Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 277 253
Rank change year-on-year -74 -24 -17
Contract jobs citing Solaris 675 905 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.93% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 4.41% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 582 610
UK median daily rate £436 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.72% -4.71% +1.19%
10th Percentile £311 £288 £310
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £38.50 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +4.99% +1.16%
10th Percentile £24.63 £31.79 £17.80
90th Percentile £42.38 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.00 £36.84
% change year-on-year +10.14% +0.45% -5.55%

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 20,798 20,526 23,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,264 12,890 13,641
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +3.99% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,281 1,814
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -70 647 £450 +12.36% 89
UK excluding London -65 403 £400 +6.67% 65
London -43 266 £535 +12.63% 30
South East -63 133 £400 +6.67% 9
North of England -40 111 £400 +6.67% 20
North East -3 61 £350 - 3
Midlands +27 55 £353 -21.67% 14
East of England -5 46 £525 +33.76% 11
North West -1 37 £436 +9.06% 16
West Midlands +21 36 £481 +16.67% 10
South West +1 34 £400 +6.67% 5
Scotland -32 23 £388 +14.39% 2
East Midlands +16 19 £325 -34.34% 4
Yorkshire -8 13 £400 - 1
Wales +7 2 £393 -7.65% 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 515 (76.30%) Linux
2 471 (69.78%) Unix
3 235 (34.81%) Oracle
4 230 (34.07%) Red Hat
5 226 (33.48%) AIX
6 223 (33.04%) Windows
7 198 (29.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 194 (28.74%) Security Cleared
9 154 (22.81%) Shell Script
10 151 (22.37%) SAN
11 145 (21.48%) Finance
12 142 (21.04%) SC Cleared
13 121 (17.93%) SQL
14 111 (16.44%) Perl
15 107 (15.85%) Veritas
16 106 (15.70%) HP
17 98 (14.52%) Banking
18 97 (14.37%) Python
19 94 (13.93%) Sun
19 94 (13.93%) VMware
20 92 (13.63%) HPUX
21 91 (13.48%) Java
22 90 (13.33%) Middleware
23 88 (13.04%) ITIL
24 85 (12.59%) Migration
24 85 (12.59%) Firewall
25 84 (12.44%) Clustering
26 82 (12.15%) Windows Server
27 80 (11.85%) IBM
28 79 (11.70%) NetBackup

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 71 (10.52%) Apache
2 63 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 62 (9.19%) JBoss
4 61 (9.04%) WebLogic
5 35 (5.19%) WebSphere
6 34 (5.04%) MS Exchange
7 28 (4.15%) Confluence
8 24 (3.56%) MQSeries
9 23 (3.41%) OpenStack
10 22 (3.26%) iPlanet
10 22 (3.26%) Oracle Application Server
11 20 (2.96%) IIS
12 18 (2.67%) SharePoint
13 13 (1.93%) WebLogic Portal
14 11 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (1.04%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.89%) CMS
17 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.93%) HipChat
3 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (1.19%) Kondor
2 8 (1.19%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.30%) IaaS
2 29 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (2.81%) PaaS
5 18 (2.67%) SaaS
6 17 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.48%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.89%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.59%) Office 365
11 3 (0.44%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 151 (22.37%) SAN
2 85 (12.59%) Firewall
3 70 (10.37%) DNS
4 60 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 52 (7.70%) NAS
6 37 (5.48%) Fibre Channel
7 27 (4.00%) DHCP
8 23 (3.41%) WAN
9 21 (3.11%) Internet
10 18 (2.67%) LDAP
11 15 (2.22%) LAN
12 12 (1.78%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.48%) Network Security
14 9 (1.33%) SSH
15 8 (1.19%) FCoE
16 7 (1.04%) HTTP
16 7 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
17 6 (0.89%) FTP
17 6 (0.89%) SMTP
17 6 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 42 (6.22%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.78%) SQL Server
4 32 (4.74%) MySQL
5 24 (3.56%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.96%) DB2
7 18 (2.67%) Sybase ASE
8 16 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.44%) GIS
14 3 (0.44%) Informix
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.30%) JIRA
3 26 (3.85%) Maven
4 21 (3.11%) Subversion
5 14 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 14 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.78%) JUnit
7 11 (1.63%) Mockito
7 11 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.48%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.74%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (0.74%) Log4j
11 4 (0.59%) Ant
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.59%) Selenium
12 3 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.44%) Gradle
12 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 145 (21.48%) Finance
2 98 (14.52%) Banking
3 49 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.89%) Front Office
5 22 (3.26%) Legal
6 17 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.63%) Back Office
8 10 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.48%) Law
9 5 (0.74%) Retail
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
10 3 (0.44%) Local Government
10 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 132 (19.56%) Administrator
2 88 (13.04%) Unix Engineer
3 80 (11.85%) Developer
4 72 (10.67%) Systems Administrator
5 65 (9.63%) Unix Administrator
6 59 (8.74%) Architect
7 57 (8.44%) Solaris Engineer
8 47 (6.96%) C++ Developer
9 45 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 44 (6.52%) Analyst
11 41 (6.07%) Consultant
12 34 (5.04%) AIX Engineer
12 34 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
13 27 (4.00%) Solaris Administrator
14 25 (3.70%) Support Engineer
15 24 (3.56%) DBA
15 24 (3.56%) Linux Administrator
16 23 (3.41%) Storage Engineer
16 23 (3.41%) Support Analyst
16 23 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.33%) Middleware
2 62 (9.19%) J2EE
3 30 (4.44%) XML
4 24 (3.56%) Web Services
5 22 (3.26%) Spring
6 21 (3.11%) XSLT
7 19 (2.81%) Apache Camel
8 18 (2.67%) .NET
8 18 (2.67%) JSON
8 18 (2.67%) JSP
9 16 (2.37%) JMS
10 15 (2.22%) ISPF
11 14 (2.07%) Spring Boot
11 14 (2.07%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (1.93%) SOAP
13 12 (1.78%) REST
14 11 (1.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 11 (1.63%) boto
14 11 (1.63%) STL
15 10 (1.48%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.44%) Clustering
2 68 (10.07%) Data Centre
3 45 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.15%) Replication
6 23 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 22 (3.26%) SWIFT
8 17 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.22%) VSAM
10 12 (1.78%) EMC VMAX
11 9 (1.33%) Derivative
11 9 (1.33%) LPAR
12 8 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.19%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.19%) Fedwire
12 8 (1.19%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.04%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.04%) EMC VNXe
13 7 (1.04%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 515 (76.30%) Linux
2 471 (69.78%) Unix
3 226 (33.48%) AIX
4 223 (33.04%) Windows
5 198 (29.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (13.63%) HPUX
7 82 (12.15%) Windows Server
8 57 (8.44%) SUSE
9 52 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (2.81%) Windows XP
13 17 (2.52%) MVS
13 17 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (2.37%) VMS
15 15 (2.22%) VME
16 14 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (1.93%) Windows 7
18 9 (1.33%) Android
18 9 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (13.04%) ITIL
2 85 (12.59%) Migration
3 76 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 63 (9.33%) High Availability
6 58 (8.59%) Change Management
6 58 (8.59%) DevOps
7 56 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 44 (6.52%) Configuration Management
10 42 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
11 39 (5.78%) Open Source
12 38 (5.63%) Service Management
13 37 (5.48%) Service Delivery
14 35 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 32 (4.74%) Multithreaded Programming
16 30 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 29 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
17 29 (4.30%) Problem Management
18 28 (4.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (22.81%) Shell Script
2 121 (17.93%) SQL
3 111 (16.44%) Perl
4 97 (14.37%) Python
5 91 (13.48%) Java
6 61 (9.04%) C++
7 60 (8.89%) Bash Shell
8 53 (7.85%) Korn
9 33 (4.89%) Ruby
10 29 (4.30%) PowerShell
11 27 (4.00%) C
12 15 (2.22%) JCL
13 12 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.48%) C-shell
15 9 (1.33%) C#
16 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.89%) Tcl
17 5 (0.74%) AWK
18 4 (0.59%) Groovy
19 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 194 (28.74%) Security Cleared
2 142 (21.04%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.33%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.78%) Degree
6 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.04%) CISM
7 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.74%) CCNA
8 5 (0.74%) MCSE
8 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.74%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.59%) CISSP
9 4 (0.59%) RHCE
9 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.44%) CCNP
10 3 (0.44%) CCSP
10 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.37%) SLA
2 11 (1.63%) GCP
2 11 (1.63%) QA
2 11 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.33%) SEPA
4 7 (1.04%) PMO
5 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.30%) RMADS
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 64 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 41 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (5.33%) NFS
6 35 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 33 (4.89%) Docker
8 28 (4.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 25 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (3.56%) Samba
11 23 (3.41%) Veritas File System
12 20 (2.96%) vSphere
13 18 (2.67%) Xen
14 17 (2.52%) Hyper-V
15 16 (2.37%) Firmware
16 15 (2.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 15 (2.22%) Oracle Clusterware
16 15 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (2.22%) RACF
16 15 (2.22%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 79 (11.70%) NetBackup
2 72 (10.67%) Puppet
3 48 (7.11%) Ansible
4 43 (6.37%) Tivoli
5 37 (5.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 35 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 19 (2.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (2.67%) BladeLogic
9 18 (2.67%) Netcool
10 15 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 13 (1.93%) Kubernetes
12 11 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.63%) Mesos
12 11 (1.63%) Rancher
12 11 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (1.63%) SCCM
12 11 (1.63%) SCOM
13 9 (1.33%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 235 (34.81%) Oracle
2 230 (34.07%) Red Hat
3 107 (15.85%) Veritas
4 106 (15.70%) HP
5 94 (13.93%) Sun
5 94 (13.93%) VMware
6 80 (11.85%) IBM
7 71 (10.52%) EMC
8 60 (8.89%) Cisco
9 52 (7.70%) Microsoft
9 52 (7.70%) TIBCO
10 49 (7.26%) NetApp
11 44 (6.52%) Brocade
12 41 (6.07%) Sybase
13 32 (4.74%) Citrix
13 32 (4.74%) Symantec
14 31 (4.59%) Solace
14 31 (4.59%) Talarian
15 26 (3.85%) McAfee
16 22 (3.26%) BMC