The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 28 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 6.25% - 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.48% - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
Median daily rate £600 - £288
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 - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 County Antrim with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 84 23 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 40.38% 20.72% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 13 20
Median daily rate £423 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in County Antrim

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in County Antrim over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in County Antrim

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Belfast - 13 £600 -
Solaris
Northern Ireland

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

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

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (93.33%) Perl
2 28 (93.33%) Unix
2 28 (93.33%) KDB
2 28 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (93.33%) Kdb+
3 18 (60.00%) Analytics
4 17 (56.67%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
8 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
8 2 (6.67%) Middleware
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Windows
8 2 (6.67%) AIX
8 2 (6.67%) MS Project
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) KDB
1 28 (93.33%) Kdb+
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
1 28 (93.33%) KDB Developer
2 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (93.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (93.33%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Perl
2 9 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree