The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 262 232 230
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 452 566 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.30% 4.77% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 311 342
Median daily rate £400 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -26.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -42.50%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10521 11861 12939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 21.52% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6604 6983 7657
Median daily rate £388 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 969 1114
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.46 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris within the UK.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris within the UK.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
England -46 402 £400 -5.88% 65
London -57 139 £475 +5.55% 25
South East +37 93 £345 -14.81% 17
North East +16 73 £388 +25.00%
Tyne and Wear +9 69 £388 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 65 £388 +8.92%
Berkshire +36 50 £301 -29.17% 6
Scotland +17 33 £325 -24.41% 1
Reading +22 25 £340 -21.83% 3
South West +21 23 £361 -6.77% 8
North West -27 20 £388 -3.12% 5
East of England -29 20 £424 +8.65% 4
Surrey +26 19 £380 -10.58% 3
Yorkshire +25 17 £350 -12.50% 3
Hertfordshire +5 13 £438 +34.61% 1
South Yorkshire -2 13 £350 -12.50% 1
Newbury - 13 £275 - 1
West Midlands -42 11 £430 +52.88% 2
City of London -46 11 £450 -10.00% 11
Epsom +6 10 - -
South Ayrshire - 10 £238 -
Ayr - 10 £238 -
Glasgow +9 9 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +9 9 £375 -3.22% 1
Belfast - 9 £510 - 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £510 - 1
County Antrim - 9 £510 - 1
Hampshire +3 8 £378 -0.65% 8
Barnsley 0 8 £400 +5.26%
Lancashire -3 8 £420 +50.00% 3

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 with a requirement for Solaris.

1 764 (72.01%) Linux
2 679 (64.00%) Unix
3 505 (47.60%) Oracle
4 416 (39.21%) Windows
5 353 (33.27%) AIX
6 318 (29.97%) Red Hat
7 307 (28.93%) VMware
8 247 (23.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 245 (23.09%) SQL
10 236 (22.24%) SAN
11 225 (21.21%) Finance
12 222 (20.92%) Perl
13 212 (19.98%) HP
14 208 (19.60%) IBM
15 202 (19.04%) Java
16 197 (18.57%) ITIL
17 196 (18.47%) Security Cleared
18 193 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 185 (17.44%) Sun
20 170 (16.02%) Microsoft
21 168 (15.83%) Shell Script
22 159 (14.99%) Middleware
23 153 (14.42%) Windows Server
24 152 (14.33%) Cisco
25 150 (14.14%) SC Cleared
26 149 (14.04%) HPUX
27 142 (13.38%) Migration
28 138 (13.01%) DNS
29 132 (12.44%) Banking
29 132 (12.44%) Veritas

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 125 (11.78%) WebLogic
2 121 (11.40%) Apache
3 99 (9.33%) WebSphere
4 84 (7.92%) Tomcat
5 46 (4.34%) IIS
6 41 (3.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 34 (3.20%) JBoss
8 32 (3.02%) iPlanet
9 30 (2.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 29 (2.73%) MQSeries
11 28 (2.64%) Oracle Application Server
12 26 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (2.36%) SharePoint
14 18 (1.70%) Oracle Coherence
14 18 (1.70%) Tuxedo
15 17 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
15 17 (1.60%) MS Exchange
15 17 (1.60%) OpenStack
16 11 (1.04%) AquaLogic
17 10 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.98%) MS Project
3 20 (1.89%) MS Office
4 18 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) OpenText MBPM
2 10 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.28%) RMDS
6 3 (0.28%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.094%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.094%) Maximo
8 1 (0.094%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.094%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.94%) Office 365
5 8 (0.75%) GitHub
5 8 (0.75%) SaaS
6 6 (0.57%) PaaS
7 5 (0.47%) IaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.094%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 236 (22.24%) SAN
2 138 (13.01%) DNS
3 107 (10.08%) LDAP
4 105 (9.90%) Firewall
5 104 (9.80%) TCP/IP
6 95 (8.95%) NAS
7 84 (7.92%) WAN
8 67 (6.31%) LAN
9 57 (5.37%) iSCSI
10 53 (5.00%) HTTP
11 46 (4.34%) DHCP
12 40 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
13 38 (3.58%) SSL
14 36 (3.39%) Internet
15 29 (2.73%) Multicast
16 28 (2.64%) BIG-IP
16 28 (2.64%) VPN
17 24 (2.26%) FCoE
18 23 (2.17%) SSH
19 15 (1.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (11.03%) Oracle Database
2 91 (8.58%) SQL Server
3 73 (6.88%) MySQL
4 53 (5.00%) DB2
5 49 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 29 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 24 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.98%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.79%) HBase
11 19 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.32%) Big Data
14 13 (1.23%) OLTP
15 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.85%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.75%) KDB
17 8 (0.75%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 26 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.36%) JIRA
3 24 (2.26%) ClearCase
4 23 (2.17%) Subversion
5 20 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.70%) Ant
7 17 (1.60%) StarTeam
8 15 (1.41%) Maven
9 14 (1.32%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.23%) JUnit
11 10 (0.94%) GCC
11 10 (0.94%) GDB
11 10 (0.94%) ProC
11 10 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.85%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.75%) ClearQuest
13 8 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.75%) Selenium
13 8 (0.75%) Toad
14 7 (0.66%) JMeter
General
1 225 (21.21%) Finance
2 132 (12.44%) Banking
3 41 (3.86%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.79%) Law
6 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.94%) Legal
7 10 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.75%) Front Office
9 7 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.38%) Local Government
11 3 (0.28%) Back Office
11 3 (0.28%) French Language
11 3 (0.28%) German Language
11 3 (0.28%) Military
11 3 (0.28%) Retail
12 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Marketing
13 1 (0.094%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.094%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 236 (22.24%) Administrator
2 142 (13.38%) Architect
3 135 (12.72%) Systems Administrator
4 114 (10.74%) Unix Administrator
5 97 (9.14%) Unix Engineer
6 85 (8.01%) Infrastructure Architect
7 82 (7.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 77 (7.26%) Solaris Administrator
8 77 (7.26%) Support Engineer
9 76 (7.16%) Developer
10 74 (6.97%) Solaris Engineer
11 61 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
12 56 (5.28%) Linux Administrator
13 54 (5.09%) Consultant
14 43 (4.05%) Analyst
15 40 (3.77%) DBA
15 40 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 37 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (3.30%) Oracle DBA
17 35 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (14.99%) Middleware
2 65 (6.13%) J2EE
3 53 (5.00%) XML
4 45 (4.24%) HTML
5 37 (3.49%) LAMP
6 32 (3.02%) XSLT
7 30 (2.83%) Web Services
7 30 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 22 (2.07%) IBM Integration Bus
9 19 (1.79%) JSON
9 19 (1.79%) JSP
10 17 (1.60%) Regular Expression
10 17 (1.60%) Rendezvous
11 16 (1.51%) REST
11 16 (1.51%) XHTML
12 14 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (1.23%) SOAP
13 13 (1.23%) STL
14 12 (1.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 104 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.50%) Clustering
3 66 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (6.03%) Mainframe
5 40 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 24 (2.26%) Replication
9 19 (1.79%) PKI
10 17 (1.60%) EMC VNX
10 17 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
13 12 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
13 12 (1.13%) Freedom of Information Act
14 9 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.75%) Online Banking
15 8 (0.75%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 764 (72.01%) Linux
2 679 (64.00%) Unix
3 416 (39.21%) Windows
4 353 (33.27%) AIX
5 247 (23.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 153 (14.42%) Windows Server
7 149 (14.04%) HPUX
8 78 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (6.60%) SUSE
10 33 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (2.73%) Oracle Linux
12 27 (2.54%) zOS
13 24 (2.26%) CentOS
