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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 126 137 135
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 66 75 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.27% 1.22% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.86% 6.14% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 44
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.35 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +16.00%
Solaris
London

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
1127 1221 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.73% 19.89% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 840 805
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £189 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 71
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 88 (75.86%) Linux
2 77 (66.38%) UNIX
3 57 (49.14%) Finance
4 42 (36.21%) Windows
5 41 (35.34%) Oracle
6 32 (27.59%) Banking
7 30 (25.86%) ITIL
8 29 (25.00%) SQL
9 25 (21.55%) Shell Script
9 25 (21.55%) VMware
10 24 (20.69%) Java
10 24 (20.69%) Cisco
11 23 (19.83%) Perl
12 22 (18.97%) EMC
12 22 (18.97%) NetApp
12 22 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (17.24%) SAN
13 20 (17.24%) Red Hat
14 19 (16.38%) IBM
15 15 (12.93%) Middleware
15 15 (12.93%) Veritas
16 14 (12.07%) Investment Banking
16 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
16 14 (12.07%) Degree
16 14 (12.07%) Relational Database
17 13 (11.21%) WebSphere
17 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.21%) Service Management
17 13 (11.21%) Change Management
18 12 (10.34%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (11.21%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.34%) Apache
3 11 (9.48%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.03%) IIS
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (3.45%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.86%) Lync
9 1 (0.86%) MindAlign
9 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) RMDS
2 4 (3.45%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.72%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) SAN
2 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.34%) Firewall
4 8 (6.90%) NAS
4 8 (6.90%) Multicast
4 8 (6.90%) LAN
5 7 (6.03%) WAN
5 7 (6.03%) HTTP
6 6 (5.17%) SNMP
6 6 (5.17%) Internet
6 6 (5.17%) TACACS
6 6 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.45%) FCoE
7 4 (3.45%) DNS
7 4 (3.45%) LDAP
8 3 (2.59%) DMZ
8 3 (2.59%) BGP
9 2 (1.72%) OSPF
9 2 (1.72%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.59%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.72%) HBase
7 2 (1.72%) MySQL
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.86%) OLTP
8 1 (0.86%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.86%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 4 (3.45%) Toad
1 4 (3.45%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.59%) Selenium
3 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.72%) JUnit
3 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.72%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.72%) Hudson
3 2 (1.72%) Introscope
3 2 (1.72%) Subversion
3 2 (1.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
General
1 57 (49.14%) Finance
2 32 (27.59%) Banking
3 14 (12.07%) Investment Banking
4 11 (9.48%) Front Office
5 6 (5.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) International Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (12.93%) Analyst
2 12 (10.34%) Developer
3 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) UNIX Specialist
5 8 (6.90%) Technical Support
6 7 (6.03%) Architect
6 7 (6.03%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Administrator
9 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) Middleware
2 12 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (7.76%) .NET
4 7 (6.03%) Web Services
5 6 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (4.31%) XML
7 4 (3.45%) Rendezvous
8 3 (2.59%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.59%) XSLT
8 3 (2.59%) HTML
9 2 (1.72%) SOAP
9 2 (1.72%) Java EE
9 2 (1.72%) WPF
9 2 (1.72%) REST
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.86%) STL
10 1 (0.86%) J2EE
10 1 (0.86%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.90%) Clustering
4 5 (4.31%) PKI
4 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (2.59%) Derivative
6 3 (2.59%) Replication
6 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) Equities
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.86%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.86%) Wiki
8 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.86%) iSeries
8 1 (0.86%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.86%) Linux
2 77 (66.38%) UNIX
3 42 (36.21%) Windows
4 22 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.76%) AIX
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) SUSE
7 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.86%) Debian
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) ITIL
2 13 (11.21%) Service Management
2 13 (11.21%) Change Management
3 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (7.76%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.03%) Network Management
6 6 (5.17%) Investment Management
6 6 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.31%) Project Management
7 5 (4.31%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.31%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.45%) Database Tuning
8 4 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.45%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.45%) ETL
8 4 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) SQL
2 25 (21.55%) Shell Script
3 24 (20.69%) Java
4 23 (19.83%) Perl
5 11 (9.48%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.90%) C++
6 8 (6.90%) Python
7 6 (5.17%) C
7 6 (5.17%) C#
8 4 (3.45%) Korn
9 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.72%) PHP
10 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.72%) Ruby
11 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.86%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.72%) CCNA
3 2 (1.72%) ISEB
3 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) PMP
4 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.86%) CISSP
4 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (10.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.17%) KVM
3 4 (3.45%) SRDF
3 4 (3.45%) NFS
3 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.45%) Squid
3 4 (3.45%) Xen
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.72%) RHEV
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.17%) Netcool
2 6 (5.17%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (4.31%) Control-M
3 5 (4.31%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
5 3 (2.59%) SCOM
5 3 (2.59%) OpenView
5 3 (2.59%) Legato
5 3 (2.59%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.72%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.86%) Nagios
7 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (35.34%) Oracle
2 25 (21.55%) VMware
3 24 (20.69%) Cisco
4 22 (18.97%) EMC
4 22 (18.97%) NetApp
5 20 (17.24%) Red Hat
6 19 (16.38%) IBM
7 15 (12.93%) Veritas
8 11 (9.48%) F5
9 9 (7.76%) Fidessa
9 9 (7.76%) HP
10 8 (6.90%) Sun
10 8 (6.90%) TIBCO
11 7 (6.03%) CheckPoint
11 7 (6.03%) Sybase
12 6 (5.17%) McAfee
13 5 (4.31%) Intel
14 4 (3.45%) BMC
14 4 (3.45%) CommVault
14 4 (3.45%) DataSynapse
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