Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 14 July 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 495 416
Rank change year-on-year +127 -79 -92
Contract jobs citing Solaris 34 104 230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.14% 1.39% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 161
Median daily rate £470 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £325 £413 £330
90th Percentile £606 £700 £588
England median daily rate £450 £460 £418
% change year-on-year -2.17% +10.18% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Median hourly rate - £43.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +92.00% -43.75%
England 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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,992 7,488 9,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.43% 18.15% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,017 5,263 6,820
Median daily rate £480 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% -1.04% +2.13%
10th Percentile £201 £181 £205
90th Percentile £650 £653 £650
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 206 329
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +7.69% -7.82%
10th Percentile £15.84 £12.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.42 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +4.48%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris in London.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in London

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris in London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris in London.

Hourly rate trend for Solaris in London

Solaris
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the London region over the 6 months to 14 July 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
Central London +120 6 £500 - 1
West London +50 1 £375 -30.23%
Solaris
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 33 (97.06%) Linux
2 27 (79.41%) Unix
3 23 (67.65%) Oracle
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 15 (44.12%) Java
5 15 (44.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (41.18%) ITIL
6 14 (41.18%) Sybase
6 14 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 14 (41.18%) Shell Script
7 12 (35.29%) Finance
7 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (32.35%) VMware
9 10 (29.41%) Perl
9 10 (29.41%) Ansible
9 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (26.47%) High Availability
10 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
11 8 (23.53%) Splunk
11 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
11 8 (23.53%) IBM
11 8 (23.53%) Spring
11 8 (23.53%) Replication
12 7 (20.59%) Banking
12 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
12 7 (20.59%) DNS
12 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (20.59%) Puppet

Solaris
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (17.65%) Confluence
1 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) GCP
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) BGP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database 12c
2 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (14.71%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) Power BI
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (11.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Sybase Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Data Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) DBA
8 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Spring
2 6 (17.65%) Middleware
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (14.71%) REST
3 5 (14.71%) Spring Boot
4 3 (8.82%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (8.82%) JMS
4 3 (8.82%) LDAP
5 2 (5.88%) OpenFin
5 2 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.94%) .NET
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.94%) Kafka
6 1 (2.94%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Replication
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Private Cloud
3 4 (11.76%) Derivative
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (97.06%) Linux
2 27 (79.41%) Unix
3 15 (44.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Windows
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.88%) VMS
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (26.47%) High Availability
5 6 (17.65%) DevOps
5 6 (17.65%) Microservices
5 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 6 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
6 5 (14.71%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (14.71%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (14.71%) Strategic Roadmap
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) ETL
8 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) Shell Script
4 10 (29.41%) Perl
5 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
7 4 (11.76%) C#
8 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.82%) Python
9 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) CCIE
1 1 (2.94%) CCSA
1 1 (2.94%) CCSP
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.94%) MCSE
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
2 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (17.65%) Squid
3 6 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.88%) Docker
5 2 (5.88%) Firmware
6 1 (2.94%) NFS
6 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.94%) Samba
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Ansible
2 7 (20.59%) Puppet
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (17.65%) Cacti
3 6 (17.65%) Data Guard
3 6 (17.65%) Nagios
3 6 (17.65%) Opsview
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.88%) yum
7 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (2.94%) Grafana
7 1 (2.94%) Kibana
7 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.94%) QRadar
7 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 14 (41.18%) Sybase
3 11 (32.35%) VMware
4 8 (23.53%) IBM
4 8 (23.53%) Splunk
5 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
6 5 (14.71%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Murex
7 2 (5.88%) Refinitiv
7 2 (5.88%) Sun
7 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
7 2 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.94%) Qualys
8 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow