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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 219 236
Rank change year-on-year -74 +17  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 343 598 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.65% 5.15% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 391 313
Median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -10.12%  

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 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Solaris as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -64 302 £425 - 43
London -25 134 £500 +9.89% 24
South East -30 84 £391 -2.18% 6
Surrey -15 35 £413 -8.27% 3
Hampshire +14 26 £370 -2.63% 2
North West +17 25 £408 -9.44% 1
City of London -2 23 £559 +20.81% 9
Scotland -38 16 £355 -18.85% 5
Yorkshire +24 14 £360 -15.29% 1
Epsom +8 14 £400 -
East Midlands -22 14 £350 -7.34% 1
South West -19 13 £306 -23.43% 5
Belfast - 13 £600 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £600 -
County Antrim - 13 £600 -
Derbyshire -13 11 £355 -7.91%
Derby -3 10 £355 -
West Yorkshire +22 9 £338 -38.63% 1
Hook +16 8 £365 -14.11%
Manchester +15 8 £356 -20.83%
East of England -19 8 £333 -30.00% 5
Liverpool +6 7 £413 -17.50%
Berkshire +3 7 £400 -11.11% 1
Merseyside +2 7 £413 -17.50%
Glasgow +2 7 £355 -15.47% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 7 £391 +38.49%
North East -16 7 £391 +38.49%
Tyne and Wear -17 7 £391 +38.49%
Leeds - 7 £338 -
Edinburgh -37 6 £700 +60.00% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 583 (79.21%) Linux
2 451 (61.28%) Unix
3 312 (42.39%) Oracle
4 260 (35.33%) Red Hat
5 259 (35.19%) Windows
6 214 (29.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 203 (27.58%) SAN
8 186 (25.27%) Perl
9 185 (25.14%) Finance
10 180 (24.46%) AIX
11 178 (24.18%) VMware
12 154 (20.92%) SQL
13 150 (20.38%) IBM
14 141 (19.16%) Sun
15 137 (18.61%) Java
16 131 (17.80%) Veritas
17 127 (17.26%) Shell Script
18 118 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 109 (14.81%) HP
20 107 (14.54%) Security Cleared
21 106 (14.40%) Migration
22 104 (14.13%) NAS
23 102 (13.86%) Banking
24 96 (13.04%) Cisco
25 93 (12.64%) DNS
26 90 (12.23%) NetApp
27 88 (11.96%) EMC
28 86 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
29 83 (11.28%) Windows Server
30 80 (10.87%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 66 (8.97%) WebSphere
2 58 (7.88%) Apache
3 52 (7.07%) Tomcat
4 46 (6.25%) WebLogic
5 23 (3.13%) IIS
6 15 (2.04%) MQSeries
6 15 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 13 (1.77%) JBoss
7 13 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.49%) iPlanet
8 11 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (1.36%) CMS
9 10 (1.36%) DataSynapse
10 9 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (1.22%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.82%) SAS
13 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 37 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.17%) MS Office
3 6 (0.82%) MS Project
4 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.90%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.41%) RMDS
3 3 (0.41%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.27%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) IaaS
4 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.82%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.82%) PaaS
4 6 (0.82%) SaaS
5 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.41%) GitHub
6 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 203 (27.58%) SAN
2 104 (14.13%) NAS
3 93 (12.64%) DNS
4 68 (9.24%) TCP/IP
5 64 (8.70%) LDAP
6 54 (7.34%) Firewall
7 36 (4.89%) DHCP
8 34 (4.62%) LAN
9 33 (4.48%) WAN
10 31 (4.21%) iSCSI
11 25 (3.40%) Internet
12 23 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
12 23 (3.13%) SSH
13 22 (2.99%) HTTP
14 21 (2.85%) Multicast
15 20 (2.72%) FTP
16 18 (2.45%) SMTP
17 14 (1.90%) SSL
18 13 (1.77%) FCoE
19 11 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.33%) Oracle Database
2 66 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.48%) MySQL
4 32 (4.35%) KDB
5 31 (4.21%) Kdb+
6 28 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (2.45%) DB2
9 17 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (2.04%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.63%) BODI
12 12 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.49%) Big Data
13 11 (1.49%) Sybase ASE
14 10 (1.36%) HBase
15 8 (1.09%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (2.99%) Subversion
4 14 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.77%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.63%) JUnit
6 12 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (1.22%) Ant
8 8 (1.09%) ClearCase
9 7 (0.95%) JIRA
9 7 (0.95%) Maven
10 6 (0.82%) Gradle
10 6 (0.82%) Mockito
11 5 (0.68%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.54%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.41%) ERwin
13 3 (0.41%) Log4Net
13 3 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 185 (25.14%) Finance
2 102 (13.86%) Banking
3 39 (5.30%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.85%) Legal
5 17 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.36%) Law
8 7 (0.95%) Front Office
8 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.95%) Marketing
9 6 (0.82%) Military
10 5 (0.68%) Retail
11 4 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (20.24%) Administrator
2 109 (14.81%) Developer
3 95 (12.91%) Unix Administrator
4 94 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
5 72 (9.78%) Unix Engineer
6 70 (9.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 69 (9.38%) Architect
8 46 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
9 44 (5.98%) Consultant
10 43 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
11 41 (5.57%) Solaris Administrator
12 38 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
13 34 (4.62%) Storage Administrator
14 32 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (4.21%) DBA
15 31 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
15 31 (4.21%) KDB Developer
15 31 (4.21%) Unix Linux Engineer
16 29 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (3.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.33%) Middleware
2 46 (6.25%) XML
3 33 (4.48%) Web Services
4 26 (3.53%) SOAP
4 26 (3.53%) XSLT
5 25 (3.40%) HTML
5 25 (3.40%) J2EE
6 21 (2.85%) Spring
7 20 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 19 (2.58%) REST
9 14 (1.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 14 (1.90%) JSON
9 14 (1.90%) JSP
9 14 (1.90%) STL
10 13 (1.77%) .NET
10 13 (1.77%) IBM Integration Bus
10 13 (1.77%) Spring Security
11 12 (1.63%) JDBC
11 12 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 44 (5.98%) Mainframe
5 43 (5.84%) Clustering
6 36 (4.89%) Replication
7 30 (4.08%) Management Information System
8 23 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
9 18 (2.45%) EMC VNX
10 16 (2.17%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
12 12 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 8 (1.09%) Symmetrix
15 7 (0.95%) Derivative
15 7 (0.95%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 583 (79.21%) Linux
2 451 (61.28%) Unix
3 259 (35.19%) Windows
4 214 (29.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 180 (24.46%) AIX
6 83 (11.28%) Windows Server
7 79 (10.73%) HPUX
8 50 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (5.03%) SUSE
10 23 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.17%) CentOS
11 16 (2.17%) zOS
12 15 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.36%) Data ONTAP
15 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
16 9 (1.22%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.95%) VMS
18 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (14.40%) Migration
2 86 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (8.70%) ITIL
4 62 (8.42%) DevOps
4 62 (8.42%) High Availability
5 58 (7.88%) Change Management
6 50 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (5.16%) Change Control
7 38 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
8 37 (5.03%) E-Commerce
9 36 (4.89%) Configuration Management
10 35 (4.76%) Problem Management
11 31 (4.21%) Project Management
12 30 (4.08%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.80%) TDD
14 27 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (3.53%) Analytics
15 26 (3.53%) Low Latency
16 24 (3.26%) Multithreading
16 24 (3.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (25.27%) Perl
2 154 (20.92%) SQL
3 137 (18.61%) Java
4 127 (17.26%) Shell Script
5 73 (9.92%) Bash Shell
6 68 (9.24%) Python
7 59 (8.02%) Korn
8 34 (4.62%) C++
8 34 (4.62%) JavaScript
9 27 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.85%) C
11 20 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.90%) Bourne shell
14 12 (1.63%) C-shell
14 12 (1.63%) VB
15 11 (1.49%) C#
16 10 (1.36%) Ruby
17 7 (0.95%) PHP
17 7 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 80 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.67%) Degree
4 16 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.82%) MCSE
7 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.82%) RHCE
8 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.68%) CISSP
9 4 (0.54%) CCNA
9 4 (0.54%) CCNP
9 4 (0.54%) CISM
9 4 (0.54%) MCITP
9 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.41%) ISEB
10 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.27%) PMP
11 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.63%) Data Quality
1 12 (1.63%) SLA
2 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.95%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.54%) MiFID
5 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (10.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 79 (10.73%) NFS
4 76 (10.33%) Active Directory
5 45 (6.11%) Veritas File System
6 31 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 28 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
8 23 (3.13%) Hyper-V
9 22 (2.99%) SRDF
10 19 (2.58%) KVM
10 19 (2.58%) vSphere
11 18 (2.45%) Docker
12 16 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (2.17%) VMware ESX
13 15 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.63%) Samba
14 12 (1.63%) Xen
15 11 (1.49%) Oracle Clusterware
16 9 (1.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 5 (0.68%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 54 (7.34%) NetBackup
2 53 (7.20%) Puppet
3 33 (4.48%) Nagios
4 31 (4.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 30 (4.08%) Ansible
6 29 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (3.80%) Tivoli
8 27 (3.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 25 (3.40%) Netcool
10 20 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (2.72%) SCOM
11 16 (2.17%) Control-M
12 15 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
12 15 (2.04%) SCCM
13 14 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
15 11 (1.49%) EMC Navisphere
15 11 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 9 (1.22%) BladeLogic
17 8 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 312 (42.39%) Oracle
2 260 (35.33%) Red Hat
3 178 (24.18%) VMware
4 150 (20.38%) IBM
5 141 (19.16%) Sun
6 131 (17.80%) Veritas
7 109 (14.81%) HP
8 96 (13.04%) Cisco
9 90 (12.23%) NetApp
10 88 (11.96%) EMC
11 67 (9.10%) Microsoft
12 43 (5.84%) TIBCO
13 36 (4.89%) Sybase
14 34 (4.62%) Citrix
14 34 (4.62%) SAP
14 34 (4.62%) Symantec
15 29 (3.94%) Brocade
15 29 (3.94%) CA
15 29 (3.94%) F5
16 18 (2.45%) 3PAR
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