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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 151 125 151
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs citing Solaris 114 147 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.56% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.20% 6.14% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 55
Median daily rate £386 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% +25.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £508 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
2191 2396 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.85% 25.39% 24.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1292 1260 1122
Median daily rate £384 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 247 209
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.78% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +12 42 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -8 36 £275 -42.10% 5
Hampshire -27 18 £384 -9.37%
West Sussex - 11 £365 -
East Sussex +11 2 £320 -22.42%
Kent +4 2 £450 -7.97%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 184 (72.44%) Unix
2 180 (70.87%) Linux
3 129 (50.79%) Oracle
4 106 (41.73%) Veritas
5 105 (41.34%) SAN
6 78 (30.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (29.13%) Red Hat
8 65 (25.59%) EMC
9 64 (25.20%) Finance
10 63 (24.80%) Sun
11 59 (23.23%) NetBackup
11 59 (23.23%) AIX
12 57 (22.44%) Fibre Channel
13 56 (22.05%) Windows
14 51 (20.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 51 (20.08%) Brocade
15 48 (18.90%) Disaster Recovery
16 47 (18.50%) Migration
17 46 (18.11%) Change Management
18 44 (17.32%) Shell Script
19 43 (16.93%) VMware
20 41 (16.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
21 38 (14.96%) High Availability
22 37 (14.57%) LDAP
23 36 (14.17%) SQL
23 36 (14.17%) Oracle ZFS
23 36 (14.17%) NAS
24 35 (13.78%) Telecoms
24 35 (13.78%) StorageTek
24 35 (13.78%) NetApp

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 13 (5.12%) SharePoint Server
2 11 (4.33%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.15%) Apache
5 8 (3.15%) IIS
6 7 (2.76%) TPMS
7 4 (1.57%) JBoss
7 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.39%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) MS Project
2 6 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.18%) SaaS
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 105 (41.34%) SAN
2 57 (22.44%) Fibre Channel
3 37 (14.57%) LDAP
4 36 (14.17%) NAS
5 32 (12.60%) DNS
6 24 (9.45%) Diameter Protocol
6 24 (9.45%) SS7
7 22 (8.66%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.30%) GPRS
8 16 (6.30%) UMTS
8 16 (6.30%) WCDMA
9 14 (5.51%) GGSN
10 13 (5.12%) H.323
10 13 (5.12%) MGCP
11 12 (4.72%) Firewall
12 11 (4.33%) DHCP
13 10 (3.94%) CDMA
13 10 (3.94%) GSM
13 10 (3.94%) SSL
14 9 (3.54%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.20%) MySQL
2 27 (10.63%) VLDB
3 26 (10.24%) Oracle Database
4 21 (8.27%) OLTP
5 20 (7.87%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.97%) MS Access
6 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.97%) Sybase IQ
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.18%) DB2
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.79%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.39%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.18%) Ant
2 3 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.18%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.79%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.79%) GitLab
3 2 (0.79%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.79%) JUnit
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.79%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (0.79%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.39%) MSI
4 1 (0.39%) Serena SBM
General
1 64 (25.20%) Finance
2 35 (13.78%) Telecoms
3 30 (11.81%) Banking
4 13 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.54%) Legal
6 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (39.76%) Administrator
2 62 (24.41%) Unix Administrator
3 40 (15.75%) Solaris Administrator
4 36 (14.17%) Systems Administrator
5 34 (13.39%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.06%) Core Network Engineer
6 23 (9.06%) Network Engineer
7 22 (8.66%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 19 (7.48%) Solaris Engineer
9 17 (6.69%) Linux Administrator
10 16 (6.30%) Consultant
11 15 (5.91%) Storage Administrator
11 15 (5.91%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 15 (5.91%) VMware Engineer
12 14 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) Solaris Support Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) VMWare Administrator
13 13 (5.12%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.97%) JDBC
1 5 (1.97%) Middleware
2 4 (1.57%) LAMP
3 3 (1.18%) .NET
3 3 (1.18%) J2EE
3 3 (1.18%) JSP
3 3 (1.18%) XML
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.39%) CGI
5 1 (0.39%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.39%) JMS
