Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 502 405 311
Rank change year-on-year -97 -94 -75
Contract jobs citing Solaris 397 592 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.58% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.98% 2.81% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 340 472
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £300
90th Percentile £638 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £32.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.74% -35.50% +117.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% -35.00% +117.39%

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 20,081 21,042 19,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.62% 20.77% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,633 13,462 12,285
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £193
90th Percentile £613 £613 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,251 1,229
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.86
% change year-on-year +0.88% - -3.88%

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 22 March 2019.

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 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 22 March 2019. 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 -135 326 £500 +11.11% 18
UK excluding London -31 305 £450 +12.50% 15
London -142 85 £525 +5.00% 3
Scotland +53 65 £400 +6.67%
North of England -46 53 £475 +18.75% 3
Midlands +6 52 £450 +17.34% 2
South East -63 48 £513 +28.13% 3
South West 0 47 £471 -13.18% 5
West Midlands -3 40 £450 -6.49% 2
East of England +11 39 £520 -9.57% 2
North West +4 28 £600 +39.53%
North East -21 13 £308 -12.14% 1
East Midlands +12 12 £500 +35.14%
Yorkshire -3 12 £538 +34.38% 2
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 259 (65.24%) Linux
2 238 (59.95%) Unix
3 164 (41.31%) Oracle
4 133 (33.50%) Windows
5 113 (28.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 99 (24.94%) Red Hat
7 92 (23.17%) VMware
8 74 (18.64%) AIX
9 73 (18.39%) SQL
9 73 (18.39%) IBM
9 73 (18.39%) Security Cleared
10 69 (17.38%) Finance
10 69 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (14.36%) Java
13 56 (14.11%) Oracle Database
14 55 (13.85%) DevOps
14 55 (13.85%) Middleware
15 53 (13.35%) Sun
15 53 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (13.35%) Data Centre
15 53 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (12.85%) Microsoft
17 49 (12.34%) Active Directory
17 49 (12.34%) Banking
18 48 (12.09%) Perl
19 46 (11.59%) Windows Server
20 45 (11.34%) SQL Server
20 45 (11.34%) SAN
21 44 (11.08%) SC Cleared

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 27 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 21 (5.29%) IIS
3 19 (4.79%) Apache
3 19 (4.79%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.76%) NetWeaver
6 7 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.76%) SAS
6 7 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.51%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.51%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.26%) Confluence
8 5 (1.26%) JBoss
9 3 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) HiPortfolio
1 6 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.26%) HFM
2 5 (1.26%) Maximo
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.53%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.76%) Boomi
5 7 (1.76%) Office 365
6 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.50%) GitHub
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.34%) SAN
2 40 (10.08%) DNS
3 37 (9.32%) Firewall
4 21 (5.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.79%) DHCP
6 13 (3.27%) NAS
7 11 (2.77%) LAN
8 10 (2.52%) WAN
9 8 (2.02%) Internet
9 8 (2.02%) NFC
10 7 (1.76%) DMARC
11 6 (1.51%) Network Security
11 6 (1.51%) SSL
12 5 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.26%) HTTP
12 5 (1.26%) ICMP
12 5 (1.26%) SSH
12 5 (1.26%) VPN
13 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.11%) Oracle Database
2 45 (11.34%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.05%) Relational Database
4 24 (6.05%) MySQL
5 23 (5.79%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (4.53%) RDBMS
7 17 (4.28%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.27%) BODI
8 13 (3.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 13 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (3.27%) Pentaho
8 13 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.02%) Big Data
10 11 (2.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (2.52%) MongoDB
11 10 (2.52%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.76%) DB2
14 6 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.51%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 29 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.54%) JIRA
3 17 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.53%) ProC
5 12 (3.02%) Maven
5 12 (3.02%) Subversion
6 10 (2.52%) SonarQube
7 8 (2.02%) Gerrit
7 8 (2.02%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.76%) Gradle
8 7 (1.76%) JUnit
8 7 (1.76%) Selenium
9 5 (1.26%) AccuRev
9 5 (1.26%) Ant
9 5 (1.26%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.26%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.26%) ERwin
9 5 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.26%) SoapUI
General
1 69 (17.38%) Finance
2 49 (12.34%) Banking
3 20 (5.04%) Back Office
4 14 (3.53%) Law
5 13 (3.27%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.26%) Marketing
9 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Retail
10 2 (0.50%) Front Office
10 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (19.65%) Architect
2 59 (14.86%) Administrator
3 38 (9.57%) Developer
4 35 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 31 (7.81%) Unix Engineer
6 27 (6.80%) Analyst
6 27 (6.80%) Unix Administrator
7 26 (6.55%) Linux Engineer
8 23 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (5.54%) Technical Architect
10 20 (5.04%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
12 15 (3.78%) DBA
13 14 (3.53%) Consultant
13 14 (3.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.53%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (3.27%) Solaris Engineer
15 12 (3.02%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.85%) Middleware
2 23 (5.79%) Web Services
3 14 (3.53%) SOAP
4 11 (2.77%) XML
5 10 (2.52%) .NET
5 10 (2.52%) HTML
6 9 (2.27%) J2EE
7 8 (2.02%) CSS
7 8 (2.02%) LDAP
7 8 (2.02%) Spring
8 7 (1.76%) Ajax
8 7 (1.76%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.76%) IDoc
8 7 (1.76%) REST
8 7 (1.76%) RESTful
8 7 (1.76%) SAML
8 7 (1.76%) SAP PI
8 7 (1.76%) SAP XI
8 7 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.26%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.56%) Clustering
4 19 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (4.53%) Public Cloud
5 18 (4.53%) Virtual Team
6 17 (4.28%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.53%) Replication
8 12 (3.02%) PKI
9 8 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.02%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.76%) User Experience
11 6 (1.51%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.26%) Equities
12 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 259 (65.24%) Linux
2 238 (59.95%) Unix
3 133 (33.50%) Windows
4 113 (28.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (18.64%) AIX
6 46 (11.59%) Windows Server
7 23 (5.79%) CentOS
8 13 (3.27%) HPUX
9 10 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.51%) SUSE
13 6 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.51%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.76%) zOS
16 2 (0.50%) Debian
16 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (13.85%) DevOps
3 53 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (10.58%) ITIL
5 38 (9.57%) Migration
6 35 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (6.05%) Change Management
8 23 (5.79%) Computer Science
8 23 (5.79%) Information Security
9 21 (5.29%) PRINCE2
9 21 (5.29%) TOGAF
10 20 (5.04%) Load Balancing
10 20 (5.04%) Scrum
10 20 (5.04%) Test Scripting
11 19 (4.79%) ETL
12 18 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (4.28%) Technical Leadership
14 16 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (4.03%) Decision-Making
14 16 (4.03%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.39%) SQL
2 57 (14.36%) Java
3 48 (12.09%) Perl
4 35 (8.82%) Python
5 33 (8.31%) Shell Script
6 29 (7.30%) Korn
7 24 (6.05%) C
8 23 (5.79%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.04%) PL/SQL
9 20 (5.04%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.27%) C#
11 12 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.77%) C++
13 7 (1.76%) ABAP
13 7 (1.76%) C-shell
14 6 (1.51%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.51%) VB
15 5 (1.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 4 (1.01%) PHP
16 4 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 73 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.08%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.05%) Degree
4 26 (6.55%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.52%) CCSP
7 10 (2.52%) CISSP
8 9 (2.27%) CCNA
9 8 (2.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (2.02%) CISA
9 8 (2.02%) CISM
9 8 (2.02%) CLAS
9 8 (2.02%) CREST Certified
9 8 (2.02%) IBM Certification
9 8 (2.02%) IISP
10 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.51%) MCSE
11 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.53%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.02%) GDPR
4 8 (2.02%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (2.02%) ISO 22301
4 8 (2.02%) ISO 31000
4 8 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (2.02%) QA
5 7 (1.76%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.51%) SLA
7 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (12.34%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.54%) Docker
3 22 (5.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 20 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (4.28%) vSphere
6 13 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.52%) NFS
7 10 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.27%) ISA Server
9 8 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.51%) Apache Flume
11 5 (1.26%) KVM
11 5 (1.26%) Samba
12 4 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.01%) Xen
12 4 (1.01%) XenApp
12 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.76%) SRDF
14 2 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 24 (6.05%) Ansible
1 24 (6.05%) NetBackup
2 20 (5.04%) Oracle ZFS
3 13 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.02%) Data Guard
5 11 (2.77%) Nessus
5 11 (2.77%) Puppet
6 10 (2.52%) IBM BigFix
6 10 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (2.02%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 6 (1.51%) SCCM
9 6 (1.51%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.26%) PowerCLI
11 4 (1.01%) Consul
11 4 (1.01%) Control-M
11 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (1.01%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 164 (41.31%) Oracle
2 99 (24.94%) Red Hat
3 92 (23.17%) VMware
4 73 (18.39%) IBM
5 53 (13.35%) Sun
6 51 (12.85%) Microsoft
7 40 (10.08%) Cisco
8 34 (8.56%) Dell
9 29 (7.30%) HP
10 21 (5.29%) Veritas
11 18 (4.53%) EMC
11 18 (4.53%) NetApp
12 16 (4.03%) Cloudera
12 16 (4.03%) SAP
13 15 (3.78%) Google
14 13 (3.27%) Centrify
15 12 (3.02%) ServiceNow
16 11 (2.77%) Brocade
17 10 (2.52%) McAfee
17 10 (2.52%) Qualys