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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK / England
Rank 318 253 220
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -33
Contract jobs citing Solaris 266 441 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.92% 1.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 4.34% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 272 328
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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
8511 10173 10857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.33% 21.31% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5524 6261 6346
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 694 858
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.39 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% +5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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
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 23 February 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
London -31 111 £475 +5.55% 14
South East -2 72 £380 - 13
North West -1 28 £400 -8.57% 5
Yorkshire +16 16 £350 -15.15% 3
South West +1 15 £344 -8.33% 2
North East -38 7 £389 +25.40% 1
East Midlands -21 6 £491 +32.77%
West Midlands -8 4 £425 +7.59% 1
East of England -15 4 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 521 (76.39%) Linux
2 441 (64.66%) Unix
3 288 (42.23%) Oracle
4 245 (35.92%) Windows
5 238 (34.90%) Red Hat
6 184 (26.98%) AIX
7 179 (26.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 176 (25.81%) SAN
9 167 (24.49%) VMware
10 166 (24.34%) Finance
11 145 (21.26%) SQL
12 141 (20.67%) Perl
13 136 (19.94%) IBM
14 131 (19.21%) Shell Script
15 128 (18.77%) Veritas
16 127 (18.62%) Sun
17 122 (17.89%) Java
18 107 (15.69%) Cisco
19 106 (15.54%) Middleware
20 102 (14.96%) HP
20 102 (14.96%) Security Cleared
21 101 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
22 99 (14.52%) Migration
23 91 (13.34%) Banking
24 89 (13.05%) ITIL
24 89 (13.05%) DNS
25 85 (12.46%) HPUX
25 85 (12.46%) Windows Server
26 82 (12.02%) TCP/IP
26 82 (12.02%) Microsoft

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 74 (10.85%) Apache
2 70 (10.26%) WebSphere
3 68 (9.97%) WebLogic
4 60 (8.80%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.11%) IIS
6 26 (3.81%) JBoss
7 25 (3.67%) iPlanet
8 24 (3.52%) MQSeries
9 20 (2.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 20 (2.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 17 (2.49%) MS Exchange
10 17 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.47%) CMS
12 10 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (1.32%) DataSynapse
13 9 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.32%) Tuxedo
14 8 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (1.17%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.76%) MS Office
3 8 (1.17%) MS Project
4 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.59%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.44%) RMDS
3 3 (0.44%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.29%) Primavera
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.17%) SaaS
4 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.03%) GitHub
4 7 (1.03%) IaaS
5 6 (0.88%) PaaS
6 5 (0.73%) Office 365
7 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 176 (25.81%) SAN
2 89 (13.05%) DNS
3 82 (12.02%) TCP/IP
4 76 (11.14%) NAS
5 68 (9.97%) Firewall
6 61 (8.94%) LDAP
7 37 (5.43%) LAN
7 37 (5.43%) WAN
8 28 (4.11%) DHCP
9 27 (3.96%) iSCSI
10 25 (3.67%) SSH
11 24 (3.52%) SSL
12 22 (3.23%) HTTP
12 22 (3.23%) Internet
13 20 (2.93%) Multicast
14 19 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (2.35%) FTP
16 12 (1.76%) BIG-IP
16 12 (1.76%) FCoE
16 12 (1.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.56%) Oracle Database
2 60 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.40%) MySQL
4 25 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.52%) DB2
6 20 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.76%) Big Data
12 10 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.32%) HBase
14 8 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.03%) BODI
16 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
17 5 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (3.23%) Subversion
2 20 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.64%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.76%) ClearCase
6 11 (1.61%) Ant
7 10 (1.47%) JIRA
8 9 (1.32%) ClearQuest
8 9 (1.32%) JUnit
8 9 (1.32%) Mockito
9 8 (1.17%) Maven
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.88%) GDB
10 6 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.73%) Gradle
11 5 (0.73%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.59%) GCC
12 4 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.44%) GoCD
General
1 166 (24.34%) Finance
2 91 (13.34%) Banking
3 35 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.35%) Legal
5 15 (2.20%) Law
6 14 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.03%) Front Office
9 6 (0.88%) Military
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Retail
12 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (21.41%) Administrator
2 95 (13.93%) Systems Administrator
3 86 (12.61%) Unix Administrator
4 81 (11.88%) Unix Engineer
5 78 (11.44%) Architect
6 70 (10.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 60 (8.80%) Developer
8 48 (7.04%) Solaris Engineer
9 43 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
10 37 (5.43%) Support Engineer
11 35 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
12 34 (4.99%) Solaris Administrator
13 33 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
14 31 (4.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
15 30 (4.40%) Consultant
