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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 30 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.58% 0.54% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.27% 1.69% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £333 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £34.30 £30.60
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +12.09%
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
151 118 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.62% 32.07% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 72 43
Median daily rate £350 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £13.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
5 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) Puppet
6 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) Migration
7 7 (36.84%) Open Source
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) DNS
7 7 (36.84%) OSSEC
7 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (36.84%) iptables
8 6 (31.58%) LogRhythm
8 6 (31.58%) Nagios
8 6 (31.58%) EMC
8 6 (31.58%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
8 6 (31.58%) AIX
8 6 (31.58%) HPUX
8 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
8 6 (31.58%) High Availability
8 6 (31.58%) Splunk
8 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
8 6 (31.58%) TippingPoint

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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Administrator
2 14 (73.68%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (63.16%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (57.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (26.32%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (26.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (21.05%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (15.79%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (10.53%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Email Migration Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) HPUX
6 3 (15.79%) CentOS
6 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (31.58%) High Availability
3 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (26.32%) Change Control
4 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) OOD
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) iptables
2 5 (26.32%) Postfix
2 5 (26.32%) Sendmail
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Puppet
2 7 (36.84%) OSSEC
3 6 (31.58%) Nagios
4 5 (26.32%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) EMC
3 6 (31.58%) LogRhythm
3 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
3 6 (31.58%) Splunk
3 6 (31.58%) TippingPoint
4 5 (26.32%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
5 2 (10.53%) Sun
5 2 (10.53%) WorldPay
6 1 (5.26%) VMware