Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 525 508 355
Rank change year-on-year -17 -153 -68
Contract jobs citing Solaris 191 372 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% 1.96% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 216 368
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £355 £313
90th Percentile £631 £675 £641
UK median daily rate £464 £488 £438
% change year-on-year -4.87% +11.43% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
England median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.18% -22.73%
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year - -41.18% -22.73%

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 13,757 18,940 18,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.74% 20.91% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 11,871 12,220
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,068 1,214 1,144
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.43
% change year-on-year +0.52% -0.11% +5.64%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in England

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 21 January 2020. 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 +26 69 £506 -3.57% 11
North of England +72 64 £475 - 13
North West +34 41 £475 - 8
Midlands +22 24 £400 -15.79% 6
Yorkshire +49 20 £438 -2.78% 5
West Midlands +26 20 £323 -21.34% 4
South West -2 20 £505 +10.14% 11
South East +11 10 £375 -25.00% 13
East of England -12 5 £350 -22.22% 6
North East +21 3 £475 -3.06%
East Midlands +19 2 £425 -15.00% 2
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 127 (66.49%) Linux
2 111 (58.12%) Unix
3 79 (41.36%) Oracle
4 66 (34.55%) Windows
5 49 (25.65%) Security Cleared
6 47 (24.61%) SQL
7 43 (22.51%) Red Hat
8 41 (21.47%) Finance
9 40 (20.94%) Perl
10 37 (19.37%) SC Cleared
11 36 (18.85%) Oracle Database
12 35 (18.32%) Shell Script
13 34 (17.80%) Migration
14 33 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (16.75%) VMware
16 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
16 24 (12.57%) DevOps
16 24 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (12.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 23 (12.04%) Banking
18 22 (11.52%) Change Management
18 22 (11.52%) Java
19 20 (10.47%) Python
19 20 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
19 20 (10.47%) Technical Leadership
19 20 (10.47%) Data Centre
20 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (9.95%) SAN
20 19 (9.95%) HP
20 19 (9.95%) Oracle RMAN

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 11 (5.76%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.19%) Confluence
3 6 (3.14%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.62%) JBoss
5 4 (2.09%) IIS
6 3 (1.57%) Apache
6 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.57%) SAP Portal
7 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.52%) nginx
8 1 (0.52%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.52%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.52%) Minerva
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.52%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.28%) AWS
2 10 (5.24%) Azure
3 3 (1.57%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) GCP
5 1 (0.52%) GitHub
5 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) NuGet
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.95%) SAN
2 15 (7.85%) Internet
3 13 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.28%) DNS
5 11 (5.76%) NAS
6 10 (5.24%) DHCP
7 9 (4.71%) WAN
8 7 (3.66%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.66%) Firewall
9 6 (3.14%) FTP
10 5 (2.62%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (2.62%) SSH
11 4 (2.09%) LAN
12 3 (1.57%) Multicast
12 3 (1.57%) SSL
12 3 (1.57%) X.500
13 2 (1.05%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (1.05%) IPsec
13 2 (1.05%) Sourcefire
13 2 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.85%) Oracle Database
2 24 (12.57%) SQL Server
3 17 (8.90%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.24%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (4.71%) PowerCenter
6 8 (4.19%) Big Data
7 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.09%) MySQL
9 3 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.57%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (1.05%) DB2
10 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.05%) Power BI
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (9.42%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.71%) JIRA
3 8 (4.19%) Subversion
4 6 (3.14%) JUnit
5 5 (2.62%) Maven
5 5 (2.62%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.09%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.09%) Gradle
7 3 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.57%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.05%) EasyMock
8 2 (1.05%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.05%) Selenium
8 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 41 (21.47%) Finance
2 23 (12.04%) Banking
3 11 (5.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.66%) Front Office
4 7 (3.66%) Retail
5 3 (1.57%) Military
5 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (13.61%) Analyst
2 19 (9.95%) Administrator
2 19 (9.95%) Architect
3 18 (9.42%) Business Analyst
4 17 (8.90%) Developer
4 17 (8.90%) Unix Engineer
5 14 (7.33%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (6.81%) Data Business Analyst
6 13 (6.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (6.28%) DBA
7 12 (6.28%) Solaris Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) Oracle DBA
9 10 (5.24%) Storage Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) Informatica Developer
11 8 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (4.19%) Solaris Administrator
11 8 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.66%) Big Data Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) GDPR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) REST
2 9 (4.71%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (3.66%) Middleware
3 7 (3.66%) XML
4 6 (3.14%) LDAP
5 4 (2.09%) Ajax
5 4 (2.09%) Java EE
5 4 (2.09%) Web Services
6 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.57%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.57%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.57%) SAP PI
6 3 (1.57%) SOAP
6 3 (1.57%) Spring
6 3 (1.57%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.05%) CSS
7 2 (1.05%) HTML
7 2 (1.05%) J2EE
7 2 (1.05%) JSON
7 2 (1.05%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.47%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.85%) EMC VNX
4 9 (4.71%) Clustering
5 8 (4.19%) Celerra
5 8 (4.19%) CLARiiON
6 7 (3.66%) Equities
7 5 (2.62%) Derivative
8 4 (2.09%) Wiki
9 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.57%) HACMP
9 3 (1.57%) Replication
9 3 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.05%) CMDB
10 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.05%) LPAR
10 2 (1.05%) PKI
10 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 127 (66.49%) Linux
2 111 (58.12%) Unix
3 66 (34.55%) Windows
4 33 (17.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (9.42%) AIX
6 14 (7.33%) CentOS
7 13 (6.81%) Windows Server
8 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.19%) zOS
9 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.62%) HPUX
11 4 (2.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.09%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.57%) SUSE
12 3 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.05%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.80%) Migration
2 24 (12.57%) DevOps
2 24 (12.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 22 (11.52%) Change Management
4 20 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (10.47%) Technical Leadership
5 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.42%) Problem Management
5 18 (9.42%) Re-Platforming
6 17 (8.90%) ITIL
7 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.76%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.24%) Scrum
10 9 (4.71%) High Availability
10 9 (4.71%) Project Delivery
11 8 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.66%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.61%) SQL
2 40 (20.94%) Perl
3 35 (18.32%) Shell Script
4 22 (11.52%) Java
5 20 (10.47%) Python
6 11 (5.76%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.76%) C
6 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.09%) Korn
9 3 (1.57%) ABAP
9 3 (1.57%) AWK
9 3 (1.57%) C++
10 2 (1.05%) COBOL
10 2 (1.05%) C-shell
10 2 (1.05%) Tcl
11 1 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.52%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (25.65%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.62%) Degree
4 5 (2.62%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.05%) CCNP
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.05%) HND
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.52%) CISM
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) SLA
2 7 (3.66%) GDPR
3 4 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.05%) QA
6 1 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.33%) Docker
4 9 (4.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 9 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.66%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.14%) Firmware
7 5 (2.62%) VirtualBox
8 4 (2.09%) vSphere
9 3 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.05%) Samba
10 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.52%) KVM
11 1 (0.52%) NFS
11 1 (0.52%) SRDF
11 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (9.42%) Ansible
3 17 (8.90%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.81%) Puppet
5 9 (4.71%) Data Guard
5 9 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.19%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (3.14%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (3.14%) SnapMirror
8 5 (2.62%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (2.62%) Marathon
8 5 (2.62%) Mesos
8 5 (2.62%) Salt
8 5 (2.62%) Terraform
9 3 (1.57%) Control-M
9 3 (1.57%) PowerBroker
10 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.05%) SCCM
10 2 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (41.36%) Oracle
2 43 (22.51%) Red Hat
3 32 (16.75%) VMware
4 19 (9.95%) HP
5 18 (9.42%) EMC
6 17 (8.90%) Cisco
6 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
7 15 (7.85%) Brocade
7 15 (7.85%) Cloudera
8 12 (6.28%) Informatica
8 12 (6.28%) Sun
9 11 (5.76%) IBM
9 11 (5.76%) NetApp
10 9 (4.71%) Sybase
10 9 (4.71%) TIBCO
11 7 (3.66%) Splunk
12 6 (3.14%) Dell
12 6 (3.14%) Juniper
13 5 (2.62%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.62%) Veritas