The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / East Midlands
Rank 81 66 93
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.88% 1.79% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% 8.98% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 3
Median daily rate £353 £370 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.72% +6.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £273 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £404 £349
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 285 323 380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.35% 19.90% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 157 180
Median daily rate £310 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.14% -2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 45
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the East Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the East Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the East Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Derbyshire -12 10 £355 -7.91%
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £272 +0.27% 1
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 19 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (94.74%) Sun
3 14 (73.68%) Veritas
4 12 (63.16%) SAP
4 12 (63.16%) ERP
4 12 (63.16%) SAP ERP
4 12 (63.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) Unix
6 8 (42.11%) Linux
7 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
8 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) F5
8 6 (31.58%) BEA
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco
8 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) AIX
8 6 (31.58%) J2EE
8 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
8 6 (31.58%) Java
8 6 (31.58%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) iPlanet
8 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (31.58%) Six Sigma
8 6 (31.58%) Project Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (31.58%) iPlanet
1 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 12 (63.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
3 3 (15.79%) NAS
4 2 (10.53%) FTP
4 2 (10.53%) SSH
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Consultant
1 11 (57.89%) Solaris Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Chief Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Chief Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) J2EE
2 5 (26.32%) JSP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) HP Storage
1 3 (15.79%) HP StoreVirtual
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Grid Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ERP
2 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Six Sigma
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
4 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) QMS
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) JSP 440
2 4 (21.05%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
3 3 (15.79%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (10.53%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (10.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (94.74%) Sun
3 14 (73.68%) Veritas
4 12 (63.16%) SAP
5 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
6 6 (31.58%) BEA
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) F5
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
7 4 (21.05%) EMC
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
8 2 (10.53%) BMC
8 2 (10.53%) Cognos
8 2 (10.53%) NetApp
8 2 (10.53%) Opsware
8 2 (10.53%) Qualys
9 1 (5.26%) Citrix
9 1 (5.26%) Microsoft