The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 126 104 128
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs citing Solaris 78 115 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.62% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 7.93% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 91 87
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £345 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1285 1451 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.97% 20.40% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 984 980
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 90
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £54.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Solaris
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 119 (74.38%) Linux
2 99 (61.88%) UNIX
3 88 (55.00%) Oracle
4 66 (41.25%) SQL
5 60 (37.50%) Finance
6 56 (35.00%) Banking
7 42 (26.25%) Red Hat
8 38 (23.75%) Windows
9 37 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (20.63%) Java
11 31 (19.38%) Veritas
12 30 (18.75%) NetApp
12 30 (18.75%) SAN
13 28 (17.50%) Shell Script
14 26 (16.25%) Sybase
15 25 (15.63%) VMware
16 22 (13.75%) Sun
16 22 (13.75%) Investment Banking
17 21 (13.13%) Oracle Database
17 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
18 20 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 18 (11.25%) Perl
19 18 (11.25%) Migration
20 17 (10.63%) NetBackup
20 17 (10.63%) PL/SQL
20 17 (10.63%) ITIL
20 17 (10.63%) EMC
20 17 (10.63%) Performance Tuning
21 16 (10.00%) NAS
21 16 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.88%) Apache
4 9 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.75%) IIS
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.63%) Documentum
9 1 (0.63%) SAS
9 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (7.50%) RMDS
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.75%) SAN
2 16 (10.00%) NAS
3 13 (8.13%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.50%) Firewall
5 11 (6.88%) LAN
6 10 (6.25%) WAN
6 10 (6.25%) Multicast
7 9 (5.63%) FCoE
7 9 (5.63%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (5.00%) SSH
9 7 (4.38%) LDAP
10 6 (3.75%) DNS
11 5 (3.13%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.50%) HTTP
13 2 (1.25%) DHCP
13 2 (1.25%) FTP
13 2 (1.25%) Network Security
13 2 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
14 1 (0.63%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
1 21 (13.13%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (5.63%) RDBMS
3 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (3.75%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.50%) DB2
7 3 (1.88%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.88%) HBase
8 2 (1.25%) Big Data
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.25%) Informix
8 2 (1.25%) SQLPlus
8 2 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.63%) ProC
3 1 (0.63%) MSI
3 1 (0.63%) JMeter
3 1 (0.63%) Maven
3 1 (0.63%) Ant
3 1 (0.63%) JUnit
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) Calabash
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
General
1 60 (37.50%) Finance
2 56 (35.00%) Banking
3 22 (13.75%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.25%) Front Office
5 8 (5.00%) Retail
6 7 (4.38%) Back Office
7 6 (3.75%) Legal
8 5 (3.13%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
9 4 (2.50%) Marketing
9 4 (2.50%) German Language
10 2 (1.25%) Advertising
10 2 (1.25%) Games
10 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (18.75%) Administrator
2 25 (15.63%) Developer
2 25 (15.63%) UNIX Administrator
3 22 (13.75%) Architect
4 17 (10.63%) DBA
5 15 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (8.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 10 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.63%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.63%) Analyst
8 9 (5.63%) Development Manager
9 8 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Sybase DBA
11 5 (3.13%) Data Architect
11 5 (3.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.38%) Middleware
2 10 (6.25%) HTML
2 10 (6.25%) XML
3 7 (4.38%) JSP
4 6 (3.75%) CSS
4 6 (3.75%) J2EE
5 5 (3.13%) EJB
5 5 (3.13%) Servlets
6 4 (2.50%) Web Services
6 4 (2.50%) XSLT
6 4 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.50%) Spring
6 4 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.50%) jQuery
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.88%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.88%) .NET
8 2 (1.25%) STL
8 2 (1.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.75%) Replication
1 14 (8.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (6.25%) Clustering
3 6 (3.75%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.88%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.88%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.88%) Derivative
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.25%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.63%) Tandem
7 1 (0.63%) STB
7 1 (0.63%) e-Health
7 1 (0.63%) DataPower
7 1 (0.63%) iSeries
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 119 (74.38%) Linux
2 99 (61.88%) UNIX
3 38 (23.75%) Windows
4 37 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (8.13%) AIX
6 6 (3.75%) HPUX
7 4 (2.50%) SUSE
8 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.25%) Debian
9 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.63%) VMS
10 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.25%) Migration
2 17 (10.63%) ITIL
2 17 (10.63%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.88%) Project Management
5 10 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 8 (5.00%) Benchmarking
6 8 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.38%) Low Latency
8 6 (3.75%) Change Management
8 6 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.50%) Time Management
10 4 (2.50%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.50%) SOA
10 4 (2.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 66 (41.25%) SQL
2 33 (20.63%) Java
3 28 (17.50%) Shell Script
4 18 (11.25%) Perl
5 17 (10.63%) PL/SQL
6 13 (8.13%) C++
7 10 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.63%) Python
8 9 (5.63%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.13%) Korn
10 4 (2.50%) Ruby
10 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.50%) C
11 3 (1.88%) C#
11 3 (1.88%) PHP
11 3 (1.88%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.88%) C-shell
12 1 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) Ada
12 1 (0.63%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (8.13%) Degree
2 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.88%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.25%) RHCE
5 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.25%) CCNA
5 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) OCP
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.63%) PMP
6 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.63%) VCP5
6 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.13%) NFS
4 9 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (5.00%) SRDF
6 7 (4.38%) RHEV
6 7 (4.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (3.75%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.75%) KVM
8 5 (3.13%) Veritas File System
9 4 (2.50%) Xen
10 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.25%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.25%) XenApp
11 2 (1.25%) Snort
11 2 (1.25%) Samba
11 2 (1.25%) Squid
12 1 (0.63%) Nmap
12 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (10.63%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.25%) Control-M
3 9 (5.63%) Data Guard
4 7 (4.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (4.38%) Tivoli
4 7 (4.38%) Puppet
5 4 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (2.50%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.88%) SCCM
6 3 (1.88%) YUM
6 3 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.88%) Nagios
7 1 (0.63%) Nessus
7 1 (0.63%) Legato
7 1 (0.63%) Cacti
7 1 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 88 (55.00%) Oracle
2 42 (26.25%) Red Hat
3 31 (19.38%) Veritas
4 30 (18.75%) NetApp
5 26 (16.25%) Sybase
6 25 (15.63%) VMware
7 22 (13.75%) Sun
8 17 (10.63%) EMC
9 15 (9.38%) Cisco
10 13 (8.13%) IBM
10 13 (8.13%) 29West
11 12 (7.50%) Citrix
12 11 (6.88%) Intel
13 10 (6.25%) HP
14 8 (5.00%) BMC
15 7 (4.38%) Symantec
16 6 (3.75%) CA
16 6 (3.75%) Murex
16 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
17 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
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