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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 222 155 145
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 534 743 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.41% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.18% 6.18% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 476 395
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 £266 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £13.10 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £52.70 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -69 488 £425 +6.25% 104
London -82 220 £450 +5.88% 45
South East -39 85 £375 -5.06% 15
City of London -27 80 £488 +14.70% 18
North West +1 41 £450 +24.13% 5
East of England +7 38 £450 +12.50% 11
Scotland -9 33 £341 -14.68% 6
Hampshire -15 32 £413 +23.13% 5
South West -31 31 £190 -20.00% 6
West Midlands -3 30 £300 -11.11% 6
Surrey -20 25 £375 -9.09% 6
Berkshire -8 21 £375 -12.79% 2
Manchester -6 19 £475 +31.03% 3
Yorkshire -16 19 £400 +8.47% 10
Cheshire +21 17 £430 -4.44% 2
Birmingham +8 17 £250 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 16 £450 - 4
Cambridge - 15 £463 - 3
West Yorkshire +8 14 £425 +17.24% 8
Leeds +6 14 £425 +17.24% 7
East Midlands -1 14 £428 +17.12% 2
Slough +3 11 £375 -
North East -29 10 £350 +1.81% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 9 £430 +30.30% 2
Hertfordshire -21 9 £500 +48.14% 5
Nottingham +19 8 £430 +32.81% 2
Wiltshire -3 8 £325 +8.33%
Glasgow -7 8 £375 -4.76% 2
Edinburgh -13 8 £394 -1.56% 1
Basingstoke +4 5 - - 1

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 756 (67.99%) Linux
2 642 (57.73%) UNIX
3 484 (43.53%) Oracle
4 367 (33.00%) Windows
5 336 (30.22%) Finance
6 319 (28.69%) SQL
7 279 (25.09%) Red Hat
8 215 (19.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 214 (19.24%) Banking
10 213 (19.15%) Java
11 211 (18.97%) AIX
12 201 (18.08%) SAN
13 200 (17.99%) Perl
14 181 (16.28%) Shell Script
14 181 (16.28%) VMware
15 175 (15.74%) IBM
16 171 (15.38%) Sun
17 159 (14.30%) Oracle Database
18 147 (13.22%) HP
18 147 (13.22%) ITIL
19 137 (12.32%) Microsoft
20 129 (11.60%) Veritas
20 129 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 121 (10.88%) Migration
22 120 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
23 115 (10.34%) Security Cleared
24 114 (10.25%) Clustering
24 114 (10.25%) Firewall
24 114 (10.25%) Cisco
25 106 (9.53%) DNS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 102 (9.17%) WebLogic
1 102 (9.17%) WebSphere
2 90 (8.09%) Tomcat
3 83 (7.46%) Apache
4 29 (2.61%) IIS
4 29 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.61%) Oracle Coherence
5 24 (2.16%) MS Exchange
6 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (1.89%) MQSeries
8 18 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (1.35%) GlassFish
10 13 (1.17%) CMS
11 12 (1.08%) Lync
12 10 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
14 8 (0.72%) CICS
14 8 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 44 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.79%) MS Office
3 17 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.090%) CATIA
5 1 (0.090%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (2.34%) RMDS
2 12 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.72%) Maximo
4 7 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.54%) Tridion
6 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 2 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.090%) Global One
9 1 (0.090%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.090%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.72%) SaaS
3 4 (0.36%) Joyent
4 3 (0.27%) IaaS
4 3 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.090%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 201 (18.08%) SAN
2 114 (10.25%) Firewall
3 106 (9.53%) DNS
4 89 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 86 (7.73%) NAS
6 73 (6.56%) LDAP
7 52 (4.68%) HTTP
8 51 (4.59%) DHCP
8 51 (4.59%) LAN
9 44 (3.96%) WAN
10 43 (3.87%) Internet
11 33 (2.97%) FTP
12 29 (2.61%) VPN
13 25 (2.25%) SSH
13 25 (2.25%) Network Security
14 24 (2.16%) SSL
15 23 (2.07%) Cisco PIX
16 21 (1.89%) IPsec
17 20 (1.80%) Multicast
18 17 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (14.30%) Oracle Database
2 95 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 82 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 64 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 51 (4.59%) MySQL
6 50 (4.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 47 (4.23%) RDBMS
8 44 (3.96%) DB2
9 36 (3.24%) Oracle9i Database
10 35 (3.15%) Sybase ASE
11 29 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.90%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.81%) SQLPlus
17 9 (0.81%) Big Data
17 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (2.79%) Subversion
1 31 (2.79%) Ant
2 28 (2.52%) Eclipse
3 27 (2.43%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.16%) SoapUI
5 17 (1.53%) Selenium
6 15 (1.35%) Calabash
7 14 (1.26%) Toad
8 13 (1.17%) Log4j
8 13 (1.17%) JUnit
8 13 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.08%) Jasmine
9 12 (1.08%) RSpec
10 10 (0.90%) Maven
11 9 (0.81%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.81%) JIRA
12 7 (0.63%) GCC
13 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 6 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 336 (30.22%) Finance
2 214 (19.24%) Banking
3 82 (7.37%) Investment Banking
4 52 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.60%) Retail
6 32 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 29 (2.61%) Front Office
8 27 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.62%) Legal
10 16 (1.44%) Marketing
11 15 (1.35%) Advertising
12 6 (0.54%) German Language
12 6 (0.54%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.54%) Back Office
13 5 (0.45%) Electronics
14 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 147 (13.22%) Administrator
2 146 (13.13%) Developer
3 128 (11.51%) Architect
4 104 (9.35%) Analyst
5 95 (8.54%) DBA
