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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 190 224
Rank change year-on-year -45 +34  
Contract jobs citing Solaris 487 722 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.34% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% 5.80% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 456 322
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £264 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £556 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £36.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -54.77% +32.11%  

Solaris is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9853 12453 12199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.92% 23.12% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13105 17961 16391
Median daily rate £403 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1322 1608 2542
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.11 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 461 £425 +6.25% 44
UK excluding London -41 314 £400 +9.58% 25
London -27 169 £500 +11.11% 21
South East +14 101 £400 +4.57% 6
North of England -22 97 £400 +29.03% 9
Midlands +50 46 £375 -11.76% 3
East of England +2 32 £410 +17.14% 3
Scotland -39 16 £400 +6.66% 2
South West -20 15 £405 -1.81% 2
Wales +4 6 £450 -
Northern Ireland -48 1 £400 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 607 (74.39%) Linux
2 484 (59.31%) Unix
3 328 (40.20%) Oracle
4 274 (33.58%) Windows
5 270 (33.09%) AIX
6 229 (28.06%) Red Hat
7 209 (25.61%) Security Cleared
8 199 (24.39%) SAN
9 196 (24.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 189 (23.16%) Migration
11 179 (21.94%) Perl
12 174 (21.32%) Finance
13 170 (20.83%) Sun
14 163 (19.98%) SC Cleared
15 157 (19.24%) Veritas
16 144 (17.65%) Java
17 136 (16.67%) IBM
17 136 (16.67%) VMware
18 133 (16.30%) SQL
19 131 (16.05%) HPUX
20 127 (15.56%) Shell Script
21 125 (15.32%) HP
22 106 (12.99%) DevOps
23 98 (12.01%) Data Centre
23 98 (12.01%) Puppet
24 94 (11.52%) Korn
25 90 (11.03%) Python
26 89 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
27 87 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
28 86 (10.54%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 83 (10.17%) Apache
2 74 (9.07%) Tomcat
3 64 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 56 (6.86%) WebSphere
5 45 (5.51%) JBoss
6 27 (3.31%) iPlanet
6 27 (3.31%) MS Exchange
7 24 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
8 21 (2.57%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.72%) IIS
10 13 (1.59%) Confluence
10 13 (1.59%) MQSeries
10 13 (1.59%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 7 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.49%) HipChat
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (5.02%) SAP ERP
2 14 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.25%) Primavera
6 2 (0.25%) RMDS
6 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.12%) BASE24
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.45%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.23%) IaaS
5 10 (1.23%) Office 365
6 5 (0.61%) SaaS
7 4 (0.49%) PaaS
8 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 199 (24.39%) SAN
2 86 (10.54%) Firewall
3 85 (10.42%) NAS
4 84 (10.29%) DNS
5 75 (9.19%) TCP/IP
6 51 (6.25%) LDAP
7 40 (4.90%) DHCP
8 39 (4.78%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (3.68%) Internet
10 25 (3.06%) WAN
11 21 (2.57%) iSCSI
11 21 (2.57%) LAN
12 20 (2.45%) SMTP
13 18 (2.21%) HTTP
13 18 (2.21%) SSL
14 16 (1.96%) SSH
15 14 (1.72%) VLAN
16 12 (1.47%) IPsec
17 10 (1.23%) FTP
17 10 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 67 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 41 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 35 (4.29%) MySQL
5 28 (3.43%) RDBMS
6 24 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (2.57%) Big Data
8 16 (1.96%) DB2
8 16 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.96%) KDB
9 15 (1.84%) Kdb+
10 14 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
11 13 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.08%) Maven
5 16 (1.96%) JUnit
6 13 (1.59%) Subversion
7 12 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.47%) JIRA
8 10 (1.23%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.98%) ClearCase
9 8 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.86%) Ant
10 7 (0.86%) GitLab
11 6 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.61%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.37%) ERwin
13 3 (0.37%) Log4Net
13 3 (0.37%) NUnit
General
1 174 (21.32%) Finance
2 84 (10.29%) Banking
3 31 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.82%) Legal
5 19 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.23%) Marketing
7 9 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.98%) Electronics
9 7 (0.86%) Front Office
9 7 (0.86%) Retail
10 5 (0.61%) Local Government
11 4 (0.49%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 134 (16.42%) Administrator
2 103 (12.62%) Developer
3 89 (10.91%) Unix Engineer
4 85 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
5 77 (9.44%) Unix Administrator
6 74 (9.07%) Architect
7 60 (7.35%) Solaris Engineer
8 54 (6.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 53 (6.50%) Consultant
10 46 (5.64%) AIX Engineer
11 45 (5.51%) Solaris Administrator
12 43 (5.27%) Analyst
13 42 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
14 41 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
15 38 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
16 36 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
16 36 (4.41%) Solaris Systems Administrator
