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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 185 227 202
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 755 558 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.04% 4.51% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 329 375
Median daily rate £420 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 4
Median hourly rate £38.75 £26.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.03% -15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.83 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.50 £42.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £34.30 £30.60
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +12.09%

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
12509 12385 12115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.50% 22.18% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7816 7068 6814
Median daily rate £388 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 1014 1046
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +35 641 £420 +1.81% 69
London +31 266 £459 +6.49% 20
South East +16 155 £390 -8.23% 8
Scotland +40 108 £420 +8.38% 3
Edinburgh +31 74 £438 -2.77%
Surrey +31 63 £425 +6.25% 3
North East +19 57 £285 +3.63% 6
Tyne and Wear +17 55 £285 +3.63% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 55 £285 +3.63% 5
City of London +23 51 £475 +11.76% 9
South West +25 44 £388 -8.82% 4
North West -7 39 £405 -16.92% 11
East of England -4 36 £413 +3.12% 9
Berkshire +24 35 £348 -17.01% 3
Hampshire -19 31 £380 -3.49% 1
Bristol - 25 £369 - 1
Erskine -17 21 £321 -0.84%
Renfrewshire -19 21 £321 -0.84% 1
Hertfordshire +15 17 £475 +19.49% 1
Camberley +2 17 £425 +8.62%
Manchester -5 17 £375 -11.76% 7
East Midlands +16 16 £393 +15.51% 1
West Midlands -20 16 £375 +10.29% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 14 £333 -21.76% 2
Cambridge +13 14 £333 -21.76% 2
West Sussex - 14 £365 -
Reading -2 13 £420 -1.17% 2
Yorkshire -4 13 £525 +61.53% 7
Redhill - 11 £365 -
Crawley - 10 £350 -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 864 (71.40%) Unix
2 813 (67.19%) Linux
3 519 (42.89%) Oracle
4 423 (34.96%) AIX
5 408 (33.72%) Red Hat
6 380 (31.40%) Finance
7 371 (30.66%) Windows
8 358 (29.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 348 (28.76%) Veritas
10 280 (23.14%) Migration
11 261 (21.57%) SAN
12 243 (20.08%) VMware
13 222 (18.35%) Perl
14 220 (18.18%) Shell Script
15 209 (17.27%) SQL
16 208 (17.19%) ITIL
17 203 (16.78%) IBM
18 200 (16.53%) HP
19 190 (15.70%) Java
20 182 (15.04%) Banking
21 173 (14.30%) Security Cleared
22 169 (13.97%) Data Centre
23 167 (13.80%) Sun
24 157 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
25 155 (12.81%) Microsoft
25 155 (12.81%) EMC
26 152 (12.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
27 140 (11.57%) Middleware
28 136 (11.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
29 135 (11.16%) SC Cleared

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
1 121 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 107 (8.84%) WebLogic
3 83 (6.86%) Apache
4 65 (5.37%) Tomcat
5 59 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 44 (3.64%) IIS
7 39 (3.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 33 (2.73%) Oracle Application Server
9 29 (2.40%) JBoss
10 28 (2.31%) MQSeries
11 25 (2.07%) iPlanet
11 25 (2.07%) SharePoint
12 20 (1.65%) MS Exchange
13 16 (1.32%) AquaLogic
13 16 (1.32%) Confluence
13 16 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
14 15 (1.24%) nginx
14 15 (1.24%) Tuxedo
15 14 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 30 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.74%) MS Project
4 4 (0.33%) MS Office
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.99%) OpenText MBPM
2 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.50%) BusinessWare
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.50%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.083%) RMDS
8 1 (0.083%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (0.41%) IaaS
4 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.33%) Office 365
4 4 (0.33%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.083%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.083%) Joyent
6 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 261 (21.57%) SAN
2 107 (8.84%) Firewall
3 98 (8.10%) NAS
3 98 (8.10%) TCP/IP
4 96 (7.93%) DNS
5 74 (6.12%) LDAP
6 64 (5.29%) Fibre Channel
7 62 (5.12%) WAN
8 57 (4.71%) SSL
9 52 (4.30%) LAN
10 44 (3.64%) HTTP
11 40 (3.31%) VPN
12 36 (2.98%) Diameter Protocol
12 36 (2.98%) SS7
13 35 (2.89%) DHCP
14 28 (2.31%) GPRS
14 28 (2.31%) UMTS
14 28 (2.31%) WCDMA
15 24 (1.98%) FTP
16 22 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (11.16%) Oracle Database
2 111 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 53 (4.38%) MySQL
5 42 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.81%) DB2
7 26 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 23 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.90%) VLDB
9 22 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 22 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.49%) OLTP
12 17 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.16%) PowerCenter
15 13 (1.07%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.91%) HBase
17 11 (0.91%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 40 (3.31%) JIRA
2 33 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.64%) Subversion
4 31 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.07%) Maven
6 23 (1.90%) Ant
7 16 (1.32%) Gradle
8 12 (0.99%) Log4j
8 12 (0.99%) Travis CI
9 11 (0.91%) ClearCase
10 9 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.66%) ClearQuest
11 8 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.50%) JUnit
12 6 (0.50%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.41%) VTune
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 380 (31.40%) Finance
2 182 (15.04%) Banking
3 69 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.63%) Law
5 48 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.82%) Billing
7 17 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.16%) Front Office
9 14 (1.16%) Marketing
10 13 (1.07%) Legal
11 12 (0.99%) Games
12 11 (0.91%) Back Office
13 9 (0.74%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.25%) Retail
16 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.083%) Dutch Language
17 1 (0.083%) Local Government
17 1 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (23.22%) Administrator
2 171 (14.13%) Systems Administrator
3 170 (14.05%) Unix Administrator
4 130 (10.74%) Architect
5 129 (10.66%) Consultant
6 111 (9.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 92 (7.60%) Unix Engineer
8 78 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
8 78 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
9 77 (6.36%) Support Engineer
10 73 (6.03%) Analyst
11 72 (5.95%) Solaris Administrator
12 68 (5.62%) Solaris Consultant
13 61 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
14 56 (4.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 56 (4.63%) Unix Consultant
15 55 (4.55%) Developer
16 53 (4.38%) DBA
17 47 (3.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
18 38 (3.14%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (11.57%) Middleware
2 63 (5.21%) Web Services
3 55 (4.55%) J2EE
4 49 (4.05%) XML
5 38 (3.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 33 (2.73%) HTML
6 33 (2.73%) IBM Integration Bus
7 26 (2.15%) LAMP
8 25 (2.07%) .NET
9 22 (1.82%) Regular Expression
10 21 (1.74%) SOAP
11 19 (1.57%) XSLT
12 17 (1.40%) REST
13 16 (1.32%) Software Packaging
14 15 (1.24%) JMS
15 14 (1.16%) POSIX
16 13 (1.07%) JSON
16 13 (1.07%) JSP
16 13 (1.07%) Spring
17 12 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 169 (13.97%) Data Centre
2 116 (9.59%) Clustering
3 64 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 56 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.98%) EMC VMAX
6 36 (2.98%) HACMP
7 33 (2.73%) Replication
8 20 (1.65%) PKI
9 18 (1.49%) EMC VNX
10 17 (1.40%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.07%) Wiki
13 12 (0.99%) DataPower
14 11 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.91%) Equities
14 11 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.83%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 864 (71.40%) Unix
2 813 (67.19%) Linux
3 423 (34.96%) AIX
4 371 (30.66%) Windows
5 358 (29.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 127 (10.50%) HPUX
7 105 (8.68%) Windows Server
8 56 (4.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 53 (4.38%) SUSE
10 52 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (2.89%) CentOS
13 27 (2.23%) zOS
14 20 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (1.24%) OS/390
16 14 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.91%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (23.14%) Migration
2 208 (17.19%) ITIL
3 119 (9.83%) Change Management
4 113 (9.34%) Configuration Management
5 96 (7.93%) High Availability
6 88 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 76 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
8 73 (6.03%) Service Management
9 63 (5.21%) Project Management
10 61 (5.04%) Problem Management
11 56 (4.63%) DevOps
12 53 (4.38%) Release Management
13 52 (4.30%) Service Delivery
14 51 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
15 50 (4.13%) Performance Monitoring
16 41 (3.39%) Open Source
17 38 (3.14%) Incident Management
18 36 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 35 (2.89%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 222 (18.35%) Perl
2 220 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 209 (17.27%) SQL
4 190 (15.70%) Java
5 84 (6.94%) Korn
6 80 (6.61%) Python
7 75 (6.20%) C
8 70 (5.79%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.21%) C++
10 47 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 40 (3.31%) PowerShell
12 30 (2.48%) JavaScript
13 19 (1.57%) C#
13 19 (1.57%) Ruby
14 17 (1.40%) Bourne shell
15 14 (1.16%) VBA
16 13 (1.07%) VB
17 12 (0.99%) VBScript
18 11 (0.91%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.74%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 173 (14.30%) Security Cleared
2 135 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.86%) Degree
4 24 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (1.98%) CISSP
5 19 (1.57%) RHCE
6 17 (1.40%) IBM AIX Certification
6 17 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.91%) CISM
9 9 (0.74%) CCSP
10 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (0.50%) GCIA
11 6 (0.50%) GCIH
11 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.50%) OCP
11 6 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.41%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.37%) SLA
2 22 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.32%) QA
4 13 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.50%) COBIT
8 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.33%) COSO
9 4 (0.33%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.17%) MiFID
11 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.083%) FISMA
System Software
1 157 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 152 (12.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 136 (11.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 92 (7.60%) Active Directory
5 71 (5.87%) Veritas File System
6 55 (4.55%) NFS
7 47 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (2.40%) Hyper-V
10 26 (2.15%) vSphere
10 26 (2.15%) Xen
11 25 (2.07%) GPFS
11 25 (2.07%) VMware ESX
12 24 (1.98%) GlusterFS
12 24 (1.98%) KVM
12 24 (1.98%) Oracle Clusterware
13 22 (1.82%) SRDF
14 20 (1.65%) Samba
15 12 (0.99%) Sendmail
16 11 (0.91%) iptables
Systems Management
1 120 (9.92%) Puppet
2 118 (9.75%) NetBackup
3 61 (5.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 52 (4.30%) Oracle ZFS
5 45 (3.72%) Tivoli
6 43 (3.55%) Red Hat Satellite
7 37 (3.06%) SCOM
7 37 (3.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 31 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 28 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 28 (2.31%) Nagios
9 28 (2.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 23 (1.90%) Netcool
11 20 (1.65%) Data Guard
12 19 (1.57%) Control-M
13 18 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (1.24%) Ansible
15 14 (1.16%) BladeLogic
15 14 (1.16%) Foglight
15 14 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 519 (42.89%) Oracle
2 408 (33.72%) Red Hat
3 348 (28.76%) Veritas
4 243 (20.08%) VMware
5 203 (16.78%) IBM
6 200 (16.53%) HP
7 167 (13.80%) Sun
8 155 (12.81%) EMC
8 155 (12.81%) Microsoft
9 91 (7.52%) NetApp
10 79 (6.53%) Sybase
11 74 (6.12%) Cisco
12 56 (4.63%) Symantec
13 53 (4.38%) SAP
14 44 (3.64%) Brocade
15 40 (3.31%) Citrix
16 39 (3.22%) CA
17 31 (2.56%) BEA
18 29 (2.40%) Axway
19 28 (2.31%) Dell
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 20 days ago