The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 252 210 160
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -50
Contract jobs citing Solaris 461 561 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.11% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 4.91% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 353 409
Average daily rate £425 £413 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 6
Average hourly rate £45.50 £33.70 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.01% +6.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £21.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £40.95 £39.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%

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
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Solaris
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 413 £425 - 74
London -57 159 £450 +5.88% 26
South East -12 68 £400 +6.66% 14
North West +13 57 £450 +4.04% 4
Scotland -11 36 £395 +13.67% 2
East Midlands +24 34 £398 +2.58% 5
North East -2 32 £325 +18.18% 1
Edinburgh 0 30 £395 -12.22% 2
Cheshire +19 29 £456 +12.30% 1
City of London -4 27 £425 - 9
Surrey +4 26 £450 - 8
Tyne and Wear -16 24 £325 +18.18% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 24 £325 +18.18% 1
Derbyshire - 23 £410 -
West Midlands -22 21 £385 -9.41% 4
East of England -33 21 £450 +8.76% 7
Hampshire -6 20 £415 +10.66% 5
Manchester -16 14 £450 - 2
Birmingham +2 13 £365 +1.38% 1
Derby - 13 £438 -
Yorkshire -12 12 £400 +10.34% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 11 £271 -30.00% 4
South West -26 11 £350 -18.84% 6
Nottingham -4 10 £271 -30.00% 4
Warrington -3 9 £463 +68.18%
Berkshire -7 9 £358 -9.49% 1
Macclesfield +2 8 £281 -37.50%
South Yorkshire -8 8 £400 +23.07% 2
Kent +1 7 £400 -
Essex -29 7 £450 +11.80%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 707 (67.66%) Linux
2 688 (65.84%) Unix
3 443 (42.39%) Oracle
4 355 (33.97%) Windows
5 327 (31.29%) AIX
6 308 (29.47%) Red Hat
7 306 (29.28%) Finance
8 257 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 233 (22.30%) Shell Script
10 222 (21.24%) VMware
11 216 (20.67%) Veritas
12 207 (19.81%) SQL
13 206 (19.71%) Perl
14 179 (17.13%) Java
15 176 (16.84%) SAN
16 174 (16.65%) Migration
17 173 (16.56%) Banking
18 171 (16.36%) IBM
19 162 (15.50%) Security Cleared
20 156 (14.93%) ITIL
21 151 (14.45%) Oracle Database
22 149 (14.26%) HP
22 149 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 148 (14.16%) Sun
24 139 (13.30%) Data Centre
25 121 (11.58%) Middleware
26 120 (11.48%) Microsoft
27 114 (10.91%) SC Cleared
27 114 (10.91%) WebSphere
28 111 (10.62%) Veritas Cluster Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 114 (10.91%) WebSphere
2 78 (7.46%) WebLogic
3 64 (6.12%) Apache
4 53 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 44 (4.21%) Tomcat
6 34 (3.25%) IIS
7 25 (2.39%) JBoss
7 25 (2.39%) Oracle Application Server
8 24 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 22 (2.11%) SharePoint
10 18 (1.72%) AquaLogic
10 18 (1.72%) MQSeries
11 17 (1.63%) nginx
12 16 (1.53%) iPlanet
12 16 (1.53%) Jetty
12 16 (1.53%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.44%) Confluence
14 12 (1.15%) Oracle 10gAS
14 12 (1.15%) PowerExchange
14 12 (1.15%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 28 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.15%) MS Office
4 11 (1.05%) MS Project
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.67%) BusinessWare
3 7 (0.67%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.38%) BASE24
5 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.096%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.096%) Maximo
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.096%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.67%) IaaS
3 6 (0.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.48%) PaaS
5 4 (0.38%) GitHub
5 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.096%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 176 (16.84%) SAN
2 90 (8.61%) TCP/IP
3 71 (6.79%) SSL
4 68 (6.51%) DNS
5 67 (6.41%) LDAP
6 65 (6.22%) Firewall
7 63 (6.03%) NAS
8 49 (4.69%) HTTP
9 40 (3.83%) SSH
10 35 (3.35%) WAN
11 30 (2.87%) FTP
12 28 (2.68%) LAN
12 28 (2.68%) VPN
13 25 (2.39%) Diameter Protocol
13 25 (2.39%) SS7
14 24 (2.30%) DHCP
15 23 (2.20%) GPRS
15 23 (2.20%) SMTP
15 23 (2.20%) UMTS
15 23 (2.20%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (14.45%) Oracle Database
2 95 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 61 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 48 (4.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 44 (4.21%) MySQL
7 40 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (3.64%) DB2
8 38 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 31 (2.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 30 (2.87%) NoSQL
11 29 (2.78%) KDB
12 27 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (1.72%) OLTP
15 17 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.44%) PowerCenter
17 14 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (1.24%) Big Data
18 13 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (3.35%) Subversion
2 30 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.58%) VTune
4 26 (2.49%) Ant
5 25 (2.39%) JIRA
6 21 (2.01%) Maven
7 19 (1.82%) Git (software)
8 12 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 12 (1.15%) Log4j
9 10 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.77%) JIRA Agile
10 8 (0.77%) PVCS
10 8 (0.77%) Toad
11 7 (0.67%) Introscope
11 7 (0.67%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.57%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.57%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.48%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.48%) JProfiler
13 5 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 306 (29.28%) Finance
2 173 (16.56%) Banking
3 87 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 68 (6.51%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.39%) Front Office
6 22 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.63%) Marketing
8 16 (1.53%) Law
9 14 (1.34%) Legal
10 12 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.86%) Billing
11 9 (0.86%) Electronics
12 7 (0.67%) Back Office
13 6 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.57%) Retail
14 3 (0.29%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.096%) French Language
16 1 (0.096%) Local Government
16 1 (0.096%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (19.14%) Administrator
2 149 (14.26%) Architect
3 140 (13.40%) Systems Administrator
4 131 (12.54%) Unix Administrator
5 92 (8.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 75 (7.18%) Developer
7 72 (6.89%) DBA
8 71 (6.79%) Support Engineer
9 67 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
10 66 (6.32%) Consultant
10 66 (6.32%) Solaris Administrator
11 62 (5.93%) Unix Engineer
12 61 (5.84%) Analyst
13 56 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
14 54 (5.17%) Oracle DBA
15 51 (4.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 47 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
16 47 (4.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 36 (3.44%) Linux Support
18 35 (3.35%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (11.58%) Middleware
2 57 (5.45%) XML
3 50 (4.78%) Web Services
4 46 (4.40%) J2EE
5 44 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 39 (3.73%) HTML
7 28 (2.68%) .NET
8 22 (2.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 20 (1.91%) JSON
9 20 (1.91%) Software Packaging
10 19 (1.82%) jQuery
11 17 (1.63%) Servlets
12 16 (1.53%) Regular Expression
12 16 (1.53%) Spring
13 15 (1.44%) CSS
13 15 (1.44%) JMS
13 15 (1.44%) REST
13 15 (1.44%) SOAP
14 14 (1.34%) POSIX
14 14 (1.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 139 (13.30%) Data Centre
2 79 (7.56%) Clustering
3 53 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.64%) Replication
6 23 (2.20%) HACMP
7 21 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.63%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.53%) DataPower
10 16 (1.53%) PKI
11 14 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.24%) CMDB
13 12 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
14 11 (1.05%) e-Health
15 10 (0.96%) VCE vBlock
16 9 (0.86%) EMC VNX
16 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 707 (67.66%) Linux
2 688 (65.84%) Unix
3 355 (33.97%) Windows
4 327 (31.29%) AIX
5 257 (24.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 98 (9.38%) Windows Server
7 96 (9.19%) HPUX
8 60 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (4.11%) SUSE
12 30 (2.87%) CentOS
13 27 (2.58%) zOS
14 24 (2.30%) Ubuntu
