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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 123 101 115
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Solaris 81 142 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.37% 2.01% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.04% 8.88% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 120 70
Average daily rate
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£500 £431 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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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
1342 1600 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.75% 22.61% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1084 1000
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.50 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 118 (73.75%) Linux
2 101 (63.13%) UNIX
3 70 (43.75%) Oracle
4 60 (37.50%) Banking
5 58 (36.25%) Finance
6 55 (34.38%) SQL
7 52 (32.50%) Red Hat
8 46 (28.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (23.75%) Veritas
10 31 (19.38%) Shell Script
10 31 (19.38%) Windows
11 28 (17.50%) Sybase
11 28 (17.50%) NetApp
12 27 (16.88%) SAN
12 27 (16.88%) Investment Banking
13 25 (15.63%) Sun
14 24 (15.00%) Migration
14 24 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 22 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (13.75%) Java
16 21 (13.13%) NetBackup
16 21 (13.13%) VMware
17 19 (11.88%) C++
18 18 (11.25%) Perl
19 17 (10.63%) Cisco
19 17 (10.63%) Replication
20 16 (10.00%) Python
20 16 (10.00%) Oracle Database
21 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
21 15 (9.38%) Oracle RAC

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (8.13%) Apache
2 11 (6.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 9 (5.63%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.75%) IIS
6 4 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.63%) Documentum
8 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) RMDS
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.88%) SAN
2 14 (8.75%) NAS
3 13 (8.13%) Firewall
3 13 (8.13%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.88%) LAN
4 11 (6.88%) Multicast
5 10 (6.25%) DNS
5 10 (6.25%) LDAP
6 9 (5.63%) WAN
6 9 (5.63%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (5.00%) FCoE
8 7 (4.38%) SSH
9 5 (3.13%) HTTP
10 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.88%) DHCP
11 3 (1.88%) Broadband
12 2 (1.25%) WLAN
12 2 (1.25%) SMTP
12 2 (1.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (6.25%) Sybase ASE
4 9 (5.63%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (3.13%) DB2
7 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.88%) HBase
8 3 (1.88%) MySQL
9 2 (1.25%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.25%) Informix
9 2 (1.25%) Big Data
9 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Toad
1 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.63%) MSI
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
1 1 (0.63%) Selenium
1 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.63%) Calabash
General
1 60 (37.50%) Banking
2 58 (36.25%) Finance
3 27 (16.88%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.00%) Front Office
5 7 (4.38%) Retail
6 6 (3.75%) Legal
7 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.88%) Marketing
8 3 (1.88%) Back Office
9 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (20.63%) Administrator
2 31 (19.38%) UNIX Administrator
3 26 (16.25%) Developer
4 22 (13.75%) Architect
5 21 (13.13%) DBA
6 17 (10.63%) C++ Developer
7 16 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 16 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (5.63%) Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) Sybase DBA
10 8 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.38%) Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
12 6 (3.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.75%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.75%) Development Manager
13 5 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) Middleware
2 10 (6.25%) HTML
3 7 (4.38%) XML
4 5 (3.13%) CSS
5 4 (2.50%) JSP
5 4 (2.50%) Web Services
6 3 (1.88%) XSLT
6 3 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.88%) Rendezvous
6 3 (1.88%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.25%) Spring
7 2 (1.25%) Servlets
7 2 (1.25%) STL
7 2 (1.25%) .NET
7 2 (1.25%) J2EE
7 2 (1.25%) EJB
7 2 (1.25%) jQuery
7 2 (1.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Replication
2 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (5.63%) Clustering
5 6 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.88%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.88%) Open Source
6 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.88%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.88%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.25%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.63%) STB
8 1 (0.63%) e-Health
8 1 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 118 (73.75%) Linux
2 101 (63.13%) UNIX
3 46 (28.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (19.38%) Windows
5 11 (6.88%) AIX
6 5 (3.13%) SUSE
7 4 (2.50%) HPUX
8 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.25%) Debian
9 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.25%) VMS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) Migration
2 22 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (9.38%) Multithreading
4 12 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.63%) Low Latency
7 8 (5.00%) ITIL
7 8 (5.00%) Benchmarking
7 8 (5.00%) Project Management
8 7 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.13%) Database Tuning
9 5 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.50%) Change Management
10 4 (2.50%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (2.50%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.50%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.38%) SQL
2 31 (19.38%) Shell Script
3 22 (13.75%) Java
4 19 (11.88%) C++
5 18 (11.25%) Perl
6 16 (10.00%) Python
7 9 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.38%) C
9 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.50%) Ruby
12 3 (1.88%) Korn
12 3 (1.88%) PHP
12 3 (1.88%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.25%) C#
14 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.63%) VB
14 1 (0.63%) Ada
Qualifications
1 11 (6.88%) Degree
2 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.13%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMP
5 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (15.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 15 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.13%) NFS
4 9 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (5.63%) Veritas File System
5 8 (5.00%) SRDF
6 7 (4.38%) RHEV
6 7 (4.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.13%) KVM
8 4 (2.50%) Xen
9 3 (1.88%) Squid
9 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.25%) Postfix
10 2 (1.25%) XenApp
11 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.63%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (13.13%) NetBackup
2 12 (7.50%) Control-M
3 9 (5.63%) Data Guard
4 8 (5.00%) Puppet
5 5 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (2.50%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.50%) Nagios
7 3 (1.88%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.88%) SCCM
7 3 (1.88%) YUM
8 2 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.25%) Cacti
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.63%) RANCID
9 1 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 70 (43.75%) Oracle
2 52 (32.50%) Red Hat
3 38 (23.75%) Veritas
4 28 (17.50%) NetApp
4 28 (17.50%) Sybase
5 25 (15.63%) Sun
6 21 (13.13%) VMware
7 17 (10.63%) Cisco
8 14 (8.75%) EMC
9 13 (8.13%) IBM
10 12 (7.50%) HP
11 11 (6.88%) Intel
11 11 (6.88%) Citrix
11 11 (6.88%) 29West
12 8 (5.00%) BMC
13 6 (3.75%) CA
14 5 (3.13%) Symantec
15 3 (1.88%) DataSynapse
15 3 (1.88%) JBoss
15 3 (1.88%) Hitachi
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