The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 133 147 169
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +22
Contract jobs citing Solaris 156 126 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.62% 1.25% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.63% 5.00% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 65 58
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £325 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.60 £30.60
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +32.67%
Solaris
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2354 2518 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.43% 24.94% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1280 1180
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 233 239
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Surrey +28 64 £438 +9.37% 4
Berkshire +16 34 £390 -8.23% 6
Hampshire -17 31 £380 -1.93% 1
West Sussex - 14 £365 -
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Kent -30 3 £450 -12.19%
East Sussex -2 1 - - 1
Middlesex -2 1 £500 +44.92%
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 171 (76.34%) Unix
2 156 (69.64%) Linux
3 111 (49.55%) Oracle
4 94 (41.96%) Veritas
5 85 (37.95%) SAN
6 78 (34.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 77 (34.38%) AIX
8 66 (29.46%) Red Hat
9 58 (25.89%) Sun
10 53 (23.66%) EMC
11 52 (23.21%) Shell Script
12 50 (22.32%) Finance
13 47 (20.98%) Windows
14 42 (18.75%) Migration
15 41 (18.30%) NetBackup
15 41 (18.30%) Fibre Channel
16 39 (17.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 37 (16.52%) Telecoms
17 37 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
18 36 (16.07%) Oracle Database
18 36 (16.07%) Brocade
19 32 (14.29%) SQL
20 31 (13.84%) Change Management
20 31 (13.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
20 31 (13.84%) High Availability
21 30 (13.39%) NAS
21 30 (13.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
21 30 (13.39%) Perl
22 29 (12.95%) VMware
22 29 (12.95%) Korn

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (7.59%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.80%) SharePoint Server
2 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.13%) TPMS
4 6 (2.68%) Apache
5 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.79%) AquaLogic
6 4 (1.79%) JBoss
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.34%) IIS
7 3 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.13%) MS Project
3 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.45%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.34%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 85 (37.95%) SAN
2 41 (18.30%) Fibre Channel
3 30 (13.39%) NAS
4 24 (10.71%) Diameter Protocol
4 24 (10.71%) SS7
5 21 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 20 (8.93%) LDAP
7 17 (7.59%) DNS
8 16 (7.14%) GPRS
8 16 (7.14%) UMTS
8 16 (7.14%) WCDMA
9 14 (6.25%) GGSN
10 13 (5.80%) H.323
10 13 (5.80%) MGCP
11 12 (5.36%) Firewall
11 12 (5.36%) SSL
12 10 (4.46%) CDMA
12 10 (4.46%) GSM
12 10 (4.46%) HTTP
13 9 (4.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.07%) Oracle Database
2 27 (12.05%) MySQL
3 22 (9.82%) VLDB
4 18 (8.04%) OLTP
5 17 (7.59%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.23%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (2.23%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (1.34%) DB2
11 3 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.89%) DB2 UDB
12 2 (0.89%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Ant
2 5 (2.23%) JIRA
2 5 (2.23%) Maven
3 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (1.34%) Introscope
4 3 (1.34%) JProfiler
4 3 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.34%) Subversion
4 3 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.89%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.89%) GitLab
5 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.89%) JUnit
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.89%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (0.89%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (22.32%) Finance
2 37 (16.52%) Telecoms
3 26 (11.61%) Banking
4 11 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (34.38%) Administrator
2 50 (22.32%) Unix Administrator
3 34 (15.18%) Systems Administrator
4 23 (10.27%) Core Network Engineer
4 23 (10.27%) Network Engineer
5 22 (9.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 21 (9.38%) Solaris Administrator
7 20 (8.93%) Support Engineer
8 16 (7.14%) Architect
8 16 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
9 15 (6.70%) Consultant
10 14 (6.25%) Analyst
10 14 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
10 14 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
11 13 (5.80%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.36%) Network Support
12 12 (5.36%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
12 12 (5.36%) Technical Support
