Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 236 238
Rank change year-on-year -66 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 835 1203 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.14% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 5.19% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 767 660
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.02% +6.00%
10th Percentile £305 £264 £305
90th Percentile £632 £559 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +7.19% -8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 29
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +33.33% -1.82%
10th Percentile £25.78 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.68 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +15.28% +35.85% -3.64%

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 20868 23157 24534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13194 14561 14458
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1284 1938
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 15 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 23 October 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 -40 804 £425 +6.25% 32
UK excluding London -78 521 £391 +7.19% 22
London +29 311 £525 +10.53% 11
South East -24 169 £400 +8.11% 5
North of England -52 163 £355 +3.20% 5
North East 0 85 £325 +8.33%
Midlands +61 72 £375 -11.76% 4
North West -20 60 £450 +5.88% 3
East of England -26 57 £498 +32.67% 7
East Midlands +39 42 £375 -42.31%
South West -49 31 £383 -4.38%
West Midlands +25 28 £375 -8.54% 4
Scotland -74 27 £400 +19.40% 1
Yorkshire -1 18 £400 -20.00% 2
Wales +11 3 £450 +12.44%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 655 (78.44%) Linux
2 558 (66.83%) Unix
3 328 (39.28%) Oracle
4 290 (34.73%) AIX
5 288 (34.49%) Red Hat
6 268 (32.10%) Windows
7 267 (31.98%) Security Cleared
8 207 (24.79%) SC Cleared
9 202 (24.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 198 (23.71%) SAN
11 177 (21.20%) Perl
12 172 (20.60%) Sun
13 163 (19.52%) Shell Script
14 162 (19.40%) Finance
15 156 (18.68%) Veritas
16 152 (18.20%) Migration
17 142 (17.01%) Firewall
18 133 (15.93%) SQL
19 132 (15.81%) Python
20 131 (15.69%) Java
21 128 (15.33%) HPUX
22 126 (15.09%) HP
23 122 (14.61%) Apache
24 116 (13.89%) IBM
24 116 (13.89%) Middleware
25 113 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
26 112 (13.41%) VMware
27 111 (13.29%) NetBackup
27 111 (13.29%) Puppet
28 108 (12.93%) Cisco

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
1 122 (14.61%) Apache
2 108 (12.93%) Tomcat
2 108 (12.93%) WebLogic
3 96 (11.50%) JBoss
4 58 (6.95%) iPlanet
5 56 (6.71%) Oracle Application Server
6 36 (4.31%) MS Exchange
6 36 (4.31%) WebSphere
7 30 (3.59%) Confluence
8 27 (3.23%) OpenStack
9 24 (2.87%) SharePoint
10 22 (2.63%) MQSeries
11 20 (2.40%) IIS
12 19 (2.28%) WebLogic Portal
13 14 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
16 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 8 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.92%) HipChat
3 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (3.71%) SAP ERP
2 28 (3.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.60%) Kondor
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.11%) OpenShift
4 19 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.56%) IaaS
6 10 (1.20%) Office 365
7 8 (0.96%) PaaS
7 8 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (23.71%) SAN
2 142 (17.01%) Firewall
3 106 (12.69%) TCP/IP
4 89 (10.66%) DNS
5 73 (8.74%) NAS
6 69 (8.26%) Fibre Channel
7 43 (5.15%) LDAP
8 28 (3.35%) DHCP
9 22 (2.63%) WAN
10 21 (2.51%) Internet
10 21 (2.51%) iSCSI
11 19 (2.28%) HTTP
12 14 (1.68%) FCoE
13 13 (1.56%) SSH
14 12 (1.44%) SSL
15 11 (1.32%) LAN
16 10 (1.20%) Network Security
16 10 (1.20%) SMTP
17 8 (0.96%) FTP
17 8 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.30%) Oracle Database
2 63 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.15%) MySQL
3 43 (5.15%) RDBMS
4 41 (4.91%) SQL Server
5 34 (4.07%) DB2
6 19 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.04%) Sybase ASE
8 15 (1.80%) Big Data
8 15 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.03%) Maven
3 32 (3.83%) JIRA
4 24 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.40%) Artifactory
6 18 (2.16%) Bitbucket
7 17 (2.04%) Subversion
8 15 (1.80%) JUnit
9 8 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.96%) Mockito
9 8 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.84%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
11 5 (0.60%) Log4j
12 4 (0.48%) FishEye
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 162 (19.40%) Finance
2 98 (11.74%) Banking
3 54 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.59%) Front Office
5 25 (2.99%) Legal
6 24 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.08%) Back Office
10 8 (0.96%) Electronics
10 8 (0.96%) Marketing
11 7 (0.84%) Law
12 6 (0.72%) Games
13 5 (0.60%) Local Government
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Military
16 1 (0.12%) Retail
16 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (17.49%) Administrator
2 144 (17.25%) Unix Engineer
3 93 (11.14%) Developer
4 83 (9.94%) Systems Administrator
5 82 (9.82%) Solaris Engineer
6 76 (9.10%) Unix Administrator
7 73 (8.74%) Architect
8 55 (6.59%) Consultant
9 53 (6.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 50 (5.99%) Systems Engineer
11 49 (5.87%) C++ Developer
12 47 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
13 44 (5.27%) AIX Engineer
13 44 (5.27%) Solaris Administrator
14 40 (4.79%) Unix Systems Engineer
15 37 (4.43%) Linux Administrator
16 31 (3.71%) DBA
17 28 (3.35%) Analyst
18 27 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
18 27 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (13.89%) Middleware
2 94 (11.26%) J2EE
3 35 (4.19%) XML
4 34 (4.07%) .NET
5 27 (3.23%) XSLT
6 26 (3.11%) Apache Camel
7 24 (2.87%) JSON
7 24 (2.87%) Spring
8 21 (2.51%) Web Services
9 18 (2.16%) Spring Boot
9 18 (2.16%) TIBCO EMS
10 17 (2.04%) SOAP
11 16 (1.92%) REST
12 14 (1.68%) JMS
13 13 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (1.56%) boto
13 13 (1.56%) STL
14 12 (1.44%) HTML
15 11 (1.32%) Regular Expression
16 8 (0.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.69%) Data Centre
2 104 (12.46%) Clustering
3 42 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (3.95%) Replication
5 31 (3.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 25 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.32%) Derivative
11 11 (1.32%) PMI
11 11 (1.32%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.20%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.20%) HP Storage
13 8 (0.96%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.84%) PKI
15 6 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (0.72%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 655 (78.44%) Linux
2 558 (66.83%) Unix
3 290 (34.73%) AIX
4 268 (32.10%) Windows
5 202 (24.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 128 (15.33%) HPUX
7 87 (10.42%) SUSE
8 58 (6.95%) Windows Server
9 32 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.16%) CentOS
12 15 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.68%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.56%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.32%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (18.20%) Migration
2 113 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (12.93%) ITIL
4 104 (12.46%) Load Balancing
5 97 (11.62%) High Availability
6 91 (10.90%) DevOps
7 82 (9.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
9 56 (6.71%) Configuration Management
10 55 (6.59%) Multithreading
11 52 (6.23%) Change Management
12 41 (4.91%) Performance Monitoring
13 36 (4.31%) SDLC
14 34 (4.07%) ERP
14 34 (4.07%) Scrum
14 34 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (3.35%) Multithreaded Programming
15 28 (3.35%) Problem Management
16 25 (2.99%) TDD
16 25 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (21.20%) Perl
2 163 (19.52%) Shell Script
3 133 (15.93%) SQL
4 132 (15.81%) Python
5 131 (15.69%) Java
6 104 (12.46%) Korn
7 73 (8.74%) Bash Shell
8 65 (7.78%) C++
9 29 (3.47%) Ruby
10 24 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.63%) C-shell
12 17 (2.04%) C#
13 16 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.80%) JavaScript
15 13 (1.56%) AWK
15 13 (1.56%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.44%) C
17 10 (1.20%) VBScript
18 9 (1.08%) Bourne shell
18 9 (1.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 267 (31.98%) Security Cleared
2 207 (24.79%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 28 (3.35%) Degree
5 14 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.32%) MCSE
6 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.08%) CCNA
8 9 (1.08%) CISSP
8 9 (1.08%) MCITP
9 8 (0.96%) OCP
9 8 (0.96%) RHCE
9 8 (0.96%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.84%) OCA
10 7 (0.84%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.63%) QA
2 13 (1.56%) GCP
3 12 (1.44%) SLA
4 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (9.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 71 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.38%) Active Directory
4 59 (7.07%) NFS
5 50 (5.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 49 (5.87%) Docker
7 44 (5.27%) Hyper-V
8 39 (4.67%) Samba
8 39 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (4.07%) Veritas File System
11 27 (3.23%) KVM
12 22 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (1.80%) Oracle Clusterware
14 12 (1.44%) Xen
15 9 (1.08%) SRDF
16 7 (0.84%) GlusterFS
16 7 (0.84%) Sendmail
16 7 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 6 (0.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 111 (13.29%) NetBackup
1 111 (13.29%) Puppet
2 68 (8.14%) Ansible
3 50 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (5.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 38 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 27 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
7 25 (2.99%) Backup Exec
8 24 (2.87%) Kubernetes
9 23 (2.75%) Tivoli
10 21 (2.51%) BladeLogic
11 20 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (2.16%) SCOM
13 17 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 16 (1.92%) Netcool
14 16 (1.92%) SCCM
15 15 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
16 14 (1.68%) Oracle ZFS
17 13 (1.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 328 (39.28%) Oracle
2 288 (34.49%) Red Hat
3 172 (20.60%) Sun
4 156 (18.68%) Veritas
5 126 (15.09%) HP
6 116 (13.89%) IBM
7 112 (13.41%) VMware
8 108 (12.93%) Cisco
9 90 (10.78%) EMC
10 65 (7.78%) Brocade
10 65 (7.78%) Microsoft
11 59 (7.07%) Symantec
12 55 (6.59%) F5
13 52 (6.23%) NetApp
13 52 (6.23%) SAP
13 52 (6.23%) TIBCO
14 48 (5.75%) Sybase
15 33 (3.95%) Citrix
16 30 (3.59%) Solace
17 29 (3.47%) Talarian