The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 27 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 46 77
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.34% 2.02% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 6.90% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £325 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -10.52%  
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 174 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.60% 29.29% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 104 152
Median daily rate £280 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £137 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £503 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Cambridgeshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 2 £325 -4.41%
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) MediaWiki
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle