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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 103 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 44 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.71% 2.80% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 16
Median daily rate £413 £349 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% +45.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +11.42%
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
656 679 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.50% 21.22% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 402 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 85 94
Median hourly rate £15.26 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% +8.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 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 29 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 - 17 £388 -
Wiltshire +4 15 £450 +50.00% 1
Bristol +9 8 £363 -2.02%
Dorset - 3 £430 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 64 (73.56%) Oracle
2 58 (66.67%) Unix
3 45 (51.72%) Linux
4 42 (48.28%) Security Cleared
5 34 (39.08%) NetBackup
5 34 (39.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 34 (39.08%) Veritas
6 30 (34.48%) NetApp
7 29 (33.33%) Symantec
8 28 (32.18%) Red Hat
9 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
10 23 (26.44%) Configuration Management
10 23 (26.44%) Puppet
11 22 (25.29%) Perl
12 19 (21.84%) TCP/IP
13 17 (19.54%) Oracle Database
14 16 (18.39%) JIRA
14 16 (18.39%) CentOS
14 16 (18.39%) Wiki
14 16 (18.39%) LAMP
14 16 (18.39%) Samba
14 16 (18.39%) RHCE
14 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
14 16 (18.39%) MySQL
14 16 (18.39%) Apache
14 16 (18.39%) Tomcat
15 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (12.64%) Firewall
16 11 (12.64%) Risk Management
16 11 (12.64%) DevOps

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 16 (18.39%) Apache
1 16 (18.39%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.64%) Firewall
3 6 (6.90%) BIG-IP
4 5 (5.75%) Network Security
5 4 (4.60%) DHCP
5 4 (4.60%) DNS
6 3 (3.45%) SNMP
7 1 (1.15%) IPv6
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) SAN
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) Oracle Database
2 16 (18.39%) MySQL
3 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Electronics
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Administrator
2 18 (20.69%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (17.24%) Unix Administrator
3 15 (17.24%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.94%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) DBA
5 11 (12.64%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (11.49%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared DBA
6 10 (11.49%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Designer
8 7 (8.05%) Analyst
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Designer
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (6.90%) Solaris Administrator
9 6 (6.90%) Unix Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Consultant
10 5 (5.75%) Solaris Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.39%) LAMP
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Wiki
2 10 (11.49%) Freedom of Information
2 10 (11.49%) Freedom of Information Act
2 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.05%) NHS
4 6 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.15%) Clustering
7 1 (1.15%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 58 (66.67%) Unix
2 45 (51.72%) Linux
3 16 (18.39%) CentOS
4 9 (10.34%) Windows
5 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) HPUX
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Configuration Management
2 11 (12.64%) DevOps
2 11 (12.64%) Risk Management
3 10 (11.49%) Data Protection
3 10 (11.49%) Project Management
4 7 (8.05%) E-business
4 7 (8.05%) ERP
4 7 (8.05%) ITIL
4 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.90%) BCP
5 6 (6.90%) Business Continuity
5 6 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.45%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (3.45%) Migration
6 3 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 3 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.30%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) Perl
2 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.90%) Python
3 6 (6.90%) SQL
4 3 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
3 16 (18.39%) RHCE
4 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) CISM
6 1 (1.15%) CISSP
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
1 16 (18.39%) Samba
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (39.08%) NetBackup
1 34 (39.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (26.44%) Puppet
3 7 (8.05%) Nagios
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (6.90%) SCOM
5 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
6 3 (3.45%) Control-M
7 2 (2.30%) yum
8 1 (1.15%) Nessus
8 1 (1.15%) Nmap
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 64 (73.56%) Oracle
2 34 (39.08%) Veritas
3 30 (34.48%) NetApp
4 29 (33.33%) Symantec
5 28 (32.18%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.05%) F5
7 6 (6.90%) Sun
8 4 (4.60%) Endeca
8 4 (4.60%) VMware
9 3 (3.45%) IBM
9 3 (3.45%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.45%) Murex
10 1 (1.15%) HP
10 1 (1.15%) Qualys
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
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