Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 159 184
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 -33
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.03% 4.21% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 24
South West median daily rate £403 £360 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -5.57% +5.17%
10th Percentile £314 £255 £271
90th Percentile £600 £431 £481
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £29.75 £50.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -40.50% +83.49% -30.13%

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 1,057 1,068 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.25% 19.66% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 627 773
South West median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £151
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 134 142
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% -15.85% +20.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.83 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.08 £47.50 £45.98
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -11 14 £344 -3.51% 2
Devon +6 7 £575 +9.52% 2
Wiltshire +6 7 £364 +7.85% 2
Gloucestershire +4 3 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 30 (93.75%) Unix
2 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Oracle
4 12 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 11 (34.38%) Windows
5 11 (34.38%) ITIL
6 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Middleware
8 8 (25.00%) Project Management
9 7 (21.88%) EMC
9 7 (21.88%) JBoss
9 7 (21.88%) IIS
9 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
9 7 (21.88%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (21.88%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (21.88%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
9 7 (21.88%) Security Hardening
10 6 (18.75%) DevOps
10 6 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Service Management
10 6 (18.75%) Firewall
11 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
11 5 (15.63%) Apache
11 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
11 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco
11 5 (15.63%) Finance

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 7 (21.88%) IIS
1 7 (21.88%) JBoss
2 5 (15.63%) Apache
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.50%) EPiServer
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Administrator
1 9 (28.13%) Unix Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) JTS
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) J2EE
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (21.88%) Freedom of Information
2 7 (21.88%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.13%) CESG
3 1 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Unix
2 15 (46.88%) Linux
3 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.38%) AIX
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.25%) HPUX
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
3 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
3 7 (21.88%) Security Hardening
4 6 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps
4 6 (18.75%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
8 1 (3.13%) Information Security
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.13%) CISM
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP
5 1 (3.13%) CLAS
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) Nmap
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) EMC
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) BEA
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Qualys
5 1 (3.13%) Siebel