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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / South East
Rank 165 162 181
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 75 99 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.13% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.41% 4.55% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 44
Median daily rate £380 £380 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £254 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +29.48%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1700 2177 2411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.10% 24.90% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1025 1302 1180
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 159 200
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £51.00 £43.25
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 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 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
Hampshire +17 31 £380 - 4
Surrey +6 22 £401 -11.00% 6
Berkshire +6 11 £400 +24.03% 2
Kent +6 6 £313 -21.87% 1
West Sussex -20 2 £443 +26.42%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 110 (66.27%) Linux
2 97 (58.43%) Unix
3 90 (54.22%) Oracle
4 83 (50.00%) SAN
5 60 (36.14%) Windows
6 59 (35.54%) Red Hat
7 46 (27.71%) VMware
8 42 (25.30%) Finance
8 42 (25.30%) Veritas
8 42 (25.30%) AIX
9 39 (23.49%) Sun
10 38 (22.89%) Shell Script
10 38 (22.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (19.88%) NetApp
12 32 (19.28%) NAS
13 31 (18.67%) High Availability
13 31 (18.67%) Cisco
13 31 (18.67%) SQL
14 29 (17.47%) Change Management
14 29 (17.47%) Enterprise Storage
15 28 (16.87%) IBM
16 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
17 25 (15.06%) Veritas File System
17 25 (15.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
17 25 (15.06%) DNS
18 24 (14.46%) Mainframe
19 23 (13.86%) EMC
20 22 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 21 (12.65%) HP

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 16 (9.64%) WebSphere
2 15 (9.04%) Apache
3 10 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.22%) IIS
6 6 (3.61%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.41%) Alfresco
8 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (2.41%) Liferay
9 3 (1.81%) SAS
10 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.02%) MS Office
3 4 (2.41%) MS Project
4 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 83 (50.00%) SAN
2 32 (19.28%) NAS
3 25 (15.06%) DNS
4 15 (9.04%) LDAP
4 15 (9.04%) SSH
5 14 (8.43%) Firewall
6 12 (7.23%) LAN
7 11 (6.63%) FTP
8 9 (5.42%) iSCSI
9 7 (4.22%) ATM
9 7 (4.22%) VPN
10 6 (3.61%) Internet
10 6 (3.61%) IPsec
10 6 (3.61%) SSL
10 6 (3.61%) WAN
11 5 (3.01%) DHCP
11 5 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.81%) IMAP
13 3 (1.81%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.63%) Oracle Database
1 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (5.42%) DB2
4 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.20%) MS Access
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.60%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.22%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.22%) ClearQuest
3 6 (3.61%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.01%) Gradle
4 5 (3.01%) IntelliJ
4 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.41%) Ant
5 4 (2.41%) JIRA
5 4 (2.41%) Maven
5 4 (2.41%) Subversion
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.60%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.60%) JMeter
7 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (25.30%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Legal
3 15 (9.04%) Law
4 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.22%) Banking
6 6 (3.61%) Financial Institution
7 5 (3.01%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (25.90%) Administrator
2 25 (15.06%) Storage Administrator
2 25 (15.06%) Systems Administrator
2 25 (15.06%) Unix Administrator
3 21 (12.65%) Solaris Administrator
4 18 (10.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 17 (10.24%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.64%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (7.23%) Solaris Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Architect
8 11 (6.63%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) AIX Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.42%) Developer
10 9 (5.42%) VMWare Administrator
11 8 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.84%) Middleware
2 9 (5.42%) HTML
2 9 (5.42%) XML
3 7 (4.22%) J2EE
3 7 (4.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (3.61%) Spring
4 6 (3.61%) WebCenter
5 5 (3.01%) Struts
5 5 (3.01%) XHTML
6 4 (2.41%) .NET
6 4 (2.41%) JSR 168
6 4 (2.41%) Servlets
6 4 (2.41%) Velocity
6 4 (2.41%) XSLT
7 3 (1.81%) CGI
8 2 (1.20%) CSS
8 2 (1.20%) REST
8 2 (1.20%) SOAP
8 2 (1.20%) Web Services
9 1 (0.60%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.47%) Enterprise Storage
2 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
3 24 (14.46%) Mainframe
4 17 (10.24%) EMC VNX
4 17 (10.24%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (8.43%) EMC VMAX
6 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.82%) Clustering
8 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.01%) Replication
10 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.20%) PKI
11 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 110 (66.27%) Linux
2 97 (58.43%) Unix
3 60 (36.14%) Windows
4 42 (25.30%) AIX
5 38 (22.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (12.05%) Windows Server
7 12 (7.23%) HPUX
8 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.82%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.01%) zOS
11 4 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.81%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.60%) Debian
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.67%) High Availability
2 29 (17.47%) Change Management
3 20 (12.05%) Problem Management
4 18 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (10.84%) Service Delivery
5 17 (10.24%) Incident Management
6 15 (9.04%) Change Control
6 15 (9.04%) Process Improvement
7 13 (7.83%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.83%) Matrix Organization
8 11 (6.63%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (6.02%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.02%) ITIL
9 10 (6.02%) Migration
10 8 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.22%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.22%) OO
12 6 (3.61%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) Shell Script
2 31 (18.67%) SQL
3 20 (12.05%) Java
4 17 (10.24%) Perl
5 14 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.02%) Korn
7 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.41%) Groovy
8 4 (2.41%) Scala
9 3 (1.81%) C#
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) Python
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) Degree
3 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) CISSP
5 2 (1.20%) CCNA
5 2 (1.20%) CCNP
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.20%) GCIA
5 2 (1.20%) GCIH
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.20%) PMP
5 2 (1.20%) SCSA
5 2 (1.20%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CISA
6 1 (0.60%) CISM
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.60%) RHCA
6 1 (0.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) COBIT
2 2 (1.20%) COSO
2 2 (1.20%) SAS 70
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
1 25 (15.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 25 (15.06%) Veritas File System
2 22 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.42%) NFS
3 9 (5.42%) Oracle Clusterware
4 8 (4.82%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (4.82%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.61%) Samba
6 3 (1.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.20%) Snort
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.60%) Ceph
8 1 (0.60%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.60%) KVM
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (12.65%) NetBackup
2 17 (10.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (7.23%) Nagios
4 10 (6.02%) SCCM
4 10 (6.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (5.42%) Tivoli
6 8 (4.82%) EMC Navisphere
6 8 (4.82%) Netcool
6 8 (4.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.41%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.81%) vMotion
9 2 (1.20%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.60%) Puppet
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 90 (54.22%) Oracle
2 59 (35.54%) Red Hat
3 46 (27.71%) VMware
4 42 (25.30%) Veritas
5 39 (23.49%) Sun
6 33 (19.88%) NetApp
7 31 (18.67%) Cisco
8 28 (16.87%) IBM
9 23 (13.86%) EMC
10 21 (12.65%) HP
10 21 (12.65%) Microsoft
11 19 (11.45%) Symantec
12 13 (7.83%) Brocade
13 7 (4.22%) Citrix
13 7 (4.22%) TIBCO
14 6 (3.61%) Intel Security
15 4 (2.41%) 3PAR
15 4 (2.41%) F5
15 4 (2.41%) GigaSpaces
16 3 (1.81%) Nimble Storage
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