Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 495 426
Rank change year-on-year +33 -69 -141
Contract jobs citing Solaris 129 380 576
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 2.05% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 202 345
Median daily rate £454 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +10.12% -1.18%
10th Percentile £318 £326 £319
90th Percentile £613 £668 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -6.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 16
Median hourly rate - £43.20 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.35% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +41.13% +90.42%

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 8,153 18,564 21,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.76% 20.09% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,973 11,720 13,418
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £156 £183
90th Percentile £625 £625 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £392
% change year-on-year - +2.15% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 1,173 1,448
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%

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 2 July 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
Top 16 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 2 July 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 +68 112 £452 -2.80% 14
UK excluding London +44 89 £423 -6.11% 12
London +132 34 £470 -6.00% 4
North of England +65 24 £350 -24.32% 2
Midlands +79 23 £463 +2.78% 1
South East +114 17 £425 -10.53% 4
West Midlands +52 14 £475 +5.56% 1
Work from Home +17 14 £500 +42.86% 1
Yorkshire +83 13 £325 -23.53% 1
North West +42 11 £350 -26.32% 1
Scotland +46 9 £400 -23.81%
East Midlands +57 7 £450 -11.76%
South West +30 7 £525 +16.67% 1
East of England +26 5 £485 +18.36% 2
Northern Ireland +18 3 £400 -
Wales - 1 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 95 (73.64%) Linux
2 72 (55.81%) Oracle
3 71 (55.04%) Unix
4 46 (35.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (34.88%) Oracle Database
5 45 (34.88%) Windows
6 44 (34.11%) Red Hat
7 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (25.58%) Migration
8 33 (25.58%) VMware
9 32 (24.81%) SQL
10 29 (22.48%) DevOps
11 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (20.93%) Finance
13 24 (18.60%) Shell Script
13 24 (18.60%) Java
14 23 (17.83%) Ansible
14 23 (17.83%) Oracle Database 12c
14 23 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (17.05%) ITIL
15 22 (17.05%) Scrum
16 21 (16.28%) Security Cleared
16 21 (16.28%) AWS
17 20 (15.50%) Jenkins
17 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
18 19 (14.73%) DNS
18 19 (14.73%) SLA
18 19 (14.73%) High Availability
19 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
19 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared

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 17 (13.18%) Confluence
2 15 (11.63%) Tomcat
2 15 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.65%) Apache
4 4 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.33%) IIS
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.33%) SAP Portal
6 2 (1.55%) JBoss
6 2 (1.55%) nginx
6 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.55%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.78%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.28%) AWS
2 14 (10.85%) Azure
3 7 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.33%) Office 365
4 3 (2.33%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.55%) GCP
5 2 (1.55%) IaaS
5 2 (1.55%) PaaS
5 2 (1.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) DNS
2 17 (13.18%) Firewall
3 12 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.98%) FTP
4 9 (6.98%) SSL
5 8 (6.20%) LAN
5 8 (6.20%) WAN
6 6 (4.65%) HTTP
6 6 (4.65%) Internet
6 6 (4.65%) IPsec
6 6 (4.65%) SAN
7 4 (3.10%) DHCP
7 4 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.10%) SMTP
7 4 (3.10%) tcpdump
7 4 (3.10%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.33%) VPN
9 2 (1.55%) BGP
9 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.88%) Oracle Database
2 23 (17.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
4 17 (13.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (10.08%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (6.20%) RDBMS
7 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
8 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.88%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (3.88%) Sybase ASE
10 4 (3.10%) MySQL
11 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (2.33%) OLTP
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.85%) JIRA
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (4.65%) Maven
5 5 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.88%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.88%) JUnit
5 5 (3.88%) Subversion
6 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.33%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.55%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.55%) Selenium
8 2 (1.55%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.78%) GitLab
9 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.78%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (20.93%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Banking
3 7 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (16.28%) Administrator
1 21 (16.28%) Unix Engineer
2 20 (15.50%) DBA
3 18 (13.95%) Oracle DBA
4 15 (11.63%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Architect
5 13 (10.08%) Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Solaris Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.20%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) Unix Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) Middleware
2 9 (6.98%) LDAP
2 9 (6.98%) Spring
3 7 (5.43%) REST
4 5 (3.88%) .NET
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (3.88%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.10%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.33%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.33%) JMS
6 3 (2.33%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.33%) SAP PI
6 3 (2.33%) WireMock
7 2 (1.55%) J2EE
7 2 (1.55%) SOAP
7 2 (1.55%) Web Services
7 2 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.53%) Clustering
3 11 (8.53%) Private Cloud
4 9 (6.98%) Replication
5 8 (6.20%) Wiki
6 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.10%) CESG
8 4 (3.10%) Derivative
8 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.10%) PKI
8 4 (3.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.55%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.78%) AS400
10 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Licensing
10 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (73.64%) Linux
2 71 (55.04%) Unix
3 46 (35.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (34.88%) Windows
5 12 (9.30%) AIX
5 12 (9.30%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.75%) CentOS
7 8 (6.20%) SUSE
8 5 (3.88%) HPUX
8 5 (3.88%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.88%) VMS
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.58%) Migration
3 29 (22.48%) DevOps
4 23 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (17.05%) ITIL
5 22 (17.05%) Scrum
6 19 (14.73%) High Availability
7 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.98%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.98%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (6.20%) Microservices
11 8 (6.20%) Server Building
11 8 (6.20%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.43%) ETL
12 7 (5.43%) Project Delivery
12 7 (5.43%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) SQL
2 24 (18.60%) Java
2 24 (18.60%) Shell Script
3 18 (13.95%) Perl
4 12 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.98%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.43%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.43%) Python
7 4 (3.10%) C#
7 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.33%) ABAP
8 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.55%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.55%) Korn
9 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) C
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) COBOL
10 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) CEH
3 4 (3.10%) CREST Certified
3 4 (3.10%) Degree
3 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) GIAC
4 3 (2.33%) CISSP
4 3 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.55%) CCIE
5 2 (1.55%) CCSA
5 2 (1.55%) CCSP
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.73%) SLA
2 8 (6.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.55%) QA
5 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.40%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (10.85%) Docker
3 14 (10.85%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.65%) Squid
6 4 (3.10%) Snort
7 3 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (2.33%) Firmware
7 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.33%) vSphere
8 2 (1.55%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (1.55%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
9 1 (0.78%) Samba
9 1 (0.78%) SRDF
9 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (17.83%) Ansible
2 17 (13.18%) Puppet
3 15 (11.63%) Data Guard
4 14 (10.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (9.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (6.20%) Nagios
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (4.65%) Cacti
7 6 (4.65%) Control-M
7 6 (4.65%) Opsview
8 4 (3.10%) Kubernetes
8 4 (3.10%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.10%) Terraform
9 3 (2.33%) Grafana
9 3 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.33%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.33%) SCCM
9 3 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 72 (55.81%) Oracle
2 44 (34.11%) Red Hat
3 33 (25.58%) VMware
4 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.18%) Sun
4 17 (13.18%) Sybase
5 15 (11.63%) IBM
6 11 (8.53%) HP
7 10 (7.75%) Cisco
7 10 (7.75%) Splunk
8 9 (6.98%) CommVault
9 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.43%) F5
11 6 (4.65%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.65%) SAP
12 4 (3.10%) EMC
12 4 (3.10%) NetApp
12 4 (3.10%) Remedy
12 4 (3.10%) TIBCO
12 4 (3.10%) Veritas