Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 294 229
Rank change year-on-year -124 -65 -6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 551 764 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.83% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 4.02% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 472 746
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £320 £305 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 25
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £50.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.00% +9.89% +46.07%
10th Percentile £20.25 £33.09 £21.00
90th Percentile £41.10 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £50.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -38.00% +9.89% +15.19%

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 21,032 19,028 23,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.68% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,358 12,060 14,237
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £196
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,292 1,184 1,505
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +6.45%

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 April 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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 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 -82 530 £425 - 62
UK excluding London -87 312 £400 - 52
London -92 232 £475 -3.06% 18
South East -74 120 £400 +5.26% 17
North of England -52 82 £400 +1.01% 9
Midlands -10 36 £396 +2.19% 6
East of England +7 34 £625 +56.25% 7
North West -49 30 £425 +4.94% 3
West Midlands +18 29 £500 +16.28% 5
North East +31 28 £400 +0.13% 2
South West +13 25 £543 +60.74% 5
Yorkshire -12 24 £400 +14.29% 4
Scotland -71 8 £375 -6.25% 5
East Midlands -23 7 £375 +5.63% 1
Wales -12 4 £393 -12.78% 3
Northern Ireland -28 4 £293 -49.00%

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 435 (78.95%) Linux
2 404 (73.32%) Unix
3 205 (37.21%) Windows
4 195 (35.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 192 (34.85%) Oracle
6 177 (32.12%) Red Hat
7 176 (31.94%) AIX
8 131 (23.77%) Finance
9 120 (21.78%) SAN
10 118 (21.42%) Shell Script
11 113 (20.51%) SQL
12 101 (18.33%) VMware
13 99 (17.97%) Security Cleared
14 87 (15.79%) Java
15 81 (14.70%) HPUX
16 78 (14.16%) Perl
16 78 (14.16%) Banking
17 77 (13.97%) IBM
17 77 (13.97%) HP
18 72 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 71 (12.89%) Firewall
20 70 (12.70%) Bash Shell
21 69 (12.52%) Windows Server
21 69 (12.52%) Microsoft
22 68 (12.34%) Sun
22 68 (12.34%) Veritas
22 68 (12.34%) SC Cleared
23 62 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (11.25%) ITIL
24 60 (10.89%) Problem-Solving

