Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 93 102
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 12 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.64% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.27% 3.82% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Bristol median daily rate £344 £375 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -8.81% +11.53%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £339
90th Percentile £408 £436 £473
South West median daily rate £401 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +7.00% -3.23% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 367 262 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.55% 17.05% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 166 160
Bristol median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £149 £131 £125
90th Percentile £538 £556 £488
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 39
Bristol median hourly rate £17.13 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.43% +15.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.50 £11.70
90th Percentile £43.68 £50.25 £47.25
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +2.94% -13.92% +16.18%

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 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 22 January 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) EMC
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (41.67%) Security Hardening
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) EPiServer
5 4 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) J2EE
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) BEA

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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) EPiServer
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) AIX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Security Hardening
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) CLAS
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
2 1 (8.33%) Nmap
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) EMC
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) BEA
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Qualys
5 1 (8.33%) Siebel
5 1 (8.33%) VMware