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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
South West / Bristol
Rank 68 50 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 -  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.25% 2.47% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.59% 11.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 0
Median daily rate £231 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +26.58%  

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 126 192 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.75% 21.52% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 125 89
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.54% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £49.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Bristol

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Qualys
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) RMADS
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Analysis

Solaris
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Support
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Threat Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) CLAS
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nessus
1 2 (40.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Qualys
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft