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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 186 219
Rank change year-on-year -50 +33  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 481 723 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.34% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.89% 5.78% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 457 317
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £532 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

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 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 June 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 -17 455 £425 +6.25% 46
London -29 171 £500 +11.11% 19
South East -2 98 £391 +1.29% 8
North West +12 57 £455 +7.05% 1
Lancashire +33 55 £455 +7.05%
Preston +6 45 £455 +7.05%
Surrey +2 36 £388 -8.82% 2
East Midlands +26 33 £375 -6.25% 2
City of London -2 32 £475 - 4
East of England +1 31 £410 +17.14% 3
North East +8 30 £330 +15.78% 4
Tyne and Wear +19 28 £330 +16.72% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 28 £330 +16.62% 4
Derbyshire +12 28 £375 - 1
Derby +7 28 £375 - 1
Hampshire +18 26 £400 +4.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 20 £450 -
Scotland -40 16 £400 +11.11% 1
Milton Keynes -2 14 £450 -
Essex -8 14 £544 +47.02%
South West -15 14 £410 -0.60% 4
Bristol +5 12 £405 +15.71% 4
Southend-on-Sea -27 11 £544 +53.13%
West Midlands +18 10 £385 -16.75% 1
Havant +7 10 £400 +5.26%
Hertfordshire -1 10 £425 -10.52% 3
Glasgow +7 9 £400 +22.69% 1
Yorkshire +17 8 £400 -23.80% 4
West Yorkshire +14 7 £400 -11.11% 1
West Sussex +11 7 £338 -7.53%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 600 (74.35%) Linux
2 476 (58.98%) Unix
3 326 (40.40%) Oracle
4 271 (33.58%) Windows
5 265 (32.84%) AIX
6 226 (28.00%) Red Hat
7 205 (25.40%) Security Cleared
8 198 (24.54%) SAN
9 194 (24.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 187 (23.17%) Migration
11 176 (21.81%) Perl
12 173 (21.44%) Finance
13 168 (20.82%) Sun
14 160 (19.83%) SC Cleared
15 155 (19.21%) Veritas
16 140 (17.35%) Java
17 134 (16.60%) IBM
17 134 (16.60%) VMware
18 131 (16.23%) SQL
19 129 (15.99%) HPUX
20 126 (15.61%) Shell Script
21 124 (15.37%) HP
22 106 (13.14%) DevOps
23 98 (12.14%) Puppet
24 97 (12.02%) Data Centre
25 92 (11.40%) Korn
26 89 (11.03%) Python
27 86 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
27 86 (10.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
28 85 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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 80 (9.91%) Apache
2 71 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 62 (7.68%) WebLogic
4 57 (7.06%) WebSphere
5 42 (5.20%) JBoss
6 27 (3.35%) MS Exchange
7 25 (3.10%) iPlanet
8 22 (2.73%) Oracle Application Server
9 20 (2.48%) OpenStack
10 14 (1.73%) IIS
11 13 (1.61%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (1.49%) Confluence
12 12 (1.49%) MQSeries
13 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
15 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
15 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 7 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.50%) HipChat
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (5.08%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.25%) Primavera
6 2 (0.25%) RMDS
6 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.12%) BASE24
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.23%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.24%) IaaS
5 10 (1.24%) Office 365
6 5 (0.62%) SaaS
7 4 (0.50%) PaaS
8 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 198 (24.54%) SAN
2 85 (10.53%) NAS
3 84 (10.41%) Firewall
4 83 (10.29%) DNS
5 73 (9.05%) TCP/IP
6 50 (6.20%) LDAP
7 39 (4.83%) DHCP
8 38 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
9 29 (3.59%) Internet
10 24 (2.97%) WAN
11 21 (2.60%) iSCSI
12 20 (2.48%) LAN
12 20 (2.48%) SMTP
13 18 (2.23%) HTTP
13 18 (2.23%) SSL
14 16 (1.98%) SSH
15 14 (1.73%) VLAN
16 12 (1.49%) IPsec
17 10 (1.24%) FTP
17 10 (1.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.41%) Oracle Database
2 66 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 41 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 34 (4.21%) MySQL
5 28 (3.47%) RDBMS
6 24 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (2.60%) Big Data
8 16 (1.98%) DB2
8 16 (1.98%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.98%) KDB
9 15 (1.86%) Kdb+
10 14 (1.73%) Sybase ASE
11 13 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.12%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 22 (2.73%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.86%) JUnit
3 15 (1.86%) Maven
4 12 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 12 (1.49%) JIRA
4 12 (1.49%) Subversion
5 8 (0.99%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.99%) ClearCase
5 8 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.87%) Ant
6 7 (0.87%) GitLab
7 6 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.62%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.37%) ERwin
10 3 (0.37%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.37%) NUnit
General
1 173 (21.44%) Finance
2 84 (10.41%) Banking
3 31 (3.84%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.85%) Legal
5 19 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.36%) Marketing
7 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.99%) Electronics
10 7 (0.87%) Front Office
10 7 (0.87%) Retail
11 5 (0.62%) Local Government
12 4 (0.50%) Law
12 4 (0.50%) Military
13 3 (0.37%) Games
13 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 133 (16.48%) Administrator
2 104 (12.89%) Developer
3 89 (11.03%) Unix Engineer
4 85 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 76 (9.42%) Unix Administrator
6 74 (9.17%) Architect
7 58 (7.19%) Solaris Engineer
8 54 (6.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 52 (6.44%) Consultant
10 46 (5.70%) AIX Engineer
11 45 (5.58%) Solaris Administrator
12 43 (5.33%) Analyst
