Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 512 494 418
Rank change year-on-year -18 -76 -100
Contract jobs citing Solaris 180 416 560
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.42% 2.09% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 240 314
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £312 £349 £310
90th Percentile £625 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 15
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.55% -38.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year - -44.88% -36.50%

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 12,664 19,912 21,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.57% 20.54% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,772 12,572 13,567
Median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £180
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,199 1,272
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +2.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +4 158 £454 -9.20% 39
UK excluding London -15 129 £405 -10.00% 24
London +115 48 £470 -9.62% 18
North of England +46 40 £378 -20.53% 10
Midlands +41 33 £428 -5.00% 7
North West +33 31 £378 -34.35% 4
West Midlands +39 23 £406 -9.72% 6
South West -6 15 £525 +16.67%
South East +66 14 £525 +5.00% 4
Scotland -22 14 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire +44 9 £358 -31.90% 4
East Midlands +26 8 £450 -10.00% 1
Work from Home +16 7 £380 +1.33% 1
Northern Ireland +16 6 £400 -
East of England -5 6 £485 -4.90%
Wales - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 122 (67.78%) Linux
2 110 (61.11%) Unix
3 101 (56.11%) Oracle
4 72 (40.00%) Windows
5 51 (28.33%) SQL
6 50 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (26.67%) Oracle Database
7 48 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 45 (25.00%) VMware
8 45 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
10 38 (21.11%) Migration
11 34 (18.89%) Java
12 32 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (17.78%) DevOps
13 31 (17.22%) Data Centre
14 30 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 30 (16.67%) Finance
15 28 (15.56%) Shell Script
15 28 (15.56%) SLA
16 27 (15.00%) ITIL
16 27 (15.00%) Scrum
16 27 (15.00%) AWS
17 26 (14.44%) Ansible
17 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
18 25 (13.89%) High Availability
19 24 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
19 24 (13.33%) Perl
20 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
20 23 (12.78%) Oracle Database 12c

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 21 (11.67%) Confluence
1 21 (11.67%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.33%) Apache
4 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.67%) IIS
6 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.67%) SAP Portal
6 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.11%) JBoss
7 2 (1.11%) nginx
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.56%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.00%) AWS
2 14 (7.78%) Azure
3 7 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.33%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.22%) IaaS
5 4 (2.22%) PaaS
6 3 (1.67%) GCP
6 3 (1.67%) Office 365
6 3 (1.67%) SaaS
7 2 (1.11%) GitHub
7 2 (1.11%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) SAN
2 15 (8.33%) Firewall
3 14 (7.78%) DNS
4 13 (7.22%) Internet
5 12 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.56%) FTP
6 10 (5.56%) NAS
7 8 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.44%) LAN
7 8 (4.44%) WAN
8 6 (3.33%) DHCP
9 4 (2.22%) HTTP
9 4 (2.22%) SSH
9 4 (2.22%) SSL
10 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.56%) IPsec
10 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.56%) SNMP
10 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 23 (12.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
4 21 (11.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 13 (7.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.89%) MySQL
9 7 (3.89%) NoSQL
10 6 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.22%) KDB
11 4 (2.22%) Kdb+
11 4 (2.22%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (1.67%) OLTP
12 3 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.00%) JIRA
3 8 (4.44%) Maven
4 7 (3.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.89%) JUnit
5 6 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.33%) Subversion
5 6 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.78%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.11%) Gradle
7 2 (1.11%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.11%) Selenium
7 2 (1.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.56%) GitLab
8 1 (0.56%) Hudson
8 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (8.33%) Banking
3 9 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (1.67%) Military
5 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (15.00%) Administrator
2 26 (14.44%) Architect
2 26 (14.44%) DBA
3 23 (12.78%) Oracle DBA
3 23 (12.78%) Unix Engineer
4 21 (11.67%) Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (7.22%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Consultant
7 11 (6.11%) Solaris Administrator
7 11 (6.11%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
10 8 (4.44%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (4.44%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.56%) Middleware
2 11 (6.11%) REST
3 10 (5.56%) Spring
4 8 (4.44%) LDAP
5 7 (3.89%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (3.33%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.78%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.78%) WireMock
8 4 (2.22%) .NET
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (1.67%) JMS
9 3 (1.67%) Node.js
9 3 (1.67%) SAP Basis
9 3 (1.67%) SAP PI
9 3 (1.67%) XML
10 2 (1.11%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (1.11%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.44%) Clustering
4 16 (8.89%) EMC VNX
5 10 (5.56%) Replication
5 10 (5.56%) Wiki
6 9 (5.00%) Private Cloud
7 8 (4.44%) Celerra
7 8 (4.44%) CLARiiON
8 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.22%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.67%) Derivative
11 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.11%) AS400
12 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.11%) PKI
13 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 122 (67.78%) Linux
2 110 (61.11%) Unix
3 72 (40.00%) Windows
4 50 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.67%) Windows Server
6 18 (10.00%) AIX
7 16 (8.89%) CentOS
8 10 (5.56%) SUSE
9 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.89%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.33%) zOS
12 5 (2.78%) HPUX
12 5 (2.78%) VMS
12 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (1.11%) Android
14 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.11%) Migration
3 32 (17.78%) DevOps
4 27 (15.00%) ITIL
4 27 (15.00%) Scrum
5 25 (13.89%) High Availability
6 20 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 20 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (10.00%) Change Management
8 17 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (9.44%) Test Automation
9 15 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (7.78%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.67%) Project Delivery
11 12 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.67%) TDD
11 12 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
12 11 (6.11%) Incident Management
12 11 (6.11%) Microservices
13 10 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.33%) SQL
2 34 (18.89%) Java
3 28 (15.56%) Shell Script
4 24 (13.33%) Perl
5 12 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.11%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.56%) C
8 9 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.44%) Python
10 4 (2.22%) C#
10 4 (2.22%) C++
10 4 (2.22%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.67%) ABAP
11 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.11%) AWK
12 2 (1.11%) COBOL
12 2 (1.11%) C-shell
12 2 (1.11%) Korn
12 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.00%) Degree
4 8 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) CISSP
5 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CEH
7 1 (0.56%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.56%) GIAC
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.56%) SLA
2 9 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (12.78%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (12.22%) Docker
4 16 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 9 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (4.44%) Firmware
7 8 (4.44%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.33%) Squid
9 4 (2.22%) vSphere
10 3 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.67%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.11%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.56%) KVM
12 1 (0.56%) NFS
12 1 (0.56%) Snort
12 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (14.44%) Ansible
2 24 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (10.56%) NetBackup
4 18 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (8.89%) Data Guard
6 15 (8.33%) Puppet
7 9 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (4.44%) Kubernetes
8 8 (4.44%) Nagios
9 7 (3.89%) Control-M
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (3.89%) SnapMirror
10 6 (3.33%) Cacti
10 6 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (3.33%) Opsview
10 6 (3.33%) Terraform
11 5 (2.78%) Grafana
11 5 (2.78%) Kibana
11 5 (2.78%) Prometheus
12 3 (1.67%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 101 (56.11%) Oracle
2 48 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 45 (25.00%) VMware
4 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.56%) EMC
6 17 (9.44%) HP
6 17 (9.44%) IBM
6 17 (9.44%) Sun
7 16 (8.89%) Brocade
7 16 (8.89%) Splunk
8 14 (7.78%) Sybase
9 13 (7.22%) Cisco
9 13 (7.22%) NetApp
10 11 (6.11%) TIBCO
11 9 (5.00%) CommVault
12 8 (4.44%) Veritas
13 6 (3.33%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.33%) CheckPoint
13 6 (3.33%) DataCore
13 6 (3.33%) SAP