Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 522 448
Rank change year-on-year +110 -74 -156
Contract jobs citing Solaris 97 267 483
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 1.68% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 158 302
Median daily rate £425 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £263 £311 £325
90th Percentile £535 £625 £649
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.10 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +154.08% -55.63%
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £53.75 £47.38
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £45.10 £17.75
% change year-on-year -21.29% +154.08% -55.63%

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 5,195 15,881 19,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 20.45% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 9,999 12,414
Median daily rate £442 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £175 £150 £168
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.66% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 1,068 1,388
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.40 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 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
North of England +85 38 £340 -28.42% 4
London +158 34 £425 -10.53% 4
Yorkshire +78 19 £265 -44.21% 2
North West +51 19 £400 -15.79% 2
South East +174 12 £488 +12.98% 2
Midlands +66 5 £500 +35.14%
West Midlands +52 5 £500 +53.85%
East of England +71 3 £340 -2.86% 3
South West +77 2 £438 -11.62%
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 77 (79.38%) Linux
2 46 (47.42%) Windows
3 44 (45.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (43.30%) Oracle
5 40 (41.24%) Red Hat
6 39 (40.21%) Unix
7 27 (27.84%) SQL
8 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
8 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
9 25 (25.77%) Puppet
9 25 (25.77%) Oracle Database
9 25 (25.77%) VMware
10 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
11 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
12 20 (20.62%) Oracle RMAN
12 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (18.56%) Bash Shell
14 18 (18.56%) Finance
14 18 (18.56%) IBM
15 17 (17.53%) Perl
15 17 (17.53%) PL/SQL
15 17 (17.53%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (16.49%) AIX
16 16 (16.49%) ITIL
16 16 (16.49%) Management Information System
17 15 (15.46%) Debian
17 15 (15.46%) Oracle Applications
17 15 (15.46%) Python
17 15 (15.46%) Sun

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 10 (10.31%) IIS
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.12%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.09%) Apache
4 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.06%) JBoss
5 2 (2.06%) nginx
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.03%) MTS
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (10.31%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (10.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.34%) Azure
1 11 (11.34%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (9.28%) PaaS
3 8 (8.25%) IaaS
3 8 (8.25%) Office 365
3 8 (8.25%) SaaS
4 6 (6.19%) AWS
4 6 (6.19%) GitHub
5 3 (3.09%) GCP
6 1 (1.03%) npm
6 1 (1.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) DNS
2 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.28%) DHCP
3 9 (9.28%) LAN
3 9 (9.28%) VPN
3 9 (9.28%) WAN
4 8 (8.25%) DMZ
4 8 (8.25%) Firewall
4 8 (8.25%) SSL
5 4 (4.12%) DECnet
5 4 (4.12%) FDDI
5 4 (4.12%) IPX
5 4 (4.12%) IPX/SPX
5 4 (4.12%) MPLS
5 4 (4.12%) NetScreen
5 4 (4.12%) SAN
5 4 (4.12%) SNA
5 4 (4.12%) SSH
5 4 (4.12%) VLAN
5 4 (4.12%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) Oracle Database
2 17 (17.53%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (13.40%) MySQL
4 11 (11.34%) MariaDB
5 9 (9.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (5.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (4.12%) Big Data
8 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.12%) GIS
8 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
9 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.06%) DB2
10 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Toad
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.09%) Subversion
5 2 (2.06%) JIRA
5 2 (2.06%) Maven
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (2.06%) TestRail
6 1 (1.03%) Checkstyle
6 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.03%) FindBugs
6 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.03%) Gradle
6 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.03%) JUnit
6 1 (1.03%) Selenium
6 1 (1.03%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Front Office
5 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Military
6 1 (1.03%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (18.56%) DBA
1 18 (18.56%) Oracle DBA
2 14 (14.43%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Consultant
4 8 (8.25%) Administrator
5 7 (7.22%) Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Solaris Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Wintel Support
7 5 (5.15%) Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Operations Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared DBA
7 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Software Packaging
2 8 (8.25%) Middleware
3 7 (7.22%) Anaconda
3 7 (7.22%) LDAP
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (5.15%) RESTful
5 3 (3.09%) .NET
6 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.06%) JDBC
6 2 (2.06%) Spring
6 2 (2.06%) Web Services
6 2 (2.06%) XSLT
6 2 (2.06%) YAML
7 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.03%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.03%) JAX-WS
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) JSLint
7 1 (1.03%) Node.js
7 1 (1.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.37%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.22%) Private Cloud
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) PKI
6 4 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.09%) Clustering
7 3 (3.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (3.09%) Replication
8 2 (2.06%) Derivative
8 2 (2.06%) EFT
8 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.06%) Robotics
9 1 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.03%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Licensing
9 1 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 77 (79.38%) Linux
2 46 (47.42%) Windows
3 44 (45.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (40.21%) Unix
5 16 (16.49%) AIX
6 15 (15.46%) CentOS
6 15 (15.46%) Debian
7 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.15%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.12%) Fedora
9 4 (4.12%) NetWare
9 4 (4.12%) VMS
10 3 (3.09%) HPUX
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.49%) ITIL
3 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (12.37%) Information Security
4 12 (12.37%) Migration
5 10 (10.31%) DevOps
5 10 (10.31%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.28%) High Availability
6 9 (9.28%) Patch Management
6 9 (9.28%) SOA
7 8 (8.25%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.25%) Information Management
7 8 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.25%) Server Building
7 8 (8.25%) SIEM
7 8 (8.25%) Technology Roadmap
7 8 (8.25%) Ticket Management
7 8 (8.25%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (7.22%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) SQL
2 18 (18.56%) Bash Shell
3 17 (17.53%) Perl
3 17 (17.53%) PL/SQL
4 15 (15.46%) PowerShell
4 15 (15.46%) Python
5 10 (10.31%) C
6 8 (8.25%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.19%) Java
8 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Korn
10 1 (1.03%) C#
10 1 (1.03%) ES6
10 1 (1.03%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) VB6
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (26.80%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.37%) Degree
4 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.09%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.06%) CCSP
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.06%) CISM
6 2 (2.06%) CISSP
6 2 (2.06%) GCFA
6 2 (2.06%) GCIA
6 2 (2.06%) GCIH
7 1 (1.03%) CEH
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.03%) GIAC
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.03%) RHCE
7 1 (1.03%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
2 6 (6.19%) NIST
3 3 (3.09%) GDPR
4 2 (2.06%) COBIT
4 2 (2.06%) QA
5 1 (1.03%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.03%) ISO 20022
5 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.28%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (8.25%) Firmware
4 8 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.12%) Docker
5 4 (4.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.03%) GlusterFS
7 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.03%) NFS
7 1 (1.03%) Samba
7 1 (1.03%) Snort
7 1 (1.03%) SRDF
7 1 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (25.77%) Puppet
2 20 (20.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (15.46%) Data Guard
4 13 (13.40%) Ansible
5 10 (10.31%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (8.25%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Terraform
8 3 (3.09%) WSUS
9 2 (2.06%) CSIRT
9 2 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.06%) Netcool
9 2 (2.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (43.30%) Oracle
2 40 (41.24%) Red Hat
3 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
4 25 (25.77%) VMware
5 18 (18.56%) IBM
6 15 (15.46%) Sun
7 12 (12.37%) Citrix
8 9 (9.28%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (8.25%) ServiceNow
9 8 (8.25%) Splunk
10 7 (7.22%) Cisco
11 4 (4.12%) Avaya
11 4 (4.12%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.12%) F5
11 4 (4.12%) HP
11 4 (4.12%) Juniper
11 4 (4.12%) Novell
11 4 (4.12%) Remedy
11 4 (4.12%) Sybase
11 4 (4.12%) Veeam