Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 14 May 2021 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 > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 486 508
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22 -79
Contract jobs citing Solaris 123 130 335
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 1.44% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 181
10th Percentile £311 £313 £325
25th Percentile £386 £391 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year -4.26% -1.05% +11.76%
75th Percentile £534 £544 £556
90th Percentile £588 £613 £713
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
10th Percentile £46.53 " £41.36
25th Percentile £46.94 " £41.51
Median hourly rate £48.25 - £43.20
75th Percentile £48.94 " £45.35
90th Percentile £48.98 " £46.34
UK median hourly rate £49.50 - £43.20

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 advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7,300 9,057 16,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.09% 20.03% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,826 5,958 10,878
10th Percentile £185 £148 £160
25th Percentile £328 £263 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +0.57%
75th Percentile £550 £532 £544
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 667 936
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.83 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.01% +1.47% -
75th Percentile £43.38 £21.46 £28.75
90th Percentile £58.14 £47.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +1.54% +4.35% +1.64%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris in England.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris in England.

Hourly rate trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the England region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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
London -12 61 £500 +6.38% 4
South East +25 15 £388 -12.92% 4
Midlands -8 15 £400 -8.57% 1
North of England +24 13 £450 +22.28% 4
East Midlands +13 8 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -10 7 £400 -1.54% 1
North West +1 6 £450 +22.28% 2
South West +34 5 - -
Yorkshire +31 4 £413 +26.92% 2
East of England +31 3 £450 -7.22% 1
North East - 3 £450 -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 95 (77.24%) Linux
2 63 (51.22%) Oracle
3 51 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (40.65%) Red Hat
5 48 (39.02%) Unix
6 46 (37.40%) VMware
7 43 (34.96%) Windows
8 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
8 31 (25.20%) Ansible
9 30 (24.39%) Data Centre
10 29 (23.58%) AWS
10 29 (23.58%) Shell Script
10 29 (23.58%) Migration
11 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (21.95%) AIX
13 26 (21.14%) Azure
14 24 (19.51%) SQL
15 21 (17.07%) Perl
15 21 (17.07%) Python
15 21 (17.07%) SAN
16 20 (16.26%) EMC
17 19 (15.45%) Clustering
18 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
19 17 (13.82%) HPUX
19 17 (13.82%) Terraform
20 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
20 16 (13.01%) HP
20 16 (13.01%) IBM
20 16 (13.01%) Finance
21 15 (12.20%) Microsoft

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.88%) Apache
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (4.07%) Confluence
4 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.63%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.58%) AWS
2 26 (21.14%) Azure
3 14 (11.38%) GCP
3 14 (11.38%) PaaS
4 13 (10.57%) IaaS
5 12 (9.76%) GitHub
6 10 (8.13%) SaaS
7 6 (4.88%) OpenShift
8 4 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.44%) Apigee
10 2 (1.63%) npm
10 2 (1.63%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.07%) SAN
2 12 (9.76%) Firewall
3 11 (8.94%) DNS
4 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (6.50%) NAS
7 6 (4.88%) VLAN
8 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (4.07%) FCoE
8 5 (4.07%) Internet
8 5 (4.07%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.07%) Kerberos
8 5 (4.07%) LAN
8 5 (4.07%) Multicast
8 5 (4.07%) WAN
9 4 (3.25%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.44%) DHCP
11 1 (0.81%) 3G
11 1 (0.81%) INAP
11 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.69%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.25%) HBase
7 3 (2.44%) MySQL
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2019
7 3 (2.44%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.63%) Big Data
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (6.50%) JIRA
3 8 (6.50%) TeamCity
4 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.88%) Maven
6 5 (4.07%) Gradle
7 4 (3.25%) GitLab
7 4 (3.25%) Subversion
8 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.63%) Grunt
8 2 (1.63%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.81%) AppScan
9 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.81%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Social Skills
3 11 (8.94%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.88%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.07%) Influencing Skills
6 5 (4.07%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.63%) Back Office
8 2 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.63%) International Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (31.71%) Architect
2 18 (14.63%) Administrator
3 13 (10.57%) Unix Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Data Centre Architect
4 11 (8.94%) Solaris Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.13%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (8.13%) Unix Administrator
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.69%) VMware Architect
8 6 (4.88%) DBA
8 6 (4.88%) Migration Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) LDAP
2 9 (7.32%) Middleware
3 6 (4.88%) LAMP
4 5 (4.07%) REST
5 3 (2.44%) J2EE
5 3 (2.44%) JDBC
5 3 (2.44%) SOAP
6 2 (1.63%) JSON
6 2 (1.63%) ODBC
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.63%) Velocity
6 2 (1.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.81%) .NET
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) HTML
7 1 (0.81%) JMS
7 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.45%) Clustering
3 6 (4.88%) Replication
4 5 (4.07%) AS400
4 5 (4.07%) EMC VNX
4 5 (4.07%) Internet of Things
4 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.25%) CMDB
5 4 (3.25%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.44%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.44%) PKI
7 2 (1.63%) HACMP
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (77.24%) Linux
2 51 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (39.02%) Unix
4 43 (34.96%) Windows
5 27 (21.95%) AIX
6 17 (13.82%) HPUX
7 15 (12.20%) Windows Server
8 9 (7.32%) CentOS
9 8 (6.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (4.88%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.25%) SUSE
11 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.58%) Migration
2 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (10.57%) High Availability
4 12 (9.76%) ITIL
5 11 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.94%) DevOps
5 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.13%) Project Management
7 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (7.32%) Storage Management
8 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.50%) Benchmarking
8 8 (6.50%) Security Hardening
8 8 (6.50%) TOGAF
9 7 (5.69%) Change Management
9 7 (5.69%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.88%) Kernel Tuning
10 6 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (4.88%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) Shell Script
2 24 (19.51%) SQL
3 21 (17.07%) Perl
3 21 (17.07%) Python
4 15 (12.20%) Java
5 13 (10.57%) Bash Shell
6 10 (8.13%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.69%) AWK
7 7 (5.69%) Korn
7 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.88%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) Bourne shell
9 4 (3.25%) C#
9 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.44%) Groovy
10 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.81%) ABAP
11 1 (0.81%) Jython
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.50%) RHCE
3 8 (6.50%) RHCSA
4 6 (4.88%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (4.88%) Degree
4 6 (4.88%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (3.25%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) GDPR
2 6 (4.88%) NIST
3 5 (4.07%) HIPAA
3 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (3.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.44%) SLA
6 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.81%) FISMA
6 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.38%) Docker
3 10 (8.13%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.32%) NFS
5 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (5.69%) Veritas File System
6 6 (4.88%) SRDF
7 5 (4.07%) KVM
7 5 (4.07%) Xen
8 4 (3.25%) GlusterFS
9 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (25.20%) Ansible
2 17 (13.82%) Terraform
3 14 (11.38%) Kubernetes
4 13 (10.57%) Puppet
5 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 10 (8.13%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (6.50%) Control-M
8 6 (4.88%) SELinux
9 5 (4.07%) BladeLogic
9 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (4.07%) vRealize
10 4 (3.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (3.25%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (3.25%) Netcool
10 4 (3.25%) QRadar
10 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
10 4 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (3.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 63 (51.22%) Oracle
2 50 (40.65%) Red Hat
3 46 (37.40%) VMware
4 20 (16.26%) EMC
5 16 (13.01%) HP
5 16 (13.01%) IBM
6 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 14 (11.38%) Veritas
8 10 (8.13%) NetApp
9 8 (6.50%) BMC
9 8 (6.50%) Cisco
9 8 (6.50%) Sybase
10 7 (5.69%) Sun
11 6 (4.88%) Qualys
12 5 (4.07%) 3PAR
12 5 (4.07%) Brocade
12 5 (4.07%) Google
12 5 (4.07%) SaltStack
13 4 (3.25%) CyberArk
13 4 (3.25%) Splunk