Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 241 243
Rank change year-on-year -75 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Solaris 831 1139 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.08% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 5.02% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 734 651
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -5.94% +4.42%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £300
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 33
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% +0.87%
10th Percentile £26.35 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.45 £50.00 £50.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +15.28% +32.11% -5.22%

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 21602 22697 24137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.94% 21.53% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 14304 14225
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1307 1310 1932
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 14 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 22 November 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 -53 804 £425 +6.25% 24
UK excluding London -68 515 £400 +8.11% 18
London -6 311 £525 +10.53% 6
South East -36 165 £400 +8.11% 4
North of England -52 144 £361 +3.21% 6
Midlands +64 79 £375 -11.76% 2
North East -4 74 £325 +4.84%
East of England -5 63 £463 +23.33% 5
North West -19 53 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +33 40 £375 -42.31% 2
South West -26 40 £400 - 1
West Midlands +32 38 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -62 25 £398 +16.91%
Yorkshire +1 17 £400 -19.19% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 656 (78.94%) Linux
2 564 (67.87%) Unix
3 310 (37.30%) Oracle
4 285 (34.30%) Red Hat
5 281 (33.81%) Windows
6 278 (33.45%) AIX
7 249 (29.96%) Security Cleared
8 214 (25.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 201 (24.19%) SAN
10 188 (22.62%) SC Cleared
11 174 (20.94%) Perl
12 169 (20.34%) Finance
13 166 (19.98%) Shell Script
14 157 (18.89%) Veritas
14 157 (18.89%) Sun
15 140 (16.85%) Java
16 135 (16.25%) SQL
17 132 (15.88%) Python
17 132 (15.88%) Migration
18 128 (15.40%) HP
19 121 (14.56%) Firewall
20 119 (14.32%) VMware
21 117 (14.08%) Middleware
22 114 (13.72%) HPUX
23 112 (13.48%) Apache
23 112 (13.48%) NetBackup
24 110 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
25 107 (12.88%) ITIL
26 106 (12.76%) IBM
26 106 (12.76%) Banking

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
1 112 (13.48%) Apache
2 101 (12.15%) Tomcat
3 96 (11.55%) WebLogic
4 94 (11.31%) JBoss
5 49 (5.90%) iPlanet
6 47 (5.66%) Oracle Application Server
7 38 (4.57%) WebSphere
8 37 (4.45%) MS Exchange
9 33 (3.97%) Confluence
10 32 (3.85%) OpenStack
11 29 (3.49%) MQSeries
12 23 (2.77%) SharePoint
13 20 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
14 18 (2.17%) IIS
15 13 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
18 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
19 7 (0.84%) EPiServer
Applications
1 27 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.93%) HipChat
3 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (3.49%) SAP ERP
2 27 (3.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.60%) Kondor
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.13%) OpenShift
4 23 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (2.17%) IaaS
6 13 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.96%) Office 365
7 8 (0.96%) PaaS
7 8 (0.96%) SaaS
8 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.60%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.36%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 201 (24.19%) SAN
2 121 (14.56%) Firewall
3 96 (11.55%) TCP/IP
4 89 (10.71%) DNS
5 72 (8.66%) NAS
6 68 (8.18%) Fibre Channel
7 39 (4.69%) LDAP
8 31 (3.73%) DHCP
9 26 (3.13%) Internet
10 23 (2.77%) WAN
11 21 (2.53%) iSCSI
12 17 (2.05%) HTTP
13 14 (1.68%) FCoE
13 14 (1.68%) SSH
14 11 (1.32%) SMTP
15 10 (1.20%) LAN
15 10 (1.20%) Network Security
16 9 (1.08%) VLAN
17 8 (0.96%) FTP
17 8 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.03%) Oracle Database
2 59 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 45 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 41 (4.93%) MySQL
5 38 (4.57%) RDBMS
6 31 (3.73%) DB2
7 20 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.05%) Sybase ASE
9 12 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.96%) Big Data
13 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.60%) MS Access
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.66%) Maven
3 33 (3.97%) JIRA
4 28 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (2.53%) Subversion
7 20 (2.41%) Artifactory
7 20 (2.41%) JUnit
8 18 (2.17%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.44%) Mockito
10 11 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.96%) Log4j
12 8 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (0.48%) FishEye
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 169 (20.34%) Finance
2 106 (12.76%) Banking
3 53 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.49%) Front Office
5 28 (3.37%) Legal
6 23 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.08%) Back Office
8 9 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.08%) Law
9 7 (0.84%) Electronics
9 7 (0.84%) Games
9 7 (0.84%) Marketing
10 5 (0.60%) Retail
11 4 (0.48%) Local Government
12 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 153 (18.41%) Administrator
2 130 (15.64%) Unix Engineer
3 91 (10.95%) Developer
4 89 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 83 (9.99%) Solaris Engineer
6 78 (9.39%) Unix Administrator
7 69 (8.30%) Architect
8 55 (6.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 53 (6.38%) Consultant
10 47 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
11 46 (5.54%) AIX Engineer
12 45 (5.42%) C++ Developer
13 40 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (4.33%) Solaris Administrator
15 34 (4.09%) Linux Administrator
16 32 (3.85%) Analyst
17 31 (3.73%) DBA
17 31 (3.73%) Storage Engineer
17 31 (3.73%) Unix Systems Engineer
18 27 (3.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (14.08%) Middleware
2 87 (10.47%) J2EE
3 39 (4.69%) XML
4 34 (4.09%) .NET
5 33 (3.97%) Spring
6 31 (3.73%) Web Services
7 30 (3.61%) Apache Camel
8 29 (3.49%) XSLT
9 28 (3.37%) JSON
10 22 (2.65%) Spring Boot
11 21 (2.53%) REST
11 21 (2.53%) SOAP
12 19 (2.29%) TIBCO EMS
13 17 (2.05%) JMS
13 17 (2.05%) JSP
14 13 (1.56%) boto
14 13 (1.56%) HTML
15 11 (1.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 11 (1.32%) JDBC
15 11 (1.32%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 98 (11.79%) Clustering
3 41 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (4.81%) Replication
5 32 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 28 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (2.17%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.93%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.44%) Derivative
12 11 (1.32%) Grid Computing
12 11 (1.32%) PMI
13 10 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
13 10 (1.20%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.20%) HP Storage
14 7 (0.84%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (0.84%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 656 (78.94%) Linux
2 564 (67.87%) Unix
3 281 (33.81%) Windows
4 278 (33.45%) AIX
5 214 (25.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 114 (13.72%) HPUX
7 80 (9.63%) SUSE
8 64 (7.70%) Windows Server
9 46 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (2.05%) CentOS
13 16 (1.93%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.44%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.08%) Android
16 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (15.88%) Migration
2 110 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (12.88%) ITIL
4 96 (11.55%) Load Balancing
5 89 (10.71%) DevOps
6 84 (10.11%) High Availability
7 80 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 59 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
9 56 (6.74%) Configuration Management
10 54 (6.50%) Change Management
11 52 (6.26%) Multithreading
12 43 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
13 40 (4.81%) SDLC
14 34 (4.09%) Risk Management
14 34 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (3.97%) Scrum
16 32 (3.85%) ERP
16 32 (3.85%) Project Management
17 30 (3.61%) E-Commerce
17 30 (3.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 174 (20.94%) Perl
2 166 (19.98%) Shell Script
3 140 (16.85%) Java
4 135 (16.25%) SQL
5 132 (15.88%) Python
6 106 (12.76%) Korn
7 75 (9.03%) Bash Shell
8 65 (7.82%) C++
9 28 (3.37%) Ruby
10 25 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.65%) C-shell
12 18 (2.17%) C#
13 15 (1.81%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.44%) C
16 11 (1.32%) AWK
16 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.20%) VBScript
18 9 (1.08%) Groovy
18 9 (1.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 249 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 188 (22.62%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 22 (2.65%) Degree
5 17 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.20%) CISM
7 10 (1.20%) CISSP
7 10 (1.20%) MCSE
7 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.96%) CCNA
10 7 (0.84%) MCITP
10 7 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.72%) PMP
11 6 (0.72%) RHCE
11 6 (0.72%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.72%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.60%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.41%) QA
2 13 (1.56%) GCP
3 11 (1.32%) SLA
4 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.60%) PMO
6 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.48%) SEPA
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.24%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 80 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (8.90%) Active Directory
3 72 (8.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 57 (6.86%) NFS
5 51 (6.14%) Docker
6 49 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 42 (5.05%) Hyper-V
9 38 (4.57%) Samba
10 36 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (4.09%) Veritas File System
12 26 (3.13%) KVM
13 23 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (2.29%) Oracle Clusterware
15 14 (1.68%) vSphere
16 13 (1.56%) SRDF
17 12 (1.44%) Xen
18 11 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 8 (0.96%) Firmware
19 8 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 112 (13.48%) NetBackup
2 99 (11.91%) Puppet
3 69 (8.30%) Ansible
4 53 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 49 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (4.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 27 (3.25%) HP Data Protector
8 25 (3.01%) Backup Exec
8 25 (3.01%) BladeLogic
9 24 (2.89%) Kubernetes
9 24 (2.89%) Tivoli
10 20 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (2.17%) Netcool
12 17 (2.05%) SCOM
12 17 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 15 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
14 14 (1.68%) SCCM
15 13 (1.56%) Mesos
15 13 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 310 (37.30%) Oracle
2 285 (34.30%) Red Hat
3 157 (18.89%) Sun
3 157 (18.89%) Veritas
4 128 (15.40%) HP
5 119 (14.32%) VMware
6 106 (12.76%) IBM
7 105 (12.64%) Cisco
8 94 (11.31%) EMC
9 69 (8.30%) Brocade
10 65 (7.82%) Microsoft
11 61 (7.34%) NetApp
12 60 (7.22%) Symantec
13 52 (6.26%) TIBCO
14 49 (5.90%) Sybase
15 48 (5.78%) SAP
16 44 (5.29%) F5
17 38 (4.57%) Citrix
18 28 (3.37%) Solace
19 27 (3.25%) Talarian