Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 460 513 539
Rank change year-on-year +53 +26 -154
Contract jobs citing Solaris 112 190 332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.54% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 129 190
Median daily rate £439 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.65% -6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £309 £330 £337
90th Percentile £600 £636 £675
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £42.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £36.60 - £16.25
90th Percentile £47.40 - £20.30
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £17.50

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 6,762 12,299 18,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 20.21% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,396 7,997 11,948
Median daily rate £445 £415 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% -4.60% +2.35%
10th Percentile £170 £140 £160
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £441 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +7.56% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 922 1,119
Median hourly rate £17.32 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +2.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.80 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year -0.40% +3.24% +2.73%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +42 46 £475 -5.00% 11
North of England +41 22 £433 +8.13% 6
North West +28 16 £440 +8.64% 3
South East +101 13 £475 -2.56% 1
Midlands +30 13 £350 -20.45% 3
East Midlands +25 7 £350 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +28 6 £400 -3.03% 2
Yorkshire +28 5 £450 +13.92% 3
East of England +51 4 £315 -35.05% 2
South West +68 1 £350 -33.33% 1
North East - 1 £425 -
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 88 (78.57%) Linux
2 50 (44.64%) Oracle
3 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
4 37 (33.04%) Unix
4 37 (33.04%) Windows
5 35 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 33 (29.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (27.68%) SQL
7 31 (27.68%) VMware
8 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (19.64%) Data Centre
10 21 (18.75%) Oracle Database
11 20 (17.86%) AWS
11 20 (17.86%) Shell Script
11 20 (17.86%) PL/SQL
12 19 (16.96%) AIX
12 19 (16.96%) Oracle RMAN
12 19 (16.96%) Migration
13 18 (16.07%) Azure
14 17 (15.18%) Ansible
14 17 (15.18%) Perl
14 17 (15.18%) Oracle Applications
15 16 (14.29%) SAN
16 15 (13.39%) Sun
16 15 (13.39%) Firewall
16 15 (13.39%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (12.50%) Bash Shell
17 14 (12.50%) Puppet
17 14 (12.50%) Middleware

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 8 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
3 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.68%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) Confluence
6 2 (1.79%) nginx
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (15.18%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (9.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) AWS
2 18 (16.07%) Azure
3 13 (11.61%) PaaS
4 11 (9.82%) GCP
4 11 (9.82%) IaaS
5 9 (8.04%) GitHub
6 8 (7.14%) SaaS
7 6 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) SAN
2 15 (13.39%) Firewall
3 9 (8.04%) DNS
4 7 (6.25%) LAN
4 7 (6.25%) WAN
5 6 (5.36%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (5.36%) SSL
5 6 (5.36%) VLAN
6 5 (4.46%) Internet
6 5 (4.46%) NAS
7 4 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.57%) DHCP
7 4 (3.57%) FCoE
7 4 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.57%) Multicast
7 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.68%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.68%) VPN
8 3 (2.68%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 14 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.46%) MySQL
7 4 (3.57%) HBase
7 4 (3.57%) MariaDB
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.79%) Big Data
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Toad
2 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.46%) JIRA
4 4 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.79%) Maven
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.79%) Serena SBM
6 2 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.79%) Subversion
6 2 (1.79%) TestRail
7 1 (0.89%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.89%) Gradle
7 1 (0.89%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.89%) JUnit
7 1 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 11 (9.82%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.57%) Back Office
5 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) International Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Front Office
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Architect
2 18 (16.07%) DBA
2 18 (16.07%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (13.39%) Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Data Centre Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared DBA
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) VMware Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Migration Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) Middleware
2 4 (3.57%) JDBC
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (3.57%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.68%) Anaconda
3 3 (2.68%) J2EE
3 3 (2.68%) LDAP
4 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 2 (1.79%) JSON
4 2 (1.79%) LAMP
4 2 (1.79%) ODBC
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.79%) Spring
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) XSLT
4 2 (1.79%) YAML
5 1 (0.89%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Clustering
2 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) SWIFT
4 5 (4.46%) AS400
4 5 (4.46%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.57%) CMDB
5 4 (3.57%) PKI
6 3 (2.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.79%) EFT
7 2 (1.79%) HACMP
7 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) Replication
7 2 (1.79%) Robotics
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Derivative
8 1 (0.89%) Equities
8 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (78.57%) Linux
2 37 (33.04%) Unix
2 37 (33.04%) Windows
3 33 (29.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (16.96%) AIX
5 14 (12.50%) HPUX
6 11 (9.82%) CentOS
7 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.57%) Debian
8 4 (3.57%) SUSE
8 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) Migration
2 12 (10.71%) ITIL
3 11 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (8.93%) High Availability
5 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (8.04%) SIEM
6 8 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.14%) Project Management
6 8 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (6.25%) Benchmarking
7 7 (6.25%) Information Security
7 7 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.36%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (5.36%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.68%) SQL
2 20 (17.86%) PL/SQL
2 20 (17.86%) Shell Script
3 17 (15.18%) Perl
4 14 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 12 (10.71%) Java
6 11 (9.82%) Python
7 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.68%) C
9 3 (2.68%) C#
9 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.79%) AWK
10 2 (1.79%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.79%) Korn
10 2 (1.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.89%) ES6
11 1 (0.89%) Java 8
11 1 (0.89%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) Degree
3 7 (6.25%) RHCE
3 7 (6.25%) RHCSA
4 6 (5.36%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (5.36%) Linux+ Certification
5 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.79%) CCSP
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) CISM
6 2 (1.79%) CISSP
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.79%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.79%) GCFA
6 2 (1.79%) GCIA
6 2 (1.79%) GCIH
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) GDPR
2 8 (7.14%) NIST
3 5 (4.46%) HIPAA
3 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.68%) SLA
5 2 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (7.14%) Docker
5 6 (5.36%) NFS
6 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.46%) SRDF
6 5 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (4.46%) Xen
7 4 (3.57%) KVM
7 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.68%) Firmware
8 3 (2.68%) GlusterFS
8 3 (2.68%) Veritas File System
8 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (16.96%) Oracle RMAN
2 17 (15.18%) Ansible
3 14 (12.50%) Puppet
4 10 (8.93%) Kubernetes
4 10 (8.93%) Terraform
5 9 (8.04%) Control-M
6 8 (7.14%) Data Guard
7 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (5.36%) SELinux
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.79%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.79%) Icinga
9 2 (1.79%) Netcool
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.79%) QRadar
9 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (44.64%) Oracle
2 35 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 31 (27.68%) VMware
4 15 (13.39%) Sun
5 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
6 11 (9.82%) EMC
6 11 (9.82%) IBM
7 10 (8.93%) HP
7 10 (8.93%) PeopleSoft
7 10 (8.93%) Veritas
8 9 (8.04%) NetApp
9 7 (6.25%) Cisco
10 6 (5.36%) Sybase
11 5 (4.46%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.46%) Remedy
12 4 (3.57%) BMC
12 4 (3.57%) Google
12 4 (3.57%) MuleSoft
12 4 (3.57%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.57%) Splunk