Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 488 353 277
Rank change year-on-year -135 -76 -13
Contract jobs citing Solaris 375 643 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.70% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.97% 3.35% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 374 542
England median daily rate £500 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.73% -5.24%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £290
90th Percentile £675 £646 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +10.86% +8.02% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% -22.73% +4.99%
10th Percentile £16.25 £24.63 £31.79
90th Percentile £20.30 £42.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £29.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -41.18% -22.73% +4.99%

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,042 19,187 19,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 20.77% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,923 12,400 12,125
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £162 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £402
% change year-on-year - +5.85% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,227 1,153 1,135
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.06
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -88 152 £525 -1.87% 12
South East -64 64 £500 +25.00% 10
East of England +12 45 £450 -14.29% 9
Midlands -13 42 £475 +34.75% 9
North of England -80 38 £508 +26.88% 11
South West -27 33 £450 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -22 31 £410 -14.81% 9
North West -25 19 £575 +29.58% 4
Yorkshire -12 16 £525 +31.25% 7
East Midlands -1 11 £500 +53.85%
North East -61 3 £490 +40.00%
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 268 (71.47%) Linux
2 242 (64.53%) Unix
3 160 (42.67%) Oracle
4 133 (35.47%) Windows
5 102 (27.20%) Red Hat
6 99 (26.40%) VMware
7 89 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 73 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (18.40%) SQL
10 66 (17.60%) Finance
10 66 (17.60%) Middleware
11 63 (16.80%) DevOps
12 62 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
13 61 (16.27%) AIX
14 60 (16.00%) Java
14 60 (16.00%) Active Directory
15 55 (14.67%) Shell Script
15 55 (14.67%) Security Cleared
16 54 (14.40%) Oracle Database
16 54 (14.40%) IBM
17 53 (14.13%) DNS
17 53 (14.13%) SAN
18 52 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (13.33%) Perl
20 48 (12.80%) SQL Server
21 47 (12.53%) Microsoft
21 47 (12.53%) Jenkins
22 46 (12.27%) Ansible
23 45 (12.00%) Apache
24 44 (11.73%) Problem-Solving

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (12.00%) Apache
2 35 (9.33%) WebLogic
3 25 (6.67%) IIS
3 25 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.80%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.73%) JBoss
5 14 (3.73%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.47%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.87%) SAS
9 6 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.60%) NetWeaver
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.33%) CMS
10 5 (1.33%) Confluence
10 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.80%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.33%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) HipChat
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.73%) HiPortfolio
2 5 (1.33%) HFM
2 5 (1.33%) Maximo
3 4 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.53%) Actimize
5 2 (0.53%) Kondor
5 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.53%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.27%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (4.53%) GitHub
5 8 (2.13%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.60%) Boomi
7 5 (1.33%) IaaS
7 5 (1.33%) PaaS
7 5 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) SaaS
9 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.53%) npm
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) Office 365
10 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.13%) DNS
1 53 (14.13%) SAN
2 40 (10.67%) Firewall
3 39 (10.40%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.07%) Internet
5 18 (4.80%) DHCP
5 18 (4.80%) HTTP
6 16 (4.27%) WAN
7 15 (4.00%) LAN
8 14 (3.73%) SSL
9 12 (3.20%) BIG-IP
9 12 (3.20%) NAS
9 12 (3.20%) SSH
10 8 (2.13%) NFC
11 7 (1.87%) DMARC
11 7 (1.87%) Intranet
12 6 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.07%) Network Security
14 3 (0.80%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.40%) Oracle Database
2 48 (12.80%) SQL Server
3 36 (9.60%) MySQL
4 23 (6.13%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (4.53%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.53%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (3.20%) MariaDB
9 12 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.40%) Big Data
10 9 (2.40%) BODI
10 9 (2.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 9 (2.40%) Ingres
10 9 (2.40%) Pentaho
11 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 47 (12.53%) Jenkins
2 34 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 32 (8.53%) Maven
4 26 (6.93%) Subversion
5 20 (5.33%) JIRA
6 15 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (3.47%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.93%) ERwin
9 9 (2.40%) JUnit
10 8 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.13%) Gerrit
10 8 (2.13%) Gradle
10 8 (2.13%) Selenium
10 8 (2.13%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.87%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.60%) AccuRev
12 6 (1.60%) Ant
12 6 (1.60%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.07%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (17.60%) Finance
2 42 (11.20%) Banking
3 31 (8.27%) Back Office
4 16 (4.27%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.87%) Marketing
