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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
England / South East
Rank 172 132 168
Rank change year-on-year -40 +36  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 81 140 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.04% 1.52% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.78% 6.03% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 83 56
Median daily rate £394 £399 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £273 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1693 2323 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.72% 25.19% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1419 1172
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 222
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -14 35 £413 -6.98% 5
Hampshire +15 27 £370 -2.63% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £400 -13.51% 2
Kent +10 4 £308 -25.00% 1
West Sussex -8 4 £434 +21.32%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
Solaris
England

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 116 (67.84%) Linux
2 99 (57.89%) Unix
3 96 (56.14%) Oracle
4 85 (49.71%) SAN
5 74 (43.27%) Red Hat
6 51 (29.82%) Veritas
6 51 (29.82%) Windows
7 50 (29.24%) Sun
8 47 (27.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (25.15%) VMware
10 42 (24.56%) NAS
11 40 (23.39%) Finance
12 38 (22.22%) High Availability
13 37 (21.64%) Enterprise Storage
14 34 (19.88%) NetApp
14 34 (19.88%) AIX
15 32 (18.71%) Veritas File System
15 32 (18.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 31 (18.13%) Shell Script
17 30 (17.54%) SQL
18 27 (15.79%) Change Management
19 25 (14.62%) NetBackup
19 25 (14.62%) DNS
19 25 (14.62%) Cisco
20 24 (14.04%) Data Centre
20 24 (14.04%) Active Directory
21 23 (13.45%) Symantec
22 22 (12.87%) IBM
22 22 (12.87%) Service Delivery
22 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure

Solaris
Top Related 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 13 (7.60%) Apache
2 12 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.34%) SAS
6 3 (1.75%) Alfresco
6 3 (1.75%) Liferay
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.17%) IIS
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) MS Office
2 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 85 (49.71%) SAN
2 42 (24.56%) NAS
3 25 (14.62%) DNS
4 16 (9.36%) Firewall
4 16 (9.36%) LDAP
5 15 (8.77%) FTP
5 15 (8.77%) SSH
6 12 (7.02%) iSCSI
6 12 (7.02%) LAN
7 8 (4.68%) IPsec
8 7 (4.09%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.51%) WAN
10 5 (2.92%) DHCP
10 5 (2.92%) IMAP
10 5 (2.92%) Internet
10 5 (2.92%) SMTP
10 5 (2.92%) VPN
11 4 (2.34%) ATM
11 4 (2.34%) VLAN
12 3 (1.75%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.19%) Oracle Database
2 12 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.34%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.75%) DB2
8 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.17%) MySQL
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.58%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.92%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.34%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.34%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.34%) Gradle
4 4 (2.34%) IntelliJ
5 3 (1.75%) JIRA
5 3 (1.75%) Subversion
6 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.17%) CA Gen
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.58%) Ant
7 1 (0.58%) JMeter
7 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.58%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (23.39%) Finance
2 19 (11.11%) Legal
3 11 (6.43%) Law
4 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.51%) Banking
6 5 (2.92%) Military
7 3 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.58%) Electronics
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (29.82%) Administrator
2 34 (19.88%) Unix Administrator
3 33 (19.30%) Storage Administrator
3 33 (19.30%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (14.62%) Solaris Administrator
5 24 (14.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 22 (12.87%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 12 (7.02%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.43%) Architect
8 11 (6.43%) Developer
8 11 (6.43%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.85%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.26%) AIX Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) SAN Administrator
10 9 (5.26%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 9 (5.26%) Solaris Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (4.68%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) Middleware
2 9 (5.26%) XML
3 7 (4.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (3.51%) HTML
4 6 (3.51%) J2EE
5 5 (2.92%) Spring
5 5 (2.92%) WebCenter
6 4 (2.34%) .NET
6 4 (2.34%) Servlets
6 4 (2.34%) Struts
6 4 (2.34%) XHTML
7 3 (1.75%) JSR 168
7 3 (1.75%) REST
7 3 (1.75%) SOAP
7 3 (1.75%) Velocity
7 3 (1.75%) XSLT
7 3 (1.75%) YAML
8 2 (1.17%) CSS
8 2 (1.17%) JSP
8 2 (1.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.64%) Enterprise Storage
2 24 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 17 (9.94%) EMC VNX
5 13 (7.60%) EMC VMAX
5 13 (7.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (5.85%) Clustering
7 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.09%) Replication
8 5 (2.92%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 116 (67.84%) Linux
2 99 (57.89%) Unix
3 51 (29.82%) Windows
4 47 (27.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (19.88%) AIX
6 16 (9.36%) HPUX
6 16 (9.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.68%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.34%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.75%) CentOS
10 2 (1.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.58%) Debian
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.58%) SUSE
11 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.22%) High Availability
2 27 (15.79%) Change Management
3 22 (12.87%) Service Delivery
4 21 (12.28%) Problem Management
5 20 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (10.53%) Change Control
8 15 (8.77%) Process Improvement
9 14 (8.19%) Migration
10 13 (7.60%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.60%) Load Balancing
11 12 (7.02%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.85%) Capacity Management
12 10 (5.85%) Matrix Organization
12 10 (5.85%) Server Building
13 9 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (4.68%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.68%) Software Distribution
15 7 (4.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.13%) Shell Script
2 30 (17.54%) SQL
3 18 (10.53%) Java
4 17 (9.94%) Perl
5 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.43%) Korn
7 8 (4.68%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.51%) Python
9 5 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) C#
10 3 (1.75%) Groovy
10 3 (1.75%) PHP
10 3 (1.75%) Ruby
10 3 (1.75%) Scala
11 2 (1.17%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) AWK
12 1 (0.58%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.58%) C
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.09%) Degree
5 2 (1.17%) CCNA
5 2 (1.17%) CCNP
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.17%) ISEB
5 2 (1.17%) PMP
5 2 (1.17%) SCSA
5 2 (1.17%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.58%) CISA
6 1 (0.58%) CISM
6 1 (0.58%) CISSP
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.58%) RHCA
6 1 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (18.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 32 (18.71%) Veritas File System
2 24 (14.04%) Active Directory
3 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (9.36%) NFS
5 12 (7.02%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (5.26%) Oracle Clusterware
6 9 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.51%) Samba
8 3 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.17%) vSphere
10 1 (0.58%) Ceph
10 1 (0.58%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.58%) iptables
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.58%) Squid
10 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (14.62%) NetBackup
2 17 (9.94%) Nagios
3 14 (8.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (8.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (6.43%) EMC Navisphere
5 9 (5.26%) Tivoli
6 8 (4.68%) Netcool
6 8 (4.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (4.09%) SCCM
8 6 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (3.51%) Puppet
9 5 (2.92%) Ansible
9 5 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.75%) vMotion
11 2 (1.17%) Control-M
11 2 (1.17%) OpenView
11 2 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 96 (56.14%) Oracle
2 74 (43.27%) Red Hat
3 51 (29.82%) Veritas
4 50 (29.24%) Sun
5 43 (25.15%) VMware
6 34 (19.88%) NetApp
7 25 (14.62%) Cisco
8 23 (13.45%) Symantec
9 22 (12.87%) IBM
10 21 (12.28%) EMC
10 21 (12.28%) HP
11 18 (10.53%) Brocade
12 14 (8.19%) Microsoft
13 9 (5.26%) Citrix
14 7 (4.09%) TIBCO
15 5 (2.92%) Cognos
15 5 (2.92%) Informatica
16 4 (2.34%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.34%) F5
16 4 (2.34%) Nimble Storage
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago