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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 206 237
Rank change year-on-year -42 +31  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 434 688 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.26% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 5.51% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 445 323
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +2.59% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.58% +44.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £37.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -56.58% +37.61%  

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 9247 12481 12235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 22.89% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5755 7803 7070
Median daily rate £413 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 638 1012
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -34 395 £450 +6.38% 69
London -34 168 £500 +11.11% 35
South East +7 92 £395 -7.05% 14
North West +38 53 £438 +2.94%
Lancashire +39 47 £463 -
Preston - 38 £463 -
Surrey -20 34 £475 +11.76% 5
City of London -14 31 £500 +5.26% 10
East Midlands +16 27 £333 -16.87% 2
Hampshire +18 23 £400 +5.26% 3
Scotland -23 22 £400 +3.35%
Derbyshire - 22 £355 - 2
Derby - 21 £355 - 2
East of England -9 19 £400 +14.12% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 18 - -
North East +1 18 £330 +15.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 16 £330 +15.78%
Tyne and Wear +1 16 £330 +15.78%
Milton Keynes -1 12 - -
Glasgow +7 11 £400 +22.69%
Yorkshire +16 10 £400 -11.11% 4
Essex -6 9 £265 -30.71%
Edinburgh -28 9 £475 +7.95%
Havant +1 8 £400 +5.26%
Hertfordshire +3 7 £410 -20.00% 2
Epsom -6 7 - - 1
West Sussex +27 6 £383 +3.90% 1
Wales +4 6 £450 -
Woking 0 6 £374 -12.00%
Manchester -3 6 £389 -1.26%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 554 (74.06%) Linux
2 421 (56.28%) Unix
3 316 (42.25%) Oracle
4 251 (33.56%) Windows
5 220 (29.41%) Red Hat
6 218 (29.14%) AIX
7 192 (25.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 177 (23.66%) SAN
9 172 (22.99%) Finance
10 161 (21.52%) Migration
11 156 (20.86%) Security Cleared
12 151 (20.19%) Perl
13 139 (18.58%) SQL
14 137 (18.32%) Sun
15 135 (18.05%) VMware
16 127 (16.98%) Java
17 125 (16.71%) Veritas
18 123 (16.44%) SC Cleared
19 119 (15.91%) IBM
20 115 (15.37%) Shell Script
21 111 (14.84%) HP
22 106 (14.17%) HPUX
23 92 (12.30%) Oracle Database
24 90 (12.03%) Banking
25 86 (11.50%) Data Centre
26 85 (11.36%) NAS
27 83 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
28 82 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
29 81 (10.83%) DNS
30 80 (10.70%) DevOps

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 62 (8.29%) WebSphere
2 60 (8.02%) Apache
3 56 (7.49%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.55%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.81%) JBoss
6 19 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 18 (2.41%) iPlanet
8 16 (2.14%) IIS
9 14 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (1.34%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (1.20%) MQSeries
13 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.94%) CMS
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
16 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 5 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 26 (3.48%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Primavera
3 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.20%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.67%) IaaS
5 5 (0.67%) Office 365
6 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 177 (23.66%) SAN
2 85 (11.36%) NAS
3 81 (10.83%) DNS
4 66 (8.82%) Firewall
5 63 (8.42%) TCP/IP
6 51 (6.82%) LDAP
7 37 (4.95%) DHCP
8 26 (3.48%) Internet
8 26 (3.48%) LAN
8 26 (3.48%) WAN
9 22 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
10 20 (2.67%) iSCSI
10 20 (2.67%) SSH
11 18 (2.41%) HTTP
12 17 (2.27%) SMTP
12 17 (2.27%) SSL
13 14 (1.87%) FTP
14 13 (1.74%) VLAN
15 12 (1.60%) IPsec
16 11 (1.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.30%) Oracle Database
2 67 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (3.61%) MySQL
6 25 (3.34%) KDB
7 24 (3.21%) Kdb+
8 19 (2.54%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (2.14%) Big Data
10 16 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
11 14 (1.87%) DB2
11 14 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.60%) BODI
13 12 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.47%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.80%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.14%) Subversion
4 14 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
4 14 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.60%) JUnit
5 12 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (1.07%) ClearCase
6 8 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.94%) Ant
7 7 (0.94%) GitLab
8 6 (0.80%) JIRA
9 5 (0.67%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.67%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.53%) Maven
10 4 (0.53%) Selenium
11 3 (0.40%) Mockito
11 3 (0.40%) NUnit
11 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 172 (22.99%) Finance
2 90 (12.03%) Banking
3 35 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.54%) Legal
5 18 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.07%) Marketing
8 7 (0.94%) Retail
9 5 (0.67%) Electronics
9 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.53%) Front Office
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (17.78%) Administrator
2 115 (15.37%) Developer
3 84 (11.23%) Systems Administrator
4 83 (11.10%) Unix Administrator
5 76 (10.16%) Architect
6 60 (8.02%) Unix Engineer
6 60 (8.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 46 (6.15%) Consultant
8 45 (6.02%) Solaris Engineer
9 42 (5.61%) Solaris Administrator
10 39 (5.21%) AIX Engineer
11 37 (4.95%) Analyst
