Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 216 238
Rank change year-on-year -57 +22 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 883 1362 1143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.26% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.43% 5.64% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 905 657
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £274 £305
90th Percentile £578 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +35.85% -1.85%
10th Percentile £26.21 £17.50 £22.37
90th Percentile £41.13 £44.75 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.89 £36.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -19.75% +28.57% +3.70%

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 19935 24161 24753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.81% 22.28% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12530 15245 14463
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1131 1268 1978
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -49 828 £425 +6.25% 46
UK excluding London -57 557 £395 +5.33% 32
London -37 316 £500 +5.82% 19
South East -14 192 £400 +3.23% 8
North of England -35 167 £375 +20.97% 10
North West +15 85 £431 +1.47% 5
Midlands +70 79 £375 - 1
North East -10 66 £325 +16.07% 2
East Midlands +38 60 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England -23 50 £430 +14.67% 4
Scotland -64 36 £413 -0.90% 3
South West -48 24 £400 - 4
West Midlands +28 17 £380 +8.57%
Yorkshire +16 16 £400 -23.81% 3
Wales +14 6 £450 - 2
Northern Ireland -49 4 £400 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 668 (75.65%) Linux
2 545 (61.72%) Unix
3 364 (41.22%) Oracle
4 314 (35.56%) AIX
5 286 (32.39%) Windows
6 262 (29.67%) Security Cleared
7 250 (28.31%) Red Hat
8 211 (23.90%) Migration
9 207 (23.44%) SAN
10 204 (23.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 200 (22.65%) SC Cleared
12 195 (22.08%) Perl
13 191 (21.63%) Sun
14 166 (18.80%) Finance
15 156 (17.67%) Veritas
16 152 (17.21%) HPUX
17 151 (17.10%) Java
18 146 (16.53%) Shell Script
19 140 (15.86%) VMware
20 136 (15.40%) SQL
20 136 (15.40%) HP
21 131 (14.84%) IBM
22 128 (14.50%) Puppet
23 126 (14.27%) DevOps
24 122 (13.82%) Data Centre
24 122 (13.82%) Korn
25 119 (13.48%) Python
26 110 (12.46%) Apache
26 110 (12.46%) Firewall
27 108 (12.23%) Agile Software Development

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
1 110 (12.46%) Apache
2 102 (11.55%) Tomcat
3 88 (9.97%) WebLogic
4 70 (7.93%) JBoss
5 48 (5.44%) iPlanet
6 47 (5.32%) WebSphere
7 46 (5.21%) Oracle Application Server
8 33 (3.74%) MS Exchange
9 30 (3.40%) OpenStack
10 22 (2.49%) Confluence
11 21 (2.38%) SharePoint
12 19 (2.15%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.59%) IIS
14 12 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
15 11 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
15 11 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
16 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 25 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.25%) HipChat
4 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (5.44%) SAP ERP
2 25 (2.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) RMDS
7 1 (0.11%) BASE24
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Kondor
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.06%) OpenShift
4 15 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.70%) IaaS
5 10 (1.13%) Office 365
6 8 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.79%) PaaS
7 7 (0.79%) SaaS
8 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 207 (23.44%) SAN
2 110 (12.46%) Firewall
3 107 (12.12%) DNS
4 103 (11.66%) TCP/IP
5 76 (8.61%) NAS
6 55 (6.23%) Fibre Channel
7 52 (5.89%) LDAP
8 45 (5.10%) DHCP
9 33 (3.74%) Internet
10 29 (3.28%) WAN
11 28 (3.17%) iSCSI
12 23 (2.60%) HTTP
13 19 (2.15%) LAN
13 19 (2.15%) SMTP
14 18 (2.04%) SSL
14 18 (2.04%) VLAN
15 16 (1.81%) SSH
16 15 (1.70%) FCoE
17 11 (1.25%) VPN
18 7 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 62 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.78%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.10%) MySQL
5 38 (4.30%) RDBMS
6 29 (3.28%) DB2
7 23 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (2.60%) Sybase ASE
8 19 (2.15%) Big Data
9 17 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.36%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.13%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.51%) Maven
4 23 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (2.38%) JIRA
6 18 (2.04%) JUnit
7 17 (1.93%) Artifactory
8 14 (1.59%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.59%) Subversion
9 12 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.91%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.79%) GitLab
13 6 (0.68%) Ant
13 6 (0.68%) Mockito
13 6 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.45%) Log4j
15 4 (0.45%) Selenium
15 4 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 166 (18.80%) Finance
2 86 (9.74%) Banking
3 37 (4.19%) Investment Banking
4 26 (2.94%) Legal
5 25 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.36%) Front Office
6 12 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.36%) Marketing
7 10 (1.13%) Electronics
8 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.79%) Local Government
10 6 (0.68%) Games
11 5 (0.57%) Law
11 5 (0.57%) Retail
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Back Office
12 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 136 (15.40%) Administrator
2 109 (12.34%) Unix Engineer
3 98 (11.10%) Developer
4 82 (9.29%) Systems Administrator
5 74 (8.38%) Architect
6 72 (8.15%) Unix Administrator
7 65 (7.36%) Solaris Engineer
8 61 (6.91%) Consultant
9 57 (6.46%) AIX Engineer
10 51 (5.78%) Systems Engineer
11 50 (5.66%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 48 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
13 42 (4.76%) Solaris Administrator
14 41 (4.64%) Analyst
14 41 (4.64%) Linux Administrator
15 39 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
16 38 (4.30%) DBA
17 33 (3.74%) Unix Systems Engineer
18 32 (3.62%) Solaris Systems Administrator
19 29 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.97%) Middleware
2 75 (8.49%) J2EE
3 44 (4.98%) XML
4 38 (4.30%) Web Services
5 29 (3.28%) JSON
5 29 (3.28%) XSLT
6 28 (3.17%) .NET
6 28 (3.17%) SOAP
7 27 (3.06%) Spring
8 25 (2.83%) REST
9 22 (2.49%) Apache Camel
10 19 (2.15%) HTML
11 15 (1.70%) XSD
12 14 (1.59%) JDBC
12 14 (1.59%) Spring Boot
12 14 (1.59%) Spring Security
13 13 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
14 10 (1.13%) Regular Expression
15 9 (1.02%) JSP
16 8 (0.91%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 122 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 95 (10.76%) Clustering
3 43 (4.87%) Replication
4 34 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 25 (2.83%) Mainframe
5 25 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.25%) Derivative
10 11 (1.25%) Grid Computing
10 11 (1.25%) PMI
10 11 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.13%) CMDB
12 9 (1.02%) EMC VNX
12 9 (1.02%) PKI
13 8 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 668 (75.65%) Linux
2 545 (61.72%) Unix
3 314 (35.56%) AIX
4 286 (32.39%) Windows
5 204 (23.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 152 (17.21%) HPUX
7 64 (7.25%) SUSE
8 58 (6.57%) Windows Server
9 33 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (3.40%) CentOS
11 28 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.36%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.13%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.68%) VMS
18 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (23.90%) Migration
2 126 (14.27%) DevOps
3 108 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (11.78%) ITIL
5 89 (10.08%) High Availability
6 77 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 68 (7.70%) Load Balancing
8 62 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 50 (5.66%) ERP
10 47 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
11 42 (4.76%) Change Management
12 41 (4.64%) SDLC
13 37 (4.19%) TDD
14 32 (3.62%) Multithreading
15 31 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
16 28 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (2.83%) Data Migration
18 24 (2.72%) Change Control
18 24 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
19 23 (2.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 195 (22.08%) Perl
2 151 (17.10%) Java
3 146 (16.53%) Shell Script
4 136 (15.40%) SQL
5 122 (13.82%) Korn
6 119 (13.48%) Python
7 73 (8.27%) Bash Shell
8 41 (4.64%) C++
9 32 (3.62%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.17%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.49%) JavaScript
13 20 (2.27%) C#
13 20 (2.27%) C-shell
14 19 (2.15%) Ruby
15 11 (1.25%) C
16 10 (1.13%) AWK
16 10 (1.13%) Bourne shell
16 10 (1.13%) PHP
16 10 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 262 (29.67%) Security Cleared
2 200 (22.65%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.53%) Degree
4 39 (4.42%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.81%) CISSP
6 11 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.25%) MCSE
6 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.13%) CCNA
7 10 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.02%) MCITP
9 8 (0.91%) OCP
9 8 (0.91%) RHCE
9 8 (0.91%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.91%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.79%) OCA
11 6 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.27%) QA
2 9 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.02%) SLA
3 7 (0.79%) GCP
3 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.57%) COBIT
4 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.23%) RMADS
7 1 (0.11%) COSO
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (9.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 80 (9.06%) Active Directory
4 62 (7.02%) NFS
5 51 (5.78%) Hyper-V
6 44 (4.98%) Docker
7 42 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 34 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (3.51%) Samba
10 26 (2.94%) KVM
11 24 (2.72%) Veritas File System
12 19 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (1.81%) Oracle Clusterware
14 12 (1.36%) Xen
15 9 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.79%) GlusterFS
17 6 (0.68%) vSphere
18 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 4 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 128 (14.50%) Puppet
2 97 (10.99%) NetBackup
3 79 (8.95%) Ansible
4 53 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (5.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 27 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
7 26 (2.94%) Tivoli
8 23 (2.60%) Nagios
8 23 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 22 (2.49%) HP Data Protector
10 21 (2.38%) Kubernetes
11 20 (2.27%) Netcool
12 18 (2.04%) Backup Exec
12 18 (2.04%) Oracle ZFS
13 16 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (1.70%) BladeLogic
14 15 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (1.70%) SCCM
14 15 (1.70%) SCOM
14 15 (1.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 364 (41.22%) Oracle
2 250 (28.31%) Red Hat
3 191 (21.63%) Sun
4 156 (17.67%) Veritas
5 140 (15.86%) VMware
6 136 (15.40%) HP
7 131 (14.84%) IBM
8 107 (12.12%) Cisco
9 82 (9.29%) SAP
10 80 (9.06%) EMC
11 59 (6.68%) Microsoft
12 56 (6.34%) NetApp
13 55 (6.23%) Brocade
13 55 (6.23%) Sybase
14 53 (6.00%) F5
15 44 (4.98%) Symantec
16 32 (3.62%) Citrix
17 31 (3.51%) TIBCO
18 26 (2.94%) PlateSpin
19 21 (2.38%) Splunk