Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 300 249
Rank change year-on-year -77 -51 -4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 595 696 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.79% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 3.79% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 444 573
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 32
England median hourly rate £29.75 £50.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.50% +83.49% -30.13%
10th Percentile £24.63 £35.07 £17.30
90th Percentile £38.13 £51.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £50.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -40.50% +83.49% -30.13%

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 19,368 18,365 21,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 20.79% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,520 11,681 12,707
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £192
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,169 1,147 1,630
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.16 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -10 265 £525 +10.53% 33
South East -67 113 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England -30 97 £400 +6.67% 8
North East +9 48 £350 -6.67% 1
Midlands +20 45 £375 -21.05% 8
East of England +4 41 £625 +52.44% 15
West Midlands +22 33 £463 +2.78% 5
South West +1 32 £403 +11.88% 7
North West -8 31 £435 +8.75% 3
Yorkshire -19 18 £400 +10.34% 4
East Midlands +7 12 £360 -27.27% 3
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 460 (77.31%) Linux
2 427 (71.76%) Unix
3 206 (34.62%) Windows
4 202 (33.95%) Red Hat
5 190 (31.93%) Oracle
6 186 (31.26%) AIX
7 181 (30.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 146 (24.54%) Security Cleared
9 141 (23.70%) Shell Script
10 131 (22.02%) Finance
11 121 (20.34%) SQL
12 118 (19.83%) SAN
13 111 (18.66%) SC Cleared
14 91 (15.29%) HP
14 91 (15.29%) Banking
15 90 (15.13%) Java
16 89 (14.96%) Firewall
17 87 (14.62%) Veritas
18 81 (13.61%) Perl
18 81 (13.61%) HPUX
19 80 (13.45%) Middleware
20 79 (13.28%) Python
21 77 (12.94%) IBM
22 71 (11.93%) Sun
23 70 (11.76%) VMware
24 68 (11.43%) ITIL
24 68 (11.43%) Windows Server
25 66 (11.09%) EMC
26 65 (10.92%) Clustering
26 65 (10.92%) Migration

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 54 (9.08%) Apache
2 52 (8.74%) Tomcat
3 47 (7.90%) JBoss
4 46 (7.73%) WebLogic
5 37 (6.22%) WebSphere
6 28 (4.71%) MS Exchange
7 26 (4.37%) MQSeries
8 23 (3.87%) Confluence
9 19 (3.19%) IIS
10 16 (2.69%) OpenStack
11 12 (2.02%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.85%) iPlanet
12 11 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
13 10 (1.68%) CMS
14 9 (1.51%) WebLogic Portal
15 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (1.18%) EPiServer
15 7 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.51%) HipChat
3 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Kondor
2 6 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.01%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.50%) Magento
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.03%) IaaS
3 18 (3.03%) PaaS
3 18 (3.03%) SaaS
4 17 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.68%) GitHub
6 10 (1.68%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.01%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.67%) Office 365
10 3 (0.50%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 118 (19.83%) SAN
2 89 (14.96%) Firewall
3 46 (7.73%) NAS
4 43 (7.23%) DNS
5 39 (6.55%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
7 24 (4.03%) WAN
8 22 (3.70%) DHCP
9 21 (3.53%) Internet
10 19 (3.19%) LAN
11 10 (1.68%) Network Security
11 10 (1.68%) SSH
12 8 (1.34%) Multicast
13 7 (1.18%) HTTP
13 7 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (1.01%) FTP
14 6 (1.01%) SMS
14 6 (1.01%) SMTP
14 6 (1.01%) VLAN
15 5 (0.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 31 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.87%) MySQL
4 26 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.19%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.69%) Sybase ASE
7 15 (2.52%) DB2
8 11 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.50%) Jackrabbit
14 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.88%) Maven
2 30 (5.04%) Subversion
3 26 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.20%) JIRA
5 22 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.36%) JUnit
6 20 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (2.52%) Mockito
8 14 (2.35%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.68%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.18%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.18%) Metasploit
13 6 (1.01%) Artifactory
13 6 (1.01%) Gradle
13 6 (1.01%) Log4j
14 5 (0.84%) Ant
14 5 (0.84%) Apache Ivy
15 4 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
General
1 131 (22.02%) Finance
2 91 (15.29%) Banking
3 41 (6.89%) Investment Banking
4 33 (5.55%) Front Office
5 19 (3.19%) Legal
6 15 (2.52%) Back Office
7 14 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.02%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.85%) Law
10 5 (0.84%) Retail
11 3 (0.50%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 107 (17.98%) Administrator
2 80 (13.45%) Developer
3 63 (10.59%) Unix Engineer
4 60 (10.08%) Systems Administrator
5 55 (9.24%) Architect
6 52 (8.74%) Solaris Engineer
7 48 (8.07%) Unix Administrator
8 47 (7.90%) Analyst
9 44 (7.39%) C++ Developer
10 40 (6.72%) Consultant
11 33 (5.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 30 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
13 27 (4.54%) AIX Engineer
14 26 (4.37%) Support Analyst
15 22 (3.70%) Applications Support
16 21 (3.53%) DBA
16 21 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
16 21 (3.53%) Solaris Administrator
17 20 (3.36%) Storage Administrator
18 18 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.45%) Middleware
2 56 (9.41%) J2EE
3 30 (5.04%) Web Services
4 28 (4.71%) XML
5 22 (3.70%) Spring
5 22 (3.70%) XSLT
6 21 (3.53%) JSP
7 19 (3.19%) Apache Camel
8 18 (3.03%) JMS
9 17 (2.86%) SOAP
10 16 (2.69%) JDBC
10 16 (2.69%) JSON
10 16 (2.69%) REST
10 16 (2.69%) TIBCO EMS
11 15 (2.52%) ISPF
11 15 (2.52%) Spring Boot
12 14 (2.35%) XSD
13 13 (2.18%) .NET
14 12 (2.02%) Hibernate
14 12 (2.02%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.92%) Clustering
2 62 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 50 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (7.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (6.89%) Management Information System
6 25 (4.20%) Replication
7 22 (3.70%) SWIFT
8 18 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (2.52%) VSAM
11 11 (1.85%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (1.34%) Fedwire
12 8 (1.34%) LPAR
13 7 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.18%) EMC Centera
13 7 (1.18%) EMC VNX
13 7 (1.18%) EMC VNXe
13 7 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
13 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 460 (77.31%) Linux
2 427 (71.76%) Unix
3 206 (34.62%) Windows
4 186 (31.26%) AIX
5 181 (30.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (13.61%) HPUX
7 68 (11.43%) Windows Server
8 49 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (7.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (6.39%) SUSE
11 25 (4.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 18 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.86%) MVS
14 15 (2.52%) VME
14 15 (2.52%) VMS
14 15 (2.52%) Windows XP
15 12 (2.02%) Android
15 12 (2.02%) Apple iOS
15 12 (2.02%) Windows 7
16 10 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (11.43%) ITIL
2 65 (10.92%) Migration
3 62 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (10.25%) Load Balancing
5 58 (9.75%) DevOps
6 51 (8.57%) Multithreading
7 49 (8.24%) Change Management
8 47 (7.90%) High Availability
9 45 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 38 (6.39%) Configuration Management
11 36 (6.05%) E-Commerce
11 36 (6.05%) Open Source
11 36 (6.05%) Service Delivery
12 34 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 33 (5.55%) Multithreaded Programming
14 30 (5.04%) Service Management
15 26 (4.37%) Performance Testing
15 26 (4.37%) Regression Testing
15 26 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (23.70%) Shell Script
2 121 (20.34%) SQL
3 90 (15.13%) Java
4 81 (13.61%) Perl
5 79 (13.28%) Python
6 60 (10.08%) Bash Shell
7 52 (8.74%) C++
8 49 (8.24%) Korn
9 31 (5.21%) C
10 28 (4.71%) Ruby
11 26 (4.37%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.69%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.52%) JCL
14 10 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.18%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.84%) AWK
16 5 (0.84%) C#
17 4 (0.67%) C-shell
17 4 (0.67%) Groovy
18 3 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 146 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 111 (18.66%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.37%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.18%) CISM
6 6 (1.01%) Degree
6 6 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.01%) RHCE
7 5 (0.84%) CISSP
8 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.50%) CCNA
9 3 (0.50%) CCSP
9 3 (0.50%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.50%) MCSE
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.34%) CISA
10 2 (0.34%) CLAS
10 2 (0.34%) MCITP
10 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (2.18%) SLA
3 9 (1.51%) SEPA
4 8 (1.34%) QA
5 7 (1.18%) GCP
5 7 (1.18%) PMO
6 6 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.50%) COBIT
7 3 (0.50%) FISMA
7 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.50%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.34%) RMADS
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) MiFID
9 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 51 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 36 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 28 (4.71%) Docker
7 26 (4.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 25 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (3.53%) NFS
10 18 (3.03%) Veritas File System
10 18 (3.03%) vSphere
11 16 (2.69%) Firmware
11 16 (2.69%) Samba
12 15 (2.52%) Hyper-V
12 15 (2.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 15 (2.52%) RACF
12 15 (2.52%) SRDF
13 13 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (2.02%) Oracle Clusterware
15 10 (1.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (9.92%) NetBackup
2 56 (9.41%) Puppet
3 46 (7.73%) Ansible
4 40 (6.72%) Tivoli
5 32 (5.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 29 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (4.37%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (2.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 14 (2.35%) BladeLogic
9 14 (2.35%) Kubernetes
9 14 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 13 (2.18%) Netcool
11 12 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.68%) CFEngine
12 10 (1.68%) SCCM
12 10 (1.68%) SCOM
13 9 (1.51%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.51%) Control-M
13 9 (1.51%) Rancher
14 8 (1.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 202 (33.95%) Red Hat
2 190 (31.93%) Oracle
3 91 (15.29%) HP
4 87 (14.62%) Veritas
5 77 (12.94%) IBM
6 71 (11.93%) Sun
7 70 (11.76%) VMware
8 66 (11.09%) EMC
9 57 (9.58%) TIBCO
10 44 (7.39%) Cisco
10 44 (7.39%) Microsoft
11 42 (7.06%) NetApp
12 33 (5.55%) Brocade
13 32 (5.38%) Solace
13 32 (5.38%) Talarian
14 31 (5.21%) Sybase
15 25 (4.20%) Citrix
16 22 (3.70%) BMC
16 22 (3.70%) Symantec
17 20 (3.36%) McAfee