The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 24 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 16 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.55% - 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.82% - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 2
Median daily rate £588 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £318
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 - £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 Belfast with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 85 22 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 40.09% 20.00% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 12 19
Median daily rate £425 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.16% +61.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Belfast

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Belfast over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Belfast

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (93.33%) Perl
2 28 (93.33%) Unix
2 28 (93.33%) KDB
2 28 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (93.33%) Kdb+
3 18 (60.00%) Analytics
4 17 (56.67%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
8 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
8 2 (6.67%) Middleware
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Windows
8 2 (6.67%) AIX
8 2 (6.67%) MS Project
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) KDB
1 28 (93.33%) Kdb+
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
1 28 (93.33%) KDB Developer
2 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (93.33%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Perl
2 9 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree