Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 250 245
Rank change year-on-year -52 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 794 1016 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.04% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 4.86% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 668 610
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £305 £274 £302
90th Percentile £638 £588 £576
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.66%
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 19822 20912 22627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 21.44% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12757 13334 13451
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 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1192 1189 1839
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.25
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +3 308 £525 +10.53% 11
South East -35 165 £400 +8.11% 2
North of England -54 141 £360 +2.86% 5
Midlands +73 80 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -6 73 £325 +4.84%
East of England +4 59 £523 +39.33% 7
North West -1 52 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +36 40 £375 -42.31% 2
West Midlands +27 39 £380 -5.00% 1
South West -35 39 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +1 16 £400 -18.37% 2
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 625 (78.72%) Linux
2 544 (68.51%) Unix
3 295 (37.15%) Oracle
4 272 (34.26%) Red Hat
5 270 (34.01%) AIX
6 264 (33.25%) Windows
7 241 (30.35%) Security Cleared
8 202 (25.44%) SAN
9 200 (25.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 186 (23.43%) SC Cleared
11 160 (20.15%) Finance
12 159 (20.03%) Perl
13 154 (19.40%) Veritas
14 152 (19.14%) Shell Script
15 151 (19.02%) Sun
16 133 (16.75%) Migration
17 130 (16.37%) Java
18 128 (16.12%) SQL
19 125 (15.74%) Python
20 123 (15.49%) HP
21 119 (14.99%) Middleware
22 118 (14.86%) Firewall
23 112 (14.11%) VMware
24 111 (13.98%) NetBackup
25 109 (13.73%) HPUX
26 103 (12.97%) IBM
27 102 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
28 101 (12.72%) Korn
28 101 (12.72%) Cisco
28 101 (12.72%) Apache

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
1 101 (12.72%) Apache
2 95 (11.96%) WebLogic
3 93 (11.71%) JBoss
4 92 (11.59%) Tomcat
5 49 (6.17%) iPlanet
6 47 (5.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 34 (4.28%) WebSphere
8 31 (3.90%) Confluence
8 31 (3.90%) MS Exchange
9 30 (3.78%) OpenStack
10 28 (3.53%) MQSeries
11 23 (2.90%) SharePoint
12 20 (2.52%) WebLogic Portal
13 17 (2.14%) IIS
14 13 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.88%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.88%) Mule
17 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 24 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.02%) HipChat
3 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 29 (3.65%) SAP ERP
2 27 (3.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.63%) Kondor
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.13%) BASE24
9 1 (0.13%) Magento
9 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.53%) OpenShift
4 21 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (2.27%) IaaS
6 13 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.01%) Office 365
7 8 (1.01%) PaaS
7 8 (1.01%) SaaS
8 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.63%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.38%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 202 (25.44%) SAN
2 118 (14.86%) Firewall
3 96 (12.09%) TCP/IP
4 88 (11.08%) DNS
5 72 (9.07%) NAS
6 69 (8.69%) Fibre Channel
7 37 (4.66%) LDAP
8 30 (3.78%) DHCP
9 25 (3.15%) Internet
10 23 (2.90%) iSCSI
11 20 (2.52%) WAN
12 16 (2.02%) HTTP
13 15 (1.89%) FCoE
14 14 (1.76%) SSH
15 11 (1.39%) SMTP
16 10 (1.26%) Network Security
17 9 (1.13%) VLAN
18 8 (1.01%) FTP
18 8 (1.01%) SSL
19 7 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.94%) Oracle Database
2 55 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 41 (5.16%) MySQL
3 41 (5.16%) SQL Server
4 38 (4.79%) RDBMS
5 28 (3.53%) DB2
6 20 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.64%) Sybase ASE
8 11 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.88%) Big Data
13 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.63%) MS Access
14 4 (0.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 47 (5.92%) Maven
2 40 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.90%) JIRA
4 23 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.77%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.64%) Subversion
7 20 (2.52%) Artifactory
7 20 (2.52%) JUnit
8 17 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.51%) Mockito
10 11 (1.39%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.01%) Log4j
12 8 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
14 3 (0.38%) Ant
14 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.38%) Gradle
14 3 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 160 (20.15%) Finance
2 100 (12.59%) Banking
3 51 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.65%) Front Office
5 28 (3.53%) Legal
6 23 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.13%) Back Office
8 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.01%) Law
10 7 (0.88%) Electronics
10 7 (0.88%) Marketing
11 6 (0.76%) Games
12 5 (0.63%) Retail
13 4 (0.50%) Local Government
14 3 (0.38%) Advertising
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
16 1 (0.13%) International Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Military
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (17.51%) Administrator
2 127 (15.99%) Unix Engineer
3 86 (10.83%) Developer
4 83 (10.45%) Solaris Engineer
5 82 (10.33%) Systems Administrator
6 73 (9.19%) Unix Administrator
7 67 (8.44%) Architect
8 54 (6.80%) Consultant
9 53 (6.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 46 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
