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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solaris over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 132 132 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Solaris 32 68 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.32% 5.87% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 59
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £530 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+32.11% +2.83%
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
741 1158 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.01% 20.17% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 894 931
Median daily rate £473 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 52
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Solaris
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Solaris as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Solaris also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Solaris.

1 54 (79.41%) Linux
2 49 (72.06%) Unix
3 47 (69.12%) Finance
4 30 (44.12%) Oracle
5 26 (38.24%) SQL
6 24 (35.29%) Shell Script
7 23 (33.82%) Banking
8 21 (30.88%) Veritas
9 19 (27.94%) Red Hat
10 18 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (25.00%) Migration
11 17 (25.00%) SAN
12 16 (23.53%) Windows
12 16 (23.53%) VMware
12 16 (23.53%) Puppet
13 15 (22.06%) ITIL
14 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
15 12 (17.65%) EMC
16 11 (16.18%) Sybase
16 11 (16.18%) Perl
16 11 (16.18%) PL/SQL
16 11 (16.18%) Python
16 11 (16.18%) HP
16 11 (16.18%) NAS
16 11 (16.18%) Performance Tuning
17 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
17 10 (14.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (14.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (14.71%) IBM
18 9 (13.24%) NetApp

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.88%) MQSeries
2 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.41%) Apache
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) JBoss
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.47%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.47%) RMDS
1 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) SAN
2 11 (16.18%) NAS
3 6 (8.82%) LDAP
4 5 (7.35%) LAN
4 5 (7.35%) WAN
5 4 (5.88%) DNS
5 4 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (5.88%) Firewall
5 4 (5.88%) PuTTY
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) HTTP
6 3 (4.41%) Multicast
7 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.94%) FCoE
7 2 (2.94%) FTP
7 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.94%) SNMP
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP
7 2 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (1.47%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.41%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.94%) DB2
7 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.94%) HBase
8 1 (1.47%) BODI
8 1 (1.47%) OLAP
8 1 (1.47%) OLTP
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (69.12%) Finance
2 23 (33.82%) Banking
3 6 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.41%) Back Office
5 3 (4.41%) Front Office
6 1 (1.47%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Administrator
2 16 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (16.18%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 10 (14.71%) Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (13.24%) Unix Administrator
6 8 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (10.29%) Architect
7 7 (10.29%) DBA
7 7 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (8.82%) Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Applications Support
8 6 (8.82%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (7.35%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Consultant
9 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) Middleware
2 6 (8.82%) JMS
3 4 (5.88%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.41%) Spring
5 2 (2.94%) EJB
5 2 (2.94%) J2EE
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.94%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.47%) .NET
6 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.47%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.47%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.35%) Derivative
1 5 (7.35%) Equities
1 5 (7.35%) Fixed Income
2 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Replication
3 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) CMDB
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 54 (79.41%) Linux
2 49 (72.06%) Unix
3 18 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (23.53%) Windows
5 8 (11.76%) AIX
6 4 (5.88%) SUSE
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Migration
2 15 (22.06%) ITIL
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) Change Control
6 6 (8.82%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.88%) Database Tuning
7 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.88%) SDLC
8 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.41%) DSDM
8 3 (4.41%) Line Management
8 3 (4.41%) Pair Programming
8 3 (4.41%) Refactoring
8 3 (4.41%) Scrum
8 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.41%) Service Management
8 3 (4.41%) SOA
8 3 (4.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) SQL
2 24 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 11 (16.18%) Perl
3 11 (16.18%) PL/SQL
3 11 (16.18%) Python
4 7 (10.29%) C++
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 5 (7.35%) SystemTap
6 3 (4.41%) Korn
6 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.47%) NCDA
2 1 (1.47%) NCIE
2 1 (1.47%) NCSA
2 1 (1.47%) RHCA
2 1 (1.47%) RHCE
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 10 (14.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.29%) KVM
4 6 (8.82%) NFS
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.41%) SRDF
5 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.41%) Xen
6 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (2.94%) Samba
6 2 (2.94%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) Puppet
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (10.29%) Control-M
4 6 (8.82%) Ansible
4 6 (8.82%) BladeLogic
4 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (5.88%) Data Guard
5 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.88%) SCOM
6 2 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (2.94%) Netcool
6 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
6 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.47%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Oracle
2 21 (30.88%) Veritas
3 19 (27.94%) Red Hat
4 16 (23.53%) VMware
5 12 (17.65%) EMC
6 11 (16.18%) HP
6 11 (16.18%) Sybase
7 10 (14.71%) IBM
8 9 (13.24%) NetApp
9 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.29%) Sun
11 6 (8.82%) Cisco
12 5 (7.35%) Dell
12 5 (7.35%) Remedy
13 4 (5.88%) SAP
13 4 (5.88%) Symantec
14 3 (4.41%) BMC
14 3 (4.41%) Intel
15 2 (2.94%) CA
15 2 (2.94%) Nokia