The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 112 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 33 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.16% 3.21% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 15
Median daily rate £413 £370 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +28.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £326 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +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 South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
640 686 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.22% 21.72% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 398 363
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 88 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Gloucestershire - 14 £329 - 1
Wiltshire -7 8 £435 +20.83%
Bristol +7 5 £350 -5.40% 2
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 44 (65.67%) Oracle
1 44 (65.67%) Unix
2 35 (52.24%) Linux
3 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
4 26 (38.81%) Veritas
5 25 (37.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
7 23 (34.33%) NetBackup
8 22 (32.84%) NetApp
9 21 (31.34%) Symantec
10 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
10 19 (28.36%) Perl
10 19 (28.36%) Puppet
11 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
12 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
13 14 (20.90%) Wiki
13 14 (20.90%) JIRA
13 14 (20.90%) CentOS
13 14 (20.90%) Apache
13 14 (20.90%) Tomcat
13 14 (20.90%) MySQL
13 14 (20.90%) RHCE
13 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.90%) LAMP
13 14 (20.90%) Samba
14 11 (16.42%) Firewall
14 11 (16.42%) Windows
15 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
15 8 (11.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (11.94%) Oracle RAC

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (20.90%) Apache
1 14 (20.90%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
2 11 (16.42%) Firewall
3 6 (8.96%) Network Security
4 5 (7.46%) BIG-IP
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
5 4 (5.97%) DNS
6 3 (4.48%) SNMP
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) IPv6
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (13.43%) Administrator
5 9 (13.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 8 (11.94%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (10.45%) Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Designer
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Designer
8 6 (8.96%) Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Unix Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) DBA
10 4 (5.97%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (5.97%) Solaris Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) WSDL
3 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Wiki
2 7 (10.45%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (10.45%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.46%) NHS
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.99%) PKI
5 2 (2.99%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Unix
2 35 (52.24%) Linux
3 14 (20.90%) CentOS
4 11 (16.42%) Windows
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
2 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
3 7 (10.45%) Data Protection
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) ITIL
5 5 (7.46%) BCP
5 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.97%) DevOps
7 3 (4.48%) Kernel Tuning
7 3 (4.48%) Migration
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.48%) Validation
8 2 (2.99%) Information Security
8 2 (2.99%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.99%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) Perl
2 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.90%) RHCE
4 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) CISM
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
1 14 (20.90%) Samba
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (37.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (34.33%) NetBackup
3 19 (28.36%) Puppet
4 8 (11.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Nagios
6 4 (5.97%) Data Guard
7 3 (4.48%) SCOM
8 2 (2.99%) Nessus
8 2 (2.99%) Nmap
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.99%) yum
9 1 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 44 (65.67%) Oracle
2 26 (38.81%) Veritas
3 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
4 22 (32.84%) NetApp
5 21 (31.34%) Symantec
6 5 (7.46%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) Endeca
7 4 (5.97%) Sun
7 4 (5.97%) VMware
8 3 (4.48%) Murex
9 2 (2.99%) Qualys
10 1 (1.49%) HP
10 1 (1.49%) SAP
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