The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 135 135
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 7 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 1.41% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Median daily rate £393 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +61.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £380 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £535 £450
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 453 708 633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 21.48% 24.31% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 493 357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 67
Median hourly rate £12.75 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £22.50 £25.00
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in Yorkshire

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in Yorkshire

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
West Yorkshire +15 3 £349 -35.11% 1
South Yorkshire +3 3 £500 +20.48% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £195 -
Solaris
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Oracle
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Unix
4 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
5 13 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (34.62%) SUSE
7 9 (34.62%) Veritas
8 8 (30.77%) AIX
8 8 (30.77%) Replication
8 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) SQL
9 7 (26.92%) SAN
9 7 (26.92%) EMC
9 7 (26.92%) IBM
9 7 (26.92%) Sun
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 6 (23.08%) NAS
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (23.08%) NetApp
10 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
11 5 (19.23%) SRDF
11 5 (19.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
11 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) CICS
2 2 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) DataSynapse
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) NAS
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) LDAP
4 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) DMZ
5 1 (3.85%) FCoE
5 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) Multicast
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) HBase
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) DBA
3 5 (19.23%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (15.38%) Unix Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) SQL DBA
5 3 (11.54%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) SAN Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Replication
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Symmetrix
3 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
3 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Unix
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (34.62%) SUSE
6 8 (30.77%) AIX
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
8 5 (19.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (15.38%) VMS
10 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (7.69%) zOS
11 1 (3.85%) CentOS
11 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Change Management
1 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Benchmarking
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
3 1 (3.85%) Facilities Management
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) KYC
3 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) MCP
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (19.23%) NFS
2 5 (19.23%) SRDF
2 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) Veritas File System
4 3 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) KVM
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) Data Guard
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Netcool
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Oracle
2 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Veritas
5 7 (26.92%) EMC
5 7 (26.92%) IBM
5 7 (26.92%) Sun
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) NetApp
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) Intel
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.85%) Meridio
9 1 (3.85%) Sybase
9 1 (3.85%) TIBCO