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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 93 139 115
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 51 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 0.37% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.51% 1.70% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 6 27
Median daily rate £394 £300 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
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
599 706 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.14% 21.64% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 384 400
Median daily rate £340 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 93 83
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.27 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +18 18 £375 -10.71% 1
Bristol - 15 £375 - 2
Wiltshire +18 14 £400 +33.33%
Dorset - 2 £415 - 1
Somerset +20 1 £350 +34.61%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 56 (66.67%) Unix
2 53 (63.10%) Oracle
3 45 (53.57%) Linux
4 38 (45.24%) Security Cleared
5 29 (34.52%) NetBackup
6 27 (32.14%) Red Hat
7 24 (28.57%) Veritas
7 24 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 23 (27.38%) Oracle Database
9 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 20 (23.81%) NetApp
10 18 (21.43%) Symantec
10 18 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (19.05%) Finance
12 15 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (17.86%) TCP/IP
13 14 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 14 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 14 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (16.67%) DV Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (16.67%) Puppet
14 13 (15.48%) Sun
14 13 (15.48%) Perl
15 11 (13.10%) DNS
15 11 (13.10%) DHCP
15 11 (13.10%) VMware
15 11 (13.10%) Firewall
15 11 (13.10%) DevOps
16 10 (11.90%) Kernel Tuning

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 10 (11.90%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.33%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle 10gAS
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.10%) DHCP
2 11 (13.10%) DNS
2 11 (13.10%) Firewall
3 6 (7.14%) BIG-IP
4 5 (5.95%) Network Security
5 3 (3.57%) SNMP
6 1 (1.19%) FTP
6 1 (1.19%) IPv6
6 1 (1.19%) LAN
6 1 (1.19%) SAN
6 1 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.38%) Oracle Database
2 14 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.52%) MySQL
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.19%) DB2
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
3 1 (1.19%) Local Government
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Administrator
2 17 (20.24%) DBA
2 17 (20.24%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (20.24%) Unix Engineer
3 16 (19.05%) Oracle DBA
4 14 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
5 13 (15.48%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 10 (11.90%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared DBA
7 9 (10.71%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (8.33%) Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Designer
9 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Architect
10 5 (5.95%) Consultant
10 5 (5.95%) Senior Designer
10 5 (5.95%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Solaris Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (8.33%) LAMP
3 2 (2.38%) WSDL
4 1 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (8.33%) Wiki
3 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.14%) NHS
4 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.19%) CESG
7 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (66.67%) Unix
2 45 (53.57%) Linux
3 14 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.90%) Windows
5 7 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) HPUX
6 1 (1.19%) SUSE
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 11 (13.10%) DevOps
4 10 (11.90%) Kernel Tuning
5 8 (9.52%) ITIL
5 8 (9.52%) Project Management
5 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.33%) E-business
6 7 (8.33%) ERP
6 7 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.14%) BCP
7 6 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 6 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
7 6 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.57%) Migration
8 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 13 (15.48%) Perl
3 10 (11.90%) Java
4 6 (7.14%) Python
5 5 (5.95%) SQL
6 1 (1.19%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.33%) RHCE
5 4 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) CISM
6 1 (1.19%) CISSP
6 1 (1.19%) CLAS
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (11.90%) vSphere
3 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.33%) Samba
3 7 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (2.38%) Firmware
5 2 (2.38%) SRDF
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (34.52%) NetBackup
2 24 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (16.67%) Puppet
4 10 (11.90%) SCOM
5 8 (9.52%) Nagios
6 7 (8.33%) Control-M
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (8.33%) yum
7 6 (7.14%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.19%) Nessus
8 1 (1.19%) Nmap
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Oracle
2 27 (32.14%) Red Hat
3 24 (28.57%) Veritas
4 20 (23.81%) NetApp
5 18 (21.43%) Symantec
6 13 (15.48%) Sun
7 11 (13.10%) VMware
8 10 (11.90%) IBM
9 7 (8.33%) F5
9 7 (8.33%) Intel Security
10 5 (5.95%) TOWER Software
11 4 (4.76%) Endeca
12 3 (3.57%) Murex
13 2 (2.38%) EMC
14 1 (1.19%) HP
14 1 (1.19%) Qualys
14 1 (1.19%) SAP