Period
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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 579 492 484
Rank change year-on-year -87 -8 +29
Contract jobs citing Solaris 176 122 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% 1.68% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 66 88
10th Percentile £422 £311 £313
25th Percentile £450 £386 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £450 £452
Median % change year-on-year +21.11% -0.44% -4.84%
75th Percentile £613 £534 £530
90th Percentile £675 £588 £616
UK median daily rate £540 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
10th Percentile £21.48 £46.53 -
25th Percentile £30.81 £46.94 -
Median hourly rate £47.75 £48.25 -
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% - -
75th Percentile £65.81 £48.94 -
90th Percentile £75.83 £48.98 -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -

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 10,979 7,251 8,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.63% 16.07% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,535 4,799 5,894
10th Percentile £175 £185 £148
25th Percentile £325 £328 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £533
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 353 663
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.05 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.93 £13.68 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.35
Median % change year-on-year +23.94% +2.33% +2.03%
75th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £21.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.57 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% - +4.35%

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 16 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Solaris in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -127 55 £525 +5.00% 8
Midlands -25 35 £540 +35.00% 4
South East -16 28 £475 +22.58% 3
West Midlands -17 28 £550 +37.50% 1
North of England -48 21 £525 +16.67% 7
North West -22 16 £575 +27.78% 5
East Midlands -22 7 £540 +35.00% 3
East of England -27 6 £575 +27.78% 2
Yorkshire -35 5 £450 +9.09% 1
South West -38 3 £475 - 2
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 126 (71.59%) Linux
2 103 (58.52%) Oracle
3 92 (52.27%) Unix
4 60 (34.09%) Security Cleared
5 59 (33.52%) Red Hat
6 56 (31.82%) Social Skills
7 52 (29.55%) SC Cleared
8 50 (28.41%) Windows
9 49 (27.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (25.57%) Oracle Database
11 41 (23.30%) AWS
11 41 (23.30%) AIX
12 40 (22.73%) Azure
13 39 (22.16%) SQL
13 39 (22.16%) Java
14 37 (21.02%) ITIL
15 34 (19.32%) VMware
16 33 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
17 28 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (15.91%) Finance
18 27 (15.34%) Migration
18 27 (15.34%) Python
18 27 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (14.77%) Oracle Database 11g
20 25 (14.20%) Ansible
20 25 (14.20%) Data Centre
21 24 (13.64%) High Availability
21 24 (13.64%) PL/SQL
22 23 (13.07%) Oracle Database 10g
22 23 (13.07%) Bash

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 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.25%) Oracle 9iAS
2 11 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.98%) Confluence
5 7 (3.98%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.84%) NetWeaver
8 4 (2.27%) Apache
9 3 (1.70%) IIS
9 3 (1.70%) JBoss
10 2 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.57%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (5.11%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (2.84%) Primavera
5 3 (1.70%) Eikon
5 3 (1.70%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 3 (1.70%) RMDS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.30%) AWS
2 40 (22.73%) Azure
3 17 (9.66%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.25%) GitHub
5 7 (3.98%) IaaS
5 7 (3.98%) PaaS
6 5 (2.84%) GCP
6 5 (2.84%) Nutanix
7 4 (2.27%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.27%) SaaS
8 3 (1.70%) Snowflake
9 2 (1.14%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.36%) HTTP
2 15 (8.52%) Kerberos
3 12 (6.82%) DNS
4 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.11%) SSL
6 8 (4.55%) DHCP
6 8 (4.55%) Firewall
7 5 (2.84%) Internet
7 5 (2.84%) SAN
7 5 (2.84%) SSH
8 4 (2.27%) NAS
8 4 (2.27%) WAN
9 3 (1.70%) Multicast
9 3 (1.70%) SD-WAN
10 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.14%) FTP
10 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.14%) SMTP
10 2 (1.14%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.57%) Oracle Database
2 26 (14.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 23 (13.07%) Oracle Database 10g
4 19 (10.80%) MySQL
4 19 (10.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 19 (10.80%) SQL Server
5 11 (6.25%) OLAP
5 11 (6.25%) OLTP
5 11 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
5 11 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.98%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.84%) SAP BW
8 5 (2.84%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.70%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (11.93%) Subversion
2 13 (7.39%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (5.68%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.55%) JIRA
6 5 (2.84%) Serena SBM
7 3 (1.70%) Maven
8 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.14%) GitLab
8 2 (1.14%) PeopleTools
8 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.57%) Flyway
9 1 (0.57%) JUnit
9 1 (0.57%) Katalon Studio
9 1 (0.57%) Selenium
9 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (31.82%) Social Skills
2 28 (15.91%) Finance
3 22 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (10.80%) Organisational Skills
5 15 (8.52%) Public Sector
6 13 (7.39%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (6.25%) Banking
8 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.70%) Legal
11 2 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.57%) Electronics
12 1 (0.57%) French Language
12 1 (0.57%) Front Office
12 1 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.57%) International Banking
12 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.57%) Marketing
12 1 (0.57%) Police
12 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (16.48%) DBA
2 28 (15.91%) Oracle DBA
3 27 (15.34%) Administrator
4 26 (14.77%) Architect
5 19 (10.80%) Solaris Engineer
6 18 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (8.52%) Unix Engineer
8 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Applications Architect
9 10 (5.68%) Developer
10 9 (5.11%) Consultant
11 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.98%) WebSphere Administrator
13 6 (3.41%) Systems Support
13 6 (3.41%) Systems Support Engineer
13 6 (3.41%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.50%) Middleware
2 18 (10.23%) LDAP
3 12 (6.82%) J2EE
3 12 (6.82%) JDBC
4 10 (5.68%) XML
5 6 (3.41%) SAML
5 6 (3.41%) SOAP
6 5 (2.84%) BAPI
6 5 (2.84%) JWT
6 5 (2.84%) SAP ALE
6 5 (2.84%) SAP Basis
6 5 (2.84%) SAP PI
6 5 (2.84%) Spring
7 3 (1.70%) CSS
7 3 (1.70%) HTML
7 3 (1.70%) REST
7 3 (1.70%) SailPoint
7 3 (1.70%) Web Services
8 2 (1.14%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.09%) Replication
3 13 (7.39%) Clustering
4 11 (6.25%) Private Cloud
5 9 (5.11%) Legacy Code
5 9 (5.11%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.98%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (2.27%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.70%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.57%) AS400
10 1 (0.57%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.57%) IoT
10 1 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 126 (71.59%) Linux
2 92 (52.27%) Unix
3 50 (28.41%) Windows
4 49 (27.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (23.30%) AIX
6 18 (10.23%) SUSE
7 15 (8.52%) HPUX
8 14 (7.95%) CentOS
9 12 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.68%) Windows 2000
11 7 (3.98%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.41%) Fedora
13 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
14 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (1.14%) Debian
15 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) ITIL
2 28 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (15.34%) Migration
3 27 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (13.64%) High Availability
5 22 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (11.93%) Change Management
7 17 (9.66%) Software Testing
8 15 (8.52%) DevOps
9 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.39%) Agile
11 11 (6.25%) Project Delivery
12 10 (5.68%) Data Loss Prevention
12 10 (5.68%) Data Security
12 10 (5.68%) Database Security
12 10 (5.68%) Load Balancing
13 9 (5.11%) CI/CD
13 9 (5.11%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (5.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.16%) Java
1 39 (22.16%) SQL
2 27 (15.34%) Python
3 24 (13.64%) PL/SQL
4 23 (13.07%) Bash
5 18 (10.23%) PowerShell
6 15 (8.52%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.95%) Perl
8 8 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.98%) Ruby
10 6 (3.41%) C#
11 5 (2.84%) ABAP
12 4 (2.27%) PHP
13 3 (1.70%) C
13 3 (1.70%) Go
13 3 (1.70%) Tcl
14 2 (1.14%) Korn
15 1 (0.57%) C++
15 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 52 (29.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.70%) RHCE
4 3 (1.70%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.14%) Degree
5 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.57%) SCSA
6 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.23%) GDPR
2 11 (6.25%) QA
2 11 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 11 (6.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 7 (3.98%) Docker
6 7 (3.98%) NFS
7 6 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.84%) vSphere
9 4 (2.27%) Firmware
9 4 (2.27%) MetaFrame
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.14%) KVM
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.57%) Samba
12 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (14.20%) Ansible
2 22 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 16 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (3.41%) BladeLogic
6 6 (3.41%) Terraform
7 5 (2.84%) Control-M
7 5 (2.84%) Nagios
7 5 (2.84%) Opsview
7 5 (2.84%) QRadar
7 5 (2.84%) SELinux
8 4 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.27%) Puppet
8 4 (2.27%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.70%) SCOM
9 3 (1.70%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 103 (58.52%) Oracle
2 59 (33.52%) Red Hat
3 34 (19.32%) VMware
4 19 (10.80%) IBM
4 19 (10.80%) Sun
5 13 (7.39%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.39%) Sybase
6 11 (6.25%) HP
7 10 (5.68%) Splunk
8 9 (5.11%) CyberArk
8 9 (5.11%) SAP
8 9 (5.11%) Skytap
8 9 (5.11%) TOWER Software
8 9 (5.11%) Veritas
9 7 (3.98%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.41%) Cisco
10 6 (3.41%) ForgeRock
10 6 (3.41%) Qualys
10 6 (3.41%) Symantec
11 5 (2.84%) Dell