The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 35 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.65% 1.20% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 5.56% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Median daily rate £375 £320 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -30.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
Solaris
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 108 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.77% 21.56% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 73
Median daily rate £363 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 31
Median hourly rate £17.25 £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £24.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the Cambridge region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the Cambridge region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 14 (93.33%) Unix
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 13 (86.67%) Shell Script
2 13 (86.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (86.67%) Open Source
2 13 (86.67%) OSSEC
2 13 (86.67%) Kalman Filter
2 13 (86.67%) iptables
3 12 (80.00%) LogRhythm
3 12 (80.00%) High Availability
3 12 (80.00%) TippingPoint
3 12 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (80.00%) Nagios
3 12 (80.00%) DNS
3 12 (80.00%) EMC
3 12 (80.00%) SAN
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 12 (80.00%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (73.33%) SolarWinds
4 11 (73.33%) ITIL
4 11 (73.33%) PL/SQL
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
4 11 (73.33%) Splunk
4 11 (73.33%) Puppet
5 10 (66.67%) ServiceNow
5 10 (66.67%) Change Control

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) DNS
1 12 (80.00%) SAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Administrator
2 12 (80.00%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (60.00%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (53.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Email Migration Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) MySQL DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
1 14 (93.33%) Unix
2 13 (86.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Kalman Filter
1 13 (86.67%) Open Source
2 12 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (80.00%) High Availability
2 12 (80.00%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
4 10 (66.67%) Change Control
4 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Shell Script
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 11 (73.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) iptables
2 10 (66.67%) Postfix
2 10 (66.67%) Sendmail
2 10 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) OSSEC
2 12 (80.00%) Nagios
3 11 (73.33%) Puppet
4 10 (66.67%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 12 (80.00%) EMC
2 12 (80.00%) LogRhythm
2 12 (80.00%) Oracle
2 12 (80.00%) TippingPoint
3 11 (73.33%) SolarWinds
3 11 (73.33%) Splunk
4 10 (66.67%) HP
4 10 (66.67%) ServiceNow