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 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 151 126 165
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +39
Contract jobs citing Solaris 119 135 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.45% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.39% 5.78% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 67 53
Median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £343 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+37.61% +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
2206 2335 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.08% 25.08% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1218 1106
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 224 219
Median hourly rate £18.63 £16.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% +3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 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 26 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 +22 59 £425 +13.33% 7
Berkshire -2 24 £300 -29.41% 10
Hampshire -25 21 £380 -9.92% 4
West Sussex - 7 £371 -
Kent -20 3 £450 -12.19%
East Sussex +3 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 167 (74.89%) Unix
2 163 (73.09%) Linux
3 104 (46.64%) Oracle
4 100 (44.84%) Veritas
5 89 (39.91%) SAN
6 76 (34.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (30.04%) AIX
8 63 (28.25%) Red Hat
9 58 (26.01%) EMC
9 58 (26.01%) Finance
10 56 (25.11%) Sun
11 52 (23.32%) Windows
12 47 (21.08%) NetBackup
13 46 (20.63%) Shell Script
13 46 (20.63%) Fibre Channel
14 42 (18.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 42 (18.83%) Migration
15 40 (17.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (17.94%) Brocade
16 38 (17.04%) Change Management
17 35 (15.70%) Telecoms
18 34 (15.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 33 (14.80%) High Availability
20 31 (13.90%) EMC VMAX
20 31 (13.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 31 (13.90%) Perl
21 30 (13.45%) NAS
22 29 (13.00%) Oracle ZFS
22 29 (13.00%) MySQL
22 29 (13.00%) Clustering

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 (5.83%) SharePoint Server
1 13 (5.83%) WebLogic
2 10 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.14%) TPMS
4 6 (2.69%) Apache
5 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.79%) IIS
6 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Project
2 7 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.45%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) 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 89 (39.91%) SAN
2 46 (20.63%) Fibre Channel
3 30 (13.45%) NAS
4 24 (10.76%) Diameter Protocol
4 24 (10.76%) LDAP
4 24 (10.76%) SS7
5 23 (10.31%) TCP/IP
6 22 (9.87%) DNS
7 16 (7.17%) GPRS
7 16 (7.17%) UMTS
7 16 (7.17%) WCDMA
8 14 (6.28%) GGSN
9 13 (5.83%) H.323
9 13 (5.83%) MGCP
10 12 (5.38%) SSL
11 11 (4.93%) Firewall
12 10 (4.48%) CDMA
12 10 (4.48%) GSM
12 10 (4.48%) VPN
13 9 (4.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.00%) MySQL
2 25 (11.21%) Oracle Database
3 24 (10.76%) VLDB
4 18 (8.07%) OLTP
5 17 (7.62%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.24%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.24%) Sybase IQ
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.90%) DB2
9 2 (0.90%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.45%) GIS
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.35%) Ant
2 3 (1.35%) Introscope
2 3 (1.35%) JProfiler
2 3 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.35%) Subversion
2 3 (1.35%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.35%) Toad
3 2 (0.90%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.90%) GitLab
3 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.90%) JUnit
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.90%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (0.90%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (26.01%) Finance
2 35 (15.70%) Telecoms
3 28 (12.56%) Banking
4 11 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (39.01%) Administrator
2 55 (24.66%) Unix Administrator
3 36 (16.14%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (11.21%) Solaris Administrator
5 24 (10.76%) Support Engineer
6 23 (10.31%) Core Network Engineer
6 23 (10.31%) Network Engineer
6 23 (10.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 16 (7.17%) Analyst
7 16 (7.17%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (6.73%) Storage Administrator
9 14 (6.28%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.28%) Unix Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) Consultant
11 11 (4.93%) DBA
11 11 (4.93%) Network Support
11 11 (4.93%) Network Support Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Technical Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Technical Support
11 11 (4.93%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.04%) Middleware
2 6 (2.69%) JDBC
3 4 (1.79%) LAMP
4 3 (1.35%) .NET
4 3 (1.35%) J2EE
4 3 (1.35%) JSP
4 3 (1.35%) XML
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.90%) POSIX
6 1 (0.45%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.45%) JMS
6 1 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.45%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.45%) ODBC
6 1 (0.45%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.45%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.45%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.90%) EMC VMAX
2 29 (13.00%) Clustering
3 26 (11.66%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.28%) Data Centre
6 12 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (5.38%) HACMP
7 9 (4.04%) EMC VNX
7 9 (4.04%) Replication
8 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.69%) PKI
10 5 (2.24%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (1.35%) iSeries
12 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.90%) Contactless
13 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 167 (74.89%) Unix
2 163 (73.09%) Linux
3 76 (34.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (30.04%) AIX
5 52 (23.32%) Windows
6 11 (4.93%) Windows Server
7 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.14%) HPUX
9 5 (2.24%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.79%) NetWare
11 3 (1.35%) SUSE
11 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.45%) CentOS
13 1 (0.45%) Debian
13 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Fedora
13 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.83%) Migration
2 40 (17.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 38 (17.04%) Change Management
4 33 (14.80%) High Availability
5 23 (10.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (8.52%) Problem Management
7 17 (7.62%) ITIL
8 16 (7.17%) Configuration Management
9 14 (6.28%) DevOps
9 14 (6.28%) Project Management
10 13 (5.83%) Incident Management
10 13 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (4.48%) Information Security
12 9 (4.04%) Analytics
12 9 (4.04%) Process Management
12 9 (4.04%) SIEM
13 8 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (3.14%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.14%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.63%) Shell Script
2 31 (13.90%) Perl
3 27 (12.11%) SQL
4 26 (11.66%) Korn
5 23 (10.31%) Java
6 12 (5.38%) Python
7 11 (4.93%) C
8 9 (4.04%) C++
9 7 (3.14%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.14%) Bourne shell
10 4 (1.79%) VB
11 3 (1.35%) AWK
11 3 (1.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.90%) sed
12 2 (0.90%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) C#
13 1 (0.45%) Delphi
13 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (9.87%) Degree
2 17 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.59%) CISSP
5 6 (2.69%) GCIA
5 6 (2.69%) GCIH
6 5 (2.24%) CCSP
6 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.79%) NCDA
7 4 (1.79%) NCIE
7 4 (1.79%) NCSA
8 3 (1.35%) ISEB
8 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.90%) OCP
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CEH
10 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 7 (3.14%) 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 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 42 (18.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 31 (13.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 25 (11.21%) GlusterFS
4 16 (7.17%) Oracle Clusterware
5 14 (6.28%) Active Directory
6 10 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (3.59%) Firmware
7 8 (3.59%) NFS
7 8 (3.59%) Veritas File System
8 4 (1.79%) Docker
8 4 (1.79%) GPFS
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.35%) RHEV
10 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.90%) vSphere
11 1 (0.45%) KVM
11 1 (0.45%) qmail
11 1 (0.45%) Varnish
11 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (21.08%) NetBackup
2 34 (15.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 29 (13.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 28 (12.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 13 (5.83%) Puppet
6 11 (4.93%) Legato
6 11 (4.93%) yum
7 10 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (3.59%) RSA Security Analytics
9 7 (3.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (2.69%) Netcool
10 6 (2.69%) Tivoli
11 5 (2.24%) Foglight
12 4 (1.79%) Ansible
12 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (1.35%) nmon
13 3 (1.35%) vMotion
14 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 104 (46.64%) Oracle
2 100 (44.84%) Veritas
3 63 (28.25%) Red Hat
4 58 (26.01%) EMC
5 56 (25.11%) Sun
6 40 (17.94%) Brocade
7 29 (13.00%) VMware
8 28 (12.56%) StorageTek
9 27 (12.11%) NetApp
10 23 (10.31%) Sybase
11 21 (9.42%) Microsoft
12 20 (8.97%) HP
13 19 (8.52%) IBM
14 11 (4.93%) Cisco
15 8 (3.59%) Citrix
15 8 (3.59%) Emulex
15 8 (3.59%) Symantec
16 7 (3.14%) Dell
16 7 (3.14%) Huawei
17 6 (2.69%) Intel Security
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