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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 197 210 226
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing Solaris 716 592 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.05% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 4.77% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 323 334
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £26.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.13 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £53.74 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%

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
12413 12419 12488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.14% 22.13% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7782 7269 7148
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
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 £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 965 1021
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +20 602 £400 -5.66% 62
London -15 203 £475 +7.04% 21
North East +34 122 £284 -3.73% 10
Tyne and Wear +24 116 £281 -4.66% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 113 £283 -4.23% 9
South East -29 110 £380 -15.55% 12
Scotland +26 96 £375 - 4
North West +38 69 £425 +6.25% 4
Edinburgh +23 49 £440 -2.22% 1
Surrey +7 40 £400 +6.66% 4
Berkshire -8 35 £275 -45.00% 5
South West +20 33 £413 +11.48% 2
City of London +16 31 £475 +11.76% 8
Manchester +26 30 £394 -17.10% 2
Erskine -11 29 £321 -
Renfrewshire -13 29 £321 -
East of England +21 27 £350 -4.10% 1
Yorkshire +25 23 £525 +50.00% 5
Cheshire +11 21 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire -16 20 £380 -10.58% 2
Warrington - 18 £425 -
Newbury +2 15 £275 -31.25%
Gloucestershire - 14 £329 - 1
West Midlands -48 12 £463 +36.02% 5
Cambridgeshire +24 11 £340 -10.52% 1
Cambridge +24 11 £340 -10.52% 1
South Yorkshire +11 11 £525 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 11 £450 +35.84% 3
Sheffield -1 11 £525 - 2
West Sussex - 10 £365 -

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 910 (69.25%) Linux
2 889 (67.66%) Unix
3 586 (44.60%) Oracle
4 461 (35.08%) AIX
5 452 (34.40%) Windows
6 428 (32.57%) Red Hat
7 401 (30.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 386 (29.38%) Finance
9 339 (25.80%) Veritas
10 312 (23.74%) Migration
11 297 (22.60%) SAN
12 269 (20.47%) SQL
13 258 (19.63%) ITIL
14 247 (18.80%) VMware
15 230 (17.50%) HP
16 226 (17.20%) Perl
17 221 (16.82%) EMC
18 213 (16.21%) IBM
19 208 (15.83%) Security Cleared
20 195 (14.84%) Banking
21 190 (14.46%) Java
22 189 (14.38%) Shell Script
23 184 (14.00%) Microsoft
24 172 (13.09%) Data Centre
25 169 (12.86%) HPUX
26 166 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
27 165 (12.56%) Change Management
28 162 (12.33%) SC Cleared
29 160 (12.18%) Middleware
30 159 (12.10%) Sun

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
1 116 (8.83%) WebSphere
2 105 (7.99%) WebLogic
3 102 (7.76%) Apache
4 61 (4.64%) Tomcat
5 49 (3.73%) WebSphere Application Server
6 44 (3.35%) IIS
7 42 (3.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 31 (2.36%) MQSeries
9 26 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 25 (1.90%) JBoss
11 24 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
11 24 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
12 23 (1.75%) iPlanet
13 22 (1.67%) SharePoint
14 19 (1.45%) Tuxedo
14 19 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
15 18 (1.37%) OpenStack
15 18 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
16 15 (1.14%) AquaLogic
16 15 (1.14%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 42 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.84%) MS Project
4 9 (0.68%) MS Office
5 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.14%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.30%) BusinessWare
4 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.30%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.076%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.076%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.076%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.076%) RMDS
7 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.53%) IaaS
4 7 (0.53%) SaaS
5 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.38%) Office 365
5 5 (0.38%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.076%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.076%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.076%) Joyent
7 1 (0.076%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 297 (22.60%) SAN
2 120 (9.13%) DNS
3 118 (8.98%) NAS
4 113 (8.60%) Firewall
5 95 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 94 (7.15%) LDAP
7 90 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
8 82 (6.24%) WAN
9 71 (5.40%) LAN
10 64 (4.87%) DHCP
11 45 (3.42%) VPN
12 43 (3.27%) HTTP
13 39 (2.97%) iSCSI
13 39 (2.97%) SSL
14 32 (2.44%) Multicast
15 30 (2.28%) Diameter Protocol
15 30 (2.28%) SS7
16 28 (2.13%) FCoE
17 23 (1.75%) Network Security
18 22 (1.67%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.52%) Oracle Database
3 84 (6.39%) MySQL
4 67 (5.10%) DB2
5 40 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.21%) VLDB
8 26 (1.98%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
10 23 (1.75%) OLTP
11 20 (1.52%) HBase
11 20 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
16 10 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
17 8 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (2.89%) JIRA
2 32 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.83%) Subversion
4 20 (1.52%) Maven
5 19 (1.45%) ClearCase
6 18 (1.37%) Ant
7 17 (1.29%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.22%) Gradle
9 10 (0.76%) ClearQuest
10 9 (0.68%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.68%) StarTeam
11 8 (0.61%) JUnit
12 7 (0.53%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.46%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.38%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.38%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.30%) Build Forge
15 4 (0.30%) JMeter
15 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 386 (29.38%) Finance
2 195 (14.84%) Banking
3 66 (5.02%) Law
4 56 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.75%) Billing
7 19 (1.45%) Legal
8 15 (1.14%) Front Office
9 13 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.91%) Games
11 11 (0.84%) Back Office
12 10 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.61%) International Banking
14 4 (0.30%) Marketing
14 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.30%) Retail
15 3 (0.23%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
17 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 320 (24.35%) Administrator
2 177 (13.47%) Systems Administrator
2 177 (13.47%) Unix Administrator
3 147 (11.19%) Architect
4 132 (10.05%) Consultant
5 109 (8.30%) Solaris Administrator
5 109 (8.30%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 103 (7.84%) Unix Engineer
7 98 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
8 89 (6.77%) Linux Administrator
9 78 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 75 (5.71%) Analyst
11 73 (5.56%) Support Engineer
12 63 (4.79%) Solaris Consultant
13 57 (4.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 56 (4.26%) Unix Consultant
15 51 (3.88%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 50 (3.81%) Developer
17 48 (3.65%) DBA
18 46 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (12.18%) Middleware
2 59 (4.49%) Web Services
3 50 (3.81%) XML
4 42 (3.20%) J2EE
5 39 (2.97%) HTML
6 37 (2.82%) LAMP
6 37 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 32 (2.44%) IBM Integration Bus
8 25 (1.90%) XSLT
9 23 (1.75%) Regular Expression
10 21 (1.60%) SOAP
11 19 (1.45%) Rendezvous
12 14 (1.07%) JMS
12 14 (1.07%) JSP
13 11 (0.84%) CSS
13 11 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (0.84%) REST
14 9 (0.68%) JSON
15 8 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 7 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 172 (13.09%) Data Centre
2 124 (9.44%) Clustering
3 68 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 57 (4.34%) Mainframe
5 56 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (2.89%) EMC VMAX
6 38 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.82%) HACMP
8 30 (2.28%) Replication
9 23 (1.75%) PKI
10 19 (1.45%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.22%) Wiki
13 15 (1.14%) DataPower
13 15 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
15 13 (0.99%) SWIFT
16 11 (0.84%) Derivative
16 11 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 910 (69.25%) Linux
2 889 (67.66%) Unix
3 461 (35.08%) AIX
4 452 (34.40%) Windows
5 401 (30.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 169 (12.86%) HPUX
7 143 (10.88%) Windows Server
8 67 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (4.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 53 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 48 (3.65%) SUSE
12 35 (2.66%) CentOS
13 32 (2.44%) zOS
14 23 (1.75%) Windows XP
15 19 (1.45%) OS/390
16 12 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
16 12 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (23.74%) Migration
2 258 (19.63%) ITIL
3 165 (12.56%) Change Management
4 139 (10.58%) Configuration Management
5 103 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 98 (7.46%) High Availability
7 90 (6.85%) Problem Management
8 86 (6.54%) Incident Management
9 85 (6.47%) Release Management
9 85 (6.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 83 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
10 83 (6.32%) Service Delivery
11 79 (6.01%) Service Management
12 70 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (5.33%) Project Management
13 51 (3.88%) DevOps
14 50 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
15 42 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (3.12%) QMS
17 37 (2.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 269 (20.47%) SQL
2 226 (17.20%) Perl
3 190 (14.46%) Java
4 189 (14.38%) Shell Script
5 81 (6.16%) Python
6 78 (5.94%) C
7 70 (5.33%) Korn
8 62 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 55 (4.19%) C++
10 42 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 41 (3.12%) JavaScript
12 36 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.44%) Ruby
14 23 (1.75%) Bourne shell
15 20 (1.52%) VBScript
16 15 (1.14%) PHP
17 14 (1.07%) C#
17 14 (1.07%) VBA
18 13 (0.99%) VB
19 11 (0.84%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 208 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 162 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 85 (6.47%) Degree
4 43 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.60%) RHCE
7 19 (1.45%) CISSP
8 18 (1.37%) IBM AIX Certification
9 16 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.91%) AAT
12 8 (0.61%) CCSP
12 8 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.61%) MCP
12 8 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.53%) CCNA
13 7 (0.53%) OCP
13 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.53%) PMP
14 6 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.86%) SLA
2 36 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.14%) QA
5 13 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.61%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.46%) COBIT
9 4 (0.30%) COSO
9 4 (0.30%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) MiFID
11 1 (0.076%) FISMA
System Software
1 166 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (11.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 146 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 130 (9.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 62 (4.72%) NFS
5 62 (4.72%) Oracle RAC
6 58 (4.41%) Veritas File System
7 40 (3.04%) KVM
8 38 (2.89%) vSphere
9 36 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (2.59%) Hyper-V
10 34 (2.59%) SRDF
11 28 (2.13%) GlusterFS
11 28 (2.13%) Samba
11 28 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (2.13%) Xen
12 25 (1.90%) GPFS
12 25 (1.90%) Oracle Clusterware
13 22 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 156 (11.87%) NetBackup
2 122 (9.28%) Puppet
3 61 (4.64%) Oracle ZFS
4 58 (4.41%) Tivoli
5 56 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 48 (3.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 47 (3.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 44 (3.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 38 (2.89%) SCOM
10 33 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
11 30 (2.28%) Nagios
11 30 (2.28%) Netcool
12 28 (2.13%) Ansible
13 24 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
14 22 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (1.37%) SCCM
16 17 (1.29%) BladeLogic
16 17 (1.29%) Legato
17 15 (1.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 586 (44.60%) Oracle
2 428 (32.57%) Red Hat
3 339 (25.80%) Veritas
4 247 (18.80%) VMware
5 230 (17.50%) HP
6 221 (16.82%) EMC
7 213 (16.21%) IBM
8 184 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 159 (12.10%) Sun
10 117 (8.90%) NetApp
11 83 (6.32%) Cisco
12 80 (6.09%) Symantec
13 78 (5.94%) Citrix
14 76 (5.78%) Sybase
15 58 (4.41%) Brocade
16 57 (4.34%) CA
17 48 (3.65%) ServiceNow
18 37 (2.82%) Intel
18 37 (2.82%) StorageTek
19 33 (2.51%) SAP
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