Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 251 246
Rank change year-on-year -78 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Solaris 759 1047 1148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.01% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 4.80% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 679 660
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.72%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £300
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 30
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £36.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.36% +17.07% -1.28%
10th Percentile £24.63 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £40.50 £50.00 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.28% +30.91% -31.25%

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 21482 21802 24180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 21.12% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13709 13740 14347
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £186
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1267 1292 1893
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.78% +1.23%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 -61 730 £425 +6.25% 29
UK excluding London -65 476 £400 +6.67% 19
London -26 278 £525 +10.53% 11
South East -41 154 £400 +8.11% 4
North of England -50 138 £350 - 2
North East -6 73 £325 +1.56%
Midlands +45 61 £325 -23.53% 2
East of England -18 56 £523 +38.41% 5
North West -3 49 £438 +4.17% 2
South West -23 41 £400 +6.67% 5
West Midlands +22 35 £463 +15.63% 1
East Midlands +21 25 £320 -50.77% 1
Scotland -56 25 £395 +19.70% 1
Yorkshire -3 16 £400 -19.19%
Wales +14 2 £393 -7.65%

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 591 (77.87%) Linux
2 505 (66.53%) Unix
3 281 (37.02%) Oracle
4 262 (34.52%) AIX
5 261 (34.39%) Red Hat
6 247 (32.54%) Windows
7 222 (29.25%) Security Cleared
8 192 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 183 (24.11%) SAN
10 172 (22.66%) SC Cleared
11 149 (19.63%) Shell Script
12 147 (19.37%) Finance
13 141 (18.58%) Veritas
14 139 (18.31%) Perl
15 130 (17.13%) SQL
16 129 (17.00%) Sun
17 119 (15.68%) Java
18 117 (15.42%) HP
19 114 (15.02%) Python
19 114 (15.02%) VMware
20 112 (14.76%) Firewall
21 109 (14.36%) Middleware
22 108 (14.23%) Apache
22 108 (14.23%) Migration
23 104 (13.70%) NetBackup
24 103 (13.57%) HPUX
25 102 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
26 101 (13.31%) ITIL
27 100 (13.18%) Cisco
27 100 (13.18%) Clustering

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
1 108 (14.23%) Apache
2 93 (12.25%) Tomcat
3 92 (12.12%) JBoss
4 89 (11.73%) WebLogic
5 49 (6.46%) iPlanet
6 47 (6.19%) Oracle Application Server
7 36 (4.74%) WebSphere
8 32 (4.22%) OpenStack
9 30 (3.95%) Confluence
10 29 (3.82%) MQSeries
10 29 (3.82%) MS Exchange
11 21 (2.77%) SharePoint
12 19 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
13 18 (2.37%) IIS
14 13 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.92%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.92%) Mule
17 6 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
18 4 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.11%) HipChat
3 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 17 (2.24%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.66%) Kondor
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (2.77%) OpenShift
5 19 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (2.50%) IaaS
6 13 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.05%) PaaS
8 7 (0.92%) SaaS
9 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.79%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.79%) Office 365
10 3 (0.40%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 183 (24.11%) SAN
2 112 (14.76%) Firewall
3 92 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 84 (11.07%) DNS
5 67 (8.83%) NAS
6 62 (8.17%) Fibre Channel
7 28 (3.69%) LDAP
8 25 (3.29%) DHCP
9 23 (3.03%) Internet
10 21 (2.77%) iSCSI
11 18 (2.37%) WAN
12 17 (2.24%) HTTP
13 15 (1.98%) FCoE
14 14 (1.84%) SSH
15 10 (1.32%) Network Security
16 9 (1.19%) VLAN
17 8 (1.05%) FTP
17 8 (1.05%) SSL
18 7 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
18 7 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 54 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.14%) MySQL
4 38 (5.01%) SQL Server
5 33 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 30 (3.95%) DB2
7 20 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.37%) Sybase ASE
9 11 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
10 10 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.53%) Big Data
15 4 (0.53%) Informix
15 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 46 (6.06%) Maven
3 31 (4.08%) JIRA
4 27 (3.56%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.03%) Subversion
6 22 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (2.50%) Artifactory
8 18 (2.37%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.84%) JUnit
10 13 (1.71%) Mockito
11 12 (1.58%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.05%) Log4j
12 8 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.66%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.40%) Ant
15 3 (0.40%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 147 (19.37%) Finance
2 94 (12.38%) Banking
3 49 (6.46%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.56%) Front Office
5 25 (3.29%) Legal
6 18 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.19%) Back Office
8 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.05%) Law
9 6 (0.79%) Games
10 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.66%) Retail
11 4 (0.53%) Electronics
11 4 (0.53%) Marketing
12 3 (0.40%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 135 (17.79%) Administrator
2 109 (14.36%) Unix Engineer
3 79 (10.41%) Developer
4 74 (9.75%) Solaris Engineer
4 74 (9.75%) Systems Administrator
5 73 (9.62%) Unix Administrator
6 67 (8.83%) Architect
7 52 (6.85%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 50 (6.59%) Consultant
9 45 (5.93%) C++ Developer
10 42 (5.53%) AIX Engineer
11 39 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
12 34 (4.48%) Storage Engineer
13 32 (4.22%) Solaris Administrator
14 30 (3.95%) DBA
15 29 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (3.56%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
18 24 (3.16%) Analyst
18 24 (3.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (14.36%) Middleware
2 87 (11.46%) J2EE
3 37 (4.87%) XML
4 32 (4.22%) Apache Camel
4 32 (4.22%) Web Services
5 30 (3.95%) .NET
5 30 (3.95%) Spring
5 30 (3.95%) XSLT
6 28 (3.69%) JSON
7 22 (2.90%) Spring Boot
8 21 (2.77%) REST
9 20 (2.64%) SOAP
10 19 (2.50%) JSP
11 18 (2.37%) JMS
12 14 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
13 13 (1.71%) boto
14 12 (1.58%) HTML
14 12 (1.58%) JDBC
14 12 (1.58%) XSD
15 11 (1.45%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.18%) Clustering
2 98 (12.91%) Data Centre
3 41 (5.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (5.27%) Replication
5 28 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 27 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 23 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.37%) SWIFT
9 17 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.84%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.58%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (1.32%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.32%) HP Storage
13 9 (1.19%) Derivative
13 9 (1.19%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.19%) Fixed Income
14 8 (1.05%) PMI
15 7 (0.92%) EMC Centera
15 7 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (0.92%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 591 (77.87%) Linux
2 505 (66.53%) Unix
3 262 (34.52%) AIX
4 247 (32.54%) Windows
5 192 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 103 (13.57%) HPUX
7 81 (10.67%) SUSE
8 58 (7.64%) Windows Server
9 44 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (2.24%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.45%) CentOS
14 11 (1.45%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.32%) Android
15 10 (1.32%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (1.05%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.23%) Migration
2 102 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (13.31%) ITIL
4 94 (12.38%) Load Balancing
5 82 (10.80%) High Availability
6 73 (9.62%) DevOps
7 58 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 55 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (6.85%) Configuration Management
10 51 (6.72%) Change Management
11 45 (5.93%) Multithreading
12 40 (5.27%) Performance Monitoring
13 36 (4.74%) SDLC
14 35 (4.61%) Risk Management
15 34 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (4.22%) E-Commerce
16 32 (4.22%) Scrum
17 31 (4.08%) TDD
18 29 (3.82%) Multithreaded Programming
18 29 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (19.63%) Shell Script
2 139 (18.31%) Perl
3 130 (17.13%) SQL
4 119 (15.68%) Java
5 114 (15.02%) Python
6 85 (11.20%) Korn
7 69 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 64 (8.43%) C++
9 29 (3.82%) Ruby
10 23 (3.03%) C-shell
11 17 (2.24%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.84%) C#
12 14 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.19%) AWK
14 9 (1.19%) C
14 9 (1.19%) Groovy
15 7 (0.92%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.92%) XPath
16 6 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 222 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 172 (22.66%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.95%) DV Cleared
4 16 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.11%) Degree
5 11 (1.45%) CISM
6 9 (1.19%) CISSP
7 8 (1.05%) MCSE
7 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.79%) CCNA
9 6 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.79%) PMP
9 6 (0.79%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.66%) CISA
10 5 (0.66%) MCITP
10 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.50%) QA
2 13 (1.71%) GCP
3 11 (1.45%) SLA
4 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.92%) PMO
5 6 (0.79%) SEPA
6 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.26%) RMADS
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 80 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (8.56%) Active Directory
3 55 (7.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 48 (6.32%) NFS
5 46 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 46 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (5.93%) Docker
7 36 (4.74%) Hyper-V
8 30 (3.95%) Samba
8 30 (3.95%) Veritas File System
9 27 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (3.29%) KVM
11 23 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (2.24%) Oracle Clusterware
13 16 (2.11%) vSphere
14 15 (1.98%) SRDF
15 12 (1.58%) Xen
16 11 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 10 (1.32%) Firmware
18 9 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 104 (13.70%) NetBackup
2 85 (11.20%) Puppet
3 58 (7.64%) Ansible
4 52 (6.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 44 (5.80%) EMC NetWorker
5 44 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (3.56%) HP Data Protector
7 25 (3.29%) Backup Exec
7 25 (3.29%) Tivoli
8 21 (2.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 20 (2.64%) BladeLogic
9 20 (2.64%) Netcool
10 17 (2.24%) Kubernetes
10 17 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 14 (1.84%) SCOM
12 13 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (1.71%) Mesos
12 13 (1.71%) Rancher
13 12 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (1.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 281 (37.02%) Oracle
2 261 (34.39%) Red Hat
3 141 (18.58%) Veritas
4 129 (17.00%) Sun
5 117 (15.42%) HP
6 114 (15.02%) VMware
7 100 (13.18%) Cisco
8 96 (12.65%) EMC
9 94 (12.38%) IBM
10 69 (9.09%) Brocade
11 57 (7.51%) NetApp
12 56 (7.38%) Microsoft
13 55 (7.25%) Symantec
14 48 (6.32%) TIBCO
15 46 (6.06%) Sybase
16 43 (5.67%) F5
17 37 (4.87%) Citrix
18 33 (4.35%) SAP
19 29 (3.82%) Solace
20 28 (3.69%) Talarian