Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 63 77
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14 +17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 9 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 2.28% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.52% 12.36% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 24
Reading median daily rate £325 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £330 £411
90th Percentile £550 £498 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £298 £450
% change year-on-year +9.06% -33.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £41.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.00% - -

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 256 275 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.92% 18.47% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 151 288
Reading median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £220
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 71
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £33.67 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +22.44% +61.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) Xen
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Ansible
3 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Exalogic
4 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
4 5 (55.56%) Contingency Planning
4 5 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) NAS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Exadata
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Administrator
2 6 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (44.44%) Server Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Contingency Planning
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
1 7 (77.78%) Perl
2 6 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Ansible
1 6 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle