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 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 199 235
Rank change year-on-year -48 +36  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 439 687 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.26% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.67% 5.50% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 444 321
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £386 £388
% change year-on-year +2.00% -0.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.58% +44.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £37.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -56.58% +37.61%  

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 9409 12485 12096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7807 6992
Median daily rate £413 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 641 1004
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.12%  

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -33 400 £450 +5.88% 69
London -38 170 £500 +11.11% 35
South East +5 93 £391 -7.94% 14
North West +39 53 £438 +2.94%
Lancashire +39 47 £463 -
Preston - 38 £463 -
Surrey -20 34 £475 +11.76% 5
City of London -13 31 £500 +5.26% 10
East Midlands +15 27 £333 -16.87% 2
Hampshire +20 23 £400 +5.26% 3
Scotland -22 22 £400 +3.35%
Derbyshire - 22 £355 - 2
Derby - 21 £355 - 2
East of England -4 20 £400 +14.12% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 18 - -
North East -2 18 £330 +15.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 16 £330 +15.78%
Tyne and Wear +2 16 £330 +15.78%
Milton Keynes +2 12 - -
Glasgow +5 11 £400 +22.69%
Yorkshire +6 10 £400 -11.11% 4
Essex -3 10 £265 -30.71%
Edinburgh -25 9 £475 +7.95%
Havant -1 8 £400 +5.26%
Hertfordshire +4 7 £410 -20.00% 2
Epsom -6 7 - - 1
West Sussex +23 6 £383 +3.03% 1
Wales +3 6 £450 -
Woking 0 6 £374 -12.00%
Manchester -1 6 £389 -1.26%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 559 (74.24%) Linux
2 425 (56.44%) Unix
3 318 (42.23%) Oracle
4 255 (33.86%) Windows
5 224 (29.75%) Red Hat
6 219 (29.08%) AIX
7 196 (26.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 179 (23.77%) SAN
9 173 (22.97%) Finance
10 161 (21.38%) Migration
11 156 (20.72%) Security Cleared
12 151 (20.05%) Perl
13 140 (18.59%) SQL
14 137 (18.19%) Sun
15 135 (17.93%) VMware
16 128 (17.00%) Java
17 126 (16.73%) Veritas
18 123 (16.33%) SC Cleared
19 120 (15.94%) IBM
20 115 (15.27%) Shell Script
21 112 (14.87%) HP
22 106 (14.08%) HPUX
23 92 (12.22%) Oracle Database
24 91 (12.08%) Banking
25 88 (11.69%) Data Centre
26 87 (11.55%) NAS
27 83 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
28 82 (10.89%) DNS
28 82 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
29 80 (10.62%) DevOps

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 62 (8.23%) WebSphere
2 60 (7.97%) Apache
3 56 (7.44%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.51%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.79%) JBoss
5 21 (2.79%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.39%) iPlanet
7 16 (2.12%) IIS
8 14 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 9 (1.20%) MQSeries
12 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.93%) CMS
13 7 (0.93%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 5 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 26 (3.45%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Primavera
3 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.20%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 5 (0.66%) Office 365
6 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 179 (23.77%) SAN
2 87 (11.55%) NAS
3 82 (10.89%) DNS
4 69 (9.16%) Firewall
5 63 (8.37%) TCP/IP
6 51 (6.77%) LDAP
7 38 (5.05%) DHCP
8 28 (3.72%) LAN
8 28 (3.72%) WAN
9 26 (3.45%) Internet
10 22 (2.92%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (2.66%) iSCSI
11 20 (2.66%) SSH
12 18 (2.39%) HTTP
13 17 (2.26%) SMTP
13 17 (2.26%) SSL
14 14 (1.86%) FTP
14 14 (1.86%) VLAN
15 12 (1.59%) IPsec
16 11 (1.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.22%) Oracle Database
2 68 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (3.59%) MySQL
6 25 (3.32%) KDB
7 24 (3.19%) Kdb+
8 19 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.12%) Big Data
9 16 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (1.99%) DB2
11 14 (1.86%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.59%) BODI
13 12 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.46%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.80%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.39%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.12%) Subversion
4 14 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
4 14 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.59%) JUnit
5 12 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (1.06%) Ant
6 8 (1.06%) ClearCase
6 8 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.93%) GitLab
8 6 (0.80%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.80%) JIRA
9 5 (0.66%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.66%) Maven
10 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.53%) Selenium
11 3 (0.40%) JMeter
11 3 (0.40%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 173 (22.97%) Finance
2 91 (12.08%) Banking
3 35 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.52%) Legal
5 18 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.06%) Marketing
8 7 (0.93%) Retail
9 5 (0.66%) Electronics
9 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.53%) Front Office
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (17.80%) Administrator
2 116 (15.41%) Developer
3 85 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
4 84 (11.16%) Unix Administrator
5 76 (10.09%) Architect
6 61 (8.10%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 60 (7.97%) Unix Engineer
8 47 (6.24%) Consultant
9 45 (5.98%) Solaris Engineer
10 42 (5.58%) Solaris Administrator
11 39 (5.18%) AIX Engineer
12 37 (4.91%) Analyst
13 36 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
14 35 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
15 34 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (4.38%) Solaris Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
18 29 (3.85%) DBA
19 28 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
20 25 (3.32%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.90%) Middleware
2 41 (5.44%) J2EE
3 36 (4.78%) Web Services
3 36 (4.78%) XML
4 24 (3.19%) SOAP
5 19 (2.52%) XSLT
6 17 (2.26%) REST
6 17 (2.26%) Spring
7 16 (2.12%) HTML
7 16 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (1.73%) JSON
8 13 (1.73%) Spring Security
8 13 (1.73%) XSD
9 12 (1.59%) JDBC
9 12 (1.59%) JSP
10 11 (1.46%) .NET
10 11 (1.46%) TIBCO EMS
11 9 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (1.20%) Regular Expression
12 8 (1.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.10%) Clustering
3 34 (4.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 33 (4.38%) Mainframe
5 31 (4.12%) Replication
6 30 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.79%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.46%) EMC VNX
9 11 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.33%) CMDB
10 10 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.06%) DataPower
12 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.80%) Symmetrix
13 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 559 (74.24%) Linux
2 425 (56.44%) Unix
3 255 (33.86%) Windows
4 219 (29.08%) AIX
5 196 (26.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 106 (14.08%) HPUX
7 65 (8.63%) Windows Server
8 40 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (4.38%) SUSE
10 25 (3.32%) CentOS
11 19 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (1.46%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (1.06%) VMS
17 6 (0.80%) zOS
18 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.66%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.38%) Migration
2 83 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (10.62%) DevOps
4 63 (8.37%) ITIL
5 62 (8.23%) High Availability
6 49 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (6.37%) Configuration Management
8 38 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
9 37 (4.91%) Change Management
10 28 (3.72%) Load Balancing
11 27 (3.59%) Change Control
11 27 (3.59%) TDD
12 26 (3.45%) E-Commerce
12 26 (3.45%) ERP
13 25 (3.32%) Analytics
13 25 (3.32%) Multithreading
13 25 (3.32%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.19%) Data Migration
14 24 (3.19%) Project Management
14 24 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.05%) Perl
2 140 (18.59%) SQL
3 128 (17.00%) Java
4 115 (15.27%) Shell Script
5 67 (8.90%) Korn
6 65 (8.63%) Python
7 57 (7.57%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.85%) C++
9 27 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.92%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.39%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.99%) C
14 10 (1.33%) C#
15 8 (1.06%) PHP
15 8 (1.06%) Ruby
16 7 (0.93%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.66%) AWK
17 5 (0.66%) C-shell
18 4 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (20.72%) Security Cleared
2 123 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.91%) Degree
4 25 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.86%) CISSP
6 8 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.80%) CISM
8 6 (0.80%) MCSE
8 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.66%) CCNA
9 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.66%) OCP
9 5 (0.66%) RHCE
10 4 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.53%) CLAS
10 4 (0.53%) MCITP
10 4 (0.53%) OCA
10 4 (0.53%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.73%) SLA
2 12 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.06%) QA
4 7 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.66%) COBIT
5 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.66%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.53%) RMADS
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) MiFID
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) COSO
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (10.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 76 (10.09%) Active Directory
4 48 (6.37%) NFS
5 34 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (4.25%) Veritas File System
7 30 (3.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 25 (3.32%) Hyper-V
9 20 (2.66%) Docker
10 19 (2.52%) Oracle Clusterware
10 19 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.73%) SRDF
14 10 (1.33%) Samba
15 9 (1.20%) KVM
16 7 (0.93%) Xen
17 5 (0.66%) vSphere
18 4 (0.53%) GlusterFS
18 4 (0.53%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 79 (10.49%) Puppet
2 57 (7.57%) NetBackup
3 45 (5.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 42 (5.58%) Ansible
5 30 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.72%) Tivoli
7 27 (3.59%) Nagios
8 24 (3.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 24 (3.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (2.92%) Netcool
10 18 (2.39%) SCCM
10 18 (2.39%) SCOM
11 17 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 17 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
12 15 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
12 15 (1.99%) Oracle ZFS
13 13 (1.73%) BladeLogic
14 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.20%) IBM BigFix
15 9 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 318 (42.23%) Oracle
2 224 (29.75%) Red Hat
3 137 (18.19%) Sun
4 135 (17.93%) VMware
5 126 (16.73%) Veritas
6 120 (15.94%) IBM
7 112 (14.87%) HP
8 79 (10.49%) Cisco
9 74 (9.83%) EMC
10 61 (8.10%) NetApp
11 51 (6.77%) Microsoft
12 46 (6.11%) SAP
13 39 (5.18%) F5
14 35 (4.65%) TIBCO
15 34 (4.52%) Citrix
16 30 (3.98%) Sybase
17 24 (3.19%) Brocade
18 23 (3.05%) Symantec
19 16 (2.12%) CA
19 16 (2.12%) Splunk
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