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 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 122
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 1.21% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.55% 5.88% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
Median daily rate £400 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -12.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £305 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £568
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 Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 275 510 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.04% 20.52% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 301 292
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 39
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £111.50 £55.65
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Slough - 4 £370 -
Reading 0 2 £500 +11.11% 1
Solaris
South East

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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 30 (65.22%) Unix
3 26 (56.52%) VMware
4 21 (45.65%) SAN
5 19 (41.30%) Cisco
5 19 (41.30%) IBM
5 19 (41.30%) Oracle
6 18 (39.13%) Windows
7 15 (32.61%) EMC
7 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
8 14 (30.43%) NetApp
9 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
9 13 (28.26%) AIX
10 12 (26.09%) Mainframe
10 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
10 12 (26.09%) EMC VNX
10 12 (26.09%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (23.91%) HP
11 11 (23.91%) DNS
12 10 (21.74%) Law
13 9 (19.57%) SQL
13 9 (19.57%) Java
14 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (15.22%) Oracle Fusion
15 7 (15.22%) Process Improvement
15 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
15 7 (15.22%) LDAP

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 3 (6.52%) Alfresco
1 3 (6.52%) Apache
1 3 (6.52%) Liferay
1 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) SAN
2 11 (23.91%) DNS
3 7 (15.22%) LDAP
4 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 5 (10.87%) Firewall
6 4 (8.70%) DHCP
6 4 (8.70%) IMAP
6 4 (8.70%) SMTP
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
8 2 (4.35%) ATM
8 2 (4.35%) Broadband
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.35%) DSLAM
8 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.35%) PPP
8 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) VoIP
8 2 (4.35%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.52%) Gradle
1 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.74%) Law
2 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
4 3 (6.52%) Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Technical Leader
3 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Administrator
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Solaris Administrator
3 5 (10.87%) Solaris Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Solaris Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Middleware
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) J2EE
2 3 (6.52%) JSR 168
2 3 (6.52%) Servlets
2 3 (6.52%) Spring
2 3 (6.52%) Struts
2 3 (6.52%) Velocity
2 3 (6.52%) XHTML
2 3 (6.52%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (26.09%) EMC VMAX
2 12 (26.09%) EMC VNX
2 12 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (26.09%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 30 (65.22%) Unix
3 18 (39.13%) Windows
4 13 (28.26%) AIX
5 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (15.22%) Process Improvement
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) Business Process Improvement
2 6 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (13.04%) Change Management
2 6 (13.04%) IT Strategy
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.52%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
4 3 (6.52%) MVC
4 3 (6.52%) Open Source
4 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.52%) TDD
4 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
2 9 (19.57%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Groovy
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) Scala
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CCNA
1 2 (4.35%) CCNP
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
1 2 (4.35%) ISEB
1 2 (4.35%) PMP
1 2 (4.35%) SCSA
1 2 (4.35%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.17%) CISA
2 1 (2.17%) CISM
2 1 (2.17%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.52%) vMotion
3 2 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.17%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 26 (56.52%) VMware
2 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 19 (41.30%) IBM
2 19 (41.30%) Oracle
3 15 (32.61%) EMC
4 14 (30.43%) NetApp
5 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
6 11 (23.91%) HP
7 7 (15.22%) TIBCO
8 6 (13.04%) Sun
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.87%) Veritas
10 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.52%) GigaSpaces
11 2 (4.35%) Huawei
12 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.17%) Juniper
12 1 (2.17%) Progress
12 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire