Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 211 243
Rank change year-on-year -71 +32 -21
Contract jobs citing Solaris 838 1407 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.28% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.26% 5.73% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 909 634
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £305 £272 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +37.14% -0.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -54.78% +26.32% +7.55%

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 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 July 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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 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 -54 780 £425 +6.25% 46
UK excluding London -76 529 £395 +5.33% 30
London -51 299 £500 +9.05% 17
South East -27 185 £400 +3.23% 4
North of England -29 154 £388 +29.17% 7
North West +11 85 £425 - 1
Midlands +35 70 £375 +0.67% 7
East Midlands +18 54 £375 -2.72% 4
North East -18 53 £324 +15.63%
East of England -24 45 £420 +11.26% 4
Scotland -77 36 £400 -4.76%
South West -58 26 £390 -2.50% 7
Yorkshire +13 16 £363 -30.95% 6
West Midlands +13 14 £385 +8.45% 3
Northern Ireland -40 7 £600 +100.00%
Wales +4 6 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 623 (74.34%) Linux
2 501 (59.79%) Unix
3 340 (40.57%) Oracle
4 289 (34.49%) AIX
5 274 (32.70%) Windows
6 231 (27.57%) Red Hat
7 226 (26.97%) Security Cleared
8 198 (23.63%) Migration
9 196 (23.39%) SAN
10 190 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 184 (21.96%) Perl
12 179 (21.36%) Sun
13 177 (21.12%) SC Cleared
14 172 (20.53%) Finance
15 159 (18.97%) Java
16 155 (18.50%) Veritas
17 143 (17.06%) HPUX
18 139 (16.59%) SQL
19 137 (16.35%) IBM
20 135 (16.11%) Shell Script
21 129 (15.39%) VMware
22 126 (15.04%) HP
23 114 (13.60%) DevOps
23 114 (13.60%) Data Centre
24 112 (13.37%) Puppet
25 111 (13.25%) Korn
26 105 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
27 102 (12.17%) Python
28 101 (12.05%) Apache
29 99 (11.81%) Firewall

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
1 101 (12.05%) Apache
2 94 (11.22%) Tomcat
3 77 (9.19%) WebLogic
4 58 (6.92%) JBoss
5 51 (6.09%) WebSphere
6 40 (4.77%) iPlanet
7 36 (4.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 27 (3.22%) MS Exchange
9 24 (2.86%) OpenStack
10 19 (2.27%) MQSeries
11 17 (2.03%) Confluence
12 16 (1.91%) SharePoint
13 14 (1.67%) IIS
13 14 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2000
17 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 9 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.95%) HipChat
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 46 (5.49%) SAP ERP
2 20 (2.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.24%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Kondor
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.74%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.43%) IaaS
5 10 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.19%) Office 365
6 7 (0.84%) SaaS
7 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.72%) PaaS
8 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 196 (23.39%) SAN
2 99 (11.81%) Firewall
3 87 (10.38%) DNS
4 86 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 83 (9.90%) NAS
6 48 (5.73%) LDAP
7 46 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
8 41 (4.89%) DHCP
9 33 (3.94%) Internet
10 24 (2.86%) HTTP
11 23 (2.74%) WAN
12 21 (2.51%) iSCSI
12 21 (2.51%) SMTP
13 20 (2.39%) SSL
14 18 (2.15%) LAN
15 17 (2.03%) SSH
16 16 (1.91%) VLAN
17 12 (1.43%) IPsec
18 11 (1.31%) VPN
19 10 (1.19%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.50%) Oracle Database
2 54 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 44 (5.25%) MySQL
5 33 (3.94%) RDBMS
6 25 (2.98%) DB2
7 23 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (2.39%) Big Data
9 19 (2.27%) Sybase ASE
10 14 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.07%) KDB
Development Applications
1 34 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.10%) Maven
4 22 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (2.15%) JIRA
5 18 (2.15%) JUnit
6 16 (1.91%) Subversion
7 13 (1.55%) Artifactory
8 12 (1.43%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.31%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.95%) ClearCase
11 8 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.84%) GitLab
13 6 (0.72%) Ant
13 6 (0.72%) Mockito
13 6 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.48%) ClearQuest
15 4 (0.48%) Log4j
General
1 172 (20.53%) Finance
2 81 (9.67%) Banking
3 33 (3.94%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.86%) Legal
5 22 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.43%) Marketing
7 10 (1.19%) Electronics
8 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.07%) Front Office
9 6 (0.72%) Games
9 6 (0.72%) Retail
10 5 (0.60%) Law
10 5 (0.60%) Local Government
11 4 (0.48%) Military
12 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 129 (15.39%) Administrator
2 101 (12.05%) Developer
3 91 (10.86%) Unix Engineer
4 81 (9.67%) Systems Administrator
5 72 (8.59%) Unix Administrator
6 71 (8.47%) Architect
7 61 (7.28%) Solaris Engineer
8 56 (6.68%) Consultant
9 53 (6.32%) AIX Engineer
10 52 (6.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 45 (5.37%) Solaris Administrator
12 44 (5.25%) Analyst
13 41 (4.89%) Linux Administrator
