Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 233 134
Rank change year-on-year +73 -99 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 80 38 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.97% 0.39% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.87% 2.40% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 39
Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £254
90th Percentile £465 £525 £501
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% -3.33%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1642 1584 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.91% 16.24% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 868 652
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.73% +12.01% +3.08%
10th Percentile £161 £156 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 166 229
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.50 £36.50 £20.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the Midlands

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
East Midlands +36 40 £375 -42.31% 2
West Midlands +27 39 £380 -5.00% 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 73 (91.25%) Linux
2 71 (88.75%) Unix
3 56 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 55 (68.75%) Oracle
5 49 (61.25%) SC Cleared
6 47 (58.75%) Sun
7 41 (51.25%) AIX
8 35 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (40.00%) Veritas
10 30 (37.50%) Red Hat
10 30 (37.50%) Perl
11 29 (36.25%) SAN
12 28 (35.00%) SUSE
12 28 (35.00%) Korn
13 27 (33.75%) Shell Script
14 24 (30.00%) SAP
15 22 (27.50%) ERP
15 22 (27.50%) Virtual Machines
15 22 (27.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 22 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (27.50%) SAP ERP
16 20 (25.00%) Python
17 19 (23.75%) HPUX
18 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
18 17 (21.25%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (18.75%) Puppet
19 15 (18.75%) JBoss
19 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
20 14 (17.50%) Apache
20 14 (17.50%) Windows

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 15 (18.75%) JBoss
1 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 14 (17.50%) Apache
3 13 (16.25%) iPlanet
3 13 (16.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 13 (16.25%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.25%) MQSeries
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.50%) Mule
9 1 (1.25%) IIS
9 1 (1.25%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.25%) EngageOne
3 1 (1.25%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (27.50%) SAP ERP
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
2 2 (2.50%) PaaS
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.25%) SAN
2 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.25%) Firewall
4 6 (7.50%) DNS
4 6 (7.50%) LDAP
4 6 (7.50%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) FCoE
5 5 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.00%) NAS
7 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.50%) HTTP
7 2 (2.50%) SSL
8 1 (1.25%) DHCP
8 1 (1.25%) LAN
8 1 (1.25%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 2 (2.50%) Finance
1 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Military
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (60.00%) Unix Engineer
2 32 (40.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Design Engineer
4 16 (20.00%) AIX Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Consultant
6 8 (10.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Architect
7 6 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Linux Specialist
10 3 (3.75%) Solaris Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Unix Administrator
10 3 (3.75%) Unix Consultant
11 2 (2.50%) SAN Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) J2EE
2 4 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.50%) Java EE
3 2 (2.50%) Java SE
3 2 (2.50%) JSON
3 2 (2.50%) JSON Schema
3 2 (2.50%) OAuth
3 2 (2.50%) REST
3 2 (2.50%) SOAP
3 2 (2.50%) Spring
3 2 (2.50%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 2 (2.50%) WSDL
3 2 (2.50%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.25%) Flash
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Clustering
2 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (91.25%) Linux
2 71 (88.75%) Unix
3 41 (51.25%) AIX
4 28 (35.00%) SUSE
5 22 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (23.75%) HPUX
7 14 (17.50%) Windows
8 12 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
10 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (27.50%) ERP
3 13 (16.25%) High Availability
3 13 (16.25%) Service Delivery
4 12 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL
5 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.25%) DevOps
6 5 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.50%) Kanban
8 2 (2.50%) OO
8 2 (2.50%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.50%) Scrum
8 2 (2.50%) TDD
8 2 (2.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.50%) Perl
2 28 (35.00%) Korn
3 27 (33.75%) Shell Script
4 20 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.50%) C-shell
5 6 (7.50%) SQL
6 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Groovy
7 2 (2.50%) Java
7 2 (2.50%) Tcl
7 2 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (61.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) MCITP
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 22 (27.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 22 (27.50%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (11.25%) Samba
3 8 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.50%) KVM
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) Puppet
2 14 (17.50%) NetBackup
3 13 (16.25%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.75%) OpenView
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.50%) Ansible
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.50%) SCCM
5 2 (2.50%) SCOM
6 1 (1.25%) Netcool
6 1 (1.25%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 55 (68.75%) Oracle
2 47 (58.75%) Sun
3 32 (40.00%) Veritas
4 30 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 24 (30.00%) SAP
6 14 (17.50%) HP
7 12 (15.00%) Cisco
7 12 (15.00%) F5
8 8 (10.00%) VMware
9 6 (7.50%) PlateSpin
10 3 (3.75%) Borland
10 3 (3.75%) Cognos
10 3 (3.75%) Opsware
11 2 (2.50%) Citrix
11 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.50%) NetApp
11 2 (2.50%) webMethods
11 2 (2.50%) WSO2
12 1 (1.25%) Adobe
12 1 (1.25%) Meridio