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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 209 235 231
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 649 588 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 4.77% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 334 299
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £416 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.91% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.84 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% -35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.20 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £56.65 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.82% -36.22%

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
11534 12331 12684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.34% 21.45% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7340 7273 7211
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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 £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 964 1076
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +40 587 £400 -4.76% 44
London -80 150 £475 +15.15% 17
North East +33 127 £275 -50.00% 3
South East +13 123 £375 -11.76% 7
Tyne and Wear +21 116 £270 -50.90% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 114 £270 -50.90% 3
North West +39 60 £425 -8.60% 3
Berkshire +9 55 £325 -35.00% 4
Scotland -6 47 £419 +11.66% 1
South West +34 45 £400 +33.33% 5
East of England +35 34 £375 - 3
Surrey +9 26 £400 +8.47% 2
Manchester +7 25 £425 -8.60% 2
Yorkshire +6 25 £525 +31.25% 1
Hampshire +3 25 £378 -5.62% 1
Edinburgh -8 24 £458 +7.64% 1
City of London -29 24 £450 +12.50% 4
Wiltshire +13 20 £424 +41.25%
Cheshire +19 19 £425 +6.25%
Newbury +7 19 £275 -51.11%
South Yorkshire +3 18 £525 +31.25% 1
Warrington +28 17 £425 +6.25%
Sheffield +1 17 £525 +35.48% 1
West Midlands -39 16 £350 -15.15% 4
West Sussex +9 15 £365 -1.35%
Lancashire +20 13 £425 -11.08%
Bracknell +10 13 £475 +35.71%
Essex +7 13 £308 -18.00%
Renfrewshire -3 13 £320 -3.03%
Erskine -3 13 £320 -3.03%

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 921 (69.30%) Linux
2 872 (65.61%) Unix
3 641 (48.23%) Oracle
4 536 (40.33%) Windows
5 488 (36.72%) AIX
6 453 (34.09%) Red Hat
7 404 (30.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 341 (25.66%) Finance
9 319 (24.00%) VMware
10 306 (23.02%) SAN
11 302 (22.72%) ITIL
12 292 (21.97%) SQL
13 288 (21.67%) HP
14 262 (19.71%) Veritas
14 262 (19.71%) Perl
15 258 (19.41%) Migration
16 230 (17.31%) Security Cleared
17 228 (17.16%) Microsoft
18 227 (17.08%) Java
19 226 (17.01%) IBM
20 217 (16.33%) EMC
21 211 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 190 (14.30%) Shell Script
23 187 (14.07%) Banking
24 186 (14.00%) Windows Server
25 183 (13.77%) HPUX
26 182 (13.69%) Sun
27 176 (13.24%) Change Management
27 176 (13.24%) SC Cleared
28 160 (12.04%) 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
1 130 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 117 (8.80%) Apache
3 112 (8.43%) WebSphere
4 67 (5.04%) Tomcat
5 43 (3.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 43 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
6 39 (2.93%) IIS
7 28 (2.11%) JBoss
7 28 (2.11%) MQSeries
8 27 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 27 (2.03%) SharePoint
9 26 (1.96%) iPlanet
10 25 (1.88%) OpenStack
11 22 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
12 21 (1.58%) MS Exchange
12 21 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
12 21 (1.58%) Tuxedo
13 15 (1.13%) AquaLogic
13 15 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (1.05%) CICS
Applications
1 47 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.13%) MS Project
4 13 (0.98%) MS Office
5 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) OpenText MBPM
2 11 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.075%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.075%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.075%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.075%) RMDS
7 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.68%) Office 365
4 7 (0.53%) IaaS
4 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.38%) PaaS
5 5 (0.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.075%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.075%) GitHub
7 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.075%) Joyent
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 306 (23.02%) SAN
2 147 (11.06%) DNS
3 126 (9.48%) LDAP
4 117 (8.80%) Firewall
5 109 (8.20%) NAS
6 92 (6.92%) WAN
7 87 (6.55%) TCP/IP
8 75 (5.64%) Fibre Channel
9 71 (5.34%) DHCP
10 70 (5.27%) LAN
11 55 (4.14%) HTTP
11 55 (4.14%) iSCSI
12 40 (3.01%) SSL
13 38 (2.86%) VPN
14 36 (2.71%) BIG-IP
15 31 (2.33%) Internet
16 28 (2.11%) FCoE
17 27 (2.03%) Multicast
18 20 (1.50%) Network Security
19 15 (1.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (9.18%) Oracle Database
2 113 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 102 (7.67%) MySQL
4 76 (5.72%) DB2
5 58 (4.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.18%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 25 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.73%) OLTP
11 22 (1.66%) VLDB
12 17 (1.28%) HBase
12 17 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.60%) Big Data
18 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (3.39%) JIRA
2 33 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.03%) ClearCase
4 23 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.73%) Subversion
5 20 (1.50%) Maven
6 19 (1.43%) Ant
6 19 (1.43%) StarTeam
7 14 (1.05%) JUnit
8 12 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 10 (0.75%) Gradle
9 10 (0.75%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.68%) ClearQuest
10 9 (0.68%) ProC
10 9 (0.68%) Selenium
11 8 (0.60%) GCC
11 8 (0.60%) GDB
11 8 (0.60%) Gerrit
11 8 (0.60%) JMeter
11 8 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 341 (25.66%) Finance
2 187 (14.07%) Banking
3 45 (3.39%) Law
4 40 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.50%) Billing
7 11 (0.83%) Legal
8 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.68%) Front Office
10 8 (0.60%) International Banking
11 7 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 5 (0.38%) Back Office
12 5 (0.38%) Games
12 5 (0.38%) Retail
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 330 (24.83%) Administrator
2 186 (14.00%) Systems Administrator
3 174 (13.09%) Unix Administrator
4 164 (12.34%) Architect
5 118 (8.88%) Solaris Administrator
6 114 (8.58%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 106 (7.98%) Consultant
8 96 (7.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 95 (7.15%) Linux Engineer
9 95 (7.15%) Unix Engineer
10 89 (6.70%) Linux Administrator
11 81 (6.09%) Support Engineer
12 61 (4.59%) Solaris Engineer
13 60 (4.51%) DBA
13 60 (4.51%) Developer
14 59 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 58 (4.36%) Analyst
16 57 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
17 52 (3.91%) Solaris Systems Administrator
18 48 (3.61%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (11.51%) Middleware
2 62 (4.67%) J2EE
3 51 (3.84%) LAMP
4 47 (3.54%) Web Services
4 47 (3.54%) XML
5 43 (3.24%) HTML
6 42 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 30 (2.26%) IBM Integration Bus
8 28 (2.11%) JSP
9 25 (1.88%) XSLT
10 20 (1.50%) Regular Expression
11 19 (1.43%) SOAP
12 17 (1.28%) CSS
13 16 (1.20%) Rendezvous
14 15 (1.13%) JMS
14 15 (1.13%) REST
15 13 (0.98%) JSON
16 12 (0.90%) XHTML
17 10 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 8 (0.60%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 111 (8.35%) Clustering
3 58 (4.36%) Mainframe
4 57 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 56 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.18%) Replication
8 23 (1.73%) EMC VMAX
9 22 (1.66%) HACMP
10 21 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.58%) PKI
11 14 (1.05%) EMC VNX
11 14 (1.05%) Wiki
12 13 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.83%) DataPower
14 11 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
15 10 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 921 (69.30%) Linux
2 872 (65.61%) Unix
3 536 (40.33%) Windows
4 488 (36.72%) AIX
5 404 (30.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 186 (14.00%) Windows Server
7 183 (13.77%) HPUX
8 100 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 61 (4.59%) SUSE
10 57 (4.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 53 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (2.63%) CentOS
13 29 (2.18%) zOS
14 27 (2.03%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (1.50%) OS/390
17 19 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.98%) Windows 7
