Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 211 192
Rank change year-on-year -58 -19 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 106 170 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 1.04% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 4.57% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 79 134
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -12.94%
10th Percentile £286 £318 £275
90th Percentile £579 £500 £484
England median daily rate £456 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +7.35% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.12% - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £38.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -50.97% +7.64% +34.58%

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 3,444 3,718 4,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.94% 22.85% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,837 2,087 2,386
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £187
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 283 282
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.76% -5.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.90 £48.73
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 October 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 October 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 -5 34 £325 -27.78% 4
Surrey -60 26 £463 +8.82% 1
Berkshire +4 22 £290 -15.33% 3
Hampshire -28 21 £375 -6.25%
West Sussex -3 18 £435 +28.89%
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £375 -26.83%
East Sussex +3 6 £441 -
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 73 (68.87%) Linux
2 70 (66.04%) Unix
3 53 (50.00%) Oracle
4 50 (47.17%) Windows
5 38 (35.85%) VMware
6 34 (32.08%) SAN
7 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
8 29 (27.36%) Active Directory
9 24 (22.64%) Red Hat
9 24 (22.64%) Perl
9 24 (22.64%) Finance
10 20 (18.87%) Information Security
10 20 (18.87%) ITIL
10 20 (18.87%) Oracle Database
11 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (17.92%) AIX
11 19 (17.92%) SQL
11 19 (17.92%) NetApp
12 17 (16.04%) Project Management
13 16 (15.09%) WAN
14 15 (14.15%) Python
14 15 (14.15%) LAN
14 15 (14.15%) Java
14 15 (14.15%) McAfee
14 15 (14.15%) Citrix
14 15 (14.15%) Telecoms
14 15 (14.15%) Management Information System
15 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
15 14 (13.21%) Bash Shell
15 14 (13.21%) Data Centre

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 11 (10.38%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.49%) IIS
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.72%) Apache
5 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.89%) Confluence
7 1 (0.94%) JBoss
7 1 (0.94%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.89%) Akamai
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.08%) SAN
2 16 (15.09%) WAN
3 15 (14.15%) LAN
4 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 11 (10.38%) DNS
6 10 (9.43%) Internet
7 9 (8.49%) NAS
8 8 (7.55%) Firewall
9 6 (5.66%) BGP
9 6 (5.66%) MPLS
9 6 (5.66%) OSPF
10 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.77%) NFC
11 3 (2.83%) DHCP
12 2 (1.89%) Broadband
12 2 (1.89%) Cisco ISE
13 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.66%) DB2
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) JIRA
2 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.77%) SonarQube
2 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.83%) GitLab
3 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.89%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.89%) Phabricator
General
1 24 (22.64%) Finance
2 15 (14.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.32%) Banking
4 6 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.89%) Military
6 2 (1.89%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Project Manager
2 16 (15.09%) Developer
3 12 (11.32%) Administrator
4 11 (10.38%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.43%) Technical Manager
5 10 (9.43%) Technical Project Manager
6 9 (8.49%) Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Solaris Administrator
6 9 (8.49%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.49%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (7.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.55%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.60%) Unix Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) JMS
2 7 (6.60%) J2EE
3 6 (5.66%) HTML
3 6 (5.66%) Web Services
4 5 (4.72%) SOAP
5 4 (3.77%) CSS
6 3 (2.83%) LDAP
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (1.89%) Ajax
8 1 (0.94%) .NET
8 1 (0.94%) Java EE
8 1 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.94%) REST
8 1 (0.94%) Spring
8 1 (0.94%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.94%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Management Information System
2 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (6.60%) Replication
6 6 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (5.66%) Mainframe
7 5 (4.72%) Driving Licence
7 5 (4.72%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (4.72%) EMC VNX
7 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (3.77%) Clustering
8 4 (3.77%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.83%) PKI
10 2 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (68.87%) Linux
2 70 (66.04%) Unix
3 50 (47.17%) Windows
4 19 (17.92%) AIX
4 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.55%) CentOS
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) SUSE
9 2 (1.89%) HPUX
9 2 (1.89%) zOS
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) Information Security
1 20 (18.87%) ITIL
2 17 (16.04%) Project Management
3 13 (12.26%) Service Delivery
4 12 (11.32%) Change Management
4 12 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (10.38%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.38%) Resource Management
6 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.43%) Mathematics
6 10 (9.43%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.49%) Storage Management
8 8 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.55%) Scrum
8 8 (7.55%) Security Testing
8 8 (7.55%) Software Architecture
9 7 (6.60%) Business Continuity
9 7 (6.60%) Quality Management
9 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) Perl
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) Java
3 15 (14.15%) Python
4 14 (13.21%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.60%) PHP
7 6 (5.66%) Korn
7 6 (5.66%) Ruby
8 4 (3.77%) AWK
8 4 (3.77%) Bourne shell
8 4 (3.77%) C#
9 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.89%) C
11 1 (0.94%) Java 8
11 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) Degree
1 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) RHCE
5 5 (4.72%) CCNA
5 5 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (3.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (3.77%) CCSP
6 4 (3.77%) CISA
6 4 (3.77%) CISM
6 4 (3.77%) CISSP
6 4 (3.77%) CLAS
6 4 (3.77%) CREST Certified
6 4 (3.77%) IISP
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) OCA
7 3 (2.83%) OCP
7 3 (2.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) GDPR
2 7 (6.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.66%) Data Quality
3 6 (5.66%) QA
4 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (4.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (4.72%) SLA
5 4 (3.77%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (3.77%) ISO 22301
5 4 (3.77%) ISO 31000
5 4 (3.77%) ISO 9001
5 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (27.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.77%) GlusterFS
5 4 (3.77%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.77%) vSphere
6 3 (2.83%) NFS
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.89%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) NetBackup
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (5.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (5.66%) CSIRT
3 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (4.72%) Ansible
4 5 (4.72%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.77%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.77%) Nessus
5 4 (3.77%) Puppet
5 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (3.77%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 4 (3.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.83%) SCOM
6 3 (2.83%) WSUS
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.89%) QRadar
7 2 (1.89%) SCCM
8 1 (0.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Oracle
2 38 (35.85%) VMware
3 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.64%) Red Hat
5 19 (17.92%) NetApp
6 15 (14.15%) Citrix
6 15 (14.15%) McAfee
7 13 (12.26%) Sun
8 12 (11.32%) Brocade
8 12 (11.32%) Cisco
8 12 (11.32%) EMC
8 12 (11.32%) IBM
9 11 (10.38%) Dell
9 11 (10.38%) Nimble Storage
10 10 (9.43%) ArcSight
10 10 (9.43%) Veritas
11 8 (7.55%) Centrify
12 7 (6.60%) HP
13 6 (5.66%) Palo Alto
13 6 (5.66%) Splunk