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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 129 124 132
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Solaris 70 86 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.39% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.13% 6.97% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 55 65
Average daily rate
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£411 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.37% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £723 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £30.60 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+32.67% +13.33%
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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
1142 1233 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.99% 19.87% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 887 881
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 101 (73.72%) Linux
2 92 (67.15%) UNIX
3 70 (51.09%) Finance
4 53 (38.69%) Windows
5 41 (29.93%) Oracle
6 36 (26.28%) Banking
7 30 (21.90%) ITIL
8 27 (19.71%) SQL
8 27 (19.71%) Perl
8 27 (19.71%) Red Hat
8 27 (19.71%) VMware
9 26 (18.98%) Shell Script
9 26 (18.98%) Cisco
10 25 (18.25%) Java
10 25 (18.25%) SAN
11 24 (17.52%) EMC
11 24 (17.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (16.06%) NetApp
12 22 (16.06%) IBM
13 20 (14.60%) Veritas
14 19 (13.87%) WebSphere
15 16 (11.68%) Firewall
15 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
15 16 (11.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (10.95%) Middleware
16 15 (10.95%) Investment Banking
17 14 (10.22%) Apache
17 14 (10.22%) Degree
17 14 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (10.22%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (13.87%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.22%) Apache
3 13 (9.49%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.11%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.11%) IIS
5 6 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.92%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.73%) CICS
10 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.73%) MindAlign
10 1 (0.73%) Lync
10 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) RMDS
2 4 (2.92%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.46%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.25%) SAN
2 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.68%) Firewall
3 13 (9.49%) NAS
4 10 (7.30%) SSL
5 8 (5.84%) LAN
5 8 (5.84%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (5.84%) Multicast
6 7 (5.11%) WAN
6 7 (5.11%) HTTP
6 7 (5.11%) Internet
7 6 (4.38%) SNMP
7 6 (4.38%) LDAP
7 6 (4.38%) TACACS
8 4 (2.92%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.92%) FCoE
8 4 (2.92%) DMZ
8 4 (2.92%) DNS
9 3 (2.19%) BGP
10 2 (1.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.22%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.76%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.46%) MySQL
7 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.46%) HBase
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.73%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.73%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.92%) Toad
2 4 (2.92%) Introscope
2 4 (2.92%) JUnit
2 4 (2.92%) Maven
3 3 (2.19%) Subversion
3 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.19%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.19%) Selenium
4 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.46%) Hudson
5 1 (0.73%) JIRA
5 1 (0.73%) ClearCase
General
1 70 (51.09%) Finance
2 36 (26.28%) Banking
3 15 (10.95%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.03%) Front Office
5 6 (4.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) International Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (13.14%) Analyst
2 11 (8.03%) Support Engineer
3 10 (7.30%) UNIX Engineer
4 9 (6.57%) Technical Support
4 9 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (6.57%) Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (5.84%) Administrator
5 8 (5.84%) UNIX Specialist
6 7 (5.11%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Architect
7 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.65%) Messaging Specialist
8 5 (3.65%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (2.92%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.95%) Middleware
2 12 (8.76%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (6.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.57%) .NET
4 7 (5.11%) Web Services
4 7 (5.11%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (3.65%) XML
6 4 (2.92%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.92%) Java EE
6 4 (2.92%) Ultra Messaging
7 3 (2.19%) HTML
7 3 (2.19%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.19%) XSLT
8 2 (1.46%) SOAP
8 2 (1.46%) WPF
8 2 (1.46%) REST
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.73%) STL
9 1 (0.73%) J2EE
9 1 (0.73%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.57%) Clustering
4 7 (5.11%) PKI
5 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.92%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (2.92%) Replication
7 3 (2.19%) Derivative
7 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.46%) Equities
8 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.73%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.73%) Wiki
9 1 (0.73%) iSeries
9 1 (0.73%) LPAR
9 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.73%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 101 (73.72%) Linux
2 92 (67.15%) UNIX
3 53 (38.69%) Windows
4 24 (17.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.76%) AIX
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.92%) SUSE
8 2 (1.46%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.73%) zOS
9 1 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.90%) ITIL
2 12 (8.76%) Change Management
3 11 (8.03%) Service Management
3 11 (8.03%) Migration
4 10 (7.30%) Load Balancing
4 10 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.11%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.11%) Network Management
7 6 (4.38%) Investment Management
7 6 (4.38%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.38%) Workflow
8 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.65%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.65%) Low Latency
9 4 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.92%) Database Tuning
9 4 (2.92%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.92%) ETL
10 3 (2.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.71%) Perl
1 27 (19.71%) SQL
2 26 (18.98%) Shell Script
3 25 (18.25%) Java
4 10 (7.30%) Python
5 9 (6.57%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.84%) Korn
7 7 (5.11%) C++
7 7 (5.11%) C
8 6 (4.38%) C#
9 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.46%) PHP
10 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.46%) Ruby
11 1 (0.73%) sed
11 1 (0.73%) Jython
11 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.73%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.46%) CCNA
3 2 (1.46%) ISEB
3 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.73%) PMP
4 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) CISSP
4 1 (0.73%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (11.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.11%) KVM
4 6 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.38%) NFS
5 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.92%) Squid
5 4 (2.92%) Xen
5 4 (2.92%) SRDF
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.46%) RHEV
8 1 (0.73%) GPFS
8 1 (0.73%) Ceph
8 1 (0.73%) Gluster
8 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.73%) Firmware
8 1 (0.73%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (8.03%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.38%) Netcool
2 6 (4.38%) Puppet
2 6 (4.38%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (3.65%) Control-M
3 5 (3.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.92%) CA Wily
4 4 (2.92%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.19%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.46%) OpenView
6 2 (1.46%) Legato
6 2 (1.46%) SCOM
6 2 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.73%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.73%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 41 (29.93%) Oracle
2 27 (19.71%) Red Hat
2 27 (19.71%) VMware
3 26 (18.98%) Cisco
4 24 (17.52%) EMC
5 22 (16.06%) NetApp
5 22 (16.06%) IBM
6 20 (14.60%) Veritas
7 11 (8.03%) TIBCO
7 11 (8.03%) HP
8 10 (7.30%) Sun
8 10 (7.30%) F5
9 9 (6.57%) Fidessa
10 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.38%) McAfee
11 6 (4.38%) CommVault
11 6 (4.38%) Sybase
12 5 (3.65%) StorageTek
12 5 (3.65%) Intel
12 5 (3.65%) CA
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