Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solaris Administrator was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Solaris Administrator
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 788 818
Rank change year-on-year -39 +30 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Administrator 44 111 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.11% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 90 44
UK median daily rate £383 £365 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -0.48% -2.20%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £305
90th Percentile £493 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +39.09% -24.14% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

Solaris Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Solaris Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris Administrator in the UK

Solaris Administrator
Top 12 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
England -20 40 £383 +12.50%
UK excluding London -16 34 £383 +39.09%
South East -10 16 £383 +39.09%
London +4 10 £393 -11.55%
North of England +68 8 £330 +13.79%
North East +58 4 £313 +14.86%
Scotland +10 4 £225 -47.06%
East Midlands - 4 £278 -
Midlands - 4 £278 -
North West +27 3 £466 +49.20%
South West +7 2 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -

Solaris Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 44 (100.00%) Solaris
2 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 34 (77.27%) Unix
3 28 (63.64%) Red Hat
4 20 (45.45%) Veritas
5 19 (43.18%) SAN
6 18 (40.91%) Oracle
7 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (36.36%) NetBackup
8 16 (36.36%) Sun
9 14 (31.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (29.55%) Finance
10 13 (29.55%) Migration
10 13 (29.55%) HP
11 12 (27.27%) NFS
11 12 (27.27%) Load Balancing
11 12 (27.27%) Brocade
12 11 (25.00%) Windows
12 11 (25.00%) AIX
12 11 (25.00%) NetApp
12 11 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (22.73%) Veritas File System
13 10 (22.73%) Perl
14 9 (20.45%) HPUX
14 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (20.45%) Performance Monitoring
15 8 (18.18%) High Availability
15 8 (18.18%) Apache
15 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
15 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP

Solaris Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (18.18%) Apache
1 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.64%) JBoss
3 5 (11.36%) iPlanet
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.27%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 11 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (18.18%) NAS
3 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.64%) DNS
5 5 (11.36%) Firewall
6 3 (6.82%) LDAP
6 3 (6.82%) SSH
7 2 (4.55%) FTP
7 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.27%) DHCP
8 1 (2.27%) FCoE
8 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Legal
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) J2EE
2 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (15.91%) Clustering
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Solaris
2 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 34 (77.27%) Unix
3 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (25.00%) AIX
4 11 (25.00%) Windows
5 9 (20.45%) HPUX
6 8 (18.18%) SUSE
7 3 (6.82%) CentOS
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Migration
2 12 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 9 (20.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (18.18%) High Availability
5 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.09%) ITIL
7 3 (6.82%) Benchmarking
7 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.82%) Change Management
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security
7 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.82%) QMS
7 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
7 3 (6.82%) Server Hardening
8 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Perl
2 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.64%) Korn
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) Bourne shell
5 3 (6.82%) AWK
5 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.82%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) C-shell
7 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) OCP
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) OCA
4 3 (6.82%) RHCE
4 3 (6.82%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (27.27%) NFS
3 10 (22.73%) Veritas File System
4 7 (15.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.09%) Samba
6 3 (6.82%) GlusterFS
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (2.27%) Firmware
8 1 (2.27%) iptables
8 1 (2.27%) OpenAM
8 1 (2.27%) Sendmail
8 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (11.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.09%) Puppet
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (4.55%) Ansible
6 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.55%) SnapMirror
6 2 (4.55%) SnapVault
6 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Cacti
7 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 20 (45.45%) Veritas
3 18 (40.91%) Oracle
4 16 (36.36%) Sun
5 13 (29.55%) HP
6 12 (27.27%) Brocade
7 11 (25.00%) NetApp
8 8 (18.18%) EMC
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.18%) Symantec
9 7 (15.91%) Cisco
10 5 (11.36%) F5
10 5 (11.36%) VMware
11 4 (9.09%) IBM
12 3 (6.82%) StorageTek
13 2 (4.55%) CyberArk
13 2 (4.55%) Splunk
14 1 (2.27%) ForgeRock
14 1 (2.27%) Open-E
14 1 (2.27%) Synology