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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 60 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.64% 2.43% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 8.82% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £513 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £466 £519
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £540 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
Solaris
South East

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
82 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.48% 27.53% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 24 39
Median daily rate £328 £466 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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 Kent region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (90.00%) AIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Puppet
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Veritas
4 4 (40.00%) HACMP
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (30.00%) NFS
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) LDAP
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (30.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) LDAP
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) HACMP
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) AIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) NFS
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Ektron
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Siebel
2 1 (10.00%) VMware