Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 25 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.13% 2.06% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.14% 6.32% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 7
Essex median daily rate £544 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.33% -36.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £373 £255 £290
90th Percentile £670 £380 £575
East of England median daily rate £463 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +23.33% -1.32% -10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Essex median hourly rate - - £38.34
East of England median hourly rate - - £23.00

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 206 285 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.75% 32.57% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 151 130
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £149 £200 £176
90th Percentile £600 £480 £575
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 78
Essex median hourly rate £33.25 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.50% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £15.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.37 £40.40
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Southend-on-Sea -22 21 £550 +52.78% 1
Basildon - 1 £450 -
Solaris
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Essex region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 24 (96.00%) WebLogic
1 24 (96.00%) JBoss
2 22 (88.00%) Unix
3 19 (76.00%) J2EE
4 15 (60.00%) Linux
4 15 (60.00%) Middleware
5 13 (52.00%) webMethods
6 11 (44.00%) Apache
6 11 (44.00%) Oracle
7 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
7 10 (40.00%) SOA
8 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
8 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
8 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (32.00%) Confluence
9 8 (32.00%) TOGAF
9 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
9 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (32.00%) JIRA
9 8 (32.00%) Java
9 8 (32.00%) TDD
9 8 (32.00%) BEA
9 8 (32.00%) WebLogic Portal
10 7 (28.00%) Law
10 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 7 (28.00%) C
10 7 (28.00%) Project Planning

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 24 (96.00%) JBoss
1 24 (96.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (44.00%) Apache
3 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (32.00%) Confluence
4 8 (32.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (20.00%) Mule
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) IaaS
1 5 (20.00%) PaaS
1 5 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) HTTP
1 5 (20.00%) SSL
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Ingres
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (24.00%) Maven
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) AccuRev
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) Gradle
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (28.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Technical Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Trainee
3 4 (16.00%) IT Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Messaging Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) J2EE
2 15 (60.00%) Middleware
3 6 (24.00%) Java SE
3 6 (24.00%) REST
3 6 (24.00%) SOAP
3 6 (24.00%) Spring
3 6 (24.00%) Web Services
3 6 (24.00%) XML
4 5 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (20.00%) Java EE
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) JSON Schema
4 5 (20.00%) OAuth
4 5 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (20.00%) WSDL
4 5 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) EclipseLink
5 1 (4.00%) Struts
5 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Unix
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) AIX
5 5 (20.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) SOA
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
3 8 (32.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) TOGAF
4 7 (28.00%) Kanban
4 7 (28.00%) Microservices
4 7 (28.00%) Project Planning
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) API Design
6 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) Data Analytics
8 3 (12.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) C
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Groovy
5 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.00%) XPath
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Ansible
1 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) webMethods
2 11 (44.00%) Oracle
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (32.00%) BEA
5 7 (28.00%) WSO2
6 2 (8.00%) HP