Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 501 392
Rank change year-on-year -27 -109 -88
Contract jobs citing Solaris 211 422 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.47% 2.07% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 243 357
UK median daily rate £450 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% +12.43%
10th Percentile £313 £355 £313
90th Percentile £635 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -6.94% +12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% -45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -56.25% -20.00%

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 14,380 20,410 20,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.73% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,857 12,773 13,197
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £138 £158 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,145 1,296 1,261
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -0.79% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.88%

Solaris
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solaris in the UK

Solaris
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 18 February 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 +13 185 £470 -6.00% 78
UK excluding London -28 145 £419 -6.94% 77
London +83 66 £488 -7.14% 9
North of England +85 61 £403 -26.82% 15
North West +57 40 £405 -29.57% 7
Midlands +43 27 £450 - 17
Yorkshire +64 21 £395 -12.22% 5
Scotland -37 19 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +35 17 £413 +14.58% 12
South West 0 16 £558 +21.59% 9
East of England -4 8 £485 -3.96% 5
South East +35 7 £408 -18.50% 22
East Midlands +26 7 £450 -10.00% 5
Northern Ireland +12 7 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 150 (71.09%) Linux
2 133 (63.03%) Unix
3 102 (48.34%) Oracle
4 71 (33.65%) Windows
5 57 (27.01%) SQL
6 54 (25.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (25.12%) Red Hat
8 51 (24.17%) Oracle Database
9 47 (22.27%) VMware
10 45 (21.33%) Security Cleared
11 43 (20.38%) Finance
12 42 (19.91%) Perl
13 39 (18.48%) Shell Script
14 38 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
16 35 (16.59%) Migration
17 34 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (14.69%) Java
19 29 (13.74%) DevOps
20 28 (13.27%) Oracle RMAN
20 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
21 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
22 25 (11.85%) ITIL
22 25 (11.85%) Python
22 25 (11.85%) Ansible
23 24 (11.37%) AWS
23 24 (11.37%) AIX
24 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
24 23 (10.90%) Banking

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 19 (9.00%) Confluence
2 16 (7.58%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.21%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.90%) Apache
5 4 (1.90%) IIS
6 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.42%) SAP Portal
6 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.95%) JBoss
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.47%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.47%) Minerva
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.37%) AWS
2 13 (6.16%) Azure
3 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.42%) IaaS
4 3 (1.42%) Office 365
4 3 (1.42%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.95%) GCP
5 2 (0.95%) GitHub
5 2 (0.95%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.95%) SaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.95%) SAN
2 12 (5.69%) DNS
3 11 (5.21%) Internet
3 11 (5.21%) NAS
4 7 (3.32%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (3.32%) FTP
5 6 (2.84%) DHCP
5 6 (2.84%) Firewall
5 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.84%) WAN
6 5 (2.37%) LAN
7 4 (1.90%) SSH
8 2 (0.95%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.47%) HTTP
9 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.47%) Multicast
9 1 (0.47%) SSL
9 1 (0.47%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.17%) Oracle Database
2 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 17 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (8.06%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.64%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (4.74%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (4.27%) PowerCenter
8 8 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.32%) MySQL
9 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.84%) Big Data
11 4 (1.90%) KDB
11 4 (1.90%) Kdb+
11 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.90%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 21 (9.95%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.58%) JIRA
3 7 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.32%) Subversion
4 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.90%) Gradle
4 4 (1.90%) JUnit
5 3 (1.42%) Maven
6 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.95%) EasyMock
6 2 (0.95%) ERwin
6 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.95%) Toad
6 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.47%) MSI
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.47%) Serena SBM
General
1 43 (20.38%) Finance
2 23 (10.90%) Banking
3 10 (4.74%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.42%) Military
7 2 (0.95%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (12.80%) Administrator
1 27 (12.80%) Architect
2 26 (12.32%) Developer
3 25 (11.85%) Unix Engineer
4 22 (10.43%) DBA
5 19 (9.00%) Oracle DBA
6 17 (8.06%) Solaris Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Analyst
9 12 (5.69%) Consultant
9 12 (5.69%) Solaris Administrator
10 11 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (4.74%) Storage Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.74%) Unix Administrator
12 9 (4.27%) Informatica Developer
12 9 (4.27%) Platform Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.69%) Middleware
2 11 (5.21%) REST
3 9 (4.27%) XML
4 7 (3.32%) Spring
5 6 (2.84%) LDAP
5 6 (2.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (2.84%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.42%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.42%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.42%) SAP PI
6 3 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.42%) Web Services
7 2 (0.95%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.95%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.95%) J2EE
7 2 (0.95%) SOAP
7 2 (0.95%) WireMock
8 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 20 (9.48%) Clustering
4 15 (7.11%) EMC VNX
5 10 (4.74%) Replication
6 8 (3.79%) Celerra
6 8 (3.79%) CLARiiON
6 8 (3.79%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.32%) Wiki
8 4 (1.90%) Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.42%) HACMP
9 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.95%) CMDB
10 2 (0.95%) LPAR
10 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.47%) Blog
11 1 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 150 (71.09%) Linux
2 133 (63.03%) Unix
3 71 (33.65%) Windows
4 54 (25.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (11.37%) AIX
6 14 (6.64%) CentOS
6 14 (6.64%) Windows Server
7 12 (5.69%) SUSE
8 9 (4.27%) Oracle Linux
8 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.32%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.84%) HPUX
10 6 (2.84%) zOS
11 5 (2.37%) VMS
11 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.59%) Migration
3 29 (13.74%) DevOps
4 25 (11.85%) ITIL
5 23 (10.90%) Change Management
6 21 (9.95%) Problem Management
7 20 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (9.48%) Technical Leadership
8 19 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (8.53%) High Availability
10 16 (7.58%) Configuration Management
11 14 (6.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 14 (6.64%) Scrum
12 12 (5.69%) Project Delivery
13 11 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (5.21%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.01%) SQL
2 42 (19.91%) Perl
3 39 (18.48%) Shell Script
4 31 (14.69%) Java
5 25 (11.85%) Python
6 14 (6.64%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.16%) C
7 13 (6.16%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.69%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.32%) C++
10 5 (2.37%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.90%) C#
11 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.42%) ABAP
12 3 (1.42%) AWK
12 3 (1.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.95%) C-shell
13 2 (0.95%) Korn
14 1 (0.47%) Ruby
14 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.79%) Degree
5 3 (1.42%) CISSP
6 2 (0.95%) CCNA
6 2 (0.95%) CCNP
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.95%) HND
6 2 (0.95%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.95%) VCAP
6 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.48%) SLA
2 9 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (2.37%) GDPR
4 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 34 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.48%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (7.58%) Docker
3 16 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (6.64%) Active Directory
5 11 (5.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 9 (4.27%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.79%) Firmware
8 6 (2.84%) vSphere
9 4 (1.90%) Squid
9 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.95%) NFS
11 2 (0.95%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 28 (13.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 25 (11.85%) Ansible
3 19 (9.00%) Data Guard
3 19 (9.00%) NetBackup
4 16 (7.58%) Puppet
5 10 (4.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (3.32%) Nagios
7 6 (2.84%) Control-M
7 6 (2.84%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (2.84%) SnapMirror
8 5 (2.37%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.90%) Cacti
9 4 (1.90%) Opsview
9 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.90%) Terraform
10 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (1.42%) PowerBroker
10 3 (1.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 102 (48.34%) Oracle
2 53 (25.12%) Red Hat
3 47 (22.27%) VMware
4 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.95%) EMC
5 21 (9.95%) HP
6 17 (8.06%) Cisco
7 15 (7.11%) Brocade
7 15 (7.11%) IBM
7 15 (7.11%) Sun
8 13 (6.16%) Sybase
9 12 (5.69%) Splunk
10 11 (5.21%) Informatica
10 11 (5.21%) NetApp
11 7 (3.32%) TIBCO
12 6 (2.84%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.84%) Dell
12 6 (2.84%) Veritas
13 5 (2.37%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.37%) DataCore