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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 150 138
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 96 115 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 1.28% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.65% 5.20% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 76 62
Median daily rate £395 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1699 2211 2404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.95% 24.67% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 1302 1261
Median daily rate £386 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 155 246
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +29.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -1 34 £406 -4.41% 4
Hampshire +18 26 £400 +4.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 20 £450 -
West Sussex +12 7 £338 -7.53%
Oxfordshire - 6 £375 - 2
Berkshire -13 2 £343 +24.54% 1
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 131 (73.60%) Linux
2 91 (51.12%) Oracle
3 90 (50.56%) Unix
4 80 (44.94%) Red Hat
5 77 (43.26%) SAN
6 69 (38.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (29.21%) Veritas
8 51 (28.65%) Windows
9 48 (26.97%) Sun
10 47 (26.40%) AIX
10 47 (26.40%) NAS
11 45 (25.28%) VMware
12 42 (23.60%) Finance
13 36 (20.22%) NetBackup
14 35 (19.66%) Korn
15 34 (19.10%) Active Directory
16 33 (18.54%) Migration
16 33 (18.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 32 (17.98%) HP
17 32 (17.98%) SQL
18 29 (16.29%) Shell Script
19 27 (15.17%) Configuration Management
19 27 (15.17%) Veritas File System
19 27 (15.17%) Enterprise Storage
20 26 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
21 25 (14.04%) High Availability
22 23 (12.92%) Brocade
23 22 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
23 22 (12.36%) EMC
24 21 (11.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 17 (9.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.74%) OpenStack
3 8 (4.49%) Apache
4 7 (3.93%) IIS
4 7 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.25%) Office 365
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 77 (43.26%) SAN
2 47 (26.40%) NAS
3 15 (8.43%) Fibre Channel
4 13 (7.30%) Firewall
5 12 (6.74%) DNS
5 12 (6.74%) IPsec
6 11 (6.18%) LDAP
7 10 (5.62%) FTP
8 9 (5.06%) SSH
9 8 (4.49%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.81%) DHCP
10 5 (2.81%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.25%) IMAP
11 4 (2.25%) Internet
11 4 (2.25%) SMTP
12 3 (1.69%) SSL
12 3 (1.69%) VPN
13 2 (1.12%) ATM
13 2 (1.12%) LAN
13 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.99%) Oracle Database
3 13 (7.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.06%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.81%) DB2
7 4 (2.25%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.69%) Big Data
8 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.12%) Informix
9 2 (1.12%) MySQL
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.93%) GitLab
3 4 (2.25%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.25%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.12%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (23.60%) Finance
2 16 (8.99%) Legal
3 8 (4.49%) Banking
4 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.81%) Local Government
6 4 (2.25%) Military
7 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (32.02%) Administrator
2 46 (25.84%) Systems Administrator
3 39 (21.91%) Unix Administrator
4 29 (16.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 22 (12.36%) Solaris Administrator
5 22 (12.36%) Storage Administrator
6 17 (9.55%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.43%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 14 (7.87%) Architect
8 14 (7.87%) Linux Administrator
9 13 (7.30%) AIX Engineer
10 12 (6.74%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (6.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (6.18%) Developer
12 8 (4.49%) Subject Matter Expert
12 8 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.93%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (3.93%) ETL Developer
13 7 (3.93%) SAN Administrator
13 7 (3.93%) SAN Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.93%) Middleware
1 7 (3.93%) XML
2 6 (3.37%) .NET
3 5 (2.81%) SOAP
3 5 (2.81%) YAML
4 3 (1.69%) HTML
4 3 (1.69%) Web Services
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.12%) HTML5
5 2 (1.12%) Laravel
5 2 (1.12%) Node.js
5 2 (1.12%) REST
6 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) JSP
6 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Servlets
6 1 (0.56%) SPML
6 1 (0.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 18 (10.11%) Clustering
3 14 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 13 (7.30%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.37%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.81%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.25%) Replication
9 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.12%) Blog
10 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 131 (73.60%) Linux
2 90 (50.56%) Unix
3 69 (38.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (28.65%) Windows
5 47 (26.40%) AIX
6 16 (8.99%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.18%) HPUX
8 10 (5.62%) CentOS
9 8 (4.49%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (2.25%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.12%) SUSE
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.54%) Migration
2 27 (15.17%) Configuration Management
3 25 (14.04%) High Availability
4 22 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (11.24%) Change Management
5 20 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (8.99%) Problem Management
7 15 (8.43%) DevOps
7 15 (8.43%) Load Balancing
7 15 (8.43%) Server Building
8 14 (7.87%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.74%) Software Distribution
10 11 (6.18%) Change Control
11 10 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.06%) ETL
12 9 (5.06%) ETL Development
13 8 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (3.93%) Mathematics
14 7 (3.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) Korn
2 32 (17.98%) SQL
3 29 (16.29%) Shell Script
4 21 (11.80%) Perl
5 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
6 10 (5.62%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.62%) Java
7 8 (4.49%) AWK
7 8 (4.49%) Bourne shell
7 8 (4.49%) Python
8 5 (2.81%) PHP
9 4 (2.25%) C#
9 4 (2.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.69%) Ruby
11 2 (1.12%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.56%) Jython
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) Degree
3 13 (7.30%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.06%) RHCE
5 8 (4.49%) OCP
5 8 (4.49%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (4.49%) RHCSA
6 7 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.93%) OCA
6 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) MCITP
7 3 (1.69%) MCSE
7 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.12%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CISSP
9 1 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.56%) RHCA
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 27 (15.17%) Veritas File System
4 26 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (11.24%) NFS
6 16 (8.99%) Oracle Clusterware
7 14 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (6.74%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.93%) GlusterFS
10 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
11 4 (2.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.69%) Samba
13 2 (1.12%) vCloud
14 1 (0.56%) Docker
14 1 (0.56%) Firmware
14 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (20.22%) NetBackup
2 21 (11.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 18 (10.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (10.11%) Tivoli
4 17 (9.55%) Ansible
4 17 (9.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 13 (7.30%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (6.74%) Nagios
6 12 (6.74%) Netcool
7 11 (6.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (6.18%) SCCM
8 9 (5.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (5.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (4.49%) EMC Navisphere
9 8 (4.49%) Puppet
9 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 6 (3.37%) Rundeck
11 5 (2.81%) SCOM
12 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (51.12%) Oracle
2 80 (44.94%) Red Hat
3 52 (29.21%) Veritas
4 48 (26.97%) Sun
5 45 (25.28%) VMware
6 32 (17.98%) HP
7 23 (12.92%) Brocade
8 22 (12.36%) EMC
9 20 (11.24%) Symantec
10 19 (10.67%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.11%) NetApp
12 16 (8.99%) Citrix
13 11 (6.18%) StorageTek
14 9 (5.06%) Cognos
14 9 (5.06%) Informatica
15 5 (2.81%) CA
15 5 (2.81%) Cisco
15 5 (2.81%) IBM
16 3 (1.69%) Dell
16 3 (1.69%) Sybase
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: From £475 to £495 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago