The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 102 119
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 30 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.29% 1.21% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.16% 4.97% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 6
Median daily rate £420 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £400
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.60
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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 581 624 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.04% 24.44% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 347 428
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 103
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.45 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the East of England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the East of England

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the East of England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 22 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
Essex -14 13 £544 +43.15%
Hertfordshire +3 10 £425 -10.52% 2
Bedfordshire -9 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 3 £325 -4.41%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 28 (77.78%) Unix
1 28 (77.78%) Linux
2 19 (52.78%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) J2EE
6 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 11 (30.56%) Oracle
7 11 (30.56%) WebLogic
7 11 (30.56%) JBoss
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (25.00%) XML
8 9 (25.00%) Apache
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
8 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
9 8 (22.22%) HPUX
9 8 (22.22%) Web Services
9 8 (22.22%) MySQL
10 7 (19.44%) SOA
10 7 (19.44%) VMware
10 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
11 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco
11 6 (16.67%) IBM
11 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
11 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (16.67%) AIX

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (30.56%) JBoss
1 11 (30.56%) WebLogic
2 9 (25.00%) Apache
3 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (11.11%) Confluence
5 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 3 (8.33%) CMS
7 2 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (5.56%) MediaWiki
7 2 (5.56%) Mule
7 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
7 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (8.33%) SaaS
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
1 4 (11.11%) X.500
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
4 1 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (11.11%) Ingres
4 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.78%) Big Data
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Maven
2 5 (13.89%) Ant
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) Subversion
4 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 3 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) AccuRev
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Gradle
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) Log4j
6 1 (2.78%) Mockito
6 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
1 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Administrator
2 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.56%) WebLogic Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) J2EE
2 9 (25.00%) XML
3 8 (22.22%) Web Services
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) HTML
4 5 (13.89%) REST
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) Spring
4 5 (13.89%) XHTML
5 4 (11.11%) Java SE
5 4 (11.11%) JSP
5 4 (11.11%) Middleware
6 3 (8.33%) HTML5
6 3 (8.33%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) LESS
6 3 (8.33%) Sass
6 3 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 3 (8.33%) XSLT
7 2 (5.56%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.33%) Web 2.0
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Linux
1 28 (77.78%) Unix
2 19 (52.78%) Windows
3 8 (22.22%) HPUX
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
5 6 (16.67%) AIX
6 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (5.56%) Debian
8 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.78%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) TDD
3 7 (19.44%) SOA
4 6 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (13.89%) B2C
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.11%) DevOps
6 4 (11.11%) Kanban
6 4 (11.11%) RAD
7 3 (8.33%) Analytics
7 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Content Management
7 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.33%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) SEO
7 3 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) C
5 2 (5.56%) Groovy
5 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Samba
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
3 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.78%) EMC TimeFinder
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (2.78%) OpenView
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.78%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) HP
4 5 (13.89%) Sun
5 3 (8.33%) FatWire
5 3 (8.33%) Google
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) Omniture
5 3 (8.33%) webMethods
5 3 (8.33%) WSO2
6 2 (5.56%) Adobe
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) BEA
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) SAP