The median contractor rate for a Solaris Administrator was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solaris Administrator
UK
Rank 569 607 607
Rank change year-on-year +38 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Administrator 24 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.070% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.073% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 15
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £340 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +13.89% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Solaris Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Solaris Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris Administrator in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solaris Administrator.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris Administrator in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris Administrator over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris Administrator in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris Administrator in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 22 £415 +10.66% 2
South East +18 14 £370 +5.71% 1
Surrey +18 12 - -
Epsom - 8 - -
North West +29 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
London +31 2 £340 -28.42% 1
Scotland +17 2 - -
Edinburgh +13 2 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 £425 -
West Midlands +11 1 £450 +24.13%
Sheffield +2 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire 0 1 £425 -
East Midlands -5 1 £420 +5.00%
Derbyshire -9 1 £420 +5.00%
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 £370 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Derby - 1 £420 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1

Solaris Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Solaris Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Solaris Administrator in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Solaris
2 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 30 (71.43%) Unix
3 29 (69.05%) Oracle
4 26 (61.90%) Sun
5 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
6 22 (52.38%) Veritas
6 22 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (47.62%) SAN
7 20 (47.62%) NAS
8 18 (42.86%) Veritas File System
8 18 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 17 (40.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (38.10%) High Availability
10 16 (38.10%) NetApp
10 16 (38.10%) Finance
11 14 (33.33%) Change Management
12 13 (30.95%) NFS
13 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
13 10 (23.81%) VMware
13 10 (23.81%) Brocade
14 9 (21.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 8 (19.05%) SSH
15 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
15 8 (19.05%) Nagios
15 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (19.05%) Symantec
15 8 (19.05%) FTP
15 8 (19.05%) IBM
15 8 (19.05%) Capacity Management

Solaris Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) SAS
1 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) NAS
1 20 (47.62%) SAN
2 8 (19.05%) FTP
2 8 (19.05%) SSH
3 7 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 5 (11.90%) DNS
4 5 (11.90%) Internet
4 5 (11.90%) LDAP
5 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.38%) Broadband
6 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (16.67%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Solaris
2 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 30 (71.43%) Unix
3 22 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (16.67%) HPUX
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.38%) SUSE
7 1 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) High Availability
2 14 (33.33%) Change Management
3 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 8 (19.05%) Capacity Management
4 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (16.67%) Change Control
5 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
9 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.38%) ERP
9 1 (2.38%) Network Design
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.38%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
1 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 18 (42.86%) Veritas File System
2 13 (30.95%) NFS
3 8 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (9.52%) vSphere
5 3 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 8 (19.05%) Nagios
2 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
3 7 (16.67%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Oracle
2 26 (61.90%) Sun
3 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 22 (52.38%) Veritas
5 16 (38.10%) NetApp
6 10 (23.81%) Brocade
6 10 (23.81%) VMware
7 8 (19.05%) IBM
7 8 (19.05%) Symantec
8 5 (11.90%) CommVault
8 5 (11.90%) EMC
9 3 (7.14%) HP
9 3 (7.14%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (4.76%) SAP
11 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.38%) Cisco
11 1 (2.38%) Juniper
11 1 (2.38%) Open-E
11 1 (2.38%) Reuters
11 1 (2.38%) Synology
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