Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 565 450 495
Rank change year-on-year -115 +45 -57
Contract jobs citing Solaris 133 92 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.28% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 1.47% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 202
10th Percentile £300 £320 £313
25th Percentile £375 £373 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year - -2.17% +8.24%
75th Percentile £575 £506 £527
90th Percentile £615 £605 £668
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £461
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
10th Percentile £39.05 " £39.38
25th Percentile £41.75 £35.25 £41.51
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £45.10
Median % change year-on-year +33.80% -21.29% +45.48%
75th Percentile £48.88 £35.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £48.95 " "
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £35.50 £45.10
% change year-on-year +38.03% -21.29% +45.48%

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 9,157 6,269 16,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.90% 19.30% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,058 4,205 10,816
10th Percentile £180 £163 £156
25th Percentile £350 £313 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £543
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 360 976
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.80 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.23 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £34.13
90th Percentile £60.05 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -98 75 £513 +9.04% 9
North of England -24 21 £422 +22.40% 6
North West -27 12 £440 +27.54% 3
South East -49 11 £394 -11.52% 2
Midlands -67 9 £300 -33.33% 2
South West -6 8 £425 -19.05% 2
Yorkshire -25 7 £325 -9.09% 2
West Midlands -48 5 £300 -36.84% 2
East Midlands -18 4 £201 -42.57%
East of England -15 3 £450 -7.22% 2
North East - 2 £450 - 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 112 (84.21%) Linux
2 83 (62.41%) Oracle
3 62 (46.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (44.36%) Windows
5 51 (38.35%) Red Hat
6 47 (35.34%) VMware
7 45 (33.83%) Unix
8 41 (30.83%) Ansible
9 36 (27.07%) SQL
10 35 (26.32%) EMC
10 35 (26.32%) AIX
11 32 (24.06%) Migration
12 31 (23.31%) Oracle Database
13 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (21.80%) AWS
15 28 (21.05%) Python
16 26 (19.55%) Perl
16 26 (19.55%) Microsoft
16 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
17 25 (18.80%) Shell Script
17 25 (18.80%) Social Skills
18 24 (18.05%) Java
18 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
18 24 (18.05%) Azure
19 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
19 22 (16.54%) Terraform
20 21 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
20 21 (15.79%) Bash Shell
20 21 (15.79%) Puppet
20 21 (15.79%) SAN

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 16 (12.03%) Tomcat
2 13 (9.77%) Confluence
3 12 (9.02%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.26%) Apache
6 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.80%) AWS
2 24 (18.05%) Azure
3 20 (15.04%) GitHub
4 18 (13.53%) GCP
5 14 (10.53%) PaaS
6 13 (9.77%) IaaS
7 10 (7.52%) SaaS
8 6 (4.51%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.26%) Apigee
11 2 (1.50%) npm
11 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.50%) Snowflake
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) SAN
2 14 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
3 13 (9.77%) DNS
3 13 (9.77%) NAS
3 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.02%) WAN
5 11 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (8.27%) FCoE
5 11 (8.27%) Firewall
5 11 (8.27%) iSCSI
5 11 (8.27%) LAN
5 11 (8.27%) Multicast
6 7 (5.26%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.01%) HTTP
7 4 (3.01%) Internet
7 4 (3.01%) SSL
8 3 (2.26%) DHCP
8 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.26%) SMTP
8 3 (2.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.31%) Oracle Database
2 24 (18.05%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.53%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (9.02%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.77%) MySQL
6 7 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.51%) HBase
7 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (3.76%) Sybase ASE
9 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Jenkins
2 17 (12.78%) JIRA
3 15 (11.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.77%) Subversion
4 9 (6.77%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.26%) Maven
6 5 (3.76%) GitLab
6 5 (3.76%) Gradle
7 4 (3.01%) Serena SBM
8 2 (1.50%) Grunt
8 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.75%) Ant
9 1 (0.75%) AppScan
9 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.75%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.75%) JUnit
9 1 (0.75%) Mockito
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (18.80%) Social Skills
2 19 (14.29%) Finance
