Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 193 184
Rank change year-on-year -68 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 114 167 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 1.09% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.04% 5.00% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 92 138
South East median daily rate £425 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -3.44% -3.61%
10th Percentile £329 £307 £275
90th Percentile £588 £499 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -0.99% +29.49%
10th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £34.73
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £53.77
England median hourly rate £31.00 £50.00 £49.00
% change year-on-year -38.00% +2.04% +84.91%

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 3,754 3,340 4,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.45% 21.82% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 1,899 2,646
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £157 £200 £200
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 251 332
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -20.53% +16.87%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Surrey -40 43 £475 +15.08% 3
Thames Valley -26 34 £375 +0.67% 1
Hampshire -36 28 £400 +4.58% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 23 £408 -
Berkshire -11 10 £353 -1.88% 1
West Sussex -9 6 £383 -5.26%
Oxfordshire -12 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 84 (73.68%) Linux
2 80 (70.18%) Unix
3 55 (48.25%) Windows
3 55 (48.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (45.61%) Oracle
5 51 (44.74%) Red Hat
6 47 (41.23%) SAN
7 44 (38.60%) VMware
8 34 (29.82%) Microsoft
9 31 (27.19%) AIX
10 27 (23.68%) Active Directory
10 27 (23.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (21.93%) Finance
13 24 (21.05%) Service Delivery
13 24 (21.05%) Shell Script
14 23 (20.18%) Sun
14 23 (20.18%) Data Centre
15 22 (19.30%) Veritas
16 21 (18.42%) Migration
16 21 (18.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
18 18 (15.79%) NetApp
18 18 (15.79%) Firewall
19 17 (14.91%) EMC
19 17 (14.91%) ITIL
19 17 (14.91%) Clustering
19 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
20 16 (14.04%) Brocade

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 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.40%) IIS
3 12 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 10 (8.77%) Apache
5 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
6 8 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.39%) Confluence
8 4 (3.51%) SAS
9 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.88%) CMS
10 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.75%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (41.23%) SAN
2 18 (15.79%) Firewall
3 16 (14.04%) DNS
4 15 (13.16%) NAS
5 14 (12.28%) WAN
6 13 (11.40%) DHCP
7 12 (10.53%) LAN
8 11 (9.65%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (8.77%) Internet
10 7 (6.14%) Multicast
11 5 (4.39%) FTP
11 5 (4.39%) SSH
12 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.63%) MPLS
12 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.75%) SMS
13 2 (1.75%) VLAN
13 2 (1.75%) VPN
14 1 (0.88%) Broadband
14 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.26%) DB2
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.88%) OLTP
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) GitLab
1 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.39%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.75%) Phabricator
3 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
2 8 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.39%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Local Government
5 3 (2.63%) Military
6 2 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) Administrator
2 17 (14.91%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (14.04%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (12.28%) Project Manager
5 13 (11.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (11.40%) Unix Administrator
6 11 (9.65%) Architect
7 9 (7.89%) Solaris Administrator
8 8 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Unix Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) AIX Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Solaris Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Manager
11 5 (4.39%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (3.51%) Junior
12 4 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) LDAP
2 3 (2.63%) CSS
2 3 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (1.75%) Middleware
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.75%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.75%) REST
3 2 (1.75%) SOAP
3 2 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.91%) Clustering
3 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.02%) PKI
5 6 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 6 (5.26%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.63%) Replication
7 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.75%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.75%) HACMP
9 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (73.68%) Linux
2 80 (70.18%) Unix
3 55 (48.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 55 (48.25%) Windows
4 31 (27.19%) AIX
5 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 12 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.65%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (7.02%) CentOS
9 6 (5.26%) HPUX
10 5 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (4.39%) SUSE
10 5 (4.39%) zOS
11 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 21 (18.42%) Migration
4 17 (14.91%) ITIL
5 15 (13.16%) High Availability
5 15 (13.16%) Project Management
6 14 (12.28%) Business Continuity
7 13 (11.40%) Change Management
7 13 (11.40%) Load Balancing
8 12 (10.53%) Information Security
9 10 (8.77%) Incident Management
9 10 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.14%) Network Design
11 7 (6.14%) Patch Management
11 7 (6.14%) Performance Management
11 7 (6.14%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) Shell Script
2 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
3 16 (14.04%) Perl
3 16 (14.04%) SQL
4 13 (11.40%) Korn
5 9 (7.89%) AWK
6 7 (6.14%) Python
7 6 (5.26%) Java
8 5 (4.39%) Bourne shell
8 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.51%) sed
10 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.75%) C
12 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) RHCE
4 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.63%) OCP
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.63%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.75%) OCA
7 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CCNA
7 1 (0.88%) CCSP
7 1 (0.88%) CISA
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.39%) PMO
2 5 (4.39%) SLA
3 4 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.51%) GDPR
3 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 27 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (11.40%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.77%) NFS
6 8 (7.02%) vSphere
7 7 (6.14%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
8 6 (5.26%) Veritas File System
8 6 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (4.39%) GlusterFS
10 4 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.63%) Firmware
11 3 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.88%) GPFS
13 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.88%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Ansible
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
3 11 (9.65%) NetBackup
4 10 (8.77%) Cobbler
4 10 (8.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (8.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (7.89%) SCOM
6 8 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (6.14%) Puppet
7 7 (6.14%) WSUS
8 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (5.26%) SnapMirror
8 6 (5.26%) SnapVault
9 5 (4.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (3.51%) Nagios
10 4 (3.51%) Tivoli
11 3 (2.63%) AirWatch
11 3 (2.63%) Data Guard
11 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (45.61%) Oracle
2 51 (44.74%) Red Hat
3 44 (38.60%) VMware
4 34 (29.82%) Microsoft
5 23 (20.18%) Sun
6 22 (19.30%) Veritas
7 18 (15.79%) NetApp
8 17 (14.91%) EMC
9 16 (14.04%) Brocade
10 13 (11.40%) HP
11 8 (7.02%) McAfee
12 7 (6.14%) Citrix
13 6 (5.26%) Centrify
13 6 (5.26%) StorageTek
14 5 (4.39%) TIBCO
15 4 (3.51%) IBM
15 4 (3.51%) Nimble Storage
15 4 (3.51%) Symantec
16 3 (2.63%) Dell
16 3 (2.63%) Infoblox