Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 286 223
Rank change year-on-year -123 -63 +20
Contract jobs citing Solaris 528 779 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.89% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.67% 4.37% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 482 819
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £318 £305 £268
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -2.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 12
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +37.14%
10th Percentile £20.18 £37.38 £17.75
90th Percentile £50.08 £40.00 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +37.14%

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 19,771 17,844 22,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.90% 20.41% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,443 11,288 14,357
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £613 £590 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,364 1,054 1,225
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.52 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.09% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.49% -1.33% +2.10%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -89 231 £450 -10.00% 28
South East -73 132 £400 - 11
North of England -84 83 £400 +2.89% 11
East of England +8 42 £423 +3.05% 9
Yorkshire -4 33 £400 +10.34% 4
North West -75 33 £460 +8.12% 6
Midlands -59 29 £375 - 2
West Midlands -11 22 £375 -2.60% 1
North East -32 17 £370 +13.85% 1
South West -7 12 £363 -9.38% 4
East Midlands -46 7 £380 +1.33% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 422 (79.92%) Linux
2 377 (71.40%) Unix
3 211 (39.96%) Oracle
4 189 (35.80%) Windows
5 180 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 158 (29.92%) Red Hat
7 120 (22.73%) AIX
8 117 (22.16%) SAN
8 117 (22.16%) Finance
9 116 (21.97%) Perl
10 106 (20.08%) SQL
11 104 (19.70%) VMware
12 103 (19.51%) Shell Script
13 82 (15.53%) Security Cleared
14 81 (15.34%) Sun
15 74 (14.02%) Microsoft
16 68 (12.88%) Python
16 68 (12.88%) Veritas
16 68 (12.88%) Bash Shell
17 67 (12.69%) Firewall
18 65 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
19 63 (11.93%) DevOps
19 63 (11.93%) Java
19 63 (11.93%) IBM
19 63 (11.93%) Banking
20 62 (11.74%) Active Directory
21 60 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
22 56 (10.61%) DNS
22 56 (10.61%) SC Cleared
22 56 (10.61%) 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 47 (8.90%) Apache
2 37 (7.01%) WebSphere
3 35 (6.63%) IIS
4 27 (5.11%) WebLogic
5 24 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 20 (3.79%) MS Exchange
6 20 (3.79%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.03%) JBoss
8 13 (2.46%) Confluence
9 9 (1.70%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.52%) CMS
10 8 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 5 (0.95%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.14%) HipChat
3 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.57%) Kondor
3 2 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.98%) GitHub
4 16 (3.03%) Office 365
5 10 (1.89%) IaaS
6 9 (1.70%) PaaS
7 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.33%) SaaS
8 6 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.95%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.38%) Akamai
11 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (22.16%) SAN
2 67 (12.69%) Firewall
3 56 (10.61%) DNS
4 40 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.06%) NAS
6 27 (5.11%) Internet
7 24 (4.55%) DHCP
7 24 (4.55%) WAN
8 22 (4.17%) LAN
9 20 (3.79%) Fibre Channel
10 17 (3.22%) HTTP
10 17 (3.22%) SSH
11 16 (3.03%) SMS
12 15 (2.84%) VLAN
13 13 (2.46%) FTP
14 12 (2.27%) DMZ
14 12 (2.27%) SMTP
15 11 (2.08%) SNMP
16 10 (1.89%) iSCSI
17 8 (1.52%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.66%) Oracle Database
2 40 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.17%) MySQL
4 19 (3.60%) DB2
5 14 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
9 9 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.70%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.70%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.76%) Ingres
12 4 (0.76%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.68%) Maven
3 28 (5.30%) Subversion
4 25 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 23 (4.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (3.03%) JUnit
6 16 (3.03%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.84%) JIRA
8 11 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.52%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.52%) Gradle
10 8 (1.52%) Metasploit
11 7 (1.33%) Mockito
11 7 (1.33%) Selenium
12 6 (1.14%) Apache Ivy
12 6 (1.14%) GitLab
12 6 (1.14%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.95%) AccuRev
13 5 (0.95%) Checkstyle
General
1 117 (22.16%) Finance
2 63 (11.93%) Banking
3 25 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.89%) Back Office
6 10 (1.89%) Legal
7 9 (1.70%) Front Office
8 8 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.95%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Military
11 3 (0.57%) Electronics
11 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (16.67%) Administrator
2 57 (10.80%) Developer
2 57 (10.80%) Systems Administrator
3 44 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 42 (7.95%) Architect
4 42 (7.95%) Unix Administrator
5 39 (7.39%) Linux Engineer
5 39 (7.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 35 (6.63%) Analyst
7 33 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
8 26 (4.92%) Consultant
9 23 (4.36%) DBA
9 23 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (4.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 20 (3.79%) Solaris Administrator
10 20 (3.79%) Solaris Engineer
11 19 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.41%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (3.03%) C++ Developer
13 16 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.42%) Middleware
2 41 (7.77%) Web Services
3 33 (6.25%) J2EE
4 24 (4.55%) LDAP
5 19 (3.60%) XML
6 18 (3.41%) Spring
7 16 (3.03%) JDBC
7 16 (3.03%) REST
7 16 (3.03%) SOAP
8 15 (2.84%) Hibernate
9 11 (2.08%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.89%) HTML
10 10 (1.89%) JMS
10 10 (1.89%) SAML
11 9 (1.70%) JSON
11 9 (1.70%) Regular Expression
11 9 (1.70%) XSLT
12 8 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 8 (1.52%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 35 (6.63%) Clustering
5 22 (4.17%) Replication
6 18 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (3.22%) Mainframe
8 15 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
11 8 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.33%) PKI
13 5 (0.95%) Derivative
13 5 (0.95%) VSAM
14 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 422 (79.92%) Linux
2 377 (71.40%) Unix
3 189 (35.80%) Windows
4 180 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 120 (22.73%) AIX
6 53 (10.04%) HPUX
7 38 (7.20%) CentOS
8 37 (7.01%) Windows Server
9 30 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (3.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 20 (3.79%) Windows XP
12 17 (3.22%) Windows 7
12 17 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (3.03%) Windows 2000
13 16 (3.03%) Windows NT
14 13 (2.46%) SUSE
14 13 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (2.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 9 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (11.93%) DevOps
3 55 (10.42%) ITIL
4 51 (9.66%) Configuration Management
5 48 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (9.09%) Migration
6 44 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (7.95%) Project Management
8 38 (7.20%) Change Management
9 32 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 27 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (4.17%) Data Protection
12 22 (4.17%) Information Security
13 21 (3.98%) Open Source
14 20 (3.79%) Incident Management
15 18 (3.41%) Deployment Automation
15 18 (3.41%) Identity Management
15 18 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (3.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 116 (21.97%) Perl
2 106 (20.08%) SQL
3 103 (19.51%) Shell Script
4 68 (12.88%) Bash Shell
4 68 (12.88%) Python
5 63 (11.93%) Java
6 42 (7.95%) Korn
7 27 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.73%) C
9 23 (4.36%) Ruby
10 22 (4.17%) JavaScript
10 22 (4.17%) PL/SQL
11 19 (3.60%) C++
12 12 (2.27%) Bourne shell
13 11 (2.08%) AWK
13 11 (2.08%) C#
14 10 (1.89%) PHP
15 8 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.33%) Java 8
17 5 (0.95%) JCL
Qualifications
1 82 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.60%) Degree
4 14 (2.65%) RHCE
5 12 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.33%) CISSP
7 7 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.95%) MCSE
9 5 (0.95%) OCP
9 5 (0.95%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.76%) CISMP
10 4 (0.76%) OCA
11 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.57%) MCP
11 3 (0.57%) MCSA
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.03%) SLA
2 8 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.14%) COBIT
3 6 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.14%) QA
4 5 (0.95%) GDPR
4 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) PMO
5 4 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.76%) GCP
5 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) FISMA
6 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 62 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 60 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 35 (6.63%) NFS
5 24 (4.55%) Docker
5 24 (4.55%) Firmware
5 24 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (3.41%) vSphere
8 16 (3.03%) Hyper-V
9 13 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.52%) Veritas File System
11 8 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (1.33%) GlusterFS
13 6 (1.14%) Samba
14 5 (0.95%) KVM
14 5 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (0.95%) RACF
14 5 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (10.42%) Ansible
2 42 (7.95%) Puppet
3 33 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (6.06%) NetBackup
5 25 (4.73%) Oracle ZFS
6 19 (3.60%) Kubernetes
7 17 (3.22%) SCCM
8 16 (3.03%) Terraform
8 16 (3.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (2.65%) CFEngine
10 14 (2.65%) Data Guard
11 13 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (2.27%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (1.89%) SCOM
13 10 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.70%) Cobbler
14 9 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (1.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 211 (39.96%) Oracle
2 158 (29.92%) Red Hat
3 104 (19.70%) VMware
4 81 (15.34%) Sun
5 74 (14.02%) Microsoft
6 68 (12.88%) Veritas
7 63 (11.93%) IBM
8 53 (10.04%) EMC
9 44 (8.33%) HP
10 38 (7.20%) NetApp
11 34 (6.44%) Cisco
12 28 (5.30%) Brocade
13 18 (3.41%) TIBCO
14 17 (3.22%) Palo Alto
15 16 (3.03%) Hitachi
15 16 (3.03%) McAfee
15 16 (3.03%) Sybase
16 15 (2.84%) Dell
16 15 (2.84%) SAP
17 14 (2.65%) BEA