The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 14 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.90% 0.15% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.51% 0.71% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 215 141 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 29.17% 20.98% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 83
Median daily rate £375 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £11.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.13 £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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Milton Keynes

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 10 (62.50%) AIX
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) Ansible
7 6 (37.50%) DevOps
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) SAN
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) IIS
7 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (31.25%) Validation
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) GitLab
8 5 (31.25%) Rundeck
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (25.00%) Office 365
9 4 (25.00%) SCOM
9 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (25.00%) NAS
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (25.00%) Firewall

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (37.50%) IIS
1 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 4 (25.00%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (18.75%) Big Data
3 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) GitLab
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) Laravel
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) YAML
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) zOS
7 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Personalization
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) PHP
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCITP
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
2 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 5 (31.25%) Rundeck
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) StorageTek
3 4 (25.00%) Sun
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle