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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 153 119 75
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -44
Contract jobs citing Solaris 47 92 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.35% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 6.34% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 109
Average daily rate
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£425 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £360 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.52% -32.14%
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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
1303 1452 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.09% 21.36% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1016 997
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 62 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 99 (77.95%) Linux
2 86 (67.72%) UNIX
3 54 (42.52%) Finance
4 45 (35.43%) Oracle
5 44 (34.65%) Banking
6 41 (32.28%) SQL
7 40 (31.50%) Windows
8 35 (27.56%) Red Hat
8 35 (27.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (22.05%) Shell Script
10 27 (21.26%) Veritas
11 24 (18.90%) Sybase
12 23 (18.11%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (17.32%) Investment Banking
14 20 (15.75%) Cisco
15 19 (14.96%) SAN
16 18 (14.17%) Sun
16 18 (14.17%) C++
16 18 (14.17%) Perl
17 17 (13.39%) NetApp
17 17 (13.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 16 (12.60%) Java
19 15 (11.81%) EMC
19 15 (11.81%) VMware
19 15 (11.81%) Migration
19 15 (11.81%) Multithreading
20 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (11.02%) Middleware
20 14 (11.02%) Python
21 13 (10.24%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.24%) Apache
1 13 (10.24%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.72%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.15%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (3.15%) GlassFish
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) RMDS
1 4 (3.15%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.96%) SAN
2 12 (9.45%) DNS
3 11 (8.66%) LAN
4 10 (7.87%) Firewall
5 9 (7.09%) NAS
5 9 (7.09%) Multicast
6 8 (6.30%) WAN
7 7 (5.51%) FCoE
7 7 (5.51%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.51%) LDAP
8 6 (4.72%) HTTP
9 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.15%) DHCP
9 4 (3.15%) Broadband
9 4 (3.15%) BGP
10 3 (2.36%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.36%) DSL
10 3 (2.36%) Internet
10 3 (2.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.45%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 9 (7.09%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.15%) MySQL
7 4 (3.15%) DB2
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.57%) Big Data
9 2 (1.57%) HBase
9 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.79%) KDB
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Toad
2 2 (1.57%) Subversion
2 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.57%) Hudson
2 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.57%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (42.52%) Finance
2 44 (34.65%) Banking
3 22 (17.32%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Front Office
5 3 (2.36%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) German Language
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.32%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) C++ Developer
3 13 (10.24%) Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Architect
3 13 (10.24%) DBA
3 13 (10.24%) Administrator
4 11 (8.66%) UNIX Administrator
5 9 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.30%) Sybase DBA
7 7 (5.51%) C Developer
7 7 (5.51%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) UNIX Specialist
8 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) Middleware
2 6 (4.72%) .NET
3 5 (3.94%) XML
4 4 (3.15%) HTML
5 3 (2.36%) STL
5 3 (2.36%) Web Services
6 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.57%) XSLT
6 2 (1.57%) JSP
6 2 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.57%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.79%) YAML
7 1 (0.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.66%) Replication
3 8 (6.30%) Clustering
4 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.36%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.36%) Symmetrix
6 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.57%) iPad
7 2 (1.57%) Open Source
7 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
8 1 (0.79%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.79%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 99 (77.95%) Linux
2 86 (67.72%) UNIX
3 40 (31.50%) Windows
4 35 (27.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.66%) AIX
6 5 (3.94%) SUSE
7 3 (2.36%) HPUX
8 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.57%) VMS
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) CentOS
9 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
9 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (11.81%) Migration
2 15 (11.81%) Multithreading
3 11 (8.66%) ITIL
4 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.30%) Project Management
5 8 (6.30%) Database Tuning
6 7 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.51%) Benchmarking
6 7 (5.51%) Change Management
7 6 (4.72%) Low Latency
7 6 (4.72%) Investment Management
8 5 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.94%) Service Management
8 5 (3.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.15%) Project Planning
9 4 (3.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.28%) SQL
2 28 (22.05%) Shell Script
3 18 (14.17%) C++
3 18 (14.17%) Perl
4 16 (12.60%) Java
5 14 (11.02%) Python
6 9 (7.09%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.09%) C
7 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.72%) C#
9 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.15%) Korn
11 3 (2.36%) PHP
11 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.57%) Ruby
12 2 (1.57%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.51%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.09%) NFS
4 7 (5.51%) SRDF
5 6 (4.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.94%) Veritas File System
6 5 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.94%) Squid
7 4 (3.15%) KVM
7 4 (3.15%) Xen
8 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.57%) XenApp
10 1 (0.79%) Postfix
10 1 (0.79%) RHEV
10 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) Control-M
2 8 (6.30%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.94%) Puppet
4 3 (2.36%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.57%) Nagios
5 2 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.57%) OpenView
5 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.79%) Cacti
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.79%) yum
6 1 (0.79%) Legato
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool
6 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 45 (35.43%) Oracle
2 35 (27.56%) Red Hat
3 27 (21.26%) Veritas
4 24 (18.90%) Sybase
5 20 (15.75%) Cisco
6 18 (14.17%) Sun
7 17 (13.39%) NetApp
8 15 (11.81%) EMC
8 15 (11.81%) VMware
9 12 (9.45%) HP
9 12 (9.45%) IBM
10 10 (7.87%) Intel
11 8 (6.30%) BMC
12 5 (3.94%) F5
13 4 (3.15%) Juniper
14 3 (2.36%) 29West
14 3 (2.36%) Hitachi
14 3 (2.36%) Citrix
14 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
14 3 (2.36%) Charles River
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