13 41 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
14 37 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
15 36 (4.30%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 34 (4.06%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (3.94%) DBA
18 32 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 26 (3.10%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.67%) Middleware
2 67 (8.00%) J2EE
3 43 (5.13%) XML
4 41 (4.89%) Web Services
5 31 (3.70%) SOAP
6 28 (3.34%) XSLT
7 27 (3.22%) Spring
8 26 (3.10%) REST
9 24 (2.86%) JSON
10 23 (2.74%) .NET
11 18 (2.15%) Apache Camel
12 16 (1.91%) XSD
13 15 (1.79%) JDBC
13 15 (1.79%) Spring Security
14 14 (1.67%) HTML
14 14 (1.67%) Spring Boot
15 12 (1.43%) TIBCO EMS
16 11 (1.31%) JSP
17 10 (1.19%) Regular Expression
17 10 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 88 (10.50%) Clustering
3 44 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.13%) Replication
5 35 (4.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 27 (3.22%) Mainframe
7 24 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.31%) PMI
13 10 (1.19%) CMDB
13 10 (1.19%) Derivative
13 10 (1.19%) Grid Computing
13 10 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.07%) DataPower
14 9 (1.07%) EMC VNX
14 9 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 623 (74.34%) Linux
2 501 (59.79%) Unix
3 289 (34.49%) AIX
4 274 (32.70%) Windows
5 190 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 143 (17.06%) HPUX
7 50 (5.97%) SUSE
7 50 (5.97%) Windows Server
8 30 (3.58%) CentOS
9 25 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.07%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.84%) VMS
15 7 (0.84%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (23.63%) Migration
2 114 (13.60%) DevOps
3 105 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (11.10%) ITIL
5 81 (9.67%) High Availability
6 67 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 67 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 56 (6.68%) Load Balancing
8 47 (5.61%) ERP
9 43 (5.13%) Change Management
9 43 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
10 39 (4.65%) SDLC
11 34 (4.06%) TDD
12 27 (3.22%) Performance Monitoring
13 26 (3.10%) Multithreading
13 26 (3.10%) Time Management
14 25 (2.98%) Change Control
14 25 (2.98%) Data Migration
14 25 (2.98%) Problem Management
15 24 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 184 (21.96%) Perl
2 159 (18.97%) Java
3 139 (16.59%) SQL
4 135 (16.11%) Shell Script
5 111 (13.25%) Korn
6 102 (12.17%) Python
7 66 (7.88%) Bash Shell
8 33 (3.94%) C++
9 31 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 29 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.98%) T-SQL
12 24 (2.86%) JavaScript
13 18 (2.15%) C#
14 17 (2.03%) C-shell
15 13 (1.55%) C
16 12 (1.43%) Bourne shell
17 11 (1.31%) Ruby
18 10 (1.19%) AWK
19 9 (1.07%) PHP
19 9 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 226 (26.97%) Security Cleared
2 177 (21.12%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.13%) Degree
4 34 (4.06%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.15%) CISSP
6 11 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.07%) MCITP
8 9 (1.07%) MCSE
8 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.95%) CCNA
9 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.95%) CISM
9 8 (0.95%) OCP
9 8 (0.95%) RHCE
9 8 (0.95%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.84%) OCA
11 6 (0.72%) PMP
11 6 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.15%) QA
2 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.60%) COBIT
4 5 (0.60%) GCP
4 5 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) RMADS
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (9.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 78 (9.31%) Active Directory
4 53 (6.32%) NFS
5 47 (5.61%) Hyper-V
6 38 (4.53%) Docker
6 38 (4.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 36 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (3.70%) Veritas File System
10 23 (2.74%) KVM
10 23 (2.74%) Samba
11 18 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (1.91%) Oracle Clusterware
13 10 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.84%) GlusterFS
15 5 (0.60%) PowerHA
15 5 (0.60%) SRDF
16 4 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 112 (13.37%) Puppet
2 83 (9.90%) NetBackup
3 69 (8.23%) Ansible
4 49 (5.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 46 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (3.58%) Tivoli
7 25 (2.98%) Nagios
7 25 (2.98%) Netcool
8 24 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
9 23 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 22 (2.63%) SCOM
11 19 (2.27%) SCCM
12 18 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
12 18 (2.15%) Kubernetes
12 18 (2.15%) Oracle ZFS
12 18 (2.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 17 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (1.91%) Backup Exec
15 13 (1.55%) OpenView
15 13 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 340 (40.57%) Oracle
2 231 (27.57%) Red Hat
3 179 (21.36%) Sun
4 155 (18.50%) Veritas
5 137 (16.35%) IBM
6 129 (15.39%) VMware
7 126 (15.04%) HP
8 97 (11.58%) Cisco
9 81 (9.67%) EMC
10 76 (9.07%) SAP
11 57 (6.80%) Microsoft
12 55 (6.56%) NetApp
13 50 (5.97%) Sybase
14 48 (5.73%) Brocade
15 45 (5.37%) F5
16 40 (4.77%) Symantec
17 32 (3.82%) Citrix
18 28 (3.34%) TIBCO
19 21 (2.51%) PlateSpin
20 20 (2.39%) Splunk
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