12 36 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
13 35 (4.68%) Linux Administrator
14 34 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (4.41%) Solaris Systems Administrator
16 30 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
17 29 (3.88%) DBA
18 28 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
19 25 (3.34%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.96%) Middleware
2 40 (5.35%) J2EE
3 35 (4.68%) Web Services
3 35 (4.68%) XML
4 23 (3.07%) SOAP
5 19 (2.54%) XSLT
6 16 (2.14%) REST
6 16 (2.14%) Spring
6 16 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (2.01%) HTML
8 13 (1.74%) JSON
8 13 (1.74%) XSD
9 12 (1.60%) JDBC
9 12 (1.60%) JSP
9 12 (1.60%) Spring Security
10 11 (1.47%) .NET
10 11 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
11 9 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (1.20%) Regular Expression
12 8 (1.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.16%) Clustering
3 34 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 33 (4.41%) Mainframe
5 31 (4.14%) Replication
6 30 (4.01%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.47%) EMC VNX
9 11 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.34%) CMDB
10 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.07%) DataPower
12 7 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.80%) PKI
13 6 (0.80%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 554 (74.06%) Linux
2 421 (56.28%) Unix
3 251 (33.56%) Windows
4 218 (29.14%) AIX
5 192 (25.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 106 (14.17%) HPUX
7 63 (8.42%) Windows Server
8 38 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (4.28%) SUSE
10 25 (3.34%) CentOS
11 19 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.34%) Windows 7
15 8 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (1.07%) VMS
16 6 (0.80%) zOS
17 5 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.67%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.52%) Migration
2 83 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (10.70%) DevOps
4 63 (8.42%) ITIL
5 62 (8.29%) High Availability
6 49 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (6.42%) Configuration Management
8 38 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
9 37 (4.95%) Change Management
10 28 (3.74%) Load Balancing
11 27 (3.61%) Change Control
11 27 (3.61%) TDD
12 26 (3.48%) E-Commerce
12 26 (3.48%) ERP
13 25 (3.34%) Analytics
13 25 (3.34%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.21%) Data Migration
14 24 (3.21%) Multithreading
14 24 (3.21%) SDLC
14 24 (3.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.19%) Perl
2 139 (18.58%) SQL
3 127 (16.98%) Java
4 115 (15.37%) Shell Script
5 67 (8.96%) Korn
6 65 (8.69%) Python
7 57 (7.62%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.88%) C++
9 27 (3.61%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.07%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.81%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.41%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.01%) C
14 10 (1.34%) C#
15 8 (1.07%) PHP
15 8 (1.07%) Ruby
16 7 (0.94%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.67%) AWK
17 5 (0.67%) C-shell
18 4 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 123 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.95%) Degree
4 25 (3.34%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.87%) CISSP
6 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.80%) CISM
8 6 (0.80%) MCSE
8 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.67%) CCNA
9 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.67%) OCP
9 5 (0.67%) RHCE
10 4 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.53%) CLAS
10 4 (0.53%) MCITP
10 4 (0.53%) OCA
10 4 (0.53%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.74%) SLA
2 12 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.07%) QA
4 7 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.67%) COBIT
5 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.53%) RMADS
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) MiFID
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) COSO
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (10.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 75 (10.03%) Active Directory
4 48 (6.42%) NFS
5 34 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (4.28%) Veritas File System
7 29 (3.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 25 (3.34%) Hyper-V
9 20 (2.67%) Docker
10 19 (2.54%) Oracle Clusterware
10 19 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.74%) SRDF
14 10 (1.34%) Samba
15 9 (1.20%) KVM
16 7 (0.94%) Xen
17 5 (0.67%) vSphere
18 4 (0.53%) GlusterFS
18 4 (0.53%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 79 (10.56%) Puppet
2 57 (7.62%) NetBackup
3 45 (6.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 42 (5.61%) Ansible
5 30 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.74%) Tivoli
7 26 (3.48%) Nagios
8 24 (3.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 24 (3.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (2.94%) Netcool
10 18 (2.41%) SCOM
11 17 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 17 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
11 17 (2.27%) SCCM
12 15 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
12 15 (2.01%) Oracle ZFS
13 13 (1.74%) BladeLogic
14 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.20%) IBM BigFix
15 9 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 316 (42.25%) Oracle
2 220 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 137 (18.32%) Sun
4 135 (18.05%) VMware
5 125 (16.71%) Veritas
6 119 (15.91%) IBM
7 111 (14.84%) HP
8 78 (10.43%) Cisco
9 73 (9.76%) EMC
10 59 (7.89%) NetApp
11 49 (6.55%) Microsoft
12 45 (6.02%) SAP
13 36 (4.81%) F5
14 35 (4.68%) TIBCO
15 33 (4.41%) Citrix
16 30 (4.01%) Sybase
17 24 (3.21%) Brocade
18 23 (3.07%) Symantec
19 16 (2.14%) CA
19 16 (2.14%) Splunk
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