16 28 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (3.96%) Storage Administrator
18 25 (3.67%) DBA
18 25 (3.67%) Technical Leader
19 24 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (15.54%) Middleware
2 43 (6.30%) J2EE
3 39 (5.72%) XML
4 26 (3.81%) HTML
5 25 (3.67%) Web Services
5 25 (3.67%) XSLT
6 21 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 20 (2.93%) IBM Integration Bus
8 18 (2.64%) SOAP
9 14 (2.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 14 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (2.05%) REST
9 14 (2.05%) Spring
9 14 (2.05%) STL
10 12 (1.76%) JSON
10 12 (1.76%) JSP
11 11 (1.61%) .NET
11 11 (1.61%) LAMP
12 10 (1.47%) JDBC
12 10 (1.47%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.00%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.36%) Mainframe
3 53 (7.77%) Clustering
4 39 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 28 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
7 24 (3.52%) Replication
8 23 (3.37%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.79%) EMC VNX
10 17 (2.49%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.05%) EMC VMAX
12 12 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.17%) PKI
14 8 (1.17%) Symmetrix
15 7 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.88%) Tandem
16 6 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 5 (0.73%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 521 (76.39%) Linux
2 441 (64.66%) Unix
3 245 (35.92%) Windows
4 184 (26.98%) AIX
5 179 (26.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (12.46%) HPUX
6 85 (12.46%) Windows Server
7 47 (6.89%) SUSE
8 44 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.79%) zOS
10 18 (2.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 18 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.32%) OS/390
12 9 (1.32%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.17%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.03%) VMS
15 6 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.52%) Migration
2 89 (13.05%) ITIL
3 81 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (11.29%) Change Management
5 76 (11.14%) High Availability
6 49 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
7 47 (6.89%) Configuration Management
8 39 (5.72%) Problem Management
9 36 (5.28%) E-Commerce
9 36 (5.28%) Service Delivery
10 34 (4.99%) Change Control
10 34 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (4.99%) Project Management
11 29 (4.25%) Load Balancing
12 27 (3.96%) Release Management
13 26 (3.81%) DevOps
13 26 (3.81%) Incident Management
14 25 (3.67%) Low Latency
15 24 (3.52%) Multithreading
16 23 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (21.26%) SQL
2 141 (20.67%) Perl
3 131 (19.21%) Shell Script
4 122 (17.89%) Java
5 57 (8.36%) Bash Shell
6 54 (7.92%) Python
7 40 (5.87%) C++
8 35 (5.13%) JavaScript
9 34 (4.99%) Korn
10 29 (4.25%) C
11 19 (2.79%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.91%) Bourne shell
13 13 (1.91%) VB
14 12 (1.76%) C#
15 10 (1.47%) C-shell
16 8 (1.17%) Ruby
16 8 (1.17%) VBScript
17 6 (0.88%) Go
18 5 (0.73%) Jython
Qualifications
1 102 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.55%) Degree
4 17 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.03%) MCSE
6 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.88%) CISSP
7 6 (0.88%) RHCE
8 5 (0.73%) ISEB
9 4 (0.59%) CISM
9 4 (0.59%) IBM AIX Certification
9 4 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.59%) MCITP
9 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.44%) CCNP
10 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.91%) SLA
2 12 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.32%) QA
4 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.59%) MiFID
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.29%) COSO
8 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.29%) RMADS
8 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.15%) GPG13
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 101 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (9.24%) Active Directory
3 62 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 55 (8.06%) NFS
5 53 (7.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 38 (5.57%) Veritas File System
7 32 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (3.67%) vSphere
9 23 (3.37%) SRDF
10 18 (2.64%) KVM
11 14 (2.05%) Hyper-V
12 13 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.91%) VMware ESX
13 12 (1.76%) Samba
14 11 (1.61%) Oracle Clusterware
15 10 (1.47%) Xen
16 9 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 9 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (1.03%) Docker
17 7 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (6.74%) NetBackup
2 30 (4.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 29 (4.25%) Tivoli
4 28 (4.11%) Puppet
5 22 (3.23%) Nagios
5 22 (3.23%) Netcool
6 21 (3.08%) Control-M
7 20 (2.93%) SCCM
7 20 (2.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 19 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.79%) SCOM
9 16 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (2.05%) Oracle ZFS
11 13 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (1.76%) Ansible
13 10 (1.47%) OpenView
14 9 (1.32%) BladeLogic
15 8 (1.17%) Data Guard
15 8 (1.17%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 288 (42.23%) Oracle
2 238 (34.90%) Red Hat
3 167 (24.49%) VMware
4 136 (19.94%) IBM
5 128 (18.77%) Veritas
6 127 (18.62%) Sun
7 107 (15.69%) Cisco
8 102 (14.96%) HP
9 82 (12.02%) Microsoft
10 79 (11.58%) EMC
11 70 (10.26%) NetApp
12 41 (6.01%) F5
13 36 (5.28%) Citrix
14 35 (5.13%) Symantec
15 34 (4.99%) TIBCO
16 28 (4.11%) Sybase
17 25 (3.67%) CA
18 19 (2.79%) Brocade
18 19 (2.79%) Splunk
19 17 (2.49%) 3PAR
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