Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solaris Systems Administrator was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 853 826
Rank change year-on-year -9 -27 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Systems Administrator 17 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.034% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.036% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 39
UK median daily rate £393 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £319 £225 £322
90th Percentile £519 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -16.67%
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Solaris Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 10 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 6 months to 20 November 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 +15 16 £393 -7.65%
UK excluding London +27 12 £356 -13.64%
South East +8 5 £338 -20.59%
London -24 5 £450 -
South West +12 3 £463 +15.63%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North of England +50 1 £513 +127.78%
Scotland -19 1 - -
North West - 1 £513 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (100.00%) Solaris
2 13 (76.47%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Unix
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (41.18%) NetBackup
5 6 (35.29%) High Availability
5 6 (35.29%) Sun
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) AIX
6 5 (29.41%) HPUX
6 5 (29.41%) Korn
6 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) JBoss
8 3 (17.65%) Apache
8 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco
8 3 (17.65%) IBM
8 3 (17.65%) Veritas
8 3 (17.65%) Clustering
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (11.76%) F5
9 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Data Migration

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 4 (23.53%) JBoss
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) iPlanet
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) HiPortfolio
1 1 (5.88%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Solaris
2 13 (76.47%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) Unix
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (29.41%) AIX
5 5 (29.41%) HPUX
6 2 (11.76%) SUSE
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.88%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
2 5 (29.41%) Korn
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
2 2 (11.76%) Samba
3 1 (5.88%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) Sun
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Brocade
6 1 (5.88%) CyberArk
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
6 1 (5.88%) Splunk
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) VMware