The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 22 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 42 47
Contract jobs citing Solaris 0 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 2.46% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 8.21% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £400
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50%  
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 134 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 31.69% 29.98% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 110 65
Median daily rate £400 £450 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +59.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £24.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.10% +81.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in South Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (33.33%) SRDF
3 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (33.33%) FCoE
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) HBase
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) DataSynapse
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) FCoE
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) HBase
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) SRDF
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) VMware