Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 333 259
Rank change year-on-year -133 -74 -7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 511 769 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.74% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.31% 3.58% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 466 682
UK median daily rate £474 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £326 £305 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £34.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.92% -3.47% +32.11%
10th Percentile £16.25 £25.78 £17.50
90th Percentile £50.60 £40.68 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -57.83% +15.28% +33.33%

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 22,093 21,493 21,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.82% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,699 13,722 13,678
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £163 £170 £193
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,276 1,287
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.62 £15.63
% change year-on-year -0.74% +6.38% -2.77%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -165 426 £500 +17.65% 41
UK excluding London -118 316 £425 +6.25% 33
London -72 184 £525 - 12
South East -73 88 £450 +12.50% 6
Scotland +35 74 £400 +1.27% 3
East of England -2 48 £433 -16.75% 3
North of England -100 44 £483 +37.86% 6
Midlands -36 36 £475 +40.74% 7
West Midlands -31 25 £450 -2.70% 5
South West -53 25 £425 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -3 21 £525 +31.25% 2
North West -49 20 £475 +8.46% 4
East Midlands -9 11 £488 +51.16% 2
North East -68 3 £490 +50.77%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 362 (70.84%) Linux
2 339 (66.34%) Unix
3 203 (39.73%) Oracle
4 184 (36.01%) Windows
5 156 (30.53%) Red Hat
6 146 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 114 (22.31%) VMware
8 105 (20.55%) Finance
9 95 (18.59%) AIX
10 91 (17.81%) SQL
11 86 (16.83%) Shell Script
12 84 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (16.24%) DevOps
14 81 (15.85%) SAN
15 79 (15.46%) Perl
16 76 (14.87%) Active Directory
17 75 (14.68%) Banking
18 71 (13.89%) Middleware
19 70 (13.70%) DNS
19 70 (13.70%) Java
19 70 (13.70%) Apache
19 70 (13.70%) Security Cleared
20 69 (13.50%) Ansible
21 67 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
22 66 (12.92%) Jenkins
23 61 (11.94%) IBM
24 60 (11.74%) Firewall
24 60 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
25 59 (11.55%) ITIL
25 59 (11.55%) SQL Server

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 70 (13.70%) Apache
2 43 (8.41%) WebLogic
3 40 (7.83%) WebSphere
4 34 (6.65%) Tomcat
5 31 (6.07%) IIS
6 20 (3.91%) JBoss
7 18 (3.52%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.33%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (1.76%) nginx
9 9 (1.76%) WebLogic Portal
10 8 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.37%) Confluence
11 7 (1.37%) NetWeaver
11 7 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.98%) CMS
13 5 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) HipChat
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.74%) HiPortfolio
2 5 (0.98%) HFM
2 5 (0.98%) Maximo
3 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) Actimize
5 2 (0.39%) Kondor
5 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.39%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.50%) GitHub
3 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.54%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.17%) Boomi
8 6 (1.17%) IaaS
8 6 (1.17%) PaaS
9 4 (0.78%) SaaS
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.39%) Akamai
11 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.39%) npm
11 2 (0.39%) Office 365
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 81 (15.85%) SAN
2 70 (13.70%) DNS
3 60 (11.74%) Firewall
4 55 (10.76%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.11%) Internet
5 21 (4.11%) SSL
6 20 (3.91%) HTTP
7 19 (3.72%) DHCP
7 19 (3.72%) SSH
8 18 (3.52%) WAN
9 17 (3.33%) NAS
10 16 (3.13%) LAN
11 12 (2.35%) BIG-IP
12 10 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.57%) DSL
13 8 (1.57%) NFC
13 8 (1.57%) VLAN
14 7 (1.37%) DMARC
14 7 (1.37%) FTP
14 7 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.37%) Oracle Database
3 37 (7.24%) MySQL
4 24 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (3.13%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.94%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (2.54%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.76%) Ingres
13 8 (1.57%) DB2
14 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.17%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.98%) Big Data
16 5 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 66 (12.92%) Jenkins
2 38 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.07%) Maven
4 25 (4.89%) Subversion
5 22 (4.31%) JIRA
6 15 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (2.54%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.96%) Artifactory
9 9 (1.76%) ERwin
9 9 (1.76%) GitLab
9 9 (1.76%) Gradle
10 8 (1.57%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.57%) JUnit
10 8 (1.57%) SonarQube
10 8 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.37%) AccuRev
11 7 (1.37%) Ant
11 7 (1.37%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.37%) Gerrit
11 7 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 105 (20.55%) Finance
2 75 (14.68%) Banking
3 33 (6.46%) Back Office
4 17 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.15%) Law
8 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.98%) Military
11 4 (0.78%) Legal
12 3 (0.59%) Front Office
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
14 1 (0.20%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Retail
