Period
to 20 July 2017

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 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 213 243
Rank change year-on-year -69 +30 -29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 838 1402 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.27% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.26% 5.70% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 904 641
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.55% -0.50%
10th Percentile £305 £273 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +37.14% -0.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -54.78% +26.32% +5.56%

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 19676 24589 24681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.34% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12415 15458 14290
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.88%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1323 1946
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.10% +2.26%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Solaris as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 16 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
England -53 777 £420 +5.00% 54
UK excluding London -68 534 £395 +5.33% 39
London -51 292 £500 +8.40% 18
South East -13 188 £400 +3.23% 6
North of England -33 156 £388 +25.00% 11
North West +11 85 £425 - 4
Midlands +32 70 £375 +0.67% 7
East Midlands +26 54 £375 -2.72% 5
North East -18 54 £324 +15.63%
East of England -24 42 £410 +7.89% 7
Scotland -65 37 £400 -4.76%
South West -53 28 £395 -1.25% 5
Yorkshire +18 17 £363 -30.95% 7
West Midlands +11 14 £385 +8.45% 2
Northern Ireland -38 7 £600 +100.00%
Wales +8 6 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 624 (74.46%) Linux
2 497 (59.31%) Unix
3 339 (40.45%) Oracle
4 292 (34.84%) AIX
5 279 (33.29%) Windows
6 236 (28.16%) Red Hat
7 229 (27.33%) Security Cleared
8 198 (23.63%) SAN
9 196 (23.39%) Migration
10 193 (23.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 185 (22.08%) Perl
12 181 (21.60%) Sun
13 180 (21.48%) SC Cleared
14 170 (20.29%) Finance
15 158 (18.85%) Java
16 156 (18.62%) Veritas
17 145 (17.30%) HPUX
18 139 (16.59%) IBM
19 136 (16.23%) SQL
20 133 (15.87%) VMware
21 132 (15.75%) Shell Script
22 126 (15.04%) HP
23 114 (13.60%) Data Centre
24 113 (13.48%) Korn
25 109 (13.01%) Puppet
26 108 (12.89%) DevOps
27 102 (12.17%) Apache
28 101 (12.05%) Firewall
29 99 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
30 97 (11.58%) Python

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
1 102 (12.17%) Apache
2 94 (11.22%) Tomcat
3 78 (9.31%) WebLogic
4 60 (7.16%) JBoss
5 51 (6.09%) WebSphere
6 40 (4.77%) iPlanet
7 36 (4.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 27 (3.22%) MS Exchange
9 24 (2.86%) OpenStack
10 19 (2.27%) MQSeries
11 16 (1.91%) SharePoint
12 14 (1.67%) Confluence
12 14 (1.67%) IIS
12 14 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
15 10 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2000
16 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 9 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.48%) HipChat
6 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 46 (5.49%) SAP ERP
2 20 (2.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.24%) Primavera
5 2 (0.24%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.86%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.43%) IaaS
5 10 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.19%) Office 365
6 7 (0.84%) SaaS
7 6 (0.72%) PaaS
8 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 198 (23.63%) SAN
2 101 (12.05%) Firewall
3 88 (10.50%) DNS
3 88 (10.50%) TCP/IP
4 83 (9.90%) NAS
5 51 (6.09%) LDAP
6 45 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
7 42 (5.01%) DHCP
8 34 (4.06%) Internet
9 25 (2.98%) WAN
10 24 (2.86%) HTTP
11 22 (2.63%) iSCSI
12 21 (2.51%) SMTP
12 21 (2.51%) SSL
13 19 (2.27%) LAN
14 17 (2.03%) SSH
15 16 (1.91%) VLAN
16 12 (1.43%) IPsec
17 11 (1.31%) VPN
18 10 (1.19%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.02%) Oracle Database
2 57 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 47 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 37 (4.42%) MySQL
5 30 (3.58%) RDBMS
6 23 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (2.63%) DB2
8 20 (2.39%) Big Data
9 18 (2.15%) Sybase ASE
10 14 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.07%) KDB
15 8 (0.95%) Informix
Development Applications
1 34 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.98%) Maven
4 24 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (2.15%) JUnit
6 15 (1.79%) Subversion
7 14 (1.67%) Artifactory
8 13 (1.55%) JIRA
9 12 (1.43%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.95%) ClearCase
11 8 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.84%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.84%) GitLab
13 6 (0.72%) Ant
13 6 (0.72%) Mockito
13 6 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.48%) ClearQuest
15 4 (0.48%) Log4j
General
1 170 (20.29%) Finance
2 80 (9.55%) Banking
3 32 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.86%) Legal
5 22 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.43%) Marketing
7 10 (1.19%) Electronics
8 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.95%) Front Office
10 6 (0.72%) Games
10 6 (0.72%) Retail
11 5 (0.60%) Law
11 5 (0.60%) Local Government
12 4 (0.48%) Military
13 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.24%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 132 (15.75%) Administrator
2 100 (11.93%) Developer
3 96 (11.46%) Unix Engineer
4 82 (9.79%) Systems Administrator
5 73 (8.71%) Unix Administrator
6 71 (8.47%) Architect
7 61 (7.28%) Solaris Engineer
8 57 (6.80%) Consultant
9 53 (6.32%) AIX Engineer
9 53 (6.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 45 (5.37%) Solaris Administrator
11 44 (5.25%) Analyst
12 43 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (4.89%) Linux Administrator
14 37 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
15 36 (4.30%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 35 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
17 34 (4.06%) DBA
18 32 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 27 (3.22%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.55%) Middleware
2 67 (8.00%) J2EE
3 42 (5.01%) XML
4 41 (4.89%) Web Services
5 31 (3.70%) SOAP
6 27 (3.22%) Spring
6 27 (3.22%) XSLT
7 26 (3.10%) REST
8 24 (2.86%) JSON
9 23 (2.74%) .NET
10 18 (2.15%) Apache Camel
11 16 (1.91%) XSD
12 15 (1.79%) HTML
12 15 (1.79%) JDBC
12 15 (1.79%) Spring Security
13 13 (1.55%) Spring Boot
14 11 (1.31%) JSP
14 11 (1.31%) TIBCO EMS
15 10 (1.19%) Regular Expression
15 10 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 89 (10.62%) Clustering
3 48 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.13%) Replication
5 35 (4.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 29 (3.46%) Mainframe
7 25 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.74%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.31%) PMI
12 10 (1.19%) CMDB
12 10 (1.19%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.07%) DataPower
13 9 (1.07%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.07%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.07%) PKI
14 8 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 624 (74.46%) Linux
2 497 (59.31%) Unix
3 292 (34.84%) AIX
4 279 (33.29%) Windows
5 193 (23.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 145 (17.30%) HPUX
7 52 (6.21%) Windows Server
8 50 (5.97%) SUSE
9 30 (3.58%) CentOS
10 26 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 15 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.07%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.95%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.84%) VMS
17 6 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (23.39%) Migration
2 108 (12.89%) DevOps
3 99 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (11.34%) ITIL
5 83 (9.90%) High Availability
6 69 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 62 (7.40%) Configuration Management
8 55 (6.56%) Load Balancing
9 47 (5.61%) ERP
10 43 (5.13%) Change Management
11 40 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
12 37 (4.42%) SDLC
13 34 (4.06%) TDD
14 26 (3.10%) Change Control
14 26 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (3.10%) Problem Management
14 26 (3.10%) Time Management
15 25 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (2.98%) Data Migration
15 25 (2.98%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 185 (22.08%) Perl
2 158 (18.85%) Java
3 136 (16.23%) SQL
4 132 (15.75%) Shell Script
5 113 (13.48%) Korn
6 97 (11.58%) Python
7 69 (8.23%) Bash Shell
8 32 (3.82%) PowerShell
9 29 (3.46%) C++
9 29 (3.46%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.15%) C#
12 18 (2.15%) C-shell
13 13 (1.55%) C
14 12 (1.43%) Bourne shell
15 11 (1.31%) Ruby
16 9 (1.07%) AWK
16 9 (1.07%) PHP
16 9 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 229 (27.33%) Security Cleared
2 180 (21.48%) SC Cleared
3 44 (5.25%) Degree
4 34 (4.06%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.15%) CISSP
6 11 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.07%) MCITP
8 9 (1.07%) MCSE
8 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.07%) RHCE
9 8 (0.95%) CCNA
9 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.95%) CISM
9 8 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.95%) OCP
9 8 (0.95%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.84%) OCA
11 6 (0.72%) PMP
11 6 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.15%) QA
2 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.60%) COBIT
4 5 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) GCP
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) RMADS
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (9.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 81 (9.67%) Active Directory
4 52 (6.21%) NFS
5 47 (5.61%) Hyper-V
6 39 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 37 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (4.06%) Docker
10 31 (3.70%) Veritas File System
11 24 (2.86%) Samba
12 23 (2.74%) KVM
13 18 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (1.91%) Oracle Clusterware
15 10 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.84%) GlusterFS
17 5 (0.60%) PowerHA
17 5 (0.60%) SRDF
18 4 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 109 (13.01%) Puppet
2 83 (9.90%) NetBackup
3 65 (7.76%) Ansible
4 49 (5.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 43 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (3.70%) Tivoli
7 27 (3.22%) Netcool
8 26 (3.10%) Nagios
9 24 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
9 24 (2.86%) SCOM
10 23 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 19 (2.27%) SCCM
12 18 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
12 18 (2.15%) Oracle ZFS
12 18 (2.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 17 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (1.91%) Backup Exec
14 16 (1.91%) Kubernetes
15 15 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
16 14 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 339 (40.45%) Oracle
2 236 (28.16%) Red Hat
3 181 (21.60%) Sun
4 156 (18.62%) Veritas
5 139 (16.59%) IBM
6 133 (15.87%) VMware
7 126 (15.04%) HP
8 97 (11.58%) Cisco
9 80 (9.55%) EMC
10 76 (9.07%) SAP
11 59 (7.04%) Microsoft
12 54 (6.44%) NetApp
13 47 (5.61%) Brocade
14 46 (5.49%) F5
14 46 (5.49%) Sybase
15 40 (4.77%) Symantec
16 32 (3.82%) Citrix
17 27 (3.22%) TIBCO
18 21 (2.51%) PlateSpin
18 21 (2.51%) Splunk
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