The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
South East / Kent
Rank 38 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.25% 2.06% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 12.28% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £313 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
42 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.73% 16.81% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 41
Median daily rate £315 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £505 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Tunbridge Wells +11 4 £308 -23.12%
Solaris
South East

Solaris
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Incident Management
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware