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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 109 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 35 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.59% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.43% 2.72% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 21
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £351 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £462 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +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
644 661 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.65% 21.53% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 368 347
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 85
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 11 £300 - 1
Bristol +8 10 £350 -1.75%
Wiltshire -7 8 £488 +8.33% 1
Dorset - 5 £500 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 46 (76.67%) Unix
2 41 (68.33%) Oracle
3 30 (50.00%) Linux
4 26 (43.33%) Security Cleared
5 25 (41.67%) Oracle RMAN
6 23 (38.33%) Veritas
6 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
7 22 (36.67%) NetApp
8 21 (35.00%) Symantec
9 20 (33.33%) NetBackup
10 17 (28.33%) Puppet
10 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
10 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
10 17 (28.33%) Perl
11 12 (20.00%) Wiki
11 12 (20.00%) JIRA
11 12 (20.00%) CentOS
11 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 12 (20.00%) Apache
11 12 (20.00%) Tomcat
11 12 (20.00%) MySQL
11 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 12 (20.00%) RHCE
11 12 (20.00%) Firewall
11 12 (20.00%) LAMP
11 12 (20.00%) Samba
12 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
12 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
13 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
13 7 (11.67%) Project Management

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 12 (20.00%) Apache
1 12 (20.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.00%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) Network Security
4 5 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 4 (6.67%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) DNS
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) IPv6
7 1 (1.67%) LAN
7 1 (1.67%) SAN
7 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (15.00%) Administrator
5 9 (15.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 8 (13.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (8.33%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Designer
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Designer
7 5 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) DBA
8 4 (6.67%) Solaris Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared DBA
9 3 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) LAMP
2 2 (3.33%) WSDL
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Wiki
2 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (11.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.33%) NHS
4 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.00%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.00%) PKI
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (76.67%) Unix
2 30 (50.00%) Linux
3 12 (20.00%) CentOS
4 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.67%) Windows
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) HPUX
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
2 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (11.67%) Data Protection
3 7 (11.67%) Project Management
4 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 5 (8.33%) BCP
5 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (5.00%) Information Security
7 3 (5.00%) Kernel Tuning
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.00%) SDLC
7 3 (5.00%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (5.00%) Validation
7 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Perl
2 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) Korn
5 1 (1.67%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) RHCE
2 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) CISM
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (20.00%) Samba
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 25 (41.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 20 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 17 (28.33%) Puppet
4 5 (8.33%) Nagios
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Data Guard
6 3 (5.00%) Nessus
6 3 (5.00%) Nmap
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (3.33%) yum
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 41 (68.33%) Oracle
2 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
2 23 (38.33%) Veritas
3 22 (36.67%) NetApp
4 21 (35.00%) Symantec
5 5 (8.33%) F5
6 4 (6.67%) Endeca
6 4 (6.67%) VMware
7 3 (5.00%) Qualys
8 1 (1.67%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) Sun
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