The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 45 - 58
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.90% - 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% - 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
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 - £50.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +26.58%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 84 137 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.23% 30.65% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 72
Median daily rate £165 £358 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Gloucestershire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Gloucestershire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Gloucester - 2 £450 -
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) MS Access
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Netcool
3 2 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 2 (40.00%) Unicenter
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Live Communications Server
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (20.00%) Captiva
2 1 (20.00%) Documentum
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MS Access
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Documentum Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Earned Value Management
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) Netcool
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (40.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Meridio
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat