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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 35 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.11% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 2.00% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £400
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 58 50 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.16% 15.58% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 34
Median daily rate £380 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Luton - 2 £400 -
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Splunk
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) HPUX
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk