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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 216 152 140
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 535 740 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.41% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.22% 6.29% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 472 415
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 23
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £13.20 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £52.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.09%

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
12671 11759 12161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.50% 22.41% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6543 6184
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 991 1197
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.35 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -65 492 £425 +6.25% 110
London -82 219 £450 +5.88% 57
South East -26 95 £375 -3.53% 20
City of London -23 69 £475 - 28
East of England +5 42 £425 +14.86% 6
North West +7 37 £435 +19.86% 5
Hampshire -2 31 £425 +25.00% 3
Scotland -27 29 £333 -16.87% 6
West Midlands -3 28 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -38 28 £190 -50.48% 7
Berkshire -16 25 £375 -11.76% 6
Surrey -16 24 £345 -13.75% 11
Cambridgeshire - 20 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -10 17 £430 +32.30% 6
Cambridge - 17 £450 - 1
Manchester -8 16 £500 +37.93% 3
Cheshire +16 15 £430 -18.09%
North East -8 15 £350 +16.66% 1
Birmingham +4 13 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands +2 13 £430 +30.30% 3
Devon -2 13 £175 +6.06% 1
Exeter -3 13 £175 +6.06% 1
Edinburgh -28 10 £388 -3.12% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 9 £430 +42.14% 2
Hertfordshire -17 9 £500 +36.51% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 9 £350 -3.44% 1
Slough - 9 £375 -
Nottingham +19 8 £430 +42.14% 2
Basingstoke +16 8 £300 -18.91%
Leeds +8 8 £430 +22.85% 6

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 759 (68.94%) Linux
2 642 (58.31%) UNIX
3 511 (46.41%) Oracle
4 372 (33.79%) Windows
5 338 (30.70%) Finance
6 329 (29.88%) SQL
7 260 (23.61%) Red Hat
8 219 (19.89%) Java
9 216 (19.62%) AIX
10 208 (18.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 200 (18.17%) Perl
11 200 (18.17%) Banking
12 190 (17.26%) SAN
13 184 (16.71%) Oracle Database
14 182 (16.53%) Shell Script
15 178 (16.17%) VMware
16 169 (15.35%) IBM
17 166 (15.08%) Sun
18 146 (13.26%) ITIL
19 138 (12.53%) HP
20 136 (12.35%) Microsoft
21 127 (11.53%) Veritas
21 127 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
22 114 (10.35%) Security Cleared
23 111 (10.08%) Clustering
24 110 (9.99%) Migration
25 108 (9.81%) WebLogic
25 108 (9.81%) Firewall
26 103 (9.36%) HPUX
26 103 (9.36%) WebSphere

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 108 (9.81%) WebLogic
2 103 (9.36%) WebSphere
3 89 (8.08%) Tomcat
4 80 (7.27%) Apache
5 33 (3.00%) IIS
6 30 (2.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 28 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 27 (2.45%) SharePoint
9 24 (2.18%) MS Exchange
10 23 (2.09%) MQSeries
11 19 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (1.45%) GlassFish
13 15 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
14 13 (1.18%) CMS
15 12 (1.09%) Lync
16 11 (1.00%) CICS
17 10 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
18 9 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
19 8 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
20 7 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 40 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.72%) MS Office
3 15 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.54%) RMDS
2 11 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.73%) Maximo
3 8 (0.73%) Tridion
4 7 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 2 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.091%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.091%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.00%) SaaS
3 4 (0.36%) Joyent
4 3 (0.27%) IaaS
4 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.091%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 190 (17.26%) SAN
2 108 (9.81%) Firewall
3 92 (8.36%) DNS
4 79 (7.18%) TCP/IP
5 78 (7.08%) NAS
6 71 (6.45%) LDAP
7 56 (5.09%) LAN
8 49 (4.45%) WAN
9 48 (4.36%) HTTP
10 45 (4.09%) DHCP
11 44 (4.00%) Internet
12 34 (3.09%) VPN
12 34 (3.09%) FTP
13 26 (2.36%) Network Security
14 22 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
14 22 (2.00%) SSH
15 20 (1.82%) SSL
16 18 (1.63%) Multicast
17 16 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (1.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (16.71%) Oracle Database
2 102 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 97 (8.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 64 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 58 (5.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 53 (4.81%) MySQL
7 47 (4.27%) RDBMS
8 41 (3.72%) DB2
9 33 (3.00%) Oracle9i Database
10 32 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (2.36%) Sybase ASE
12 19 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
13 16 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.91%) SQLPlus
17 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.73%) NoSQL
17 8 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 32 (2.91%) Subversion
2 29 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 28 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.45%) Ant
5 19 (1.73%) SoapUI
6 18 (1.63%) JUnit
7 17 (1.54%) Selenium
8 16 (1.45%) Maven
9 15 (1.36%) Log4j
9 15 (1.36%) Calabash
10 14 (1.27%) Toad
11 12 (1.09%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.09%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.00%) Jasmine
12 11 (1.00%) RSpec
12 11 (1.00%) JIRA
13 10 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.82%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 6 (0.54%) ClearCase
General
1 338 (30.70%) Finance
2 200 (18.17%) Banking
3 73 (6.63%) Investment Banking
4 49 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.00%) Retail
6 35 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 35 (3.18%) Front Office
7 33 (3.00%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.36%) Advertising
8 15 (1.36%) Legal
9 14 (1.27%) Marketing
10 9 (0.82%) German Language
11 8 (0.73%) Back Office
11 8 (0.73%) Electronics
12 6 (0.54%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (13.71%) Developer
2 137 (12.44%) Administrator
3 134 (12.17%) Architect
4 101 (9.17%) Analyst
5 95 (8.63%) DBA
6 80 (7.27%) Consultant
7 74 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
8 71 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
9 70 (6.36%) UNIX Engineer
10 69 (6.27%) Oracle DBA
11 54 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 50 (4.54%) Java Developer
13 43 (3.91%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 38 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
15 36 (3.27%) Support Analyst
16 35 (3.18%) Linux Administrator
17 32 (2.91%) C++ Developer
17 32 (2.91%) Support Engineer
18 29 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 29 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.99%) Middleware
2 76 (6.90%) J2EE
3 72 (6.54%) Web Services
4 67 (6.09%) HTML
5 64 (5.81%) XML
6 52 (4.72%) CSS
7 31 (2.82%) jQuery
8 30 (2.72%) JSP
9 29 (2.63%) SOAP
9 29 (2.63%) XSLT
9 29 (2.63%) Spring
10 25 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
11 24 (2.18%) WebSphere MQ
11 24 (2.18%) Servlets
12 23 (2.09%) Ajax
13 22 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
13 22 (2.00%) XHTML
13 22 (2.00%) J2SE
13 22 (2.00%) JMS
14 20 (1.82%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.08%) Clustering
2 61 (5.54%) Replication
3 36 (3.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 35 (3.18%) Open Source
5 34 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 29 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 26 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.27%) Mainframe
9 24 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 22 (2.00%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.82%) Web 2.0
12 19 (1.73%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.45%) HACMP
14 13 (1.18%) CLARiiON
15 12 (1.09%) SecurID
15 12 (1.09%) PKI
16 11 (1.00%) AS400
16 11 (1.00%) DataPower
17 10 (0.91%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 759 (68.94%) Linux
2 642 (58.31%) UNIX
3 372 (33.79%) Windows
4 216 (19.62%) AIX
5 208 (18.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 103 (9.36%) HPUX
7 74 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (3.54%) Windows 7
10 34 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
11 30 (2.72%) SUSE
12 25 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.91%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.45%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.18%) zOS
16 10 (0.91%) VMS
17 9 (0.82%) Debian
17 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (0.73%) CentOS
18 8 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (13.26%) ITIL
2 110 (9.99%) Migration
3 73 (6.63%) E-Commerce
4 68 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
5 67 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 57 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (5.09%) Load Balancing
8 52 (4.72%) Configuration Management
8 52 (4.72%) SOA
9 51 (4.63%) Multithreading
10 50 (4.54%) OO
10 50 (4.54%) Change Management
11 46 (4.18%) Service Management
12 42 (3.81%) TDD
13 39 (3.54%) PRINCE2
14 37 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (3.27%) Incident Management
15 36 (3.27%) Project Management
15 36 (3.27%) Low Latency
16 34 (3.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 329 (29.88%) SQL
2 219 (19.89%) Java
3 200 (18.17%) Perl
4 182 (16.53%) Shell Script
5 84 (7.63%) Bash Shell
6 71 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 65 (5.90%) Korn
8 62 (5.63%) PL/SQL
9 56 (5.09%) C++
10 55 (5.00%) Python
11 39 (3.54%) Ruby
12 30 (2.72%) C
13 22 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.54%) PHP
15 16 (1.45%) VB
16 15 (1.36%) XPath
16 15 (1.36%) Bourne shell
17 11 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
18 10 (0.91%) AWK
18 10 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 88 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.90%) Degree
4 25 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.18%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.27%) CCNA
8 14 (1.27%) Sun Certification
9 12 (1.09%) CISSP
10 10 (0.91%) RHCE
10 10 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.82%) PMP
12 7 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.64%) CCNP
12 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.64%) MCITP
12 7 (0.64%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.18%) SLA
2 9 (0.82%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 127 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (8.27%) Oracle RAC
3 75 (6.81%) Active Directory
4 59 (5.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 46 (4.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 35 (3.18%) NFS
7 30 (2.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 27 (2.45%) VMware ESX
9 24 (2.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (1.54%) Veritas File System
11 14 (1.27%) RHEV
12 13 (1.18%) KVM
13 11 (1.00%) Xen
13 11 (1.00%) GPFS
14 9 (0.82%) Samba
14 9 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.82%) XenApp
15 7 (0.64%) Sendmail
15 7 (0.64%) vSphere
16 6 (0.54%) Squid
Systems Management
1 95 (8.63%) Tivoli
2 69 (6.27%) Data Guard
3 59 (5.36%) NetBackup
4 51 (4.63%) Puppet
5 44 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 29 (2.63%) Control-M
7 21 (1.91%) Netcool
8 20 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
9 19 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 16 (1.45%) Legato
12 15 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 14 (1.27%) Nagios
14 12 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (1.00%) Capistrano
15 11 (1.00%) OpenView
15 11 (1.00%) Backup Exec
15 11 (1.00%) BladeLogic
15 11 (1.00%) SCOM
16 10 (0.91%) YUM
Vendors
1 511 (46.41%) Oracle
2 260 (23.61%) Red Hat
3 178 (16.17%) VMware
4 169 (15.35%) IBM
5 166 (15.08%) Sun
6 138 (12.53%) HP
7 136 (12.35%) Microsoft
8 127 (11.53%) Veritas
9 101 (9.17%) Cisco
10 87 (7.90%) Sybase
10 87 (7.90%) EMC
11 74 (6.72%) NetApp
12 70 (6.36%) Citrix
13 36 (3.27%) CheckPoint
14 30 (2.72%) CA
15 29 (2.63%) 29West
16 26 (2.36%) JBoss
17 25 (2.27%) Juniper
18 21 (1.91%) Symantec
19 19 (1.73%) Atlassian
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Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £400-450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
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Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
DP Connect
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Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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