12 12 (5.36%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.80%) Middleware
2 8 (3.57%) POSIX
2 8 (3.57%) XML
3 6 (2.68%) JDBC
4 5 (2.23%) JMS
5 4 (1.79%) Dojo
5 4 (1.79%) Hibernate
5 4 (1.79%) J2EE
5 4 (1.79%) Java EE
5 4 (1.79%) jQuery
5 4 (1.79%) JSF
5 4 (1.79%) LAMP
5 4 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.79%) Spring
6 3 (1.34%) .NET
6 3 (1.34%) JSP
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.89%) SOAP
7 2 (0.89%) Web Services
7 2 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.95%) EMC VMAX
2 28 (12.50%) Clustering
3 25 (11.16%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 14 (6.25%) HACMP
6 11 (4.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (4.02%) iSeries
7 9 (4.02%) Replication
8 8 (3.57%) EMC VNX
9 7 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.68%) PKI
11 5 (2.23%) Driving Licence
11 5 (2.23%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.34%) RSA SecurID
14 2 (0.89%) AS400
14 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.89%) Symmetrix DMX
14 2 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 171 (76.34%) Unix
2 156 (69.64%) Linux
3 78 (34.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (34.38%) AIX
5 47 (20.98%) Windows
6 9 (4.02%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.57%) HPUX
8 7 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.79%) NetWare
9 4 (1.79%) SUSE
10 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.75%) Migration
2 37 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (13.84%) Change Management
3 31 (13.84%) High Availability
4 22 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (8.48%) ITIL
6 17 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 17 (7.59%) Problem Management
7 16 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.25%) DevOps
8 14 (6.25%) Project Management
9 11 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.46%) Process Management
11 9 (4.02%) Analytics
11 9 (4.02%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.02%) Information Security
11 9 (4.02%) SIEM
12 7 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.21%) Shell Script
2 32 (14.29%) SQL
3 30 (13.39%) Perl
4 29 (12.95%) Korn
5 24 (10.71%) Java
6 12 (5.36%) Python
7 11 (4.91%) C
8 9 (4.02%) C++
9 6 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.68%) Bourne shell
10 5 (2.23%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.79%) VB
12 3 (1.34%) AWK
12 3 (1.34%) PHP
13 2 (0.89%) sed
14 1 (0.45%) C#
14 1 (0.45%) Delphi
14 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (9.38%) Degree
1 21 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.13%) CISSP
4 6 (2.68%) GCIA
4 6 (2.68%) GCIH
5 4 (1.79%) CCSP
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.79%) NCDA
5 4 (1.79%) NCIE
5 4 (1.79%) NCSA
6 3 (1.34%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.34%) ISEB
6 3 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.89%) OCP
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.02%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.79%) COBIT
3 4 (1.79%) COSO
3 4 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.79%) SAS 70
4 3 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 39 (17.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 30 (13.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 23 (10.27%) GlusterFS
4 18 (8.04%) Oracle Clusterware
5 12 (5.36%) Active Directory
6 10 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (3.57%) Firmware
7 8 (3.57%) NFS
8 7 (3.13%) Veritas File System
9 5 (2.23%) GPFS
10 4 (1.79%) Docker
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.34%) RHEV
12 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.89%) vSphere
13 1 (0.45%) ClearTrust
13 1 (0.45%) qmail
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (18.30%) NetBackup
2 31 (13.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 28 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
4 25 (11.16%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (7.59%) Puppet
6 11 (4.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (4.46%) Legato
7 10 (4.46%) yum
8 8 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.57%) RSA Security Analytics
8 8 (3.57%) Tivoli
9 6 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (2.23%) Foglight
10 5 (2.23%) Netcool
11 4 (1.79%) Ansible
11 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.34%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (1.34%) nmon
12 3 (1.34%) vMotion
13 2 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 111 (49.55%) Oracle
2 94 (41.96%) Veritas
3 66 (29.46%) Red Hat
4 58 (25.89%) Sun
5 53 (23.66%) EMC
6 36 (16.07%) Brocade
7 29 (12.95%) VMware
8 27 (12.05%) IBM
9 25 (11.16%) StorageTek
10 24 (10.71%) NetApp
11 23 (10.27%) Sybase
12 20 (8.93%) HP
13 18 (8.04%) Microsoft
14 10 (4.46%) Cisco
15 8 (3.57%) Citrix
15 8 (3.57%) Emulex
15 8 (3.57%) Symantec
16 7 (3.13%) Huawei
17 6 (2.68%) Dell
18 5 (2.23%) Intel Security