19 12 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
20 7 (0.53%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (22.72%) ITIL
2 258 (19.41%) Migration
3 176 (13.24%) Change Management
4 144 (10.84%) Configuration Management
5 116 (8.73%) Incident Management
6 107 (8.05%) Problem Management
7 101 (7.60%) Release Management
8 98 (7.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 98 (7.37%) Service Delivery
9 91 (6.85%) High Availability
10 89 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 84 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
12 83 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
13 81 (6.09%) Service Management
14 72 (5.42%) Project Management
15 60 (4.51%) QMS
16 55 (4.14%) Performance Monitoring
17 48 (3.61%) DevOps
17 48 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (3.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 292 (21.97%) SQL
2 262 (19.71%) Perl
3 227 (17.08%) Java
4 190 (14.30%) Shell Script
5 86 (6.47%) Python
6 82 (6.17%) C
7 70 (5.27%) Korn
8 56 (4.21%) Bash Shell
9 48 (3.61%) JavaScript
10 47 (3.54%) C++
10 47 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 43 (3.24%) PowerShell
12 33 (2.48%) PHP
12 33 (2.48%) Ruby
13 25 (1.88%) Bourne shell
13 25 (1.88%) VBScript
14 19 (1.43%) C-shell
15 18 (1.35%) C#
16 13 (0.98%) VB
17 8 (0.60%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 230 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 176 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 74 (5.57%) Degree
4 66 (4.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (1.50%) RHCE
8 15 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.05%) AAT
10 12 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.83%) CCNA
11 11 (0.83%) MCSE
12 10 (0.75%) CCNP
12 10 (0.75%) CISSP
13 9 (0.68%) MCP
13 9 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.60%) MCITP
15 7 (0.53%) OCP
16 6 (0.45%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.94%) SLA
2 51 (3.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (2.48%) ISO 9001
4 22 (1.66%) JSP 440
5 21 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.83%) QA
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
8 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.30%) COSO
9 4 (0.30%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.075%) FISMA
10 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.075%) MiFID
System Software
1 211 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 158 (11.89%) Active Directory
3 125 (9.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 107 (8.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 71 (5.34%) Oracle RAC
6 62 (4.67%) NFS
7 46 (3.46%) vSphere
8 45 (3.39%) KVM
9 39 (2.93%) Hyper-V
10 38 (2.86%) Samba
10 38 (2.86%) Veritas File System
11 36 (2.71%) SRDF
12 33 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
13 30 (2.26%) Xen
14 28 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
15 25 (1.88%) Firmware
16 22 (1.66%) Oracle Clusterware
17 19 (1.43%) GlusterFS
17 19 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
18 17 (1.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 160 (12.04%) NetBackup
2 126 (9.48%) Puppet
3 69 (5.19%) Tivoli
4 66 (4.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 61 (4.59%) Oracle ZFS
6 49 (3.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 48 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
8 42 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
9 40 (3.01%) SCOM
10 36 (2.71%) Nagios
10 36 (2.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 33 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
12 27 (2.03%) Ansible
12 27 (2.03%) Netcool
13 23 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (1.28%) BladeLogic
14 17 (1.28%) Legato
14 17 (1.28%) OpenView
14 17 (1.28%) SCCM
15 15 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 641 (48.23%) Oracle
2 453 (34.09%) Red Hat
3 319 (24.00%) VMware
4 288 (21.67%) HP
5 262 (19.71%) Veritas
6 228 (17.16%) Microsoft
7 226 (17.01%) IBM
8 217 (16.33%) EMC
9 182 (13.69%) Sun
10 116 (8.73%) NetApp
11 109 (8.20%) Cisco
12 85 (6.40%) Citrix
13 79 (5.94%) Symantec
14 66 (4.97%) CA
15 60 (4.51%) ServiceNow
16 45 (3.39%) Brocade
16 45 (3.39%) Dell
17 43 (3.24%) F5
17 43 (3.24%) Intel
18 42 (3.16%) Sybase
South West
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £416 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 26 days ago