15 23 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (1.53%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.05%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.96%) OS/390
19 8 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
20 6 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (16.65%) Migration
2 156 (14.93%) ITIL
3 93 (8.90%) High Availability
4 81 (7.75%) Service Management
5 80 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (7.56%) Project Management
7 75 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 74 (7.08%) Configuration Management
9 61 (5.84%) Change Management
10 57 (5.45%) Open Source
11 56 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
12 53 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (4.98%) Performance Monitoring
14 49 (4.69%) Low Latency
15 44 (4.21%) Software Engineering
16 42 (4.02%) Patch Management
17 39 (3.73%) Service Delivery
18 34 (3.25%) Time Management
19 32 (3.06%) Problem Management
19 32 (3.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (22.30%) Shell Script
2 207 (19.81%) SQL
3 206 (19.71%) Perl
4 179 (17.13%) Java
5 94 (9.00%) Bash Shell
6 77 (7.37%) C++
7 76 (7.27%) Korn
8 56 (5.36%) Python
9 54 (5.17%) PL/SQL
10 40 (3.83%) C
11 39 (3.73%) JavaScript
11 39 (3.73%) PowerShell
12 24 (2.30%) Scala
13 21 (2.01%) C#
14 14 (1.34%) PHP
14 14 (1.34%) VB
15 13 (1.24%) C-shell
16 11 (1.05%) Bourne shell
16 11 (1.05%) Ruby
16 11 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 114 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 89 (8.52%) Degree
4 27 (2.58%) CISSP
5 25 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.63%) RHCE
7 13 (1.24%) CCNA
7 13 (1.24%) RHCSA
8 12 (1.15%) GCIA
8 12 (1.15%) GCIH
9 11 (1.05%) CISM
9 11 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.96%) CCSP
11 9 (0.86%) IBM Certification
12 8 (0.77%) ISEB
12 8 (0.77%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.55%) SLA
2 19 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.53%) QA
4 12 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.67%) SAS 70
6 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.48%) COBIT
7 5 (0.48%) COSO
8 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.29%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.19%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.096%) MiFID
System Software
1 149 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (10.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 87 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 55 (5.26%) Active Directory
5 52 (4.98%) NFS
6 45 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
6 45 (4.31%) Veritas File System
7 26 (2.49%) Hyper-V
8 24 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 20 (1.91%) Xen
10 19 (1.82%) GPFS
11 17 (1.63%) Oracle Clusterware
12 16 (1.53%) VMware ESX
12 16 (1.53%) vSphere
13 14 (1.34%) KVM
14 13 (1.24%) Samba
14 13 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (1.15%) Squid
16 10 (0.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.77%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 76 (7.27%) Puppet
2 56 (5.36%) NetBackup
3 50 (4.78%) Oracle ZFS
4 46 (4.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 35 (3.35%) Data Guard
6 31 (2.97%) SCOM
7 28 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 26 (2.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 21 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.72%) Tivoli
11 16 (1.53%) Ansible
12 14 (1.34%) Nagios
13 13 (1.24%) CFEngine
13 13 (1.24%) RSA Security Analytics
14 12 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
14 12 (1.15%) Foglight
14 12 (1.15%) yum
15 11 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
15 11 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
16 10 (0.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 443 (42.39%) Oracle
2 308 (29.47%) Red Hat
3 222 (21.24%) VMware
4 216 (20.67%) Veritas
5 171 (16.36%) IBM
6 149 (14.26%) HP
7 148 (14.16%) Sun
8 120 (11.48%) Microsoft
9 110 (10.53%) EMC
10 76 (7.27%) Sybase
11 63 (6.03%) Cisco
12 55 (5.26%) SAP
13 39 (3.73%) NetApp
14 30 (2.87%) Brocade
14 30 (2.87%) CA
14 30 (2.87%) Splunk
15 22 (2.11%) Axway
15 22 (2.11%) Symantec
16 21 (2.01%) Informatica
17 20 (1.91%) BEA
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Logix Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £51 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Gosport
The People Network
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago