The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 42 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.31% 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.45% 0.96% 2.31%
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
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
188 208 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 30.97% 28.22% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 95 68
Median daily rate £381 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.03% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £403 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +12 14 £333 -21.76% 3
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 18 (90.00%) Linux
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 8 (40.00%) Puppet
6 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 7 (35.00%) Open Source
7 7 (35.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) DNS
7 7 (35.00%) OSSEC
7 7 (35.00%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (35.00%) iptables
8 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
8 6 (30.00%) Nagios
8 6 (30.00%) EMC
8 6 (30.00%) SAN
8 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
8 6 (30.00%) AIX
8 6 (30.00%) HPUX
8 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (30.00%) High Availability
8 6 (30.00%) Splunk
8 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (30.00%) TippingPoint

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Administrator
2 14 (70.00%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (60.00%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (55.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
7 3 (15.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (10.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Email Migration Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 18 (90.00%) Linux
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (30.00%) AIX
5 6 (30.00%) HPUX
6 3 (15.00%) CentOS
6 3 (15.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 7 (35.00%) Open Source
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (30.00%) High Availability
3 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) OOD
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 2 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) iptables
2 5 (25.00%) Postfix
2 5 (25.00%) Sendmail
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Puppet
2 7 (35.00%) OSSEC
3 6 (30.00%) Nagios
4 5 (25.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) EMC
3 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
3 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (30.00%) Splunk
3 6 (30.00%) TippingPoint
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (10.00%) Sun
5 2 (10.00%) WorldPay
6 1 (5.00%) VMware