The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 29 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 > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 43
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.63% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Kent median daily rate - £450 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.97%  
South East median daily rate £400 £383 £450
% change year-on-year +4.57% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £51.00 -

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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 53 76 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 22.84% 23.97% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 135 88
Kent median daily rate £340 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.55%  
10th Percentile £310 £172 £103
90th Percentile £475 £925 £565
South East median daily rate £388 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +0.64% +3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.84
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +32.35%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in Kent

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Kent

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) YAML
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware