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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
Rank 307 242 211
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -31
Contract jobs citing Solaris 314 516 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% 4.63% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 307 347
Median daily rate £431 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.06%

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
9337 11143 11564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 21.43% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 6783 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 747 891
Median hourly rate £16.13 £17.39 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017.

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -63 271 £425 - 39
London -20 113 £475 +5.55% 14
South East +6 74 £380 - 12
Hampshire +21 29 £380 - 3
North West -9 28 £400 -11.11% 5
Surrey +9 22 £401 -11.00% 6
County Antrim - 20 £575 - 1
Belfast - 20 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 20 £575 - 1
Yorkshire +21 17 £350 -12.50% 1
South West -1 15 £344 -8.33% 3
Scotland -20 15 £348 -18.23% 1
City of London -16 13 £575 +35.29% 4
Berkshire +8 12 £400 +24.03% 2
Merseyside +4 11 £405 -19.00% 2
Liverpool +3 11 £405 -19.00% 2
West Yorkshire +24 10 £338 -23.72%
Epsom +8 10 £400 - 1
Hook +6 9 £384 - 2
Havant +1 9 £380 -
Leeds +9 8 £338 +0.74%
Glasgow +2 7 £346 -17.55% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 7 £389 +25.40%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 7 £389 +25.40%
North East -35 7 £389 +25.40%
Nottingham +6 6 £491 +87.14%
Kent +5 6 £313 -21.87%
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £491 +87.14%
Wiltshire +1 6 £350 -22.22%
East Midlands -19 6 £491 +28.01%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 611 (78.23%) Linux
2 506 (64.79%) Unix
3 324 (41.49%) Oracle
4 272 (34.83%) Windows
5 259 (33.16%) Red Hat
6 218 (27.91%) AIX
7 200 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 197 (25.22%) VMware
9 191 (24.46%) SAN
10 188 (24.07%) Finance
11 182 (23.30%) Perl
12 158 (20.23%) IBM
13 155 (19.85%) SQL
14 150 (19.21%) Shell Script
15 147 (18.82%) Sun
16 139 (17.80%) Veritas
17 136 (17.41%) Java
18 121 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 115 (14.72%) Security Cleared
20 111 (14.21%) Middleware
21 110 (14.08%) Cisco
21 110 (14.08%) HP
22 104 (13.32%) Migration
22 104 (13.32%) Banking
23 99 (12.68%) HPUX
24 94 (12.04%) ITIL
24 94 (12.04%) DNS
25 93 (11.91%) Windows Server
26 90 (11.52%) TCP/IP
27 89 (11.40%) Microsoft

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 81 (10.37%) Apache
2 75 (9.60%) WebSphere
3 72 (9.22%) WebLogic
4 64 (8.19%) Tomcat
5 30 (3.84%) IIS
6 27 (3.46%) iPlanet
6 27 (3.46%) JBoss
7 25 (3.20%) MQSeries
8 21 (2.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 21 (2.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 18 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (2.18%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.79%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.41%) CMS
12 11 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (1.28%) DataSynapse
13 10 (1.28%) Tuxedo
14 9 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (1.02%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.66%) MS Office
3 11 (1.41%) MS Project
4 8 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.38%) RMDS
3 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.26%) Primavera
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.02%) SaaS
4 7 (0.90%) GitHub
4 7 (0.90%) IaaS
5 6 (0.77%) PaaS
6 5 (0.64%) Office 365
7 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 191 (24.46%) SAN
2 94 (12.04%) DNS
3 90 (11.52%) TCP/IP
4 84 (10.76%) NAS
5 76 (9.73%) Firewall
6 70 (8.96%) LDAP
7 40 (5.12%) WAN
8 38 (4.87%) LAN
9 31 (3.97%) iSCSI
10 28 (3.59%) DHCP
11 27 (3.46%) Internet
11 27 (3.46%) SSL
12 25 (3.20%) SSH
13 23 (2.94%) HTTP
14 21 (2.69%) Multicast
15 20 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (2.05%) FTP
17 14 (1.79%) IPsec
18 13 (1.66%) BIG-IP
18 13 (1.66%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.12%) Oracle Database
2 73 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.23%) MySQL
4 29 (3.71%) KDB
5 28 (3.59%) Kdb+
6 27 (3.46%) DB2
7 26 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.79%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.54%) Big Data
13 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.28%) HBase
16 9 (1.15%) MongoDB
17 8 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (0.90%) BODI
19 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (2.94%) Subversion
2 19 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 13 (1.66%) ClearCase
6 12 (1.54%) Ant
7 10 (1.28%) JIRA
7 10 (1.28%) JUnit
8 9 (1.15%) ClearQuest
8 9 (1.15%) Maven
8 9 (1.15%) Mockito
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.77%) GDB
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.64%) Gradle
11 5 (0.64%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.51%) GCC
12 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.38%) GoCD
General
1 188 (24.07%) Finance
2 104 (13.32%) Banking
3 38 (4.87%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.05%) Law
5 15 (1.92%) Legal
6 14 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.90%) Front Office
9 6 (0.77%) Military
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
10 4 (0.51%) Marketing
10 4 (0.51%) Retail
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Back Office
12 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (21.25%) Administrator
2 107 (13.70%) Systems Administrator
3 96 (12.29%) Unix Administrator
4 90 (11.52%) Developer
5 89 (11.40%) Unix Engineer
6 84 (10.76%) Architect
7 73 (9.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 48 (6.15%) Solaris Engineer
9 45 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
10 41 (5.25%) Linux Administrator
11 40 (5.12%) Solaris Administrator
12 39 (4.99%) Consultant
12 39 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
13 37 (4.74%) Support Engineer
14 32 (4.10%) Unix Linux Engineer
15 30 (3.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 28 (3.59%) DBA
16 28 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 28 (3.59%) KDB Developer
17 27 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.21%) Middleware
2 46 (5.89%) J2EE
3 42 (5.38%) XML
4 27 (3.46%) HTML
4 27 (3.46%) Web Services
5 26 (3.33%) XSLT
6 25 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 20 (2.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 19 (2.43%) SOAP
9 15 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 15 (1.92%) Spring
10 14 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 14 (1.79%) LAMP
10 14 (1.79%) REST
10 14 (1.79%) STL
11 13 (1.66%) JSP
12 12 (1.54%) JSON
12 12 (1.54%) Regular Expression
13 11 (1.41%) .NET
14 10 (1.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.24%) Data Centre
2 71 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (8.45%) Clustering
4 58 (7.43%) Mainframe
5 28 (3.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 28 (3.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 28 (3.59%) Replication
6 27 (3.46%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.43%) EMC VNX
9 14 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.02%) PKI
12 8 (1.02%) Symmetrix
13 7 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.77%) Derivative
14 6 (0.77%) Tandem
14 6 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 611 (78.23%) Linux
2 506 (64.79%) Unix
3 272 (34.83%) Windows
4 218 (27.91%) AIX
5 200 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 99 (12.68%) HPUX
7 93 (11.91%) Windows Server
8 52 (6.66%) SUSE
9 50 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (2.69%) zOS
11 20 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
11 20 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 20 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.54%) Windows 7
14 10 (1.28%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.15%) OS/390
16 7 (0.90%) CentOS
16 7 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (13.32%) Migration
2 94 (12.04%) ITIL
3 87 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (9.99%) High Availability
5 76 (9.73%) Change Management
6 57 (7.30%) Configuration Management
7 53 (6.79%) Performance Tuning
8 39 (4.99%) Project Management
9 38 (4.87%) Problem Management
9 38 (4.87%) Service Delivery
10 36 (4.61%) E-Commerce
11 35 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 33 (4.23%) Change Control
13 30 (3.84%) Load Balancing
14 28 (3.59%) Analytics
14 28 (3.59%) DevOps
15 27 (3.46%) Release Management
16 26 (3.33%) Incident Management
17 25 (3.20%) Low Latency
18 24 (3.07%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 182 (23.30%) Perl
2 155 (19.85%) SQL
3 150 (19.21%) Shell Script
4 136 (17.41%) Java
5 78 (9.99%) Bash Shell
6 57 (7.30%) Python
7 41 (5.25%) Korn
8 40 (5.12%) C++
9 38 (4.87%) JavaScript
10 29 (3.71%) C
11 22 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.66%) Bourne shell
13 13 (1.66%) C-shell
13 13 (1.66%) VB
14 12 (1.54%) C#
15 9 (1.15%) Ruby
16 8 (1.02%) VBScript
17 6 (0.77%) Go
18 5 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.99%) Degree
4 18 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.90%) MCSE
7 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.77%) CISSP
8 6 (0.77%) RHCE
9 5 (0.64%) ISEB
10 4 (0.51%) CISM
10 4 (0.51%) IBM AIX Certification
10 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.51%) MCITP
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.38%) CCNP
11 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.66%) SLA
2 12 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.15%) QA
4 8 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.51%) MiFID
8 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.26%) COBIT
9 2 (0.26%) COSO
9 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.26%) RMADS
9 2 (0.26%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.13%) GPG13
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 121 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (10.24%) Active Directory
3 70 (8.96%) NFS
4 63 (8.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 56 (7.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 37 (4.74%) Veritas File System
7 33 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (3.84%) vSphere
9 24 (3.07%) SRDF
10 20 (2.56%) KVM
11 16 (2.05%) Hyper-V
11 16 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.92%) Samba
13 14 (1.79%) VMware ESX
14 11 (1.41%) Oracle Clusterware
14 11 (1.41%) Xen
15 9 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 9 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.90%) Docker
16 7 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (6.02%) NetBackup
2 36 (4.61%) Tivoli
3 33 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 30 (3.84%) Puppet
5 29 (3.71%) Netcool
6 23 (2.94%) Nagios
7 21 (2.69%) Control-M
7 21 (2.69%) SCOM
8 20 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (2.56%) SCCM
8 20 (2.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 17 (2.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (2.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (2.05%) Oracle ZFS
10 16 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 13 (1.66%) Ansible
13 11 (1.41%) BladeLogic
13 11 (1.41%) OpenView
14 9 (1.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 324 (41.49%) Oracle
2 259 (33.16%) Red Hat
3 197 (25.22%) VMware
4 158 (20.23%) IBM
5 147 (18.82%) Sun
6 139 (17.80%) Veritas
7 110 (14.08%) Cisco
7 110 (14.08%) HP
8 89 (11.40%) Microsoft
9 87 (11.14%) NetApp
10 84 (10.76%) EMC
11 44 (5.63%) Citrix
12 43 (5.51%) F5
13 35 (4.48%) Symantec
13 35 (4.48%) TIBCO
14 29 (3.71%) Sybase
15 27 (3.46%) CA
16 24 (3.07%) Splunk
17 22 (2.82%) Brocade
18 20 (2.56%) 3PAR
Manchester
PS Computer Services
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hook
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 days ago