The table below looks at the statistics for the Solaris Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solaris Administrator
Rank 594 617 605
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Administrator 46 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.032% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.034% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 12
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £315 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £319
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Solaris Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solaris Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris Administrator within the UK.

Solaris Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Solaris Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris Administrator within the UK.

Solaris Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 35 £400 -
South East -1 16 £350 +16.66%
Scotland -9 11 - - 1
Edinburgh 0 10 - -
London -10 10 £475 +18.75%
West Sussex - 9 £350 -
Crawley - 8 £350 -
Surrey -9 5 £450 +5.88%
East of England - 4 £408 -
South West - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Cambridge - 3 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £340 -
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Gatwick - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £363 -
Newbury - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -

Solaris Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Solaris Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solaris Administrator in their job title.

1 73 (100.00%) Solaris
2 54 (73.97%) Veritas
3 53 (72.60%) Unix
4 36 (49.32%) Finance
5 35 (47.95%) Migration
6 34 (46.58%) Linux
7 33 (45.21%) Oracle
8 30 (41.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 28 (38.36%) SAN
9 28 (38.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 23 (31.51%) Red Hat
11 22 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (27.40%) Sun
13 18 (24.66%) Banking
14 16 (21.92%) Clustering
14 16 (21.92%) Veritas File System
14 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
15 15 (20.55%) NAS
15 15 (20.55%) EMC
15 15 (20.55%) Shell Script
16 13 (17.81%) Law
16 13 (17.81%) HP
16 13 (17.81%) VMware
17 12 (16.44%) NetBackup
17 12 (16.44%) AIX
17 12 (16.44%) High Availability
18 11 (15.07%) Perl
19 10 (13.70%) Windows
20 9 (12.33%) DNS
20 9 (12.33%) IBM

Solaris Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Solaris Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solaris Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.74%) Apache
1 2 (2.74%) TPMS
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.36%) SAN
2 15 (20.55%) NAS
3 9 (12.33%) DNS
3 9 (12.33%) LDAP
4 5 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (6.85%) Firewall
5 3 (4.11%) LAN
5 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) OLTP
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.74%) VLDB
2 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (49.32%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Banking
3 13 (17.81%) Law
4 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Clustering
1 16 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) HACMP
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Contactless
3 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.74%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (2.74%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Solaris
2 53 (72.60%) Unix
3 34 (46.58%) Linux
4 22 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (16.44%) AIX
6 10 (13.70%) Windows
7 7 (9.59%) SUSE
8 5 (6.85%) HPUX
9 3 (4.11%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.37%) CentOS
10 1 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Migration
2 12 (16.44%) High Availability
3 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.96%) Change Management
4 8 (10.96%) Patch Management
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL
6 4 (5.48%) Line Management
6 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.11%) DevOps
8 2 (2.74%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.37%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) Shell Script
2 11 (15.07%) Perl
3 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.11%) C-shell
3 3 (4.11%) Korn
3 3 (4.11%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 30 (41.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 28 (38.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 16 (21.92%) Veritas File System
4 9 (12.33%) NFS
5 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (2.74%) Firmware
7 2 (2.74%) GPFS
7 2 (2.74%) SRDF
8 1 (1.37%) iptables
8 1 (1.37%) KVM
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.37%) Postfix
8 1 (1.37%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) NetBackup
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (9.59%) Puppet
4 6 (8.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (4.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.37%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.37%) Nagios
7 1 (1.37%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.37%) Simpana
7 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (73.97%) Veritas
2 33 (45.21%) Oracle
3 23 (31.51%) Red Hat
4 20 (27.40%) Sun
5 15 (20.55%) EMC
6 13 (17.81%) HP
6 13 (17.81%) VMware
7 9 (12.33%) IBM
7 9 (12.33%) NetApp
8 6 (8.22%) Symantec
9 4 (5.48%) Brocade
10 2 (2.74%) Emulex
10 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.74%) StorageTek
11 1 (1.37%) CommVault
11 1 (1.37%) Dell
11 1 (1.37%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.37%) Splunk
11 1 (1.37%) Sybase