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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 209 229
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 461 608 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.23% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.19% 5.37% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 419 296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £264 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8889 11314 11220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.56% 22.88% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11933 16372 15346
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £566 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1219 1404 2348
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 169 £500 +11.11% 21
South East +14 101 £400 +4.57% 6
North of England -22 97 £400 +29.03% 9
North West +18 58 £450 +5.88% 1
Midlands +50 46 £375 -11.76% 3
East Midlands +23 34 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England +2 32 £410 +17.14% 3
North East +10 31 £328 +14.91% 4
South West -20 15 £405 -1.81% 2
West Midlands +23 10 £385 -16.75% 1
Yorkshire +5 8 £400 -23.80% 4
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 567 (75.50%) Linux
2 441 (58.72%) Unix
3 294 (39.15%) Oracle
4 254 (33.82%) Windows
5 252 (33.56%) AIX
6 215 (28.63%) Red Hat
7 206 (27.43%) Security Cleared
8 188 (25.03%) SAN
9 184 (24.50%) Migration
10 173 (23.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 162 (21.57%) Sun
12 161 (21.44%) Finance
13 160 (21.30%) SC Cleared
14 159 (21.17%) Perl
15 156 (20.77%) Veritas
16 128 (17.04%) SQL
16 128 (17.04%) HPUX
17 126 (16.78%) Java
17 126 (16.78%) IBM
18 124 (16.51%) VMware
19 120 (15.98%) Shell Script
20 116 (15.45%) HP
21 104 (13.85%) DevOps
22 98 (13.05%) Puppet
23 97 (12.92%) Data Centre
24 88 (11.72%) Korn
25 87 (11.58%) Python
26 86 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
26 86 (11.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
27 81 (10.79%) Banking

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 75 (9.99%) Apache
2 66 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 63 (8.39%) WebLogic
4 48 (6.39%) WebSphere
5 44 (5.86%) JBoss
6 27 (3.60%) iPlanet
7 26 (3.46%) MS Exchange
8 24 (3.20%) Oracle Application Server
9 21 (2.80%) OpenStack
10 14 (1.86%) IIS
11 12 (1.60%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (1.46%) MQSeries
13 10 (1.33%) Confluence
14 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2000
14 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 7 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
16 6 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.53%) HipChat
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (5.46%) SAP ERP
2 14 (1.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.27%) Primavera
5 2 (0.27%) RMDS
5 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.13%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.66%) OpenShift
4 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.33%) IaaS
4 10 (1.33%) Office 365
5 5 (0.67%) SaaS
6 4 (0.53%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 188 (25.03%) SAN
2 81 (10.79%) Firewall
3 79 (10.52%) NAS
4 75 (9.99%) DNS
5 66 (8.79%) TCP/IP
6 50 (6.66%) LDAP
7 39 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
8 34 (4.53%) DHCP
9 25 (3.33%) Internet
10 20 (2.66%) iSCSI
11 19 (2.53%) WAN
12 16 (2.13%) LAN
12 16 (2.13%) SSH
13 14 (1.86%) HTTP
13 14 (1.86%) SMTP
13 14 (1.86%) SSL
14 12 (1.60%) IPsec
15 10 (1.33%) FTP
15 10 (1.33%) VPN
16 9 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.99%) Oracle Database
2 61 (8.12%) SQL Server
3 37 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.53%) MySQL
5 24 (3.20%) RDBMS
6 22 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (2.80%) Big Data
8 16 (2.13%) DB2
8 16 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.86%) Sybase ASE
10 11 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.07%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.93%) MS Access
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.80%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.13%) Maven
5 15 (2.00%) JUnit
6 12 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.60%) Subversion
7 10 (1.33%) Artifactory
8 9 (1.20%) JIRA
9 8 (1.07%) ClearCase
9 8 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.93%) GitLab
11 6 (0.80%) Ant
11 6 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.67%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.67%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.40%) ERwin
14 3 (0.40%) Selenium
14 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 161 (21.44%) Finance
2 81 (10.79%) Banking
3 30 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.53%) Legal
5 18 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.33%) Marketing
7 9 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.07%) Electronics
9 7 (0.93%) Front Office
9 7 (0.93%) Retail
10 5 (0.67%) Local Government
11 4 (0.53%) Games
11 4 (0.53%) Military
12 3 (0.40%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 121 (16.11%) Administrator
2 88 (11.72%) Developer
2 88 (11.72%) Unix Engineer
3 79 (10.52%) Systems Administrator
4 73 (9.72%) Unix Administrator
5 69 (9.19%) Architect
6 60 (7.99%) Solaris Engineer
7 51 (6.79%) Consultant
7 51 (6.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 46 (6.13%) AIX Engineer
9 41 (5.46%) Linux Engineer
10 39 (5.19%) Solaris Administrator
11 38 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
12 37 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
13 35 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
14 34 (4.53%) Analyst
15 32 (4.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 30 (3.99%) DBA
17 29 (3.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 25 (3.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.39%) Middleware
2 46 (6.13%) J2EE
3 36 (4.79%) XML
4 30 (3.99%) Web Services
5 27 (3.60%) SOAP
6 23 (3.06%) Spring
7 22 (2.93%) REST
8 21 (2.80%) XSLT
9 18 (2.40%) JSON
10 17 (2.26%) .NET
11 15 (2.00%) HTML
11 15 (2.00%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
12 13 (1.73%) XSD
13 12 (1.60%) JDBC
13 12 (1.60%) Spring Security
14 10 (1.33%) Apache Camel
15 9 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
15 9 (1.20%) JSP
15 9 (1.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.92%) Data Centre
2 80 (10.65%) Clustering
3 38 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.06%) Replication
4 35 (4.66%) Enterprise Storage
5 31 (4.13%) Mainframe
6 27 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.33%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.07%) CMDB
12 8 (1.07%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.07%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.93%) Derivative
13 7 (0.93%) Grid Computing
14 6 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 567 (75.50%) Linux
2 441 (58.72%) Unix
3 254 (33.82%) Windows
4 252 (33.56%) AIX
5 173 (23.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 128 (17.04%) HPUX
7 52 (6.92%) Windows Server
8 35 (4.66%) SUSE
9 26 (3.46%) CentOS
10 24 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.33%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.07%) VMS
15 8 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.93%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (24.50%) Migration
2 104 (13.85%) DevOps
3 86 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (10.39%) ITIL
5 74 (9.85%) High Availability
6 65 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (7.72%) Configuration Management
8 45 (5.99%) Load Balancing
9 41 (5.46%) Change Management
9 41 (5.46%) ERP
10 40 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
11 29 (3.86%) SDLC
12 27 (3.60%) Problem Management
12 27 (3.60%) TDD
13 25 (3.33%) Multithreading
14 24 (3.20%) Performance Monitoring
14 24 (3.20%) Time Management
15 23 (3.06%) Data Migration
16 22 (2.93%) Change Control
16 22 (2.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 159 (21.17%) Perl
2 128 (17.04%) SQL
3 126 (16.78%) Java
4 120 (15.98%) Shell Script
5 88 (11.72%) Korn
6 87 (11.58%) Python
7 59 (7.86%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.60%) PL/SQL
9 26 (3.46%) C++
10 25 (3.33%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.93%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.13%) C
14 12 (1.60%) C#
15 11 (1.46%) Bourne shell
16 9 (1.20%) PHP
16 9 (1.20%) VBScript
17 8 (1.07%) AWK
17 8 (1.07%) C-shell
18 7 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 206 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 160 (21.30%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.33%) Degree
4 32 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.46%) MCSE
5 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.33%) CISSP
7 9 (1.20%) MCITP
7 9 (1.20%) RHCE
8 8 (1.07%) CCNA
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.07%) OCP
8 8 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 7 (0.93%) OCA
10 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.67%) CCSP
11 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.33%) QA
3 7 (0.93%) SLA
4 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) GCP
7 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.27%) MiFID
7 2 (0.27%) RMADS
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) COSO
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (11.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 80 (10.65%) Active Directory
3 78 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (6.52%) NFS
5 40 (5.33%) Hyper-V
6 37 (4.93%) Veritas File System
7 36 (4.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 32 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (3.86%) Docker
10 28 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (2.53%) KVM
12 17 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (2.26%) Samba
13 16 (2.13%) Oracle Clusterware
14 13 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.93%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.93%) SRDF
16 4 (0.53%) Xen
17 3 (0.40%) PowerHA
17 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 98 (13.05%) Puppet
2 73 (9.72%) NetBackup
3 59 (7.86%) Ansible
4 50 (6.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 36 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.73%) Tivoli
7 26 (3.46%) Nagios
8 23 (3.06%) Netcool
8 23 (3.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (2.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 21 (2.80%) SCOM
11 20 (2.66%) SCCM
12 19 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
13 16 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
14 15 (2.00%) BladeLogic
14 15 (2.00%) Kubernetes
15 14 (1.86%) Oracle ZFS
16 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 294 (39.15%) Oracle
2 215 (28.63%) Red Hat
3 162 (21.57%) Sun
4 156 (20.77%) Veritas
5 126 (16.78%) IBM
6 124 (16.51%) VMware
7 116 (15.45%) HP
8 76 (10.12%) Cisco
9 70 (9.32%) EMC
10 66 (8.79%) SAP
11 53 (7.06%) Microsoft
12 48 (6.39%) NetApp
13 43 (5.73%) Brocade
14 36 (4.79%) F5
14 36 (4.79%) Sybase
15 34 (4.53%) Symantec
16 33 (4.39%) TIBCO
17 32 (4.26%) Citrix
18 19 (2.53%) Splunk
19 17 (2.26%) StorageTek
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