The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 240 245 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 536 515 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 0.98% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.10% 4.56% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 319 291
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.12 £23.20 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £44.60 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-3.35% -11.30%
Solaris
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10504 11285 11782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.17% 21.39% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 6740 6941
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 881 1035
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the England region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in England

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solaris
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -84 143 £475 +11.76% 12
North East +29 136 £305 -44.54% 4
South East +13 94 £375 -6.25% 15
South West +51 51 £394 +31.25% 4
East of England +18 38 £438 +16.66% 5
North West 0 29 £425 -5.02% 10
West Midlands -28 25 £375 -14.77% 4
Yorkshire +9 14 £500 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -8 1 £650 +92.59%
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 782 (68.30%) Linux
2 748 (65.33%) Unix
3 588 (51.35%) Oracle
4 459 (40.09%) Windows
5 400 (34.93%) AIX
6 360 (31.44%) Red Hat
7 302 (26.38%) VMware
8 299 (26.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 285 (24.89%) ITIL
10 254 (22.18%) Finance
10 254 (22.18%) SAN
11 251 (21.92%) SQL
12 247 (21.57%) HP
13 220 (19.21%) Security Cleared
14 208 (18.17%) Microsoft
15 204 (17.82%) Perl
16 198 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 196 (17.12%) Java
18 186 (16.24%) IBM
19 179 (15.63%) Windows Server
20 177 (15.46%) Sun
20 177 (15.46%) Veritas
21 168 (14.67%) Migration
22 167 (14.59%) Middleware
23 165 (14.41%) Change Management
24 164 (14.32%) Shell Script
25 163 (14.24%) EMC
26 159 (13.89%) SC Cleared
27 147 (12.84%) WebLogic
28 142 (12.40%) DNS

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 147 (12.84%) WebLogic
2 113 (9.87%) Apache
3 95 (8.30%) WebSphere
4 71 (6.20%) Tomcat
5 44 (3.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 42 (3.67%) IIS
7 41 (3.58%) iPlanet
8 35 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 33 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
10 30 (2.62%) JBoss
10 30 (2.62%) MQSeries
10 30 (2.62%) SharePoint
11 24 (2.10%) MS Exchange
11 24 (2.10%) Tuxedo
12 18 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
13 16 (1.40%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
14 14 (1.22%) AquaLogic
14 14 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.87%) CICS
Applications
1 42 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.22%) MS Office
3 14 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.22%) OpenText MBPM
2 13 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.087%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.087%) Maximo
8 1 (0.087%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.087%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.087%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.087%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.70%) Office 365
4 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.61%) SaaS
5 6 (0.52%) IaaS
6 5 (0.44%) GitHub
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.087%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.087%) Joyent
8 1 (0.087%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 254 (22.18%) SAN
2 142 (12.40%) DNS
3 129 (11.27%) Firewall
4 111 (9.69%) LDAP
5 93 (8.12%) TCP/IP
6 82 (7.16%) NAS
7 81 (7.07%) WAN
8 67 (5.85%) DHCP
9 63 (5.50%) LAN
10 57 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
11 52 (4.54%) iSCSI
12 49 (4.28%) HTTP
13 40 (3.49%) SSL
14 36 (3.14%) BIG-IP
15 35 (3.06%) VPN
16 26 (2.27%) FCoE
17 25 (2.18%) Multicast
18 23 (2.01%) Internet
19 18 (1.57%) Network Security
19 18 (1.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (11.09%) Oracle Database
2 100 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 77 (6.72%) MySQL
4 66 (5.76%) DB2
5 60 (5.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 24 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.66%) OLTP
10 19 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (1.40%) HBase
13 13 (1.14%) VLDB
14 12 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.96%) Big Data
16 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (3.58%) JIRA
2 26 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.18%) ClearCase
4 21 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.66%) Maven
6 18 (1.57%) Subversion
7 16 (1.40%) Ant
7 16 (1.40%) StarTeam
8 11 (0.96%) SoapUI
9 10 (0.87%) ClearQuest
9 10 (0.87%) GCC
9 10 (0.87%) GDB
9 10 (0.87%) JUnit
10 9 (0.79%) Gradle
10 9 (0.79%) ProC
10 9 (0.79%) Toad
11 8 (0.70%) Selenium
12 7 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.61%) Gerrit
12 7 (0.61%) JMeter
General
1 254 (22.18%) Finance
2 138 (12.05%) Banking
3 29 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 25 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.48%) Law
6 15 (1.31%) Billing
7 11 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.87%) Legal
9 8 (0.70%) Advertising
10 7 (0.61%) Front Office
11 5 (0.44%) Retail
12 4 (0.35%) Back Office
12 4 (0.35%) International Banking
12 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.26%) Marketing
13 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Games
15 1 (0.087%) Military
15 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 277 (24.19%) Administrator
2 151 (13.19%) Systems Administrator
3 150 (13.10%) Architect
4 132 (11.53%) Unix Administrator
5 104 (9.08%) Solaris Administrator
6 98 (8.56%) Unix Engineer
7 91 (7.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 85 (7.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 85 (7.42%) Support Engineer
9 78 (6.81%) Solaris Engineer
10 74 (6.46%) Linux Engineer
11 73 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
12 71 (6.20%) Consultant
13 58 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (4.98%) Analyst
15 50 (4.37%) Developer
15 50 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 49 (4.28%) DBA
17 43 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
18 39 (3.41%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (14.59%) Middleware
2 69 (6.03%) J2EE
3 41 (3.58%) HTML
4 38 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 37 (3.23%) XML
6 36 (3.14%) Web Services
7 35 (3.06%) LAMP
8 31 (2.71%) IBM Integration Bus
9 28 (2.45%) XSLT
10 26 (2.27%) JSP
11 16 (1.40%) REST
11 16 (1.40%) SOAP
12 15 (1.31%) Rendezvous
13 13 (1.14%) CSS
13 13 (1.14%) JMS
14 12 (1.05%) XHTML
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 8 (0.70%) CGI
16 8 (0.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 83 (7.25%) Clustering
3 52 (4.54%) Mainframe
4 49 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 48 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.01%) HACMP
7 23 (2.01%) PKI
8 20 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.48%) Replication
10 13 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
11 11 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
12 10 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (0.87%) EMC VNX
12 10 (0.87%) SWIFT
13 7 (0.61%) HP Storage
13 7 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 782 (68.30%) Linux
2 748 (65.33%) Unix
3 459 (40.09%) Windows
4 400 (34.93%) AIX
5 299 (26.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 179 (15.63%) Windows Server
7 133 (11.62%) HPUX
8 83 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (5.94%) SUSE
10 42 (3.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 39 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (2.36%) zOS
13 25 (2.18%) CentOS
14 22 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (1.83%) OS/390
16 20 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (1.40%) Windows XP
18 14 (1.22%) Windows 7
19 12 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
20 9 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (24.89%) ITIL
2 168 (14.67%) Migration
3 165 (14.41%) Change Management
4 136 (11.88%) Configuration Management
5 120 (10.48%) Incident Management
6 108 (9.43%) Problem Management
7 104 (9.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 102 (8.91%) Service Delivery
9 97 (8.47%) Release Management
10 94 (8.21%) High Availability
11 87 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
12 85 (7.42%) Performance Tuning
13 74 (6.46%) Project Management
14 73 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 62 (5.41%) QMS
15 62 (5.41%) Service Management
16 48 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
17 45 (3.93%) DevOps
17 45 (3.93%) SOA
17 45 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 251 (21.92%) SQL
2 204 (17.82%) Perl
3 196 (17.12%) Java
4 164 (14.32%) Shell Script
5 67 (5.85%) Python
6 64 (5.59%) C
7 50 (4.37%) Bash Shell
8 44 (3.84%) JavaScript
8 44 (3.84%) Korn
9 43 (3.76%) C++
9 43 (3.76%) PL/SQL
10 30 (2.62%) Ruby
11 21 (1.83%) PHP
12 20 (1.75%) C#
13 17 (1.48%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.40%) C-shell
15 13 (1.14%) VB
16 9 (0.79%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.79%) VBScript
17 7 (0.61%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 220 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 159 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 63 (5.50%) Degree
5 24 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.22%) AAT
7 14 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.05%) RHCE
10 11 (0.96%) CCNA
10 11 (0.96%) MCSE
11 10 (0.87%) CCNP
11 10 (0.87%) IBM AIX Certification
12 9 (0.79%) CISSP
12 9 (0.79%) MCP
12 9 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.70%) MCITP
14 7 (0.61%) ISEB
15 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.46%) SLA
2 50 (4.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (3.14%) ISO 9001
4 22 (1.92%) JSP 440
4 22 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.05%) QA
7 5 (0.44%) COBIT
7 5 (0.44%) COSO
7 5 (0.44%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.087%) GPG13
10 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.087%) MiFID
System Software
1 198 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (11.18%) Active Directory
3 82 (7.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 75 (6.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 65 (5.68%) Oracle RAC
6 50 (4.37%) NFS
7 46 (4.02%) vSphere
8 43 (3.76%) KVM
9 40 (3.49%) Hyper-V
10 29 (2.53%) Xen
11 28 (2.45%) SRDF
12 26 (2.27%) Samba
13 25 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (1.66%) Firmware
15 18 (1.57%) Oracle Clusterware
15 18 (1.57%) Sendmail
16 16 (1.40%) iptables
17 15 (1.31%) VMware ESX
18 14 (1.22%) GPFS
19 12 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 139 (12.14%) NetBackup
2 102 (8.91%) Puppet
3 68 (5.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 55 (4.80%) Oracle ZFS
5 51 (4.45%) Tivoli
6 41 (3.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 39 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 33 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
9 29 (2.53%) Nagios
10 25 (2.18%) Ansible
10 25 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
11 24 (2.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 22 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (1.92%) SCOM
13 21 (1.83%) SCCM
14 20 (1.75%) OpenView
15 18 (1.57%) Control-M
16 15 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 13 (1.14%) Data Guard
17 13 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 588 (51.35%) Oracle
2 360 (31.44%) Red Hat
3 302 (26.38%) VMware
4 247 (21.57%) HP
5 208 (18.17%) Microsoft
6 186 (16.24%) IBM
7 177 (15.46%) Sun
7 177 (15.46%) Veritas
8 163 (14.24%) EMC
9 132 (11.53%) Cisco
10 94 (8.21%) NetApp
11 69 (6.03%) Citrix
12 66 (5.76%) Symantec
13 63 (5.50%) ServiceNow
14 61 (5.33%) F5
15 50 (4.37%) CA
16 39 (3.41%) Dell
17 37 (3.23%) Intel
18 33 (2.88%) Sybase
19 29 (2.53%) BEA
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