Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 299 229
Rank change year-on-year -134 -70 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 525 731 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.81% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 3.93% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 444 757
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.59%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £285
90th Percentile £611 £596 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 19
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £33.14 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.46% -11.63% +41.51%
10th Percentile £20.13 £19.55 £20.95
90th Percentile £40.75 £46.64 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £33.14 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.46% -11.63% -3.85%

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 20,861 18,580 23,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 20.59% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,202 11,751 14,440
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,338 1,115 1,388
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +4.76%

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 May 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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -96 500 £425 -2.86% 70
UK excluding London -94 301 £400 - 46
London -102 219 £475 -5.00% 27
South East -63 114 £425 +10.75% 15
North of England -47 86 £400 - 8
Midlands -10 41 £378 -2.58% 3
North East +19 30 £385 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +1 28 £538 +34.38% 3
Yorkshire -14 28 £395 +7.12% 4
North West -63 28 £423 +2.42% 3
East of England +3 22 £625 +87.97% 11
South West +9 18 £396 +13.21% 6
East Midlands -11 13 £375 +5.63%
Scotland -66 13 £363 -7.05% 2
Northern Ireland -11 4 £293 -49.00%
Wales -11 4 £393 -12.73% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 408 (77.71%) Linux
2 388 (73.90%) Unix
3 191 (36.38%) Windows
3 191 (36.38%) Oracle
4 175 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 160 (30.48%) Red Hat
6 147 (28.00%) AIX
7 119 (22.67%) Finance
8 107 (20.38%) Shell Script
9 104 (19.81%) SAN
10 100 (19.05%) SQL
11 98 (18.67%) Security Cleared
12 96 (18.29%) Perl
13 92 (17.52%) VMware
14 80 (15.24%) Sun
15 74 (14.10%) HPUX
16 71 (13.52%) Java
16 71 (13.52%) Firewall
17 70 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 70 (13.33%) SC Cleared
18 67 (12.76%) Veritas
19 65 (12.38%) IBM
19 65 (12.38%) Banking
20 63 (12.00%) HP
21 62 (11.81%) Bash Shell
22 61 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
22 61 (11.62%) ITIL
22 61 (11.62%) Python
23 60 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure

