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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 191 243
Rank change year-on-year -76 +52  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 398 718 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.28% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 5.81% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 461 309
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £396 £400
% change year-on-year -1.57% -0.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 12
Median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.00% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -63.00% +8.37%  

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 9504 12359 12526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 7725 7106
Median daily rate £408 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 689 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -66 353 £425 - 51
London -56 149 £495 +8.97% 26
South East -30 99 £378 -5.62% 8
North West +48 46 £425 - 1
Surrey -13 41 £401 -9.74% 5
Lancashire +32 33 £488 +30.00% 1
Hampshire +12 30 £370 -2.63% 1
Scotland -31 26 £395 -7.05% 4
Preston +9 24 £488 +30.00% 1
East Midlands -10 23 £315 -14.86% 1
City of London -19 22 £525 +10.52% 9
Derbyshire 0 19 £353 -4.72% 1
Derby +7 18 £353 - 1
Glasgow +8 13 £395 - 2
Hook +17 12 £365 -14.11%
Epsom +5 11 £400 -
East of England -20 11 £333 -30.00% 5
South West -29 11 £306 -20.96% 3
Edinburgh -35 10 £475 +11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 - -
Woking +4 7 £374 -12.00%
Berkshire -4 7 £370 -17.77% 1
County Antrim - 7 £600 -
Belfast - 7 £600 -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 £600 -
Yorkshire +26 6 £393 -25.23% 3
Canary Wharf +7 6 £575 +15.00%
Havant -7 6 £400 +5.26% 1
Essex -11 6 £265 -30.71%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 586 (77.00%) Linux
2 447 (58.74%) Unix
3 324 (42.58%) Oracle
4 253 (33.25%) Windows
5 233 (30.62%) Red Hat
6 200 (26.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 196 (25.76%) AIX
8 194 (25.49%) SAN
8 194 (25.49%) Finance
9 173 (22.73%) Perl
10 159 (20.89%) VMware
11 150 (19.71%) SQL
12 144 (18.92%) Migration
13 142 (18.66%) Sun
14 138 (18.13%) Veritas
15 132 (17.35%) IBM
15 132 (17.35%) Java
16 131 (17.21%) Security Cleared
17 118 (15.51%) Shell Script
18 108 (14.19%) HP
19 103 (13.53%) SC Cleared
20 101 (13.27%) NAS
20 101 (13.27%) Banking
21 100 (13.14%) HPUX
22 98 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
23 88 (11.56%) DNS
24 87 (11.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
25 85 (11.17%) Cisco
26 84 (11.04%) Data Centre
27 83 (10.91%) 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 62 (8.15%) WebSphere
2 57 (7.49%) Apache
3 53 (6.96%) Tomcat
4 36 (4.73%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.37%) IIS
6 16 (2.10%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 11 (1.45%) CMS
8 11 (1.45%) JBoss
8 11 (1.45%) MQSeries
8 11 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.31%) iPlanet
9 10 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.18%) DataSynapse
11 8 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.66%) Confluence
14 5 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 23 (3.02%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.66%) RMDS
3 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.53%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.39%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.26%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.79%) IaaS
4 6 (0.79%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.53%) SaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.26%) GitHub
7 2 (0.26%) Office 365
7 2 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 194 (25.49%) SAN
2 101 (13.27%) NAS
3 88 (11.56%) DNS
4 67 (8.80%) TCP/IP
5 57 (7.49%) LDAP
6 53 (6.96%) Firewall
7 39 (5.12%) LAN
8 36 (4.73%) WAN
9 35 (4.60%) DHCP
10 29 (3.81%) iSCSI
11 28 (3.68%) Internet
12 25 (3.29%) SSH
13 23 (3.02%) Fibre Channel
14 21 (2.76%) HTTP
15 19 (2.50%) FTP
15 19 (2.50%) Multicast
16 16 (2.10%) SMTP
17 14 (1.84%) SSL
18 13 (1.71%) VLAN
19 12 (1.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.51%) Oracle Database
2 71 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.47%) MySQL
4 32 (4.20%) KDB
5 31 (4.07%) Kdb+
6 30 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.84%) DB2
11 14 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.58%) Big Data
13 12 (1.58%) BODI
14 11 (1.45%) Sybase ASE
15 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.18%) HBase
16 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (2.76%) Git (software)
1 21 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.63%) Subversion
3 13 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (1.58%) JUnit
4 12 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
5 11 (1.45%) Eclipse
6 9 (1.18%) Ant
7 8 (1.05%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.92%) GitLab
9 6 (0.79%) JIRA
9 6 (0.79%) Maven
9 6 (0.79%) Mockito
10 5 (0.66%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.53%) Gradle
12 3 (0.39%) ERwin
12 3 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 194 (25.49%) Finance
2 101 (13.27%) Banking
3 44 (5.78%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.29%) Legal
5 21 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.92%) Marketing
8 6 (0.79%) Front Office
8 6 (0.79%) Retail
9 5 (0.66%) Military
10 4 (0.53%) Electronics
10 4 (0.53%) Law
10 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (18.92%) Administrator
2 118 (15.51%) Developer
3 92 (12.09%) Systems Administrator
4 90 (11.83%) Unix Administrator
5 78 (10.25%) Architect
6 68 (8.94%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 63 (8.28%) Unix Engineer
8 47 (6.18%) Consultant
9 42 (5.52%) Solaris Engineer
10 41 (5.39%) Solaris Administrator
11 38 (4.99%) Linux Administrator
11 38 (4.99%) Linux Engineer
12 35 (4.60%) Storage Administrator
13 34 (4.47%) AIX Engineer
14 32 (4.20%) Analyst
15 31 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (4.07%) Infrastructure Architect
15 31 (4.07%) KDB Developer
16 29 (3.81%) DBA
17 26 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.12%) Middleware
2 46 (6.04%) XML
3 40 (5.26%) Web Services
4 27 (3.55%) SOAP
4 27 (3.55%) XSLT
5 24 (3.15%) J2EE
6 23 (3.02%) HTML
7 22 (2.89%) REST
7 22 (2.89%) Spring
8 18 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (2.23%) JSON
10 16 (2.10%) Spring Security
11 15 (1.97%) JDBC
11 15 (1.97%) XSD
12 14 (1.84%) JSP
13 13 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (1.71%) STL
14 11 (1.45%) .NET
14 11 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (1.31%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.44%) Clustering
4 47 (6.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 37 (4.86%) Mainframe
6 34 (4.47%) Replication
7 32 (4.20%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.45%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
12 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.92%) CMDB
15 7 (0.92%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.92%) Symmetrix
16 6 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 586 (77.00%) Linux
2 447 (58.74%) Unix
3 253 (33.25%) Windows
4 200 (26.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 196 (25.76%) AIX
6 100 (13.14%) HPUX
7 68 (8.94%) Windows Server
8 39 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (3.55%) SUSE
10 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.97%) CentOS
12 12 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.31%) Windows 7
13 10 (1.31%) zOS
14 7 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.92%) VMS
15 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.92%) Migration
2 83 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (8.67%) DevOps
4 63 (8.28%) High Availability
5 52 (6.83%) ITIL
6 47 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 46 (6.04%) Change Management
8 45 (5.91%) Configuration Management
9 44 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (4.60%) Change Control
11 34 (4.47%) E-Commerce
12 33 (4.34%) Problem Management
13 30 (3.94%) Service Delivery
13 30 (3.94%) TDD
14 29 (3.81%) Project Management
15 28 (3.68%) Analytics
16 25 (3.29%) Multithreading
17 24 (3.15%) Low Latency
17 24 (3.15%) Risk Management
18 23 (3.02%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 173 (22.73%) Perl
2 150 (19.71%) SQL
3 132 (17.35%) Java
4 118 (15.51%) Shell Script
5 69 (9.07%) Bash Shell
6 68 (8.94%) Python
7 60 (7.88%) Korn
8 35 (4.60%) C++
9 26 (3.42%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.02%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.37%) C
14 12 (1.58%) C#
15 11 (1.45%) C-shell
16 8 (1.05%) VB
17 7 (0.92%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.92%) Ruby
18 6 (0.79%) PHP
19 3 (0.39%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 131 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 103 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.34%) Degree
4 20 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.71%) CISSP
6 6 (0.79%) CISM
7 4 (0.53%) CCNA
7 4 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.53%) CLAS
8 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.39%) ISEB
8 3 (0.39%) MCSE
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.39%) RHCE
8 3 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.26%) CCNP
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.26%) MCP
9 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.71%) SLA
2 12 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (0.92%) QA
5 6 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.66%) COBIT
6 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.53%) RMADS
8 3 (0.39%) MiFID
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.13%) COSO
System Software
1 98 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (11.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 75 (9.86%) Active Directory
4 69 (9.07%) NFS
5 44 (5.78%) Veritas File System
6 26 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
6 26 (3.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 23 (3.02%) Hyper-V
8 21 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.63%) SRDF
10 16 (2.10%) Docker
10 16 (2.10%) KVM
11 15 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.97%) VMware ESX
11 15 (1.97%) vSphere
12 14 (1.84%) Oracle Clusterware
13 12 (1.58%) Samba
14 11 (1.45%) Xen
15 7 (0.92%) PowerHA
15 7 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (8.15%) Puppet
2 57 (7.49%) NetBackup
3 37 (4.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 34 (4.47%) Ansible
5 31 (4.07%) Nagios
6 30 (3.94%) Tivoli
7 28 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (3.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 25 (3.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 22 (2.89%) Netcool
11 15 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 15 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
12 14 (1.84%) Red Hat Satellite
13 13 (1.71%) SCOM
14 12 (1.58%) Control-M
14 12 (1.58%) Oracle ZFS
14 12 (1.58%) SCCM
15 11 (1.45%) EMC Navisphere
16 10 (1.31%) BladeLogic
17 9 (1.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 324 (42.58%) Oracle
2 233 (30.62%) Red Hat
3 159 (20.89%) VMware
4 142 (18.66%) Sun
5 138 (18.13%) Veritas
6 132 (17.35%) IBM
7 108 (14.19%) HP
8 85 (11.17%) Cisco
9 79 (10.38%) NetApp
10 78 (10.25%) EMC
11 47 (6.18%) Microsoft
12 44 (5.78%) SAP
13 43 (5.65%) TIBCO
14 40 (5.26%) Sybase
15 36 (4.73%) Citrix
16 33 (4.34%) Symantec
17 28 (3.68%) Brocade
17 28 (3.68%) F5
18 20 (2.63%) CA
19 17 (2.23%) 3PAR
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Derby
PS Computer Services
Rate: Up to £350pd
Posted: 17 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago