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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 223 164 178
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 533 703 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.25% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.31% 5.72% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 427 354
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £274 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 19
Average hourly rate £32.75 £26.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.96% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £16.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.52 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +16.66%

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
12363 12295 10193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.81% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7025 6816 5445
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 1072 1002
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -4.94%
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 £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -53 480 £400 -5.88% 92
London -66 200 £413 -8.33% 41
South East +3 121 £425 +9.67% 22
City of London +1 68 £410 -15.80% 13
Hampshire +19 48 £375 - 6
North West +10 48 £475 +46.15% 5
East of England +15 46 £400 -5.88% 6
Scotland -17 38 £388 -6.06% 3
Surrey +2 31 £416 -7.50% 7
Essex +21 29 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -17 23 £339 -0.51% 3
Manchester -1 19 £413 +26.92% 1
Edinburgh +5 17 £450 +5.88%
Birmingham -1 15 £320 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -30 15 £325 -18.75% 6
South West -21 14 £400 +17.64% 8
Lancashire +10 13 £538 -
Glasgow -6 13 £340 -17.57%
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £293 -
Berkshire -14 12 £500 +56.49% 5
Wiltshire +15 10 £400 +19.40% 3
Basingstoke +9 10 £550 -
Milton Keynes +1 10 £293 -
West Yorkshire -14 10 £345 -27.36% 4
Reading +13 9 £469 +6.53% 5
East Midlands +9 9 £347 - 1
Camberley -1 9 £391 -13.53%
Hertfordshire -3 9 £420 -1.17% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £420 -1.17% 2
Kent -3 6 £513 -5.74%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 738 (67.46%) Linux
2 696 (63.62%) UNIX
3 455 (41.59%) Oracle
4 436 (39.85%) Windows
5 304 (27.79%) Finance
6 286 (26.14%) Red Hat
7 260 (23.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 249 (22.76%) AIX
9 233 (21.30%) SAN
10 219 (20.02%) VMware
11 202 (18.46%) Perl
11 202 (18.46%) SQL
12 196 (17.92%) Java
13 183 (16.73%) Shell Script
14 179 (16.36%) Security Cleared
15 174 (15.90%) Cisco
16 173 (15.81%) IBM
17 169 (15.45%) Migration
18 167 (15.27%) Oracle Database
19 162 (14.81%) ITIL
20 154 (14.08%) Banking
21 146 (13.35%) Firewall
22 144 (13.16%) EMC
22 144 (13.16%) Veritas
23 143 (13.07%) HP
24 141 (12.89%) SC Cleared
25 139 (12.71%) Sun
26 137 (12.52%) WebSphere
27 134 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
28 122 (11.15%) Clustering

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 137 (12.52%) WebSphere
2 111 (10.15%) Apache
3 108 (9.87%) WebLogic
4 87 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 52 (4.75%) IIS
5 52 (4.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 40 (3.66%) SharePoint
7 29 (2.65%) JBoss
8 25 (2.29%) WebSphere Portal
9 23 (2.10%) CICS
10 22 (2.01%) TIBCO EMS
11 17 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
12 16 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
12 16 (1.46%) WebSphere Process Server
12 16 (1.46%) Confluence
13 15 (1.37%) MS Exchange
14 14 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 13 (1.19%) iPlanet
15 13 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
15 13 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 45 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.65%) MS Office
3 7 (0.64%) MS Project
3 7 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.82%) RMDS
6 7 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.55%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 6 (0.55%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.27%) Maximo
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.091%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.091%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.46%) PaaS
3 4 (0.37%) Office 365
4 3 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.18%) GitHub
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.091%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 233 (21.30%) SAN
2 146 (13.35%) Firewall
3 122 (11.15%) DNS
4 106 (9.69%) TCP/IP
4 106 (9.69%) LDAP
4 106 (9.69%) NAS
5 69 (6.31%) WAN
6 63 (5.76%) LAN
7 54 (4.94%) SSL
8 50 (4.57%) Fibre Channel
9 38 (3.47%) Internet
10 37 (3.38%) VPN
11 33 (3.02%) HTTP
12 32 (2.93%) IPsec
13 30 (2.74%) iSCSI
14 29 (2.65%) DMZ
15 28 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (2.56%) BGP
15 28 (2.56%) Multicast
16 25 (2.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (15.27%) Oracle Database
2 103 (9.41%) SQL Server
3 66 (6.03%) Relational Database
4 63 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 38 (3.47%) MySQL
6 30 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 29 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 28 (2.56%) DB2
9 26 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
11 16 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.91%) Ingres
14 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (0.82%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.73%) DataStage
16 8 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 38 (3.47%) Maven
2 35 (3.20%) Eclipse
3 33 (3.02%) Subversion
3 33 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.19%) Ant
5 23 (2.10%) JIRA
5 23 (2.10%) Introscope
5 23 (2.10%) SoapUI
5 23 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.74%) Hudson
7 18 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.37%) JUnit
9 9 (0.82%) Toad
9 9 (0.82%) LoadRunner
9 9 (0.82%) Selenium
10 8 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.64%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.27%) StarTeam
General
1 304 (27.79%) Finance
2 154 (14.08%) Banking
3 53 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 45 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.74%) Marketing
6 21 (1.92%) Front Office
7 16 (1.46%) Retail
8 15 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.28%) Legal
