Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 80 113
Rank change year-on-year -65 +33 +29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 103 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 2.40% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.02% 12.65% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 61 41
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £298 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% -33.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £350
90th Percentile £550 £488 £569
South East median daily rate £400 £370 £420
% change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.00% - -

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 794 814 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.33% 18.93% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 440 495
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £185 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Reading -14 9 £325 -16.13% 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £375 -25.00%
Bracknell -12 2 £350 -26.32%
Newbury -33 2 £300 +9.09%
Slough -3 1 £675 +111.27%
Solaris
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (87.50%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Unix
3 15 (62.50%) Sun
3 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 14 (58.33%) Perl
5 13 (54.17%) Bash Shell
6 12 (50.00%) Xen
6 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (45.83%) DNS
7 11 (45.83%) Oracle
7 11 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (41.67%) Python
9 9 (37.50%) Puppet
9 9 (37.50%) Ruby
9 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (37.50%) Ansible
10 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
10 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (29.17%) Contingency Planning
11 7 (29.17%) JSON
12 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (25.00%) Windows
12 6 (25.00%) Degree
12 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 6 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle Exalogic
13 5 (20.83%) Telecoms

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 (8.33%) IBM Domino
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) iPlanet
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (45.83%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (12.50%) SS7
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) INAP
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) FCoE
5 1 (4.17%) Intelligent Network
5 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) VXLAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Administrator
2 7 (29.17%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (25.00%) Server Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Exalogic
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Unix
3 11 (45.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) SUSE
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) CentOS
6 2 (8.33%) HPUX
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 7 (29.17%) Contingency Planning
3 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (8.33%) API Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.33%) Network Management
6 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Perl
2 13 (54.17%) Bash Shell
3 10 (41.67%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) Ruby
5 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (4.17%) C++
8 1 (4.17%) C-shell
8 1 (4.17%) Java
8 1 (4.17%) Korn
8 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) CISA
4 3 (12.50%) CISM
5 2 (8.33%) CISSP
5 2 (8.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Xen
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) Docker
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) vCloud
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) Samba
4 1 (4.17%) SRDF
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Ansible
1 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) CFEngine
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.33%) Unicenter
2 2 (8.33%) vRealize
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
1 15 (62.50%) Sun
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) EMC
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
4 2 (8.33%) CA
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 2 (8.33%) Nimsoft
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) SunGard