 (0.28%) GitHub
4 3 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.093%) Office 365
5 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 195 (18.14%) SAN
2 109 (10.14%) DNS
2 109 (10.14%) Firewall
3 89 (8.28%) TCP/IP
4 86 (8.00%) NAS
5 71 (6.60%) LDAP
6 53 (4.93%) DHCP
6 53 (4.93%) HTTP
7 45 (4.19%) LAN
8 41 (3.81%) WAN
9 39 (3.63%) Internet
10 35 (3.26%) FTP
11 27 (2.51%) SSH
12 26 (2.42%) SSL
13 24 (2.23%) VPN
14 23 (2.14%) Network Security
15 22 (2.05%) Cisco PIX
16 20 (1.86%) IPsec
16 20 (1.86%) Multicast
17 17 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (13.58%) Oracle Database
2 89 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 59 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 50 (4.65%) MySQL
6 48 (4.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 43 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 42 (3.91%) DB2
9 37 (3.44%) Oracle9i Database
10 34 (3.16%) Sybase ASE
11 18 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
13 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.93%) NoSQL
16 9 (0.84%) SQLPlus
16 9 (0.84%) Big Data
17 6 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (2.70%) Ant
2 27 (2.51%) Eclipse
2 27 (2.51%) Subversion
3 25 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 12 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.12%) Toad
6 11 (1.02%) Log4j
6 11 (1.02%) JUnit
6 11 (1.02%) Jasmine
6 11 (1.02%) RSpec
7 9 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 9 (0.84%) Selenium
8 8 (0.74%) GCC
8 8 (0.74%) JIRA
8 8 (0.74%) Maven
8 8 (0.74%) Calabash
9 6 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 297 (27.63%) Finance
2 210 (19.53%) Banking
3 82 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 50 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.16%) Retail
6 29 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 27 (2.51%) Front Office
8 22 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.58%) Legal
10 14 (1.30%) Marketing
10 14 (1.30%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) German Language
11 6 (0.56%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Publishing
12 5 (0.47%) Back Office
13 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
14 2 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (13.40%) Administrator
2 135 (12.56%) Developer
3 119 (11.07%) Architect
4 99 (9.21%) Analyst
5 91 (8.47%) DBA
6 84 (7.81%) UNIX Administrator
7 82 (7.63%) Consultant
8 75 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
9 59 (5.49%) UNIX Engineer
10 56 (5.21%) Oracle DBA
11 54 (5.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 46 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
13 43 (4.00%) Java Developer
14 39 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 37 (3.44%) Support Analyst
16 35 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
16 35 (3.26%) C++ Developer
17 24 (2.23%) Linux Engineer
17 24 (2.23%) Sybase DBA
18 22 (2.05%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (8.19%) Middleware
2 70 (6.51%) J2EE
3 64 (5.95%) HTML
4 63 (5.86%) XML
5 59 (5.49%) Web Services
6 50 (4.65%) CSS
7 32 (2.98%) SOAP
8 30 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 24 (2.23%) Ajax
9 24 (2.23%) XHTML
10 23 (2.14%) JSP
10 23 (2.14%) XSLT
11 22 (2.05%) jQuery
12 21 (1.95%) Spring
13 20 (1.86%) Ruby on Rails
13 20 (1.86%) Servlets
13 20 (1.86%) J2SE
13 20 (1.86%) JMS
14 19 (1.77%) .NET
15 17 (1.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.95%) Clustering
2 75 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.86%) Replication
4 37 (3.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 32 (2.98%) Open Source
6 28 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 26 (2.42%) Thin Client
8 25 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.05%) Mainframe
10 21 (1.95%) CLARiiON
11 19 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.58%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.49%) Web 2.0
14 13 (1.21%) SecurID
15 12 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.12%) Symmetrix
16 11 (1.02%) AS400
16 11 (1.02%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 729 (67.81%) Linux
2 620 (57.67%) UNIX
3 373 (34.70%) Windows
4 204 (18.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 203 (18.88%) AIX
6 89 (8.28%) HPUX
7 71 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (3.35%) Windows 7
10 33 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
11 28 (2.60%) SUSE
12 20 (1.86%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.86%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.86%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (1.30%) VMS
15 10 (0.93%) zOS
15 10 (0.93%) Debian
16 8 (0.74%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (12.93%) ITIL
2 120 (11.16%) Migration
3 101 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
5 63 (5.86%) E-Commerce
6 58 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (4.74%) Multithreading
8 50 (4.65%) Configuration Management
9 47 (4.37%) OO
9 47 (4.37%) Load Balancing
10 46 (4.28%) Change Management
11 45 (4.19%) SOA
12 39 (3.63%) TDD
13 36 (3.35%) Service Management
14 35 (3.26%) Incident Management
14 35 (3.26%) Scrum
15 33 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
15 33 (3.07%) Project Management
16 32 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
17 29 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 297 (27.63%) SQL
2 211 (19.63%) Java
3 190 (17.67%) Perl
4 181 (16.84%) Shell Script
5 62 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 61 (5.67%) Bash Shell
7 58 (5.40%) Korn
8 57 (5.30%) C++
8 57 (5.30%) Python
9 36 (3.35%) Ruby
10 31 (2.88%) C
11 30 (2.79%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 27 (2.51%) PHP
14 23 (2.14%) VB
15 11 (1.02%) XPath
15 11 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
16 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.84%) AWK
18 8 (0.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 113 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.84%) Degree
4 29 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.77%) CCNA
7 17 (1.58%) CISSP
7 17 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.21%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.84%) RHCE
11 9 (0.84%) JNCIA
12 8 (0.74%) MCITP
13 7 (0.65%) CISM
13 7 (0.65%) CCNP
14 6 (0.56%) CEH
14 6 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.12%) SLA
2 11 (1.02%) QA
3 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 124 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 66 (6.14%) Oracle RAC
4 54 (5.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 42 (3.91%) NFS
6 39 (3.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 27 (2.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 20 (1.86%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.77%) Veritas File System
10 18 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 12 (1.12%) RHEV
12 11 (1.02%) KVM
12 11 (1.02%) Xen
12 11 (1.02%) XenApp
12 11 (1.02%) SRDF
13 9 (0.84%) Samba
14 7 (0.65%) Snort
14 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.65%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (7.26%) Tivoli
2 67 (6.23%) NetBackup
3 58 (5.40%) Data Guard
4 46 (4.28%) Puppet
5 33 (3.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 31 (2.88%) Control-M
7 24 (2.23%) Netcool
8 20 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
10 17 (1.58%) BMC PATROL
10 17 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 16 (1.49%) OpenView
12 15 (1.40%) Legato
13 14 (1.30%) SCOM
14 11 (1.02%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.02%) Nagios
14 11 (1.02%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.84%) SCCM
15 9 (0.84%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 441 (41.02%) Oracle
2 258 (24.00%) Red Hat
3 175 (16.28%) VMware
4 167 (15.53%) Sun
5 163 (15.16%) IBM
6 146 (13.58%) HP
7 134 (12.47%) Microsoft
8 128 (11.91%) Veritas
9 118 (10.98%) Cisco
10 116 (10.79%) EMC
11 88 (8.19%) Sybase
12 76 (7.07%) Citrix
13 72 (6.70%) NetApp
14 41 (3.81%) CheckPoint
15 33 (3.07%) Symantec
16 30 (2.79%) Juniper
17 28 (2.60%) JBoss
17 28 (2.60%) CA
18 23 (2.14%) BMC
19 22 (2.05%) 29West
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