Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 281 212
Rank change year-on-year -28 -69 -25
Contract jobs citing Solaris 26 102 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.62% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.86% 2.93% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 55 81
South East median daily rate £432 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £313
90th Percentile £510 £578 £490
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £54.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.12% -17.00%
England median hourly rate £52.50 £17.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +195.77% -54.19% +7.64%

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 3,007 3,482 3,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.38% 21.24% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,722 1,889 2,128
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £138 £160 £150
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 294 298
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.52% +4.16%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 -2 16 £300 -20.00% 3
Berkshire -10 15 £300 -20.00% 3
Hampshire +1 7 £432 +15.07%
West Sussex -1 2 £600 +11.63%
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) LAN
5 9 (34.62%) SMTP
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
7 7 (26.92%) Juniper
8 6 (23.08%) HP
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) SSL
8 6 (23.08%) Publishing
8 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (19.23%) SIEM
9 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (19.23%) Sourcefire
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
9 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 5 (19.23%) VPN
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Unix
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle

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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) FileZilla
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Azure
2 2 (7.69%) AWS
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) SMTP
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
4 6 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (23.08%) SSL
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (19.23%) DHCP
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 5 (19.23%) Sourcefire
5 5 (19.23%) VPN
6 4 (15.38%) BGP
6 4 (15.38%) Internet
6 4 (15.38%) IPsec
6 4 (15.38%) MPLS
6 4 (15.38%) Multicast
6 4 (15.38%) Wireless
7 3 (11.54%) X.400
8 2 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) EasyMock
2 2 (7.69%) Gradle
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) JProfiler
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (23.08%) Publishing
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Unix Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Unix
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) CentOS
6 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
6 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Fedora
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.85%) AIX
8 1 (3.85%) HPUX
8 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (19.23%) SIEM
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) System Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Coaching
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) COBOL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) NIST
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Juniper
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) Aruba
5 4 (15.38%) McAfee
6 3 (11.54%) Lumension
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.69%) Draytek
7 2 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
7 2 (7.69%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Vitria