Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 180 190
Rank change year-on-year -39 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 165 217 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.31% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 5.65% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 130 112
South East median daily rate £400 £370 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +12.00%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £315
90th Percentile £491 £488 £523
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.64% +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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3847 3841 4710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.86% 23.10% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2144 2242 2592
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 267 462
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -9.01% +20.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 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 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 21 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
Surrey +8 66 £425 +6.25% 1
Thames Valley -79 43 £375 +18.67% 4
Hampshire +15 40 £400 +5.26%
Berkshire -71 23 £325 +9.06% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 14 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £475 -
West Sussex -20 6 £338 -7.53%
Middlesex +9 3 £460 +19.48%
East Sussex +2 2 - -
Kent - 2 £340 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 122 (73.94%) Linux
2 105 (63.64%) Unix
3 101 (61.21%) Red Hat
4 80 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (41.82%) Windows
6 67 (40.61%) Oracle
7 65 (39.39%) SAN
8 40 (24.24%) NetBackup
8 40 (24.24%) Veritas
8 40 (24.24%) Sun
9 39 (23.64%) NetApp
10 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
10 37 (22.42%) Finance
11 36 (21.82%) AIX
11 36 (21.82%) Shell Script
12 35 (21.21%) Migration
13 34 (20.61%) Brocade
14 33 (20.00%) NAS
15 32 (19.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 31 (18.79%) VMware ESXi
16 31 (18.79%) Fibre Channel
16 31 (18.79%) Perl
17 30 (18.18%) Korn
17 30 (18.18%) Load Balancing
17 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
18 29 (17.58%) Enterprise Storage
19 28 (16.97%) Veritas File System
19 28 (16.97%) EMC
20 27 (16.36%) Performance Monitoring
21 26 (15.76%) NFS

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 24 (14.55%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.24%) Apache
3 7 (4.24%) IIS
4 5 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.82%) JBoss
5 3 (1.82%) SAS
5 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.21%) Confluence
6 2 (1.21%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.21%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.61%) Liferay
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.09%) OpenShift
2 11 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.82%) Office 365
5 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (39.39%) SAN
2 33 (20.00%) NAS
3 31 (18.79%) Fibre Channel
4 17 (10.30%) TCP/IP
5 15 (9.09%) Firewall
6 14 (8.48%) DNS
7 8 (4.85%) LDAP
8 6 (3.64%) SSH
9 5 (3.03%) FTP
10 4 (2.42%) Internet
10 4 (2.42%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (2.42%) SS7
11 3 (1.82%) DHCP
11 3 (1.82%) INAP
12 2 (1.21%) LAN
12 2 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.21%) VPN
12 2 (1.21%) WAN
12 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.64%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (3.03%) DB2
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.82%) Informix
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.21%) Big Data
7 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (9.70%) Maven
3 15 (9.09%) Artifactory
4 6 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.61%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (22.42%) Finance
2 21 (12.73%) Legal
3 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.64%) Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.21%) Local Government
5 2 (1.21%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (37.58%) Administrator
2 37 (22.42%) Systems Administrator
3 28 (16.97%) Unix Administrator
4 21 (12.73%) NetApp Engineer
5 19 (11.52%) Storage Administrator
6 17 (10.30%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 15 (9.09%) Consultant
8 14 (8.48%) Solaris Administrator
9 10 (6.06%) AIX Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Project Manager
9 10 (6.06%) Solaris Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) AIX Administrator
10 9 (5.45%) AIX Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.45%) Integration Consultant
10 9 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (5.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.85%) Migration Manager
11 8 (4.85%) Migration Project Manager
11 8 (4.85%) Storage Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.12%) Middleware
2 19 (11.52%) .NET
3 16 (9.70%) Apache Camel
4 8 (4.85%) HTML
5 7 (4.24%) JSON
6 6 (3.64%) XML
7 4 (2.42%) Node.js
8 2 (1.21%) CSS
8 2 (1.21%) HTML5
8 2 (1.21%) Laravel
8 2 (1.21%) SOAP
8 2 (1.21%) Web Services
8 2 (1.21%) YAML
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.61%) Flash
9 1 (0.61%) J2EE
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.61%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.58%) Enterprise Storage
2 14 (8.48%) Clustering
3 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.64%) Oracle Exalogic
6 5 (3.03%) PMI
7 3 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) LPAR
8 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) HACMP
9 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (73.94%) Linux
2 105 (63.64%) Unix
3 80 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (41.82%) Windows
5 36 (21.82%) AIX
6 11 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.24%) CentOS
8 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.42%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.42%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.82%) VMS
12 2 (1.21%) Android
12 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.21%) SUSE
13 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) Migration
2 30 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 27 (16.36%) Performance Monitoring
4 22 (13.33%) Change Management
5 21 (12.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (11.52%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (9.09%) High Availability
8 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.06%) Contingency Planning
9 10 (6.06%) ITIL
10 9 (5.45%) Mentoring
10 9 (5.45%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.45%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.85%) DevOps
11 8 (4.85%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (4.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.85%) Validation
12 6 (3.64%) Change Control
12 6 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.82%) Shell Script
2 31 (18.79%) Perl
3 30 (18.18%) Korn
4 25 (15.15%) Java
5 19 (11.52%) SQL
6 18 (10.91%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.48%) Python
8 9 (5.45%) Ruby
9 6 (3.64%) Bourne shell
9 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.03%) AWK
11 2 (1.21%) C#
11 2 (1.21%) C++
11 2 (1.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.88%) Degree
4 6 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.64%) RHCE
4 6 (3.64%) RHCSA
5 5 (3.03%) OCA
5 5 (3.03%) OCP
5 5 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.03%) PMP
6 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.82%) CCNA
7 3 (1.82%) CISA
7 3 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.82%) CISM
7 3 (1.82%) MCITP
7 3 (1.82%) MCSE
7 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (19.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 31 (18.79%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (16.97%) Veritas File System
4 26 (15.76%) NFS
5 19 (11.52%) Active Directory
5 19 (11.52%) Oracle Clusterware
6 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (7.27%) Xen
8 10 (6.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (4.24%) Sendmail
10 6 (3.64%) ProxySG
11 5 (3.03%) GlusterFS
11 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
11 5 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.42%) Docker
13 3 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.82%) vSphere
14 2 (1.21%) Gluster
14 2 (1.21%) Samba
14 2 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 40 (24.24%) NetBackup
2 22 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 21 (12.73%) Ansible
4 17 (10.30%) Puppet
5 15 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (7.88%) Tivoli
7 11 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (4.24%) SCCM
9 6 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (3.64%) Oracle ZFS
9 6 (3.64%) SCOM
10 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (3.03%) SnapMirror
10 5 (3.03%) SnapVault
11 4 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 101 (61.21%) Red Hat
2 67 (40.61%) Oracle
3 40 (24.24%) Sun
3 40 (24.24%) Veritas
4 39 (23.64%) NetApp
5 37 (22.42%) Microsoft
6 34 (20.61%) Brocade
7 28 (16.97%) EMC
8 24 (14.55%) Symantec
8 24 (14.55%) VMware
9 17 (10.30%) HP
10 14 (8.48%) IBM
11 13 (7.88%) Workday
12 8 (4.85%) Cisco
12 8 (4.85%) Citrix
12 8 (4.85%) StorageTek
13 7 (4.24%) McAfee
14 6 (3.64%) Blue Coat
14 6 (3.64%) Juniper
14 6 (3.64%) Palo Alto