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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 126 111 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 76 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.30% 1.44% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.38% 6.54% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 82
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.83% -11.66%
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
1191 1269 1382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.05% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 928 948
Average daily rate £425 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Solaris Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Solaris
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 104 (74.29%) Linux
2 85 (60.71%) UNIX
3 65 (46.43%) Finance
4 57 (40.71%) Windows
5 45 (32.14%) Oracle
6 39 (27.86%) SAN
7 35 (25.00%) Banking
8 33 (23.57%) EMC
8 33 (23.57%) IBM
8 33 (23.57%) Red Hat
9 31 (22.14%) Cisco
10 29 (20.71%) Perl
11 28 (20.00%) VMware
11 28 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (19.29%) ITIL
13 26 (18.57%) Java
14 24 (17.14%) SQL
14 24 (17.14%) WebSphere
15 23 (16.43%) NetApp
16 22 (15.71%) Firewall
17 21 (15.00%) NAS
18 20 (14.29%) Veritas
18 20 (14.29%) Shell Script
18 20 (14.29%) SSL
19 17 (12.14%) HP
20 16 (11.43%) Middleware
20 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
20 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
20 16 (11.43%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.29%) Apache
3 11 (7.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.14%) IIS
5 7 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (4.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.43%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.71%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.71%) Lync
9 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.71%) CICS
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.71%) MindAlign
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) MS Project
1 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) RMDS
2 2 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.86%) SAN
2 22 (15.71%) Firewall
3 21 (15.00%) NAS
4 20 (14.29%) SSL
5 14 (10.00%) LAN
6 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
7 12 (8.57%) WAN
8 11 (7.86%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (7.14%) Multicast
9 10 (7.14%) HTTP
9 10 (7.14%) LDAP
9 10 (7.14%) iSCSI
10 8 (5.71%) DNS
10 8 (5.71%) FCoE
11 6 (4.29%) Internet
12 5 (3.57%) SNMP
12 5 (3.57%) TACACS
13 4 (2.86%) DMZ
14 3 (2.14%) Wireless
14 3 (2.14%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.29%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (3.57%) HBase
6 5 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.71%) DB2
9 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) JUnit
2 5 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.57%) Maven
2 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.86%) Introscope
4 1 (0.71%) Subversion
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 65 (46.43%) Finance
2 35 (25.00%) Banking
3 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.86%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.71%) International Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (15.00%) Administrator
2 17 (12.14%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (9.29%) Architect
4 12 (8.57%) Analyst
5 11 (7.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.43%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Messaging Specialist
10 5 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.57%) Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) Middleware
2 12 (8.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.43%) Web Services
4 8 (5.71%) XML
4 8 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (5.00%) Rendezvous
5 7 (5.00%) HTML
6 6 (4.29%) XSLT
6 6 (4.29%) Ultra Messaging
7 5 (3.57%) .NET
8 4 (2.86%) JMS
8 4 (2.86%) Java EE
9 3 (2.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (1.43%) REST
10 2 (1.43%) J2EE
10 2 (1.43%) WPF
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.71%) Struts2
11 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.00%) Clustering
3 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.29%) Replication
5 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.57%) PKI
6 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.14%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.14%) Equities
7 3 (2.14%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.43%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 104 (74.29%) Linux
2 85 (60.71%) UNIX
3 57 (40.71%) Windows
4 28 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (9.29%) AIX
6 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.86%) zOS
9 4 (2.86%) SUSE
9 4 (2.86%) HPUX
10 3 (2.14%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.43%) CentOS
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) ITIL
2 15 (10.71%) Migration
3 12 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (7.14%) Change Management
6 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.71%) Risk Management
7 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.00%) Project Management
9 6 (4.29%) Service Management
9 6 (4.29%) Benchmarking
9 6 (4.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.29%) Network Management
10 5 (3.57%) Workflow
10 5 (3.57%) SDLC
11 4 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.86%) Time Management
12 3 (2.14%) ITIL V3
12 3 (2.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.71%) Perl
2 26 (18.57%) Java
3 24 (17.14%) SQL
4 20 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.57%) Python
6 11 (7.86%) C
7 9 (6.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.71%) C++
9 7 (5.00%) Korn
9 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.14%) VBScript
12 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.43%) C#
12 2 (1.43%) PHP
13 1 (0.71%) COBOL
13 1 (0.71%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) Tcl
13 1 (0.71%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.14%) MCSE
3 3 (2.14%) CCNA
3 3 (2.14%) ISEB
4 2 (1.43%) RHCE
4 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.71%) CCSA
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) PMP
5 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) NCDA
5 1 (0.71%) VCAP
5 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (0.71%) CISSP
5 1 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.00%) NFS
3 11 (7.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (7.86%) KVM
4 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (5.00%) Xen
6 7 (5.00%) SRDF
7 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
7 5 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.14%) RHEV
8 3 (2.14%) ProxySG
8 3 (2.14%) vSphere
9 2 (1.43%) Samba
9 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.71%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.71%) GPFS
10 1 (0.71%) Ceph
10 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.00%) Puppet
3 6 (4.29%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (4.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.57%) Netcool
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (2.86%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.86%) Control-M
5 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.86%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.14%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.43%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.43%) yum
7 2 (1.43%) SnapVault
7 2 (1.43%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 45 (32.14%) Oracle
2 33 (23.57%) IBM
2 33 (23.57%) EMC
2 33 (23.57%) Red Hat
3 31 (22.14%) Cisco
4 28 (20.00%) VMware
5 23 (16.43%) NetApp
6 20 (14.29%) Veritas
7 17 (12.14%) HP
8 15 (10.71%) TIBCO
9 11 (7.86%) Intel
10 10 (7.14%) Sybase
10 10 (7.14%) CheckPoint
11 9 (6.43%) CA
12 8 (5.71%) Sun
13 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.00%) DataSynapse
13 7 (5.00%) F5
14 6 (4.29%) CommVault
15 5 (3.57%) Fidessa
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