Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 290 224
Rank change year-on-year -128 -66 +12
Contract jobs citing Solaris 550 781 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.86% 1.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.66% 4.13% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 477 816
UK median daily rate £418 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £280
90th Percentile £588 £600 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 19
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +6.67% +37.61%
10th Percentile £20.13 £23.32 £22.55
90th Percentile £40.75 £40.00 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £16.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year +90.42% -56.59% +14.94%

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 20,663 18,897 23,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.80% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,003 11,932 14,763
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,121 1,341
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -5.47% +4.76%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -103 522 £425 - 50
UK excluding London -107 315 £400 - 41
London -92 231 £475 -5.00% 15
South East -50 124 £413 +3.77% 6
North of England -66 88 £400 - 14
Midlands -30 40 £375 -2.91% 7
North East +9 30 £385 +16.67% 1
Yorkshire -15 29 £400 +6.67% 4
North West -74 29 £423 - 9
West Midlands -2 27 £375 -3.23% 5
East of England +6 26 £500 +25.00% 5
Scotland -55 19 £363 -9.38% 5
South West 0 13 £390 +0.65% 3
East Midlands -37 13 £375 - 2
Northern Ireland -1 4 £293 -49.00%
Wales -13 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 (79.09%) Linux
2 408 (74.18%) Unix
3 214 (38.91%) Oracle
4 194 (35.27%) Windows
5 177 (32.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 164 (29.82%) Red Hat
7 147 (26.73%) AIX
8 126 (22.91%) Finance
9 115 (20.91%) SAN
10 111 (20.18%) Shell Script
11 109 (19.82%) SQL
12 106 (19.27%) Perl
13 104 (18.91%) VMware
14 92 (16.73%) Security Cleared
15 85 (15.45%) Sun
16 74 (13.45%) Veritas
17 73 (13.27%) Microsoft
18 72 (13.09%) HPUX
19 70 (12.73%) IBM
20 69 (12.55%) Firewall
20 69 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
21 67 (12.18%) ITIL
21 67 (12.18%) SC Cleared
22 66 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 66 (12.00%) Bash Shell
22 66 (12.00%) Python
22 66 (12.00%) Java
23 65 (11.82%) Banking
24 63 (11.45%) Oracle Database
25 61 (11.09%) Analytical Skills

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 46 (8.36%) Apache
2 34 (6.18%) WebSphere
3 32 (5.82%) IIS
4 31 (5.64%) Tomcat
5 22 (4.00%) MS Exchange
6 20 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 20 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.91%) Confluence
8 15 (2.73%) JBoss
8 15 (2.73%) MQSeries
9 10 (1.82%) CMS
10 9 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.27%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 5 (0.91%) SAS
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.09%) HipChat
5 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Kondor
1 5 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.36%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
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 40 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.00%) IaaS
4 21 (3.82%) PaaS
5 19 (3.45%) Office 365
5 19 (3.45%) SaaS
6 17 (3.09%) GitHub
7 6 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.91%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (20.91%) SAN
2 69 (12.55%) Firewall
3 51 (9.27%) DNS
4 32 (5.82%) WAN
5 30 (5.45%) LAN
6 29 (5.27%) Internet
7 28 (5.09%) NAS
7 28 (5.09%) TCP/IP
8 24 (4.36%) DHCP
9 19 (3.45%) SMS
10 18 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
11 16 (2.91%) HTTP
12 15 (2.73%) VLAN
13 12 (2.18%) Multicast
13 12 (2.18%) SNMP
13 12 (2.18%) SSH
14 10 (1.82%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.82%) SMTP
15 9 (1.64%) DMZ
15 9 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.45%) Oracle Database
2 41 (7.45%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.64%) MySQL
4 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (2.91%) DB2
7 15 (2.73%) Sybase ASE
8 13 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.91%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 29 (5.27%) Maven
2 29 (5.27%) Subversion
3 25 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (3.09%) JIRA
5 17 (3.09%) JUnit
6 16 (2.91%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.00%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.64%) Mockito
10 8 (1.45%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.27%) Gradle
12 6 (1.09%) Apache Ivy
12 6 (1.09%) GitLab
12 6 (1.09%) Metasploit
12 6 (1.09%) Selenium
13 5 (0.91%) Checkstyle
13 5 (0.91%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.73%) Artifactory
General
1 126 (22.91%) Finance
2 65 (11.82%) Banking
3 24 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.09%) Front Office
7 13 (2.36%) Legal
8 10 (1.82%) Back Office
9 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.91%) Law
11 4 (0.73%) Marketing
12 3 (0.55%) Advertising
12 3 (0.55%) Electronics
12 3 (0.55%) Local Government
12 3 (0.55%) Military
13 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Retail
14 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (18.36%) Administrator
2 61 (11.09%) Systems Administrator
3 53 (9.64%) Developer
4 52 (9.45%) Analyst
5 43 (7.82%) Linux Administrator
6 41 (7.45%) Unix Administrator
7 40 (7.27%) Architect
7 40 (7.27%) Unix Engineer
8 37 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
8 37 (6.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 28 (5.09%) Support Analyst
10 27 (4.91%) DBA
11 23 (4.18%) Solaris Administrator
12 22 (4.00%) Solaris Engineer
13 21 (3.82%) Consultant
13 21 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.45%) Applications Support
15 19 (3.45%) C++ Developer
15 19 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.45%) Middleware
2 37 (6.73%) Web Services
3 33 (6.00%) J2EE
4 23 (4.18%) Spring
5 22 (4.00%) LDAP
6 19 (3.45%) XML
7 18 (3.27%) JDBC
8 17 (3.09%) Hibernate
8 17 (3.09%) REST
8 17 (3.09%) SOAP
9 15 (2.73%) ISPF
10 11 (2.00%) XSLT
11 10 (1.82%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.82%) HTML
11 10 (1.82%) JSON
12 9 (1.64%) JMS
12 9 (1.64%) SAML
12 9 (1.64%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.64%) XSD
13 8 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (10.55%) Data Centre
3 48 (8.73%) Clustering
4 42 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.91%) Replication
6 22 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.73%) Mainframe
7 15 (2.73%) VSAM
8 12 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.82%) PKI
11 9 (1.64%) HACMP
12 8 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.45%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.09%) Derivative
13 6 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (1.09%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.09%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 435 (79.09%) Linux
2 408 (74.18%) Unix
3 194 (35.27%) Windows
4 177 (32.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 147 (26.73%) AIX
6 72 (13.09%) HPUX
7 56 (10.18%) Windows Server
8 40 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (4.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 26 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.55%) CentOS
11 23 (4.18%) Windows 7
12 19 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (3.09%) SUSE
13 17 (3.09%) Windows XP
14 16 (2.91%) MVS
15 15 (2.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 15 (2.73%) VME
15 15 (2.73%) VMS
16 13 (2.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
2 67 (12.18%) ITIL
3 56 (10.18%) DevOps
4 51 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (8.55%) Configuration Management
5 47 (8.55%) Migration
6 46 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (7.82%) Change Management
8 40 (7.27%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.82%) Open Source
10 29 (5.27%) High Availability
10 29 (5.27%) Project Management
11 27 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (4.18%) Service Management
14 21 (3.82%) Information Security
14 21 (3.82%) ITIL V3
14 21 (3.82%) Multithreading
15 20 (3.64%) Data Management
15 20 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.18%) Shell Script
2 109 (19.82%) SQL
3 106 (19.27%) Perl
4 66 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 66 (12.00%) Java
4 66 (12.00%) Python
5 44 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 42 (7.64%) Korn
7 34 (6.18%) C
8 22 (4.00%) C++
9 21 (3.82%) JavaScript
9 21 (3.82%) Ruby
10 20 (3.64%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.73%) JCL
11 15 (2.73%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.00%) Bourne shell
13 10 (1.82%) AWK
13 10 (1.82%) C#
14 9 (1.64%) PHP
15 7 (1.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 92 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.27%) Degree
4 15 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.55%) RHCE
6 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.09%) MCSE
8 5 (0.91%) CISSP
8 5 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.91%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.73%) CISMP
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.73%) OCP
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.55%) MCP
10 3 (0.55%) MCSA
10 3 (0.55%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.09%) SLA
2 14 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.91%) GDPR
4 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.91%) PMO
5 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.73%) GCP
5 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.73%) QA
6 3 (0.55%) COBIT
6 3 (0.55%) FISMA
6 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.55%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.55%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.18%) SAS 70
System Software
1 66 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (10.36%) Active Directory
3 45 (8.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 31 (5.64%) NFS
5 29 (5.27%) Firmware
6 28 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.18%) vSphere
8 21 (3.82%) Docker
9 19 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (3.09%) Hyper-V
11 15 (2.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (2.73%) RACF
11 15 (2.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 15 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.82%) KVM
14 8 (1.45%) Veritas File System
14 8 (1.45%) Xen
15 7 (1.27%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 55 (10.00%) Ansible
2 47 (8.55%) Puppet
3 37 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 27 (4.91%) Tivoli
6 24 (4.36%) Oracle ZFS
7 17 (3.09%) CFEngine
8 16 (2.91%) Data Guard
9 15 (2.73%) Kubernetes
9 15 (2.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 14 (2.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (2.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (2.55%) SCCM
10 14 (2.55%) Terraform
10 14 (2.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (2.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 13 (2.36%) Cobbler
11 13 (2.36%) SCOM
12 11 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 214 (38.91%) Oracle
2 164 (29.82%) Red Hat
3 104 (18.91%) VMware
4 85 (15.45%) Sun
5 74 (13.45%) Veritas
6 73 (13.27%) Microsoft
7 70 (12.73%) IBM
8 61 (11.09%) HP
9 50 (9.09%) EMC
10 38 (6.91%) NetApp
11 32 (5.82%) Cisco
12 28 (5.09%) Brocade
13 25 (4.55%) BMC
14 23 (4.18%) TIBCO
15 22 (4.00%) Sybase
16 17 (3.09%) Dell
17 16 (2.91%) ServiceNow
18 15 (2.73%) McAfee
18 15 (2.73%) SAP
19 14 (2.55%) Hitachi