The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 50 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.28% 1.69% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.14% 5.33% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £544 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.02% -7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 150 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.32% 31.71% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 57 55
Median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £144 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 62 27
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £27.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Essex

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Essex over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Essex

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Essex

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 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
Southend-on-Sea -27 11 £544 +53.13%
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Unix
2 13 (72.22%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Relational Database
3 12 (66.67%) J2EE
3 12 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 12 (66.67%) JBoss
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) Web Services
5 8 (44.44%) XML
6 7 (38.89%) Oracle
6 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
6 7 (38.89%) SOA
6 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
7 6 (33.33%) Apache
7 6 (33.33%) OO
8 5 (27.78%) XHTML
8 5 (27.78%) MySQL
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) HTML
8 5 (27.78%) SOAP
8 5 (27.78%) CSS
8 5 (27.78%) Ant
8 5 (27.78%) Middleware
8 5 (27.78%) B2C
8 5 (27.78%) IBM
8 5 (27.78%) Red Hat

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 12 (66.67%) JBoss
1 12 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
3 6 (33.33%) Apache
4 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
5 3 (16.67%) CMS
5 3 (16.67%) Confluence
5 3 (16.67%) Mule
6 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Google Analytics
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) Relational Database
2 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
3 5 (27.78%) MySQL
3 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (22.22%) Ingres
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Ant
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
1 5 (27.78%) Maven
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (11.11%) AccuRev
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Gradle
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Law
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
1 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) IT Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) J2EE
2 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) XML
3 5 (27.78%) Ajax
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) Java SE
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 5 (27.78%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) SOAP
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
3 5 (27.78%) XHTML
4 3 (16.67%) Java EE
4 3 (16.67%) JSON
4 3 (16.67%) JSP
4 3 (16.67%) LESS
4 3 (16.67%) OAuth
4 3 (16.67%) Sass
4 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 3 (16.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Team
1 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Unix
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) AIX
5 3 (16.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) SOA
4 6 (33.33%) OO
5 5 (27.78%) B2C
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) Microservices
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (16.67%) Content Management
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) RAD
7 3 (16.67%) SEO
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Groovy
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) XPath
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) webMethods
3 4 (22.22%) WSO2
4 3 (16.67%) FatWire
4 3 (16.67%) Google
4 3 (16.67%) Omniture
5 2 (11.11%) Adobe
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) BEA
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft