Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 482 457
Rank change year-on-year +86 -25 -173
Contract jobs citing Solaris 106 361 525
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.96% 1.97% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 211 311
Median daily rate £425 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +9.72% +1.86%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £325
90th Percentile £515 £650 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £460 £400
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.20 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +61.50% -33.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +69.35% +7.30%

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 5,415 18,332 21,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 20.66% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,264 11,430 13,219
Median daily rate £437 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% - -
10th Percentile £180 £150 £170
90th Percentile £625 £619 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 1,243 1,537
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.56 £16.20
% change year-on-year +14.75% +2.21% -1.82%

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 20 September 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 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 20 September 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 +105 80 £425 -10.53% 17
UK excluding London +110 66 £400 -13.04% 20
London +160 31 £425 -11.46% 3
North of England +88 23 £275 -42.11% 5
Yorkshire +84 17 £265 -37.65%
Scotland +73 16 £400 -23.81% 4
Work from Home - 16 £463 -
South East +181 12 £425 +9.68% 2
Midlands +88 10 £488 +21.88% 3
West Midlands +56 10 £488 +30.00% 2
North West +49 6 £345 -27.37% 5
East of England +71 2 £500 +25.00% 2
South West +69 1 £525 +8.25% 2
Wales +37 1 £500 +17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 77 (72.64%) Linux
2 49 (46.23%) Unix
2 49 (46.23%) Oracle
3 42 (39.62%) Windows
3 42 (39.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (32.08%) Red Hat
5 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
6 24 (22.64%) VMware
6 24 (22.64%) Puppet
7 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
7 23 (21.70%) Migration
7 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
8 20 (18.87%) Finance
9 19 (17.92%) SQL
9 19 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (17.92%) Oracle Database
10 18 (16.98%) Python
11 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.09%) DNS
12 16 (15.09%) Perl
13 15 (14.15%) TCP/IP
13 15 (14.15%) Ansible
14 14 (13.21%) CentOS
14 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
14 14 (13.21%) AIX
14 14 (13.21%) IBM
14 14 (13.21%) Debian
15 13 (12.26%) Sun
15 13 (12.26%) Data Guard

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 8 (7.55%) IIS
2 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.89%) Apache
4 2 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) MTS
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Azure
2 11 (10.38%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (7.55%) Office 365
3 8 (7.55%) PaaS
4 7 (6.60%) IaaS
4 7 (6.60%) SaaS
5 6 (5.66%) GitHub
6 5 (4.72%) AWS
7 3 (2.83%) GCP
8 1 (0.94%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.09%) DNS
2 15 (14.15%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.43%) Firewall
4 9 (8.49%) LAN
4 9 (8.49%) WAN
5 8 (7.55%) DHCP
5 8 (7.55%) SAN
5 8 (7.55%) VPN
6 7 (6.60%) DMZ
7 6 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.66%) SSL
8 5 (4.72%) IPsec
8 5 (4.72%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.77%) DECnet
9 4 (3.77%) FDDI
9 4 (3.77%) FTP
9 4 (3.77%) Internet
9 4 (3.77%) MPLS
9 4 (3.77%) NetScreen
9 4 (3.77%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) Oracle Database
2 11 (10.38%) MySQL
3 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (8.49%) MariaDB
4 9 (8.49%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.77%) Big Data
6 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.77%) GIS
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.83%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) Subversion
4 2 (1.89%) Toad
5 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Military
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (12.26%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (11.32%) Administrator
2 12 (11.32%) DBA
3 11 (10.38%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (9.43%) Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Solaris Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Operations Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Wintel Support
7 5 (4.72%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 4 (3.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) LDAP
2 8 (7.55%) Software Packaging
3 6 (5.66%) Middleware
4 5 (4.72%) Anaconda
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.77%) REST
5 4 (3.77%) RESTful
6 2 (1.89%) .NET
7 1 (0.94%) EDI
7 1 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.94%) Kafka
7 1 (0.94%) LAMP
7 1 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.49%) Private Cloud
4 8 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.83%) CESG
6 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.83%) Clustering
6 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.83%) PKI
6 3 (2.83%) Replication
6 3 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.89%) Wiki
8 1 (0.94%) Derivative
8 1 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 77 (72.64%) Linux
2 49 (46.23%) Unix
3 42 (39.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (39.62%) Windows
4 14 (13.21%) AIX
4 14 (13.21%) CentOS
4 14 (13.21%) Debian
5 7 (6.60%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.72%) Fedora
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (3.77%) HPUX
7 4 (3.77%) NetWare
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.77%) VMS
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (21.70%) Migration
2 13 (12.26%) DevOps
3 12 (11.32%) ITIL
4 10 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.43%) Information Security
5 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.55%) High Availability
6 8 (7.55%) Patch Management
6 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.55%) Server Building
6 8 (7.55%) SIEM
6 8 (7.55%) SOA
6 8 (7.55%) Storage Management
7 7 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.60%) Information Management
7 7 (6.60%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (6.60%) Technology Roadmap
7 7 (6.60%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) Python
3 16 (15.09%) Perl
4 13 (12.26%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.32%) PowerShell
5 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.55%) C
7 7 (6.60%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.72%) Korn
9 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.89%) Java
11 1 (0.94%) AWK
11 1 (0.94%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.94%) C-shell
11 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) Degree
4 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.83%) CEH
5 3 (2.83%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.83%) GIAC
6 2 (1.89%) CCIE
6 2 (1.89%) CCSA
6 2 (1.89%) CCSP
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.89%) RHCE
7 1 (0.94%) ISEB
7 1 (0.94%) MCSE
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.94%) OCP
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.94%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.94%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.83%) QA
4 2 (1.89%) NIST
5 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.94%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.38%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (8.49%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (7.55%) Firmware
5 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.72%) Docker
7 3 (2.83%) Samba
7 3 (2.83%) Snort
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.89%) GlusterFS
8 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.89%) vSphere
9 1 (0.94%) KVM
9 1 (0.94%) NFS
9 1 (0.94%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 24 (22.64%) Puppet
2 15 (14.15%) Ansible
3 13 (12.26%) Data Guard
4 11 (10.38%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (8.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (6.60%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.77%) Avamar
8 4 (3.77%) WSUS
9 3 (2.83%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.83%) Terraform
10 2 (1.89%) Nagios
10 2 (1.89%) Netcool
10 2 (1.89%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) Oracle
2 34 (32.08%) Red Hat
3 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.64%) VMware
5 14 (13.21%) IBM
6 13 (12.26%) Sun
7 12 (11.32%) Citrix
8 10 (9.43%) Cisco
8 10 (9.43%) F5
9 8 (7.55%) NetApp
10 7 (6.60%) ServiceNow
10 7 (6.60%) Splunk
10 7 (6.60%) Sybase
11 6 (5.66%) Blue Coat
11 6 (5.66%) Palo Alto
12 5 (4.72%) HP
13 4 (3.77%) Avaya
13 4 (3.77%) CommVault
13 4 (3.77%) Juniper
13 4 (3.77%) Novell