Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 165 131
Rank change year-on-year -45 -34 +64
Contract jobs citing Solaris 19 39 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.69% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 3.67% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 49
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £195 £313 £324
90th Percentile £528 £600 £450
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.75 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -54.19% +7.64% +27.43%

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 1,415 1,062 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.58% 18.76% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 633 742
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £135
90th Percentile £575 £513 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 94 121
South West median hourly rate £20.97 £17.50 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.83% +14.68% -12.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.45 £44.63 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 November 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 17 November 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
Wiltshire -19 11 £350 -5.08%
Bristol -23 4 £425 +8.97% 6
Gloucestershire -11 3 £195 -
Somerset +2 1 - - 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) DHCP
4 9 (47.37%) Linux
4 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
5 8 (42.11%) AIX
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (42.11%) Ansible
5 8 (42.11%) Docker
6 7 (36.84%) DevOps
6 7 (36.84%) OpenShift
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (36.84%) Gerrit
6 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) Middleware
6 7 (36.84%) Firewall
7 6 (31.58%) Oracle
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (26.32%) Apache

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 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (36.84%) OpenShift
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 11 (57.89%) DHCP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
4 4 (21.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (36.84%) Gerrit
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Military
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) KML
2 2 (10.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) AIX
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) DevOps
1 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
3 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) NsoIT
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Docker
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Ansible
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes
3 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 3 (15.79%) WSUS
4 2 (10.53%) Data Guard
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (10.53%) Netcool
4 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (10.53%) SCOM
4 2 (10.53%) Unicenter
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (5.26%) Nagios
5 1 (5.26%) OpenView
5 1 (5.26%) Puppet
5 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
7 3 (15.79%) HP
8 2 (10.53%) Citrix
8 2 (10.53%) EMC
8 2 (10.53%) McAfee
8 2 (10.53%) Meridio
8 2 (10.53%) Veritas
9 1 (5.26%) SAP