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 30 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 86
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.69% - 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% - 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Median daily rate £338 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -10.12%  

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 224 287 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 22.07% 19.94% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 186 162
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 14
Median hourly rate £16.60 £12.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -2.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.20 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) C
8 2 (16.67%) AIX
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (16.67%) Replication
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (16.67%) vSphere

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 1 (8.33%) DMZ
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
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%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) HPUX
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (8.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (8.33%) KYC
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) 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
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas