Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 438 295 207
Rank change year-on-year -143 -88 +38
Contract jobs citing Solaris 553 844 1,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.88% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 4.26% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 520 908
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £272
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 14
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +35.85%
10th Percentile £20.18 £24.20 £22.83
90th Percentile £50.08 £40.00 £50.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £16.28 £36.00
% change year-on-year +90.42% -54.78% +24.14%

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 21,422 19,824 24,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.73% 20.66% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,394 12,501 15,478
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,462 1,149 1,311
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.07%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -143 521 £425 - 56
UK excluding London -125 325 £400 +0.63% 30
London -92 224 £450 -10.00% 26
South East -57 140 £400 - 8
North of England -90 75 £400 +3.23% 8
East of England 0 40 £420 - 10
Yorkshire -2 34 £400 +10.34% 3
North West -65 34 £474 +11.53% 4
Midlands -48 30 £375 - 1
West Midlands -17 22 £375 -2.60% 1
Scotland -48 22 £363 -9.38%
South West -10 13 £376 -4.75% 3
East Midlands -42 8 £375 -
North East -45 7 £325 +0.39% 1
Northern Ireland +16 4 £293 -51.13%
Wales -14 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (78.66%) Linux
2 387 (69.98%) Unix
3 241 (43.58%) Oracle
4 188 (34.00%) Windows
5 182 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 165 (29.84%) Red Hat
7 130 (23.51%) Finance
8 127 (22.97%) AIX
9 123 (22.24%) SAN
10 115 (20.80%) VMware
11 113 (20.43%) SQL
12 112 (20.25%) Perl
13 98 (17.72%) Shell Script
14 88 (15.91%) Microsoft
15 77 (13.92%) Sun
16 76 (13.74%) Security Cleared
17 72 (13.02%) Firewall
18 70 (12.66%) Oracle Database
19 69 (12.48%) Veritas
19 69 (12.48%) Python
19 69 (12.48%) Banking
20 67 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 66 (11.93%) Bash Shell
21 66 (11.93%) Active Directory
22 64 (11.57%) DevOps
23 63 (11.39%) IBM
23 63 (11.39%) Java
24 62 (11.21%) ITIL
25 61 (11.03%) DNS
26 60 (10.85%) Data Centre

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 54 (9.76%) Apache
2 42 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 34 (6.15%) IIS
4 30 (5.42%) WebLogic
5 24 (4.34%) Tomcat
6 22 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.25%) JBoss
8 16 (2.89%) MS Exchange
9 13 (2.35%) Confluence
10 10 (1.81%) WebLogic Portal
11 8 (1.45%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.45%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.27%) CMS
13 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.90%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.72%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.08%) HipChat
4 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.36%) Kondor
2 2 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.16%) GitHub
4 18 (3.25%) Office 365
5 7 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.08%) IaaS
6 6 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.90%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) Akamai
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.36%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (22.24%) SAN
2 72 (13.02%) Firewall
3 61 (11.03%) DNS
4 39 (7.05%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.97%) NAS
6 28 (5.06%) Internet
7 25 (4.52%) WAN
8 24 (4.34%) DHCP
9 23 (4.16%) LAN
10 20 (3.62%) Fibre Channel
11 18 (3.25%) HTTP
12 17 (3.07%) SSH
12 17 (3.07%) VLAN
13 16 (2.89%) SMS
14 13 (2.35%) FTP
15 12 (2.17%) SMTP
16 11 (1.99%) DMZ
17 10 (1.81%) iSCSI
17 10 (1.81%) SNMP
18 8 (1.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.66%) Oracle Database
2 54 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.98%) MySQL
4 21 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (3.62%) DB2
6 17 (3.07%) Oracle Database 12c
7 15 (2.71%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.63%) Sybase ASE
11 8 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (7.96%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.06%) Maven
3 27 (4.88%) Subversion
4 24 (4.34%) Git (software)
5 23 (4.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (2.89%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.71%) JIRA
8 12 (2.17%) JUnit
9 9 (1.63%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.63%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.45%) Gradle
11 7 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.27%) Metasploit
12 6 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
12 6 (1.08%) GitLab
12 6 (1.08%) Mockito
12 6 (1.08%) Selenium
13 5 (0.90%) AccuRev
13 5 (0.90%) Checkstyle
13 5 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 130 (23.51%) Finance
2 69 (12.48%) Banking
3 26 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 19 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.17%) Legal
7 10 (1.81%) Back Office
7 10 (1.81%) Front Office
8 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.90%) Marketing
10 4 (0.72%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (17.90%) Administrator
2 64 (11.57%) Systems Administrator
3 56 (10.13%) Developer
4 47 (8.50%) Unix Administrator
5 44 (7.96%) Linux Administrator
6 41 (7.41%) Architect
7 39 (7.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 38 (6.87%) Linux Engineer
9 37 (6.69%) Analyst
10 32 (5.79%) Unix Engineer
11 31 (5.61%) DBA
12 27 (4.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 26 (4.70%) Oracle DBA
14 25 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (4.34%) Consultant
16 23 (4.16%) Project Manager
16 23 (4.16%) Solaris Administrator
17 20 (3.62%) Solaris Engineer
17 20 (3.62%) Support Analyst
18 17 (3.07%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.49%) Middleware
2 39 (7.05%) Web Services
3 36 (6.51%) J2EE
4 25 (4.52%) LDAP
5 22 (3.98%) Spring
6 17 (3.07%) SOAP
7 16 (2.89%) REST
7 16 (2.89%) XML
8 15 (2.71%) JDBC
9 13 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 12 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 11 (1.99%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.81%) HTML
12 10 (1.81%) JMS
12 10 (1.81%) SAML
13 8 (1.45%) JSON
13 8 (1.45%) Regular Expression
13 8 (1.45%) Spring Boot
13 8 (1.45%) XSLT
14 7 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 36 (6.51%) Clustering
5 24 (4.34%) Replication
6 17 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (3.07%) Mainframe
7 16 (2.89%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.81%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (1.81%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.45%) PKI
12 7 (1.27%) Derivative
13 6 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.72%) Oracle Exalytics
15 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 435 (78.66%) Linux
2 387 (69.98%) Unix
3 188 (34.00%) Windows
4 182 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (22.97%) AIX
6 42 (7.59%) HPUX
7 40 (7.23%) CentOS
8 35 (6.33%) Windows Server
9 32 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (3.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 19 (3.44%) Windows 7
11 19 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (3.44%) Windows XP
12 17 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (2.71%) Windows 2000
13 15 (2.71%) Windows NT
14 14 (2.53%) SUSE
15 11 (1.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 10 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (11.57%) DevOps
2 62 (11.21%) ITIL
3 58 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.22%) Configuration Management
6 50 (9.04%) Migration
7 47 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (8.50%) Project Management
8 35 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 33 (5.97%) Change Management
10 27 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (4.34%) Information Security
12 23 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (4.16%) Deployment Automation
13 22 (3.98%) Data Protection
14 21 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (3.62%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (3.62%) Scrum
16 19 (3.44%) High Availability
16 19 (3.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (20.43%) SQL
2 112 (20.25%) Perl
3 98 (17.72%) Shell Script
4 69 (12.48%) Python
5 66 (11.93%) Bash Shell
6 63 (11.39%) Java
7 42 (7.59%) Korn
8 25 (4.52%) PowerShell
9 24 (4.34%) JavaScript
9 24 (4.34%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.98%) Ruby
11 19 (3.44%) C
12 18 (3.25%) C++
13 12 (2.17%) Bourne shell
14 11 (1.99%) AWK
14 11 (1.99%) C#
15 10 (1.81%) PHP
15 10 (1.81%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.45%) Java 8
17 4 (0.72%) sed
Qualifications
1 76 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.44%) Degree
4 14 (2.53%) RHCE
5 8 (1.45%) CISSP
5 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.90%) MCSE
8 5 (0.90%) OCP
8 5 (0.90%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.72%) CISMP
9 4 (0.72%) OCA
9 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.54%) CISA
10 3 (0.54%) MCP
10 3 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.89%) SLA
2 8 (1.45%) GDPR
2 8 (1.45%) QA
3 7 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.08%) COBIT
4 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.90%) PMO
6 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.72%) GCP
6 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
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%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 67 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (11.93%) Active Directory
3 42 (7.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 37 (6.69%) NFS
5 29 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (4.34%) Firmware
7 23 (4.16%) Docker
8 20 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (3.62%) vSphere
9 16 (2.89%) Hyper-V
10 15 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.45%) Veritas File System
12 8 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (1.27%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.90%) KVM
14 5 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.72%) Xen
16 3 (0.54%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (10.67%) Ansible
2 48 (8.68%) Puppet
3 36 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (6.15%) NetBackup
5 25 (4.52%) Oracle ZFS
6 21 (3.80%) Data Guard
7 18 (3.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (3.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 18 (3.25%) Terraform
8 16 (2.89%) Kubernetes
8 16 (2.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (2.71%) CFEngine
9 15 (2.71%) SCCM
9 15 (2.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (1.99%) Cobbler
11 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 10 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.81%) SCOM
11 10 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 241 (43.58%) Oracle
2 165 (29.84%) Red Hat
3 115 (20.80%) VMware
4 88 (15.91%) Microsoft
5 77 (13.92%) Sun
6 69 (12.48%) Veritas
7 63 (11.39%) IBM
8 55 (9.95%) EMC
9 49 (8.86%) NetApp
10 35 (6.33%) Cisco
11 34 (6.15%) HP
12 29 (5.24%) Brocade
13 20 (3.62%) Citrix
14 18 (3.25%) Dell
14 18 (3.25%) Palo Alto
15 17 (3.07%) webMethods
16 16 (2.89%) BEA
16 16 (2.89%) McAfee
17 15 (2.71%) Sybase
17 15 (2.71%) TIBCO