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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 161 140 155
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 108 142 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 1.48% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 6.10% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 45
Median daily rate £375 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -
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
2175 2329 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.55% 24.35% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1256 1064
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 237 205
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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
Berkshire +1 47 £299 -40.20% 10
Surrey +2 31 £413 +10.00% 3
Hampshire -26 17 £378 -11.17% 4
West Sussex - 9 £365 - 1
East Sussex +14 2 £320 -6.90% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 182 (68.42%) Linux
2 178 (66.92%) Unix
3 134 (50.38%) Oracle
4 100 (37.59%) SAN
5 94 (35.34%) Veritas
6 86 (32.33%) Red Hat
7 80 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 69 (25.94%) Windows
9 64 (24.06%) Sun
9 64 (24.06%) Finance
10 59 (22.18%) AIX
11 58 (21.80%) EMC
12 57 (21.43%) VMware
13 56 (21.05%) NetBackup
14 54 (20.30%) Change Management
15 49 (18.42%) Fibre Channel
16 47 (17.67%) Migration
17 46 (17.29%) LDAP
17 46 (17.29%) Brocade
17 46 (17.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 44 (16.54%) SQL
19 43 (16.17%) Shell Script
20 42 (15.79%) Java
21 41 (15.41%) Disaster Recovery
22 39 (14.66%) NAS
22 39 (14.66%) Performance Monitoring
23 38 (14.29%) DNS
24 36 (13.53%) NetApp
24 36 (13.53%) Telecoms
25 34 (12.78%) Perl

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 15 (5.64%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.89%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (4.14%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.38%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.01%) IIS
6 7 (2.63%) Apache
6 7 (2.63%) iPlanet
6 7 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.63%) TPMS
7 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.63%) MS Project
2 7 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.38%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.38%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) CloudBees
4 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 100 (37.59%) SAN
2 49 (18.42%) Fibre Channel
3 46 (17.29%) LDAP
4 39 (14.66%) NAS
5 38 (14.29%) DNS
6 24 (9.02%) Diameter Protocol
6 24 (9.02%) SS7
7 21 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.77%) Firewall
9 16 (6.02%) GPRS
9 16 (6.02%) UMTS
9 16 (6.02%) WCDMA
10 14 (5.26%) GGSN
10 14 (5.26%) SSL
11 13 (4.89%) H.323
11 13 (4.89%) MGCP
12 12 (4.51%) DHCP
13 11 (4.14%) SSH
14 10 (3.76%) CDMA
14 10 (3.76%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.90%) MySQL
2 28 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 23 (8.65%) VLDB
4 18 (6.77%) OLTP
4 18 (6.77%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.88%) MS Access
5 5 (1.88%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.88%) Sybase IQ
6 4 (1.50%) DB2
6 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.75%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.13%) Ant
2 3 (1.13%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.13%) Subversion
3 2 (0.75%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.75%) GitLab
3 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.75%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.75%) JUnit
3 2 (0.75%) MSI
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.75%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (0.75%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.75%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
General
1 64 (24.06%) Finance
2 36 (13.53%) Telecoms
3 31 (11.65%) Banking
4 15 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.38%) Legal
6 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.13%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (38.35%) Administrator
2 56 (21.05%) Unix Administrator
3 47 (17.67%) Solaris Administrator
4 40 (15.04%) Support Engineer
5 36 (13.53%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (9.77%) Solaris Engineer
7 23 (8.65%) Core Network Engineer
7 23 (8.65%) Network Engineer
8 22 (8.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 22 (8.27%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (7.52%) VMWare Administrator
10 19 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (7.14%) Solaris Support Engineer
10 19 (7.14%) VMware Support Engineer
11 18 (6.77%) Consultant
12 17 (6.39%) Linux Administrator
13 16 (6.02%) Storage Administrator
14 15 (5.64%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.38%) J2EE
2 8 (3.01%) JSP
3 6 (2.26%) Middleware
4 5 (1.88%) JDBC
5 4 (1.50%) LAMP
6 3 (1.13%) .NET
6 3 (1.13%) HTML
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.13%) Web Services
6 3 (1.13%) XML
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
7 1 (0.38%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.38%) JMS
7 1 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.38%) POSIX
7 1 (0.38%) SOAP
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.38%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) Clustering
2 29 (10.90%) EMC VMAX
3 26 (9.77%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (3.76%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.76%) EMC VNX
7 9 (3.38%) HACMP
7 9 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.38%) Replication
8 5 (1.88%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.50%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.50%) PKI
10 3 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.75%) AS400
11 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.75%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.75%) iSeries
12 1 (0.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 182 (68.42%) Linux
2 178 (66.92%) Unix
3 80 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (25.94%) Windows
5 59 (22.18%) AIX
6 18 (6.77%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.51%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.50%) HPUX
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.13%) NetWare
12 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.30%) Change Management
2 47 (17.67%) Migration
3 41 (15.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (14.66%) Performance Monitoring
5 34 (12.78%) High Availability
6 30 (11.28%) Incident Management
7 23 (8.65%) ITIL
8 20 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (6.77%) Problem Management
9 18 (6.77%) Project Management
10 16 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.26%) DevOps
12 8 (3.01%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (3.01%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.63%) CRM
13 7 (2.63%) Information Security
13 7 (2.63%) ITSM
13 7 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (2.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.54%) SQL
2 43 (16.17%) Shell Script
3 42 (15.79%) Java
4 34 (12.78%) Perl
5 23 (8.65%) Korn
6 11 (4.14%) Python
7 9 (3.38%) C
8 8 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.26%) Bourne shell
9 6 (2.26%) PHP
10 5 (1.88%) C++
11 3 (1.13%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.13%) Ruby
12 2 (0.75%) AWK
12 2 (0.75%) sed
12 2 (0.75%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) C#
13 1 (0.38%) Delphi
13 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (8.27%) Degree
2 21 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.26%) CISSP
5 5 (1.88%) CCSP
6 4 (1.50%) GCIA
6 4 (1.50%) GCIH
6 4 (1.50%) NCDA
6 4 (1.50%) NCIE
6 4 (1.50%) NCSA
7 2 (0.75%) MCP
7 2 (0.75%) MCSE
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.75%) OCP
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) CCNP
8 1 (0.38%) CISM
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) JSP 440
2 6 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.50%) COBIT
3 4 (1.50%) COSO
3 4 (1.50%) SAS 70
4 3 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (17.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 26 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (9.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (8.65%) GlusterFS
5 20 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (5.64%) Oracle Clusterware
7 9 (3.38%) NFS
8 8 (3.01%) Firmware
9 7 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.26%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.50%) Docker
12 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
12 4 (1.50%) vSphere
13 3 (1.13%) GPFS
13 3 (1.13%) RHEV
13 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.38%) KVM
15 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (21.05%) NetBackup
2 34 (12.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 31 (11.65%) Oracle ZFS
4 26 (9.77%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (6.39%) Puppet
5 17 (6.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (4.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (4.14%) Legato
8 10 (3.76%) Netcool
9 7 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (2.26%) Ansible
10 6 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (2.26%) yum
11 5 (1.88%) Foglight
11 5 (1.88%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.13%) RSA Security Analytics
14 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 134 (50.38%) Oracle
2 94 (35.34%) Veritas
3 86 (32.33%) Red Hat
4 64 (24.06%) Sun
5 58 (21.80%) EMC
6 57 (21.43%) VMware
7 46 (17.29%) Brocade
8 36 (13.53%) NetApp
9 30 (11.28%) StorageTek
10 27 (10.15%) Microsoft
11 23 (8.65%) Sybase
12 21 (7.89%) HP
13 20 (7.52%) Cisco
14 18 (6.77%) IBM
15 13 (4.89%) Symantec
16 8 (3.01%) BEA
16 8 (3.01%) Citrix
16 8 (3.01%) Emulex
16 8 (3.01%) Intel Security
17 7 (2.63%) Dell
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