Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 608 528 497
Rank change year-on-year -80 -31 +36
Contract jobs citing Solaris 214 158 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 1.74% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 92 101
10th Percentile £405 £310 £313
25th Percentile £427 £397 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
75th Percentile £613 £525 £525
90th Percentile £674 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
10th Percentile £29.58 £47.08 -
25th Percentile £51.06 £48.31 -
Median hourly rate £63.00 £49.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +27.27% - -
75th Percentile £67.88 £50.50 -
90th Percentile £76.65 £51.40 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.75 £48.25 -
% change year-on-year -1.04% - -

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 12,837 9,056 9,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 15.53% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,731 5,938 6,235
10th Percentile £175 £185 £144
25th Percentile £348 £338 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £615 £550 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 449 709
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.94 £11.64
25th Percentile £15.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +5.74%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.00 £23.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.59%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -96 165 £550 +22.22% 24
UK excluding London -32 102 £480 +20.00% 12
Work from Home -103 102 £540 +20.00% 7
London -119 47 £550 +10.00% 12
Midlands -26 38 £540 +35.00%
West Midlands -24 29 £550 +37.50%
South East -13 28 £475 +20.63% 3
North of England -42 18 £575 +27.78% 6
North West -23 17 £575 +27.78% 5
Scotland -6 11 £428 +6.88%
East Midlands -19 9 £508 +26.88%
East of England -26 4 £575 +27.78% 2
South West -31 1 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -35 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 (75.23%) Linux
2 128 (59.81%) Unix
3 122 (57.01%) Oracle
4 81 (37.85%) Red Hat
5 74 (34.58%) Social Skills
6 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
6 73 (34.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (31.31%) Windows
8 63 (29.44%) SC Cleared
9 61 (28.50%) Azure
10 59 (27.57%) Oracle Database
11 57 (26.64%) ITIL
12 56 (26.17%) AWS
13 53 (24.77%) SQL
14 51 (23.83%) AIX
15 47 (21.96%) Java
15 47 (21.96%) VMware
15 47 (21.96%) Oracle RAC
16 44 (20.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (20.09%) Ansible
18 37 (17.29%) Oracle Database 11g
19 36 (16.82%) Finance
20 35 (16.36%) Oracle Database 10g
20 35 (16.36%) Data Guard
20 35 (16.36%) Data Centre
21 34 (15.89%) PL/SQL
21 34 (15.89%) Python
22 33 (15.42%) Microsoft
22 33 (15.42%) High Availability

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 22 (10.28%) WebLogic
2 11 (5.14%) Apache
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle 9iAS
2 11 (5.14%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (4.21%) Confluence
3 9 (4.21%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (3.27%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.80%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (2.80%) NetWeaver
6 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.40%) IIS
7 3 (1.40%) JBoss
8 1 (0.47%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (5.61%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (4.21%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (2.80%) Primavera
5 3 (1.40%) Eikon
5 3 (1.40%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 3 (1.40%) RMDS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (28.50%) Azure
2 56 (26.17%) AWS
3 22 (10.28%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.67%) GitHub
5 8 (3.74%) Datadog
6 7 (3.27%) IaaS
6 7 (3.27%) PaaS
7 5 (2.34%) GCP
7 5 (2.34%) Nutanix
8 4 (1.87%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.87%) SaaS
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.40%) Snowflake
10 2 (0.93%) Rubrik
11 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.81%) Firewall
2 19 (8.88%) HTTP
3 16 (7.48%) DNS
4 14 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.61%) SSL
6 10 (4.67%) Kerberos
7 9 (4.21%) DHCP
8 8 (3.74%) Internet
8 8 (3.74%) SAN
9 5 (2.34%) Network Security
9 5 (2.34%) SSH
9 5 (2.34%) VPN
10 4 (1.87%) NAS
10 4 (1.87%) VLAN
10 4 (1.87%) WAN
11 3 (1.40%) Multicast
11 3 (1.40%) SD-WAN
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.93%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (27.57%) Oracle Database
2 37 (17.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 35 (16.36%) Oracle Database 10g
4 29 (13.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 26 (12.15%) SQL Server
6 23 (10.75%) MySQL
7 11 (5.14%) OLAP
7 11 (5.14%) OLTP
7 11 (5.14%) Oracle Exadata
7 11 (5.14%) Oracle OLAP
8 10 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (4.67%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.67%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.80%) SAP BW
9 6 (2.80%) SAP HANA
10 5 (2.34%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 24 (11.21%) Subversion
2 23 (10.75%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.81%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.14%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (4.67%) JIRA
6 9 (4.21%) GitLab
6 9 (4.21%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.74%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.74%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (2.34%) Serena SBM
9 3 (1.40%) Maven
10 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.93%) JUnit
10 2 (0.93%) PeopleTools
10 2 (0.93%) Selenium
10 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.47%) Flyway
11 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.47%) Katalon Studio
General
1 74 (34.58%) Social Skills
2 36 (16.82%) Finance
3 23 (10.75%) Organisational Skills
4 20 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.94%) Banking
5 17 (7.94%) Public Sector
6 15 (7.01%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.93%) International Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.47%) Electronics
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.47%) Police
11 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (17.29%) DBA
2 36 (16.82%) Oracle DBA
3 30 (14.02%) Architect
4 29 (13.55%) Administrator
5 19 (8.88%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (8.88%) Solaris Engineer
6 17 (7.94%) Consultant
6 17 (7.94%) Unix Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Applications Architect
8 11 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Database Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Oracle Database Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.27%) Analyst
12 7 (3.27%) Systems Support Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.35%) JDBC
2 16 (7.48%) Middleware
3 14 (6.54%) LDAP
4 12 (5.61%) XML
5 10 (4.67%) J2EE
6 8 (3.74%) ODBC
7 7 (3.27%) SOAP
8 6 (2.80%) BAPI
8 6 (2.80%) SAP ALE
8 6 (2.80%) SAP Basis
8 6 (2.80%) SAP PI
9 5 (2.34%) Spring
10 4 (1.87%) CSS
10 4 (1.87%) HTML
10 4 (1.87%) Web Services
11 3 (1.40%) Node.js
11 3 (1.40%) REST
11 3 (1.40%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.93%) Ajax
12 2 (0.93%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.81%) Clustering
3 18 (8.41%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.14%) Replication
5 10 (4.67%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.21%) Legacy Code
6 9 (4.21%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.34%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.34%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.47%) AS400
11 1 (0.47%) Derivative
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) IoT
11 1 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 161 (75.23%) Linux
2 128 (59.81%) Unix
3 73 (34.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (31.31%) Windows
5 51 (23.83%) AIX
6 25 (11.68%) SUSE
7 19 (8.88%) CentOS
7 19 (8.88%) HPUX
7 19 (8.88%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.67%) Fedora
10 9 (4.21%) Windows 2000
11 7 (3.27%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.80%) Windows Server
13 4 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.93%) Debian
14 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.64%) ITIL
2 44 (20.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 44 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (15.42%) High Availability
4 31 (14.49%) Migration
5 30 (14.02%) Performance Tuning
6 26 (12.15%) DevOps
7 25 (11.68%) Change Management
8 23 (10.75%) CI/CD
9 21 (9.81%) Database Security
10 17 (7.94%) Project Delivery
10 17 (7.94%) Software Testing
11 16 (7.48%) Service Delivery
12 13 (6.07%) Agile
12 13 (6.07%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.07%) Load Balancing
12 13 (6.07%) Service Management
13 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (5.61%) Technical Leadership
14 11 (5.14%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.77%) SQL
2 47 (21.96%) Java
3 34 (15.89%) PL/SQL
3 34 (15.89%) Python
4 31 (14.49%) Bash
5 25 (11.68%) Shell Script
6 21 (9.81%) PowerShell
7 18 (8.41%) Perl
8 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.61%) C#
9 12 (5.61%) Ruby
10 9 (4.21%) PHP
11 8 (3.74%) Go
12 7 (3.27%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.80%) ABAP
13 6 (2.80%) Korn
14 2 (0.93%) Tcl
15 1 (0.47%) C
15 1 (0.47%) COBOL
15 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
2 63 (29.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.74%) RHCE
4 8 (3.74%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.40%) Degree
5 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.47%) SCSA
6 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.94%) GDPR
2 11 (5.14%) QA
3 10 (4.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (21.96%) Oracle RAC
2 30 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (8.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 15 (7.01%) Active Directory
6 9 (4.21%) NFS
7 7 (3.27%) Docker
7 7 (3.27%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.34%) vSphere
10 4 (1.87%) Firmware
10 4 (1.87%) MetaFrame
10 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.40%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.93%) KVM
13 1 (0.47%) SRDF
13 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 43 (20.09%) Ansible
2 35 (16.36%) Data Guard
3 30 (14.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 24 (11.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 18 (8.41%) Terraform
6 9 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (3.27%) BladeLogic
7 7 (3.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 7 (3.27%) Nagios
7 7 (3.27%) Opsview
8 6 (2.80%) Control-M
8 6 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.80%) Puppet
9 5 (2.34%) QRadar
9 5 (2.34%) SELinux
10 4 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.87%) SCOM
10 4 (1.87%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.87%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 122 (57.01%) Oracle
2 81 (37.85%) Red Hat
3 47 (21.96%) VMware
4 33 (15.42%) Microsoft
5 20 (9.35%) IBM
6 16 (7.48%) Sun
7 15 (7.01%) Sybase
8 14 (6.54%) TOWER Software
9 13 (6.07%) SAP
10 12 (5.61%) Veritas
11 11 (5.14%) Splunk
12 10 (4.67%) HP
13 9 (4.21%) Citrix
13 9 (4.21%) CyberArk
13 9 (4.21%) Google
13 9 (4.21%) ServiceNow
14 8 (3.74%) Cisco
15 7 (3.27%) CA
15 7 (3.27%) Skytap
16 6 (2.80%) SaltStack