Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 224 235
Rank change year-on-year -53 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 901 1299 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.22% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.38% 5.50% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 842 669
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £305 £269 £305
90th Percentile £612 £556 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 26
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +14.29% +18.87%
10th Percentile £20.08 £17.50 £22.37
90th Percentile £40.68 £40.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.89 £36.00 £36.84
% change year-on-year -19.75% -2.27% +39.00%

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 20592 23632 24529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.14% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12933 14879 14444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £181 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1210 1278 1919
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 -45 857 £425 +6.25% 26
UK excluding London -37 582 £400 +9.59% 21
London -38 314 £500 +5.26% 7
South East +15 197 £400 +5.26% 3
North of England -37 185 £375 +17.19% 8
North West +18 90 £450 +5.88% 4
Midlands +63 77 £375 -10.71% 4
North East -1 76 £325 +13.44% 2
East of England -14 52 £500 +40.75% 3
East Midlands +38 50 £375 -28.57% 1
Scotland -71 34 £400 +13.64% 2
South West -42 31 £383 -4.38% 1
West Midlands +28 25 £375 -8.54% 3
Yorkshire +14 19 £400 -23.81% 2
Wales +2 6 £450 -
Northern Ireland -52 1 £400 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 686 (76.14%) Linux
2 574 (63.71%) Unix
3 354 (39.29%) Oracle
4 327 (36.29%) AIX
5 295 (32.74%) Windows
6 289 (32.08%) Security Cleared
7 274 (30.41%) Red Hat
8 225 (24.97%) SC Cleared
9 211 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 209 (23.20%) SAN
11 197 (21.86%) Migration
12 187 (20.75%) Perl
13 184 (20.42%) Sun
14 166 (18.42%) Finance
15 161 (17.87%) Veritas
16 158 (17.54%) Shell Script
17 154 (17.09%) HPUX
18 140 (15.54%) Firewall
19 136 (15.09%) Java
20 134 (14.87%) Data Centre
21 130 (14.43%) VMware
21 130 (14.43%) HP
22 128 (14.21%) SQL
23 127 (14.10%) Python
24 125 (13.87%) IBM
25 118 (13.10%) Apache
26 117 (12.99%) Puppet
27 115 (12.76%) Korn
28 109 (12.10%) Tomcat
29 108 (11.99%) Cisco

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
1 118 (13.10%) Apache
2 109 (12.10%) Tomcat
3 92 (10.21%) WebLogic
4 83 (9.21%) JBoss
5 53 (5.88%) iPlanet
6 51 (5.66%) Oracle Application Server
7 44 (4.88%) WebSphere
8 37 (4.11%) MS Exchange
9 32 (3.55%) OpenStack
10 28 (3.11%) Confluence
11 22 (2.44%) IIS
11 22 (2.44%) SharePoint
12 20 (2.22%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
14 13 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
17 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
17 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 26 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.55%) HipChat
3 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (4.66%) SAP ERP
2 27 (3.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.22%) RMDS
5 1 (0.11%) BASE24
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Kondor
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.89%) OpenShift
4 20 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.33%) IaaS
6 11 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.22%) Office 365
7 10 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.78%) PaaS
8 7 (0.78%) SaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 209 (23.20%) SAN
2 140 (15.54%) Firewall
3 108 (11.99%) TCP/IP
4 99 (10.99%) DNS
5 73 (8.10%) NAS
6 62 (6.88%) Fibre Channel
7 46 (5.11%) LDAP
8 32 (3.55%) Internet
9 29 (3.22%) DHCP
9 29 (3.22%) WAN
10 22 (2.44%) HTTP
11 21 (2.33%) iSCSI
12 19 (2.11%) LAN
13 16 (1.78%) SSL
14 15 (1.66%) SSH
14 15 (1.66%) VLAN
15 14 (1.55%) FCoE
16 12 (1.33%) Network Security
17 9 (1.00%) SMTP
17 9 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.66%) Oracle Database
2 59 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 49 (5.44%) SQL Server
4 46 (5.11%) MySQL
5 39 (4.33%) RDBMS
6 33 (3.66%) DB2
7 19 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.89%) Big Data
8 17 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.44%) Sybase ASE
11 12 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.11%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.00%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.78%) Informix
Development Applications
1 39 (4.33%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.00%) Maven
3 26 (2.89%) JIRA
4 24 (2.66%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.22%) Artifactory
6 17 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.55%) JUnit
8 11 (1.22%) Subversion
9 8 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.78%) GitLab
10 7 (0.78%) Mockito
11 6 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.44%) FishEye
12 4 (0.44%) Log4j
12 4 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.33%) Checkstyle
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 166 (18.42%) Finance
2 94 (10.43%) Banking
3 51 (5.66%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.89%) Legal
6 20 (2.22%) Front Office
7 12 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.89%) Electronics
9 8 (0.89%) Marketing
10 7 (0.78%) Law
11 6 (0.67%) Games
11 6 (0.67%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Retail
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (16.65%) Administrator
2 132 (14.65%) Unix Engineer
3 89 (9.88%) Developer
4 88 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
5 82 (9.10%) Architect
6 79 (8.77%) Unix Administrator
7 78 (8.66%) Solaris Engineer
8 66 (7.33%) Consultant
9 56 (6.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 50 (5.55%) AIX Engineer
11 48 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
12 47 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (4.66%) Solaris Administrator
14 39 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 39 (4.33%) Linux Administrator
15 37 (4.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
16 36 (4.00%) C++ Developer
17 34 (3.77%) Analyst
18 29 (3.22%) DBA
19 28 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (11.10%) Middleware
2 86 (9.54%) J2EE
3 34 (3.77%) .NET
4 33 (3.66%) XML
5 30 (3.33%) Web Services
6 26 (2.89%) Apache Camel
6 26 (2.89%) JSON
7 24 (2.66%) XSLT
8 22 (2.44%) Spring
9 19 (2.11%) SOAP
10 18 (2.00%) REST
11 14 (1.55%) HTML
11 14 (1.55%) Spring Boot
12 11 (1.22%) boto
12 11 (1.22%) Regular Expression
12 11 (1.22%) XSD
13 10 (1.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 10 (1.11%) CSS
13 10 (1.11%) Spring Security
13 10 (1.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 134 (14.87%) Data Centre
2 104 (11.54%) Clustering
3 34 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.77%) Replication
4 28 (3.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 26 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.44%) Mainframe
7 19 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.22%) Grid Computing
10 11 (1.22%) PKI
10 11 (1.22%) PMI
11 10 (1.11%) Derivative
12 7 (0.78%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.78%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.78%) HP Storage
12 7 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 686 (76.14%) Linux
2 574 (63.71%) Unix
3 327 (36.29%) AIX
4 295 (32.74%) Windows
5 211 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 154 (17.09%) HPUX
7 79 (8.77%) SUSE
8 61 (6.77%) Windows Server
9 31 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (2.11%) CentOS
12 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.44%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.33%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.22%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.67%) VMS
18 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (21.86%) Migration
2 106 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (11.76%) ITIL
3 102 (11.32%) DevOps
4 97 (10.77%) Load Balancing
5 91 (10.10%) High Availability
6 79 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 59 (6.55%) Configuration Management
8 55 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
9 51 (5.66%) Change Management
10 45 (4.99%) ERP
11 42 (4.66%) Multithreading
12 37 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
13 35 (3.88%) SDLC
14 29 (3.22%) TDD
15 28 (3.11%) Problem Management
16 27 (3.00%) Scrum
17 24 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (2.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (20.75%) Perl
2 158 (17.54%) Shell Script
3 136 (15.09%) Java
4 128 (14.21%) SQL
5 127 (14.10%) Python
6 115 (12.76%) Korn
7 71 (7.88%) Bash Shell
8 53 (5.88%) C++
9 27 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 27 (3.00%) Ruby
10 21 (2.33%) C-shell
11 18 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.89%) JavaScript
13 16 (1.78%) C#
13 16 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.33%) C
15 10 (1.11%) VBScript
16 9 (1.00%) AWK
16 9 (1.00%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 289 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 225 (24.97%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.44%) DV Cleared
4 39 (4.33%) Degree
5 17 (1.89%) CISSP
6 13 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.33%) MCSE
7 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.11%) CCNA
9 10 (1.11%) MCITP
9 10 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (1.00%) Sun Certification
10 9 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.89%) CISM
11 8 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.89%) OCP
11 8 (0.89%) RHCE
11 8 (0.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.66%) QA
2 13 (1.44%) SLA
3 12 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.11%) GCP
5 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.55%) COBIT
9 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.44%) RMADS
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) COSO
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.11%) MiFID
11 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (9.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 78 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 77 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (6.44%) NFS
5 48 (5.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 45 (4.99%) Hyper-V
7 43 (4.77%) Docker
8 40 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (4.11%) Samba
11 30 (3.33%) Veritas File System
12 27 (3.00%) KVM
13 20 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (2.00%) Oracle Clusterware
15 13 (1.44%) Xen
16 7 (0.78%) GlusterFS
16 7 (0.78%) Sendmail
16 7 (0.78%) SRDF
16 7 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (12.99%) Puppet
2 108 (11.99%) NetBackup
3 70 (7.77%) Ansible
4 56 (6.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 46 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (3.88%) Tivoli
7 34 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (2.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 22 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
10 21 (2.33%) Backup Exec
10 21 (2.33%) BladeLogic
10 21 (2.33%) Kubernetes
11 19 (2.11%) Netcool
12 18 (2.00%) SCCM
12 18 (2.00%) SCOM
13 16 (1.78%) Oracle ZFS
14 15 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 354 (39.29%) Oracle
2 274 (30.41%) Red Hat
3 184 (20.42%) Sun
4 161 (17.87%) Veritas
5 130 (14.43%) HP
5 130 (14.43%) VMware
6 125 (13.87%) IBM
7 108 (11.99%) Cisco
8 87 (9.66%) EMC
9 67 (7.44%) Microsoft
10 66 (7.33%) SAP
11 60 (6.66%) Brocade
12 56 (6.22%) NetApp
13 52 (5.77%) F5
14 51 (5.66%) Symantec
15 46 (5.11%) Sybase
16 36 (4.00%) Citrix
17 32 (3.55%) TIBCO
18 27 (3.00%) PlateSpin
19 23 (2.55%) Splunk