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 22 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 68 52
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.45% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 2.72% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £350 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.20% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £400
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50%  
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 147 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.64% 16.69% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 87 109
Median daily rate £367 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £228 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.60 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) yum
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (33.33%) GitHub

Solaris
Co-occurring 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 (33.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISA
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (33.33%) vMotion
1 1 (33.33%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas