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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 74 49
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 10 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.41% 0.43% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.62% 1.55% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Median daily rate £340 £550 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £450 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £37.63
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +20.93%

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
104 258 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.69% 27.71% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 162 104
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 10
Median hourly rate £30.91 £26.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.64% +23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 29 (82.86%) Unix
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
3 26 (74.29%) AIX
3 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
4 23 (65.71%) IBM
5 21 (60.00%) VMware
6 18 (51.43%) SAN
6 18 (51.43%) Cisco
6 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
7 17 (48.57%) NetApp
7 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
7 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (42.86%) Law
8 15 (42.86%) EMC
9 14 (40.00%) Oracle
9 14 (40.00%) EMC VNX
9 14 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
10 11 (31.43%) HP
11 10 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (25.71%) Perl
13 8 (22.86%) Finance
13 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
14 7 (20.00%) ClearQuest
15 6 (17.14%) MS Office
15 6 (17.14%) ClearCase
16 5 (14.29%) ITIL
16 5 (14.29%) SQL
16 5 (14.29%) HTML

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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) ATM
2 2 (5.71%) Broadband
2 2 (5.71%) DSLAM
2 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) PPP
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) xDSL
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) IMAP
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) MRTG
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 6 (17.14%) ClearCase
3 5 (14.29%) Ant
3 5 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (42.86%) Law
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Consultant
1 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 5 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) ClearCase Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Management Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Software Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Storage Architect
5 1 (2.86%) ClearCase Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.86%) ClearCase Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) CGI
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
2 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (48.57%) Mainframe
3 14 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Unix
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 26 (74.29%) AIX
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Line Management
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.71%) Validation
4 1 (2.86%) Business Development
4 1 (2.86%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.86%) Facilities Management
4 1 (2.86%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.86%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Korn
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) CCNA
1 2 (5.71%) CCNP
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) PMP
1 2 (5.71%) SCSA
1 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Ceph
2 1 (2.86%) Dovecot
2 1 (2.86%) iptables
2 1 (2.86%) KVM
2 1 (2.86%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.86%) Squid
2 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) RANCID
4 1 (2.86%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) IBM
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) Cisco
4 17 (48.57%) NetApp
5 15 (42.86%) EMC
6 14 (40.00%) Oracle
7 11 (31.43%) HP
8 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.57%) Veritas
9 2 (5.71%) Huawei
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.71%) Sun
10 1 (2.86%) Progress