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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 233 233 238
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Solaris 584 575 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.17% 4.69% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 350 318
Median daily rate £390 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.12 £23.20 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £44.60 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-3.35% -11.30%

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
11288 12261 12817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 21.14% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7116 7286 7463
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 958 1112
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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 +5 536 £400 -4.76% 56
London -84 143 £475 +11.76% 11
North East +29 136 £305 -44.54% 4
Tyne and Wear +30 128 £305 -41.90% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 125 £301 -45.36% 4
South East +13 94 £375 -6.25% 15
South West +51 51 £394 +31.25% 4
Berkshire +12 48 £321 -28.77% 4
Scotland +13 39 £326 -13.20% 5
East of England +18 38 £438 +16.66% 5
North West 0 29 £425 -5.02% 10
West Midlands -28 25 £375 -14.77% 4
Hampshire +5 21 £380 -2.56% 1
City of London -42 21 £469 +17.18% 4
Gloucestershire +15 18 £375 -10.71% 1
Reading +20 16 £381 -15.27% 2
Newbury +17 15 £275 - 1
Manchester -5 15 £425 -8.60% 5
Bristol - 15 £375 - 2
Wiltshire +10 14 £400 +33.33%
Yorkshire +9 14 £500 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh 0 14 £475 +11.76%
Hertfordshire +12 13 £438 +34.61% 3
Renfrewshire -11 13 £320 -3.03%
Erskine -19 13 £320 -3.03%
Bracknell +7 12 £475 -
South Yorkshire 0 11 £525 +31.25%
Swindon +15 10 £400 +33.33%
Sheffield +6 10 £513 +32.25%
Essex 0 10 £255 -32.00%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 889 (68.02%) Linux
2 844 (64.58%) Unix
3 645 (49.35%) Oracle
4 526 (40.24%) Windows
5 494 (37.80%) AIX
6 399 (30.53%) Red Hat
7 348 (26.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 317 (24.25%) ITIL
9 315 (24.10%) VMware
10 306 (23.41%) Finance
11 298 (22.80%) SQL
12 284 (21.73%) HP
13 280 (21.42%) SAN
14 256 (19.59%) Security Cleared
15 241 (18.44%) Perl
16 236 (18.06%) Java
17 232 (17.75%) Microsoft
18 224 (17.14%) Migration
19 220 (16.83%) IBM
20 210 (16.07%) Veritas
20 210 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
21 204 (15.61%) HPUX
22 195 (14.92%) Windows Server
23 193 (14.77%) SC Cleared
24 190 (14.54%) Sun
25 187 (14.31%) Middleware
26 185 (14.15%) EMC
27 183 (14.00%) Shell Script
28 182 (13.93%) Change Management
29 167 (12.78%) Banking

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
1 153 (11.71%) WebLogic
2 125 (9.56%) Apache
3 111 (8.49%) WebSphere
4 73 (5.59%) Tomcat
5 49 (3.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 47 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 44 (3.37%) IIS
8 41 (3.14%) iPlanet
9 38 (2.91%) Oracle Application Server
10 37 (2.83%) JBoss
11 36 (2.75%) MQSeries
12 35 (2.68%) SharePoint
13 28 (2.14%) Tuxedo
14 26 (1.99%) OpenStack
15 24 (1.84%) IBM HTTP Server
15 24 (1.84%) MS Exchange
16 20 (1.53%) WebLogic Portal
17 18 (1.38%) AquaLogic
18 15 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
19 12 (0.92%) CICS
Applications
1 49 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.45%) MS Project
2 19 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.07%) MS Office
4 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.38%) OpenText MBPM
2 14 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.077%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
8 1 (0.077%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.077%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.77%) Office 365
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.54%) SaaS
5 6 (0.46%) IaaS
6 5 (0.38%) GitHub
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.077%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.077%) Joyent
8 1 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 280 (21.42%) SAN
2 147 (11.25%) DNS
3 134 (10.25%) Firewall
4 118 (9.03%) LDAP
5 99 (7.57%) TCP/IP
6 90 (6.89%) NAS
6 90 (6.89%) WAN
7 78 (5.97%) DHCP
8 68 (5.20%) LAN
9 58 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
10 57 (4.36%) HTTP
11 56 (4.28%) iSCSI
12 48 (3.67%) SSL
13 38 (2.91%) VPN
14 36 (2.75%) BIG-IP
15 28 (2.14%) Internet
16 27 (2.07%) FCoE
17 26 (1.99%) Multicast
18 19 (1.45%) Network Security
19 18 (1.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (10.25%) Oracle Database
2 121 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 82 (6.27%) MySQL
4 76 (5.81%) DB2
5 61 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 29 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
9 24 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.45%) OLTP
10 19 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.30%) HBase
11 17 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.99%) VLDB
14 12 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.84%) Big Data
16 8 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 41 (3.14%) JIRA
2 28 (2.14%) ClearCase
3 26 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.45%) Maven
5 19 (1.45%) StarTeam
6 18 (1.38%) Subversion
7 16 (1.22%) Ant
8 11 (0.84%) SoapUI
9 10 (0.77%) ClearQuest
9 10 (0.77%) GCC
9 10 (0.77%) GDB
9 10 (0.77%) JUnit
10 9 (0.69%) Gradle
10 9 (0.69%) ProC
10 9 (0.69%) Toad
11 8 (0.61%) Selenium
12 7 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.54%) Gerrit
12 7 (0.54%) SonarQube
General
1 306 (23.41%) Finance
2 167 (12.78%) Banking
3 36 (2.75%) Law
4 31 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 25 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.53%) Billing
7 11 (0.84%) Legal
7 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.61%) Advertising
9 8 (0.61%) International Banking
10 7 (0.54%) Front Office
11 5 (0.38%) Retail
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
12 4 (0.31%) German Language
12 4 (0.31%) Local Government
13 3 (0.23%) Marketing
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 306 (23.41%) Administrator
2 174 (13.31%) Architect
3 169 (12.93%) Systems Administrator
4 154 (11.78%) Unix Administrator
5 118 (9.03%) Solaris Administrator
6 104 (7.96%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 101 (7.73%) Unix Engineer
8 97 (7.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 85 (6.50%) Support Engineer
10 84 (6.43%) Consultant
11 79 (6.04%) Linux Administrator
12 78 (5.97%) Solaris Engineer
13 76 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
14 64 (4.90%) Analyst
15 59 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
16 56 (4.28%) DBA
17 55 (4.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 51 (3.90%) Developer
19 50 (3.83%) Oracle DBA
19 50 (3.83%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (14.31%) Middleware
2 76 (5.81%) J2EE
3 48 (3.67%) XML
4 44 (3.37%) HTML
5 41 (3.14%) Web Services
6 40 (3.06%) LAMP
6 40 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 36 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
8 29 (2.22%) XSLT
9 26 (1.99%) JSP
10 23 (1.76%) Regular Expression
11 17 (1.30%) SOAP
12 16 (1.22%) Rendezvous
12 16 (1.22%) REST
13 15 (1.15%) JSON
14 13 (0.99%) CSS
14 13 (0.99%) JMS
15 12 (0.92%) XHTML
16 9 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
16 9 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 105 (8.03%) Clustering
3 71 (5.43%) Mainframe
4 60 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 47 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.76%) HACMP
6 23 (1.76%) PKI
7 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
9 17 (1.30%) Replication
10 11 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (0.84%) Freedom of Information Act
11 10 (0.77%) DataPower
11 10 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
11 10 (0.77%) EMC VNX
11 10 (0.77%) SWIFT
12 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 889 (68.02%) Linux
2 844 (64.58%) Unix
3 526 (40.24%) Windows
4 494 (37.80%) AIX
5 348 (26.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 204 (15.61%) HPUX
7 195 (14.92%) Windows Server
8 103 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (5.20%) SUSE
10 55 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (3.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 29 (2.22%) Windows XP
12 29 (2.22%) zOS
13 26 (1.99%) CentOS
13 26 (1.99%) OS/390
14 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (1.07%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (24.25%) ITIL
2 224 (17.14%) Migration
3 182 (13.93%) Change Management
4 151 (11.55%) Configuration Management
5 120 (9.18%) Incident Management
6 114 (8.72%) Release Management
7 111 (8.49%) Problem Management
8 109 (8.34%) Service Delivery
9 104 (7.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 99 (7.57%) High Availability
11 90 (6.89%) Performance Tuning
12 89 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (5.97%) Project Management
13 78 (5.97%) Service Management
14 75 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 66 (5.05%) QMS
16 51 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
18 46 (3.52%) DevOps
19 45 (3.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 298 (22.80%) SQL
2 241 (18.44%) Perl
3 236 (18.06%) Java
4 183 (14.00%) Shell Script
5 80 (6.12%) Python
6 70 (5.36%) C
7 61 (4.67%) Korn
8 60 (4.59%) Bash Shell
9 50 (3.83%) JavaScript
10 49 (3.75%) C++
11 44 (3.37%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.60%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.45%) PHP
14 30 (2.30%) Ruby
15 25 (1.91%) VBScript
16 22 (1.68%) Bourne shell
17 21 (1.61%) C#
18 19 (1.45%) C-shell
19 14 (1.07%) VB
20 9 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 256 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 193 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.12%) Degree
4 77 (5.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.07%) AAT
7 14 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.92%) CISSP
8 12 (0.92%) RHCE
9 11 (0.84%) CCNA
9 11 (0.84%) MCSE
10 10 (0.77%) CCNP
10 10 (0.77%) IBM AIX Certification
11 9 (0.69%) MCP
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.61%) MCITP
13 7 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.12%) SLA
2 54 (4.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (2.75%) ISO 9001
4 22 (1.68%) JSP 440
4 22 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.92%) QA
7 7 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.46%) COBIT
9 5 (0.38%) COSO
9 5 (0.38%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.077%) FISMA
11 1 (0.077%) GPG13
11 1 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 210 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 152 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 97 (7.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 90 (6.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 72 (5.51%) Oracle RAC
6 54 (4.13%) NFS
7 48 (3.67%) vSphere
8 45 (3.44%) KVM
9 41 (3.14%) Hyper-V
10 35 (2.68%) SRDF
11 32 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (2.30%) Xen
13 29 (2.22%) Samba
14 19 (1.45%) Firmware
14 19 (1.45%) Sendmail
15 18 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
16 17 (1.30%) Veritas File System
16 17 (1.30%) VMware ESX
17 16 (1.22%) iptables
18 15 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 149 (11.40%) NetBackup
2 102 (7.80%) Puppet
3 72 (5.51%) Tivoli
4 68 (5.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 56 (4.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 49 (3.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 46 (3.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 35 (2.68%) SCOM
9 33 (2.52%) HP Data Protector
10 29 (2.22%) Nagios
10 29 (2.22%) Netcool
11 25 (1.91%) Ansible
11 25 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
12 24 (1.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 22 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (1.68%) SCCM
14 20 (1.53%) OpenView
15 18 (1.38%) Control-M
16 15 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 645 (49.35%) Oracle
2 399 (30.53%) Red Hat
3 315 (24.10%) VMware
4 284 (21.73%) HP
5 232 (17.75%) Microsoft
6 220 (16.83%) IBM
7 210 (16.07%) Veritas
8 190 (14.54%) Sun
9 185 (14.15%) EMC
10 133 (10.18%) Cisco
11 98 (7.50%) NetApp
12 91 (6.96%) Citrix
13 72 (5.51%) Symantec
14 65 (4.97%) ServiceNow
15 64 (4.90%) CA
16 61 (4.67%) F5
17 40 (3.06%) Dell
18 38 (2.91%) Intel
19 34 (2.60%) Sybase
20 29 (2.22%) BEA
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