The median contractor rate for a Solaris Systems Administrator was £410 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 System Administrator
UK
Rank 576 626 613
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Solaris Systems Administrator 17 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.034% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.036% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
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 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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris Systems Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solaris Systems Administrator in the UK

Solaris Systems Administrator
Top 19 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 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 +32 16 £410 -3.52% 1
South East +25 9 £370 -17.77% 1
Surrey +14 7 - -
Epsom - 7 - -
North West +29 3 £410 -
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
London +34 2 £340 -28.42%
Scotland +20 1 - -
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 £425 -
West Midlands +12 1 £450 +20.00%
Sheffield +2 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire 0 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 £370 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1

Solaris Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 21 (100.00%) Solaris
2 17 (80.95%) Unix
3 16 (76.19%) Linux
4 14 (66.67%) Oracle
4 14 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 13 (61.90%) Veritas
6 11 (52.38%) Sun
6 11 (52.38%) Veritas File System
7 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (47.62%) NAS
7 10 (47.62%) SAN
7 10 (47.62%) Finance
8 9 (42.86%) Change Management
8 9 (42.86%) High Availability
9 8 (38.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (33.33%) Legal
10 7 (33.33%) NetBackup
10 7 (33.33%) Symantec
10 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
10 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (33.33%) Change Control
11 5 (23.81%) EMC
12 4 (19.05%) IBM
12 4 (19.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (19.05%) Migration
13 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
13 3 (14.29%) Clustering
13 3 (14.29%) Shell Script

Solaris Systems 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) NAS
1 10 (47.62%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Broadband
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Solaris
2 17 (80.95%) Unix
3 16 (76.19%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Change Management
1 9 (42.86%) High Availability
2 7 (33.33%) Change Control
2 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Python
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Veritas File System
2 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (14.29%) NFS
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.76%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
1 14 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 13 (61.90%) Veritas
3 11 (52.38%) Sun
4 7 (33.33%) Symantec
5 5 (23.81%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 1 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco
8 1 (4.76%) CommVault
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) Reuters
8 1 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (4.76%) VMware
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