Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 552 450 505
Rank change year-on-year -102 +55 -52
Contract jobs citing Solaris 195 116 373
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 1.58% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 84 210
10th Percentile £300 £311 £325
25th Percentile £400 £372 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £452 £460
Median % change year-on-year -0.44% -1.74% +8.24%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £533
90th Percentile £588 £621 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £445 £450
% change year-on-year -7.87% -1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
10th Percentile £40.85 " £39.38
25th Percentile £46.25 £35.25 £41.51
Median hourly rate £49.00 £35.50 £45.10
Median % change year-on-year +38.03% -21.29% +45.48%
75th Percentile £50.00 £35.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £51.20 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £52.50

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 10,945 7,338 18,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 19.40% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,197 4,813 11,907
10th Percentile £185 £155 £155
25th Percentile £350 £310 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £472 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.77% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 445 1,143
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.85 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.00 £25.45 £34.38
90th Percentile £60.50 £48.02 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.47 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.07% +9.16% +0.44%

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 23 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Solaris over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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 -108 135 £450 -2.60% 19
London -74 77 £500 +6.38% 8
UK excluding London -68 76 £410 -7.87% 14
Work from Home -239 61 £463 +3.93% 4
Scotland -46 23 £418 +11.33% 3
North of England -20 21 £422 +20.65% 4
North West -16 12 £440 +25.71% 2
South East -36 11 £394 -11.52% 3
Midlands -48 9 £300 -36.84% 2
South West +5 8 £425 -23.77% 1
Yorkshire -20 7 £325 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -45 5 £300 -36.84% 2
East Midlands -22 4 £201 -64.27%
East of England -21 3 £450 -7.22% 1
Wales -6 2 £500 -
North East - 2 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 161 (82.56%) Linux
2 122 (62.56%) Oracle
3 90 (46.15%) Windows
4 77 (39.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (34.87%) Unix
6 67 (34.36%) Red Hat
7 64 (32.82%) VMware
8 57 (29.23%) AIX
9 54 (27.69%) EMC
10 51 (26.15%) Migration
10 51 (26.15%) Ansible
11 47 (24.10%) Oracle Database
12 44 (22.56%) SQL
13 40 (20.51%) Python
13 40 (20.51%) Security Cleared
14 36 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (18.46%) Social Skills
15 34 (17.44%) Shell Script
16 33 (16.92%) SAN
16 33 (16.92%) AWS
16 33 (16.92%) Data Centre
17 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
18 31 (15.90%) Perl
19 30 (15.38%) Finance
19 30 (15.38%) Windows Server
20 29 (14.87%) Oracle Database 12c
20 29 (14.87%) SC Cleared
20 29 (14.87%) Oracle RAC
21 28 (14.36%) Azure
21 28 (14.36%) Performance Tuning

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 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.21%) Tomcat
3 14 (7.18%) Confluence
4 12 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.10%) Apache
5 8 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.92%) AWS
2 28 (14.36%) Azure
3 21 (10.77%) GitHub
4 19 (9.74%) GCP
5 17 (8.72%) PaaS
6 16 (8.21%) IaaS
7 12 (6.15%) SaaS
8 7 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.59%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.54%) Apigee
10 2 (1.03%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (1.03%) npm
10 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.03%) Snowflake
11 1 (0.51%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.92%) SAN
2 20 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.23%) DNS
3 18 (9.23%) NAS
4 17 (8.72%) Firewall
5 16 (8.21%) Fibre Channel
5 16 (8.21%) WAN
6 15 (7.69%) LAN
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (5.64%) FCoE
7 11 (5.64%) iSCSI
7 11 (5.64%) Multicast
8 10 (5.13%) Kerberos
9 8 (4.10%) HTTP
9 8 (4.10%) SSL
10 7 (3.59%) Internet
10 7 (3.59%) SMTP
11 6 (3.08%) FTP
12 3 (1.54%) DHCP
12 3 (1.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.10%) Oracle Database
2 29 (14.87%) Oracle Database 12c
3 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
6 10 (5.13%) MySQL
7 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.08%) HBase
8 6 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2019
8 6 (3.08%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.54%) DB2
10 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (9.23%) Jenkins
1 18 (9.23%) JIRA
2 15 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.13%) Subversion
4 10 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.59%) Maven
6 5 (2.56%) GitLab
6 5 (2.56%) Gradle
6 5 (2.56%) Serena SBM
7 4 (2.05%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.03%) AppScan
9 2 (1.03%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.03%) Grunt
9 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.51%) Ant
10 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.51%) Mockito
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (18.46%) Social Skills
2 30 (15.38%) Finance
3 22 (11.28%) Banking
4 12 (6.15%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.10%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.03%) Avionics
11 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.51%) Back Office
12 1 (0.51%) International Banking
12 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Architect
2 23 (11.79%) Administrator
2 23 (11.79%) DBA
3 20 (10.26%) Oracle DBA
4 15 (7.69%) Consultant
4 15 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (5.64%) Migration Architect
6 11 (5.64%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.64%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.08%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.08%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.85%) LDAP
2 18 (9.23%) REST
3 17 (8.72%) Middleware
4 12 (6.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 11 (5.64%) XML
6 9 (4.62%) SOAP
6 9 (4.62%) Web Services
7 8 (4.10%) JDBC
8 7 (3.59%) JMS
9 5 (2.56%) LAMP
10 4 (2.05%) HTML
10 4 (2.05%) J2EE
10 4 (2.05%) RESTful
11 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.03%) CSS
11 2 (1.03%) JSON
11 2 (1.03%) Velocity
11 2 (1.03%) XSLT
12 1 (0.51%) J2SE
12 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.26%) Clustering
2 20 (10.26%) Replication
3 9 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.10%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.05%) AS400
6 4 (2.05%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.54%) PKI
7 3 (1.54%) Symmetrix
7 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.03%) CMDB
8 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.03%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 161 (82.56%) Linux
2 90 (46.15%) Windows
3 77 (39.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 68 (34.87%) Unix
5 57 (29.23%) AIX
6 30 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 22 (11.28%) HPUX
8 12 (6.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.62%) CentOS
9 9 (4.62%) OpenVMS
9 9 (4.62%) SUSE
9 9 (4.62%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.59%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.56%) VMS
13 3 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.15%) Migration
2 28 (14.36%) ITIL
2 28 (14.36%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (11.28%) High Availability
5 22 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (10.77%) DevOps
7 19 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (9.23%) Infrastructure as Code
8 18 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (8.21%) Storage Management
10 13 (6.67%) Benchmarking
10 13 (6.67%) Decision-Making
11 12 (6.15%) Security Hardening
12 11 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (5.64%) Service Management
13 10 (5.13%) Change Management
14 9 (4.62%) OO
14 9 (4.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.56%) SQL
2 40 (20.51%) Python
3 34 (17.44%) Shell Script
4 31 (15.90%) Perl
5 27 (13.85%) Bash Shell
5 27 (13.85%) Java
6 15 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.62%) Korn
8 9 (4.62%) Ruby
9 8 (4.10%) AWK
9 8 (4.10%) C
9 8 (4.10%) C#
10 7 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.54%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.54%) C++
11 3 (1.54%) Groovy
12 2 (1.03%) DCL
12 2 (1.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 40 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.67%) Degree
4 9 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.56%) RHCE
6 4 (2.05%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.05%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) HNC
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.64%) GDPR
2 7 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (3.08%) NIST
4 4 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.05%) HIPAA
4 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.05%) SLA
5 2 (1.03%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.03%) FISMA
6 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.87%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 21 (10.77%) Docker
4 19 (9.74%) NFS
4 19 (9.74%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (8.21%) SRDF
6 15 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 11 (5.64%) KVM
7 11 (5.64%) Xen
8 9 (4.62%) Veritas File System
9 8 (4.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (3.59%) vSphere
11 6 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.54%) GlusterFS
13 2 (1.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.03%) Samba
14 1 (0.51%) Firmware
14 1 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 51 (26.15%) Ansible
2 25 (12.82%) Terraform
3 23 (11.79%) Puppet
4 18 (9.23%) Data Guard
5 16 (8.21%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (6.67%) Control-M
6 13 (6.67%) Kubernetes
7 11 (5.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 11 (5.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (5.64%) Oracle ZFS
8 10 (5.13%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (4.62%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (4.10%) NetBackup
11 7 (3.59%) QRadar
11 7 (3.59%) Tivoli
11 7 (3.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (3.08%) vRealize
13 5 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (2.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 122 (62.56%) Oracle
2 67 (34.36%) Red Hat
3 64 (32.82%) VMware
4 54 (27.69%) EMC
5 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
6 24 (12.31%) IBM
7 21 (10.77%) NetApp
8 18 (9.23%) Cisco
8 18 (9.23%) HP
9 16 (8.21%) Veritas
10 15 (7.69%) Sun
11 12 (6.15%) Qualys
11 12 (6.15%) Sybase
12 11 (5.64%) 3PAR
12 11 (5.64%) Google
13 10 (5.13%) BMC
13 10 (5.13%) Murex
13 10 (5.13%) webMethods
14 9 (4.62%) PlateSpin
14 9 (4.62%) Splunk