Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 228 186
Rank change year-on-year -78 -42 +36
Contract jobs citing Solaris 85 150 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.89% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.36% 3.90% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 112
South East median daily rate £456 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +8.11% -10.03%
10th Percentile £277 £310 £275
90th Percentile £585 £493 £488
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £41.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.12% -17.00% +70.94%
England median hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -35.45% -24.66% +18.70%

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 3,597 3,844 3,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.40% 22.73% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,961 2,140 2,076
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £156 £146 £188
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 300 271
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -10.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Thames Valley +17 35 £325 -13.33% 2
Berkshire 0 26 £300 -7.69% 1
Hampshire -47 20 £413 +3.13% 2
West Sussex +3 18 £538 +40.52% 1
Surrey -66 11 £575 +35.29%
Buckinghamshire +19 9 £350 +12.90%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 60 (70.59%) Linux
2 49 (57.65%) Windows
3 46 (54.12%) Unix
4 39 (45.88%) Oracle
5 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
5 29 (34.12%) VMware
6 22 (25.88%) Java
6 22 (25.88%) Perl
7 21 (24.71%) Active Directory
8 20 (23.53%) SAN
9 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
10 18 (21.18%) Red Hat
10 18 (21.18%) ITIL
10 18 (21.18%) Information Security
10 18 (21.18%) Finance
11 17 (20.00%) Management Information System
12 16 (18.82%) Cisco
13 15 (17.65%) IIS
13 15 (17.65%) McAfee
14 14 (16.47%) Project Management
14 14 (16.47%) NetApp
14 14 (16.47%) AIX
14 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
14 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
15 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2
15 13 (15.29%) IBM
15 13 (15.29%) Python
15 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database

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 15 (17.65%) IIS
2 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.94%) WebLogic
3 6 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Apache
5 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.53%) SAS
5 3 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) JBoss
6 1 (1.18%) OpenROAD
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Akamai
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.53%) SAN
2 12 (14.12%) DNS
2 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.76%) WAN
4 9 (10.59%) Firewall
4 9 (10.59%) Internet
4 9 (10.59%) LAN
5 8 (9.41%) NFC
6 7 (8.24%) NAS
7 6 (7.06%) BGP
7 6 (7.06%) MPLS
7 6 (7.06%) OSPF
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.71%) DHCP
9 2 (2.35%) Broadband
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.18%) Network Security
10 1 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.88%) DB2
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.53%) OLAP
5 3 (3.53%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (3.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.18%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) JIRA
2 8 (9.41%) SonarQube
2 8 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.35%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.18%) GitLab
5 1 (1.18%) Phabricator
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.76%) Banking
4 8 (9.41%) Back Office
5 5 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Military
6 2 (2.35%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.94%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Payments Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Security Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Security Incident Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Storage and Backup Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 8 (9.41%) JMS
3 7 (8.24%) J2EE
4 5 (5.88%) SOAP
5 4 (4.71%) HTML
6 3 (3.53%) LDAP
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.35%) Ajax
7 2 (2.35%) CSS
8 1 (1.18%) .NET
8 1 (1.18%) Java EE
8 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.18%) REST
8 1 (1.18%) Spring
8 1 (1.18%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.18%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 17 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.41%) Driving Licence
3 8 (9.41%) Public Cloud
4 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team
5 6 (7.06%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (7.06%) Replication
6 5 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (5.88%) EMC VNX
6 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (5.88%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.53%) Clustering
7 3 (3.53%) PKI
8 2 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 60 (70.59%) Linux
2 49 (57.65%) Windows
3 46 (54.12%) Unix
4 14 (16.47%) AIX
4 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.88%) CentOS
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.53%) HPUX
9 2 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) SUSE
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Information Security
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 14 (16.47%) Project Management
3 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2
4 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
4 11 (12.94%) DevOps
4 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
4 11 (12.94%) Mathematics
5 10 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.59%) Quality Management
6 9 (10.59%) Security Management
6 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.59%) TOGAF
7 8 (9.41%) Business Development
7 8 (9.41%) Data Privacy
7 8 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Static Code Analysis
7 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) Java
1 22 (25.88%) Perl
2 13 (15.29%) Python
3 12 (14.12%) Bash Shell
3 12 (14.12%) SQL
4 8 (9.41%) C#
5 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.06%) Ruby
5 6 (7.06%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.53%) Korn
9 2 (2.35%) C
9 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.18%) AWK
10 1 (1.18%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.18%) Java 8
10 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (14.12%) Degree
3 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 8 (9.41%) CCSP
4 8 (9.41%) CISA
4 8 (9.41%) CISM
4 8 (9.41%) CISSP
4 8 (9.41%) CLAS
4 8 (9.41%) CREST Certified
4 8 (9.41%) IISP
5 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) CCNA
7 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.53%) CCNP
8 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.53%) RHCE
9 1 (1.18%) OCA
9 1 (1.18%) OCP
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
2 11 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (11.76%) GDPR
4 9 (10.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (9.41%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (9.41%) ISO 22301
5 8 (9.41%) ISO 31000
5 8 (9.41%) ISO 9001
5 8 (9.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 8 (9.41%) QA
6 5 (5.88%) SLA
7 4 (4.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (9.41%) ISA Server
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (5.88%) vSphere
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.35%) NFS
8 1 (1.18%) GlusterFS
8 1 (1.18%) Samba
8 1 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Nessus
1 8 (9.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 7 (8.24%) NetBackup
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (7.06%) CSIRT
4 5 (5.88%) Ansible
4 5 (5.88%) Data Guard
4 5 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (5.88%) Puppet
5 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.53%) SCOM
6 3 (3.53%) WSUS
7 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.35%) QRadar
7 2 (2.35%) SCCM
7 2 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 39 (45.88%) Oracle
2 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.12%) VMware
3 18 (21.18%) Red Hat
4 16 (18.82%) Cisco
5 15 (17.65%) McAfee
6 14 (16.47%) NetApp
7 13 (15.29%) IBM
8 11 (12.94%) Dell
9 10 (11.76%) ArcSight
9 10 (11.76%) Citrix
9 10 (11.76%) Splunk
10 9 (10.59%) Centrify
10 9 (10.59%) EMC
11 8 (9.41%) Brocade
11 8 (9.41%) Google
11 8 (9.41%) Okta
11 8 (9.41%) Qualys
11 8 (9.41%) Sun
11 8 (9.41%) Tripwire