The table below looks at the statistics for Solaris skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 128 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 65 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.20% 1.46% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.89% 7.17% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 64 73
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£425 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £743 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1104 1214 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.35% 20.31% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 899 855
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 76
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.85 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -39.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Solaris Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Solaris
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solaris across the City of London region.

Solaris Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Solaris
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solaris across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Solaris Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Solaris
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solaris across the City of London region.

Solaris Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris.

1 96 (72.73%) Linux
2 84 (63.64%) UNIX
3 67 (50.76%) Finance
4 50 (37.88%) Windows
5 44 (33.33%) Oracle
6 35 (26.52%) Banking
7 29 (21.97%) ITIL
7 29 (21.97%) Red Hat
8 27 (20.45%) Perl
8 27 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (19.70%) EMC
10 25 (18.94%) SAN
10 25 (18.94%) SQL
11 24 (18.18%) Cisco
11 24 (18.18%) Shell Script
12 23 (17.42%) IBM
12 23 (17.42%) Java
12 23 (17.42%) VMware
13 19 (14.39%) NetApp
13 19 (14.39%) WebSphere
14 17 (12.88%) Relational Database
14 17 (12.88%) Veritas
15 16 (12.12%) Middleware
15 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
15 16 (12.12%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.12%) Investment Banking
16 15 (11.36%) Firewall
17 14 (10.61%) Degree
18 13 (9.85%) NAS
18 13 (9.85%) Veritas Cluster Server

Solaris
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Solaris also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Solaris. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (14.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.58%) Apache
3 9 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.06%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.30%) IIS
6 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.52%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.76%) MindAlign
10 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.76%) Lync
10 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.76%) CICS
10 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.76%) MS Project
1 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) RMDS
2 4 (3.03%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.52%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.94%) SAN
2 16 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.36%) Firewall
4 13 (9.85%) NAS
4 13 (9.85%) SSL
5 8 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (5.30%) Multicast
6 7 (5.30%) LAN
6 7 (5.30%) WAN
7 6 (4.55%) TACACS
7 6 (4.55%) SNMP
7 6 (4.55%) LDAP
8 5 (3.79%) HTTP
8 5 (3.79%) Internet
9 4 (3.03%) DMZ
9 4 (3.03%) FCoE
9 4 (3.03%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.52%) BGP
10 2 (1.52%) OSPF
10 2 (1.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.88%) Relational Database
2 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.52%) HBase
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) OLTP
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) DB2
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) TeamCity
2 6 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.79%) Maven
3 5 (3.79%) JUnit
4 4 (3.03%) Introscope
4 4 (3.03%) Toad
5 3 (2.27%) Selenium
5 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.27%) Subversion
6 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 67 (50.76%) Finance
2 35 (26.52%) Banking
3 16 (12.12%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.33%) Front Office
4 11 (8.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.76%) International Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (12.12%) Analyst
2 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
3 9 (6.82%) Administrator
3 9 (6.82%) Technical Support
3 9 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (6.06%) UNIX Engineer
4 8 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (6.06%) Architect
5 7 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (5.30%) Technical Support Engineer
5 7 (5.30%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (4.55%) Developer
7 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.79%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.79%) UNIX Specialist
7 5 (3.79%) Messaging Specialist
8 4 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.12%) Middleware
2 12 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (7.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (7.58%) Web Services
4 9 (6.82%) .NET
5 8 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (3.79%) XML
7 4 (3.03%) Rendezvous
7 4 (3.03%) Ultra Messaging
7 4 (3.03%) Java EE
8 3 (2.27%) XSLT
8 3 (2.27%) HTML
9 2 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.52%) SOAP
9 2 (1.52%) REST
9 2 (1.52%) WPF
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.76%) JMS
10 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Clustering
4 5 (3.79%) PKI
5 4 (3.03%) Replication
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.27%) EMC Centera
6 3 (2.27%) Equities
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.52%) Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Open Source
8 1 (0.76%) LPAR
8 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 96 (72.73%) Linux
2 84 (63.64%) UNIX
3 50 (37.88%) Windows
4 27 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (9.85%) AIX
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.27%) SUSE
9 2 (1.52%) zOS
9 2 (1.52%) HPUX
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.97%) ITIL
2 13 (9.85%) Migration
3 10 (7.58%) Change Management
3 10 (7.58%) Service Management
3 10 (7.58%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.30%) Network Management
6 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.79%) Investment Management
7 5 (3.79%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.79%) Workflow
7 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.03%) ETL
8 4 (3.03%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.03%) Low Latency
9 3 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.27%) Database Tuning
9 3 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.45%) Perl
2 25 (18.94%) SQL
3 24 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 23 (17.42%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) Python
6 9 (6.82%) C
7 8 (6.06%) C++
8 7 (5.30%) Korn
8 7 (5.30%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.55%) C#
9 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.27%) VBScript
12 2 (1.52%) PHP
12 2 (1.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) sed
13 1 (0.76%) C-shell
13 1 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.52%) ISEB
3 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (0.76%) CCNP
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) CISSP
4 1 (0.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) COBIT
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) KVM
4 6 (4.55%) NFS
5 4 (3.03%) SRDF
5 4 (3.03%) Xen
5 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.52%) Squid
7 2 (1.52%) RHEV
8 1 (0.76%) Ceph
8 1 (0.76%) GPFS
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) Gluster
8 1 (0.76%) Firmware
8 1 (0.76%) Samba
8 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (4.55%) Netcool
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (3.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.79%) Puppet
4 5 (3.79%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.03%) Control-M
5 4 (3.03%) CA Wily
6 3 (2.27%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.52%) OpenView
7 2 (1.52%) Legato
7 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.52%) SCOM
7 2 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.76%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 44 (33.33%) Oracle
2 29 (21.97%) Red Hat
3 26 (19.70%) EMC
4 24 (18.18%) Cisco
5 23 (17.42%) IBM
5 23 (17.42%) VMware
6 19 (14.39%) NetApp
7 17 (12.88%) Veritas
8 12 (9.09%) TIBCO
9 10 (7.58%) HP
10 9 (6.82%) Sybase
10 9 (6.82%) Fidessa
10 9 (6.82%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.06%) F5
12 7 (5.30%) CA
13 6 (4.55%) CommVault
13 6 (4.55%) Intel
13 6 (4.55%) McAfee
14 5 (3.79%) StorageTek
14 5 (3.79%) Sun
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