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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 132 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Solaris 69 127 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 1.75% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.25% 8.15% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 99 91
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£475 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.09%
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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
1315 1559 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.34% 21.51% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1050 1010
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 83
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £42.50 £25.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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.

1 117 (75.00%) Linux
2 100 (64.10%) UNIX
3 74 (47.44%) Oracle
4 59 (37.82%) SQL
5 55 (35.26%) Banking
6 52 (33.33%) Finance
7 43 (27.56%) Red Hat
8 37 (23.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (22.44%) Veritas
10 34 (21.79%) Windows
11 30 (19.23%) Java
11 30 (19.23%) Shell Script
12 28 (17.95%) Sybase
13 27 (17.31%) NetApp
14 26 (16.67%) SAN
15 25 (16.03%) Investment Banking
16 24 (15.38%) Sun
17 23 (14.74%) VMware
17 23 (14.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 20 (12.82%) Migration
19 19 (12.18%) Perl
20 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
20 18 (11.54%) NetBackup
21 16 (10.26%) C++
21 16 (10.26%) Oracle Database
22 15 (9.62%) EMC
22 15 (9.62%) Oracle RAC
22 15 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
23 14 (8.97%) PL/SQL
23 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 12 (7.69%) Apache
2 11 (7.05%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.05%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (3.85%) IIS
3 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.21%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) TorqueBox
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.64%) Documentum
7 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.41%) RMDS
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.67%) SAN
2 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.33%) Firewall
3 13 (8.33%) NAS
4 9 (5.77%) LDAP
4 9 (5.77%) LAN
5 8 (5.13%) SSH
5 8 (5.13%) Multicast
6 7 (4.49%) WAN
6 7 (4.49%) DNS
7 6 (3.85%) FCoE
7 6 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.56%) HTTP
9 3 (1.92%) DHCP
9 3 (1.92%) Broadband
9 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.28%) Wireless
10 2 (1.28%) BGP
10 2 (1.28%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (5.13%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.13%) Sybase ASE
5 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.49%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (3.85%) DB2
8 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.92%) MySQL
9 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.92%) HBase
10 2 (1.28%) Big Data
10 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.28%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.28%) Informix
11 1 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Selenium
2 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.64%) Calabash
2 1 (0.64%) JUnit
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) Toad
2 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.64%) ProC
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 55 (35.26%) Banking
2 52 (33.33%) Finance
3 25 (16.03%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.13%) Retail
4 8 (5.13%) Front Office
5 7 (4.49%) Legal
6 5 (3.21%) Back Office
6 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.56%) German Language
7 4 (2.56%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.92%) Marketing
9 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.28%) Advertising
9 2 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (21.15%) Administrator
2 28 (17.95%) UNIX Administrator
3 26 (16.67%) Developer
4 20 (12.82%) Architect
5 18 (11.54%) DBA
6 16 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (8.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 13 (8.33%) C++ Developer
9 9 (5.77%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (5.77%) UNIX Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.13%) Analyst
10 8 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) Development Manager
11 7 (4.49%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.49%) Sybase DBA
12 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.85%) Consultant
13 5 (3.21%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.05%) Middleware
2 10 (6.41%) HTML
2 10 (6.41%) XML
3 7 (4.49%) JSP
4 6 (3.85%) J2EE
5 5 (3.21%) EJB
5 5 (3.21%) CSS
5 5 (3.21%) Servlets
6 4 (2.56%) Web Services
6 4 (2.56%) XSLT
6 4 (2.56%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.56%) Spring
6 4 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.56%) jQuery
7 3 (1.92%) Rendezvous
8 2 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.28%) STL
8 2 (1.28%) .NET
8 2 (1.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.28%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Replication
2 10 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (5.13%) Clustering
4 6 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.56%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.92%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.28%) Derivative
7 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) Open Source
7 2 (1.28%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) DataPower
8 1 (0.64%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.64%) Tandem
8 1 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 117 (75.00%) Linux
2 100 (64.10%) UNIX
3 37 (23.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (21.79%) Windows
5 11 (7.05%) AIX
6 6 (3.85%) HPUX
6 6 (3.85%) SUSE
7 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.28%) Debian
8 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) OpenSolaris
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.82%) Migration
2 15 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 13 (8.33%) ITIL
3 13 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (6.41%) Project Management
5 8 (5.13%) Low Latency
6 6 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (3.85%) Change Management
7 5 (3.21%) E-Commerce
7 5 (3.21%) Benchmarking
7 5 (3.21%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.21%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.56%) Time Management
8 4 (2.56%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 59 (37.82%) SQL
2 30 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 30 (19.23%) Java
3 19 (12.18%) Perl
4 16 (10.26%) C++
5 14 (8.97%) PL/SQL
6 13 (8.33%) Python
7 10 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.56%) C
8 4 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.56%) Ruby
8 4 (2.56%) Korn
9 3 (1.92%) C#
9 3 (1.92%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.92%) C-shell
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (3.21%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) RHCE
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.28%) CCNA
4 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) OCP
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PMP
5 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) VCP5
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (14.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 15 (9.62%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (6.41%) NFS
5 7 (4.49%) Veritas File System
6 6 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.85%) RHEV
7 5 (3.21%) SRDF
8 4 (2.56%) KVM
9 3 (1.92%) Squid
9 3 (1.92%) Xen
10 2 (1.28%) Snort
10 2 (1.28%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.28%) XenApp
10 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.28%) Samba
11 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.64%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 9 (5.77%) Control-M
3 8 (5.13%) Data Guard
3 8 (5.13%) Puppet
4 7 (4.49%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (2.56%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.92%) SCCM
7 3 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.92%) YUM
7 3 (1.92%) Nagios
8 2 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.64%) Legato
9 1 (0.64%) Nessus
9 1 (0.64%) Cacti
9 1 (0.64%) SCOM
9 1 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 74 (47.44%) Oracle
2 43 (27.56%) Red Hat
3 35 (22.44%) Veritas
4 28 (17.95%) Sybase
5 27 (17.31%) NetApp
6 24 (15.38%) Sun
7 23 (14.74%) VMware
8 15 (9.62%) EMC
9 14 (8.97%) Cisco
9 14 (8.97%) IBM
10 11 (7.05%) HP
10 11 (7.05%) Citrix
10 11 (7.05%) 29West
11 8 (5.13%) Intel
12 7 (4.49%) BMC
12 7 (4.49%) Symantec
13 6 (3.85%) CA
14 5 (3.21%) Microsoft
14 5 (3.21%) Murex
15 3 (1.92%) Juniper
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