Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 135 191
Rank change year-on-year -22 +56 -31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 40 74 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 1.27% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.79% 5.89% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 20
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +90.79%
10th Percentile £313 £324 £265
90th Percentile £600 £450 £408
England median daily rate £425 £400 £424
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.66% -0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +7.64% +27.43% -1.74%

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 1056 1256 1393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.79% 21.63% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 744 788
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 164
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.73 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.30 £43.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -8 18 £390 +4.00% 1
Wiltshire -18 11 £369 -9.23%
Devon - 7 £575 -
Gloucestershire -1 3 - -
Somerset -7 1 £575 +64.29%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 37 (92.50%) Unix
2 30 (75.00%) Linux
3 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
4 18 (45.00%) ITIL
5 16 (40.00%) JBoss
6 15 (37.50%) Apache
6 15 (37.50%) Red Hat
7 14 (35.00%) Oracle
7 14 (35.00%) Firewall
8 13 (32.50%) VMware
8 13 (32.50%) Windows
8 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
8 13 (32.50%) Cisco
8 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
9 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
9 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
9 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
10 11 (27.50%) J2EE
10 11 (27.50%) WebLogic
11 10 (25.00%) AIX
11 10 (25.00%) DNS
12 9 (22.50%) Clustering
12 9 (22.50%) Sun
12 9 (22.50%) Middleware
12 9 (22.50%) HPUX
13 8 (20.00%) Project Management
13 8 (20.00%) iPlanet
13 8 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
13 8 (20.00%) F5
13 8 (20.00%) High Availability

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 16 (40.00%) JBoss
2 15 (37.50%) Apache
3 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 11 (27.50%) WebLogic
5 8 (20.00%) iPlanet
5 8 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (17.50%) IIS
6 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (10.00%) EPiServer
7 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (7.50%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
9 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
10 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
10 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
10 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
2 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 4 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.50%) FCoE
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) LDAP
6 1 (2.50%) NAS
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (7.50%) GIS
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Administrator
2 12 (30.00%) Unix Administrator
3 11 (27.50%) Solaris Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 9 (22.50%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Applications Support
8 3 (7.50%) DevOps Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (7.50%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) J2EE
2 9 (22.50%) Middleware
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) JTS
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (22.50%) Clustering
3 7 (17.50%) Freedom of Information
3 7 (17.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.50%) CESG
5 1 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Unix
2 30 (75.00%) Linux
3 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 10 (25.00%) AIX
5 9 (22.50%) HPUX
6 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.00%) SUSE
7 4 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.00%) CentOS
9 2 (5.00%) Debian
10 1 (2.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (20.00%) High Availability
3 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Data Protection
4 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
5 6 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.00%) Change Control
8 2 (5.00%) Demand Management
8 2 (5.00%) Web Operations
9 1 (2.50%) Line Management
9 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.50%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C-shell
4 1 (2.50%) Korn
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.50%) CISM
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) CLAS
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) KVM
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (5.00%) Samba
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.50%) iptables
6 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Ganglia
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) Nessus
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) Nmap
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle
3 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Sun
5 8 (20.00%) F5
6 7 (17.50%) Veritas
7 6 (15.00%) PlateSpin
8 4 (10.00%) HP
9 3 (7.50%) BEA
9 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.50%) Citrix
10 1 (2.50%) Cognos
10 1 (2.50%) IBM
10 1 (2.50%) Opsware
10 1 (2.50%) Qualys
10 1 (2.50%) Siebel