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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 152 110 138
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +28
Contract jobs citing Solaris 21 77 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.98% 7.08% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 65 52
Median daily rate £469 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £320 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £537 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-3.35% -11.30%
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
704 1088 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.58% 23.44% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 865 999
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £36.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 36 (69.23%) Finance
3 31 (59.62%) Oracle
4 29 (55.77%) Unix
5 20 (38.46%) SQL
5 20 (38.46%) Banking
6 16 (30.77%) VMware
6 16 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (25.00%) Windows
8 12 (23.08%) AIX
8 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 11 (21.15%) ITIL
9 11 (21.15%) Migration
9 11 (21.15%) EMC
9 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
9 11 (21.15%) Middleware
9 11 (21.15%) Puppet
10 10 (19.23%) Low Latency
10 10 (19.23%) IBM
10 10 (19.23%) HP
11 9 (17.31%) Perl
11 9 (17.31%) Veritas
11 9 (17.31%) KVM
11 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
12 8 (15.38%) Cisco
13 7 (13.46%) Sun
13 7 (13.46%) SAN
13 7 (13.46%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database

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 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) NAS
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (7.69%) LDAP
5 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.77%) HTTP
5 3 (5.77%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
7 1 (1.92%) 3G
7 1 (1.92%) 4G
7 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) FTP
7 1 (1.92%) Multicast
7 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) HBase
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) BODI
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 36 (69.23%) Finance
2 20 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Administrator
2 15 (28.85%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (19.23%) Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Unix Administrator
4 9 (17.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 8 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (11.54%) Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Consultant
8 5 (9.62%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.69%) DBA
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (5.77%) Lead Architect
10 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Senior Architect
11 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) JMS
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) EJB
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.77%) Online Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) CMDB
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 29 (55.77%) Unix
3 16 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (25.00%) Windows
5 12 (23.08%) AIX
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (7.69%) SUSE
6 4 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
1 11 (21.15%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) Low Latency
3 6 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (7.69%) Build Automation
5 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.69%) High-Frequency Trading
5 4 (7.69%) ITSM
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.85%) Change Control
7 2 (3.85%) Data Management
7 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.85%) High Availability
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) Perl
3 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 5 (9.62%) SystemTap
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby
7 3 (5.77%) Java
7 3 (5.77%) Korn
7 3 (5.77%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
8 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) KVM
1 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (9.62%) Xen
4 4 (7.69%) NFS
5 3 (5.77%) SRDF
5 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.77%) vSphere
6 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (1.92%) vCloud
7 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle ZFS
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
3 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.69%) BladeLogic
4 4 (7.69%) Data Guard
4 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.85%) Control-M
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.92%) HP NNM
6 1 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.92%) SCCM
6 1 (1.92%) Xymon
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) Oracle
2 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) EMC
3 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
4 10 (19.23%) HP
4 10 (19.23%) IBM
5 9 (17.31%) Veritas
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco
7 7 (13.46%) Sun
8 6 (11.54%) Dell
8 6 (11.54%) Sybase
9 5 (9.62%) NetApp
10 4 (7.69%) SAP
11 3 (5.77%) Citrix
11 3 (5.77%) Intel
12 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.85%) Remedy
12 2 (3.85%) Symantec
13 1 (1.92%) BEA
13 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft