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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 102 135
Rank change year-on-year -27 +33  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 1.17% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 5.14% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 1
Median daily rate £306 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.96% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 455 662 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.64% 22.78% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 397 309
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 84
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.43 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -4 4 £338 -25.00%
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
Bristol -19 2 £231 -38.33% 3
Devon - 1 £525 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 18 (62.07%) Unix
1 18 (62.07%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
4 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) Oracle
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
7 9 (31.03%) SAN
8 7 (24.14%) ITIL
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco
10 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.24%) Replication
10 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
10 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (17.24%) NAS
10 5 (17.24%) vSphere
10 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
11 4 (13.79%) Data Quality
11 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
11 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
11 4 (13.79%) Project Management
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) HP
11 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
11 4 (13.79%) Java

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 3 (10.34%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Captiva
2 2 (6.90%) Documentum
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) Live Communications Server
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) NAS
3 3 (10.34%) VoIP
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) MS Access
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Linux
1 18 (62.07%) Unix
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Change Control
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Content Management
3 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.90%) Demand Management
3 2 (6.90%) Earned Value Management
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) SDLC
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.90%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.79%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) RHCE
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (6.90%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) CISSP
4 2 (6.90%) CLAS
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) RMADS
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.45%) NFS
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.90%) Netcool
1 2 (6.90%) Nmap
1 2 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (6.90%) Unicenter
1 2 (6.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
3 11 (37.93%) Oracle
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.34%) Sun
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) EMC
8 2 (6.90%) Meridio
8 2 (6.90%) Qualys
8 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 1 (3.45%) Canon
9 1 (3.45%) IBM
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