Period
to 18 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 538 501 511
Rank change year-on-year -37 +10 -57
Contract jobs citing Solaris 157 145 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.75% 1.46% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 104 205
10th Percentile £310 £313 £336
25th Percentile £384 £381 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year - -5.26% +14.46%
75th Percentile £518 £525 £563
90th Percentile £588 £613 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
10th Percentile £47.08 " £41.36
25th Percentile £48.31 " £41.51
Median hourly rate £49.50 - £43.20
75th Percentile £50.50 " £45.35
90th Percentile £51.40 " £46.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 - -

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 8,975 9,908 18,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 20.04% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,908 6,416 11,966
10th Percentile £185 £143 £156
25th Percentile £338 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £549 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 751 1,068
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.68 £13.82 £12.89
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year - +4.48% -0.06%
75th Percentile £43.75 £23.50 £29.31
90th Percentile £58.71 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.22% +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 18 May 2021.

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
Top 15 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 May 2021. 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 -20 121 £450 -0.44% 15
UK excluding London +8 67 £400 -5.88% 16
London -13 61 £499 +6.12% 2
Work from Home -225 47 £450 +7.14% 4
Scotland -9 18 £400 +14.29% 3
Midlands -11 15 £400 -8.57% 2
South East +27 14 £388 -12.92% 5
North of England +20 13 £450 +22.28% 5
East Midlands +8 8 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -7 7 £400 -1.54% 2
North West +6 6 £450 +22.28% 3
South West +38 5 - -
Yorkshire +22 4 £413 +26.92% 2
East of England +23 3 £450 -7.22% 1
North East - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 124 (78.98%) Linux
2 88 (56.05%) Oracle
3 60 (38.22%) Windows
4 58 (36.94%) Red Hat
4 58 (36.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (36.31%) Unix
6 56 (35.67%) VMware
7 40 (25.48%) AIX
8 36 (22.93%) Migration
9 35 (22.29%) Data Centre
10 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
11 33 (21.02%) Ansible
12 32 (20.38%) Shell Script
13 31 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (19.75%) AWS
14 28 (17.83%) SQL
15 27 (17.20%) Azure
16 26 (16.56%) EMC
16 26 (16.56%) SAN
17 25 (15.92%) Python
17 25 (15.92%) Oracle Database
17 25 (15.92%) Social Skills
18 24 (15.29%) Windows Server
18 24 (15.29%) Finance
19 23 (14.65%) Perl
20 21 (13.38%) Oracle RAC
21 20 (12.74%) SC Cleared
21 20 (12.74%) IBM
21 20 (12.74%) Clustering
21 20 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 10 (6.37%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.46%) Apache
3 6 (3.82%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.18%) Confluence
4 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.91%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.64%) JBoss
7 1 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.75%) AWS
2 27 (17.20%) Azure
3 15 (9.55%) PaaS
4 14 (8.92%) GCP
4 14 (8.92%) IaaS
5 12 (7.64%) GitHub
6 10 (6.37%) SaaS
7 7 (4.46%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.55%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.91%) Apigee
10 2 (1.27%) npm
10 2 (1.27%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.56%) SAN
2 16 (10.19%) Firewall
3 11 (7.01%) DNS
3 11 (7.01%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.37%) NAS
5 9 (5.73%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (4.46%) Internet
6 7 (4.46%) Kerberos
7 6 (3.82%) LAN
7 6 (3.82%) VLAN
7 6 (3.82%) WAN
8 5 (3.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (3.18%) FCoE
8 5 (3.18%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.18%) Multicast
9 4 (2.55%) DHCP
9 4 (2.55%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.64%) DMZ
10 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.92%) Oracle Database
2 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (5.10%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.55%) HBase
8 4 (2.55%) MySQL
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (1.91%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (1.27%) Big Data
10 2 (1.27%) DB2
11 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (8.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.73%) JIRA
2 9 (5.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.10%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.82%) Maven
5 5 (3.18%) Gradle
5 5 (3.18%) Subversion
6 4 (2.55%) GitLab
7 2 (1.27%) AppScan
7 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.27%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.27%) Grunt
7 2 (1.27%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.64%) ProC
8 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 25 (15.92%) Social Skills
2 24 (15.29%) Finance
3 14 (8.92%) Banking
4 10 (6.37%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.73%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.46%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.55%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.27%) Back Office
10 2 (1.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (26.75%) Architect
2 19 (12.10%) Administrator
