The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.30% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.64% 2.76% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £344 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £390 £374
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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 144 181 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.02% 21.22% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 116 141
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -13.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Bristol

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Bristol

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
3 8 (61.54%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) F5
5 6 (46.15%) High Availability
5 6 (46.15%) J2EE
5 6 (46.15%) JBoss
5 6 (46.15%) AIX
5 6 (46.15%) HPUX
5 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco
5 6 (46.15%) Sun
5 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
5 6 (46.15%) Apache
5 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
5 6 (46.15%) iPlanet
5 6 (46.15%) Clustering
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) SUSE
6 5 (38.46%) Veritas
6 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
1 6 (46.15%) iPlanet
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
1 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) FCoE
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Solaris Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Unix Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) CESG
2 2 (15.38%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) AIX
3 6 (46.15%) HPUX
4 5 (38.46%) SUSE
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Debian
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C-shell
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (15.38%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) CLAS
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 2 (15.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 5 (38.46%) KVM
2 5 (38.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Samba
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
1 2 (15.38%) Nmap
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) F5
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 6 (46.15%) Sun
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) PlateSpin
3 5 (38.46%) Veritas
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Qualys
6 1 (7.69%) Cognos
6 1 (7.69%) Opsware
Bristol, Somerset
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