13 42 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
14 41 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
15 37 (4.58%) Linux Administrator
16 36 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
16 36 (4.46%) Solaris Systems Administrator
17 33 (4.09%) DBA
18 30 (3.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 26 (3.22%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.91%) Middleware
2 49 (6.07%) J2EE
3 35 (4.34%) XML
4 34 (4.21%) Web Services
5 27 (3.35%) SOAP
6 23 (2.85%) Spring
7 21 (2.60%) REST
8 20 (2.48%) XSLT
9 17 (2.11%) JSON
10 16 (1.98%) .NET
10 16 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
12 14 (1.73%) HTML
13 12 (1.49%) XSD
14 11 (1.36%) JDBC
14 11 (1.36%) Spring Security
15 9 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
15 9 (1.12%) LAMP
16 8 (0.99%) JSP
16 8 (0.99%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.02%) Data Centre
2 77 (9.54%) Clustering
3 53 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.45%) Replication
5 39 (4.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 33 (4.09%) Mainframe
7 26 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 26 (3.22%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.36%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.24%) CMDB
12 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.99%) DataPower
13 8 (0.99%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.99%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.87%) Derivative
14 7 (0.87%) Grid Computing
15 6 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 600 (74.35%) Linux
2 476 (58.98%) Unix
3 271 (33.58%) Windows
4 265 (32.84%) AIX
5 194 (24.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 129 (15.99%) HPUX
7 58 (7.19%) Windows Server
8 34 (4.21%) SUSE
9 29 (3.59%) CentOS
10 25 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.24%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.99%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.87%) VMS
17 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (23.17%) Migration
2 106 (13.14%) DevOps
3 86 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (9.79%) ITIL
5 77 (9.54%) High Availability
6 69 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (7.19%) Configuration Management
8 44 (5.45%) Load Balancing
9 41 (5.08%) Change Management
9 41 (5.08%) ERP
10 39 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
11 29 (3.59%) SDLC
11 29 (3.59%) TDD
12 28 (3.47%) Performance Monitoring
13 27 (3.35%) Problem Management
14 25 (3.10%) Multithreading
15 24 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (2.97%) Time Management
16 23 (2.85%) Data Migration
17 22 (2.73%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 176 (21.81%) Perl
2 140 (17.35%) Java
3 131 (16.23%) SQL
4 126 (15.61%) Shell Script
5 92 (11.40%) Korn
6 89 (11.03%) Python
7 62 (7.68%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.47%) PL/SQL
9 26 (3.22%) C++
10 25 (3.10%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.97%) JavaScript
12 22 (2.73%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.98%) C
14 12 (1.49%) C#
15 11 (1.36%) Bourne shell
16 9 (1.12%) C-shell
16 9 (1.12%) PHP
17 8 (0.99%) AWK
17 8 (0.99%) Ruby
17 8 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 205 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 160 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.96%) Degree
4 32 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.73%) CISSP
6 11 (1.36%) MCSE
6 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.12%) MCITP
8 9 (1.12%) RHCE
9 8 (0.99%) CCNA
9 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.99%) OCP
9 8 (0.99%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.87%) OCA
11 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.62%) CCSP
13 4 (0.50%) CISM
13 4 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.24%) SLA
3 9 (1.12%) QA
4 7 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.62%) COBIT
6 5 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) GCP
8 2 (0.25%) MiFID
8 2 (0.25%) RMADS
8 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) COSO
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (10.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 85 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (10.16%) Active Directory
4 49 (6.07%) NFS
5 42 (5.20%) Hyper-V
6 37 (4.58%) Veritas File System
7 34 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 34 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (3.47%) Docker
10 18 (2.23%) KVM
10 18 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (2.23%) Samba
11 16 (1.98%) Oracle Clusterware
12 14 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.87%) GlusterFS
13 7 (0.87%) SRDF
14 4 (0.50%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.50%) Xen
15 3 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (12.14%) Puppet
2 79 (9.79%) NetBackup
3 59 (7.31%) Ansible
4 51 (6.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 36 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.59%) Nagios
7 27 (3.35%) Tivoli
8 23 (2.85%) Netcool
8 23 (2.85%) SCOM
8 23 (2.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 20 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (2.48%) SCCM
11 19 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
12 18 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (2.11%) Oracle ZFS
14 16 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
15 14 (1.73%) BladeLogic
15 14 (1.73%) HP Data Protector
15 14 (1.73%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 326 (40.40%) Oracle
2 226 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 168 (20.82%) Sun
4 155 (19.21%) Veritas
5 134 (16.60%) IBM
5 134 (16.60%) VMware
6 124 (15.37%) HP
7 80 (9.91%) Cisco
8 78 (9.67%) EMC
9 67 (8.30%) SAP
10 59 (7.31%) Microsoft
11 57 (7.06%) NetApp
12 44 (5.45%) Brocade
13 36 (4.46%) Sybase
14 35 (4.34%) Citrix
14 35 (4.34%) F5
14 35 (4.34%) Symantec
15 33 (4.09%) TIBCO
16 18 (2.23%) Splunk
17 17 (2.11%) StorageTek
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