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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK / England
Rank 312 236 223
Rank change year-on-year -76 -13  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 288 494 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.35% 4.72% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 334 291
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8592 10467 10534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.56% 21.42% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6535 6035
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 644 871
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
London -29 124 £500 +8.10% 25
South East -22 82 £388 -2.51% 12
North West +15 25 £408 -9.44% 2
Yorkshire +17 13 £375 -10.71% 3
East Midlands -19 13 £353 -4.72% 2
South West -23 13 £306 -23.43% 3
North East -19 7 £391 +38.49%
East of England -23 7 £400 -15.78% 3
West Midlands -8 4 £425 +13.33%
Solaris
UK

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 514 (78.12%) Linux
2 404 (61.40%) Unix
3 285 (43.31%) Oracle
4 245 (37.23%) Red Hat
5 238 (36.17%) Windows
6 187 (28.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 183 (27.81%) SAN
8 162 (24.62%) VMware
9 157 (23.86%) Finance
10 155 (23.56%) AIX
11 150 (22.80%) SQL
12 147 (22.34%) Perl
13 132 (20.06%) Veritas
14 130 (19.76%) IBM
15 127 (19.30%) Sun
16 121 (18.39%) Shell Script
17 120 (18.24%) Java
18 107 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 105 (15.96%) Migration
20 100 (15.20%) HP
20 100 (15.20%) Security Cleared
21 96 (14.59%) Cisco
22 94 (14.29%) Banking
23 93 (14.13%) NAS
24 89 (13.53%) DNS
25 79 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
26 78 (11.85%) Middleware
26 78 (11.85%) EMC
26 78 (11.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
26 78 (11.85%) Windows Server

Solaris
Top Related 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 61 (9.27%) Apache
2 60 (9.12%) WebSphere
3 54 (8.21%) Tomcat
3 54 (8.21%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.19%) IIS
5 19 (2.89%) JBoss
6 16 (2.43%) iPlanet
7 15 (2.28%) MQSeries
8 14 (2.13%) MS Exchange
8 14 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (1.37%) DataSynapse
11 9 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
11 9 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.22%) CMS
12 8 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (1.06%) SAS
14 6 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.13%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) MS Project
4 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.82%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.46%) RMDS
3 3 (0.46%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.30%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.52%) IaaS
4 7 (1.06%) SaaS
5 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.91%) OpenShift
5 6 (0.91%) PaaS
6 5 (0.76%) GitHub
7 3 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.30%) Office 365
9 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 183 (27.81%) SAN
2 93 (14.13%) NAS
3 89 (13.53%) DNS
4 66 (10.03%) TCP/IP
5 62 (9.42%) LDAP
6 53 (8.05%) Firewall
7 33 (5.02%) LAN
8 32 (4.86%) DHCP
9 31 (4.71%) WAN
10 30 (4.56%) iSCSI
11 24 (3.65%) SSH
12 22 (3.34%) Fibre Channel
13 20 (3.04%) FTP
13 20 (3.04%) HTTP
13 20 (3.04%) Multicast
14 18 (2.74%) Internet
15 14 (2.13%) SMTP
16 13 (1.98%) SSL
17 12 (1.82%) FCoE
18 11 (1.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.09%) Oracle Database
2 57 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.71%) MySQL
4 27 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (2.28%) DB2
7 14 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.82%) Big Data
9 12 (1.82%) BODI
10 11 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
11 9 (1.37%) HBase
12 8 (1.22%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.34%) Subversion
4 14 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 14 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
6 11 (1.67%) JUnit
7 8 (1.22%) ClearCase
7 8 (1.22%) JIRA
8 7 (1.06%) Ant
8 7 (1.06%) Gradle
9 6 (0.91%) Maven
9 6 (0.91%) Mockito
10 5 (0.76%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.76%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.46%) ERwin
11 3 (0.46%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 157 (23.86%) Finance
2 94 (14.29%) Banking
3 37 (5.62%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.19%) Legal
5 16 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.82%) Law
8 7 (1.06%) Front Office
8 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.91%) Marketing
9 6 (0.91%) Military
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 4 (0.61%) Retail
11 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (19.15%) Administrator
2 81 (12.31%) Systems Administrator
3 80 (12.16%) Unix Administrator
4 75 (11.40%) Developer
5 67 (10.18%) Unix Engineer
6 66 (10.03%) Architect
7 62 (9.42%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 52 (7.90%) Solaris Engineer
9 42 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
10 37 (5.62%) Consultant
11 35 (5.32%) Solaris Administrator
12 34 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
12 34 (5.17%) Storage Administrator
13 31 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
14 29 (4.41%) DBA
14 29 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (4.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
15 28 (4.26%) Support Engineer
16 25 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (3.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.85%) Middleware
2 43 (6.53%) XML
3 29 (4.41%) J2EE
3 29 (4.41%) Web Services
4 25 (3.80%) XSLT
5 24 (3.65%) HTML
5 24 (3.65%) SOAP
6 20 (3.04%) Spring
7 18 (2.74%) REST
7 18 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 14 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
8 14 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (2.13%) STL
9 13 (1.98%) .NET
9 13 (1.98%) JSON
10 12 (1.82%) JSP
10 12 (1.82%) Spring Security
11 11 (1.67%) JDBC
11 11 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.49%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.45%) Clustering
3 44 (6.69%) Mainframe
4 43 (6.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 37 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (4.71%) Replication
7 25 (3.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 23 (3.50%) Management Information System
9 20 (3.04%) EMC VNX
10 17 (2.58%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
12 13 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.22%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.22%) Symmetrix
16 7 (1.06%) Derivative
17 6 (0.91%) CMDB
17 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
17 6 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 514 (78.12%) Linux
2 404 (61.40%) Unix
3 238 (36.17%) Windows
4 187 (28.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 155 (23.56%) AIX
6 78 (11.85%) Windows Server
7 73 (11.09%) HPUX
8 45 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (5.02%) SUSE
10 21 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.43%) zOS
12 14 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.67%) CentOS
14 10 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (1.37%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.22%) Windows XP
17 7 (1.06%) VMS
18 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.96%) Migration
2 79 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (10.33%) High Availability
4 67 (10.18%) ITIL
5 62 (9.42%) Change Management
6 58 (8.81%) DevOps
7 46 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 39 (5.93%) Change Control
9 38 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
10 37 (5.62%) Configuration Management
10 37 (5.62%) E-Commerce
11 33 (5.02%) Problem Management
12 30 (4.56%) Service Delivery
13 26 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (3.95%) Low Latency
14 25 (3.80%) Load Balancing
15 24 (3.65%) Multithreading
15 24 (3.65%) Project Management
16 21 (3.19%) Electronic Trading
16 21 (3.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (22.80%) SQL
2 147 (22.34%) Perl
3 121 (18.39%) Shell Script
4 120 (18.24%) Java
5 64 (9.73%) Python
6 56 (8.51%) Bash Shell
7 50 (7.60%) Korn
8 35 (5.32%) C++
9 33 (5.02%) JavaScript
10 24 (3.65%) PowerShell
11 22 (3.34%) C
12 20 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.28%) T-SQL
14 14 (2.13%) Bourne shell
15 12 (1.82%) C#
15 12 (1.82%) VB
16 10 (1.52%) C-shell
16 10 (1.52%) Ruby
17 7 (1.06%) PHP
17 7 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 77 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.95%) Degree
4 15 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.91%) MCSE
6 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.91%) RHCE
7 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.61%) CCNA
8 4 (0.61%) CCNP
8 4 (0.61%) CISM
8 4 (0.61%) CISSP
8 4 (0.61%) MCITP
8 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
10 2 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.67%) SLA
3 8 (1.22%) QA
4 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.61%) MiFID
7 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.30%) RMADS
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (11.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 68 (10.33%) NFS
4 67 (10.18%) Active Directory
5 45 (6.84%) Veritas File System
6 40 (6.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 27 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (3.19%) SRDF
9 18 (2.74%) Docker
10 17 (2.58%) Hyper-V
10 17 (2.58%) KVM
11 16 (2.43%) vSphere
12 15 (2.28%) VMware ESX
13 14 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (1.67%) Oracle Clusterware
15 11 (1.67%) Samba
15 11 (1.67%) Xen
16 9 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 6 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (7.45%) Puppet
2 44 (6.69%) NetBackup
3 30 (4.56%) Nagios
4 29 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (4.26%) Ansible
6 27 (4.10%) Tivoli
6 27 (4.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 26 (3.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 24 (3.65%) Netcool
9 18 (2.74%) SCOM
10 17 (2.58%) Control-M
10 17 (2.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (2.28%) SCCM
12 12 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.67%) EMC Navisphere
13 11 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (1.37%) BladeLogic
15 9 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
16 8 (1.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 285 (43.31%) Oracle
2 245 (37.23%) Red Hat
3 162 (24.62%) VMware
4 132 (20.06%) Veritas
5 130 (19.76%) IBM
6 127 (19.30%) Sun
7 100 (15.20%) HP
8 96 (14.59%) Cisco
9 78 (11.85%) EMC
10 71 (10.79%) NetApp
11 61 (9.27%) Microsoft
12 42 (6.38%) TIBCO
13 36 (5.47%) Citrix
14 35 (5.32%) F5
15 34 (5.17%) Sybase
16 33 (5.02%) Symantec
17 31 (4.71%) SAP
18 27 (4.10%) CA
19 23 (3.50%) Brocade
20 16 (2.43%) 3PAR
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