Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 522 430 309
Rank change year-on-year -92 -121 -77
Contract jobs citing Solaris 298 535 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.52% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 2.50% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 322 518
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £305
90th Percentile £628 £636 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £391
% change year-on-year +15.15% +5.43% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
UK median hourly rate £45.10 £19.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.37% -50.97% +7.64%
10th Percentile £39.38 £16.25 £25.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.60 £40.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £17.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +195.77% -57.23% +15.28%

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 17,697 21,365 20,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.88% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,002 13,211 13,087
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,257 1,492 1,235
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -0.03% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 21 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 16 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 21 October 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 -69 268 £475 +5.56% 39
UK excluding London -36 206 £475 +15.15% 35
London -33 92 £475 -9.52% 6
North of England +65 67 £475 +13.43% 6
North West +49 46 £475 +0.21% 4
South West +7 34 £495 +23.36% 4
South East -50 31 £432 +7.88% 17
Midlands +42 29 £370 -1.99% 5
West Midlands +32 25 £325 -13.33% 4
Scotland +4 25 £525 +31.25% 2
Yorkshire +35 18 £475 +15.15% 2
East of England -10 17 £350 -17.65% 1
North East +16 3 £475 +25.00%
Wales - 3 £425 -
East Midlands +17 2 £400 +5.26% 1
Northern Ireland +7 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 211 (70.81%) Linux
2 163 (54.70%) Unix
3 119 (39.93%) Windows
4 117 (39.26%) Oracle
5 79 (26.51%) Red Hat
6 77 (25.84%) VMware
6 77 (25.84%) Security Cleared
7 75 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (24.16%) Migration
9 61 (20.47%) Perl
10 56 (18.79%) Finance
11 55 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (18.12%) SQL
12 54 (18.12%) Oracle Database
13 53 (17.79%) SC Cleared
14 49 (16.44%) SAN
15 48 (16.11%) AIX
16 43 (14.43%) Python
16 43 (14.43%) DevOps
17 42 (14.09%) Shell Script
18 38 (12.75%) Microsoft
18 38 (12.75%) Windows Server
19 35 (11.74%) HP
19 35 (11.74%) CentOS
20 34 (11.41%) Active Directory
21 33 (11.07%) Change Management
22 32 (10.74%) Cisco
22 32 (10.74%) DNS
22 32 (10.74%) WAN
22 32 (10.74%) ITIL

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 16 (5.37%) JBoss
2 11 (3.69%) IIS
2 11 (3.69%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.02%) Apache
3 9 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.02%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.34%) Confluence
6 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.67%) SilverStripe
8 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.34%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.67%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.67%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.34%) Minerva
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.72%) AWS
2 25 (8.39%) Azure
3 9 (3.02%) OpenShift
4 8 (2.68%) IaaS
4 8 (2.68%) PaaS
5 7 (2.35%) GitHub
6 6 (2.01%) Azure Stack
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.34%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.34%) NuGet
9 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.44%) SAN
2 32 (10.74%) DNS
2 32 (10.74%) WAN
3 30 (10.07%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.73%) LAN
5 19 (6.38%) Internet
6 15 (5.03%) Firewall
7 14 (4.70%) DHCP
8 12 (4.03%) NAS
9 9 (3.02%) SMTP
10 6 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.68%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (1.68%) FIX Connectivity
11 5 (1.68%) FTP
11 5 (1.68%) Sourcefire
11 5 (1.68%) SSL
11 5 (1.68%) VPN
12 4 (1.34%) Intranet
12 4 (1.34%) IPsec
12 4 (1.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.12%) Oracle Database
2 29 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.70%) Big Data
5 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (3.02%) DB2
6 9 (3.02%) PowerCenter
6 9 (3.02%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.01%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.34%) Power BI
11 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.01%) MS Access
11 3 (1.01%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.71%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.35%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.01%) JIRA
3 6 (2.01%) Subversion
4 5 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.34%) JUnit
6 3 (1.01%) Maven
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.01%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.67%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.67%) EasyMock
7 2 (0.67%) ERwin
7 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.67%) Gradle
7 2 (0.67%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.67%) Selenium
7 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.67%) Toad
8 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (18.79%) Finance
2 27 (9.06%) Banking
3 18 (6.04%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.36%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.69%) Publishing
7 9 (3.02%) Back Office
8 7 (2.35%) Front Office
8 7 (2.35%) Police
8 7 (2.35%) Retail
9 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (1.01%) Military
11 2 (0.67%) Electronics
11 2 (0.67%) French Language
11 2 (0.67%) German Language
11 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (12.75%) Administrator
2 32 (10.74%) Analyst
3 27 (9.06%) Architect
4 26 (8.72%) Unix Engineer
5 25 (8.39%) DBA
6 24 (8.05%) Oracle DBA
7 19 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 19 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.03%) Data Business Analyst
8 15 (5.03%) Developer
8 15 (5.03%) Unix Administrator
9 14 (4.70%) Consultant
9 14 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.70%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (4.70%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.36%) Solaris Engineer
11 11 (3.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.36%) FIX Protocol
1 13 (4.36%) Middleware
2 11 (3.69%) Web Services
3 10 (3.36%) LDAP
3 10 (3.36%) REST
3 10 (3.36%) XML
4 8 (2.68%) J2EE
5 7 (2.35%) SOAP
6 5 (1.68%) Ajax
6 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.68%) Java EE
6 5 (1.68%) RESTful
6 5 (1.68%) Swagger
7 4 (1.34%) .NET
7 4 (1.34%) HTML
8 3 (1.01%) CSS
8 3 (1.01%) JDBC
8 3 (1.01%) JSP
8 3 (1.01%) RSS
8 3 (1.01%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.38%) Clustering
4 19 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.03%) Replication
6 11 (3.69%) Equities
7 8 (2.68%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (2.35%) Derivative
8 7 (2.35%) EMC VNX
9 6 (2.01%) Blog
9 6 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.34%) Celerra
11 4 (1.34%) CLARiiON
11 4 (1.34%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 211 (70.81%) Linux
2 163 (54.70%) Unix
3 119 (39.93%) Windows
4 75 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (16.11%) AIX
6 38 (12.75%) Windows Server
7 35 (11.74%) CentOS
8 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.70%) HPUX
10 11 (3.69%) SUSE
10 11 (3.69%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.35%) Windows NT
13 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.68%) zOS
14 4 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.16%) Migration
2 43 (14.43%) DevOps
3 33 (11.07%) Change Management
4 32 (10.74%) ITIL
5 28 (9.40%) Configuration Management
6 27 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (9.06%) Problem Management
7 25 (8.39%) Data Migration
7 25 (8.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 25 (8.39%) Re-Platforming
8 24 (8.05%) Technical Leadership
9 23 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (5.37%) Project Management
13 15 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (5.03%) Task Automation
14 13 (4.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.47%) Perl
2 54 (18.12%) SQL
3 43 (14.43%) Python
4 42 (14.09%) Shell Script
5 26 (8.72%) Java
6 17 (5.70%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.37%) Bash Shell
8 14 (4.70%) C
9 9 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.01%) Korn
11 5 (1.68%) C++
12 3 (1.01%) Tcl
13 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.34%) AWK
14 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.34%) C#
14 1 (0.34%) COBOL
14 1 (0.34%) PHP
14 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (25.84%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.79%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.06%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.69%) Degree
5 8 (2.68%) CCNP
5 8 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.68%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.34%) CCNA
7 4 (1.34%) CISSP
7 4 (1.34%) VCAP
7 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.67%) CISM
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.67%) SSCP
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.02%) SLA
2 7 (2.35%) GDPR
3 6 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.01%) QA
4 5 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.34%) NIST
6 3 (1.01%) COBIT
6 3 (1.01%) PMO
6 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 55 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.41%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.70%) Docker
5 16 (5.37%) vSphere
6 10 (3.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.68%) Samba
8 7 (2.35%) NFS
8 7 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.01%) ISA Server
9 6 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.68%) SRDF
10 5 (1.68%) VirtualBox
11 4 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.01%) Firmware
13 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (9.73%) Ansible
2 25 (8.39%) Puppet
3 17 (5.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (4.03%) Data Guard
5 11 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.69%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.36%) vCenter Server
6 10 (3.36%) vRealize
7 9 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.01%) Mesos
8 6 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (2.01%) vMotion
9 5 (1.68%) Marathon
9 5 (1.68%) QRadar
9 5 (1.68%) Salt
10 4 (1.34%) Avamar
10 4 (1.34%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 117 (39.26%) Oracle
2 79 (26.51%) Red Hat
3 77 (25.84%) VMware
4 38 (12.75%) Microsoft
5 35 (11.74%) HP
6 32 (10.74%) Cisco
7 29 (9.73%) EMC
8 26 (8.72%) Sun
9 25 (8.39%) IBM
10 19 (6.38%) Cloudera
10 19 (6.38%) Sybase
11 14 (4.70%) NetApp
11 14 (4.70%) Veritas
12 13 (4.36%) Citrix
13 12 (4.03%) Informatica
14 11 (3.69%) Brocade
14 11 (3.69%) Juniper
15 10 (3.36%) Symantec
16 9 (3.02%) Dell
16 9 (3.02%) SolarWinds