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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / South West
Rank 121 132 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.40% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 1.98% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 30
Median daily rate £325 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £478 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

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
473 606 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.33% 20.25% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 381 371
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £36.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +7 7 £300 -36.84% 1
Bristol -3 3 £363 -11.85% 5
Cornwall - 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 27 (57.45%) Unix
1 27 (57.45%) Linux
2 21 (44.68%) Oracle
3 20 (42.55%) Red Hat
3 20 (42.55%) VMware
4 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
5 14 (29.79%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (25.53%) vSphere
7 12 (25.53%) Sun
8 11 (23.40%) Windows
8 11 (23.40%) NetBackup
9 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (21.28%) IBM
9 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
9 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
10 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
10 9 (19.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (19.15%) Java
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
11 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) DNS
12 7 (14.89%) SAN
12 7 (14.89%) DHCP
12 7 (14.89%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (14.89%) Kernel Tuning
13 6 (12.77%) Data Centre

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 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.89%) DHCP
2 7 (14.89%) DNS
2 7 (14.89%) SAN
3 5 (10.64%) NAS
4 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 3 (6.38%) Network Security
4 3 (6.38%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Administrator
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) DBA
4 7 (14.89%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (14.89%) Solaris Administrator
5 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Solaris Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) CESG
3 3 (6.38%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (6.38%) Cryptography
3 3 (6.38%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (6.38%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (6.38%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Linux
1 27 (57.45%) Unix
2 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (23.40%) Windows
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) AIX
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (14.89%) Kernel Tuning
3 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) SDLC
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.38%) DevOps
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (6.38%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Validation
5 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (4.26%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) High Availability
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Shell Script
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) C
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) CISM
4 3 (6.38%) CISSP
4 3 (6.38%) CLAS
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) RHCE
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.26%) QA
3 2 (4.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) vSphere
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (12.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.26%) SRDF
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.13%) NFS
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.77%) Control-M
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (12.77%) SCOM
3 5 (10.64%) yum
4 3 (6.38%) Nessus
4 3 (6.38%) Nmap
5 2 (4.26%) Data Guard
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 20 (42.55%) Red Hat
2 20 (42.55%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Sun
4 10 (21.28%) IBM
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.77%) Intel Security
6 6 (12.77%) NetApp
6 6 (12.77%) Veritas
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco
7 5 (10.64%) Symantec
7 5 (10.64%) TOWER Software
8 3 (6.38%) Qualys
9 2 (4.26%) EMC
9 2 (4.26%) HP
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.13%) Canon
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