Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 484 524 509
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15 -109
Contract jobs citing Solaris 137 211 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.70% 1.51% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 140 238
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £324 £350
90th Percentile £590 £632 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £17.50
10th Percentile £37.95 - £16.25
90th Percentile £50.00 - £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £17.50

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 8,069 13,987 20,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.08% 20.62% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,211 8,923 12,953
Median daily rate £438 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £163 £136 £158
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £400
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 1,060 1,244
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.42% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.05
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.92 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 24 February 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 24 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 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 +61 114 £439 -6.65% 32
UK excluding London +79 69 £400 -3.03% 17
London +53 45 £475 -2.56% 15
Work from Home -188 36 £425 +11.84% 6
North of England +37 26 £425 +5.59% 8
North West +25 16 £440 +8.64% 6
South East +104 13 £475 +11.76% 1
Midlands +43 13 £350 -22.22% 5
Scotland +32 13 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +34 9 £375 -5.06% 1
East Midlands +28 7 £350 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +23 6 £400 -3.03% 4
East of England +56 4 £315 -35.05% 1
South West +62 1 £350 -33.33% 1
North East - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 112 (81.75%) Linux
2 69 (50.36%) Oracle
3 52 (37.96%) Unix
4 50 (36.50%) Windows
5 45 (32.85%) Security Cleared
6 43 (31.39%) Red Hat
7 41 (29.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (26.28%) VMware
9 34 (24.82%) SQL
10 33 (24.09%) SC Cleared
11 26 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (18.25%) Oracle Database
12 25 (18.25%) Shell Script
13 24 (17.52%) Perl
13 24 (17.52%) Data Centre
14 23 (16.79%) Bash Shell
14 23 (16.79%) Migration
15 22 (16.06%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (16.06%) PL/SQL
16 21 (15.33%) SAN
16 21 (15.33%) AWS
17 19 (13.87%) Oracle Applications
17 19 (13.87%) Firewall
17 19 (13.87%) Sun
17 19 (13.87%) AIX
17 19 (13.87%) Azure
17 19 (13.87%) Ansible
18 18 (13.14%) Python
19 17 (12.41%) CentOS
19 17 (12.41%) Puppet

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 10 (7.30%) Apache
1 10 (7.30%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.65%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.92%) IIS
4 4 (2.92%) nginx
4 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.19%) JBoss
5 3 (2.19%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.46%) Confluence
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (13.87%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (10.22%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (8.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.33%) AWS
2 19 (13.87%) Azure
3 12 (8.76%) PaaS
4 11 (8.03%) GCP
5 10 (7.30%) IaaS
6 8 (5.84%) GitHub
7 7 (5.11%) SaaS
8 6 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (0.73%) Cohesity
10 1 (0.73%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.33%) SAN
2 19 (13.87%) Firewall
3 14 (10.22%) DNS
4 8 (5.84%) LAN
4 8 (5.84%) WAN
5 7 (5.11%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (5.11%) iSCSI
6 6 (4.38%) Internet
6 6 (4.38%) SSL
6 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.38%) VLAN
7 5 (3.65%) DHCP
7 5 (3.65%) NAS
7 5 (3.65%) SSH
8 4 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.92%) FCoE
8 4 (2.92%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.92%) Multicast
8 4 (2.92%) VPN
9 3 (2.19%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.25%) Oracle Database
2 16 (11.68%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 9 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.57%) MySQL
6 8 (5.84%) MariaDB
7 5 (3.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.92%) HBase
9 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.46%) Big Data
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.73%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Toad
2 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.65%) JIRA
4 4 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.19%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.46%) Maven
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.46%) Serena SBM
6 2 (1.46%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.46%) Subversion
6 2 (1.46%) TestRail
7 1 (0.73%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.73%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.73%) JUnit
7 1 (0.73%) ProC
7 1 (0.73%) Selenium
General
1 13 (9.49%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Banking
3 8 (5.84%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.92%) Back Office
6 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) International Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (19.71%) Architect
2 20 (14.60%) DBA
2 20 (14.60%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (10.95%) Administrator
4 12 (8.76%) Consultant
4 12 (8.76%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (8.03%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Data Centre Architect
7 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 7 (5.11%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared DBA
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.38%) Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Solaris Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Unix Administrator
10 6 (4.38%) VMware Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.68%) Middleware
2 7 (5.11%) Software Packaging
3 5 (3.65%) Anaconda
3 5 (3.65%) LDAP
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.92%) J2EE
4 4 (2.92%) JDBC
4 4 (2.92%) REST
5 3 (2.19%) .NET
5 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.19%) LAMP
6 2 (1.46%) HTML
6 2 (1.46%) JSON
6 2 (1.46%) ODBC
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.46%) Spring
6 2 (1.46%) Web Services
6 2 (1.46%) XML
6 2 (1.46%) XSLT
6 2 (1.46%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.57%) Clustering
4 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.38%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.92%) AS400
6 4 (2.92%) CMDB
6 4 (2.92%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.92%) PKI
6 4 (2.92%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (2.19%) Replication
8 2 (1.46%) EFT
8 2 (1.46%) HACMP
8 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.46%) Robotics
8 2 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.73%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (81.75%) Linux
2 52 (37.96%) Unix
3 50 (36.50%) Windows
4 41 (29.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (13.87%) AIX
6 17 (12.41%) CentOS
7 15 (10.95%) HPUX
8 13 (9.49%) Windows Server
9 7 (5.11%) Debian
10 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.19%) SUSE
13 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Migration
2 14 (10.22%) ITIL
3 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (8.76%) Configuration Management
3 12 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.30%) High Availability
6 9 (6.57%) Project Management
6 9 (6.57%) SIEM
7 8 (5.84%) Benchmarking
7 8 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.11%) Information Security
8 7 (5.11%) Performance Analysis
8 7 (5.11%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.11%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (5.11%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (5.11%) Storage Management
8 7 (5.11%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.82%) SQL
2 25 (18.25%) Shell Script
3 24 (17.52%) Perl
4 23 (16.79%) Bash Shell
5 22 (16.06%) PL/SQL
6 18 (13.14%) Python
7 12 (8.76%) Java
8 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.92%) Korn
10 3 (2.19%) AWK
10 3 (2.19%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.19%) C
10 3 (2.19%) C#
10 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.46%) VBA
12 1 (0.73%) C-shell
12 1 (0.73%) VB
12 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (32.85%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) Degree
3 7 (5.11%) RHCE
3 7 (5.11%) RHCSA
4 6 (4.38%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (4.38%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.19%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.46%) CCSP
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.46%) CISM
7 2 (1.46%) CISSP
7 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.46%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.46%) GCFA
7 2 (1.46%) GCIA
7 2 (1.46%) GCIH
8 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) GDPR
2 8 (5.84%) NIST
3 4 (2.92%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.19%) SLA
5 2 (1.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (11.68%) Active Directory
4 10 (7.30%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (5.84%) Docker
6 7 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.38%) NFS
7 6 (4.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (3.65%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.65%) SRDF
8 5 (3.65%) Xen
9 4 (2.92%) GlusterFS
9 4 (2.92%) KVM
9 4 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.19%) Samba
10 3 (2.19%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.46%) Firmware
12 1 (0.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.73%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (16.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 19 (13.87%) Ansible
3 17 (12.41%) Puppet
4 10 (7.30%) Data Guard
4 10 (7.30%) Kubernetes
4 10 (7.30%) Terraform
5 9 (6.57%) Control-M
5 9 (6.57%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (5.11%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (4.38%) SELinux
8 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (2.19%) Avamar
9 3 (2.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (2.19%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.46%) CSIRT
10 2 (1.46%) QRadar
10 2 (1.46%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 69 (50.36%) Oracle
2 43 (31.39%) Red Hat
3 36 (26.28%) VMware
4 19 (13.87%) Sun
5 13 (9.49%) IBM
5 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.49%) NetApp
6 12 (8.76%) EMC
6 12 (8.76%) HP
7 11 (8.03%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (8.03%) Veritas
8 8 (5.84%) Cisco
9 7 (5.11%) Citrix
9 7 (5.11%) Sybase
10 6 (4.38%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.65%) Remedy
12 4 (2.92%) BMC
12 4 (2.92%) CommVault
12 4 (2.92%) Splunk
12 4 (2.92%) webMethods