The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.35% - 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% - 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £475 - £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.96% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 50 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 19.43% 16.08% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 35
Median daily rate £409 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.66% -9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Bedfordshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Bedfordshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) VCAP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault