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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
Rank 277 252 209
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -43
Contract jobs citing Solaris 353 475 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.93% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.84% 4.37% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 280 358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +46.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

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
9191 10866 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.87% 21.38% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5814 6502 6806
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 808 954
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -52 304 £413 -2.94% 42
London -14 136 £473 +5.00% 14
South East +21 75 £380 -7.31% 12
Surrey +25 26 £400 -11.11% 8
North East -17 24 £400 -2.02% 1
County Antrim - 24 £575 -
Belfast - 24 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 24 £575 -
Berkshire +28 22 £340 -17.07% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 21 £408 -0.18%
Tyne and Wear -24 21 £408 -0.18% 1
North West -11 20 £370 -14.20% 4
Yorkshire +25 19 £350 -12.50% 3
Hampshire +3 18 £380 -5.00% 2
Scotland +13 17 £400 - 2
City of London -19 15 £513 +10.81% 3
Epsom - 13 - - 1
South West +11 11 £325 -7.14% 4
West Yorkshire +34 10 £315 -5.97% 2
Reading +16 10 £340 -30.25% 1
Leeds +13 8 £315 -5.97% 2
Glasgow +5 8 £413 -2.94% 1
Wiltshire +8 7 £300 -36.84%
Liverpool +5 7 £350 -30.00%
Merseyside +3 7 £350 -30.00%
South Yorkshire -8 7 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -28 7 £491 +22.81%
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £491 +81.94%
Nottingham +3 6 £491 +81.94%
Havant +2 6 £380 +5.92%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 664 (75.45%) Linux
2 577 (65.57%) Unix
3 392 (44.55%) Oracle
4 317 (36.02%) Windows
5 278 (31.59%) Red Hat
6 259 (29.43%) AIX
7 251 (28.52%) VMware
8 209 (23.75%) SAN
9 202 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 192 (21.82%) Finance
11 188 (21.36%) Perl
12 183 (20.80%) SQL
13 178 (20.23%) IBM
14 171 (19.43%) Sun
15 161 (18.30%) Shell Script
16 160 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 154 (17.50%) HP
17 154 (17.50%) Java
18 137 (15.57%) Security Cleared
19 135 (15.34%) Veritas
20 132 (15.00%) Middleware
21 130 (14.77%) Cisco
22 126 (14.32%) ITIL
23 119 (13.52%) Windows Server
24 118 (13.41%) Microsoft
25 114 (12.95%) Banking
26 111 (12.61%) Migration
27 110 (12.50%) DNS
28 105 (11.93%) SC Cleared
28 105 (11.93%) Oracle Database

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 99 (11.25%) WebLogic
2 87 (9.89%) Apache
3 85 (9.66%) WebSphere
4 65 (7.39%) Tomcat
5 33 (3.75%) IIS
6 32 (3.64%) iPlanet
7 27 (3.07%) MQSeries
7 27 (3.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 25 (2.84%) JBoss
9 23 (2.61%) Oracle Application Server
10 21 (2.39%) SharePoint
10 21 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 20 (2.27%) MS Exchange
12 16 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (1.59%) Tuxedo
14 11 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
15 10 (1.14%) CMS
15 10 (1.14%) OpenStack
15 10 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.48%) MS Office
3 12 (1.36%) MS Project
4 8 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.34%) RMDS
4 3 (0.34%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.91%) GitHub
4 8 (0.91%) Office 365
4 8 (0.91%) SaaS
5 6 (0.68%) PaaS
6 5 (0.57%) IaaS
7 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 209 (23.75%) SAN
2 110 (12.50%) DNS
3 97 (11.02%) TCP/IP
4 92 (10.45%) Firewall
5 86 (9.77%) NAS
6 83 (9.43%) LDAP
7 58 (6.59%) WAN
8 50 (5.68%) LAN
9 39 (4.43%) iSCSI
10 35 (3.98%) DHCP
11 32 (3.64%) HTTP
12 29 (3.30%) SSL
13 28 (3.18%) Internet
13 28 (3.18%) SSH
14 24 (2.73%) BIG-IP
15 23 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (2.39%) FTP
16 21 (2.39%) Multicast
17 15 (1.70%) SMTP
18 14 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (11.93%) Oracle Database
2 72 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.45%) MySQL
4 36 (4.09%) DB2
4 36 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
7 23 (2.61%) KDB
7 23 (2.61%) Kdb+
8 20 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.25%) Big Data
11 11 (1.25%) HBase
12 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.14%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.91%) BODI
Development Applications
1 22 (2.50%) Subversion
2 18 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.70%) ClearCase
3 15 (1.70%) Eclipse
4 14 (1.59%) Ant
4 14 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.36%) JIRA
7 11 (1.25%) GDB
7 11 (1.25%) Maven
8 10 (1.14%) GCC
8 10 (1.14%) JUnit
9 8 (0.91%) ClearQuest
9 8 (0.91%) Mockito
9 8 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.91%) ProC
9 8 (0.91%) StarTeam
10 6 (0.68%) Gradle
10 6 (0.68%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 192 (21.82%) Finance
2 114 (12.95%) Banking
3 38 (4.32%) Investment Banking
4 17 (1.93%) Law
5 16 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.14%) Legal
8 8 (0.91%) Front Office
8 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.45%) Local Government
11 3 (0.34%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Retail
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (22.50%) Administrator
2 120 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 109 (12.39%) Architect
4 107 (12.16%) Unix Administrator
5 92 (10.45%) Developer
6 87 (9.89%) Unix Engineer
7 79 (8.98%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 60 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
9 56 (6.36%) Solaris Engineer
10 52 (5.91%) Support Engineer
11 51 (5.80%) Solaris Administrator
12 48 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
12 48 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (4.77%) Consultant
14 36 (4.09%) DBA
15 35 (3.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 31 (3.52%) Oracle DBA
17 30 (3.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
18 29 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 28 (3.18%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (15.00%) Middleware
2 57 (6.48%) J2EE
3 40 (4.55%) XML
4 32 (3.64%) HTML
4 32 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 31 (3.52%) Web Services
6 26 (2.95%) XSLT
7 21 (2.39%) IBM Integration Bus
8 20 (2.27%) LAMP
9 17 (1.93%) JSP
10 15 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
10 15 (1.70%) SOAP
11 14 (1.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 14 (1.59%) Spring
11 14 (1.59%) STL
12 13 (1.48%) REST
13 12 (1.36%) JSON
13 12 (1.36%) Regular Expression
13 12 (1.36%) WebCenter
14 11 (1.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.16%) Clustering
3 61 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (6.14%) Mainframe
5 34 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 28 (3.18%) Replication
7 23 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 19 (2.16%) EMC VNX
10 14 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
11 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.48%) PKI
12 9 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
13 8 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.80%) Derivative
14 7 (0.80%) Online Banking
15 6 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 664 (75.45%) Linux
2 577 (65.57%) Unix
3 317 (36.02%) Windows
4 259 (29.43%) AIX
5 202 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 119 (13.52%) Windows Server
7 104 (11.82%) HPUX
8 75 (8.52%) SUSE
9 70 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (2.61%) zOS
13 21 (2.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.59%) CentOS
14 14 (1.59%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.36%) OS/390
16 11 (1.25%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.91%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (14.32%) ITIL
2 111 (12.61%) Migration
3 92 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (9.89%) Change Management
5 83 (9.43%) High Availability
6 67 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
7 57 (6.48%) Configuration Management
8 46 (5.23%) Project Management
8 46 (5.23%) Service Delivery
9 42 (4.77%) Incident Management
10 40 (4.55%) Release Management
11 39 (4.43%) Problem Management
12 38 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (3.75%) E-Commerce
13 33 (3.75%) Service Management
14 31 (3.52%) Change Control
14 31 (3.52%) Load Balancing
15 29 (3.30%) Multithreading
16 28 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
16 28 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 188 (21.36%) Perl
2 183 (20.80%) SQL
3 161 (18.30%) Shell Script
4 154 (17.50%) Java
5 70 (7.95%) Bash Shell
6 58 (6.59%) Python
7 50 (5.68%) C++
8 47 (5.34%) C
9 46 (5.23%) Korn
10 43 (4.89%) JavaScript
11 25 (2.84%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.82%) C#
14 15 (1.70%) PHP
15 13 (1.48%) C-shell
15 13 (1.48%) Ruby
15 13 (1.48%) VB
16 11 (1.25%) Bourne shell
17 10 (1.14%) VBScript
18 7 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 137 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 105 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.32%) Degree
4 25 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.14%) MCITP
9 9 (1.02%) MCSE
9 9 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.80%) CCNP
10 7 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.68%) CCNA
11 6 (0.68%) CISSP
11 6 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.57%) ISEB
12 5 (0.57%) RHCE
13 4 (0.45%) IBM AIX Certification
13 4 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.95%) SLA
2 13 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.36%) JSP 440
3 12 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.91%) QA
6 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.34%) MiFID
9 2 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.23%) COSO
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.23%) RMADS
9 2 (0.23%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 160 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (9.32%) Active Directory
3 76 (8.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 69 (7.84%) NFS
5 64 (7.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 42 (4.77%) Oracle RAC
7 36 (4.09%) vSphere
8 25 (2.84%) Veritas File System
9 24 (2.73%) KVM
10 23 (2.61%) SRDF
11 19 (2.16%) Samba
12 18 (2.05%) Hyper-V
12 18 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (1.59%) Xen
14 12 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 12 (1.36%) VMware ESX
15 11 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
15 11 (1.25%) XenApp
16 9 (1.02%) Sendmail
17 8 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 52 (5.91%) NetBackup
2 38 (4.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 36 (4.09%) Tivoli
4 32 (3.64%) Puppet
5 27 (3.07%) Control-M
6 25 (2.84%) Nagios
7 20 (2.27%) SCCM
8 19 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
9 18 (2.05%) Oracle ZFS
10 17 (1.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 17 (1.93%) OpenView
10 17 (1.93%) SCOM
10 17 (1.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 16 (1.82%) Netcool
12 15 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 14 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (1.25%) BladeLogic
16 10 (1.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 392 (44.55%) Oracle
2 278 (31.59%) Red Hat
3 251 (28.52%) VMware
4 178 (20.23%) IBM
5 171 (19.43%) Sun
6 154 (17.50%) HP
7 135 (15.34%) Veritas
8 130 (14.77%) Cisco
9 118 (13.41%) Microsoft
10 98 (11.14%) EMC
11 91 (10.34%) NetApp
12 56 (6.36%) F5
13 47 (5.34%) Citrix
14 36 (4.09%) TIBCO
15 33 (3.75%) 3PAR
16 32 (3.64%) Symantec
17 27 (3.07%) Sybase
18 26 (2.95%) CA
19 23 (2.61%) Splunk
20 22 (2.50%) Brocade
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Yoh
Rate: £34305 - £37563 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago