The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.61% - 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% - 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £385 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 - £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 - £473
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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 52 82 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 15.90% 27.99% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 53
Median daily rate £395 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Median hourly rate £17.77 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.80 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.55 £22.50 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Oxford

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Unix Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared