Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 94 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 18 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% 0.93% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 4.52% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 2
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.35% +2.07%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £365
90th Percentile £427 £400 £375
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +90.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 376 354 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.31% 20.63% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 239 198
Bristol median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
10th Percentile £146 £150 £128
90th Percentile £513 £558 £516
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 40
Bristol median hourly rate £15.38 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +7.69% +14.04%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £11.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.93 £23.88
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.75% -12.86% +2.94%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 18 (100.00%) Unix
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco
3 12 (66.67%) Apache
3 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
4 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
4 11 (61.11%) JBoss
4 11 (61.11%) J2EE
4 11 (61.11%) WebLogic
5 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL
6 9 (50.00%) Oracle
6 9 (50.00%) AIX
6 9 (50.00%) HPUX
6 9 (50.00%) Clustering
6 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (44.44%) F5
7 8 (44.44%) High Availability
7 8 (44.44%) VMware
7 8 (44.44%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (44.44%) Sun
7 8 (44.44%) iPlanet
8 7 (38.89%) Veritas
8 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
8 7 (38.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (33.33%) PlateSpin
9 6 (33.33%) 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 12 (66.67%) Apache
2 11 (61.11%) JBoss
2 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
2 11 (61.11%) WebLogic
3 8 (44.44%) iPlanet
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (22.22%) EPiServer
4 4 (22.22%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.56%) FCoE
5 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Solaris Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) HPUX Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Support
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Unix Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) J2EE
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (50.00%) AIX
2 9 (50.00%) HPUX
3 6 (33.33%) SUSE
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Debian
5 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) FreeBSD
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 9 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) C-shell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (33.33%) KVM
3 3 (16.67%) ISA Server
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (11.11%) Samba
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) F5
4 8 (44.44%) Sun
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) Veritas
6 6 (33.33%) PlateSpin
7 4 (22.22%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) BEA
9 1 (5.56%) Citrix
9 1 (5.56%) Cognos
9 1 (5.56%) Opsware
9 1 (5.56%) Qualys
9 1 (5.56%) Siebel