8 5 (1.33%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.07%) Legal
10 3 (0.80%) Front Office
10 3 (0.80%) Military
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.53%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (20.53%) Developer
2 61 (16.27%) Architect
3 36 (9.60%) Administrator
4 29 (7.73%) Analyst
5 24 (6.40%) Unix Engineer
6 23 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
9 17 (4.53%) C++ Developer
9 17 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.27%) DBA
10 16 (4.27%) Solaris Engineer
10 16 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 15 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 15 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
12 14 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.73%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (3.73%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.60%) Middleware
2 31 (8.27%) Web Services
3 20 (5.33%) SOAP
3 20 (5.33%) XML
4 17 (4.53%) J2EE
5 15 (4.00%) HTML
5 15 (4.00%) Spring
6 13 (3.47%) LAMP
7 12 (3.20%) CGI
7 12 (3.20%) Embperl
7 12 (3.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (2.67%) .NET
8 10 (2.67%) Ajax
8 10 (2.67%) JMS
8 10 (2.67%) LDAP
8 10 (2.67%) Spring Boot
8 10 (2.67%) XSLT
9 9 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (2.40%) Java EE
9 9 (2.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.80%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (7.47%) Clustering
4 20 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (4.80%) Replication
6 15 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.73%) Virtual Team
8 13 (3.47%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.13%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.13%) Equities
10 7 (1.87%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.87%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.87%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.60%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.60%) PKI
12 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 268 (71.47%) Linux
2 242 (64.53%) Unix
3 133 (35.47%) Windows
4 89 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (16.27%) AIX
6 39 (10.40%) Windows Server
7 27 (7.20%) CentOS
8 17 (4.53%) HPUX
9 16 (4.27%) SUSE
10 15 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (2.67%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.33%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.53%) zOS
17 1 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.80%) DevOps
3 44 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (9.87%) ITIL
5 30 (8.00%) Project Management
6 28 (7.47%) Load Balancing
7 27 (7.20%) Change Management
7 27 (7.20%) Computer Science
8 26 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (6.13%) OO
10 21 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (5.60%) Information Security
11 20 (5.33%) Migration
11 20 (5.33%) SDLC
11 20 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (5.07%) PRINCE2
12 19 (5.07%) TOGAF
13 18 (4.80%) Asset Management
13 18 (4.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.40%) SQL
2 60 (16.00%) Java
3 55 (14.67%) Shell Script
4 50 (13.33%) Perl
5 41 (10.93%) Python
6 24 (6.40%) Korn
7 23 (6.13%) C
8 21 (5.60%) Bash Shell
8 21 (5.60%) C#
8 21 (5.60%) C++
9 20 (5.33%) PL/SQL
9 20 (5.33%) Ruby
10 19 (5.07%) PHP
11 15 (4.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.60%) ABAP
12 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.07%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.07%) R
13 4 (1.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (0.80%) AWK
Qualifications
1 55 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.47%) Degree
4 19 (5.07%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.67%) CISSP
8 9 (2.40%) CCNA
9 8 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (2.13%) CCSP
9 8 (2.13%) CISA
9 8 (2.13%) CISM
9 8 (2.13%) CLAS
9 8 (2.13%) CREST Certified
9 8 (2.13%) IISP
10 7 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.07%) CCNP
11 4 (1.07%) PhD
11 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.67%) GDPR
5 9 (2.40%) QA
6 8 (2.13%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (2.13%) ISO 22301
6 8 (2.13%) ISO 31000
6 8 (2.13%) ISO 9001
6 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (1.87%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.60%) SLA
9 4 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 52 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.67%) Docker
4 22 (5.87%) vSphere
5 16 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.93%) NFS
7 9 (2.40%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.33%) Apache Flume
9 4 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.80%) SRDF
10 3 (0.80%) Xen
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
11 2 (0.53%) vCloud
11 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.27%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (12.27%) Ansible
2 43 (11.47%) Puppet
3 30 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.33%) NetBackup
5 18 (4.80%) Oracle ZFS
6 15 (4.00%) CFEngine
7 10 (2.67%) Data Guard
7 10 (2.67%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (2.67%) Nagios
7 10 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (2.40%) Kubernetes
9 8 (2.13%) Grafana
9 8 (2.13%) Nessus
9 8 (2.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (1.87%) Netcool
10 7 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.87%) WSUS
11 6 (1.60%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.60%) Opsview
Vendors
1 160 (42.67%) Oracle
2 102 (27.20%) Red Hat
3 99 (26.40%) VMware
4 54 (14.40%) IBM
5 47 (12.53%) Microsoft
6 40 (10.67%) Cisco
7 30 (8.00%) Sun
8 26 (6.93%) Dell
9 23 (6.13%) NetApp
10 20 (5.33%) F5
10 20 (5.33%) Google
11 18 (4.80%) McAfee
12 17 (4.53%) HP
13 16 (4.27%) Veritas
14 15 (4.00%) EMC
14 15 (4.00%) SAP
14 15 (4.00%) Splunk
15 13 (3.47%) Citrix
15 13 (3.47%) Sybase
16 11 (2.93%) ArcSight