11 45 (5.67%) AIX Engineer
12 44 (5.54%) C++ Developer
13 40 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (4.16%) Solaris Administrator
15 31 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
15 31 (3.90%) Unix Systems Engineer
16 30 (3.78%) Analyst
16 30 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (3.15%) DBA
17 25 (3.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (14.99%) Middleware
2 85 (10.71%) J2EE
3 39 (4.91%) XML
4 32 (4.03%) Apache Camel
5 31 (3.90%) Spring
6 30 (3.78%) Web Services
7 29 (3.65%) .NET
7 29 (3.65%) XSLT
8 28 (3.53%) JSON
9 22 (2.77%) Spring Boot
10 21 (2.64%) REST
10 21 (2.64%) SOAP
10 21 (2.64%) TIBCO EMS
11 17 (2.14%) JMS
11 17 (2.14%) JSP
12 14 (1.76%) HTML
13 13 (1.64%) boto
14 11 (1.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 11 (1.39%) JDBC
14 11 (1.39%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.72%) Data Centre
2 99 (12.47%) Clustering
3 41 (5.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (5.04%) Replication
5 32 (4.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 26 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.14%) Computer Science
10 16 (2.02%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.51%) Derivative
12 11 (1.39%) Grid Computing
13 10 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
13 10 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.26%) HP Storage
13 10 (1.26%) PMI
14 7 (0.88%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
15 6 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 625 (78.72%) Linux
2 544 (68.51%) Unix
3 270 (34.01%) AIX
4 264 (33.25%) Windows
5 200 (25.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 109 (13.73%) HPUX
7 79 (9.95%) SUSE
8 56 (7.05%) Windows Server
9 42 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.89%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.76%) CentOS
14 12 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.26%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.13%) Android
16 9 (1.13%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (16.75%) Migration
2 102 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (12.47%) ITIL
4 96 (12.09%) Load Balancing
5 88 (11.08%) DevOps
6 84 (10.58%) High Availability
7 79 (9.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
9 54 (6.80%) Configuration Management
9 54 (6.80%) Multithreading
10 53 (6.68%) Change Management
11 43 (5.42%) Performance Monitoring
12 33 (4.16%) Risk Management
12 33 (4.16%) SDLC
13 32 (4.03%) ERP
13 32 (4.03%) Project Management
13 32 (4.03%) Scrum
13 32 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (3.78%) E-Commerce
14 30 (3.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 159 (20.03%) Perl
2 152 (19.14%) Shell Script
3 130 (16.37%) Java
4 128 (16.12%) SQL
5 125 (15.74%) Python
6 101 (12.72%) Korn
7 70 (8.82%) Bash Shell
8 61 (7.68%) C++
9 27 (3.40%) Ruby
10 23 (2.90%) C-shell
11 18 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.64%) C#
13 12 (1.51%) JavaScript
14 11 (1.39%) AWK
14 11 (1.39%) C
14 11 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.13%) Groovy
15 9 (1.13%) Tcl
15 9 (1.13%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.88%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 241 (30.35%) Security Cleared
2 186 (23.43%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.16%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.64%) Degree
5 17 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.26%) CISM
6 10 (1.26%) MCSE
6 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.13%) CISSP
8 8 (1.01%) CCNA
9 7 (0.88%) MCITP
9 7 (0.88%) RHCE
9 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.76%) PMP
10 6 (0.76%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.76%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.63%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.27%) QA
2 13 (1.64%) GCP
3 12 (1.51%) SLA
4 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.63%) 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 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 78 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (9.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 71 (8.94%) Active Directory
4 54 (6.80%) NFS
5 48 (6.05%) Docker
6 46 (5.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 45 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (5.16%) Hyper-V
9 36 (4.53%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (4.28%) Veritas File System
11 33 (4.16%) Samba
12 25 (3.15%) KVM
13 22 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (2.14%) Oracle Clusterware
15 14 (1.76%) vSphere
16 13 (1.64%) SRDF
17 12 (1.51%) Xen
18 11 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 8 (1.01%) Firmware
20 7 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 111 (13.98%) NetBackup
2 99 (12.47%) Puppet
3 69 (8.69%) Ansible
4 51 (6.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 45 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (4.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 27 (3.40%) HP Data Protector
8 25 (3.15%) Backup Exec
9 24 (3.02%) Kubernetes
9 24 (3.02%) Tivoli
10 23 (2.90%) BladeLogic
11 20 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 15 (1.89%) Netcool
13 15 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (1.64%) Mesos
14 13 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
14 13 (1.64%) Rancher
14 13 (1.64%) SCCM
14 13 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 295 (37.15%) Oracle
2 272 (34.26%) Red Hat
3 154 (19.40%) Veritas
4 151 (19.02%) Sun
5 123 (15.49%) HP
6 112 (14.11%) VMware
7 103 (12.97%) IBM
8 101 (12.72%) Cisco
9 92 (11.59%) EMC
10 70 (8.82%) Brocade
11 61 (7.68%) Microsoft
12 60 (7.56%) NetApp
13 58 (7.30%) Symantec
14 54 (6.80%) TIBCO
15 45 (5.67%) SAP
16 44 (5.54%) F5
17 42 (5.29%) Sybase
18 36 (4.53%) Citrix
19 28 (3.53%) Solace
20 27 (3.40%) Talarian