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (17.42%) Developer
2 71 (13.89%) Administrator
3 56 (10.96%) Architect
4 53 (10.37%) Systems Administrator
5 39 (7.63%) Analyst
6 36 (7.05%) Unix Administrator
7 29 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
7 29 (5.68%) Unix Engineer
8 24 (4.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 22 (4.31%) DBA
9 22 (4.31%) Technical Architect
10 21 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
11 20 (3.91%) C++ Developer
11 20 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 19 (3.72%) Oracle DBA
13 18 (3.52%) Consultant
13 18 (3.52%) Java Developer
14 16 (3.13%) Solaris Engineer
15 15 (2.94%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.89%) Middleware
2 40 (7.83%) Web Services
3 32 (6.26%) LDAP
4 27 (5.28%) J2EE
5 23 (4.50%) XML
6 22 (4.31%) SOAP
7 20 (3.91%) Spring
8 16 (3.13%) HTML
8 16 (3.13%) LAMP
9 14 (2.74%) JMS
10 13 (2.54%) CGI
10 13 (2.54%) Embperl
10 13 (2.54%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (2.35%) Spring Boot
12 11 (2.15%) REST
13 10 (1.96%) .NET
13 10 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (1.96%) XSLT
14 9 (1.76%) CSS
14 9 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.85%) Clustering
3 34 (6.65%) Linux Command Line
4 29 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 24 (4.70%) Replication
7 13 (2.54%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.76%) Equities
11 8 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.57%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.37%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.37%) PKI
13 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 362 (70.84%) Linux
2 339 (66.34%) Unix
3 184 (36.01%) Windows
4 146 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (18.59%) AIX
6 46 (9.00%) Windows Server
7 38 (7.44%) CentOS
8 27 (5.28%) HPUX
9 21 (4.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 18 (3.52%) SUSE
11 17 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 12 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (1.76%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.98%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.98%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (16.24%) DevOps
3 59 (11.55%) ITIL
4 53 (10.37%) Migration
5 48 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (8.81%) Change Management
7 44 (8.61%) Project Management
8 31 (6.07%) Configuration Management
9 29 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.28%) Load Balancing
11 25 (4.89%) Computer Science
11 25 (4.89%) OO
11 25 (4.89%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (4.70%) Scrum
12 24 (4.70%) SDLC
13 23 (4.50%) Data Protection
13 23 (4.50%) Information Security
13 23 (4.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 91 (17.81%) SQL
2 86 (16.83%) Shell Script
3 79 (15.46%) Perl
4 70 (13.70%) Java
5 57 (11.15%) Python
6 53 (10.37%) Bash Shell
7 34 (6.65%) Korn
8 27 (5.28%) C
9 26 (5.09%) Ruby
10 25 (4.89%) PL/SQL
11 22 (4.31%) C#
11 22 (4.31%) C++
12 18 (3.52%) PHP
13 17 (3.33%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.76%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.17%) ABAP
16 5 (0.98%) AWK
16 5 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 4 (0.78%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.89%) Degree
4 16 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.54%) CISSP
7 9 (1.76%) CISA
8 8 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (1.57%) CCSP
8 8 (1.57%) CISM
8 8 (1.57%) CLAS
8 8 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.57%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.57%) IISP
9 7 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.17%) CCNA
10 6 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.98%) RHCE
12 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.15%) QA
4 10 (1.96%) GDPR
5 9 (1.76%) SLA
6 8 (1.57%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (1.57%) ISO 22301
6 8 (1.57%) ISO 31000
6 8 (1.57%) ISO 9001
6 8 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.59%) COBIT
9 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (14.87%) Active Directory
2 60 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.83%) Docker
4 25 (4.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 22 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (4.31%) vSphere
6 19 (3.72%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (3.13%) NFS
7 16 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.96%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.17%) Xen
11 5 (0.98%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.78%) SRDF
12 4 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.59%) Samba
13 3 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 69 (13.50%) Ansible
2 54 (10.57%) Puppet
3 36 (7.05%) NetBackup
3 36 (7.05%) Oracle ZFS
4 31 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (4.31%) Red Hat Satellite
6 18 (3.52%) Kubernetes
7 17 (3.33%) CFEngine
8 16 (3.13%) Data Guard
8 16 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (2.54%) Prometheus
10 11 (2.15%) IBM BigFix
11 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 9 (1.76%) Nagios
12 9 (1.76%) Opsview
12 9 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.57%) CA Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.57%) Nessus
13 8 (1.57%) Netcool
13 8 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 203 (39.73%) Oracle
2 156 (30.53%) Red Hat
3 114 (22.31%) VMware
4 61 (11.94%) IBM
5 54 (10.57%) Sun
6 45 (8.81%) Microsoft
7 43 (8.41%) Cisco
8 36 (7.05%) NetApp
9 33 (6.46%) Dell
9 33 (6.46%) Veritas
10 31 (6.07%) HP
11 28 (5.48%) EMC
12 23 (4.50%) McAfee
13 20 (3.91%) F5
13 20 (3.91%) Google
14 18 (3.52%) Splunk
15 16 (3.13%) Citrix
15 16 (3.13%) SAP
16 15 (2.94%) Centrify
17 14 (2.74%) Sybase