10 13 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.46%) Publishing
11 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.46%) International Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Local Government
13 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 198 (18.10%) Administrator
2 127 (11.61%) Architect
3 118 (10.79%) Systems Administrator
4 105 (9.60%) Developer
5 102 (9.32%) UNIX Administrator
6 95 (8.68%) Analyst
7 75 (6.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 58 (5.30%) DBA
9 49 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (4.48%) Oracle DBA
9 49 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 46 (4.20%) Technical Architect
11 44 (4.02%) UNIX Engineer
12 42 (3.84%) Consultant
13 37 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
14 32 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
15 31 (2.83%) Java Developer
16 30 (2.74%) Support Analyst
16 30 (2.74%) Project Manager
17 26 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (9.14%) Middleware
2 72 (6.58%) J2EE
3 69 (6.31%) Web Services
4 51 (4.66%) XML
5 49 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 46 (4.20%) HTML
7 40 (3.66%) .NET
8 35 (3.20%) SOAP
9 27 (2.47%) CSS
10 25 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
11 24 (2.19%) HTML5
12 23 (2.10%) Ajax
13 22 (2.01%) XHTML
14 17 (1.55%) XSLT
15 16 (1.46%) TopLink
16 15 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
17 14 (1.28%) JAX-RS
17 14 (1.28%) JAX-WS
18 13 (1.19%) Java EE
18 13 (1.19%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.15%) Clustering
2 92 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.47%) Open Source
5 31 (2.83%) Replication
6 30 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.47%) PKI
8 22 (2.01%) HACMP
9 19 (1.74%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (1.46%) LPAR
12 13 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.91%) Wiki
13 10 (0.91%) Celerra
13 10 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
14 9 (0.82%) iSeries
14 9 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 738 (67.46%) Linux
2 696 (63.62%) UNIX
3 436 (39.85%) Windows
4 260 (23.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 249 (22.76%) AIX
6 94 (8.59%) HPUX
7 77 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (4.39%) SUSE
10 31 (2.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 30 (2.74%) zOS
12 26 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (1.37%) Windows 7
15 11 (1.01%) CentOS
16 8 (0.73%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.73%) NetWare
17 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.55%) VMS
18 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (15.45%) Migration
2 162 (14.81%) ITIL
3 88 (8.04%) Configuration Management
4 77 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 58 (5.30%) Change Management
7 57 (5.21%) Service Management
8 52 (4.75%) Project Management
9 51 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (4.02%) Load Balancing
11 37 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 37 (3.38%) OO
12 36 (3.29%) Change Control
13 35 (3.20%) Validation
14 31 (2.83%) DevOps
15 29 (2.65%) Service Delivery
16 27 (2.47%) Content Management
17 25 (2.29%) Incident Management
17 25 (2.29%) Low Latency
18 23 (2.10%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 202 (18.46%) Perl
1 202 (18.46%) SQL
2 196 (17.92%) Java
3 183 (16.73%) Shell Script
4 65 (5.94%) Python
5 59 (5.39%) C++
6 53 (4.84%) Korn
7 52 (4.75%) C
8 49 (4.48%) Bash Shell
9 39 (3.56%) JavaScript
10 36 (3.29%) PHP
11 35 (3.20%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.10%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.65%) Ruby
13 18 (1.65%) C#
14 15 (1.37%) Jython
15 13 (1.19%) VB
16 9 (0.82%) COBOL
17 8 (0.73%) C-shell
18 5 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 179 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 141 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.58%) Degree
4 29 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (1.74%) CCNA
8 16 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (1.19%) RHCE
10 12 (1.10%) CCNP
11 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.73%) ISEB
12 8 (0.73%) MCSE
12 8 (0.73%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.73%) PMP
12 8 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.64%) SCSA
13 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.55%) CCA
14 6 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.65%) QA
2 16 (1.46%) SLA
3 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.46%) COBIT
3 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) COSO
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
System Software
1 134 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (9.60%) Active Directory
3 74 (6.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 44 (4.02%) NFS
5 39 (3.56%) Hyper-V
6 38 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
7 34 (3.11%) VMware ESX
8 33 (3.02%) Samba
9 32 (2.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 28 (2.56%) KVM
11 18 (1.65%) Xen
11 18 (1.65%) Sendmail
12 17 (1.55%) GPFS
13 16 (1.46%) SRDF
14 14 (1.28%) Squid
15 13 (1.19%) XenApp
16 12 (1.10%) vSphere
17 11 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 11 (1.01%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.73%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 72 (6.58%) Puppet
2 60 (5.48%) Tivoli
3 58 (5.30%) NetBackup
4 32 (2.93%) Netcool
5 30 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 28 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.19%) CA Wily
8 23 (2.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 18 (1.65%) CA Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
11 15 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
11 15 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
12 14 (1.28%) Control-M
12 14 (1.28%) Nagios
12 14 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (1.10%) Data Guard
14 11 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 455 (41.59%) Oracle
2 286 (26.14%) Red Hat
3 219 (20.02%) VMware
4 174 (15.90%) Cisco
5 173 (15.81%) IBM
6 144 (13.16%) EMC
6 144 (13.16%) Veritas
7 143 (13.07%) HP
8 139 (12.71%) Sun
9 117 (10.69%) Microsoft
10 100 (9.14%) NetApp
11 65 (5.94%) Citrix
12 63 (5.76%) F5
13 47 (4.30%) CheckPoint
14 46 (4.20%) CA
15 42 (3.84%) TIBCO
16 38 (3.47%) Juniper
17 34 (3.11%) McAfee
18 28 (2.56%) Symantec
18 28 (2.56%) BMC
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