Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 68 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.19% 1.46% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.33% 7.60% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 6
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.27% +22.50% -
10th Percentile £390 £350 £369
90th Percentile £545 £568 £450
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.97% +3.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Sheffield with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 150 171 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 22.39% 19.24% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 123 134
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £340 £309 £196
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £470 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 20
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +42.86% -18.33%
10th Percentile £9.77 £12.10 £9.23
90th Percentile £21.40 £35.13 £18.30
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year -13.11% +17.31% -13.33%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Sheffield over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Investment Management
4 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Server Building
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) SMS
5 2 (25.00%) AIX
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (12.50%) SAN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
1 2 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (50.00%) Server Building
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) VMware