Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 276 232
Rank change year-on-year -171 -44 +11
Contract jobs citing Solaris 478 850 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.94% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 4.53% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 517 779
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £265
90th Percentile £619 £601 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
England median hourly rate £26.75 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.13% +11.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20.03 £25.20 £17.50
90th Percentile £50.23 £40.90 £46.65
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -30.97% +7.64% +14.29%

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 19,367 18,753 21,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.80% 20.67% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,065 11,899 14,018
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £210
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,405 1,120 1,151
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.15 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.33 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.97% +6.06% +0.46%

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 22 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 September 2018. 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 -85 226 £500 - 20
South East -70 116 £400 - 8
North of England -128 49 £413 +10.74% 2
East of England -17 44 £425 -15.00% 4
Midlands -67 29 £380 +1.33% 3
North West -81 24 £460 +2.11%
Yorkshire -13 21 £401 +0.31% 2
West Midlands -33 19 £595 +58.67% 3
South West -25 14 £376 -1.63% 10
East Midlands -35 10 £380 +1.33%
North East -76 4 £380 +16.92%
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 361 (75.52%) Linux
2 338 (70.71%) Unix
3 212 (44.35%) Oracle
4 165 (34.52%) Windows
5 134 (28.03%) Red Hat
6 132 (27.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 122 (25.52%) VMware
8 107 (22.38%) Perl
9 103 (21.55%) SAN
9 103 (21.55%) Finance
10 99 (20.71%) Shell Script
11 98 (20.50%) AIX
12 97 (20.29%) SQL
13 74 (15.48%) Security Cleared
14 72 (15.06%) DNS
15 71 (14.85%) Python
16 68 (14.23%) Active Directory
16 68 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
17 67 (14.02%) Middleware
18 66 (13.81%) Apache
18 66 (13.81%) Java
18 66 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 63 (13.18%) DevOps
20 61 (12.76%) Puppet
20 61 (12.76%) Microsoft
21 60 (12.55%) ITIL
22 59 (12.34%) Oracle Database
23 58 (12.13%) Banking
24 57 (11.92%) Ansible
25 55 (11.51%) SQL Server

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 66 (13.81%) Apache
2 40 (8.37%) WebLogic
3 37 (7.74%) IIS
4 27 (5.65%) WebSphere
5 25 (5.23%) Tomcat
6 24 (5.02%) JBoss
7 21 (4.39%) MS Exchange
7 21 (4.39%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.51%) Confluence
9 9 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.46%) WebLogic Portal
11 6 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.26%) Skype for Business
12 5 (1.05%) CMS
12 5 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.84%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) HiPortfolio
2 5 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.42%) Actimize
3 2 (0.42%) Kondor
3 2 (0.42%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.97%) GitHub
4 9 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.46%) IaaS
6 6 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.26%) Office 365
6 6 (1.26%) PaaS
6 6 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.84%) SaaS
8 2 (0.42%) Akamai
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.42%) npm
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (21.55%) SAN
2 72 (15.06%) DNS
3 54 (11.30%) TCP/IP
4 49 (10.25%) Firewall
5 32 (6.69%) Internet
6 31 (6.49%) HTTP
7 21 (4.39%) LAN
7 21 (4.39%) WAN
8 19 (3.97%) DHCP
8 19 (3.97%) SSH
9 18 (3.77%) NAS
10 17 (3.56%) BIG-IP
11 16 (3.35%) SSL
12 14 (2.93%) SMTP
13 13 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (2.30%) FTP
14 11 (2.30%) VLAN
15 10 (2.09%) DMZ
15 10 (2.09%) SNMP
16 8 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.34%) Oracle Database
2 55 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.49%) MySQL
4 18 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (3.35%) DB2
7 15 (3.14%) MariaDB
8 14 (2.93%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.88%) Ingres
13 8 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.67%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 48 (10.04%) Jenkins
2 35 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 28 (5.86%) Maven
4 24 (5.02%) Subversion
5 19 (3.97%) JIRA
6 15 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (2.30%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.46%) GitLab
8 7 (1.46%) Gradle
8 7 (1.46%) JUnit
9 6 (1.26%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.26%) ClearCase
9 6 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.26%) ERwin
9 6 (1.26%) Selenium
9 6 (1.26%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.05%) AccuRev
10 5 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 103 (21.55%) Finance
2 58 (12.13%) Banking
3 25 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.39%) Financial Institution
5 18 (3.77%) Back Office
6 14 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.26%) Military
8 5 (1.05%) Legal
8 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Front Office
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
10 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (19.87%) Developer
2 71 (14.85%) Administrator
3 49 (10.25%) Systems Administrator
4 38 (7.95%) Linux Engineer
5 34 (7.11%) Unix Administrator
6 32 (6.69%) Linux Administrator
7 30 (6.28%) Architect
8 29 (6.07%) Analyst
9 28 (5.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 26 (5.44%) Unix Engineer
11 25 (5.23%) DBA
12 24 (5.02%) C++ Developer
13 23 (4.81%) Project Manager
13 23 (4.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 22 (4.60%) Oracle DBA
15 20 (4.18%) Solaris Engineer
16 17 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
17 16 (3.35%) Consultant
17 16 (3.35%) Java Developer
18 15 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.02%) Middleware
2 39 (8.16%) Web Services
3 31 (6.49%) J2EE
4 22 (4.60%) LDAP
5 19 (3.97%) LAMP
5 19 (3.97%) Spring
5 19 (3.97%) XML
6 17 (3.56%) SOAP
7 16 (3.35%) CGI
7 16 (3.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (3.14%) Embperl
9 14 (2.93%) JMS
10 13 (2.72%) HTML
11 11 (2.30%) .NET
11 11 (2.30%) FastCGI
11 11 (2.30%) REST
12 10 (2.09%) Java EE
12 10 (2.09%) SAML
13 9 (1.88%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 39 (8.16%) Clustering
3 34 (7.11%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.86%) Replication
5 25 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.81%) Computer Science
7 21 (4.39%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (3.35%) Mainframe
9 14 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.09%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.67%) Equities
11 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
11 8 (1.67%) PKI
12 7 (1.46%) Derivative
12 7 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.05%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 361 (75.52%) Linux
2 338 (70.71%) Unix
3 165 (34.52%) Windows
4 132 (27.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (20.50%) AIX
6 42 (8.79%) CentOS
7 35 (7.32%) Windows Server
8 32 (6.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 31 (6.49%) HPUX
10 24 (5.02%) SUSE
10 24 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (3.97%) Windows XP
12 16 (3.35%) Windows 7
13 15 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (2.51%) Windows 2000
14 12 (2.51%) Windows NT
15 10 (2.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.18%) DevOps
3 60 (12.55%) ITIL
4 55 (11.51%) Configuration Management
5 51 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (10.46%) Project Management
7 44 (9.21%) Change Management
8 39 (8.16%) Migration
9 34 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (6.28%) SDLC
11 27 (5.65%) Service Delivery
12 24 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (4.60%) Scrum
14 21 (4.39%) Data Protection
14 21 (4.39%) Incident Management
14 21 (4.39%) Information Security
14 21 (4.39%) OO
14 21 (4.39%) PRINCE2
15 19 (3.97%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 107 (22.38%) Perl
2 99 (20.71%) Shell Script
3 97 (20.29%) SQL
4 71 (14.85%) Python
5 66 (13.81%) Java
6 48 (10.04%) Bash Shell
7 38 (7.95%) Korn
8 34 (7.11%) Ruby
9 33 (6.90%) C
10 27 (5.65%) C++
11 26 (5.44%) PL/SQL
12 25 (5.23%) PHP
13 23 (4.81%) C#
14 19 (3.97%) JavaScript
15 11 (2.30%) Bourne shell
15 11 (2.30%) PowerShell
16 10 (2.09%) AWK
17 6 (1.26%) Java 8
17 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.39%) Degree
4 12 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.30%) RHCE
6 8 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.67%) CISSP
7 7 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.05%) CISA
8 5 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.05%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.84%) CCNA
9 4 (0.84%) CCSP
9 4 (0.84%) MCSE
9 4 (0.84%) OCA
9 4 (0.84%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) SLA
2 10 (2.09%) GDPR
3 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.26%) PMO
4 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.05%) QA
4 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 31000
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 68 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 66 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 28 (5.86%) NFS
5 25 (5.23%) Docker
6 22 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (4.18%) vSphere
8 17 (3.56%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (2.51%) Firmware
11 9 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
13 7 (1.46%) GlusterFS
14 6 (1.26%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.84%) vCloud
17 3 (0.63%) KVM
17 3 (0.63%) Veritas File System
17 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 61 (12.76%) Puppet
2 57 (11.92%) Ansible
3 45 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (6.69%) NetBackup
5 31 (6.49%) Oracle ZFS
6 24 (5.02%) CFEngine
7 14 (2.93%) SCCM
8 13 (2.72%) Data Guard
9 12 (2.51%) Terraform
10 11 (2.30%) Kubernetes
10 11 (2.30%) Nagios
10 11 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (2.30%) SCOM
10 11 (2.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (2.09%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (2.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 9 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (1.88%) Opsview
13 8 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 212 (44.35%) Oracle
2 134 (28.03%) Red Hat
3 122 (25.52%) VMware
4 61 (12.76%) Microsoft
5 55 (11.51%) Sun
6 54 (11.30%) Veritas
7 44 (9.21%) IBM
8 40 (8.37%) EMC
9 37 (7.74%) NetApp
10 31 (6.49%) Cisco
11 30 (6.28%) HP
12 25 (5.23%) McAfee
13 22 (4.60%) Citrix
13 22 (4.60%) Sybase
14 17 (3.56%) F5
14 17 (3.56%) Splunk
15 16 (3.35%) Brocade
16 15 (3.14%) Palo Alto
17 14 (2.93%) ArcSight
18 13 (2.72%) BEA