Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 395 517
Rank change year-on-year -223 +122 -57
Contract jobs citing Solaris 124 94 271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 1.91% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 48 158
10th Percentile £300 £271 £308
25th Percentile £413 £348 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +4.11%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £509
90th Percentile £624 £549 £616
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
10th Percentile " " £39.38
25th Percentile £37.25 £35.25 £41.51
Median hourly rate £39.73 £35.50 £45.10
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -21.29% +137.37%
75th Percentile £42.20 £35.75 £53.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £39.73 £35.50 £45.10
% change year-on-year +11.90% -21.29% +137.37%

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 10,591 4,920 15,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.78% 18.52% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,267 3,195 10,194
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 246 1,006
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.24
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.53 £37.50
90th Percentile £62.65 £50.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -172 68 £525 +23.53% 9
North of England -100 14 £405 +15.58% 9
North West -65 10 £440 +10.00% 8
South East -96 10 £565 +32.94% 3
South West -40 9 £425 -2.86% 1
East of England -44 9 £463 +15.63%
West Midlands -62 6 £463 -7.50% 1
Midlands -75 6 £463 -7.50% 1
Yorkshire -66 4 £365 +35.10% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 106 (85.48%) Linux
2 71 (57.26%) Oracle
3 65 (52.42%) Unix
4 49 (39.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (37.90%) Red Hat
6 46 (37.10%) Windows
7 39 (31.45%) VMware
8 34 (27.42%) Oracle Database
9 33 (26.61%) Ansible
10 32 (25.81%) AIX
11 31 (25.00%) Social Skills
12 30 (24.19%) EMC
13 28 (22.58%) SQL
13 28 (22.58%) Migration
14 27 (21.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (21.77%) JIRA
15 26 (20.97%) Perl
15 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
16 24 (19.35%) SAN
16 24 (19.35%) Python
16 24 (19.35%) Finance
17 23 (18.55%) Data Centre
18 21 (16.94%) AWS
18 21 (16.94%) LDAP
18 21 (16.94%) Java
18 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
18 21 (16.94%) Shell Script
19 20 (16.13%) Bash Shell
19 20 (16.13%) DevOps
19 20 (16.13%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (12.10%) Confluence
2 13 (10.48%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.65%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.84%) Apache
6 2 (1.61%) SAS
7 1 (0.81%) CICS
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) nginx
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) AWS
2 16 (12.90%) Azure
2 16 (12.90%) GitHub
3 14 (11.29%) GCP
4 7 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.65%) IaaS
4 7 (5.65%) PaaS
4 7 (5.65%) SaaS
5 5 (4.03%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.42%) Apigee
7 2 (1.61%) npm
7 2 (1.61%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.81%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) SAN
2 16 (12.90%) DNS
2 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.10%) Firewall
4 11 (8.87%) NAS
5 10 (8.06%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 8 (6.45%) Kerberos
6 8 (6.45%) WAN
7 7 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (5.65%) FCoE
7 7 (5.65%) HTTP
7 7 (5.65%) LAN
7 7 (5.65%) Multicast
8 6 (4.84%) SSL
9 3 (2.42%) DHCP
9 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.42%) Network Security
9 3 (2.42%) SMTP
9 3 (2.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.42%) Oracle Database
2 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
3 15 (12.10%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (8.87%) MySQL
5 6 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.84%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.03%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.61%) DB2
9 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.61%) HBase
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.61%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (21.77%) JIRA
2 18 (14.52%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.29%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.48%) Subversion
5 12 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (8.87%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.84%) GitLab
7 6 (4.84%) Maven
8 5 (4.03%) Serena SBM
9 3 (2.42%) Gradle
9 3 (2.42%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.42%) Selenium
9 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.42%) TestLink
10 2 (1.61%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.81%) Ant
11 1 (0.81%) AppScan
11 1 (0.81%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 31 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 24 (19.35%) Finance
3 16 (12.90%) Banking
4 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.03%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.42%) International Banking
8 2 (1.61%) Avionics
8 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Games
9 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Architect
2 23 (18.55%) Administrator
3 12 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (8.87%) Unix Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) DBA
5 10 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (5.65%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Developer
7 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Site Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) LDAP
2 10 (8.06%) Middleware
2 10 (8.06%) REST
3 7 (5.65%) SOAP
3 7 (5.65%) XML
4 6 (4.84%) Web Services
5 5 (4.03%) LAMP
6 4 (3.23%) HTML
7 3 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.42%) JDBC
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (2.42%) Sensu
7 3 (2.42%) Spring
8 2 (1.61%) CSS
8 2 (1.61%) JMS
8 2 (1.61%) XSLT
9 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.81%) J2EE
9 1 (0.81%) J2SE
9 1 (0.81%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.10%) Clustering
2 15 (12.10%) Replication
3 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.23%) PKI
5 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.61%) CMDB
6 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.61%) Equities
6 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 106 (85.48%) Linux
2 65 (52.42%) Unix
3 49 (39.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (37.10%) Windows
5 32 (25.81%) AIX
6 12 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.06%) HPUX
8 7 (5.65%) SUSE
8 7 (5.65%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.23%) CentOS
9 4 (3.23%) OpenVMS
9 4 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.23%) VMS
10 3 (2.42%) Debian
10 3 (2.42%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.81%) Slackware
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Migration
2 20 (16.13%) DevOps
2 20 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (13.71%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.90%) High Availability
4 16 (12.90%) ITIL
5 13 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (8.87%) Storage Management
7 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (7.26%) Security Hardening
9 8 (6.45%) Benchmarking
9 8 (6.45%) Kernel Tuning
10 7 (5.65%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (5.65%) Validation
11 6 (4.84%) Change Management
11 6 (4.84%) Data Security
11 6 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) SQL
2 26 (20.97%) Perl
3 24 (19.35%) Python
4 21 (16.94%) Java
4 21 (16.94%) Shell Script
5 20 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.26%) C++
6 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.45%) C
7 8 (6.45%) Korn
8 7 (5.65%) AWK
8 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.23%) C#
11 3 (2.42%) Ruby
11 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.61%) Ada
12 2 (1.61%) DCL
12 2 (1.61%) Groovy
12 2 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.26%) Degree
4 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.23%) RHCE
5 3 (2.42%) CEH
5 3 (2.42%) CISA
5 3 (2.42%) GIAC
5 3 (2.42%) ISEB
5 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) OSCE
5 3 (2.42%) OSCP
5 3 (2.42%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) HNC
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) GDPR
2 5 (4.03%) NIST
2 5 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.23%) QA
4 3 (2.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.81%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.81%) FISMA
5 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (21.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.71%) Active Directory
3 15 (12.10%) NFS
4 14 (11.29%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (10.48%) Docker
6 9 (7.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.26%) KVM
7 7 (5.65%) SRDF
7 7 (5.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (5.65%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.65%) Xen
8 6 (4.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (4.03%) Veritas File System
10 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.42%) Firmware
11 3 (2.42%) vSphere
12 2 (1.61%) GlusterFS
12 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 33 (26.61%) Ansible
2 15 (12.10%) Puppet
3 13 (10.48%) Terraform
4 12 (9.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (8.87%) Control-M
6 9 (7.26%) Data Guard
7 8 (6.45%) Kubernetes
7 8 (6.45%) QRadar
8 7 (5.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (5.65%) HP ALM
8 7 (5.65%) NetBackup
8 7 (5.65%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (5.65%) Tivoli
8 7 (5.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Packer
10 4 (3.23%) Grafana
10 4 (3.23%) Netcool
10 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (3.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 71 (57.26%) Oracle
2 47 (37.90%) Red Hat
3 39 (31.45%) VMware
4 30 (24.19%) EMC
5 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
6 17 (13.71%) HP
7 16 (12.90%) Splunk
8 15 (12.10%) Cisco
8 15 (12.10%) IBM
9 14 (11.29%) Qualys
10 11 (8.87%) Murex
11 10 (8.06%) NetApp
12 8 (6.45%) BMC
12 8 (6.45%) CyberArk
12 8 (6.45%) Veritas
13 7 (5.65%) Google
13 7 (5.65%) Serena
13 7 (5.65%) Sun
14 5 (4.03%) Micro Focus
14 5 (4.03%) ServiceNow