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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 148 126 127
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Solaris 24 83 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 1.54% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 6.89% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 49
Median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £320 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £525 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £420 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.80% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.82% -36.22%
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
756 1204 1332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.83% 22.30% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 948 964
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 58
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £62.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 August 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 August 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 55 (79.71%) Linux
2 43 (62.32%) Unix
3 42 (60.87%) Finance
4 38 (55.07%) Oracle
5 26 (37.68%) Banking
6 25 (36.23%) SQL
7 23 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (30.43%) VMware
9 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
9 19 (27.54%) Windows
10 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
11 15 (21.74%) Veritas
11 15 (21.74%) IBM
11 15 (21.74%) Puppet
12 14 (20.29%) AIX
12 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (20.29%) EMC
12 14 (20.29%) Migration
13 13 (18.84%) HP
13 13 (18.84%) SAN
13 13 (18.84%) Perl
14 12 (17.39%) ITIL
14 12 (17.39%) Middleware
15 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (15.94%) KVM
16 10 (14.49%) Low Latency
16 10 (14.49%) NAS
16 10 (14.49%) NetApp
17 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
17 9 (13.04%) Sun

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 6 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (1.45%) RMDS
1 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) SAN
2 10 (14.49%) NAS
3 7 (10.14%) LAN
3 7 (10.14%) LDAP
3 7 (10.14%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 4 (5.80%) DNS
5 4 (5.80%) HTTP
6 3 (4.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 2 (2.90%) FCoE
7 2 (2.90%) FTP
7 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.90%) Multicast
7 2 (2.90%) SNMP
8 1 (1.45%) Broadband
8 1 (1.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.35%) HBase
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.90%) DB2
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) BODI
7 1 (1.45%) OLAP
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (60.87%) Finance
2 26 (37.68%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Front Office
6 2 (2.90%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Administrator
2 20 (28.99%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (18.84%) Unix Administrator
3 13 (18.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 12 (17.39%) Developer
5 11 (15.94%) Architect
6 10 (14.49%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (14.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (10.14%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Consultant
10 4 (5.80%) DBA
10 4 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 3 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Middleware
2 6 (8.70%) JMS
3 4 (5.80%) XML
4 3 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.35%) Spring
5 2 (2.90%) EJB
5 2 (2.90%) J2EE
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (2.90%) SOAP
5 2 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.90%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.45%) .NET
6 1 (1.45%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.45%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.45%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.35%) Online Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 55 (79.71%) Linux
2 43 (62.32%) Unix
3 23 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (27.54%) Windows
5 14 (20.29%) AIX
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (5.80%) SUSE
7 3 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Migration
2 12 (17.39%) ITIL
3 10 (14.49%) Low Latency
4 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.25%) Change Control
6 5 (7.25%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.80%) Service Management
8 3 (4.35%) ETL
8 3 (4.35%) ITSM
8 3 (4.35%) Pair Programming
8 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.35%) Refactoring
8 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.35%) Scrum
8 3 (4.35%) SOA
8 3 (4.35%) TDD
8 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
3 13 (18.84%) Perl
4 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 8 (11.59%) Python
6 7 (10.14%) Java
7 6 (8.70%) SystemTap
8 3 (4.35%) Korn
8 3 (4.35%) Ruby
9 2 (2.90%) C
9 2 (2.90%) C++
10 1 (1.45%) Groovy
10 1 (1.45%) Tcl
10 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
1 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.45%) NCDA
2 1 (1.45%) NCIE
2 1 (1.45%) NCSA
2 1 (1.45%) RHCA
2 1 (1.45%) RHCE
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) KVM
1 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (10.14%) NFS
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (10.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.70%) Xen
5 4 (5.80%) SRDF
5 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (2.90%) Samba
8 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) Puppet
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (8.70%) Ansible
3 6 (8.70%) BladeLogic
3 6 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (5.80%) Data Guard
5 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.90%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.90%) Netcool
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.45%) Control-M
7 1 (1.45%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.45%) Nagios
7 1 (1.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (1.45%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.45%) OpenView
7 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Oracle
2 21 (30.43%) VMware
3 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
4 15 (21.74%) IBM
4 15 (21.74%) Veritas
5 14 (20.29%) EMC
6 13 (18.84%) HP
7 10 (14.49%) NetApp
8 9 (13.04%) Sun
9 8 (11.59%) Cisco
10 7 (10.14%) Dell
10 7 (10.14%) Sybase
11 4 (5.80%) Citrix
11 4 (5.80%) Intel
11 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.80%) SAP
12 2 (2.90%) BMC
12 2 (2.90%) Brocade
12 2 (2.90%) DataSynapse
12 2 (2.90%) TIBCO