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 47 (8.53%) WebSphere
2 40 (7.26%) Apache
3 36 (6.53%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.63%) MS Exchange
5 28 (5.08%) JBoss
6 25 (4.54%) IIS
6 25 (4.54%) MQSeries
6 25 (4.54%) WebLogic
7 18 (3.27%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.09%) Confluence
9 11 (2.00%) CMS
9 11 (2.00%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 5 (0.91%) SAS
13 5 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.73%) HipChat
7 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Kondor
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.36%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.90%) IaaS
4 21 (3.81%) PaaS
5 19 (3.45%) SaaS
6 17 (3.09%) GitHub
7 16 (2.90%) Office 365
8 10 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.45%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.09%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.54%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (21.78%) SAN
2 71 (12.89%) Firewall
3 38 (6.90%) DNS
4 32 (5.81%) Internet
4 32 (5.81%) NAS
5 28 (5.08%) WAN
6 24 (4.36%) DHCP
7 23 (4.17%) LAN
8 22 (3.99%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (2.54%) SMS
11 12 (2.18%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.00%) Multicast
13 10 (1.81%) SSH
13 10 (1.81%) VLAN
14 6 (1.09%) DMZ
14 6 (1.09%) FTP
14 6 (1.09%) SNMP
15 5 (0.91%) HTTP
15 5 (0.91%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.17%) Oracle Database
2 36 (6.53%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.81%) MySQL
4 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.72%) Sybase ASE
6 13 (2.36%) DB2
7 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.27%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.91%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.99%) Subversion
2 32 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.26%) Maven
4 23 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 21 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (3.63%) JUnit
7 16 (2.90%) JIRA
7 16 (2.90%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.72%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.54%) Mockito
10 8 (1.45%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.09%) Gradle
11 6 (1.09%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.91%) Log4j
13 4 (0.73%) AccuRev
13 4 (0.73%) Ant
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Ivy
13 4 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.73%) GitLab
13 4 (0.73%) Selenium
General
1 131 (23.77%) Finance
2 78 (14.16%) Banking
3 20 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.27%) Front Office
5 17 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.72%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.18%) Legal
8 10 (1.81%) Back Office
9 8 (1.45%) Law
10 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.09%) Retail
11 4 (0.73%) Marketing
12 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Games
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.54%) Military
12 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (17.97%) Administrator
2 57 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
3 53 (9.62%) Analyst
3 53 (9.62%) Developer
4 50 (9.07%) Architect
5 41 (7.44%) Unix Engineer
6 40 (7.26%) Unix Administrator
7 34 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
7 34 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 30 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 26 (4.72%) Applications Support
11 25 (4.54%) DBA
12 23 (4.17%) AIX Engineer
12 23 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
13 22 (3.99%) Applications Support Analyst
13 22 (3.99%) Consultant
14 20 (3.63%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 18 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.99%) J2EE
1 44 (7.99%) Middleware
2 42 (7.62%) Web Services
3 28 (5.08%) Spring
4 24 (4.36%) XML
5 23 (4.17%) JDBC
6 22 (3.99%) REST
7 21 (3.81%) SOAP
8 20 (3.63%) Hibernate
8 20 (3.63%) JSP
9 16 (2.90%) Apache Camel
9 16 (2.90%) LDAP
9 16 (2.90%) XSLT
10 15 (2.72%) ISPF
10 15 (2.72%) JSON
11 14 (2.54%) Spring Boot
11 14 (2.54%) XSD
12 13 (2.36%) AngularJS
12 13 (2.36%) JMS
13 12 (2.18%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (10.16%) Data Centre
3 52 (9.44%) Management Information System
4 50 (9.07%) Clustering
5 29 (5.26%) Replication
6 21 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (2.72%) VSAM
8 14 (2.54%) Mainframe
8 14 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (2.18%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.63%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (1.63%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.63%) HACMP
10 9 (1.63%) LPAR
10 9 (1.63%) PKI
11 8 (1.45%) EMC VMAX
11 8 (1.45%) Fedwire
Operating Systems
1 435 (78.95%) Linux
2 404 (73.32%) Unix
3 205 (37.21%) Windows
4 195 (35.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 176 (31.94%) AIX
6 81 (14.70%) HPUX
7 69 (12.52%) Windows Server
8 55 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (4.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 24 (4.36%) Windows 7
11 24 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (4.17%) CentOS
13 20 (3.63%) Windows XP
14 19 (3.45%) SUSE
15 17 (3.09%) Windows 2000
16 16 (2.90%) MVS
17 15 (2.72%) VME
17 15 (2.72%) VMS
18 10 (1.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (11.25%) ITIL
2 60 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (10.53%) DevOps
4 53 (9.62%) Migration
5 50 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (7.80%) Change Management
7 38 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 37 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (5.99%) Configuration Management
10 30 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (5.44%) E-Commerce
10 30 (5.44%) High Availability
10 30 (5.44%) Open Source
10 30 (5.44%) Project Management
11 28 (5.08%) Service Management
12 27 (4.90%) Information Security
13 25 (4.54%) Risk Management
14 23 (4.17%) Multithreading
15 21 (3.81%) ITIL V3
16 20 (3.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (21.42%) Shell Script
2 113 (20.51%) SQL
3 87 (15.79%) Java
4 78 (14.16%) Perl
5 70 (12.70%) Bash Shell
6 46 (8.35%) Python
7 43 (7.80%) Korn
8 42 (7.62%) PowerShell
9 31 (5.63%) C
10 22 (3.99%) C++
11 20 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.09%) JavaScript
12 17 (3.09%) Ruby
13 15 (2.72%) JCL
14 12 (2.18%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.45%) C#
16 7 (1.27%) AWK
17 6 (1.09%) Java 8
18 5 (0.91%) Bourne shell
19 4 (0.73%) sed
Qualifications
1 99 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.36%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.54%) Degree
5 12 (2.18%) RHCE
6 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.09%) CISM
7 6 (1.09%) CISSP
7 6 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.73%) CISMP
8 4 (0.73%) MCSA
8 4 (0.73%) MCSE
8 4 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.54%) CISA
9 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.54%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.54%) MCP
9 3 (0.54%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.90%) SLA
2 14 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (2.00%) PMO
4 9 (1.63%) SEPA
5 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.91%) QA
6 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.54%) COBIT
7 3 (0.54%) FISMA
7 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.54%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) GCP
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) SAS 70
System Software
1 72 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (9.80%) Active Directory
3 35 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (4.90%) Firmware
5 26 (4.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 25 (4.54%) vSphere
7 23 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 21 (3.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 20 (3.63%) Docker
10 19 (3.45%) Hyper-V
10 19 (3.45%) NFS
11 17 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (2.72%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 15 (2.72%) RACF
13 14 (2.54%) Oracle Clusterware
13 14 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (1.63%) KVM
15 9 (1.63%) SRDF
15 9 (1.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (8.89%) Ansible
2 46 (8.35%) Puppet
3 32 (5.81%) NetBackup
3 32 (5.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 31 (5.63%) Tivoli
5 29 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 15 (2.72%) SCCM
7 15 (2.72%) SCOM
7 15 (2.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 14 (2.54%) CFEngine
8 14 (2.54%) Oracle ZFS
9 13 (2.36%) Cobbler
10 11 (2.00%) BladeLogic
10 11 (2.00%) Data Guard
10 11 (2.00%) Kubernetes
10 11 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
12 9 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 192 (34.85%) Oracle
2 177 (32.12%) Red Hat
3 101 (18.33%) VMware
4 77 (13.97%) HP
4 77 (13.97%) IBM
5 69 (12.52%) Microsoft
6 68 (12.34%) Sun
6 68 (12.34%) Veritas
7 57 (10.34%) EMC
8 40 (7.26%) NetApp
9 33 (5.99%) Brocade
10 29 (5.26%) Cisco
10 29 (5.26%) TIBCO
11 27 (4.90%) BMC
12 23 (4.17%) Sybase
13 16 (2.90%) McAfee
13 16 (2.90%) ServiceNow
14 15 (2.72%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.36%) Citrix
15 13 (2.36%) Dell