Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 251 248
Rank change year-on-year -52 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 805 1022 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.05% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.06% 4.86% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 670 607
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £305 £273 £304
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 33
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £26.35 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.45 £50.00 £50.35
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% -3.33%

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 19845 21014 22456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 21.49% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12771 13399 13356
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1188 1828
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.31
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -1 312 £525 +10.53% 9
South East -36 167 £400 +8.11% 2
North of England -61 142 £360 +2.86% 5
Midlands +66 79 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -5 73 £325 +4.84%
East of England -10 63 £463 +23.33% 6
North West -9 53 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +30 40 £375 -42.31% 2
South West -36 40 £400 - 1
West Midlands +39 38 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -4 16 £400 -18.37% 2
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 636 (79.01%) Linux
2 552 (68.57%) Unix
3 297 (36.89%) Oracle
4 277 (34.41%) Red Hat
5 273 (33.91%) AIX
6 272 (33.79%) Windows
7 247 (30.68%) Security Cleared
8 205 (25.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 203 (25.22%) SAN
10 187 (23.23%) SC Cleared
11 166 (20.62%) Perl
12 162 (20.12%) Finance
13 161 (20.00%) Shell Script
14 155 (19.25%) Sun
15 154 (19.13%) Veritas
16 133 (16.52%) Migration
17 132 (16.40%) Java
18 128 (15.90%) SQL
19 127 (15.78%) HP
20 125 (15.53%) Python
21 118 (14.66%) Firewall
21 118 (14.66%) Middleware
22 114 (14.16%) HPUX
23 113 (14.04%) VMware
24 111 (13.79%) NetBackup
25 105 (13.04%) Cisco
26 104 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
27 103 (12.80%) Korn
27 103 (12.80%) IBM
27 103 (12.80%) Data Centre

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
1 102 (12.67%) Apache
2 95 (11.80%) WebLogic
3 93 (11.55%) JBoss
4 91 (11.30%) Tomcat
5 49 (6.09%) iPlanet
6 47 (5.84%) Oracle Application Server
7 36 (4.47%) MS Exchange
7 36 (4.47%) WebSphere
8 31 (3.85%) Confluence
9 30 (3.73%) OpenStack
10 28 (3.48%) MQSeries
11 23 (2.86%) SharePoint
12 20 (2.48%) WebLogic Portal
13 17 (2.11%) IIS
14 13 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
17 9 (1.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 7 (0.87%) EPiServer
Applications
1 28 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.99%) HipChat
3 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (3.60%) SAP ERP
2 27 (3.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.62%) Kondor
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.35%) OpenShift
4 21 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (2.24%) IaaS
6 13 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.99%) Office 365
7 8 (0.99%) PaaS
7 8 (0.99%) SaaS
8 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.62%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.37%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 203 (25.22%) SAN
2 118 (14.66%) Firewall
3 96 (11.93%) TCP/IP
4 88 (10.93%) DNS
5 72 (8.94%) NAS
6 69 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
7 37 (4.60%) LDAP
8 31 (3.85%) DHCP
9 25 (3.11%) Internet
10 24 (2.98%) WAN
11 23 (2.86%) iSCSI
12 16 (1.99%) HTTP
13 15 (1.86%) FCoE
14 14 (1.74%) SSH
15 11 (1.37%) SMTP
16 10 (1.24%) LAN
16 10 (1.24%) Network Security
17 9 (1.12%) VLAN
18 8 (0.99%) FTP
18 8 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.82%) Oracle Database
2 55 (6.83%) Relational Database
3 41 (5.09%) MySQL
3 41 (5.09%) SQL Server
4 38 (4.72%) RDBMS
5 28 (3.48%) DB2
6 20 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.61%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.87%) Big Data
13 5 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.62%) MS Access
14 4 (0.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 47 (5.84%) Maven
2 40 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.85%) JIRA
4 23 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.61%) Subversion
7 20 (2.48%) Artifactory
7 20 (2.48%) JUnit
8 17 (2.11%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.49%) Mockito
10 11 (1.37%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.99%) Log4j
12 8 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.62%) JIRA Agile
14 3 (0.37%) Ant
14 3 (0.37%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.37%) Gradle
14 3 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 162 (20.12%) Finance
2 102 (12.67%) Banking
3 53 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.60%) Front Office
5 28 (3.48%) Legal
6 23 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.12%) Back Office
8 9 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.99%) Law
10 7 (0.87%) Electronics
10 7 (0.87%) Marketing
11 6 (0.75%) Games
12 5 (0.62%) Retail
13 4 (0.50%) Local Government
14 3 (0.37%) Advertising
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Military
16 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 146 (18.14%) Administrator
2 128 (15.90%) Unix Engineer
3 86 (10.68%) Developer
3 86 (10.68%) Systems Administrator
4 84 (10.43%) Solaris Engineer
5 75 (9.32%) Unix Administrator
6 66 (8.20%) Architect
7 53 (6.58%) Consultant
7 53 (6.58%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 47 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
9 45 (5.59%) AIX Engineer
10 44 (5.47%) C++ Developer
11 40 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (4.10%) Solaris Administrator
13 32 (3.98%) Analyst
14 31 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
14 31 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
14 31 (3.85%) Unix Systems Engineer
15 25 (3.11%) DBA
15 25 (3.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (14.66%) Middleware
2 86 (10.68%) J2EE
3 39 (4.84%) XML
4 31 (3.85%) Apache Camel
4 31 (3.85%) Spring
5 30 (3.73%) Web Services
6 29 (3.60%) .NET
6 29 (3.60%) XSLT
7 28 (3.48%) JSON
8 22 (2.73%) Spring Boot
9 21 (2.61%) REST
9 21 (2.61%) SOAP
10 20 (2.48%) TIBCO EMS
11 17 (2.11%) JMS
11 17 (2.11%) JSP
12 13 (1.61%) boto
12 13 (1.61%) HTML
13 11 (1.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 11 (1.37%) JDBC
13 11 (1.37%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 99 (12.30%) Clustering
3 41 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (4.97%) Replication
5 32 (3.98%) Enterprise Storage
6 27 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.99%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.49%) Derivative
12 11 (1.37%) Grid Computing
12 11 (1.37%) PMI
13 10 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
13 10 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.24%) HP Storage
14 7 (0.87%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information Act
15 6 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 636 (79.01%) Linux
2 552 (68.57%) Unix
3 273 (33.91%) AIX
4 272 (33.79%) Windows
5 205 (25.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 114 (14.16%) HPUX
7 79 (9.81%) SUSE
8 61 (7.58%) Windows Server
9 44 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.86%) CentOS
12 15 (1.86%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.37%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.12%) Android
15 9 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (16.52%) Migration
2 104 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (12.55%) ITIL
4 96 (11.93%) Load Balancing
5 88 (10.93%) DevOps
6 84 (10.43%) High Availability
7 81 (10.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 59 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
9 55 (6.83%) Change Management
10 54 (6.71%) Configuration Management
11 53 (6.58%) Multithreading
12 43 (5.34%) Performance Monitoring
13 34 (4.22%) SDLC
14 33 (4.10%) Project Management
14 33 (4.10%) Risk Management
15 32 (3.98%) ERP
15 32 (3.98%) Scrum
16 31 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (3.73%) E-Commerce
17 30 (3.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 166 (20.62%) Perl
2 161 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 132 (16.40%) Java
4 128 (15.90%) SQL
5 125 (15.53%) Python
6 103 (12.80%) Korn
7 70 (8.70%) Bash Shell
8 61 (7.58%) C++
9 27 (3.35%) Ruby
10 23 (2.86%) C-shell
11 18 (2.24%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.74%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.61%) C#
14 11 (1.37%) AWK
14 11 (1.37%) C
14 11 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.12%) Groovy
15 9 (1.12%) Tcl
15 9 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 247 (30.68%) Security Cleared
2 187 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 22 (2.73%) Degree
5 17 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.24%) CISM
7 10 (1.24%) CISSP
7 10 (1.24%) MCSE
7 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.99%) CCNA
10 7 (0.87%) MCITP
10 7 (0.87%) RHCE
10 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.75%) PMP
11 6 (0.75%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.75%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.62%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.11%) QA
2 13 (1.61%) GCP
3 12 (1.49%) SLA
4 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.62%) PMO
6 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.50%) SEPA
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.25%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 78 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (9.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 71 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 54 (6.71%) NFS
5 48 (5.96%) Docker
6 46 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 45 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (5.09%) Hyper-V
9 38 (4.72%) Samba
10 36 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (4.22%) Veritas File System
12 25 (3.11%) KVM
13 22 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (2.36%) Oracle Clusterware
15 14 (1.74%) vSphere
16 13 (1.61%) SRDF
17 12 (1.49%) Xen
18 11 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 8 (0.99%) Firmware
20 7 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 111 (13.79%) NetBackup
2 99 (12.30%) Puppet
3 68 (8.45%) Ansible
4 53 (6.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 45 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (4.60%) EMC NetWorker
7 27 (3.35%) HP Data Protector
8 25 (3.11%) Backup Exec
8 25 (3.11%) BladeLogic
9 24 (2.98%) Kubernetes
9 24 (2.98%) Tivoli
10 20 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 17 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 15 (1.86%) Netcool
12 15 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (1.61%) Mesos
14 13 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
14 13 (1.61%) SCCM
14 13 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 297 (36.89%) Oracle
2 277 (34.41%) Red Hat
3 155 (19.25%) Sun
4 154 (19.13%) Veritas
5 127 (15.78%) HP
6 113 (14.04%) VMware
7 105 (13.04%) Cisco
8 103 (12.80%) IBM
9 92 (11.43%) EMC
10 70 (8.70%) Brocade
11 61 (7.58%) Microsoft
12 60 (7.45%) NetApp
13 58 (7.20%) Symantec
14 53 (6.58%) TIBCO
15 44 (5.47%) F5
15 44 (5.47%) SAP
16 42 (5.22%) Sybase
17 36 (4.47%) Citrix
18 28 (3.48%) Solace
19 27 (3.35%) Talarian