Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 489 413 295
Rank change year-on-year -76 -118 -58
Contract jobs citing Solaris 342 522 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 2.74% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 307 449
England median daily rate £475 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% +3.66%
10th Percentile £332 £325 £306
90th Percentile £700 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
England median hourly rate £43.20 £31.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.35% -22.50% -20.00%
UK median hourly rate £43.20 £31.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +39.35% -22.50% +6.67%

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 16,412 19,072 17,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.80% 20.92% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,474 12,051 10,900
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £203
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1,293 1,023
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.87% -2.22%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.00% -2.94%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -99 98 £500 +11.11%
North of England -5 67 £475 +18.75% 2
South West +10 55 £450 +15.38% 2
South East -59 46 £463 +12.12% 5
North West +34 43 £475 +12.43% 2
East of England +8 41 £425 -8.11% 4
Midlands +7 35 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +4 32 £450 +20.00% 3
North East 0 14 £308 -20.13%
Yorkshire -2 10 £513 +28.13%
East Midlands +15 3 £510 +36.00% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 228 (66.67%) Linux
2 186 (54.39%) Unix
3 141 (41.23%) Oracle
4 131 (38.30%) Windows
5 112 (32.75%) VMware
6 107 (31.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 100 (29.24%) Red Hat
8 95 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 83 (24.27%) Microsoft
10 77 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 72 (21.05%) SQL
12 70 (20.47%) AIX
13 60 (17.54%) Oracle Database
14 59 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
15 58 (16.96%) Migration
16 57 (16.67%) Perl
17 55 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (16.08%) SC Cleared
18 53 (15.50%) SAN
19 52 (15.20%) DevOps
20 50 (14.62%) Windows Server
20 50 (14.62%) Java
21 49 (14.33%) Finance
22 46 (13.45%) ITIL
22 46 (13.45%) Python
23 45 (13.16%) IBM
24 44 (12.87%) DNS
25 43 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
26 42 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
27 41 (11.99%) 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 21 (6.14%) WebLogic
2 20 (5.85%) JBoss
3 15 (4.39%) OpenStack
4 13 (3.80%) Apache
4 13 (3.80%) IIS
4 13 (3.80%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.92%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.17%) SAS
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.88%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.29%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.85%) PaaS
4 19 (5.56%) IaaS
4 19 (5.56%) OpenShift
5 12 (3.51%) Azure Stack
5 12 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.46%) Office 365
7 4 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.17%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Boomi
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.50%) SAN
2 44 (12.87%) DNS
3 32 (9.36%) LAN
4 29 (8.48%) Firewall
5 28 (8.19%) WAN
6 24 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.39%) SMTP
8 13 (3.80%) DHCP
9 10 (2.92%) Internet
9 10 (2.92%) NAS
9 10 (2.92%) SSL
10 6 (1.75%) HTTP
10 6 (1.75%) VPN
11 5 (1.46%) FTP
11 5 (1.46%) Network Security
11 5 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.46%) SSH
12 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.17%) NFC
12 4 (1.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.54%) Oracle Database
2 30 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.43%) MySQL
3 22 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 18 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 16 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (3.80%) Big Data
7 12 (3.51%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.92%) BODI
8 10 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 10 (2.92%) DB2
8 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (2.92%) Pentaho
9 7 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.09%) ProC
3 9 (2.63%) JIRA
4 8 (2.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.34%) SonarQube
5 7 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.46%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.17%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.17%) Cobertura
7 4 (1.17%) ERwin
7 4 (1.17%) Gradle
7 4 (1.17%) Snyk
7 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.88%) Subversion
9 2 (0.58%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.58%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.58%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (14.33%) Finance
2 26 (7.60%) Banking
3 18 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.51%) Back Office
5 8 (2.34%) Publishing
6 7 (2.05%) Retail
7 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.17%) German Language
8 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.88%) French Language
9 3 (0.88%) Military
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 2 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (19.88%) Architect
2 65 (19.01%) Administrator
3 36 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 33 (9.65%) Unix Administrator
5 32 (9.36%) Developer
6 28 (8.19%) Unix Engineer
7 27 (7.89%) Technical Architect
8 24 (7.02%) DBA
9 22 (6.43%) Linux Administrator
10 20 (5.85%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 18 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.97%) Analyst
13 15 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.80%) AWS Architect
15 12 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
15 12 (3.51%) Consultant
16 11 (3.22%) Oracle DBA
16 11 (3.22%) Project Manager
16 11 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.99%) Middleware
2 22 (6.43%) LDAP
3 13 (3.80%) J2EE
3 13 (3.80%) Web Services
4 10 (2.92%) .NET
5 8 (2.34%) SOAP
6 6 (1.75%) JDBC
6 6 (1.75%) REST
7 5 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (1.46%) Kafka
7 5 (1.46%) XML
8 4 (1.17%) boto
8 4 (1.17%) CSS
8 4 (1.17%) JTS
8 4 (1.17%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (1.17%) OAuth
8 4 (1.17%) OpenID
8 4 (1.17%) RESTful
8 4 (1.17%) SAML
8 4 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (9.36%) Management Information System
4 28 (8.19%) Clustering
5 22 (6.43%) Replication
6 17 (4.97%) Virtual Team
7 16 (4.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (4.68%) Public Cloud
8 15 (4.39%) HACMP
9 11 (3.22%) Driving Licence
9 11 (3.22%) PKI
10 7 (2.05%) Equities
11 6 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information Act
13 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 228 (66.67%) Linux
2 186 (54.39%) Unix
3 131 (38.30%) Windows
4 107 (31.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (20.47%) AIX
6 50 (14.62%) Windows Server
7 37 (10.82%) CentOS
8 16 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (3.51%) HPUX
11 10 (2.92%) Ubuntu
12 9 (2.63%) SUSE
12 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (2.05%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.46%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.17%) Kali Linux
17 3 (0.88%) zOS
18 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.96%) Migration
2 52 (15.20%) DevOps
3 46 (13.45%) ITIL
4 43 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 26 (7.60%) Computer Science
8 26 (7.60%) Load Balancing
9 24 (7.02%) Change Management
9 24 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 19 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (5.56%) Test Scripting
11 18 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
12 17 (4.97%) ETL
13 16 (4.68%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.68%) Project Management
14 15 (4.39%) Information Security
14 15 (4.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (21.05%) SQL
2 57 (16.67%) Perl
3 50 (14.62%) Java
4 46 (13.45%) Python
5 38 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 32 (9.36%) C
7 19 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.97%) Korn
9 15 (4.39%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.80%) C++
11 10 (2.92%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.05%) C#
12 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.75%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.75%) PHP
13 6 (1.75%) Ruby
14 5 (1.46%) C-shell
14 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.17%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.08%) SC Cleared
3 38 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 25 (7.31%) Degree
5 14 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.34%) IBM Certification
8 8 (2.34%) PhD
9 6 (1.75%) CCSP
9 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.46%) CCNA
10 5 (1.46%) CISSP
10 5 (1.46%) MCSE
10 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (1.17%) CISA
11 4 (1.17%) CISM
11 4 (1.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (4.09%) NIST
2 13 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.46%) QA
5 4 (1.17%) GDPR
5 4 (1.17%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (1.17%) ISO 22301
5 4 (1.17%) ISO 31000
5 4 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.88%) PMO
7 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 77 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (10.53%) Docker
3 34 (9.94%) Active Directory
4 19 (5.56%) vSphere
5 16 (4.68%) KVM
6 14 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (3.51%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.63%) ISA Server
9 9 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (2.34%) Samba
11 6 (1.75%) NFS
12 4 (1.17%) Apache Flume
12 4 (1.17%) RHEV
12 4 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.88%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.88%) XenApp
13 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (10.53%) Ansible
2 28 (8.19%) Puppet
3 22 (6.43%) Kubernetes
4 14 (4.09%) NetBackup
5 13 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.80%) vRealize
6 12 (3.51%) vCenter Server
7 11 (3.22%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (2.92%) Data Guard
9 9 (2.63%) Nagios
9 9 (2.63%) Nessus
10 7 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.75%) Terraform
11 6 (1.75%) vMotion
12 5 (1.46%) Mesos
12 5 (1.46%) Nmap
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (1.46%) WSUS
13 4 (1.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 141 (41.23%) Oracle
2 112 (32.75%) VMware
3 100 (29.24%) Red Hat
4 83 (24.27%) Microsoft
5 45 (13.16%) IBM
6 34 (9.94%) Cisco
7 33 (9.65%) Veritas
8 31 (9.06%) EMC
9 25 (7.31%) HP
10 22 (6.43%) Sun
11 16 (4.68%) Sybase
12 15 (4.39%) 3PAR
13 14 (4.09%) ServiceNow
14 13 (3.80%) Cloudera
14 13 (3.80%) NetApp
15 12 (3.51%) Micro Focus
16 9 (2.63%) McAfee
16 9 (2.63%) Symantec
17 8 (2.34%) Brocade
17 8 (2.34%) Citrix