Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 222 245
Rank change year-on-year -65 +23 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 851 1231 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.16% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.11% 5.26% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 789 671
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £305 £265 £305
90th Percentile £633 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £362 £400
% change year-on-year +9.12% -9.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 30
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +34.58% -2.73%
10th Percentile £25.78 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.68 £39.13 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +15.28% +34.58% -2.73%

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 20695 23399 24398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.96% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13047 14730 14386
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1229 1298 1927
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

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 October 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 -39 820 £425 +6.25% 33
UK excluding London -63 539 £395 +9.12% 18
London +8 309 £525 +10.53% 16
North of England -33 178 £360 +5.88% 5
South East -15 170 £400 +8.11% 5
North East +1 84 £325 +8.33%
North West +9 76 £450 +5.88% 4
Midlands +59 73 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England -16 58 £500 +42.86% 5
East Midlands +47 43 £375 -42.31% 2
South West -47 31 £383 -4.38%
West Midlands +22 28 £375 -8.54%
Scotland -73 27 £400 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire +3 18 £400 -20.00% 1
Wales +3 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 663 (77.91%) Linux
2 562 (66.04%) Unix
3 328 (38.54%) Oracle
4 298 (35.02%) AIX
5 287 (33.73%) Red Hat
6 279 (32.78%) Security Cleared
7 271 (31.84%) Windows
8 219 (25.73%) SC Cleared
9 202 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 199 (23.38%) SAN
11 176 (20.68%) Perl
12 171 (20.09%) Sun
13 167 (19.62%) Migration
14 164 (19.27%) Shell Script
15 163 (19.15%) Finance
16 157 (18.45%) Veritas
17 141 (16.57%) Firewall
18 138 (16.22%) HPUX
19 134 (15.75%) SQL
20 131 (15.39%) Java
20 131 (15.39%) Python
21 127 (14.92%) HP
22 122 (14.34%) Apache
23 119 (13.98%) Middleware
24 118 (13.87%) IBM
25 115 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
26 114 (13.40%) VMware
27 113 (13.28%) Data Centre
28 112 (13.16%) Puppet
29 110 (12.93%) 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
1 122 (14.34%) Apache
2 108 (12.69%) Tomcat
3 107 (12.57%) WebLogic
4 95 (11.16%) JBoss
5 57 (6.70%) iPlanet
6 55 (6.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 37 (4.35%) WebSphere
8 36 (4.23%) MS Exchange
9 30 (3.53%) Confluence
10 28 (3.29%) OpenStack
11 24 (2.82%) SharePoint
12 22 (2.59%) MQSeries
13 20 (2.35%) IIS
14 19 (2.23%) WebLogic Portal
15 14 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 10 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
18 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
19 8 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.88%) HipChat
3 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (3.76%) SAP ERP
2 28 (3.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.59%) Kondor
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.06%) OpenShift
4 20 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.53%) IaaS
6 10 (1.18%) Office 365
7 8 (0.94%) PaaS
7 8 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (23.38%) SAN
2 141 (16.57%) Firewall
3 105 (12.34%) TCP/IP
4 95 (11.16%) DNS
5 72 (8.46%) NAS
6 68 (7.99%) Fibre Channel
7 43 (5.05%) LDAP
8 27 (3.17%) DHCP
8 27 (3.17%) Internet
9 21 (2.47%) WAN
10 20 (2.35%) iSCSI
11 19 (2.23%) HTTP
12 13 (1.53%) FCoE
12 13 (1.53%) SSH
12 13 (1.53%) SSL
13 11 (1.29%) LAN
14 10 (1.18%) Network Security
15 9 (1.06%) SMTP
16 8 (0.94%) FTP
16 8 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.11%) Oracle Database
2 62 (7.29%) Relational Database
3 45 (5.29%) MySQL
4 42 (4.94%) RDBMS
5 41 (4.82%) SQL Server
6 34 (4.00%) DB2
7 19 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.00%) Sybase ASE
9 15 (1.76%) Big Data
9 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 11 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.94%) Maven
3 32 (3.76%) JIRA
4 24 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.35%) Artifactory
6 18 (2.12%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.12%) Subversion
7 15 (1.76%) JUnit
8 8 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.94%) Mockito
8 8 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (0.59%) Log4j
11 4 (0.47%) FishEye
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 163 (19.15%) Finance
2 99 (11.63%) Banking
3 55 (6.46%) Investment Banking
4 28 (3.29%) Front Office
5 25 (2.94%) Legal
6 24 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.06%) Back Office
10 8 (0.94%) Electronics
10 8 (0.94%) Marketing
11 7 (0.82%) Law
12 6 (0.71%) Games
13 5 (0.59%) Local Government
14 3 (0.35%) Advertising
14 3 (0.35%) Retail
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 147 (17.27%) Administrator
2 142 (16.69%) Unix Engineer
3 93 (10.93%) Developer
4 84 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
5 81 (9.52%) Solaris Engineer
6 76 (8.93%) Architect
6 76 (8.93%) Unix Administrator
7 56 (6.58%) Consultant
8 52 (6.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 49 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
10 48 (5.64%) C++ Developer
11 47 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
12 44 (5.17%) AIX Engineer
12 44 (5.17%) Solaris Administrator
13 39 (4.58%) Unix Systems Engineer
14 38 (4.47%) Linux Administrator
15 31 (3.64%) DBA
16 28 (3.29%) Analyst
17 27 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
17 27 (3.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (13.98%) Middleware
2 93 (10.93%) J2EE
3 36 (4.23%) XML
4 34 (4.00%) .NET
5 28 (3.29%) XSLT
6 26 (3.06%) Apache Camel
7 25 (2.94%) JSON
7 25 (2.94%) Spring
8 22 (2.59%) Web Services
9 18 (2.12%) SOAP
9 18 (2.12%) Spring Boot
10 17 (2.00%) REST
11 16 (1.88%) TIBCO EMS
12 14 (1.65%) JMS
13 13 (1.53%) boto
14 12 (1.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 12 (1.41%) HTML
14 12 (1.41%) STL
15 11 (1.29%) Regular Expression
16 9 (1.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 103 (12.10%) Clustering
3 41 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (4.23%) Replication
5 31 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 25 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.47%) Mainframe
8 17 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.29%) Derivative
11 11 (1.29%) PMI
12 10 (1.18%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.18%) HP Storage
13 9 (1.06%) SWIFT
14 8 (0.94%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.82%) PKI
16 6 (0.71%) Oracle Exalogic
17 5 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 663 (77.91%) Linux
2 562 (66.04%) Unix
3 298 (35.02%) AIX
4 271 (31.84%) Windows
5 202 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 138 (16.22%) HPUX
7 87 (10.22%) SUSE
8 58 (6.82%) Windows Server
9 32 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.12%) CentOS
12 15 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.53%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.29%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.71%) Windows 7
19 5 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (19.62%) Migration
2 115 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (12.57%) ITIL
4 103 (12.10%) Load Balancing
5 96 (11.28%) High Availability
6 91 (10.69%) DevOps
7 83 (9.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (6.70%) Performance Tuning
9 55 (6.46%) Configuration Management
10 54 (6.35%) Multithreading
11 52 (6.11%) Change Management
12 42 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 37 (4.35%) SDLC
14 35 (4.11%) ERP
14 35 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (4.00%) Scrum
16 28 (3.29%) Multithreaded Programming
16 28 (3.29%) Problem Management
17 26 (3.06%) TDD
17 26 (3.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (20.68%) Perl
2 164 (19.27%) Shell Script
3 134 (15.75%) SQL
4 131 (15.39%) Java
4 131 (15.39%) Python
5 103 (12.10%) Korn
6 72 (8.46%) Bash Shell
7 64 (7.52%) C++
8 30 (3.53%) Ruby
9 24 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.47%) C-shell
11 17 (2.00%) C#
12 16 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.76%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.53%) AWK
14 13 (1.53%) C
14 13 (1.53%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.18%) VBScript
16 9 (1.06%) Tcl
16 9 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 279 (32.78%) Security Cleared
2 219 (25.73%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.47%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.41%) Degree
5 14 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.29%) MCSE
6 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.06%) CCNA
8 9 (1.06%) CISSP
8 9 (1.06%) MCITP
9 8 (0.94%) OCP
9 8 (0.94%) RHCE
9 8 (0.94%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.82%) OCA
10 7 (0.82%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.59%) QA
2 13 (1.53%) GCP
3 12 (1.41%) SLA
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (9.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 72 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.23%) Active Directory
4 59 (6.93%) NFS
5 50 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 49 (5.76%) Docker
7 44 (5.17%) Hyper-V
8 39 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (4.47%) Samba
10 36 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (4.00%) Veritas File System
12 27 (3.17%) KVM
13 22 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (1.76%) Oracle Clusterware
15 12 (1.41%) Xen
16 9 (1.06%) SRDF
17 7 (0.82%) GlusterFS
17 7 (0.82%) Sendmail
17 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 6 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 112 (13.16%) Puppet
2 110 (12.93%) NetBackup
3 68 (7.99%) Ansible
4 51 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (5.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 38 (4.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 27 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
7 24 (2.82%) Backup Exec
7 24 (2.82%) Kubernetes
8 23 (2.70%) Tivoli
9 21 (2.47%) BladeLogic
10 20 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (2.12%) SCOM
12 17 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 16 (1.88%) Netcool
13 16 (1.88%) SCCM
14 15 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (1.76%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (1.65%) Oracle ZFS
16 13 (1.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 328 (38.54%) Oracle
2 287 (33.73%) Red Hat
3 171 (20.09%) Sun
4 157 (18.45%) Veritas
5 127 (14.92%) HP
6 118 (13.87%) IBM
7 114 (13.40%) VMware
8 107 (12.57%) Cisco
9 89 (10.46%) EMC
10 65 (7.64%) Brocade
10 65 (7.64%) Microsoft
11 58 (6.82%) Symantec
12 55 (6.46%) F5
13 53 (6.23%) SAP
14 52 (6.11%) NetApp
15 50 (5.88%) TIBCO
16 48 (5.64%) Sybase
17 34 (4.00%) Citrix
18 30 (3.53%) Solace
19 29 (3.41%) Talarian