The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 1.10% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.81% 3.91% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Median daily rate £340 £348 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £568
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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
104 281 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.33% 28.21% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 171 107
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
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 Reading

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 28 (87.50%) Linux
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 25 (78.13%) Unix
4 22 (68.75%) AIX
4 22 (68.75%) Shell Script
5 21 (65.63%) IBM
5 21 (65.63%) VMware
6 19 (59.38%) Cisco
7 18 (56.25%) SAN
7 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
8 17 (53.13%) NetApp
8 17 (53.13%) Mainframe
8 17 (53.13%) IBM Mainframe
9 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (46.88%) Law
9 15 (46.88%) EMC
10 14 (43.75%) EMC VNX
10 14 (43.75%) EMC VMAX
11 13 (40.63%) Oracle
12 10 (31.25%) HP
12 10 (31.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (25.00%) Finance
14 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
15 5 (15.63%) Perl
15 5 (15.63%) SQL
15 5 (15.63%) MS Office
16 4 (12.50%) ITIL
16 4 (12.50%) HTML
16 4 (12.50%) DB2
16 4 (12.50%) Ant

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) ATM
3 2 (6.25%) Broadband
3 2 (6.25%) DSLAM
3 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) PPP
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) VoIP
3 2 (6.25%) xDSL
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) IMAP
4 1 (3.13%) MRTG
4 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Ant
1 4 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 4 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 4 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (46.88%) Law
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Consultant
1 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
1 5 (15.63%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) ClearCase Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Software Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Architect
5 1 (3.13%) ClearCase Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) CGI
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 17 (53.13%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (53.13%) Mainframe
3 14 (43.75%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (43.75%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Linux
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 25 (78.13%) Unix
4 22 (68.75%) AIX
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Line Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (3.13%) Business Development
4 1 (3.13%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.13%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.13%) SIEM
4 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.13%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Shell Script
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Korn
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) CCNP
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) PMP
1 2 (6.25%) SCSA
1 2 (6.25%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CISA
2 1 (3.13%) CISM
2 1 (3.13%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Ceph
2 1 (3.13%) Dovecot
2 1 (3.13%) iptables
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.13%) Squid
2 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Cacti
4 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) RANCID
4 1 (3.13%) SnapMirror
4 1 (3.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) IBM
1 21 (65.63%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco
3 17 (53.13%) NetApp
4 15 (46.88%) EMC
5 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 10 (31.25%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.38%) Veritas
8 2 (6.25%) Huawei
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.25%) Sun
9 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.13%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) Progress
9 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire