The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 23 April 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 110 107
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.22% 0.25% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 1.10% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £349 £538 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.11% +55.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £528 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £548 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £396 £400
% change year-on-year -1.57% -0.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -63.00% +8.37%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 279 453 436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 20.38% 22.39% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 312 248
Median daily rate £413 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -28.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.48 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £35.50
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in West Yorkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Leeds +23 3 £349 -33.57% 1
Solaris
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Unix
3 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco
8 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (15.38%) Replication
9 2 (15.38%) ITIL
9 2 (15.38%) C
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (15.38%) vSphere
9 2 (15.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
10 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 (7.69%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) DBA
1 5 (38.46%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Unix
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
2 1 (7.69%) Facilities Management
2 1 (7.69%) KYC
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Hitachi
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Sun
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas