Period
to 20 July 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 447 290
Rank change year-on-year -39 -157 -74
Contract jobs citing Solaris 385 555 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.53% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 2.57% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 317 517
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £305
90th Percentile £658 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 5
UK median hourly rate £43.20 £31.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.35% -22.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £31.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year +69.35% +90.42% -54.78%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,757 21,613 19,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 20.74% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,796 13,529 12,421
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £155 £180 £195
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,197 1,475 1,141
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.35 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.19% +3.23% -6.06%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -64 351 £468 +10.00% 44
UK excluding London -21 273 £450 +12.50% 40
London -65 107 £500 +11.11% 6
North of England +22 67 £475 +18.75% 10
South West +21 54 £475 +26.25% 8
South East -71 47 £450 +12.50% 3
North West +19 43 £475 +0.21% 3
Midlands +35 42 £425 +13.33% 9
West Midlands +25 38 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England +2 34 £400 -5.33% 8
Scotland +33 26 £525 +44.83% 2
North East +28 14 £308 -5.38% 5
Yorkshire +2 10 £463 +15.63% 2
East Midlands +16 4 £510 +36.00% 2
Wales +5 3 £425 -
Northern Ireland +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for Solaris.

1 266 (69.09%) Linux
2 215 (55.84%) Unix
3 162 (42.08%) Windows
4 155 (40.26%) Oracle
5 129 (33.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 123 (31.95%) VMware
7 118 (30.65%) Red Hat
8 107 (27.79%) Security Cleared
9 86 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 82 (21.30%) SQL
11 79 (20.52%) AIX
11 79 (20.52%) Migration
12 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
13 68 (17.66%) Java
14 67 (17.40%) Perl
15 65 (16.88%) SAN
16 64 (16.62%) SC Cleared
17 61 (15.84%) Finance
17 61 (15.84%) DevOps
18 60 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
18 60 (15.58%) Windows Server
19 57 (14.81%) Oracle Database
20 53 (13.77%) Python
21 52 (13.51%) Shell Script
22 51 (13.25%) Data Centre
23 50 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
23 50 (12.99%) ITIL
24 48 (12.47%) DNS
25 47 (12.21%) IBM
26 46 (11.95%) Agile Software Development

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 26 (6.75%) JBoss
2 23 (5.97%) WebSphere
3 17 (4.42%) OpenStack
4 16 (4.16%) IIS
5 15 (3.90%) Apache
6 14 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.86%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.34%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (1.04%) Confluence
12 3 (0.78%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.78%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
13 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 14 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.26%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.71%) OpenShift
3 22 (5.71%) PaaS
4 21 (5.45%) IaaS
5 14 (3.64%) Azure Stack
6 9 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.82%) GitHub
7 7 (1.82%) Office 365
8 4 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Boomi
11 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) SaaS
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (16.88%) SAN
2 48 (12.47%) DNS
3 41 (10.65%) LAN
4 37 (9.61%) WAN
5 34 (8.83%) TCP/IP
6 31 (8.05%) Firewall
7 17 (4.42%) NAS
8 15 (3.90%) Internet
8 15 (3.90%) SMTP
9 14 (3.64%) DHCP
10 13 (3.38%) HTTP
11 11 (2.86%) SSL
12 7 (1.82%) FTP
12 7 (1.82%) SSH
13 6 (1.56%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.30%) VPN
15 4 (1.04%) SNMP
16 3 (0.78%) Intranet
16 3 (0.78%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 42 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.19%) MySQL
4 19 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (2.86%) DB2
8 10 (2.60%) Big Data
9 9 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.08%) BODI
10 8 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 8 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (2.08%) Pentaho
11 7 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.64%) ProC
3 10 (2.60%) JIRA
4 8 (2.08%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.82%) SonarQube
5 7 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.30%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.04%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.04%) Cobertura
7 4 (1.04%) Gradle
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.04%) Snyk
8 3 (0.78%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.78%) Hudson
8 3 (0.78%) Subversion
8 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.52%) ERwin
9 2 (0.52%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (15.84%) Finance
2 34 (8.83%) Banking
3 23 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.38%) Back Office
5 10 (2.60%) Publishing
6 9 (2.34%) Retail
7 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.04%) German Language
10 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 3 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (17.66%) Administrator
2 66 (17.14%) Architect
3 40 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
4 34 (8.83%) Technical Architect
5 33 (8.57%) Unix Administrator
6 32 (8.31%) Developer
6 32 (8.31%) Unix Engineer
7 27 (7.01%) DBA
8 23 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
9 22 (5.71%) Analyst
9 22 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (5.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.42%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (4.16%) Consultant
14 12 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.12%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.86%) Solaris Administrator
16 10 (2.60%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.35%) Middleware
2 23 (5.97%) LDAP
3 19 (4.94%) J2EE
4 16 (4.16%) Web Services
5 13 (3.38%) .NET
6 10 (2.60%) SOAP
7 8 (2.08%) REST
8 7 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.56%) CSS
9 6 (1.56%) JDBC
9 6 (1.56%) RESTful
9 6 (1.56%) XML
10 5 (1.30%) HTML
10 5 (1.30%) jQuery
10 5 (1.30%) Swagger
11 4 (1.04%) JTS
11 4 (1.04%) OAuth
11 4 (1.04%) OpenID
11 4 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.87%) Management Information System
3 34 (8.83%) Clustering
4 32 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (7.53%) Replication
6 15 (3.90%) HACMP
7 14 (3.64%) PKI
8 10 (2.60%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.60%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.34%) Equities
10 8 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.08%) EMC VMAX
10 8 (2.08%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.56%) DataPower
12 6 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.30%) Blog
14 4 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 266 (69.09%) Linux
2 215 (55.84%) Unix
3 162 (42.08%) Windows
4 129 (33.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (20.52%) AIX
6 60 (15.58%) Windows Server
7 41 (10.65%) CentOS
8 20 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.90%) HPUX
10 15 (3.90%) SUSE
11 14 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (3.38%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (1.82%) Windows 7
15 6 (1.56%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.30%) Windows NT
16 5 (1.30%) zOS
17 4 (1.04%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.52%) Migration
2 61 (15.84%) DevOps
3 50 (12.99%) ITIL
4 46 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (9.87%) Change Management
7 31 (8.05%) Configuration Management
8 30 (7.79%) Data Migration
9 25 (6.49%) Load Balancing
10 24 (6.23%) Computer Science
10 24 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.45%) Incident Management
12 20 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (5.19%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.94%) Waterfall
14 18 (4.68%) Information Security
14 18 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (4.68%) Service Management
14 18 (4.68%) Technical Leadership
15 17 (4.42%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.30%) SQL
2 68 (17.66%) Java
3 67 (17.40%) Perl
4 53 (13.77%) Python
5 52 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 34 (8.83%) C
7 23 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 21 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 21 (5.45%) Korn
9 17 (4.42%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.12%) C++
11 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.56%) Bourne shell
12 6 (1.56%) C#
12 6 (1.56%) Ruby
13 5 (1.30%) C-shell
13 5 (1.30%) PHP
13 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.04%) Go
14 4 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (27.79%) Security Cleared
2 64 (16.62%) SC Cleared
3 43 (11.17%) DV Cleared
4 24 (6.23%) Degree
5 15 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.56%) CISSP
8 6 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.56%) PhD
9 5 (1.30%) CCSP
9 5 (1.30%) IBM Certification
10 4 (1.04%) CCNA
10 4 (1.04%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.78%) CISA
11 3 (0.78%) CISM
11 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.12%) NIST
3 11 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.30%) SLA
6 4 (1.04%) QA
7 3 (0.78%) GDPR
7 3 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.52%) PMO
9 1 (0.26%) COBIT
9 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
System Software
1 86 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (10.39%) Active Directory
3 39 (10.13%) Docker
4 22 (5.71%) vSphere
5 20 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (4.16%) Hyper-V
6 16 (4.16%) KVM
7 15 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (2.34%) ISA Server
9 9 (2.34%) Samba
10 8 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 8 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.82%) NFS
11 7 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.82%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.30%) SRDF
13 4 (1.04%) Apache Flume
13 4 (1.04%) RHEV
13 4 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (10.91%) Ansible
2 32 (8.31%) Puppet
3 24 (6.23%) Kubernetes
4 16 (4.16%) NetBackup
4 16 (4.16%) vRealize
5 14 (3.64%) vCenter Server
6 12 (3.12%) Data Guard
6 12 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.34%) Nagios
10 8 (2.08%) Nessus
10 8 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
10 8 (2.08%) SCCM
11 6 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (1.56%) Terraform
11 6 (1.56%) vMotion
12 5 (1.30%) Mesos
12 5 (1.30%) Nmap
12 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 155 (40.26%) Oracle
2 123 (31.95%) VMware
3 118 (30.65%) Red Hat
4 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
5 47 (12.21%) IBM
6 41 (10.65%) EMC
7 39 (10.13%) Cisco
8 37 (9.61%) Veritas
9 34 (8.83%) HP
10 32 (8.31%) Sun
11 20 (5.19%) Citrix
11 20 (5.19%) Sybase
12 19 (4.94%) NetApp
12 19 (4.94%) ServiceNow
13 17 (4.42%) 3PAR
14 15 (3.90%) Symantec
15 13 (3.38%) Micro Focus
16 10 (2.60%) Cloudera
17 9 (2.34%) Brocade
17 9 (2.34%) McAfee