The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 28 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 90 81
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 1.47% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 7.46% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 19
Median daily rate £343 £275 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.54% -45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £466 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
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 Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 279 469 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.26% 19.70% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 262 229
Median daily rate £367 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £43.28 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Berkshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Berkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Reading +11 1 £350 -33.33%
Newbury -10 1 £335 +21.81%
Solaris
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 7 (77.78%) Unix
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Sun
4 4 (44.44%) SMTP
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) IMAP
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Network Management
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet
6 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) vCloud
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 2 (22.22%) Ansible
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) EMC
6 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (11.11%) SCCM

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Domino
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) IMAP
2 4 (44.44%) SMTP
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) GitLab
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) CentOS
5 1 (11.11%) SUSE
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) API Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISA
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) vCloud
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) CFEngine
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
2 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 1 (11.11%) Unicenter
2 1 (11.11%) vMotion
2 1 (11.11%) vRealize
2 1 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 1 (11.11%) CA
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) Lotus
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
6 1 (11.11%) Veritas