The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.85% 2.04% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 9.62% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £272 £271 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -21.93%  
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 Nottingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 50 104 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 14.25% 21.27% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 44
Median daily rate £350 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 13
Median hourly rate £10.75 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.86% -19.44%  
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 Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Nottingham

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Nottingham

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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Sun
2 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 7 (77.78%) AIX
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) J2EE
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) BEA
3 6 (66.67%) iPlanet
3 6 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (66.67%) Six Sigma
3 6 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) BIG-IP
3 6 (66.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL V3
4 5 (55.56%) JSP 440
4 5 (55.56%) Veritas
4 5 (55.56%) JSP
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (66.67%) iPlanet
1 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) BIG-IP
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
4 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 2 (22.22%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Enterprise Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) JSP
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) HP Storage
1 3 (33.33%) HP StoreVirtual
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Grid Computing
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) AIX
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
1 6 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL V3
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) IT Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) QMS
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) JSP 440
2 4 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
3 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (22.22%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (22.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Sun
2 6 (66.67%) BEA
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas
4 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
4 4 (44.44%) EMC
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
5 3 (33.33%) SAP
6 2 (22.22%) BMC
6 2 (22.22%) Cognos
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Opsware
6 2 (22.22%) Qualys