Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 595 435 534
Rank change year-on-year -160 +99 -70
Contract jobs citing Solaris 245 131 275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.76% 1.96% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 59 174
10th Percentile £300 £260 £306
25th Percentile £417 £345 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -10.53% +2.15%
75th Percentile £570 £488 £536
90th Percentile £619 £545 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £463
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
10th Percentile " " £39.88
25th Percentile £37.25 £35.25 £47.19
Median hourly rate £39.73 £35.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -32.38% +195.77%
75th Percentile £42.20 £38.88 £53.75
90th Percentile " £40.75 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 - £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 13,907 6,699 17,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.59% 18.36% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,576 4,337 10,799
10th Percentile £164 £163 £143
25th Percentile £340 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £435 £415
Median % change year-on-year +12.07% +4.82% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £615 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 386 1,236
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.95 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.31% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.89 £40.56 £30.37
90th Percentile £62.48 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%

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 30 November 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
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 30 November 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 -191 158 £475 +11.76% 20
UK excluding London -135 106 £450 +12.50% 16
London -158 79 £531 +25.00% 4
Work from Home -147 78 £490 +15.29% 1
North of England -85 23 £400 +14.29% 3
Scotland -64 17 £488 +21.88%
Northern Ireland +6 16 £255 -57.50%
East of England -45 14 £506 +26.56% 3
North West -54 14 £375 -14.77%
South East -83 13 £565 +35.33% 2
West Midlands -57 10 £463 - 3
Midlands -73 10 £463 - 3
Yorkshire -55 9 £450 +66.67% 3
Wales -20 7 £500 -
South West -44 6 £425 -2.86% 5

For the 6 months to 30 November 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.

