Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 202 208
Rank change year-on-year -53 +6 +19
Contract jobs citing Solaris 112 166 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.96% 4.87% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 90 103
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £286
90th Percentile £488 £488 £530
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.99% +34.22%
England 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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,790 3,407 4,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.53% 21.93% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 1,952 2,607
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £193 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 285 403
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £46.96 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in the South East over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Surrey -22 46 £450 +12.43% 3
Hampshire -1 30 £400 +5.26% 4
Thames Valley -51 30 £375 +17.37% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 17 £313 - 1
Berkshire -53 13 £375 +17.37% 3
Kent -16 2 £340 +8.80%
Middlesex +3 1 £425 +10.39%
West Sussex -12 1 £575 +55.41%
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 78 (69.64%) Linux
2 68 (60.71%) Unix
3 65 (58.04%) Red Hat
4 59 (52.68%) Windows
5 51 (45.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (41.96%) SAN
7 37 (33.04%) Oracle
8 31 (27.68%) AIX
9 30 (26.79%) Firewall
10 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
11 27 (24.11%) NetApp
12 25 (22.32%) Migration
12 25 (22.32%) Load Balancing
13 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
13 24 (21.43%) VMware
13 24 (21.43%) Veritas
14 22 (19.64%) Shell Script
14 22 (19.64%) Sun
14 22 (19.64%) Data Centre
15 21 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
16 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
16 20 (17.86%) NAS
16 20 (17.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 19 (16.96%) Brocade
18 18 (16.07%) Clustering
19 17 (15.18%) Finance
19 17 (15.18%) EMC
19 17 (15.18%) Korn
20 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.04%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.14%) Apache
3 8 (7.14%) IIS
4 5 (4.46%) SAS
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.79%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.79%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.89%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
3 2 (1.79%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (41.96%) SAN
2 30 (26.79%) Firewall
3 20 (17.86%) NAS
4 13 (11.61%) DNS
4 13 (11.61%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (8.93%) WAN
6 7 (6.25%) DHCP
6 7 (6.25%) LAN
6 7 (6.25%) Multicast
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.46%) SSH
8 4 (3.57%) FTP
8 4 (3.57%) Internet
8 4 (3.57%) MPLS
9 3 (2.68%) VLAN
10 2 (1.79%) BGP
10 2 (1.79%) OSPF
10 2 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.79%) VPN
11 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.89%) DB2
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) Informix
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Maven
1 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.79%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Legal
2 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Administrator
2 18 (16.07%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (14.29%) Storage Administrator
4 13 (11.61%) Architect
4 13 (11.61%) Unix Administrator
5 12 (10.71%) Solaris Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Solaris Administrator
7 9 (8.04%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (8.04%) NetApp Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Technical Architect
9 7 (6.25%) AIX Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) AIX Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) AIX Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) Middleware
3 4 (3.57%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.79%) CSS
4 2 (1.79%) J2EE
4 2 (1.79%) LDAP
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.89%) Flash
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 18 (16.07%) Clustering
3 15 (13.39%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.36%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) LPAR
7 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.89%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 78 (69.64%) Linux
2 68 (60.71%) Unix
3 59 (52.68%) Windows
4 51 (45.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (27.68%) AIX
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
8 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.46%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.57%) SUSE
12 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.79%) Android
13 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.79%) CentOS
13 2 (1.79%) HPUX
13 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Load Balancing
1 25 (22.32%) Migration
2 14 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.61%) High Availability
3 13 (11.61%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (9.82%) ITIL
5 10 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (8.04%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.14%) Project Management
8 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 7 (6.25%) Change Management
8 7 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.25%) Network Design
8 7 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.46%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) Shell Script
2 17 (15.18%) Korn
3 14 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.50%) SQL
4 8 (7.14%) Java
5 7 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) AWK
7 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.79%) Ruby
7 2 (1.79%) sed
8 1 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.89%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) RHCE
4 3 (2.68%) CCNA
4 3 (2.68%) CCSP
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) MCITP
5 2 (1.79%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.89%) CISA
6 1 (0.89%) CISM
6 1 (0.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.57%) SLA
3 3 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
2 20 (17.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 15 (13.39%) Active Directory
3 15 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.71%) Oracle Clusterware
4 12 (10.71%) Veritas File System
5 11 (9.82%) NFS
6 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
7 7 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (5.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (4.46%) ProxySG
9 5 (4.46%) Sendmail
10 4 (3.57%) vSphere
11 3 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.79%) Docker
12 2 (1.79%) Samba
12 2 (1.79%) vCloud
12 2 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (1.79%) Xen
13 1 (0.89%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 12 (10.71%) Ansible
4 8 (7.14%) Puppet
4 8 (7.14%) SCOM
5 7 (6.25%) Cobbler
5 7 (6.25%) Tivoli
6 6 (5.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.36%) SnapMirror
6 6 (5.36%) SnapVault
7 5 (4.46%) SCCM
7 5 (4.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (2.68%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.68%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.79%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (58.04%) Red Hat
2 37 (33.04%) Oracle
3 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.11%) NetApp
5 24 (21.43%) Veritas
5 24 (21.43%) VMware
6 22 (19.64%) Sun
7 19 (16.96%) Brocade
8 17 (15.18%) EMC
9 15 (13.39%) HP
10 12 (10.71%) IBM
11 11 (9.82%) Symantec
12 9 (8.04%) McAfee
13 8 (7.14%) Cisco
14 7 (6.25%) Citrix
15 5 (4.46%) 3PAR
15 5 (4.46%) Blue Coat
15 5 (4.46%) Infoblox
15 5 (4.46%) Juniper
15 5 (4.46%) Proofpoint