The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 102 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.54% 0.53% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.06% 2.14% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £391 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.05% +28.57%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 196 374 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 17.79% 24.97% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 264 213
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.08 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £16.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Leeds

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) AIX
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) IBM
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Sun
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) System Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) CentOS
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) DMZ
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) CentOS
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) SUSE
7 1 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
1 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) KYC
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) KVM
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (8.33%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Sun
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas