Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 164 166
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing Solaris 44 32 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.94% 3.09% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 29
South West median daily rate £459 £403 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.91% +11.81% -7.10%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £255
90th Percentile £532 £600 £431
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -45.00% +85.19%

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 1,499 1,036 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.80% 20.00% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 590 638
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £138 £142 £128
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 89 131
South West median hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.14% +6.06% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.90 £43.08 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.13 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% +5.30% -0.48%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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
Wiltshire -29 20 £425 +13.33% 3
Gloucestershire +5 18 £488 -
Somerset 0 3 - -
Bristol -24 3 £419 +21.82% 2
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 33 (75.00%) Linux
2 30 (68.18%) Unix
3 29 (65.91%) Red Hat
4 24 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
6 17 (38.64%) DV Cleared
7 15 (34.09%) CentOS
8 13 (29.55%) AIX
9 12 (27.27%) VMware
10 11 (25.00%) Windows
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (22.73%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
11 10 (22.73%) SQL
11 10 (22.73%) Degree
11 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
12 9 (20.45%) Oracle
12 9 (20.45%) DHCP
12 9 (20.45%) DNS
12 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.45%) OpenShift
12 9 (20.45%) Docker
13 8 (18.18%) DevOps
13 8 (18.18%) Ansible
13 8 (18.18%) Middleware
13 8 (18.18%) Firewall
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco

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 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.55%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) OpenShift
2 8 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DHCP
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) DB2
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Gerrit
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Administrator
2 9 (20.45%) Systems Administrator
2 9 (20.45%) Unix Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 8 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) Applications Support
4 7 (15.91%) DBA
4 7 (15.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes Specialist
7 3 (6.82%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Middleware
2 4 (9.09%) KML
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) jQuery
3 2 (4.55%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) XMPP
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Linux
2 30 (68.18%) Unix
3 24 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (34.09%) CentOS
5 13 (29.55%) AIX
6 11 (25.00%) Windows
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (6.82%) zOS
11 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 10 (22.73%) Technical Leadership
3 8 (18.18%) DevOps
3 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 7 (15.91%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.27%) Change Control
7 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.27%) Migration
7 1 (2.27%) Open Source
7 1 (2.27%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.27%) Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) DV Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
1 9 (20.45%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Ansible
1 8 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.27%) Netcool
4 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.27%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.36%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.55%) Informatica
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
7 2 (4.55%) Teradata
8 1 (2.27%) EMC
8 1 (2.27%) HP
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Veritas