The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 30 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 1.91% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 6.50% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -10.12%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 123 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 19.37% 29.43% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 64 41
Median daily rate £296 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.54% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £165 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Cambridge

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) VMware