Period
to 10 December 2018

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 6 months to 10 December 2018 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
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 151 78
Rank change year-on-year -3 -73 +47
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 24 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.59% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 3.04% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 57
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £325 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +15.04% -37.22%
10th Percentile £251 £300 £275
90th Percentile £485 £550 £488
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% -10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.00% -
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £41.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +30.12% -17.00% +138.10%

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 709 789 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.40% 19.31% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 398 409
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £150 £184 £213
90th Percentile £551 £561 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% -18.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.79%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -2 7 £280 -58.52%
Newbury 0 3 £450 +50.00%
Bracknell -10 2 £265 -24.29%
Maidenhead +1 1 - -
Reading -12 1 £500 +53.85% 1
Solaris
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 21 (84.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Unix
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Perl
3 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Python
4 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (36.00%) Oracle
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco
6 8 (32.00%) Bash Shell
6 8 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 6 (24.00%) Sun
8 6 (24.00%) NetApp
8 6 (24.00%) BGP
8 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (24.00%) Dell
8 6 (24.00%) MPLS
8 6 (24.00%) OSPF
8 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (24.00%) Computer Security
8 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Ruby
8 6 (24.00%) Malware Analysis
8 6 (24.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (24.00%) CSIRT
9 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 5 (20.00%) Data Centre

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 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) BGP
3 6 (24.00%) MPLS
3 6 (24.00%) OSPF
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 1 (4.00%) DAB
7 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Security Incident Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Build Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Build Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Python Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Ajax
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 4 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.00%) HACMP
5 1 (4.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Unix
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.00%) CentOS
5 2 (8.00%) HPUX
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Security
1 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (24.00%) Malware Analysis
1 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (20.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (8.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Perl
2 10 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (24.00%) Ruby
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.00%) Korn
7 2 (8.00%) PHP
7 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNA
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (16.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (12.00%) QA
4 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (8.00%) SLA
5 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (8.00%) NFS
6 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
6 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (24.00%) CSIRT
2 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.00%) QRadar
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (4.00%) Automic
4 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) Dell
4 6 (24.00%) NetApp
4 6 (24.00%) Sun
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Crossbeam
6 4 (16.00%) F5
7 3 (12.00%) BMC
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
7 3 (12.00%) Remedy
7 3 (12.00%) Tekelec
8 2 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (8.00%) EMC
8 2 (8.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) Juniper
8 2 (8.00%) McAfee