Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 81 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 37 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.58% 2.75% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 10.09% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 9
Essex median daily rate £434 £547 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.67% +114.51% -36.25%
East of England median daily rate £425 £510 £350
% change year-on-year -16.67% +45.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 370 228 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.78% 27.24% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 126 127
Essex median daily rate £450 £458 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +52.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £165 £219 £170
90th Percentile £600 £599 £503
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 85
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £34.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.70% +107.06% -29.79%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £28.13 £63.75 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -10.81%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea +1 20 £425 -22.30%
Basildon - 5 £500 - 1
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 36 (97.30%) Linux
2 32 (86.49%) Unix
3 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
4 22 (59.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (56.76%) Windows
5 21 (56.76%) Shell Script
5 21 (56.76%) DevOps
6 20 (54.05%) Ansible
7 18 (48.65%) Apache
8 17 (45.95%) WebLogic
8 17 (45.95%) Oracle
9 16 (43.24%) Web Services
9 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
10 15 (40.54%) CentOS
10 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (40.54%) AIX
11 14 (37.84%) Analytics
12 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
12 12 (32.43%) Validation
12 12 (32.43%) Replication
13 11 (29.73%) webMethods
13 11 (29.73%) BEA
13 11 (29.73%) SQL
14 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
14 10 (27.03%) JBoss
14 10 (27.03%) Middleware
14 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
14 10 (27.03%) Docker
15 9 (24.32%) Opsview
15 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 18 (48.65%) Apache
2 17 (45.95%) WebLogic
3 10 (27.03%) JBoss
3 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
4 7 (18.92%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (16.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) SSH
2 7 (18.92%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Hadoop
1 9 (24.32%) Ingres
1 9 (24.32%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.92%) AccuRev
3 7 (18.92%) Ant
3 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
3 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
3 7 (18.92%) JUnit
3 7 (18.92%) Maven
3 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 7 (18.92%) Subversion
4 6 (16.22%) Gradle
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.11%) CA Gen
7 2 (5.41%) JIRA
8 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.70%) Hudson
8 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.70%) JMeter
8 1 (2.70%) QF-Test
General
1 6 (16.22%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Unix Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Solaris Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) Middleware
3 9 (24.32%) J2EE
4 7 (18.92%) CSS
4 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 7 (18.92%) SOAP
4 7 (18.92%) Spring
4 7 (18.92%) XML
5 6 (16.22%) Ajax
5 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 6 (16.22%) JAX-RS
5 6 (16.22%) JAX-WS
5 6 (16.22%) JPA
5 6 (16.22%) JSR 170
5 6 (16.22%) OSGi
5 6 (16.22%) REST
5 6 (16.22%) SAML
5 6 (16.22%) Spring MVC
5 6 (16.22%) Struts
5 6 (16.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Replication
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Linux
2 32 (86.49%) Unix
3 22 (59.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (56.76%) Windows
5 15 (40.54%) AIX
5 15 (40.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) DevOps
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) Analytics
4 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
4 12 (32.43%) Validation
5 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
7 7 (18.92%) TDD
7 7 (18.92%) User Stories
8 6 (16.22%) Change Control
8 6 (16.22%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Microservices
8 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) Information Management
9 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
9 5 (13.51%) OO
9 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Shell Script
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Perl
5 3 (8.11%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) Dart
6 1 (2.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Docker
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (54.05%) Ansible
2 9 (24.32%) Opsview
3 1 (2.70%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Oracle
2 11 (29.73%) BEA
2 11 (29.73%) webMethods
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.22%) Adobe
4 6 (16.22%) IBM
5 4 (10.81%) Informatica
6 2 (5.41%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (2.70%) HP