5 1 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.39%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.39%) POSIX
5 1 (0.39%) SOAP
5 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.39%) Web Services
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.39%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.99%) EMC VMAX
2 31 (12.20%) Clustering
3 30 (11.81%) Computer Science
4 16 (6.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.72%) HACMP
7 10 (3.94%) EMC VNX
8 9 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 9 (3.54%) Replication
9 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.97%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.18%) PKI
12 3 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.79%) AS400
13 2 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.79%) iSeries
13 2 (0.79%) Symmetrix DMX
13 2 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 184 (72.44%) Unix
2 180 (70.87%) Linux
3 78 (30.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (23.23%) AIX
5 56 (22.05%) Windows
6 15 (5.91%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.72%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.36%) HPUX
10 6 (2.36%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.57%) NetWare
12 3 (1.18%) SUSE
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) Fedora
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 47 (18.50%) Migration
3 46 (18.11%) Change Management
4 38 (14.96%) High Availability
5 32 (12.60%) Performance Monitoring
6 22 (8.66%) Incident Management
7 19 (7.48%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (7.09%) ITIL
8 18 (7.09%) Problem Management
9 17 (6.69%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.30%) DevOps
11 14 (5.51%) Project Management
12 9 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (3.15%) CRM
13 8 (3.15%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (2.76%) Information Security
14 7 (2.76%) Server Patching
15 6 (2.36%) Security Operations
15 6 (2.36%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.32%) Shell Script
2 36 (14.17%) SQL
3 33 (12.99%) Perl
4 30 (11.81%) Java
5 25 (9.84%) Korn
6 13 (5.12%) Python
7 11 (4.33%) C
8 9 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.36%) Bourne shell
9 6 (2.36%) C++
10 3 (1.18%) PHP
10 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.18%) Ruby
11 2 (0.79%) AWK
11 2 (0.79%) sed
11 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) C#
12 1 (0.39%) Delphi
12 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (8.66%) Degree
1 22 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.97%) CCSP
3 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.97%) CISSP
4 4 (1.57%) NCDA
4 4 (1.57%) NCIE
4 4 (1.57%) NCSA
5 3 (1.18%) GCIA
5 3 (1.18%) GCIH
6 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.79%) OCP
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.39%) CEH
7 1 (0.39%) CISM
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.39%) MCP
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.72%) SLA
2 5 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.18%) COBIT
3 3 (1.18%) COSO
3 3 (1.18%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.18%) SAS 70
System Software
1 51 (20.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 28 (11.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 27 (10.63%) GlusterFS
4 20 (7.87%) Active Directory
5 17 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (6.30%) Oracle Clusterware
7 11 (4.33%) NFS
8 9 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (3.15%) Firmware
10 6 (2.36%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.57%) Docker
12 4 (1.57%) GPFS
12 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.57%) vSphere
13 3 (1.18%) RHEV
14 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.39%) ClearTrust
15 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (23.23%) NetBackup
2 41 (16.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 36 (14.17%) Oracle ZFS
4 30 (11.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (6.69%) Puppet
6 12 (4.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (4.33%) Legato
8 10 (3.94%) Netcool
8 10 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.76%) yum
10 6 (2.36%) Ansible
10 6 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (2.36%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.97%) Foglight
12 4 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.18%) RSA Security Analytics
13 3 (1.18%) vMotion
14 2 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
14 2 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 129 (50.79%) Oracle
2 106 (41.73%) Veritas
3 74 (29.13%) Red Hat
4 65 (25.59%) EMC
5 63 (24.80%) Sun
6 51 (20.08%) Brocade
7 43 (16.93%) VMware
8 35 (13.78%) NetApp
8 35 (13.78%) StorageTek
9 23 (9.06%) Sybase
10 22 (8.66%) HP
11 20 (7.87%) Microsoft
12 19 (7.48%) IBM
13 11 (4.33%) Cisco
13 11 (4.33%) Symantec
14 8 (3.15%) Citrix
14 8 (3.15%) Emulex
14 8 (3.15%) Intel Security
15 7 (2.76%) Dell
15 7 (2.76%) Huawei