17 33 (4.04%) DBA
18 30 (3.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 26 (3.19%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.93%) Middleware
2 52 (6.37%) J2EE
3 36 (4.41%) XML
4 35 (4.29%) Web Services
5 28 (3.43%) SOAP
6 24 (2.94%) Spring
7 22 (2.70%) REST
8 21 (2.57%) XSLT
9 18 (2.21%) JSON
10 17 (2.08%) .NET
11 16 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
12 15 (1.84%) HTML
12 15 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
13 13 (1.59%) XSD
14 12 (1.47%) JDBC
14 12 (1.47%) Spring Security
15 10 (1.23%) Apache Camel
16 9 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
16 9 (1.10%) JSP
16 9 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.01%) Data Centre
2 80 (9.80%) Clustering
3 54 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.39%) Replication
5 39 (4.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 33 (4.04%) Mainframe
7 27 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 26 (3.19%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.35%) EMC VNX
13 10 (1.23%) CMDB
13 10 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.98%) DataPower
14 8 (0.98%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.86%) Derivative
15 7 (0.86%) Grid Computing
16 6 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 607 (74.39%) Linux
2 484 (59.31%) Unix
3 274 (33.58%) Windows
4 270 (33.09%) AIX
5 196 (24.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 131 (16.05%) HPUX
7 57 (6.99%) Windows Server
8 35 (4.29%) SUSE
9 29 (3.55%) CentOS
10 25 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.23%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.98%) VMS
15 8 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (23.16%) Migration
2 106 (12.99%) DevOps
3 89 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (9.80%) High Availability
4 80 (9.80%) ITIL
5 69 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (7.35%) Configuration Management
7 45 (5.51%) Load Balancing
8 41 (5.02%) Change Management
8 41 (5.02%) ERP
9 40 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (3.68%) SDLC
10 30 (3.68%) TDD
11 28 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 27 (3.31%) Problem Management
13 25 (3.06%) Multithreading
13 25 (3.06%) Time Management
14 24 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (2.82%) Data Migration
16 22 (2.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 179 (21.94%) Perl
2 144 (17.65%) Java
3 133 (16.30%) SQL
4 127 (15.56%) Shell Script
5 94 (11.52%) Korn
6 90 (11.03%) Python
7 64 (7.84%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.43%) PL/SQL
9 26 (3.19%) C++
9 26 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 22 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.96%) C
13 12 (1.47%) C#
14 11 (1.35%) Bourne shell
15 10 (1.23%) C-shell
16 9 (1.10%) PHP
16 9 (1.10%) VBScript
17 8 (0.98%) AWK
17 8 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 209 (25.61%) Security Cleared
2 163 (19.98%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.02%) Degree
4 32 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.84%) CISSP
6 11 (1.35%) MCSE
6 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.10%) MCITP
8 9 (1.10%) RHCE
9 8 (0.98%) CCNA
9 8 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.98%) OCP
9 8 (0.98%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.86%) OCA
11 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.61%) CCSP
12 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.23%) QA
2 10 (1.23%) SLA
3 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.61%) COBIT
5 5 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) GCP
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) RMADS
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) COSO
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (10.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 83 (10.17%) Active Directory
4 49 (6.00%) NFS
5 43 (5.27%) Hyper-V
6 37 (4.53%) Veritas File System
7 36 (4.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 34 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (3.55%) Docker
11 19 (2.33%) KVM
12 18 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (2.21%) Samba
13 16 (1.96%) Oracle Clusterware
14 14 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.86%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.86%) SRDF
16 4 (0.49%) PowerHA
16 4 (0.49%) Xen
17 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 98 (12.01%) Puppet
2 80 (9.80%) NetBackup
3 61 (7.48%) Ansible
4 52 (6.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 36 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.55%) Nagios
7 28 (3.43%) Tivoli
8 23 (2.82%) Netcool
8 23 (2.82%) SCOM
8 23 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 20 (2.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (2.45%) SCCM
11 19 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 19 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
12 17 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
13 16 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
14 15 (1.84%) BladeLogic
14 15 (1.84%) HP Data Protector
14 15 (1.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 328 (40.20%) Oracle
2 229 (28.06%) Red Hat
3 170 (20.83%) Sun
4 157 (19.24%) Veritas
5 136 (16.67%) IBM
5 136 (16.67%) VMware
6 125 (15.32%) HP
7 82 (10.05%) Cisco
8 79 (9.68%) EMC
9 67 (8.21%) SAP
10 59 (7.23%) Microsoft
11 57 (6.99%) NetApp
12 45 (5.51%) Brocade
13 36 (4.41%) F5
13 36 (4.41%) Sybase
13 36 (4.41%) Symantec
14 35 (4.29%) Citrix
15 33 (4.04%) TIBCO
16 19 (2.33%) Splunk
17 17 (2.08%) StorageTek
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