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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 57 48 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 -27  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.94% 1.32% 7.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.34% 4.96% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 18
Median daily rate £333 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.87% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £379 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £450 £403
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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 171 121 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 40.33% 26.65% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 60 72
Median daily rate £335 £348 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -9.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.00 £42.50
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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Southend-on-Sea -25 1 - -
Solaris
East of England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Replication
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Ant
4 3 (42.86%) B2C
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) XHTML
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (28.57%) Adobe
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) JUnit
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server

Solaris
Top Related 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 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) DataStage
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) MaxDB
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Ant
2 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Gradle
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) HR Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Oracle Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Ajax
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 2 (28.57%) Ext JS
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) JAX-RS
3 2 (28.57%) JAX-WS
3 2 (28.57%) JPA
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) JSR 170
3 2 (28.57%) OSGi
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SAML
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Information Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) SOLID
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (14.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) FatWire
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Omniture
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata