The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.29% 0.31% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.69% 1.22% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £338 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +12.50%  
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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 59 82 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 17.15% 25.39% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 22
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £127.95 £20.06
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 Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Swindon

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Swindon

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 Swindon region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (50.00%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Linux

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds