The median contractor rate for a Solaris Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 System Administrator
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 619 621
Rank change year-on-year +28 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Systems Administrator 19 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.059% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.063% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 18
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £254 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -20.58% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solaris Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris Systems Administrator in the UK

Solaris Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris Systems Administrator in the UK

Solaris Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris Systems Administrator in the UK

Solaris Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris Systems Administrator in the UK

Solaris Systems Administrator
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +30 16 £375 -11.76%
South East +31 8 £356 -20.83%
West Sussex - 4 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +77 3 £313 +39.11%
North East +74 3 £313 +39.11%
Tyne and Wear +74 3 £313 +39.11%
Scotland +28 3 - -
Edinburgh +10 3 - -
London +1 3 £446 -0.83%
Hampshire - 2 £500 -
Portsmouth - 2 £500 -
Surrey +8 1 £425 -5.55%
Derby - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £420 -
Preston - 1 £420 -
Camberley - 1 £425 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 £420 -

Solaris Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Solaris Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Solaris
2 23 (63.89%) Unix
3 22 (61.11%) Linux
4 21 (58.33%) Oracle
5 17 (47.22%) Veritas
5 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
5 17 (47.22%) High Availability
6 14 (38.89%) Sun
7 12 (33.33%) NetBackup
7 12 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (30.56%) Veritas File System
8 11 (30.56%) SAN
9 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (25.00%) NAS
10 9 (25.00%) Change Management
11 8 (22.22%) Perl
11 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
11 8 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (19.44%) Change Control
12 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (19.44%) Legal
12 7 (19.44%) Symantec
12 7 (19.44%) Clustering
12 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
13 6 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (16.67%) Apache
13 6 (16.67%) Tomcat
13 6 (16.67%) EMC

Solaris Systems 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
1 6 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) iPlanet
2 3 (8.33%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) HiPortfolio
1 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.78%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) NAS
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) DNS
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) Broadband
6 1 (2.78%) DHCP
6 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Legal
3 3 (8.33%) Local Government
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Clustering
1 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Solaris
2 23 (63.89%) Unix
3 22 (61.11%) Linux
4 12 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) AIX
5 4 (11.11%) SUSE
6 3 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) High Availability
2 9 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 7 (19.44%) Change Control
4 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Network Design
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) ERP
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL
8 1 (2.78%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Server Building
8 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Perl
2 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
2 5 (13.89%) Korn
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Veritas File System
2 10 (27.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (11.11%) NFS
4 4 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.78%) Samba
6 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Oracle
2 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
2 17 (47.22%) Veritas
3 14 (38.89%) Sun
4 7 (19.44%) Symantec
5 6 (16.67%) EMC
6 5 (13.89%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (8.33%) F5
9 2 (5.56%) SAP
10 1 (2.78%) CyberArk
10 1 (2.78%) Dell
10 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.78%) Northgate
10 1 (2.78%) Splunk
10 1 (2.78%) VMware