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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 210 240 227
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 677 573 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.64% 4.70% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 310 295
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £310 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.40 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £60.25 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -

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
11993 12196 12422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.28% 21.37% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7615 7242 7042
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 931 1051
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +30 584 £388 -8.82% 65
London -72 149 £475 +5.55% 20
North East +48 129 £273 +1.39% 4
Tyne and Wear +40 118 £268 -0.46% 4
South East +7 117 £375 -16.66% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne +36 115 £269 - 4
Scotland +18 76 £419 +11.66% 3
North West +50 70 £425 -0.35% 4
Berkshire -1 47 £312 -37.70% 7
South West +30 44 £413 +18.27% 2
Edinburgh +5 40 £463 - 1
East of England +31 33 £368 -2.00% 8
Surrey +1 33 £413 +10.00% 3
Manchester +17 32 £425 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire +9 22 £525 +31.25% 2
City of London +5 22 £414 -8.10% 9
Cheshire +23 21 £425 - 1
Hampshire -15 21 £368 -12.71% 2
Renfrewshire -1 20 £320 -3.03%
Erskine -3 20 £320 -3.03%
Newbury +6 19 £275 -42.85%
Warrington - 18 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire - 17 £388 -
South Yorkshire +3 15 £525 +27.19%
Wiltshire -3 15 £450 +50.00% 1
Sheffield -4 14 £525 +31.25%
West Midlands -38 14 £350 -12.50% 9
Glasgow -3 13 £326 +0.30% 2
Essex +3 12 £360 -4.00% 2
Bracknell +2 12 £475 +35.71% 1

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 960 (67.84%) Linux
2 930 (65.72%) Unix
3 671 (47.42%) Oracle
4 531 (37.53%) Windows
5 507 (35.83%) AIX
6 465 (32.86%) Red Hat
7 419 (29.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 388 (27.42%) Finance
9 318 (22.47%) Migration
9 318 (22.47%) Veritas
10 309 (21.84%) SAN
11 297 (20.99%) SQL
12 293 (20.71%) ITIL
13 291 (20.57%) VMware
14 266 (18.80%) HP
15 252 (17.81%) Perl
16 228 (16.11%) Security Cleared
17 221 (15.62%) Microsoft
17 221 (15.62%) EMC
18 220 (15.55%) IBM
19 219 (15.48%) Java
20 205 (14.49%) Banking
21 192 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 190 (13.43%) Shell Script
23 185 (13.07%) Sun
23 185 (13.07%) HPUX
24 182 (12.86%) Change Management
25 178 (12.58%) Data Centre
26 176 (12.44%) SC Cleared
27 174 (12.30%) NetBackup

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
1 131 (9.26%) WebLogic
2 113 (7.99%) WebSphere
3 106 (7.49%) Apache
4 69 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 46 (3.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 45 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 44 (3.11%) IIS
8 35 (2.47%) MQSeries
9 31 (2.19%) JBoss
10 29 (2.05%) iPlanet
11 27 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
12 25 (1.77%) MS Exchange
12 25 (1.77%) SharePoint
13 23 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
14 22 (1.55%) Tuxedo
15 21 (1.48%) OpenStack
15 21 (1.48%) WebLogic Portal
16 19 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
17 18 (1.27%) AquaLogic
18 14 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.20%) MS Project
4 10 (0.71%) MS Office
5 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.27%) OpenText MBPM
2 12 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWare
6 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.28%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.071%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.071%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.071%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.071%) RMDS
8 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.49%) IaaS
4 7 (0.49%) Office 365
4 7 (0.49%) SaaS
5 5 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.35%) PaaS
6 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.071%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.071%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.071%) Joyent
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 309 (21.84%) SAN
2 129 (9.12%) DNS
3 126 (8.90%) Firewall
4 116 (8.20%) NAS
5 108 (7.63%) LDAP
6 93 (6.57%) WAN
7 90 (6.36%) TCP/IP
8 88 (6.22%) Fibre Channel
9 78 (5.51%) LAN
10 70 (4.95%) DHCP
11 53 (3.75%) HTTP
12 47 (3.32%) iSCSI
13 45 (3.18%) VPN
14 41 (2.90%) SSL
15 35 (2.47%) BIG-IP
16 33 (2.33%) Multicast
17 32 (2.26%) FCoE
18 25 (1.77%) Diameter Protocol
18 25 (1.77%) Internet
18 25 (1.77%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 127 (8.98%) SQL Server
3 92 (6.50%) MySQL
4 70 (4.95%) DB2
5 50 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 29 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 28 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.84%) VLDB
9 25 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
10 22 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.48%) HBase
11 21 (1.48%) OLTP
12 20 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (0.64%) Big Data
16 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 46 (3.25%) JIRA
2 36 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.70%) Subversion
4 23 (1.63%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.55%) Maven
6 21 (1.48%) ClearCase
7 20 (1.41%) Ant
8 16 (1.13%) Gradle
9 12 (0.85%) JUnit
10 11 (0.78%) ClearQuest
10 11 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 11 (0.78%) StarTeam
11 9 (0.64%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.57%) JMeter
12 8 (0.57%) Selenium
13 7 (0.49%) Gerrit
13 7 (0.49%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.49%) Toad
14 6 (0.42%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 388 (27.42%) Finance
2 205 (14.49%) Banking
3 63 (4.45%) Law
4 55 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.48%) Billing
7 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.92%) Legal
8 11 (0.78%) Front Office
8 11 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.71%) Games
10 8 (0.57%) International Banking
11 7 (0.49%) Back Office
12 5 (0.35%) Retail
13 4 (0.28%) Advertising
13 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 3 (0.21%) German Language
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 341 (24.10%) Administrator
2 189 (13.36%) Systems Administrator
3 182 (12.86%) Unix Administrator
4 171 (12.08%) Architect
5 127 (8.98%) Consultant
6 124 (8.76%) Solaris Administrator
7 117 (8.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 106 (7.49%) Unix Engineer
9 97 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
10 95 (6.71%) Infrastructure Architect
11 91 (6.43%) Linux Administrator
12 78 (5.51%) Support Engineer
13 75 (5.30%) Analyst
14 60 (4.24%) Solaris Consultant
15 59 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
16 58 (4.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 57 (4.03%) DBA
17 57 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
18 56 (3.96%) Solaris Systems Administrator
19 54 (3.82%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (11.59%) Middleware
2 60 (4.24%) J2EE
3 51 (3.60%) XML
4 49 (3.46%) Web Services
5 44 (3.11%) LAMP
6 42 (2.97%) HTML
7 34 (2.40%) IBM Integration Bus
8 33 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 26 (1.84%) JSP
9 26 (1.84%) XSLT
10 22 (1.55%) Regular Expression
11 20 (1.41%) Rendezvous
12 18 (1.27%) SOAP
13 15 (1.06%) CSS
13 15 (1.06%) JMS
14 13 (0.92%) REST
15 12 (0.85%) JSON
16 11 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
17 9 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 9 (0.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 178 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 126 (8.90%) Clustering
3 71 (5.02%) Computer Science
4 62 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (4.24%) Mainframe
6 49 (3.46%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.19%) EMC VMAX
7 31 (2.19%) HACMP
8 26 (1.84%) Replication
9 22 (1.55%) PKI
10 18 (1.27%) EMC VNX
11 17 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.13%) Wiki
13 13 (0.92%) DataPower
13 13 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
15 11 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
15 11 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 960 (67.84%) Linux
2 930 (65.72%) Unix
3 531 (37.53%) Windows
4 507 (35.83%) AIX
5 419 (29.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 185 (13.07%) HPUX
7 172 (12.16%) Windows Server
8 88 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (4.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 55 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (2.90%) SUSE
12 37 (2.61%) CentOS
13 29 (2.05%) zOS
14 25 (1.77%) Windows XP
15 22 (1.55%) OS/390
16 17 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
18 12 (0.85%) Windows 7
19 7 (0.49%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (22.47%) Migration
2 293 (20.71%) ITIL
3 182 (12.86%) Change Management
4 149 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 108 (7.63%) Problem Management
6 107 (7.56%) Incident Management
7 104 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 100 (7.07%) Release Management
8 100 (7.07%) Service Delivery
9 99 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 94 (6.64%) High Availability
11 92 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
12 84 (5.94%) Project Management
13 82 (5.80%) Service Management
14 78 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (4.10%) DevOps
16 57 (4.03%) QMS
17 56 (3.96%) Performance Monitoring
18 50 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
19 40 (2.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 297 (20.99%) SQL
2 252 (17.81%) Perl
3 219 (15.48%) Java
4 190 (13.43%) Shell Script
5 90 (6.36%) Python
6 88 (6.22%) C
7 67 (4.73%) Korn
8 60 (4.24%) Bash Shell
9 52 (3.67%) C++
10 49 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 45 (3.18%) JavaScript
12 41 (2.90%) PowerShell
13 37 (2.61%) Ruby
14 28 (1.98%) PHP
15 25 (1.77%) Bourne shell
16 24 (1.70%) VBScript
17 16 (1.13%) C#
18 14 (0.99%) VBA
19 13 (0.92%) C-shell
19 13 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 228 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 176 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 91 (6.43%) Degree
4 61 (4.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (1.70%) RHCE
7 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.27%) CISSP
10 14 (0.99%) AAT
11 13 (0.92%) IBM AIX Certification
12 12 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.78%) MCSE
14 10 (0.71%) CCNA
14 10 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
15 9 (0.64%) CCNP
15 9 (0.64%) MCP
16 8 (0.57%) CCSP
16 8 (0.57%) CISM
16 8 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.94%) SLA
2 50 (3.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 28 (1.98%) ISO 9001
4 21 (1.48%) JSP 440
5 15 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.92%) QA
7 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.42%) COBIT
9 4 (0.28%) COSO
9 4 (0.28%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.071%) FISMA
11 1 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 192 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (11.52%) Active Directory
3 134 (9.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 120 (8.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 70 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
6 61 (4.31%) NFS
7 54 (3.82%) Veritas File System
8 46 (3.25%) KVM
9 42 (2.97%) vSphere
10 41 (2.90%) Hyper-V
11 38 (2.69%) SRDF
11 38 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
12 33 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
13 31 (2.19%) Samba
13 31 (2.19%) Xen
14 26 (1.84%) Firmware
15 24 (1.70%) GlusterFS
16 23 (1.63%) Oracle Clusterware
16 23 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
17 19 (1.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 174 (12.30%) NetBackup
2 135 (9.54%) Puppet
3 65 (4.59%) Oracle RMAN
3 65 (4.59%) Oracle ZFS
3 65 (4.59%) Tivoli
3 65 (4.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 47 (3.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 45 (3.18%) Red Hat Satellite
6 41 (2.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 40 (2.83%) SCOM
8 35 (2.47%) Nagios
9 32 (2.26%) Ansible
9 32 (2.26%) HP Data Protector
10 31 (2.19%) Netcool
11 25 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 19 (1.34%) BladeLogic
13 19 (1.34%) SCCM
14 17 (1.20%) Legato
14 17 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 671 (47.42%) Oracle
2 465 (32.86%) Red Hat
3 318 (22.47%) Veritas
4 291 (20.57%) VMware
5 266 (18.80%) HP
6 221 (15.62%) EMC
6 221 (15.62%) Microsoft
7 220 (15.55%) IBM
8 185 (13.07%) Sun
9 132 (9.33%) NetApp
10 107 (7.56%) Cisco
11 97 (6.86%) Symantec
12 82 (5.80%) Citrix
13 68 (4.81%) CA
14 67 (4.73%) Sybase
15 54 (3.82%) Brocade
15 54 (3.82%) ServiceNow
16 43 (3.04%) Intel
17 40 (2.83%) Dell
18 39 (2.76%) BEA
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CBS butler
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NCC Group
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 24 days ago