6 82 (7.37%) Consultant
6 82 (7.37%) UNIX Administrator
7 78 (7.01%) Systems Administrator
8 67 (6.03%) UNIX Engineer
9 59 (5.31%) Oracle DBA
10 53 (4.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 47 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
12 45 (4.05%) Java Developer
13 37 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (3.33%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.88%) C++ Developer
16 28 (2.52%) Linux Administrator
17 27 (2.43%) Sybase DBA
18 24 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.36%) Middleware
2 73 (6.56%) J2EE
3 71 (6.38%) Web Services
4 70 (6.29%) HTML
5 60 (5.40%) XML
6 55 (4.95%) CSS
7 33 (2.97%) SOAP
8 28 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 25 (2.25%) XHTML
9 25 (2.25%) Ajax
9 25 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 25 (2.25%) jQuery
10 24 (2.16%) JSP
10 24 (2.16%) XSLT
11 23 (2.07%) Spring
12 22 (1.98%) J2SE
13 21 (1.89%) JMS
13 21 (1.89%) Servlets
14 20 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
15 19 (1.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.25%) Clustering
2 76 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.76%) Replication
4 39 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
5 34 (3.06%) Open Source
6 32 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 29 (2.61%) Fat Client
8 26 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.16%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.62%) Web 2.0
10 18 (1.62%) CLARiiON
11 17 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.17%) SecurID
13 12 (1.08%) DataPower
13 12 (1.08%) Symmetrix
14 11 (0.99%) AS400
14 11 (0.99%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 756 (67.99%) Linux
2 642 (57.73%) UNIX
3 367 (33.00%) Windows
4 215 (19.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 211 (18.97%) AIX
6 95 (8.54%) HPUX
7 73 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.15%) Oracle Linux
11 26 (2.34%) SUSE
12 25 (2.25%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.80%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.80%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.17%) VMS
14 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.99%) zOS
16 10 (0.90%) Debian
17 8 (0.72%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (13.22%) ITIL
2 121 (10.88%) Migration
3 120 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
5 71 (6.38%) E-Commerce
6 61 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 54 (4.86%) Load Balancing
9 51 (4.59%) SOA
10 50 (4.50%) Multithreading
10 50 (4.50%) OO
11 46 (4.14%) TDD
12 44 (3.96%) Change Management
13 41 (3.69%) Service Management
14 36 (3.24%) Project Management
15 35 (3.15%) Scrum
16 34 (3.06%) Incident Management
16 34 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
17 33 (2.97%) PRINCE2
18 32 (2.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 319 (28.69%) SQL
2 213 (19.15%) Java
3 200 (17.99%) Perl
4 181 (16.28%) Shell Script
5 69 (6.21%) JavaScript
6 68 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 62 (5.58%) Korn
8 57 (5.13%) Python
9 54 (4.86%) C++
10 43 (3.87%) Ruby
11 41 (3.69%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.70%) C
13 29 (2.61%) PowerShell
14 23 (2.07%) PHP
15 20 (1.80%) VB
16 13 (1.17%) XPath
17 12 (1.08%) Bourne shell
17 12 (1.08%) CoffeeScript
18 11 (0.99%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.90%) AWK
Qualifications
1 115 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.31%) Degree
4 27 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.71%) CISSP
8 18 (1.62%) CCNA
9 15 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (1.26%) Sun Certification
11 10 (0.90%) RHCE
12 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.81%) JNCIA
13 8 (0.72%) MCITP
13 8 (0.72%) PMP
13 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.63%) CISM
14 7 (0.63%) CCNP
15 6 (0.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.22%) SLA
2 11 (0.99%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 129 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 78 (7.01%) Oracle RAC
4 54 (4.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 42 (3.78%) NFS
6 40 (3.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 26 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 23 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 23 (2.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 19 (1.71%) Veritas File System
10 14 (1.26%) RHEV
11 13 (1.17%) KVM
12 12 (1.08%) Xen
13 11 (0.99%) XenApp
13 11 (0.99%) SRDF
14 9 (0.81%) Samba
15 7 (0.63%) GPFS
15 7 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.54%) Squid
16 6 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 87 (7.82%) Tivoli
2 71 (6.38%) NetBackup
3 64 (5.76%) Data Guard
4 51 (4.59%) Puppet
5 42 (3.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 34 (3.06%) Control-M
7 25 (2.25%) Netcool
8 20 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 20 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 16 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 14 (1.26%) Nagios
12 13 (1.17%) OpenView
12 13 (1.17%) Legato
13 11 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.99%) SCOM
14 10 (0.90%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.90%) Capistrano
15 9 (0.81%) HP SIM
15 9 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 484 (43.53%) Oracle
2 279 (25.09%) Red Hat
3 181 (16.28%) VMware
4 175 (15.74%) IBM
5 171 (15.38%) Sun
6 147 (13.22%) HP
7 137 (12.32%) Microsoft
8 129 (11.60%) Veritas
9 114 (10.25%) Cisco
10 104 (9.35%) EMC
11 94 (8.45%) Sybase
12 81 (7.28%) Citrix
13 76 (6.83%) NetApp
14 41 (3.69%) CheckPoint
15 32 (2.88%) Juniper
16 30 (2.70%) CA
16 30 (2.70%) Symantec
17 27 (2.43%) 29West
18 25 (2.25%) JBoss
19 22 (1.98%) BMC
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 9 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £330.00 - £358.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £20 per hour
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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