The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 56 50 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 4 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.62% 1.84% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.67% 6.74% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £338 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +12.50%  
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 109 178 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 16.87% 27.34% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 103 34
Median daily rate £350 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.42% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £46.43 £20.25
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 Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Wiltshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Wiltshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Swindon 0 1 £338 -25.00%
Solaris
South West

Solaris
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) C
6 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) Sun
7 2 (22.22%) HP
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 8 (88.89%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Sun