Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Solaris skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solaris over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Sun Microsystems Solaris
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 436 524 469
Rank change year-on-year +88 -55 -136
Contract jobs citing Solaris 132 272 504
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 1.57% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 172 311
Median daily rate £425 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +2.15% +9.41%
10th Percentile £242 £306 £325
90th Percentile £510 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £35.50 £52.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.38% +195.77% -52.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £39.88 £16.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £53.75 £50.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +200.00% -57.83%

Solaris is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,963 17,346 21,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 21.12% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,153 10,646 13,526
Median daily rate £430 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% -
10th Percentile £160 £143 £163
90th Percentile £613 £600 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -3.23% -0.13% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 1,311 1,489
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% +2.29% -

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solaris.

Daily rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solaris.

Hourly rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solaris within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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 +126 110 £425 -10.53% 26
UK excluding London +117 75 £400 -11.11% 18
London +127 44 £425 -10.53% 8
North of England +73 36 £275 -42.11% 5
Work from Home -127 25 £425 +4.94% 5
Yorkshire +58 20 £265 -47.00% 3
North West +41 16 £420 -11.58% 1
South East +151 14 £418 -3.24% 2
Scotland +47 14 £398 -21.29%
Midlands +56 5 £500 +35.14% 6
West Midlands +42 5 £500 +53.85% 2
East of England +68 3 £340 +4.62% 1
South West +80 2 £438 -15.05% 2
Wales +29 1 £500 +17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Solaris.

1 106 (80.30%) Linux
2 67 (50.76%) Oracle
3 58 (43.94%) Unix
3 58 (43.94%) Windows
4 55 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 34 (25.76%) SQL
7 33 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 30 (22.73%) VMware
9 29 (21.97%) Active Directory
9 29 (21.97%) Oracle Database
10 28 (21.21%) Puppet
11 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
13 24 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 23 (17.42%) Migration
15 22 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (16.67%) Perl
15 22 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (16.67%) Bash Shell
16 21 (15.91%) CentOS
16 21 (15.91%) Sun
17 20 (15.15%) PL/SQL
17 20 (15.15%) Python
18 19 (14.39%) ITIL
19 18 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
19 18 (13.64%) IBM
19 18 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
19 18 (13.64%) Finance
19 18 (13.64%) Ansible

Solaris
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 11 (8.33%) IIS
2 7 (5.30%) Apache
2 7 (5.30%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.03%) nginx
4 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.76%) MTS
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (9.85%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Azure
1 11 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (8.33%) PaaS
2 10 (7.58%) IaaS
2 10 (7.58%) SaaS
3 8 (6.06%) AWS
3 8 (6.06%) Office 365
4 6 (4.55%) GitHub
5 3 (2.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.76%) npm
6 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) DNS
2 12 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.33%) SAN
4 10 (7.58%) Firewall
5 9 (6.82%) DHCP
5 9 (6.82%) LAN
5 9 (6.82%) VPN
5 9 (6.82%) WAN
6 8 (6.06%) DMZ
7 6 (4.55%) SSH
7 6 (4.55%) SSL
8 4 (3.03%) DECnet
8 4 (3.03%) FDDI
8 4 (3.03%) Internet
8 4 (3.03%) IPX
8 4 (3.03%) IPX/SPX
8 4 (3.03%) MPLS
8 4 (3.03%) NetScreen
8 4 (3.03%) VLAN
8 4 (3.03%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.97%) Oracle Database
2 18 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (10.61%) MySQL
4 12 (9.09%) MariaDB
5 10 (7.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (3.79%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (3.03%) Big Data
9 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.03%) GIS
10 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.52%) DB2
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Toad
2 8 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 3 (2.27%) Subversion
6 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.52%) Maven
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.52%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.52%) TestRail
7 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.76%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.76%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.76%) Gradle
7 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.76%) JUnit
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.27%) Legal
5 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.52%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Front Office
6 2 (1.52%) Military
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (15.91%) DBA
1 21 (15.91%) Oracle DBA
2 17 (12.88%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (10.61%) Administrator
4 11 (8.33%) Architect
4 11 (8.33%) Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 8 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Developer
9 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared DBA
9 6 (4.55%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.79%) Operations Support Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Solaris Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.79%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) Software Packaging
2 9 (6.82%) Middleware
3 8 (6.06%) Anaconda
3 8 (6.06%) LDAP
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (3.79%) REST
4 5 (3.79%) RESTful
5 3 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.52%) JDBC
6 2 (1.52%) LAMP
6 2 (1.52%) Spring
6 2 (1.52%) Web Services
6 2 (1.52%) XSLT
6 2 (1.52%) YAML
7 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.76%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.76%) jQuery
7 1 (0.76%) JSON
7 1 (0.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.79%) Clustering
5 5 (3.79%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.03%) PKI
6 4 (3.03%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.27%) AS400
7 3 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (2.27%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.52%) EFT
8 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (1.52%) Robotics
9 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 106 (80.30%) Linux
2 58 (43.94%) Unix
2 58 (43.94%) Windows
3 55 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (15.91%) CentOS
5 17 (12.88%) AIX
5 17 (12.88%) Debian
6 13 (9.85%) Windows Server
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.79%) Fedora
8 5 (3.79%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (3.03%) HPUX
9 4 (3.03%) NetWare
9 4 (3.03%) VMS
9 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.42%) Migration
3 19 (14.39%) ITIL
4 15 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.09%) Information Security
6 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.33%) DevOps
7 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (6.82%) High Availability
8 9 (6.82%) Patch Management
8 9 (6.82%) SIEM
8 9 (6.82%) SOA
8 9 (6.82%) Storage Management
8 9 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (6.06%) Information Management
9 8 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (6.06%) Technology Roadmap
9 8 (6.06%) Ticket Management
10 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.76%) SQL
2 22 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 22 (16.67%) Perl
3 20 (15.15%) PL/SQL
3 20 (15.15%) Python
4 15 (11.36%) PowerShell
5 14 (10.61%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.58%) C
7 7 (5.30%) Java
8 4 (3.03%) Korn
9 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.52%) AWK
10 2 (1.52%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.76%) C-shell
11 1 (0.76%) ES6
11 1 (0.76%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.76%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.61%) Degree
4 6 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.52%) CCSP
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.52%) CISM
5 2 (1.52%) CISSP
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.52%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.52%) GCFA
5 2 (1.52%) GCIA
5 2 (1.52%) GCIH
6 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.76%) OCP
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) SLA
2 8 (6.06%) NIST
3 5 (3.79%) GDPR
4 3 (2.27%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.52%) COBIT
5 2 (1.52%) QA
6 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.76%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 29 (21.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (6.82%) Firmware
6 8 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (3.03%) Docker
9 3 (2.27%) GlusterFS
9 3 (2.27%) Samba
9 3 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.52%) vSphere
11 1 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.76%) KVM
11 1 (0.76%) SRDF
11 1 (0.76%) Xen
11 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (21.21%) Puppet
2 22 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (13.64%) Ansible
4 16 (12.12%) Data Guard
5 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.79%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (3.03%) Avamar
8 4 (3.03%) Control-M
8 4 (3.03%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.03%) WSUS
9 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (2.27%) Terraform
10 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 67 (50.76%) Oracle
2 44 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 30 (22.73%) VMware
4 26 (19.70%) Microsoft
5 21 (15.91%) Sun
6 18 (13.64%) IBM
7 14 (10.61%) Citrix
8 10 (7.58%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (6.82%) HP
9 9 (6.82%) NetApp
10 8 (6.06%) ServiceNow
10 8 (6.06%) Splunk
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco
12 5 (3.79%) EMC
12 5 (3.79%) Remedy
13 4 (3.03%) Avaya
13 4 (3.03%) Juniper
13 4 (3.03%) Novell
13 4 (3.03%) Sybase
13 4 (3.03%) Veritas