The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 March 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 224 235
Rank change year-on-year -84 +11  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 329 585 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 5.07% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 376 323
Median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +21.51%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9317 11544 11778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 21.54% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 7180 6685
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 687 974
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England -76 290 £425 - 43
London -33 126 £500 +8.10% 22
South East -42 82 £388 -3.12% 9
Surrey -6 35 £413 -6.98% 5
Hampshire +11 26 £370 -2.63% 2
North West +15 25 £408 -9.44% 2
City of London -24 20 £560 +24.44% 7
Scotland -36 16 £355 -21.11% 4
Yorkshire +22 14 £356 -16.17% 2
Epsom +8 14 £400 -
South West -24 13 £306 -23.43% 4
Belfast - 13 £600 -
County Antrim - 13 £600 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £600 -
East Midlands -25 12 £350 -5.40% 1
Derbyshire -12 10 £355 -7.91%
Derby -1 9 £355 -
West Yorkshire +18 8 £334 -39.31% 1
Hook +14 8 £365 -14.11%
Manchester +12 8 £356 -20.83% 1
Glasgow +5 7 £355 -15.47% 1
Liverpool +4 7 £413 -17.50%
Merseyside +3 7 £413 -17.50%
Berkshire +3 7 £400 -11.11% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 7 £391 +38.49%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 7 £391 +38.49%
North East -20 7 £391 +38.49%
East of England -21 7 £400 -15.78% 3
Edinburgh -32 6 £700 +55.55% 2
Leeds - 6 £334 -

Solaris
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 with a requirement for Solaris.

1 578 (78.85%) Linux
2 452 (61.66%) Unix
3 308 (42.02%) Oracle
4 264 (36.02%) Red Hat
5 261 (35.61%) Windows
6 212 (28.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 199 (27.15%) SAN
8 187 (25.51%) Perl
9 184 (25.10%) VMware
10 183 (24.97%) Finance
11 178 (24.28%) AIX
12 156 (21.28%) SQL
13 148 (20.19%) IBM
14 140 (19.10%) Sun
15 136 (18.55%) Java
16 130 (17.74%) Veritas
17 128 (17.46%) Shell Script
18 123 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 110 (15.01%) HP
20 108 (14.73%) Migration
21 106 (14.46%) Security Cleared
22 102 (13.92%) NAS
22 102 (13.92%) Banking
23 97 (13.23%) DNS
24 96 (13.10%) Cisco
25 89 (12.14%) NetApp
26 87 (11.87%) EMC
27 84 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
27 84 (11.46%) Windows Server
28 82 (11.19%) SC Cleared

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 66 (9.00%) WebSphere
2 60 (8.19%) Apache
3 52 (7.09%) Tomcat
4 46 (6.28%) WebLogic
5 23 (3.14%) IIS
6 16 (2.18%) MQSeries
7 15 (2.05%) MS Exchange
7 15 (2.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 14 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (1.77%) JBoss
10 11 (1.50%) iPlanet
10 11 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (1.36%) DataSynapse
12 9 (1.23%) CMS
12 9 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (1.23%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.95%) SAS
14 6 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.18%) MS Office
3 6 (0.82%) MS Project
4 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.64%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) RMDS
3 3 (0.41%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.27%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) IaaS
4 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.82%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.82%) PaaS
4 6 (0.82%) SaaS
5 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.41%) GitHub
6 2 (0.27%) Office 365
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 199 (27.15%) SAN
2 102 (13.92%) NAS
3 97 (13.23%) DNS
4 69 (9.41%) TCP/IP
5 66 (9.00%) LDAP
6 52 (7.09%) Firewall
7 38 (5.18%) DHCP
8 35 (4.77%) LAN
9 34 (4.64%) WAN
10 32 (4.37%) iSCSI
11 25 (3.41%) Internet
12 23 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
12 23 (3.14%) HTTP
12 23 (3.14%) SSH
13 21 (2.86%) Multicast
14 20 (2.73%) FTP
15 19 (2.59%) SMTP
16 15 (2.05%) SSL
17 13 (1.77%) FCoE
18 12 (1.64%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.64%) Oracle Database
2 66 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.50%) MySQL
4 31 (4.23%) KDB
5 30 (4.09%) Kdb+
6 27 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (2.32%) DB2
9 17 (2.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (2.05%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.64%) BODI
12 12 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.50%) Big Data
13 11 (1.50%) Sybase ASE
14 10 (1.36%) HBase
15 8 (1.09%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.00%) Subversion
4 14 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.77%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.64%) JUnit
6 12 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (1.09%) Ant
7 8 (1.09%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.95%) JIRA
8 7 (0.95%) Maven
9 6 (0.82%) Gradle
9 6 (0.82%) Mockito
10 5 (0.68%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.55%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.41%) ERwin
12 3 (0.41%) Log4Net
12 3 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 183 (24.97%) Finance
2 102 (13.92%) Banking
3 39 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.86%) Legal
5 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.36%) Law
8 7 (0.95%) Front Office
8 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.95%) Marketing
9 6 (0.82%) Military
10 5 (0.68%) Retail
11 4 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (19.92%) Administrator
2 106 (14.46%) Developer
3 91 (12.41%) Unix Administrator
4 90 (12.28%) Systems Administrator
5 72 (9.82%) Unix Engineer
6 69 (9.41%) Architect
7 66 (9.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 44 (6.00%) Consultant
8 44 (6.00%) Solaris Engineer
9 43 (5.87%) Linux Engineer
10 42 (5.73%) Solaris Administrator
11 39 (5.32%) Linux Administrator
12 34 (4.64%) Storage Administrator
13 32 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
14 31 (4.23%) DBA
14 31 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (4.09%) KDB Developer
15 30 (4.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
16 29 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.50%) Middleware
2 46 (6.28%) XML
3 32 (4.37%) Web Services
4 26 (3.55%) SOAP
4 26 (3.55%) XSLT
5 25 (3.41%) J2EE
6 24 (3.27%) HTML
7 21 (2.86%) Spring
8 20 (2.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (2.59%) REST
10 14 (1.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 14 (1.91%) IBM Integration Bus
10 14 (1.91%) JSON
10 14 (1.91%) STL
11 13 (1.77%) .NET
11 13 (1.77%) JSP
11 13 (1.77%) Spring Security
12 12 (1.64%) JDBC
12 12 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 48 (6.55%) Clustering
4 46 (6.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 44 (6.00%) Mainframe
6 36 (4.91%) Replication
7 28 (3.82%) Management Information System
8 23 (3.14%) IBM Mainframe
9 18 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.46%) EMC VNX
10 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
11 12 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.09%) Symmetrix
14 7 (0.95%) Derivative
14 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 578 (78.85%) Linux
2 452 (61.66%) Unix
3 261 (35.61%) Windows
4 212 (28.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 178 (24.28%) AIX
6 84 (11.46%) Windows Server
7 81 (11.05%) HPUX
8 50 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (4.91%) SUSE
10 22 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.18%) CentOS
11 16 (2.18%) zOS
12 14 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.36%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.23%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.95%) VMS
16 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.73%) Migration
2 84 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (8.73%) ITIL
4 63 (8.59%) High Availability
5 61 (8.32%) Change Management
6 58 (7.91%) DevOps
7 50 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (5.46%) Configuration Management
9 39 (5.32%) Change Control
9 39 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
10 37 (5.05%) E-Commerce
11 34 (4.64%) Problem Management
12 30 (4.09%) Service Delivery
13 29 (3.96%) Project Management
14 27 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (3.55%) Low Latency
15 26 (3.55%) TDD
16 25 (3.41%) Analytics
17 24 (3.27%) Multithreading
18 22 (3.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 187 (25.51%) Perl
2 156 (21.28%) SQL
3 136 (18.55%) Java
4 128 (17.46%) Shell Script
5 75 (10.23%) Bash Shell
6 68 (9.28%) Python
7 58 (7.91%) Korn
8 35 (4.77%) JavaScript
9 34 (4.64%) C++
10 27 (3.68%) PowerShell
11 22 (3.00%) C
12 20 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.91%) Bourne shell
15 12 (1.64%) C-shell
15 12 (1.64%) VB
16 11 (1.50%) C#
17 10 (1.36%) Ruby
18 7 (0.95%) PHP
18 7 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 82 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.96%) Degree
4 16 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.82%) MCSE
6 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.82%) RHCE
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.68%) CISSP
8 4 (0.55%) CCNA
8 4 (0.55%) CCNP
8 4 (0.55%) CISM
8 4 (0.55%) MCITP
8 4 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) ISEB
9 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.64%) Data Quality
1 12 (1.64%) SLA
2 8 (1.09%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) JSP 440
3 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.55%) MiFID
5 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) RMADS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (10.78%) NFS
3 78 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 78 (10.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 45 (6.14%) Veritas File System
5 34 (4.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 28 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (3.00%) Hyper-V
7 22 (3.00%) SRDF
8 19 (2.59%) KVM
8 19 (2.59%) vSphere
9 18 (2.46%) Docker
10 16 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (2.18%) VMware ESX
11 14 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.64%) Samba
12 12 (1.64%) Xen
13 11 (1.50%) Oracle Clusterware
14 9 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 6 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (7.09%) NetBackup
2 50 (6.82%) Puppet
3 33 (4.50%) Nagios
4 31 (4.23%) Ansible
5 30 (4.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 29 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.96%) Tivoli
7 27 (3.68%) Netcool
7 27 (3.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 20 (2.73%) SCOM
9 19 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 17 (2.32%) Control-M
11 15 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (2.05%) SCCM
12 14 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 12 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
15 11 (1.50%) EMC Navisphere
16 9 (1.23%) BladeLogic
17 8 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 308 (42.02%) Oracle
2 264 (36.02%) Red Hat
3 184 (25.10%) VMware
4 148 (20.19%) IBM
5 140 (19.10%) Sun
6 130 (17.74%) Veritas
7 110 (15.01%) HP
8 96 (13.10%) Cisco
9 89 (12.14%) NetApp
10 87 (11.87%) EMC
11 66 (9.00%) Microsoft
12 43 (5.87%) TIBCO
13 39 (5.32%) Citrix
14 35 (4.77%) Sybase
15 34 (4.64%) Symantec
16 33 (4.50%) SAP
17 30 (4.09%) F5
18 29 (3.96%) CA
19 28 (3.82%) Brocade
20 18 (2.46%) 3PAR
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
UBS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 27 days ago