Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 303 250
Rank change year-on-year -84 -53 -15
Contract jobs citing Solaris 606 773 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.91% 3.84% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 491 650
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 31
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £50.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.50% +85.19% -30.77%
10th Percentile £24.63 £34.60 £17.00
90th Percentile £38.13 £51.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £50.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +85.19% -32.08%

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 20,808 20,128 23,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.99% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,329 12,721 13,842
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £190 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,251 1,283 1,713
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +4.85%

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 24 February 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 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 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 -68 584 £450 +12.50% 84
UK excluding London -62 343 £400 +5.26% 57
London -25 256 £525 +10.53% 33
South East -59 110 £400 +6.67% 14
North of England -32 99 £400 +6.67% 9
North East +18 50 £350 -6.67%
Midlands +28 44 £375 -21.05% 8
East of England +1 42 £625 +52.44% 14
West Midlands +20 32 £481 +9.38% 3
South West +3 31 £403 +11.94% 6
North West -5 30 £443 +10.63% 4
Yorkshire -9 19 £400 +14.29% 5
Scotland -40 16 £375 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +6 12 £360 -27.27% 5
Wales +5 2 £393 -7.65% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 470 (77.56%) Linux
2 427 (70.46%) Unix
3 206 (33.99%) Windows
3 206 (33.99%) Red Hat
4 199 (32.84%) Oracle
5 198 (32.67%) AIX
6 189 (31.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 144 (23.76%) Security Cleared
8 142 (23.43%) Shell Script
9 136 (22.44%) Finance
10 121 (19.97%) SAN
10 121 (19.97%) SQL
11 110 (18.15%) SC Cleared
12 92 (15.18%) Java
12 92 (15.18%) Banking
13 88 (14.52%) Veritas
14 87 (14.36%) Firewall
15 86 (14.19%) HP
16 85 (14.03%) IBM
17 83 (13.70%) Perl
18 82 (13.53%) HPUX
19 77 (12.71%) VMware
20 76 (12.54%) Middleware
21 75 (12.38%) Python
22 72 (11.88%) ITIL
23 69 (11.39%) Windows Server
24 68 (11.22%) Sun
25 67 (11.06%) EMC
26 65 (10.73%) Migration
27 63 (10.40%) Clustering

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 55 (9.08%) Apache
2 54 (8.91%) Tomcat
3 46 (7.59%) JBoss
3 46 (7.59%) WebLogic
4 40 (6.60%) WebSphere
5 27 (4.46%) MQSeries
6 26 (4.29%) MS Exchange
7 21 (3.47%) Confluence
8 18 (2.97%) IIS
9 17 (2.81%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.82%) CMS
10 11 (1.82%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.65%) iPlanet
11 10 (1.65%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.32%) HipChat
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Kondor
2 6 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.99%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.50%) Magento
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.96%) IaaS
1 24 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (2.97%) PaaS
4 18 (2.97%) SaaS
5 14 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.98%) GitHub
7 9 (1.49%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.99%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.50%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.50%) Office 365
10 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 121 (19.97%) SAN
2 87 (14.36%) Firewall
3 44 (7.26%) NAS
4 38 (6.27%) DNS
5 32 (5.28%) TCP/IP
6 25 (4.13%) WAN
7 24 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
8 22 (3.63%) Internet
9 20 (3.30%) LAN
10 18 (2.97%) DHCP
11 11 (1.82%) Network Security
12 9 (1.49%) SSH
13 8 (1.32%) Multicast
13 8 (1.32%) SMS
14 6 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.99%) VLAN
15 5 (0.83%) FTP
15 5 (0.83%) HTTP
15 5 (0.83%) SNMP
16 4 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.24%) Oracle Database
2 31 (5.12%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.95%) MySQL
4 26 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.64%) Sybase ASE
7 14 (2.31%) DB2
8 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.83%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.50%) Jackrabbit
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.78%) Maven
2 34 (5.61%) Subversion
3 27 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.96%) JIRA
5 22 (3.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (3.47%) JUnit
7 16 (2.64%) Mockito
8 15 (2.48%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.32%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.99%) Gradle
12 6 (0.99%) Log4j
12 6 (0.99%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.83%) Ant
13 5 (0.83%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (0.83%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.66%) Checkstyle
General
1 136 (22.44%) Finance
2 92 (15.18%) Banking
3 39 (6.44%) Investment Banking
4 32 (5.28%) Front Office
5 20 (3.30%) Legal
6 15 (2.48%) Back Office
6 15 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.82%) Law
7 11 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.83%) Retail
9 3 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 111 (18.32%) Administrator
2 77 (12.71%) Developer
3 63 (10.40%) Unix Engineer
4 61 (10.07%) Systems Administrator
5 56 (9.24%) Architect
6 50 (8.25%) Solaris Engineer
7 49 (8.09%) Unix Administrator
8 45 (7.43%) Analyst
9 41 (6.77%) C++ Developer
10 38 (6.27%) Consultant
11 33 (5.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
13 28 (4.62%) AIX Engineer
14 26 (4.29%) Support Analyst
15 23 (3.80%) DBA
16 22 (3.63%) Applications Support
16 22 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
16 22 (3.63%) Solaris Administrator
17 21 (3.47%) Storage Engineer
18 17 (2.81%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.54%) Middleware
2 55 (9.08%) J2EE
3 32 (5.28%) Web Services
4 29 (4.79%) XML
5 25 (4.13%) Spring
6 23 (3.80%) XSLT
7 21 (3.47%) JSP
8 19 (3.14%) Apache Camel
8 19 (3.14%) JMS
9 18 (2.97%) SOAP
10 17 (2.81%) JDBC
10 17 (2.81%) REST
10 17 (2.81%) Spring Boot
11 16 (2.64%) JSON
11 16 (2.64%) TIBCO EMS
12 15 (2.48%) ISPF
12 15 (2.48%) XSD
13 13 (2.15%) Hibernate
14 12 (1.98%) Spring Security
15 11 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.40%) Clustering
2 60 (9.90%) Data Centre
3 50 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 42 (6.93%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.62%) Replication
7 22 (3.63%) SWIFT
8 17 (2.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.48%) VSAM
10 9 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
10 9 (1.49%) LPAR
11 8 (1.32%) Fedwire
12 7 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.16%) EMC Centera
12 7 (1.16%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.16%) EMC VNXe
12 7 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
12 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 470 (77.56%) Linux
2 427 (70.46%) Unix
3 206 (33.99%) Windows
4 198 (32.67%) AIX
5 189 (31.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 82 (13.53%) HPUX
7 69 (11.39%) Windows Server
8 52 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (6.93%) SUSE
11 25 (4.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.81%) MVS
14 15 (2.48%) VME
14 15 (2.48%) VMS
15 13 (2.15%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.98%) Windows 7
17 11 (1.82%) CentOS
17 11 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (11.88%) ITIL
2 65 (10.73%) Migration
3 63 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (9.74%) DevOps
5 57 (9.41%) Load Balancing
6 50 (8.25%) Change Management
7 48 (7.92%) Multithreading
8 46 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (7.43%) High Availability
10 39 (6.44%) Service Delivery
11 37 (6.11%) Configuration Management
12 35 (5.78%) E-Commerce
13 34 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
13 34 (5.61%) Service Management
14 33 (5.45%) Open Source
14 33 (5.45%) Risk Management
15 30 (4.95%) Multithreaded Programming
16 28 (4.62%) Problem Management
16 28 (4.62%) Project Management
17 26 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 142 (23.43%) Shell Script
2 121 (19.97%) SQL
3 92 (15.18%) Java
4 83 (13.70%) Perl
5 75 (12.38%) Python
6 63 (10.40%) Bash Shell
7 51 (8.42%) Korn
8 49 (8.09%) C++
9 31 (5.12%) C
10 27 (4.46%) Ruby
11 26 (4.29%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.64%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.48%) JCL
14 10 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.16%) JavaScript
16 6 (0.99%) AWK
17 5 (0.83%) C#
18 4 (0.66%) C-shell
18 4 (0.66%) Groovy
19 3 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 144 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 110 (18.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.49%) Degree
6 8 (1.32%) CISM
7 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.99%) RHCE
8 5 (0.83%) CISSP
9 3 (0.50%) CISA
9 3 (0.50%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.33%) CLAS
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.33%) HND
10 2 (0.33%) MCSE
10 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CCSP
11 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (2.15%) SLA
3 9 (1.49%) SEPA
4 8 (1.32%) QA
5 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.16%) PMO
6 6 (0.99%) GCP
6 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.50%) COBIT
7 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.50%) FISMA
7 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.50%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.33%) RMADS
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) MiFID
9 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 52 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (7.43%) Active Directory
3 38 (6.27%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (6.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 28 (4.62%) Docker
5 28 (4.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 27 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (4.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 21 (3.47%) Firmware
9 18 (2.97%) NFS
9 18 (2.97%) vSphere
10 17 (2.81%) Veritas File System
11 15 (2.48%) Hyper-V
11 15 (2.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (2.48%) RACF
11 15 (2.48%) Samba
11 15 (2.48%) SRDF
12 13 (2.15%) Oracle Clusterware
12 13 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (1.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 57 (9.41%) NetBackup
2 56 (9.24%) Puppet
3 44 (7.26%) Ansible
4 40 (6.60%) Tivoli
5 36 (5.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 29 (4.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 29 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 14 (2.31%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.98%) CFEngine
9 12 (1.98%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (1.82%) Netcool
10 11 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.49%) Cobbler
11 9 (1.49%) Control-M
11 9 (1.49%) Data Guard
11 9 (1.49%) SCCM
11 9 (1.49%) SCOM
12 8 (1.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 206 (33.99%) Red Hat
2 199 (32.84%) Oracle
3 88 (14.52%) Veritas
4 86 (14.19%) HP
5 85 (14.03%) IBM
6 77 (12.71%) VMware
7 68 (11.22%) Sun
8 67 (11.06%) EMC
9 54 (8.91%) TIBCO
10 51 (8.42%) Microsoft
11 46 (7.59%) NetApp
12 45 (7.43%) Cisco
13 38 (6.27%) Brocade
14 29 (4.79%) Solace
14 29 (4.79%) Sybase
14 29 (4.79%) Talarian
15 22 (3.63%) BMC
15 22 (3.63%) Citrix
16 21 (3.47%) Symantec
17 19 (3.14%) McAfee