1 196 (80.00%) Linux
2 140 (57.14%) Unix
3 124 (50.61%) Oracle
4 101 (41.22%) Windows
5 82 (33.47%) AIX
6 70 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (27.76%) Red Hat
8 64 (26.12%) Python
9 56 (22.86%) Migration
10 55 (22.45%) EMC
11 53 (21.63%) Social Skills
12 52 (21.22%) Shell Script
13 51 (20.82%) SAN
13 51 (20.82%) Bash Shell
14 50 (20.41%) Oracle Database
15 45 (18.37%) SQL
16 43 (17.55%) VMware
17 42 (17.14%) Finance
17 42 (17.14%) Ansible
18 41 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 40 (16.33%) SQL Server
20 39 (15.92%) Microsoft
21 38 (15.51%) ITIL
21 38 (15.51%) Security Cleared
21 38 (15.51%) Data Centre
22 36 (14.69%) NFS
23 34 (13.88%) SC Cleared
24 33 (13.47%) AWS
25 32 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.12%) Confluence
3 11 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.27%) SAS
5 7 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.45%) Apache
6 6 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.63%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.22%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) CICS
9 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) JBoss
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.82%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.47%) AWS
2 29 (11.84%) Azure
3 19 (7.76%) GitHub
4 12 (4.90%) GCP
5 11 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.86%) IaaS
6 7 (2.86%) PaaS
6 7 (2.86%) SaaS
7 2 (0.82%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.82%) SAN
2 24 (9.80%) NAS
3 21 (8.57%) DNS
3 21 (8.57%) Network Security
4 20 (8.16%) HTTP
5 19 (7.76%) Firewall
5 19 (7.76%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.71%) Kerberos
7 13 (5.31%) SSL
8 10 (4.08%) WAN
9 9 (3.67%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (3.67%) LAN
10 7 (2.86%) SMTP
11 6 (2.45%) FTP
11 6 (2.45%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.04%) FCoE
12 5 (2.04%) Multicast
13 4 (1.63%) NX-OS
14 3 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.41%) Oracle Database
2 40 (16.33%) SQL Server
3 20 (8.16%) Oracle Database 12c
4 16 (6.53%) MySQL
5 15 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.49%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2019
10 4 (1.63%) InfluxDB
10 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.20%) JIRA
3 20 (8.16%) Subversion
4 18 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.49%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.27%) GitLab
8 6 (2.45%) Selenium
9 5 (2.04%) Maven
9 5 (2.04%) Serena SBM
9 5 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.63%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.22%) Katalon Studio
11 3 (1.22%) TestLink
12 2 (0.82%) Emacs
12 2 (0.82%) GDB
12 2 (0.82%) Pylint
12 2 (0.82%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.82%) Sublime Text
12 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (21.63%) Social Skills
2 42 (17.14%) Finance
3 30 (12.24%) Banking
4 29 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (10.61%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.45%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.22%) International Banking
8 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.22%) Local Government
9 2 (0.82%) Avionics
9 2 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 2 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (18.78%) Architect
2 42 (17.14%) Administrator
3 32 (13.06%) Unix Engineer
4 23 (9.39%) DBA
5 20 (8.16%) Consultant
6 18 (7.35%) Solaris Engineer
7 17 (6.94%) Unix Administrator
8 15 (6.12%) Developer
8 15 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (6.12%) Oracle DBA
9 14 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (5.31%) Migration Architect
10 13 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.67%) Analyst
11 9 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
11 9 (3.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.84%) LDAP
2 25 (10.20%) REST
3 19 (7.76%) SOAP
4 18 (7.35%) Middleware
5 13 (5.31%) Web Services
5 13 (5.31%) XML
6 8 (3.27%) JDBC
7 7 (2.86%) Spring
8 6 (2.45%) JMS
9 5 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.04%) HTML
9 5 (2.04%) JWT
9 5 (2.04%) SAML
10 4 (1.63%) CSS
10 4 (1.63%) JSON
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.63%) RESTful
10 4 (1.63%) XSLT
11 3 (1.22%) JAXB
11 3 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.51%) Data Centre
2 32 (13.06%) Replication
3 16 (6.53%) Clustering
4 14 (5.71%) Fat Client
4 14 (5.71%) Smartcard
4 14 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 14 (5.71%) Video\Live Streaming
5 9 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.27%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.27%) Symmetrix
7 6 (2.45%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (2.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.63%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.63%) IBM Storwize
10 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.82%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 196 (80.00%) Linux
2 140 (57.14%) Unix
3 101 (41.22%) Windows
4 82 (33.47%) AIX
5 70 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (12.24%) Windows Server
7 24 (9.80%) HPUX
8 19 (7.76%) SUSE
9 15 (6.12%) Ubuntu
10 12 (4.90%) VMS
11 9 (3.67%) OpenVMS
12 8 (3.27%) CentOS
12 8 (3.27%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (3.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (2.86%) Windows 2000
13 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (2.45%) Fedora
15 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.86%) Migration
2 41 (16.73%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (15.51%) ITIL
5 29 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (11.84%) DevOps
6 24 (9.80%) High Availability
7 22 (8.98%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (8.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (7.76%) Change Management
8 19 (7.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (7.76%) Storage Management
9 17 (6.94%) Decision-Making
10 16 (6.53%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (6.12%) Office Automation
12 13 (5.31%) Validation
13 12 (4.90%) Data Security
14 11 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.12%) Python
2 52 (21.22%) Shell Script
3 51 (20.82%) Bash Shell
4 45 (18.37%) SQL
5 31 (12.65%) Perl
6 27 (11.02%) Java
7 25 (10.20%) JavaScript
8 19 (7.76%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.71%) C
9 14 (5.71%) C++
9 14 (5.71%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.27%) C#
12 7 (2.86%) Ruby
13 5 (2.04%) PHP
13 5 (2.04%) Tcl
14 4 (1.63%) Korn
15 3 (1.22%) AWK
15 3 (1.22%) Go
15 3 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.31%) Degree
4 9 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.45%) RHCE
6 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.04%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.63%) CEH
7 4 (1.63%) CISA
7 4 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.63%) GIAC
7 4 (1.63%) ISEB
7 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.63%) OSCE
7 4 (1.63%) OSCP
8 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.41%) OCA
9 1 (0.41%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) GDPR
2 11 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.45%) QA
4 5 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.04%) NIST
5 3 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) Accessibility
System Software
1 36 (14.69%) NFS
2 32 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.43%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (9.80%) Active Directory
5 18 (7.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 15 (6.12%) Docker
7 14 (5.71%) SRDF
8 13 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (4.49%) KVM
9 11 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.49%) vSphere
10 10 (4.08%) Hyper-V
10 10 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (3.67%) Veritas File System
12 7 (2.86%) Firmware
12 7 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (2.04%) Samba
14 5 (2.04%) Xen
15 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 42 (17.14%) Ansible
2 21 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 20 (8.16%) Data Guard
4 16 (6.53%) Terraform
5 15 (6.12%) systemd
6 13 (5.31%) Puppet
7 12 (4.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 11 (4.49%) Control-M
9 10 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (4.08%) vCenter Server
10 9 (3.67%) Kubernetes
10 9 (3.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (3.27%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (3.27%) Grafana
11 8 (3.27%) HP ALM
11 8 (3.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (2.86%) Nagios
12 7 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (2.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 124 (50.61%) Oracle
2 68 (27.76%) Red Hat
3 55 (22.45%) EMC
4 43 (17.55%) VMware
5 39 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 27 (11.02%) IBM
6 27 (11.02%) Veritas
7 24 (9.80%) NetApp
8 23 (9.39%) Sun
9 22 (8.98%) HP
10 20 (8.16%) Hitachi
11 18 (7.35%) Splunk
12 16 (6.53%) Cisco
12 16 (6.53%) Sybase
13 13 (5.31%) Brocade
13 13 (5.31%) Murex
14 12 (4.90%) Qualys
15 11 (4.49%) 3PAR
15 11 (4.49%) Google
16 9 (3.67%) PlateSpin