Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 150 111
Rank change year-on-year +39 -39 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 40 3 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.25% 0.090% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 0.55% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 21
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £650 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +73.33% -12.28%
10th Percentile £305 £625 £255
90th Percentile £441 £675 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +7.64% +27.43% -1.74%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 680 542 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.30% 16.35% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 311 284
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +8.07% +6.77%
10th Percentile £186 £133 £210
90th Percentile £500 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 68 106
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.58 £21.80 £19.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +18 29 £375 -42.31%
Nottinghamshire - 10 £325 - 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (97.50%) Unix
2 37 (92.50%) Linux
3 36 (90.00%) Oracle
4 35 (87.50%) Sun
5 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
6 27 (67.50%) Veritas
7 26 (65.00%) Perl
7 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
7 26 (65.00%) Korn
8 23 (57.50%) SAP
9 22 (55.00%) ERP
9 22 (55.00%) SAP ERP
9 22 (55.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (55.00%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (50.00%) Python
10 20 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (42.50%) AIX
12 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
13 13 (32.50%) Apache
13 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
14 12 (30.00%) iPlanet
14 12 (30.00%) SUSE
14 12 (30.00%) Firewall
14 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
14 12 (30.00%) JBoss
14 12 (30.00%) HPUX
14 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
14 12 (30.00%) Oracle Application Server
15 11 (27.50%) Clustering
15 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing

Solaris
Co-occurring 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 13 (32.50%) Apache
2 12 (30.00%) iPlanet
2 12 (30.00%) JBoss
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
4 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (55.00%) SAP ERP
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (30.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (12.50%) DNS
4 5 (12.50%) FCoE
4 5 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 4 (10.00%) NAS
5 4 (10.00%) WAN
6 3 (7.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Unix Engineer
2 22 (55.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 17 (42.50%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) C Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Unix Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) AIX Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Clustering
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (97.50%) Unix
2 37 (92.50%) Linux
3 17 (42.50%) AIX
4 12 (30.00%) HPUX
4 12 (30.00%) SUSE
5 6 (15.00%) Windows
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) ERP
2 20 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (27.50%) Load Balancing
4 10 (25.00%) High Availability
5 6 (15.00%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (5.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.50%) DevOps
8 1 (2.50%) Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) Korn
1 26 (65.00%) Perl
2 20 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.00%) C-shell
3 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 22 (55.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) KVM
3 5 (12.50%) Samba
3 5 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Oracle
2 35 (87.50%) Sun
3 27 (67.50%) Veritas
4 23 (57.50%) SAP
5 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco
6 11 (27.50%) F5
7 8 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
9 5 (12.50%) PlateSpin
10 3 (7.50%) Borland
10 3 (7.50%) Cognos
10 3 (7.50%) Opsware
11 1 (2.50%) Citrix
11 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.50%) StorageTek