Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 449 295
Rank change year-on-year -74 -154 -48
Contract jobs citing Solaris 264 474 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.50% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 2.39% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 288 503
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £309 £325 £305
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
England median hourly rate £45.10 £19.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.37% -50.97% +7.64%
10th Percentile £39.38 £16.25 £25.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.60 £40.68
UK median hourly rate £45.10 £19.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +137.37% -50.97% +7.64%

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 15,764 19,842 19,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.40% 20.99% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,936 12,358 12,233
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £167 £180
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,047 1,391 1,153
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.45 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 October 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 -41 92 £475 -9.52% 7
North of England +49 66 £475 +13.43% 8
North West +48 46 £475 +0.21% 6
South West +11 34 £495 +23.36% 5
South East -29 30 £432 +7.88% 17
Midlands +44 27 £370 -1.99% 4
West Midlands +29 23 £325 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire +24 17 £475 +15.15% 2
East of England -5 17 £350 -17.65% 1
North East +14 3 £475 +25.00%
East Midlands +23 2 £400 +5.26% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 182 (68.94%) Linux
2 139 (52.65%) Unix
3 106 (40.15%) Windows
4 102 (38.64%) Oracle
5 72 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 71 (26.89%) Red Hat
7 69 (26.14%) VMware
8 68 (25.76%) Migration
9 63 (23.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (20.08%) Perl
11 51 (19.32%) SQL
12 50 (18.94%) Finance
13 48 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 46 (17.42%) Oracle Database
15 42 (15.91%) SAN
16 38 (14.39%) Shell Script
17 36 (13.64%) Python
18 35 (13.26%) Microsoft
18 35 (13.26%) Windows Server
19 34 (12.88%) DevOps
19 34 (12.88%) HP
19 34 (12.88%) AIX
19 34 (12.88%) CentOS
20 31 (11.74%) Change Management
21 30 (11.36%) Active Directory
22 29 (10.98%) DNS
23 28 (10.61%) Cisco
24 27 (10.23%) Ansible
24 27 (10.23%) 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 15 (5.68%) JBoss
2 9 (3.41%) Apache
2 9 (3.41%) IIS
2 9 (3.41%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (1.14%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.14%) CMS
7 3 (1.14%) Confluence
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.76%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.38%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.76%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.76%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.38%) Minerva
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.09%) Azure
2 20 (7.58%) AWS
3 9 (3.41%) OpenShift
4 8 (3.03%) IaaS
4 8 (3.03%) PaaS
5 6 (2.27%) Azure Stack
6 5 (1.89%) GitHub
7 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.76%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) NuGet
9 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.91%) SAN
2 29 (10.98%) DNS
3 26 (9.85%) WAN
4 25 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 23 (8.71%) LAN
6 16 (6.06%) Internet
7 14 (5.30%) DHCP
8 12 (4.55%) Firewall
9 11 (4.17%) NAS
10 9 (3.41%) SMTP
11 6 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
12 5 (1.89%) FTP
12 5 (1.89%) Sourcefire
12 5 (1.89%) SSL
12 5 (1.89%) VPN
13 4 (1.52%) BGP
13 4 (1.52%) Intranet
13 4 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.42%) Oracle Database
2 24 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.55%) Big Data
5 9 (3.41%) PowerCenter
5 9 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.03%) DB2
6 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.27%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.14%) MS Access
10 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.76%) MySQL
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.76%) Power BI
12 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.27%) Subversion
3 5 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.89%) JIRA
3 5 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.52%) JUnit
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.76%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.76%) EasyMock
6 2 (0.76%) Gradle
6 2 (0.76%) LoadUI
6 2 (0.76%) Maven
6 2 (0.76%) Selenium
6 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.38%) JMeter
7 1 (0.38%) MSI
7 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.38%) XMLSpy
General
1 50 (18.94%) Finance
2 25 (9.47%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.79%) Publishing
6 9 (3.41%) Back Office
7 7 (2.65%) Front Office
7 7 (2.65%) Police
7 7 (2.65%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.27%) Retail
9 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.14%) Law
10 3 (1.14%) Military
11 2 (0.76%) Electronics
11 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.38%) French Language
12 1 (0.38%) German Language