3 16 (10.19%) Unix Engineer
4 15 (9.55%) DBA
4 15 (9.55%) Oracle DBA
5 14 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.01%) Data Centre Architect
6 11 (7.01%) Solaris Engineer
6 11 (7.01%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.37%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (6.37%) Unix Administrator
8 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.10%) VMware Architect
9 7 (4.46%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.46%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.82%) Consultant
10 6 (3.82%) Migration Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Solaris Administrator
10 6 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.83%) LDAP
2 10 (6.37%) Middleware
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 9 (5.73%) REST
4 6 (3.82%) LAMP
5 4 (2.55%) J2EE
6 3 (1.91%) JDBC
6 3 (1.91%) SOAP
6 3 (1.91%) Web Services
7 2 (1.27%) JSON
7 2 (1.27%) ODBC
7 2 (1.27%) Velocity
8 1 (0.64%) .NET
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) HTML
8 1 (0.64%) JMS
8 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.29%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.74%) Clustering
3 9 (5.73%) Replication
4 8 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.82%) EMC VNX
6 5 (3.18%) AS400
6 5 (3.18%) Internet of Things
6 5 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.55%) CMDB
8 3 (1.91%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.91%) PKI
8 3 (1.91%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.27%) HACMP
9 2 (1.27%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
10 1 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (78.98%) Linux
2 60 (38.22%) Windows
3 58 (36.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (36.31%) Unix
5 40 (25.48%) AIX
6 24 (15.29%) Windows Server
7 18 (11.46%) HPUX
8 10 (6.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 9 (5.73%) CentOS
10 7 (4.46%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.46%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.82%) SUSE
12 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.27%) VMS
14 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.64%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.93%) Migration
2 20 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (12.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (11.46%) ITIL
5 14 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.28%) High Availability
6 13 (8.28%) Project Management
7 12 (7.64%) DevOps
7 12 (7.64%) Storage Management
8 11 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure as Code
9 10 (6.37%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.37%) Service Management
9 10 (6.37%) TOGAF
10 9 (5.73%) Change Management
10 9 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.73%) Security Hardening
11 8 (5.10%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.38%) Shell Script
2 28 (17.83%) SQL
3 25 (15.92%) Python
4 23 (14.65%) Perl
5 18 (11.46%) Java
6 16 (10.19%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.01%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.73%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.46%) AWK
9 7 (4.46%) Korn
10 6 (3.82%) Ruby
11 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.55%) Bourne shell
12 4 (2.55%) C#
13 3 (1.91%) Groovy
13 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.27%) C
15 1 (0.64%) ABAP
15 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) RHCE
3 8 (5.10%) RHCSA
4 6 (3.82%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (3.82%) Degree
4 6 (3.82%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (2.55%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) GDPR
2 7 (4.46%) NIST
3 5 (3.18%) HIPAA
3 5 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.91%) SLA
6 2 (1.27%) FISMA
7 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 31 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.38%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (9.55%) Docker
3 15 (9.55%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (7.64%) Active Directory
5 11 (7.01%) NFS
6 8 (5.10%) SRDF
6 8 (5.10%) Veritas File System
7 7 (4.46%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.18%) KVM
8 5 (3.18%) Xen
9 4 (2.55%) GlusterFS
10 3 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.27%) vSphere
12 1 (0.64%) Firmware
12 1 (0.64%) Samba
12 1 (0.64%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 33 (21.02%) Ansible
2 18 (11.46%) Terraform
3 14 (8.92%) Kubernetes
3 14 (8.92%) Red Hat Satellite
4 13 (8.28%) Puppet
5 11 (7.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (7.01%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (6.37%) Data Guard
7 8 (5.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 7 (4.46%) Control-M
9 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (3.82%) SELinux
9 6 (3.82%) vRealize
10 5 (3.18%) BladeLogic
10 5 (3.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (3.18%) Tivoli
10 5 (3.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 4 (2.55%) NetBackup
11 4 (2.55%) Netcool
11 4 (2.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (56.05%) Oracle
2 58 (36.94%) Red Hat
3 56 (35.67%) VMware
4 26 (16.56%) EMC
5 20 (12.74%) IBM
6 18 (11.46%) HP
6 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
7 16 (10.19%) Veritas
8 13 (8.28%) NetApp
9 12 (7.64%) Sun
10 9 (5.73%) Cisco
11 8 (5.10%) BMC
11 8 (5.10%) Sybase
12 7 (4.46%) Qualys
13 6 (3.82%) Splunk
14 5 (3.18%) 3PAR
14 5 (3.18%) Citrix
14 5 (3.18%) Google
14 5 (3.18%) SaltStack
14 5 (3.18%) SAP