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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 108 122
Rank change year-on-year -15 +14  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 13 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 1.11% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.91% 5.25% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 12
Median daily rate £405 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +11.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £302 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 447 629 682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.70% 21.11% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 360 392
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 92
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.82 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Bristol +3 11 £400 +14.28% 5
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £575 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (88.46%) Unix
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle
4 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
6 10 (38.46%) ITIL
6 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Apache
7 9 (34.62%) JBoss
7 9 (34.62%) Windows
7 9 (34.62%) Firewall
8 8 (30.77%) WebLogic
8 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) Clustering
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco
9 7 (26.92%) AIX
9 7 (26.92%) Veritas
10 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
10 6 (23.08%) F5
10 6 (23.08%) High Availability
10 6 (23.08%) iPlanet
10 6 (23.08%) Sun
10 6 (23.08%) HPUX
10 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 6 (23.08%) J2EE
10 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
10 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle Application Server

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 9 (34.62%) Apache
1 9 (34.62%) JBoss
2 8 (30.77%) WebLogic
3 6 (23.08%) iPlanet
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.69%) Captiva
5 2 (7.69%) Documentum
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.69%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (7.69%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) FCoE
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) MS Access
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Solaris Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Documentum Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) CESG
2 2 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Unix
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) AIX
5 6 (23.08%) HPUX
6 5 (19.23%) SUSE
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
9 2 (7.69%) CentOS
9 2 (7.69%) Debian
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
10 1 (3.85%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) Component Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Content Management
4 2 (7.69%) Cryptography
4 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
4 2 (7.69%) Earned Value Management
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Product Management
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (7.69%) Web Operations
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) C-shell
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
3 2 (7.69%) CLAS
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) RMADS
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
2 5 (19.23%) KVM
2 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Samba
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
1 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
1 2 (7.69%) Nmap
1 2 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (7.69%) Unicenter
1 2 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 7 (26.92%) Veritas
5 6 (23.08%) F5
5 6 (23.08%) Sun
6 5 (19.23%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) PlateSpin
7 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 2 (7.69%) EMC
8 2 (7.69%) Meridio
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Qualys
9 1 (3.85%) Cognos
9 1 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (3.85%) Opsware
Bristol, Somerset
Robert Half
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