The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 28 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 53 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.82% 0.91% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.75% 2.96% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £525 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +110.00%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 109 135 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 29.62% 30.61% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 103 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Sheffield

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) SUSE
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (66.67%) Replication
4 6 (66.67%) SAN
4 6 (66.67%) AIX
4 6 (66.67%) IBM
4 6 (66.67%) EMC
4 6 (66.67%) NAS
5 5 (55.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (55.56%) SRDF
5 5 (55.56%) NetApp
5 5 (55.56%) Veritas
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (55.56%) NFS
5 5 (55.56%) Finance
6 4 (44.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (44.44%) Change Management
6 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (44.44%) Symmetrix
6 4 (44.44%) Unix
6 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (44.44%) DNS
6 4 (44.44%) VMS
6 4 (44.44%) Sun
6 4 (44.44%) LDAP

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
1 2 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) DataSynapse
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) NAS
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) FCoE
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Multicast
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) HBase
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (22.22%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (11.11%) Rendezvous
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Replication
2 4 (44.44%) Symmetrix
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (77.78%) SUSE
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) VMS
5 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (55.56%) NFS
2 5 (55.56%) SRDF
2 5 (55.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (44.44%) Veritas File System
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) KVM
5 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) EMC
3 6 (66.67%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) NetApp
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (55.56%) Veritas
5 4 (44.44%) Sun
6 3 (33.33%) Intel
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) Sybase
7 1 (11.11%) TIBCO