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (13.64%) Administrator
2 31 (11.74%) Analyst
3 23 (8.71%) Architect
4 22 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
5 20 (7.58%) DBA
6 19 (7.20%) Business Analyst
6 19 (7.20%) Oracle DBA
7 18 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.68%) Data Business Analyst
8 15 (5.68%) Developer
9 14 (5.30%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.92%) Unix Administrator
11 12 (4.55%) Consultant
11 12 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.55%) Solaris Engineer
12 11 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.79%) Technical Architect
14 9 (3.41%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.92%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (4.17%) Middleware
3 10 (3.79%) REST
4 9 (3.41%) LDAP
4 9 (3.41%) Web Services
5 8 (3.03%) XML
6 7 (2.65%) J2EE
6 7 (2.65%) SOAP
7 5 (1.89%) Ajax
7 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.89%) Java EE
8 4 (1.52%) HTML
8 4 (1.52%) RESTful
8 4 (1.52%) Swagger
9 3 (1.14%) .NET
9 3 (1.14%) CSS
9 3 (1.14%) JSP
9 3 (1.14%) RSS
9 3 (1.14%) WebCenter
9 3 (1.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.58%) Clustering
4 14 (5.30%) Replication
5 13 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.17%) Equities
7 8 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (2.65%) Derivative
8 7 (2.65%) EMC VNX
9 6 (2.27%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.89%) Blog
11 4 (1.52%) Celerra
11 4 (1.52%) CLARiiON
11 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.52%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.14%) EMC Centera
12 3 (1.14%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 182 (68.94%) Linux
2 139 (52.65%) Unix
3 106 (40.15%) Windows
4 63 (23.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (13.26%) Windows Server
6 34 (12.88%) AIX
6 34 (12.88%) CentOS
7 17 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.17%) HPUX
8 11 (4.17%) Ubuntu
9 10 (3.79%) SUSE
10 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.65%) Windows NT
12 6 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.89%) zOS
14 4 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.52%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.76%) Migration
2 34 (12.88%) DevOps
3 31 (11.74%) Change Management
4 25 (9.47%) Data Migration
4 25 (9.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 25 (9.47%) ITIL
4 25 (9.47%) Re-Platforming
5 24 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 24 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
6 22 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (7.95%) Problem Management
8 19 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (5.68%) Project Management
12 14 (5.30%) Task Automation
13 13 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.08%) Perl
2 51 (19.32%) SQL
3 38 (14.39%) Shell Script
4 36 (13.64%) Python
5 20 (7.58%) Java
6 15 (5.68%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.30%) C
8 11 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.89%) C++
10 5 (1.89%) Korn
10 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.14%) Tcl
12 1 (0.38%) AWK
12 1 (0.38%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.38%) C#
12 1 (0.38%) COBOL
12 1 (0.38%) C-shell
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 48 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.03%) Degree
5 5 (1.89%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.52%) CCNP
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) CISSP
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) SSCP
9 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.03%) SLA
2 7 (2.65%) GDPR
3 6 (2.27%) QA
4 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.52%) NIST
6 3 (1.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.38%) COBIT
8 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 48 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.44%) Docker
5 16 (6.06%) vSphere
6 10 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (3.03%) Samba
9 6 (2.27%) ISA Server
9 6 (2.27%) NFS
9 6 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.89%) SRDF
10 5 (1.89%) VirtualBox
10 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (1.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.38%) KVM
13 1 (0.38%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 27 (10.23%) Ansible
2 24 (9.09%) Puppet
3 12 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.79%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.79%) vCenter Server
5 10 (3.79%) vRealize
6 9 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (3.03%) Data Guard
8 6 (2.27%) Mesos
8 6 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (2.27%) vMotion
9 5 (1.89%) Marathon
9 5 (1.89%) QRadar
9 5 (1.89%) Salt
10 4 (1.52%) SCCM
10 4 (1.52%) WSUS
11 3 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 102 (38.64%) Oracle
2 71 (26.89%) Red Hat
3 69 (26.14%) VMware
4 35 (13.26%) Microsoft
5 34 (12.88%) HP
6 28 (10.61%) Cisco
7 25 (9.47%) Sun
8 23 (8.71%) EMC
9 19 (7.20%) Cloudera
9 19 (7.20%) IBM
10 17 (6.44%) Sybase
11 13 (4.92%) NetApp
12 12 (4.55%) Informatica
12 12 (4.55%) Veritas
13 11 (4.17%) Brocade
13 11 (4.17%) Juniper
14 9 (3.41%) Citrix
14 9 (3.41%) SolarWinds
14 9 (3.41%) Symantec
15 8 (3.03%) ServiceNow