Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 304 258
Rank change year-on-year -152 -46 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 444 803 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.86% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 4.07% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 500 675
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.66%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £271
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
England median hourly rate £17.75 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.19% +7.64% +27.43%
10th Percentile £16.25 £25.78 £17.50
90th Percentile £50.60 £40.68 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -54.19% +7.64% +27.43%

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 19,743 19,710 21,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.08% 20.99% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,266 12,668 13,501
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,342 1,205 1,197
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -77 203 £525 - 18
South East -68 102 £425 +6.25% 9
East of England -2 52 £433 -6.40%
North of England -117 41 £462 +27.89% 6
Midlands -62 26 £380 +1.33% 7
West Midlands -34 22 £413 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +1 21 £450 +9.76% 2
South West -55 19 £413 +3.13% 8
North West -52 17 £462 +5.60% 3
East Midlands -25 4 £380 +1.33% 5
North East -70 3 £490 +50.77% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 324 (72.97%) Linux
2 296 (66.67%) Unix
3 192 (43.24%) Oracle
4 160 (36.04%) Windows
5 117 (26.35%) Red Hat
5 117 (26.35%) VMware
6 113 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (21.62%) SQL
8 90 (20.27%) Finance
9 89 (20.05%) AIX
9 89 (20.05%) SAN
10 86 (19.37%) Shell Script
11 80 (18.02%) Perl
12 72 (16.22%) DevOps
13 71 (15.99%) Active Directory
14 70 (15.77%) Middleware
15 67 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (14.86%) Apache
17 65 (14.64%) DNS
18 64 (14.41%) Ansible
19 63 (14.19%) SQL Server
20 62 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
21 60 (13.51%) Java
22 57 (12.84%) TCP/IP
22 57 (12.84%) Security Cleared
23 56 (12.61%) Data Centre
23 56 (12.61%) ITIL
23 56 (12.61%) Banking
24 55 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
25 53 (11.94%) Puppet

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 66 (14.86%) Apache
2 41 (9.23%) WebLogic
3 35 (7.88%) IIS
4 26 (5.86%) WebSphere
5 24 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.28%) JBoss
7 17 (3.83%) MS Exchange
8 15 (3.38%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.58%) WebLogic Portal
10 7 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.35%) Confluence
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (1.13%) CMS
13 3 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.68%) Mule
14 2 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) HipChat
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.15%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.45%) Actimize
4 2 (0.45%) Kondor
4 2 (0.45%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.23%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.50%) GitHub
2 20 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (1.58%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.35%) IaaS
7 6 (1.35%) PaaS
8 4 (0.90%) SaaS
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.45%) Akamai
10 2 (0.45%) npm
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.23%) Office 365
11 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 89 (20.05%) SAN
2 65 (14.64%) DNS
3 57 (12.84%) TCP/IP
4 51 (11.49%) Firewall
5 24 (5.41%) HTTP
6 23 (5.18%) Internet
7 21 (4.73%) NAS
8 20 (4.50%) SSH
9 19 (4.28%) DHCP
9 19 (4.28%) WAN
10 18 (4.05%) LAN
11 15 (3.38%) BIG-IP
11 15 (3.38%) SSL
12 11 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (2.03%) FTP
14 8 (1.80%) Intranet
15 7 (1.58%) DMARC
15 7 (1.58%) NFC
15 7 (1.58%) VLAN
16 6 (1.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 34 (7.66%) MySQL
4 20 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
6 15 (3.38%) MariaDB
7 14 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.03%) DB2
10 9 (2.03%) Ingres
11 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.58%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
15 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 53 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 42 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.98%) Maven
4 26 (5.86%) Subversion
5 20 (4.50%) JIRA
6 15 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.25%) Gradle
9 9 (2.03%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.03%) JUnit
10 8 (1.80%) AccuRev
10 8 (1.80%) Ant
10 8 (1.80%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.80%) Selenium
11 7 (1.58%) Gerrit
11 7 (1.58%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.35%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.35%) ERwin
12 6 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (20.27%) Finance
2 56 (12.61%) Banking
3 27 (6.08%) Back Office
4 18 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.60%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.80%) Marketing
8 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.13%) Legal
9 5 (1.13%) Military
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 2 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 88 (19.82%) Developer
2 49 (11.04%) Administrator
3 44 (9.91%) Architect
4 33 (7.43%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (6.76%) Analyst
6 27 (6.08%) Linux Engineer
7 26 (5.86%) Unix Administrator
8 24 (5.41%) Unix Engineer
9 21 (4.73%) C++ Developer
10 19 (4.28%) DBA
10 19 (4.28%) Solaris Engineer
11 18 (4.05%) Java Developer
11 18 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
12 17 (3.83%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.60%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (3.60%) Technical Architect
14 15 (3.38%) Consultant
14 15 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.77%) Middleware
2 36 (8.11%) Web Services
3 32 (7.21%) J2EE
4 25 (5.63%) XML
5 19 (4.28%) LAMP
5 19 (4.28%) Spring
6 17 (3.83%) .NET
6 17 (3.83%) HTML
6 17 (3.83%) SOAP
7 16 (3.60%) CGI
7 16 (3.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (3.38%) Embperl
8 15 (3.38%) LDAP
9 14 (3.15%) JMS
10 12 (2.70%) Spring Boot
11 11 (2.48%) FastCGI
11 11 (2.48%) REST
12 10 (2.25%) CSS
12 10 (2.25%) XSLT
13 9 (2.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.61%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.36%) Clustering
3 35 (7.88%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.18%) Replication
6 22 (4.95%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.48%) Mainframe
8 11 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.03%) Equities
10 9 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.80%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.58%) PKI
12 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.35%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.35%) EMC VNX
13 6 (1.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 324 (72.97%) Linux
2 296 (66.67%) Unix
3 160 (36.04%) Windows
4 113 (25.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (20.05%) AIX
6 34 (7.66%) Windows Server
7 31 (6.98%) CentOS
8 29 (6.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 25 (5.63%) HPUX
10 22 (4.95%) SUSE
11 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (2.48%) Windows 7
14 9 (2.03%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.13%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (1.13%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.22%) DevOps
2 67 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.61%) ITIL
4 45 (10.14%) Project Management
5 42 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (8.33%) Migration
7 36 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 35 (7.88%) Change Management
9 27 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (5.86%) PRINCE2
10 26 (5.86%) SDLC
11 25 (5.63%) Load Balancing
12 24 (5.41%) TOGAF
13 22 (4.95%) Information Security
14 21 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (4.73%) OO
15 20 (4.50%) Data Protection
15 20 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (4.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 96 (21.62%) SQL
2 86 (19.37%) Shell Script
3 80 (18.02%) Perl
4 60 (13.51%) Java
5 52 (11.71%) Python
6 35 (7.88%) Bash Shell
7 31 (6.98%) Korn
8 30 (6.76%) C
8 30 (6.76%) Ruby
9 23 (5.18%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.95%) C++
10 22 (4.95%) PHP
11 20 (4.50%) C#
12 19 (4.28%) JavaScript
13 7 (1.58%) Bourne shell
13 7 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.13%) AWK
15 4 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 3 (0.68%) Groovy
16 3 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.28%) Degree
4 13 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (2.48%) CISSP
7 8 (1.80%) CISA
8 7 (1.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (1.58%) CCSP
8 7 (1.58%) CISM
8 7 (1.58%) CLAS
8 7 (1.58%) CREST Certified
8 7 (1.58%) IISP
9 6 (1.35%) CCNA
10 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.13%) RHCE
11 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.48%) PCI DSS
1 11 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (2.25%) GDPR
3 9 (2.03%) QA
4 8 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.58%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.58%) ISAE 3402
5 7 (1.58%) ISO 22301
5 7 (1.58%) ISO 31000
5 7 (1.58%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 7 (1.58%) SLA
6 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.68%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (15.99%) Active Directory
2 62 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 30 (6.76%) Docker
5 21 (4.73%) NFS
6 20 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (4.05%) vSphere
8 13 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.03%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.35%) Firmware
12 5 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (1.13%) Xen
13 4 (0.90%) SRDF
13 4 (0.90%) vCloud
14 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.45%) GlusterFS
15 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 64 (14.41%) Ansible
2 53 (11.94%) Puppet
3 36 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (6.76%) NetBackup
5 25 (5.63%) Oracle ZFS
6 21 (4.73%) CFEngine
7 14 (3.15%) Data Guard
7 14 (3.15%) Kubernetes
8 13 (2.93%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (2.03%) IBM BigFix
10 9 (2.03%) Nagios
10 9 (2.03%) Opsview
10 9 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (1.80%) Netcool
11 8 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.80%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.80%) WSUS
12 7 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 192 (43.24%) Oracle
2 117 (26.35%) Red Hat
2 117 (26.35%) VMware
3 45 (10.14%) IBM
4 43 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 40 (9.01%) Cisco
6 39 (8.78%) Sun
7 37 (8.33%) Veritas
8 33 (7.43%) NetApp
9 32 (7.21%) EMC
10 26 (5.86%) McAfee
11 25 (5.63%) HP
12 20 (4.50%) F5
12 20 (4.50%) Google
13 19 (4.28%) Splunk
14 18 (4.05%) Citrix
14 18 (4.05%) Dell
15 17 (3.83%) ArcSight
15 17 (3.83%) SAP
16 15 (3.38%) Sybase