Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 279 218
Rank change year-on-year -146 -61 +23
Contract jobs citing Solaris 553 884 1,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.92% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 4.47% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 539 925
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £275
90th Percentile £588 £576 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 15
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £20.18 £26.21 £17.50
90th Percentile £50.08 £41.13 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.89 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.30% -19.75% +24.14%

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 21,320 19,785 24,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.69% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,284 12,447 15,352
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £190 £208
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 1,135 1,294
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.70 £44.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -148 514 £425 - 54
UK excluding London -130 327 £400 +1.27% 36
London -96 221 £475 -5.00% 20
South East -70 135 £400 - 8
North of England -100 70 £400 +7.38% 7
East of England -16 44 £423 -1.17% 8
Yorkshire +1 31 £400 - 5
North West -63 31 £474 +9.91% 2
Midlands -70 30 £380 +1.33% 4
Scotland -50 28 £381 -4.69% 1
West Midlands -22 22 £595 +56.58% 1
South West -15 14 £363 -9.38% 7
East Midlands -50 8 £375 - 3
North East -58 8 £325 -
Northern Ireland +34 4 £293 -41.35%
Wales -19 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 422 (76.31%) Linux
2 379 (68.54%) Unix
3 256 (46.29%) Oracle
4 199 (35.99%) Windows
5 171 (30.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 157 (28.39%) Red Hat
7 130 (23.51%) SAN
7 130 (23.51%) Finance
8 127 (22.97%) AIX
9 120 (21.70%) VMware
10 116 (20.98%) Perl
11 113 (20.43%) SQL
12 103 (18.63%) Shell Script
13 86 (15.55%) Microsoft
13 86 (15.55%) Security Cleared
14 77 (13.92%) Active Directory
15 75 (13.56%) Sun
16 73 (13.20%) Apache
16 73 (13.20%) Banking
17 72 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 71 (12.84%) Oracle Database
19 69 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (12.48%) DNS
20 68 (12.30%) Veritas
21 66 (11.93%) Middleware
21 66 (11.93%) Python
22 65 (11.75%) Ansible
23 64 (11.57%) Java
24 63 (11.39%) ITIL
25 61 (11.03%) Problem-Solving

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 73 (13.20%) Apache
2 41 (7.41%) IIS
3 39 (7.05%) WebLogic
4 37 (6.69%) WebSphere
5 33 (5.97%) Tomcat
6 26 (4.70%) JBoss
6 26 (4.70%) SharePoint
7 23 (4.16%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.99%) Confluence
8 11 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (1.99%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (1.45%) CMS
9 8 (1.45%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.90%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.90%) nginx
12 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) HipChat
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.36%) Kondor
4 2 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.25%) Office 365
4 16 (2.89%) GitHub
5 9 (1.63%) IaaS
6 8 (1.45%) PaaS
7 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.90%) SaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Akamai
9 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 130 (23.51%) SAN
2 69 (12.48%) DNS
3 60 (10.85%) Firewall
4 48 (8.68%) TCP/IP
5 32 (5.79%) Internet
6 30 (5.42%) NAS
7 24 (4.34%) HTTP
8 23 (4.16%) DHCP
8 23 (4.16%) WAN
9 22 (3.98%) LAN
10 21 (3.80%) SSH
11 19 (3.44%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (3.07%) VLAN
13 15 (2.71%) FTP
13 15 (2.71%) SSL
14 14 (2.53%) SMS
15 12 (2.17%) DMZ
15 12 (2.17%) SMTP
16 11 (1.99%) DSL
17 10 (1.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.84%) Oracle Database
2 60 (10.85%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (3.80%) MySQL
5 19 (3.44%) DB2
5 19 (3.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (2.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 15 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.45%) Ingres
10 8 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.45%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (1.27%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (8.32%) Jenkins
2 31 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.80%) Maven
4 18 (3.25%) Subversion
5 15 (2.71%) JIRA
6 11 (1.99%) GitLab
6 11 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.27%) JUnit
9 6 (1.08%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.08%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.08%) Selenium
10 5 (0.90%) AccuRev
10 5 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.90%) ERwin
10 5 (0.90%) Gradle
10 5 (0.90%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.72%) Ant
11 4 (0.72%) ClearCase
General
1 130 (23.51%) Finance
2 73 (13.20%) Banking
3 29 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.62%) Financial Institution
4 20 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.81%) Back Office
6 9 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.45%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Front Office
8 6 (1.08%) Marketing
8 6 (1.08%) Military
9 4 (0.72%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 101 (18.26%) Administrator
2 74 (13.38%) Developer
3 64 (11.57%) Systems Administrator
4 51 (9.22%) Unix Administrator
5 42 (7.59%) Architect
6 41 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
7 37 (6.69%) Analyst
8 36 (6.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 35 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (5.79%) DBA
11 31 (5.61%) Unix Engineer
12 29 (5.24%) Oracle DBA
13 27 (4.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 25 (4.52%) Project Manager
15 22 (3.98%) Solaris Administrator
16 20 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
17 19 (3.44%) Consultant
17 19 (3.44%) Solaris Engineer
18 18 (3.25%) C++ Developer
18 18 (3.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.93%) Middleware
2 44 (7.96%) Web Services
3 37 (6.69%) J2EE
4 36 (6.51%) LDAP
5 24 (4.34%) Spring
6 17 (3.07%) XML
7 15 (2.71%) SOAP
8 14 (2.53%) REST
9 11 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.81%) .NET
10 10 (1.81%) HTML
10 10 (1.81%) JMS
10 10 (1.81%) LAMP
10 10 (1.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 10 (1.81%) SAML
11 9 (1.63%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.63%) JDBC
12 8 (1.45%) CGI
12 8 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 39 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.87%) Clustering
5 26 (4.70%) Replication
6 21 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.80%) Mainframe
7 14 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.99%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.81%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (1.81%) Freedom of Information Act
9 10 (1.81%) PKI
10 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.45%) Derivative
12 7 (1.27%) Equities
12 7 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.72%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 422 (76.31%) Linux
2 379 (68.54%) Unix
3 199 (35.99%) Windows
4 171 (30.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (22.97%) AIX
6 44 (7.96%) CentOS
7 43 (7.78%) Windows Server
8 38 (6.87%) HPUX
9 32 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (4.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 23 (4.16%) Windows XP
12 22 (3.98%) Windows 7
13 17 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (2.89%) SUSE
14 16 (2.89%) Windows 2000
14 16 (2.89%) Windows NT
15 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (2.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 10 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (1.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (11.39%) ITIL
3 61 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (10.67%) DevOps
5 53 (9.58%) Project Management
6 51 (9.22%) Configuration Management
7 45 (8.14%) Migration
8 43 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (6.87%) Change Management
10 35 (6.33%) Service Delivery
11 25 (4.52%) Deployment Automation
11 25 (4.52%) Information Security
12 24 (4.34%) Data Protection
13 23 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (4.16%) Scrum
14 21 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (3.80%) Incident Management
14 21 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 116 (20.98%) Perl
2 113 (20.43%) SQL
3 103 (18.63%) Shell Script
4 66 (11.93%) Python
5 64 (11.57%) Java
6 57 (10.31%) Bash Shell
7 37 (6.69%) Korn
8 27 (4.88%) PL/SQL
9 25 (4.52%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.34%) Ruby
11 23 (4.16%) C
12 21 (3.80%) C++
12 21 (3.80%) JavaScript
13 18 (3.25%) C#
14 13 (2.35%) PHP
15 12 (2.17%) AWK
16 11 (1.99%) Bourne shell
17 8 (1.45%) Java 8
17 8 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 86 (15.55%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.44%) Degree
4 14 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.17%) RHCE
6 9 (1.63%) CISSP
7 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.90%) MCSE
9 5 (0.90%) OCP
9 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.90%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.72%) CISA
10 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CISMP
10 4 (0.72%) OCA
11 3 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.89%) SLA
2 9 (1.63%) GDPR
3 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.08%) PMO
3 6 (1.08%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) COBIT
5 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.54%) GCP
6 2 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 77 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 72 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 37 (6.69%) NFS
5 28 (5.06%) Docker
6 25 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.98%) vSphere
8 20 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (3.44%) Firmware
10 18 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (1.99%) Hyper-V
11 11 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.45%) Veritas File System
13 7 (1.27%) GlusterFS
14 6 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.90%) KVM
15 5 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
16 4 (0.72%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.72%) Xen
17 3 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (11.75%) Ansible
2 52 (9.40%) Puppet
3 38 (6.87%) NetBackup
4 37 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (5.61%) Oracle ZFS
6 18 (3.25%) Data Guard
7 17 (3.07%) CFEngine
7 17 (3.07%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (2.89%) SCCM
8 16 (2.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 15 (2.71%) Terraform
9 15 (2.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (2.35%) Kubernetes
10 13 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (2.35%) SCOM
11 11 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 256 (46.29%) Oracle
2 157 (28.39%) Red Hat
3 120 (21.70%) VMware
4 86 (15.55%) Microsoft
5 75 (13.56%) Sun
6 68 (12.30%) Veritas
7 58 (10.49%) IBM
8 53 (9.58%) EMC
9 51 (9.22%) NetApp
10 37 (6.69%) Cisco
11 36 (6.51%) HP
12 28 (5.06%) Brocade
13 24 (4.34%) Citrix
13 24 (4.34%) McAfee
14 22 (3.98%) Sybase
15 19 (3.44%) Palo Alto
16 18 (3.25%) Dell
16 18 (3.25%) webMethods
17 17 (3.07%) BEA
18 16 (2.89%) SAP