The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 88 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.88% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 3.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £400 £333 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -11.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
Solaris
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 East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
306 385 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.67% 22.66% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 168 124
Median daily rate £375 £347 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.75 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - - 2
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 31 (86.11%) Linux
1 31 (86.11%) Unix
2 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 23 (63.89%) SC Cleared
4 20 (55.56%) AIX
5 15 (41.67%) Oracle
5 15 (41.67%) Middleware
6 13 (36.11%) HP
7 12 (33.33%) Sun
8 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
8 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (25.00%) Perl
9 9 (25.00%) Windows
9 9 (25.00%) VMware
9 9 (25.00%) Migration
10 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
10 8 (22.22%) Change Management
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) SAN
10 8 (22.22%) Project Management
10 8 (22.22%) IBM
10 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
10 8 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
11 7 (19.44%) Validation
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (11.11%) Veritas File System
14 4 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (11.11%) AquaLogic
3 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (11.11%) Tuxedo
3 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Unix Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Unix Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.56%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (11.11%) J2EE
2 4 (11.11%) Software Packaging
3 3 (8.33%) POSIX
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Linux
1 31 (86.11%) Unix
2 20 (55.56%) AIX
3 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (11.11%) OS/390
5 4 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Fedora
6 1 (2.78%) SUSE
6 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) Change Management
2 8 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
3 7 (19.44%) Validation
4 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) High Availability
4 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 4 (11.11%) QMS
4 4 (11.11%) Release Management
4 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.11%) Security Management
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) Database Security
6 2 (5.56%) Database Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Perl
2 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.11%) C
3 4 (11.11%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Korn
4 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 23 (63.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.78%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (11.11%) Veritas File System
2 4 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (11.11%) Foglight
1 4 (11.11%) nmon
2 3 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Oracle
2 13 (36.11%) HP
3 12 (33.33%) Sun
4 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 8 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (11.11%) Axway
7 4 (11.11%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) Fujitsu
7 4 (11.11%) Intel
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Veritas
8 3 (8.33%) Opsware