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 38 (7.24%) WebSphere
2 34 (6.48%) Apache
3 30 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.95%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.57%) IIS
6 19 (3.62%) WebLogic
7 18 (3.43%) MQSeries
7 18 (3.43%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.24%) JBoss
9 16 (3.05%) Confluence
10 11 (2.10%) CMS
11 9 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.95%) SAS
14 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.95%) HipChat
5 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Kondor
2 4 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.38%) IaaS
4 21 (4.00%) PaaS
5 19 (3.62%) SaaS
6 17 (3.24%) GitHub
7 16 (3.05%) Office 365
8 7 (1.33%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 104 (19.81%) SAN
2 71 (13.52%) Firewall
3 42 (8.00%) DNS
4 31 (5.90%) WAN
5 29 (5.52%) LAN
6 28 (5.33%) NAS
7 26 (4.95%) Internet
8 24 (4.57%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.00%) DHCP
10 18 (3.43%) SMS
11 14 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (2.29%) HTTP
12 12 (2.29%) Multicast
12 12 (2.29%) SNMP
13 10 (1.90%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.90%) VLAN
14 9 (1.71%) SMTP
15 8 (1.52%) DMZ
15 8 (1.52%) SSH
16 7 (1.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.48%) Oracle Database
2 33 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.24%) Sybase ASE
5 16 (3.05%) MySQL
6 15 (2.86%) DB2
6 15 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.95%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.38%) Big Data
13 2 (0.38%) OLTP
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 31 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 29 (5.52%) Subversion
3 28 (5.33%) Maven
4 22 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (3.81%) Git (software)
6 17 (3.24%) JUnit
7 16 (3.05%) JIRA
7 16 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.10%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.90%) Mockito
10 9 (1.71%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.14%) Gradle
12 6 (1.14%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.95%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (0.95%) GitLab
13 5 (0.95%) Selenium
14 4 (0.76%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.76%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 119 (22.67%) Finance
2 65 (12.38%) Banking
3 23 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.43%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.43%) Front Office
4 18 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.90%) Back Office
5 10 (1.90%) Legal
6 6 (1.14%) Law
7 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Marketing
9 3 (0.57%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Local Government
9 3 (0.57%) Military
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (16.95%) Administrator
2 51 (9.71%) Systems Administrator
3 50 (9.52%) Analyst
4 48 (9.14%) Developer
5 46 (8.76%) Architect
6 42 (8.00%) Unix Engineer
7 36 (6.86%) Linux Administrator
8 35 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
9 33 (6.29%) Unix Administrator
10 30 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 30 (5.71%) Support Analyst
11 26 (4.95%) DBA
12 22 (4.19%) Consultant
12 22 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (4.00%) Applications Support
13 21 (4.00%) Solaris Engineer
14 18 (3.43%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (3.43%) C++ Developer
15 17 (3.24%) Solaris Administrator
16 16 (3.05%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.38%) Middleware
2 32 (6.10%) Web Services
3 30 (5.71%) J2EE
4 23 (4.38%) LDAP
5 21 (4.00%) Spring
6 19 (3.62%) Hibernate
6 19 (3.62%) JDBC
7 18 (3.43%) REST
7 18 (3.43%) XML
8 17 (3.24%) SOAP
9 15 (2.86%) ISPF
10 12 (2.29%) XSLT
11 11 (2.10%) Apache Camel
11 11 (2.10%) JSON
12 10 (1.90%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.90%) HTML
12 10 (1.90%) JMS
12 10 (1.90%) Spring Boot
12 10 (1.90%) XSD
13 8 (1.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 43 (8.19%) Management Information System
4 42 (8.00%) Clustering
5 30 (5.71%) Replication
6 22 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 15 (2.86%) VSAM
8 13 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.90%) PKI
11 9 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.71%) HACMP
12 7 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.33%) LPAR
13 6 (1.14%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.14%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 408 (77.71%) Linux
2 388 (73.90%) Unix
3 191 (36.38%) Windows
4 175 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 147 (28.00%) AIX
6 74 (14.10%) HPUX
7 58 (11.05%) Windows Server
8 43 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (4.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 24 (4.57%) CentOS
11 24 (4.57%) Windows 7
12 20 (3.81%) Windows XP
13 19 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (3.05%) MVS
15 15 (2.86%) VME
15 15 (2.86%) VMS
16 14 (2.67%) SUSE
16 14 (2.67%) Windows 2000
17 12 (2.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (11.62%) ITIL
1 61 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
2 50 (9.52%) DevOps
3 48 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (9.14%) Migration
4 41 (7.81%) Configuration Management
5 40 (7.62%) Change Management
5 40 (7.62%) Service Delivery
6 38 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (5.90%) Open Source
8 29 (5.52%) High Availability
8 29 (5.52%) Project Management
9 27 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.57%) Service Management
11 22 (4.19%) Multithreading
12 21 (4.00%) Information Security
12 21 (4.00%) ITIL V3
13 20 (3.81%) E-Commerce
13 20 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.38%) Shell Script
2 100 (19.05%) SQL
3 96 (18.29%) Perl
4 71 (13.52%) Java
5 62 (11.81%) Bash Shell
6 61 (11.62%) Python
7 40 (7.62%) PowerShell
8 39 (7.43%) Korn
9 30 (5.71%) C
10 21 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 20 (3.81%) C++
11 20 (3.81%) JavaScript
12 18 (3.43%) Ruby
13 15 (2.86%) JCL
13 15 (2.86%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.90%) C#
15 9 (1.71%) AWK
16 7 (1.33%) Bourne shell
17 6 (1.14%) Java 8
17 6 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 70 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.81%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.05%) Degree
5 12 (2.29%) RHCE
6 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.14%) CISSP
7 6 (1.14%) MCSE
8 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.76%) CISMP
9 4 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.76%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.57%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.57%) MCP
10 3 (0.57%) MCSA
10 3 (0.57%) OCP
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.38%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.24%) SLA
2 14 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.33%) PMO
4 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) QA
4 5 (0.95%) SEPA
5 4 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.76%) GDPR
5 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) COBIT
6 3 (0.57%) FISMA
6 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.19%) SAS 70
System Software
1 59 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (10.10%) Active Directory
3 34 (6.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 28 (5.33%) Firmware
5 27 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (4.19%) NFS
7 19 (3.62%) Docker
7 19 (3.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 18 (3.43%) vSphere
9 17 (3.24%) Hyper-V
9 17 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (2.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 15 (2.86%) RACF
11 14 (2.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 12 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.90%) KVM
14 9 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (1.52%) Veritas File System
15 8 (1.52%) Xen
16 7 (1.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 49 (9.33%) Ansible
2 43 (8.19%) Puppet
3 32 (6.10%) NetBackup
3 32 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (5.33%) Tivoli
5 19 (3.62%) Oracle ZFS
5 19 (3.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (3.43%) EMC NetWorker
7 15 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 14 (2.67%) Cobbler
8 14 (2.67%) Data Guard
8 14 (2.67%) Kubernetes
8 14 (2.67%) SCCM
9 13 (2.48%) CFEngine
9 13 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (2.48%) SCOM
9 13 (2.48%) Terraform
10 11 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (2.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 191 (36.38%) Oracle
2 160 (30.48%) Red Hat
3 92 (17.52%) VMware
4 80 (15.24%) Sun
5 70 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 67 (12.76%) Veritas
7 65 (12.38%) IBM
8 63 (12.00%) HP
9 53 (10.10%) EMC
10 36 (6.86%) NetApp
11 31 (5.90%) Brocade
12 30 (5.71%) Cisco
13 26 (4.95%) BMC
14 24 (4.57%) TIBCO
15 23 (4.38%) Sybase
16 16 (3.05%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.86%) Dell
18 14 (2.67%) Centrify
18 14 (2.67%) McAfee
19 13 (2.48%) SaltStack