Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 297 251
Rank change year-on-year -122 -46 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 504 674 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.80% 1.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 3.92% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 413 700
England median daily rate £425 £430 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.47% +2.98%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £280
90th Percentile £613 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £420 £434 £425
% change year-on-year -3.17% +2.06% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 14
England median hourly rate £31.00 - £49.00
10th Percentile £20.13 - £20.83
90th Percentile £40.75 - £53.38
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year +90.42% -56.59% +41.51%

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 19,259 17,188 21,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 20.43% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,246 10,937 13,400
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £212
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,251 1,022 1,276
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £16.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -0.90% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +4.94%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -104 220 £475 -5.00% 21
South East -71 117 £425 +10.75% 14
North of England -53 87 £400 - 9
Midlands -10 39 £378 -4.13% 4
North East +15 30 £385 +10.00%
Yorkshire -15 29 £400 +8.47% 3
North West -65 28 £423 +1.50% 6
West Midlands 0 26 £538 +34.38% 3
East of England -3 23 £625 +56.25% 11
South West +11 18 £396 +15.27% 6
East Midlands -17 13 £375 +2.74% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 392 (77.78%) Linux
2 377 (74.80%) Unix
3 186 (36.90%) Windows
4 178 (35.32%) Oracle
5 168 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 155 (30.75%) Red Hat
7 137 (27.18%) AIX
8 110 (21.83%) Finance
9 104 (20.63%) Shell Script
10 98 (19.44%) SAN
11 96 (19.05%) Perl
11 96 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 92 (18.25%) SQL
13 90 (17.86%) VMware
14 80 (15.87%) Sun
15 71 (14.09%) HPUX
16 69 (13.69%) Firewall
17 68 (13.49%) SC Cleared
18 66 (13.10%) Microsoft
19 65 (12.90%) Java
20 64 (12.70%) Veritas
21 63 (12.50%) Bash Shell
22 62 (12.30%) HP
22 62 (12.30%) Banking
23 61 (12.10%) IBM
23 61 (12.10%) Python
23 61 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
24 57 (11.31%) ITIL
25 56 (11.11%) Windows Server
25 56 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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 37 (7.34%) WebSphere
2 30 (5.95%) Apache
3 26 (5.16%) MS Exchange
4 25 (4.96%) Tomcat
5 24 (4.76%) IIS
6 18 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 17 (3.37%) MQSeries
8 16 (3.17%) Confluence
8 16 (3.17%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.98%) JBoss
10 11 (2.18%) CMS
11 9 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 5 (0.99%) SAS
13 5 (0.99%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.99%) HipChat
4 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Kondor
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.40%) Magento
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.56%) IaaS
4 21 (4.17%) PaaS
5 19 (3.77%) SaaS
6 17 (3.37%) GitHub
7 16 (3.17%) Office 365
8 6 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.19%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 98 (19.44%) SAN
2 69 (13.69%) Firewall
3 41 (8.13%) DNS
4 29 (5.75%) WAN
5 28 (5.56%) NAS
6 27 (5.36%) LAN
7 25 (4.96%) Internet
8 24 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.17%) DHCP
10 19 (3.77%) SMS
11 14 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (2.58%) HTTP
13 12 (2.38%) Multicast
13 12 (2.38%) SNMP
14 10 (1.98%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.98%) VLAN
15 9 (1.79%) SMTP
16 8 (1.59%) DMZ
16 8 (1.59%) Kerberos
16 8 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.13%) Oracle Database
2 29 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.37%) Sybase ASE
4 15 (2.98%) DB2
4 15 (2.98%) MySQL
5 14 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.99%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.40%) Big Data
15 2 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.56%) Maven
2 28 (5.56%) Subversion
3 22 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (3.77%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.37%) JUnit
6 16 (3.17%) JIRA
6 16 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.18%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.98%) Mockito
9 9 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.19%) Gradle
11 6 (1.19%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.99%) Apache Ivy
12 5 (0.99%) GitLab
12 5 (0.99%) Selenium
13 4 (0.79%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.79%) Checkstyle
13 4 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 110 (21.83%) Finance
2 62 (12.30%) Banking
3 24 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.98%) Front Office
7 10 (1.98%) Legal
8 9 (1.79%) Back Office
9 6 (1.19%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.79%) Marketing
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.60%) Military
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Retail
13 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.20%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (16.27%) Administrator
2 50 (9.92%) Developer
3 47 (9.33%) Systems Administrator
4 45 (8.93%) Analyst
5 43 (8.53%) Architect
6 39 (7.74%) Unix Engineer
7 37 (7.34%) Linux Administrator
8 35 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
9 31 (6.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 31 (6.15%) Unix Administrator
10 25 (4.96%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.56%) DBA
12 22 (4.37%) Consultant
13 21 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
14 20 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (3.57%) C++ Developer
16 16 (3.17%) Applications Support
17 15 (2.98%) Solaris Administrator
17 15 (2.98%) Support Engineer
17 15 (2.98%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.73%) Middleware
2 33 (6.55%) Web Services
3 28 (5.56%) J2EE
4 24 (4.76%) LDAP
5 19 (3.77%) JDBC
6 18 (3.57%) REST
6 18 (3.57%) XML
7 17 (3.37%) Hibernate
7 17 (3.37%) SOAP
8 16 (3.17%) Spring
9 15 (2.98%) ISPF
10 12 (2.38%) XSLT
11 11 (2.18%) JSON
12 10 (1.98%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.98%) Apache Camel
12 10 (1.98%) JMS
12 10 (1.98%) XSD
13 9 (1.79%) HTML
13 9 (1.79%) SAML
13 9 (1.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (10.52%) Data Centre
3 40 (7.94%) Clustering
3 40 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.56%) Replication
5 22 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.98%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.98%) VSAM
7 12 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.79%) HACMP
9 9 (1.79%) PKI
10 7 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.19%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.19%) LPAR
11 6 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 392 (77.78%) Linux
2 377 (74.80%) Unix
3 186 (36.90%) Windows
4 168 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 137 (27.18%) AIX
6 71 (14.09%) HPUX
7 56 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 43 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (5.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 24 (4.76%) Windows 7
12 22 (4.37%) CentOS
13 20 (3.97%) Windows XP
14 19 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (3.17%) MVS
16 15 (2.98%) VME
16 15 (2.98%) VMS
17 14 (2.78%) Windows 2000
18 12 (2.38%) Windows NT
19 11 (2.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
2 57 (11.31%) ITIL
3 48 (9.52%) DevOps
4 46 (9.13%) Migration
5 44 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 39 (7.74%) Change Management
8 38 (7.54%) Service Delivery
9 35 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (6.15%) Open Source
11 27 (5.36%) High Availability
11 27 (5.36%) Project Management
12 26 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (4.56%) Information Security
14 21 (4.17%) ITIL V3
14 21 (4.17%) Multithreading
15 20 (3.97%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.97%) Service Management
16 19 (3.77%) Data Management
17 18 (3.57%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (20.63%) Shell Script
2 96 (19.05%) Perl
3 92 (18.25%) SQL
4 65 (12.90%) Java
5 63 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 61 (12.10%) Python
7 40 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 39 (7.74%) Korn
9 30 (5.95%) C
10 20 (3.97%) C++
10 20 (3.97%) JavaScript
11 18 (3.57%) PL/SQL
11 18 (3.57%) Ruby
12 15 (2.98%) JCL
12 15 (2.98%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.98%) C#
14 9 (1.79%) AWK
15 8 (1.59%) Bourne shell
16 6 (1.19%) Java 8
16 6 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 68 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.78%) Degree
5 12 (2.38%) RHCE
6 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.19%) CISSP
7 6 (1.19%) MCSE
8 5 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.79%) CISMP
9 4 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.60%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.60%) MCP
10 3 (0.60%) MCSA
10 3 (0.60%) OCP
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.40%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.98%) SLA
2 14 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.39%) PMO
4 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.99%) SEPA
5 4 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.79%) GDPR
5 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.60%) COBIT
6 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.60%) FISMA
6 3 (0.60%) GCP
6 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.60%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.60%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.20%) SAS 70
System Software
1 56 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (10.52%) Active Directory
3 33 (6.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 27 (5.36%) Firmware
4 27 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (4.56%) NFS
6 19 (3.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 19 (3.77%) vSphere
7 18 (3.57%) Docker
8 17 (3.37%) Hyper-V
9 15 (2.98%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 15 (2.98%) RACF
9 15 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 13 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.98%) KVM
12 10 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (1.59%) Veritas File System
13 8 (1.59%) Xen
14 7 (1.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 46 (9.13%) Ansible
2 40 (7.94%) Puppet
3 30 (5.95%) NetBackup
4 29 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (5.56%) Tivoli
6 19 (3.77%) Oracle ZFS
6 19 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 18 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (2.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 14 (2.78%) Kubernetes
9 14 (2.78%) SCCM
10 13 (2.58%) CFEngine
10 13 (2.58%) SCOM
11 12 (2.38%) Cobbler
12 11 (2.18%) Data Guard
12 11 (2.18%) Terraform
12 11 (2.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 10 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 178 (35.32%) Oracle
2 155 (30.75%) Red Hat
3 90 (17.86%) VMware
4 80 (15.87%) Sun
5 66 (13.10%) Microsoft
6 64 (12.70%) Veritas
7 62 (12.30%) HP
8 61 (12.10%) IBM
9 51 (10.12%) EMC
10 32 (6.35%) NetApp
11 30 (5.95%) Cisco
12 28 (5.56%) Brocade
13 26 (5.16%) BMC
14 23 (4.56%) Sybase
15 22 (4.37%) TIBCO
16 16 (3.17%) ServiceNow
17 14 (2.78%) Centrify
17 14 (2.78%) Dell
17 14 (2.78%) McAfee
18 13 (2.58%) Hitachi