13 24 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 17 (1.60%) OS/390
16 14 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 14 (1.32%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.75%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (18.57%) ITIL
2 142 (13.38%) Migration
3 125 (11.78%) Change Management
4 106 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (9.24%) Configuration Management
6 86 (8.11%) High Availability
7 84 (7.92%) Incident Management
8 80 (7.54%) Performance Tuning
9 69 (6.50%) Service Delivery
10 65 (6.13%) Problem Management
10 65 (6.13%) Release Management
11 60 (5.66%) Project Management
11 60 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 51 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (4.71%) Service Management
14 39 (3.68%) DevOps
15 38 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
16 37 (3.49%) Change Control
16 37 (3.49%) QMS
17 34 (3.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 245 (23.09%) SQL
2 222 (20.92%) Perl
3 202 (19.04%) Java
4 168 (15.83%) Shell Script
5 78 (7.35%) Bash Shell
6 73 (6.88%) Python
7 58 (5.47%) JavaScript
8 57 (5.37%) Korn
9 56 (5.28%) C
10 54 (5.09%) C++
11 33 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 31 (2.92%) PHP
13 28 (2.64%) PowerShell
14 24 (2.26%) Ruby
15 23 (2.17%) C-shell
16 19 (1.79%) C#
17 17 (1.60%) VB
18 16 (1.51%) VBScript
19 14 (1.32%) Bourne shell
20 7 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 196 (18.47%) Security Cleared
2 150 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.56%) Degree
4 47 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.32%) RHCE
8 12 (1.13%) MCITP
9 11 (1.04%) MCSE
10 10 (0.94%) ISEB
10 10 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.85%) CCNP
11 9 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.75%) CISSP
13 7 (0.66%) CCNA
13 7 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.57%) AAT
14 6 (0.57%) RHCT
15 5 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.49%) SLA
2 30 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (2.07%) ISO 9001
4 16 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.41%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.04%) QA
7 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.38%) COBIT
9 4 (0.38%) COSO
9 4 (0.38%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.28%) MiFID
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.094%) GPG13
12 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 193 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (10.93%) Active Directory
3 75 (7.07%) NFS
4 69 (6.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 62 (5.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 54 (5.09%) Oracle RAC
7 45 (4.24%) vSphere
8 39 (3.68%) KVM
9 37 (3.49%) Hyper-V
10 34 (3.20%) SRDF
11 32 (3.02%) Samba
12 26 (2.45%) Xen
13 23 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
14 17 (1.60%) Veritas File System
15 14 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (1.23%) XenApp
17 12 (1.13%) Sendmail
18 11 (1.04%) Firmware
18 11 (1.04%) VMware ESX
19 9 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 80 (7.54%) NetBackup
2 58 (5.47%) Puppet
3 50 (4.71%) Tivoli
4 44 (4.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 32 (3.02%) Oracle ZFS
6 30 (2.83%) Control-M
7 29 (2.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 27 (2.54%) Nagios
9 24 (2.26%) SCCM
9 24 (2.26%) SCOM
10 21 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (1.79%) Ansible
11 19 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (1.70%) Netcool
13 17 (1.60%) OpenView
13 17 (1.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 16 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
15 14 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 14 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
16 11 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 505 (47.60%) Oracle
2 318 (29.97%) Red Hat
3 307 (28.93%) VMware
4 212 (19.98%) HP
5 208 (19.60%) IBM
6 185 (17.44%) Sun
7 170 (16.02%) Microsoft
8 152 (14.33%) Cisco
9 132 (12.44%) Veritas
10 120 (11.31%) EMC
11 106 (9.99%) NetApp
12 62 (5.84%) Citrix
13 60 (5.66%) F5
14 44 (4.15%) Symantec
15 42 (3.96%) CA
16 37 (3.49%) TIBCO
17 36 (3.39%) ServiceNow
18 35 (3.30%) Sybase
19 33 (3.11%) Intel
20 30 (2.83%) 3PAR
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