3 15 (11.28%) Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.51%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (3.76%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.50%) Avionics
9 2 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.75%) Back Office
10 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (27.07%) Architect
2 19 (14.29%) Administrator
3 12 (9.02%) DBA
3 12 (9.02%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (8.27%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (8.27%) Unix Administrator
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (7.52%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Migration Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Solaris Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) LDAP
2 15 (11.28%) Middleware
3 9 (6.77%) REST
4 7 (5.26%) XML
5 5 (3.76%) LAMP
5 5 (3.76%) SOAP
5 5 (3.76%) Web Services
6 4 (3.01%) HTML
6 4 (3.01%) JDBC
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (2.26%) J2EE
7 3 (2.26%) JMS
8 2 (1.50%) CSS
8 2 (1.50%) JSON
8 2 (1.50%) Velocity
8 2 (1.50%) XSLT
9 1 (0.75%) JPA
9 1 (0.75%) Kafka
9 1 (0.75%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.75%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.03%) Clustering
3 12 (9.02%) Replication
4 6 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.76%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.01%) AS400
6 4 (3.01%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.26%) PKI
8 2 (1.50%) CMDB
8 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (84.21%) Linux
2 62 (46.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 59 (44.36%) Windows
4 45 (33.83%) Unix
5 35 (26.32%) AIX
6 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
7 13 (9.77%) HPUX
8 9 (6.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (5.26%) CentOS
10 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.01%) OpenVMS
11 4 (3.01%) SUSE
11 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.50%) VMS
12 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.75%) Debian
13 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.75%) Slackware
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.06%) Migration
2 21 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (12.78%) ITIL
4 15 (11.28%) DevOps
4 15 (11.28%) High Availability
4 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.77%) Benchmarking
7 12 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.52%) Storage Management
10 8 (6.02%) Security Hardening
11 7 (5.26%) Project Delivery
11 7 (5.26%) TOGAF
12 6 (4.51%) Change Management
13 5 (3.76%) Data Security
13 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) SQL
2 28 (21.05%) Python
3 26 (19.55%) Perl
4 25 (18.80%) Shell Script
5 24 (18.05%) Java
6 21 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.27%) PL/SQL
8 10 (7.52%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.77%) Korn
10 8 (6.02%) AWK
10 8 (6.02%) Ruby
11 7 (5.26%) C
11 7 (5.26%) C#
11 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
12 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.26%) Bourne shell
13 3 (2.26%) C++
13 3 (2.26%) Groovy
14 2 (1.50%) PHP
14 2 (1.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) Degree
4 5 (3.76%) RHCE
5 4 (3.01%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.01%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) HNC
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) GDPR
2 5 (3.76%) NIST
2 5 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.01%) HIPAA
3 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.75%) FISMA
5 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.28%) NFS
2 15 (11.28%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.53%) Docker
3 14 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.27%) KVM
4 11 (8.27%) SRDF
4 11 (8.27%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (8.27%) Xen
5 6 (4.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.51%) Veritas File System
5 6 (4.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.26%) GlusterFS
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (30.83%) Ansible
2 22 (16.54%) Terraform
3 21 (15.79%) Puppet
4 12 (9.02%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (8.27%) Control-M
5 11 (8.27%) Kubernetes
6 9 (6.77%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (6.02%) Data Guard
8 6 (4.51%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (4.51%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (4.51%) QRadar
8 6 (4.51%) Tivoli
8 6 (4.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (3.76%) NetBackup
9 5 (3.76%) vRealize
10 4 (3.01%) BladeLogic
10 4 (3.01%) Packer
11 3 (2.26%) Netcool
11 3 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 83 (62.41%) Oracle
2 51 (38.35%) Red Hat
3 47 (35.34%) VMware
4 35 (26.32%) EMC
5 26 (19.55%) Microsoft
6 17 (12.78%) Cisco
7 14 (10.53%) IBM
8 12 (9.02%) HP
9 11 (8.27%) Google
9 11 (8.27%) NetApp
9 11 (8.27%) Sybase
10 10 (7.52%) Murex
11 9 (6.77%) Qualys
12 8 (6.02%) BMC
12 8 (6.02%) Veritas
13 7 (5.26%) Splunk
14 6 (4.51%) CyberArk
14 6 (4.51%) SAP
14 6 (4.51%) Serena
15 5 (3.76%) Sun