Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 322 266
Rank change year-on-year +94 -56 -71
Contract jobs citing Solaris 17 38 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.26% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.11% 1.19% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 50
Median daily rate £425 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +8.74%
10th Percentile £383 £363 £323
90th Percentile £600 £565 £588
England median daily rate £452 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -4.84% +11.76% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.29% -1.00%
England median hourly rate - £43.20 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +39.35% -38.00%

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 1,532 3,204 3,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.76% 21.55% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1,906 2,070
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £133 £163 £157
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £425 £440 £445
% change year-on-year -3.41% -1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 269 291
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.14 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.48%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in the South East

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris in the South East.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +68 9 £425 -22.73%
Hampshire +58 3 £500 +33.33%
Thames Valley +39 2 £423 -7.40% 1
West Sussex +22 2 £625 +21.95%
Berkshire +38 1 £425 +3.03% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 1 £420 -16.00%
Kent - 1 £390 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 11 (64.71%) Unix
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) Sun
5 7 (41.18%) AWS
6 6 (35.29%) Azure
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) SSL
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) HTTP
8 4 (23.53%) ETL
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) LDAP
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) Java
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Information Security

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) AWS
2 6 (35.29%) Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (11.76%) OpenShift
5 1 (5.88%) GCP
5 1 (5.88%) IaaS
5 1 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (17.65%) OLTP
4 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (5.88%) PolyBase
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Artifactory
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) GitLab
3 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) DBA
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
3 2 (11.76%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (11.76%) Flutter
3 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.76%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) WireMock
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
1 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
1 11 (64.71%) Unix
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) HPUX
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (11.76%) Sensor Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) Apple Swift
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CEH
2 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
2 2 (11.76%) GIAC
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) AWS Certification
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Grafana
1 2 (11.76%) Kibana
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (11.76%) Prometheus
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Sun
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Informatica
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) Splunk
6 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
7 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Sybase