Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 181 168
Rank change year-on-year -75 -13 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 136 205 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 1.28% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 5.84% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 105 184
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -13.89%
10th Percentile £300 £319 £275
90th Percentile £581 £500 £486
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
South East median hourly rate £51.75 £41.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.70% -16.16% -
10th Percentile £49.08 £40.75 £46.95
90th Percentile £55.43 £42.25 £50.85
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +28.57%

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 3,671 3,513 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.98% 22.01% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,974 1,943 2,722
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £186 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 263 285
South East median hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.91% -10.81% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.55 £10.85
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -32 40 £325 -13.33% 4
Surrey -60 39 £444 +5.65% 2
Hampshire -29 33 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +9 23 £375 -16.67%
Berkshire -16 17 £285 -16.93% 2
West Sussex +8 16 £413 +14.58%
East Sussex +5 6 £441 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 98 (72.06%) Linux
2 93 (68.38%) Unix
3 78 (57.35%) Oracle
4 66 (48.53%) Windows
5 55 (40.44%) SAN
6 52 (38.24%) VMware
7 46 (33.82%) Red Hat
8 45 (33.09%) Microsoft
9 43 (31.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
10 38 (27.94%) Finance
11 30 (22.06%) AIX
12 26 (19.12%) Perl
12 26 (19.12%) NetApp
13 25 (18.38%) Project Management
13 25 (18.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (16.91%) SQL
14 23 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (16.18%) Service Delivery
16 21 (15.44%) Change Management
16 21 (15.44%) Management Information System
16 21 (15.44%) Information Security
16 21 (15.44%) ITIL
16 21 (15.44%) Veritas
16 21 (15.44%) Sun
16 21 (15.44%) Oracle Database
17 19 (13.97%) Shell Script
17 19 (13.97%) Banking
17 19 (13.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared

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 18 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.76%) IIS
3 15 (11.03%) WebSphere
4 12 (8.82%) Apache
5 8 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.41%) Confluence
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.21%) SAS
7 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.74%) CMS
9 1 (0.74%) JBoss
9 1 (0.74%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.47%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) Akamai
3 2 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (40.44%) SAN
2 15 (11.03%) DNS
2 15 (11.03%) NAS
3 14 (10.29%) WAN
4 13 (9.56%) LAN
5 12 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (8.09%) Internet
7 9 (6.62%) DHCP
7 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.41%) BGP
8 6 (4.41%) MPLS
8 6 (4.41%) OSPF
9 5 (3.68%) FTP
9 5 (3.68%) SSH
10 4 (2.94%) Firewall
11 3 (2.21%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.47%) NFC
13 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) Oracle Database
2 17 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.09%) DB2
4 7 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) OLTP
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) JIRA
2 7 (5.15%) GitLab
2 7 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.47%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.47%) Phabricator
4 2 (1.47%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (27.94%) Finance
2 19 (13.97%) Banking
3 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.09%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.68%) Legal
6 4 (2.94%) Military
7 3 (2.21%) Local Government
7 3 (2.21%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (19.85%) Administrator
2 26 (19.12%) Project Manager
3 20 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (11.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 15 (11.03%) Solaris Administrator
6 14 (10.29%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (8.82%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 12 (8.82%) Technical Manager
7 12 (8.82%) Technical Project Manager
8 11 (8.09%) Developer
9 9 (6.62%) Analyst
9 9 (6.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.88%) Architect
10 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (5.88%) Security Analyst
11 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (5.15%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (4.41%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) LDAP
1 6 (4.41%) Web Services
2 5 (3.68%) JMS
2 5 (3.68%) SOAP
3 4 (2.94%) J2EE
4 3 (2.21%) CSS
4 3 (2.21%) HTML
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (2.21%) REST
5 2 (1.47%) Middleware
5 2 (1.47%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.74%) .NET
6 1 (0.74%) Java EE
6 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.74%) Spring
6 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.74%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.44%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.09%) Mainframe
4 9 (6.62%) Clustering
4 9 (6.62%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (5.88%) PKI
6 7 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.94%) Oracle Exalytics
8 3 (2.21%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.21%) Replication
9 2 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.47%) HACMP
9 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 98 (72.06%) Linux
2 93 (68.38%) Unix
3 66 (48.53%) Windows
4 43 (31.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (22.06%) AIX
6 13 (9.56%) CentOS
6 13 (9.56%) Windows Server
7 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (8.09%) Windows 7
8 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.41%) zOS
10 5 (3.68%) HPUX
10 5 (3.68%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (3.68%) SUSE
11 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 25 (18.38%) Project Management
2 22 (16.18%) Service Delivery
3 21 (15.44%) Change Management
3 21 (15.44%) Information Security
3 21 (15.44%) ITIL
4 18 (13.24%) Incident Management
5 15 (11.03%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (8.82%) Storage Management
7 11 (8.09%) Business Continuity
7 11 (8.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (8.09%) Resource Management
7 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.35%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.35%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (7.35%) Migration
8 10 (7.35%) Process Improvement
9 9 (6.62%) High Availability
9 9 (6.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) Perl
2 23 (16.91%) SQL
3 19 (13.97%) Shell Script
4 18 (13.24%) Bash Shell
5 15 (11.03%) Java
5 15 (11.03%) Python
6 10 (7.35%) AWK
6 10 (7.35%) Korn
7 7 (5.15%) Bourne shell
8 6 (4.41%) Ruby
9 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.21%) C
10 3 (2.21%) PHP
10 3 (2.21%) sed
11 2 (1.47%) C#
11 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.74%) Java 8
12 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) Degree
2 11 (8.09%) RHCE
2 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.41%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (3.68%) OCP
5 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.94%) OCA
6 4 (2.94%) RHCSA
7 3 (2.21%) CISA
7 3 (2.21%) CISM
8 2 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.47%) CCSP
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.47%) CISSP
8 2 (1.47%) CLAS
8 2 (1.47%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.47%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) GDPR
2 7 (5.15%) SLA
3 6 (4.41%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.41%) PMO
3 6 (4.41%) QA
4 5 (3.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.47%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.47%) ISO 22301
6 2 (1.47%) ISO 31000
6 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 12 (8.82%) NFS
5 10 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.88%) vSphere
7 7 (5.15%) GlusterFS
8 6 (4.41%) Veritas File System
8 6 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.68%) Oracle Clusterware
9 5 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.21%) Firmware
10 3 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.47%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 13 (9.56%) NetBackup
3 12 (8.82%) Ansible
4 11 (8.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 10 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (6.62%) Puppet
6 9 (6.62%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (5.88%) SCOM
7 8 (5.88%) WSUS
8 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (4.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (4.41%) CSIRT
10 5 (3.68%) Cobbler
10 5 (3.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (3.68%) SnapMirror
10 5 (3.68%) SnapVault
11 4 (2.94%) Data Guard
11 4 (2.94%) Tivoli
12 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (57.35%) Oracle
2 52 (38.24%) VMware
3 46 (33.82%) Red Hat
4 45 (33.09%) Microsoft
5 26 (19.12%) NetApp
6 21 (15.44%) Sun
6 21 (15.44%) Veritas
7 18 (13.24%) McAfee
8 17 (12.50%) Brocade
8 17 (12.50%) Citrix
9 12 (8.82%) HP
10 11 (8.09%) EMC
10 11 (8.09%) IBM
10 11 (8.09%) Nimble Storage
11 9 (6.62%) Centrify
12 8 (5.88%) ArcSight
13 7 (5.15%) StorageTek
14 6 (4.41%) Palo Alto
15 5 (3.68%) TIBCO
16 4 (2.94%) Symantec