The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 67 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 1.39% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 4.78% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £500 £420 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £305 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 293 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.36% 29.04% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 176 135
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Reading

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Reading

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Reading

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (83.33%) VMware
3 18 (75.00%) Unix
3 18 (75.00%) Windows
4 16 (66.67%) Cisco
5 15 (62.50%) AIX
5 15 (62.50%) SAN
5 15 (62.50%) EMC
5 15 (62.50%) Shell Script
5 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
6 14 (58.33%) EMC VNX
6 14 (58.33%) EMC VMAX
6 14 (58.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (58.33%) Mainframe
6 14 (58.33%) NetApp
6 14 (58.33%) IBM
7 12 (50.00%) Law
8 7 (29.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (25.00%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) Oracle
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) Firewall
11 3 (12.50%) Project Management
11 3 (12.50%) Veritas
11 3 (12.50%) VPN
11 3 (12.50%) Banking
11 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
12 2 (8.33%) Line Management
12 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) ATM
3 2 (8.33%) Broadband
3 2 (8.33%) DSLAM
3 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (8.33%) PPP
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) xDSL
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) IMAP
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) MRTG
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (50.00%) Law
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Finance Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Control Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 14 (58.33%) EMC VMAX
2 14 (58.33%) EMC VNX
2 14 (58.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (58.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (75.00%) Unix
2 18 (75.00%) Windows
3 15 (62.50%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) CentOS
5 1 (4.17%) Debian
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) Line Management
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) Business Development
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Facilities Management
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Korn
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNA
1 2 (8.33%) CCNP
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) PMP
1 2 (8.33%) SCSA
1 2 (8.33%) Sun Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CISA
2 1 (4.17%) CISM
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Ceph
2 1 (4.17%) Dovecot
2 1 (4.17%) iptables
2 1 (4.17%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.17%) Squid
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Cacti
2 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) RANCID
2 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) VMware
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
3 15 (62.50%) EMC
4 14 (58.33%) IBM
4 14 (58.33%) NetApp
5 6 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (12.50%) Veritas
8 2 (8.33%) Huawei
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) Sun
9 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.17%) Juniper
9 1 (4.17%) Progress
9 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire