Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 July 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 174 125
Rank change year-on-year -12 -49 +49
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 28 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.51% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 2.96% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 59
South West median daily rate £376 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.75% -1.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £195 £186 £311
90th Percentile £481 £514 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +35.85%

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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,130 946 1,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.09% 17.08% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 568 765
South West median daily rate £375 £364 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +0.41% -0.68%
10th Percentile £158 £159 £183
90th Percentile £538 £525 £545
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 82 114
South West median hourly rate £17.88 £17.54 £16.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +4.81% -0.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £45.22
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the South West

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the South West

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the South West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the South West

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the South West

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -13 6 £390 -2.50% 1
Gloucestershire +3 3 £195 -56.67% 2
Somerset +9 1 - -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 11 (84.62%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) EMC
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) Apache
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) SCOM
5 3 (23.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Centrify
5 3 (23.08%) Skype
5 3 (23.08%) Security Hardening
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Apache
3 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) IIS
4 2 (15.38%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MS Access
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Technical Design Authority
1 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Service Owner
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) EMC Centera
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
1 3 (23.08%) Security Hardening
1 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) MCP
3 3 (23.08%) MCSA
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) ISA Server
5 1 (7.69%) Docker
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) SCSM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) Netcool
3 2 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Unicenter
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (7.69%) Nagios
4 1 (7.69%) OpenView
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (7.69%) Puppet
4 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) EMC
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Centrify
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Meridio
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Veritas
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp