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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 55 50 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.65% 1.12% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.34% 3.70% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £500 £415 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +66.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +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 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 128 162 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 27.71% 30.17% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 114 38
Median daily rate £425 £390 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +56.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £288 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.98% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.65 £19.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in South Yorkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Sheffield +1 3 £500 +8.10%
Solaris
Yorkshire

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) SUSE
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
4 13 (72.22%) Unix
5 12 (66.67%) AIX
6 10 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (50.00%) Windows
8 8 (44.44%) Oracle
8 8 (44.44%) IBM
8 8 (44.44%) EMC
8 8 (44.44%) SAN
8 8 (44.44%) VMware
8 8 (44.44%) NAS
9 7 (38.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (38.89%) Finance
9 7 (38.89%) Veritas
10 6 (33.33%) Replication
10 6 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (27.78%) SRDF
11 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (27.78%) NetApp
11 5 (27.78%) Banking
11 5 (27.78%) NFS
12 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
12 4 (22.22%) DNS
12 4 (22.22%) VMS
12 4 (22.22%) Sun
12 4 (22.22%) Perl
12 4 (22.22%) LDAP

Solaris
Top Related 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 2 (11.11%) CICS
1 2 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) DataSynapse
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) NAS
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) FCoE
3 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Multicast
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) HBase
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Administrator
2 7 (38.89%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (27.78%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) AIX Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Solaris Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Unix Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) SAN Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Replication
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (22.22%) Symmetrix
4 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) SUSE
3 13 (72.22%) Unix
4 12 (66.67%) AIX
5 10 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (50.00%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (22.22%) VMS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Change Management
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (27.78%) NFS
3 5 (27.78%) SRDF
3 5 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (22.22%) Veritas File System
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) KVM
6 1 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) EMC
2 8 (44.44%) IBM
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Veritas
4 5 (27.78%) NetApp
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Intel
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco
8 1 (5.56%) Sybase
8 1 (5.56%) TIBCO