Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 467 499 408
Rank change year-on-year +32 -91 -108
Contract jobs citing Solaris 119 342 529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.47% 2.07% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 175 309
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -0.29%
10th Percentile £313 £336 £325
90th Percentile £613 £708 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £418
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.77% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 16
Median hourly rate - £43.20 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.35% -22.50%
UK median hourly rate - £43.20 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +39.35% -22.50%

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 8,120 16,512 19,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.94% 19.94% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,054 10,538 12,258
Median daily rate £425 £445 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 968 1,265
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.22 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.25 £17.33
% change year-on-year +5.54% -0.43% +5.00%

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 2 June 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
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 2 June 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
London +123 37 £470 -6.00% 4
Midlands +73 31 £438 -2.78%
West Midlands +53 21 £406 -9.72%
North of England +32 21 £355 -25.26% 13
South East +111 17 £425 -15.00%
North West +23 14 £355 -25.26% 9
East Midlands +51 8 £450 -10.00%
South West +5 8 £525 +16.67% 2
Yorkshire +65 7 £325 -45.83% 4
East of England +21 3 £485 +14.12% 1
Solaris
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 80 (67.23%) Linux
2 69 (57.98%) Unix
3 67 (56.30%) Oracle
4 42 (35.29%) Windows
5 37 (31.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (31.09%) Oracle Database
6 35 (29.41%) Red Hat
7 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (27.73%) SQL
9 30 (25.21%) VMware
10 27 (22.69%) Migration
11 26 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (21.01%) DevOps
12 25 (21.01%) Finance
13 24 (20.17%) ITIL
13 24 (20.17%) Data Centre
14 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
14 22 (18.49%) AWS
14 22 (18.49%) Java
14 22 (18.49%) Shell Script
15 21 (17.65%) Scrum
15 21 (17.65%) High Availability
16 20 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (16.81%) Jenkins
17 19 (15.97%) SLA
18 18 (15.13%) Sybase
18 18 (15.13%) Ansible
18 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
19 17 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
19 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g

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 17 (14.29%) Confluence
2 14 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 14 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.36%) Apache
3 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.52%) SAP Portal
5 2 (1.68%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) JBoss
5 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.84%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.84%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.68%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.84%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.84%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.84%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.49%) AWS
2 13 (10.92%) Azure
3 8 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.52%) IaaS
4 3 (2.52%) Office 365
4 3 (2.52%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.52%) PaaS
4 3 (2.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.68%) GCP
6 1 (0.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.84%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.76%) Firewall
2 13 (10.92%) DNS
3 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.88%) FTP
5 6 (5.04%) LAN
5 6 (5.04%) SAN
5 6 (5.04%) WAN
6 5 (4.20%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (4.20%) SSL
7 4 (3.36%) HTTP
7 4 (3.36%) Internet
7 4 (3.36%) NAS
8 3 (2.52%) DHCP
8 3 (2.52%) IPsec
9 2 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.68%) SMTP
9 2 (1.68%) tcpdump
9 2 (1.68%) VPN
9 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (31.09%) Oracle Database
2 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 17 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (7.56%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.20%) MySQL
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (4.20%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.52%) OLTP
6 3 (2.52%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.76%) JIRA
3 6 (5.04%) Maven
4 5 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.20%) JUnit
4 5 (4.20%) Subversion
5 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.52%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.68%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.68%) Selenium
7 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.84%) GitLab
8 1 (0.84%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Local Government
5 1 (0.84%) Military
5 1 (0.84%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Unix Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) Administrator
3 18 (15.13%) DBA
4 16 (13.45%) Architect
4 16 (13.45%) Oracle DBA
5 14 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) Developer
6 12 (10.08%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) Middleware
2 9 (7.56%) Spring
3 7 (5.88%) LDAP
3 7 (5.88%) REST
4 5 (4.20%) .NET
4 5 (4.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (4.20%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.36%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.52%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.52%) JMS
6 3 (2.52%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.52%) SAP PI
6 3 (2.52%) WireMock
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (1.68%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (1.68%) Node.js
7 2 (1.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) Clustering
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Replication
4 8 (6.72%) Private Cloud
4 8 (6.72%) Wiki
5 5 (4.20%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.36%) Derivative
6 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.68%) CESG
8 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.68%) PKI
8 2 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.84%) AS400
9 1 (0.84%) CMDB
9 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (67.23%) Linux
2 69 (57.98%) Unix
3 42 (35.29%) Windows
4 37 (31.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.92%) Windows Server
6 12 (10.08%) AIX
7 7 (5.88%) CentOS
7 7 (5.88%) SUSE
8 6 (5.04%) HPUX
8 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.20%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (4.20%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.20%) VMS
10 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.68%) Android
11 2 (1.68%) zOS
12 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.69%) Migration
3 25 (21.01%) DevOps
4 24 (20.17%) ITIL
5 21 (17.65%) High Availability
5 21 (17.65%) Scrum
6 20 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.56%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.56%) Project Delivery
10 8 (6.72%) Change Management
10 8 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.72%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.72%) Microservices
10 8 (6.72%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.88%) ETL
11 7 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) SQL
2 22 (18.49%) Java
2 22 (18.49%) Shell Script
3 17 (14.29%) Perl
4 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.56%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.04%) Python
8 4 (3.36%) C#
8 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.52%) ABAP
9 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.68%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.84%) Korn
11 1 (0.84%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.84%) Ruby
11 1 (0.84%) XPath
11 1 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) CISSP
4 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.68%) CEH
5 2 (1.68%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.68%) Degree
5 2 (1.68%) GIAC
5 2 (1.68%) HND
6 1 (0.84%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.84%) CCIE
6 1 (0.84%) CCSA
6 1 (0.84%) CCSP
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.84%) MCSE
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) SLA
2 9 (7.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 26 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (11.76%) Docker
3 14 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (7.56%) Active Directory
5 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.04%) Firmware
6 6 (5.04%) Squid
7 4 (3.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.52%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.52%) vSphere
9 2 (1.68%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.68%) Snort
10 1 (0.84%) NFS
10 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.84%) Samba
10 1 (0.84%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (15.13%) Ansible
2 15 (12.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (8.40%) Puppet
4 9 (7.56%) Data Guard
5 8 (6.72%) Nagios
5 8 (6.72%) NetBackup
5 8 (6.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (5.88%) Control-M
6 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (5.04%) Cacti
7 6 (5.04%) Opsview
8 5 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (4.20%) SnapMirror
9 4 (3.36%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.36%) Terraform
10 3 (2.52%) Grafana
10 3 (2.52%) Kibana
10 3 (2.52%) Prometheus
10 3 (2.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) Oracle
2 35 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 30 (25.21%) VMware
4 18 (15.13%) Sybase
5 16 (13.45%) Sun
6 13 (10.92%) HP
7 12 (10.08%) IBM
7 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.24%) Splunk
9 9 (7.56%) Cisco
10 8 (6.72%) EMC
11 7 (5.88%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.88%) CommVault
12 6 (5.04%) Brocade
12 6 (5.04%) SAP
13 5 (4.20%) NetApp
13 5 (4.20%) TIBCO
14 4 (3.36%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.36%) DataCore
14 4 (3.36%) Refinitiv