The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 23 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 99 71
Rank change year-on-year +18 -28  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.46% 0.95% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.99% 3.06% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 19
Median daily rate £400 £384 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -9.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hampshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 434 621 651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 24.40% 31.17% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 376 377
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 59
Median hourly rate £13.26 £47.83 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.27% +184.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £18.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Hampshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Hampshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Hampshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Hampshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Havant +7 10 £400 +5.26%
Portsmouth +6 7 £488 +39.28%
Hook +7 4 £363 -1.69%
Basingstoke -6 3 - -
Solaris
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 35 (66.04%) Linux
2 29 (54.72%) Oracle
3 27 (50.94%) SAN
4 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
4 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
4 19 (35.85%) AIX
5 18 (33.96%) Tivoli
5 18 (33.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (33.96%) Shell Script
6 17 (32.08%) SQL
6 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
7 16 (30.19%) Oracle Clusterware
7 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
8 15 (28.30%) Korn
9 14 (26.42%) WebSphere
9 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
9 14 (26.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (26.42%) Veritas
10 13 (24.53%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (22.64%) Software Distribution
11 12 (22.64%) NAS
11 12 (22.64%) Server Building
11 12 (22.64%) Netcool
11 12 (22.64%) Citrix
11 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) IPsec
11 12 (22.64%) Clustering
12 11 (20.75%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (16.98%) Degree

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 14 (26.42%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.94%) SAN
2 12 (22.64%) IPsec
2 12 (22.64%) NAS
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
4 3 (5.66%) Internet
4 3 (5.66%) LDAP
5 2 (3.77%) SSL
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.77%) DB2
4 2 (3.77%) Informix
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) ClearCase
1 4 (7.55%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (9.43%) Local Government
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Military
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) AIX Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Administrator
4 8 (15.09%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) NOC Technician
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Build Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) E-Business Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Java Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) JSP
4 1 (1.89%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Servlets
4 1 (1.89%) SPML
4 1 (1.89%) Spring
4 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.89%) XSD
4 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Clustering
2 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Blog
3 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) DataPower
4 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 35 (66.04%) Linux
2 19 (35.85%) AIX
3 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (15.09%) Windows
5 7 (13.21%) Unix
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.89%) CentOS
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
2 12 (22.64%) Server Building
2 12 (22.64%) Software Distribution
3 11 (20.75%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (13.21%) Time Management
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.77%) Software Delivery
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.89%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.89%) Migration
8 1 (1.89%) RUP
8 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) Shell Script
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) Korn
4 4 (7.55%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) AWK
6 1 (1.89%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.89%) Jython
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) Degree
4 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.89%) ISEB
7 1 (1.89%) OCP
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.89%) RHCA
7 1 (1.89%) RHCE
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) Oracle Clusterware
3 13 (24.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.55%) NFS
4 4 (7.55%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.77%) Samba
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.89%) Firmware
6 1 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Tivoli
1 18 (33.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (26.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (22.64%) Netcool
4 7 (13.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (7.55%) SCCM
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (3.77%) Nagios
8 1 (1.89%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Oracle
2 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
3 14 (26.42%) Veritas
4 12 (22.64%) Citrix
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.55%) VMware
7 3 (5.66%) Sun
8 2 (3.77%) CA
8 2 (3.77%) HP
8 2 (3.77%) IBM
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.77%) Remedy
8 2 (3.77%) Sybase
9 1 (1.89%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) F5