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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 123 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Solaris 27 71 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.38% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.07% 5.98% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 55 48
Average daily rate £425 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £581 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.67%
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
663 1187 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.05% 23.10% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 900 832
Average daily rate £435 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 59 (58.42%) Linux
2 58 (57.43%) Finance
3 49 (48.51%) Unix
4 42 (41.58%) Veritas
5 35 (34.65%) Oracle
6 31 (30.69%) SQL
7 30 (29.70%) Red Hat
8 29 (28.71%) Shell Script
9 24 (23.76%) Java
9 24 (23.76%) Windows
10 23 (22.77%) SQL Server
10 23 (22.77%) Banking
10 23 (22.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (22.77%) Low Latency
11 21 (20.79%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (19.80%) Windows Server
12 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
12 20 (19.80%) SCOM
12 20 (19.80%) Open Source
12 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
13 19 (18.81%) Scala
13 19 (18.81%) KDB
13 19 (18.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 19 (18.81%) NoSQL
13 19 (18.81%) VTune
13 19 (18.81%) Algorithmic Trading
14 18 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (17.82%) Sybase
15 17 (16.83%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (6.93%) Apache
2 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.96%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) Captiva
5 1 (0.99%) Confluence
5 1 (0.99%) Documentum
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
5 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.99%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Project
1 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) SAN
2 7 (6.93%) NAS
3 6 (5.94%) SSH
3 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.96%) DNS
5 3 (2.97%) LDAP
6 2 (1.98%) DHCP
6 2 (1.98%) Firewall
6 2 (1.98%) HTTP
6 2 (1.98%) SMTP
6 2 (1.98%) SSL
7 1 (0.99%) BGP
7 1 (0.99%) FTP
7 1 (0.99%) IGRP
7 1 (0.99%) IMAP
7 1 (0.99%) Internet
7 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.99%) OSPF
7 1 (0.99%) SNMP
7 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.81%) KDB
2 19 (18.81%) NoSQL
3 18 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (16.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (8.91%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.94%) MySQL
6 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.99%) Informix
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.99%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) VTune
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Subversion
2 1 (0.99%) Toad
General
1 58 (57.43%) Finance
2 23 (22.77%) Banking
3 14 (13.86%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.94%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.96%) Front Office
6 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Administrator
1 24 (23.76%) Systems Administrator
2 21 (20.79%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 19 (18.81%) Java Engineer
3 19 (18.81%) Java Software Engineer
3 19 (18.81%) Software Engineer
4 17 (16.83%) Unix Administrator
5 14 (13.86%) DBA
6 13 (12.87%) Oracle DBA
7 10 (9.90%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (9.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (8.91%) SQL DBA
9 7 (6.93%) Solaris Administrator
9 7 (6.93%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 7 (6.93%) Sybase DBA
9 7 (6.93%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.94%) Developer
11 5 (4.95%) Linux Specialist
12 4 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
12 4 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) Middleware
2 3 (2.97%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.97%) FpML
2 3 (2.97%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.97%) XSD
3 2 (1.98%) .NET
3 2 (1.98%) XSLT
4 1 (0.99%) J2EE
4 1 (0.99%) jQuery
4 1 (0.99%) POSIX
4 1 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.99%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Replication
2 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.93%) Clustering
4 5 (4.95%) Hedge funds
4 5 (4.95%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.97%) CMDB
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) PMI
7 1 (0.99%) Celerra
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) Derivative
7 1 (0.99%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.99%) Equities
7 1 (0.99%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.99%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Linux
2 49 (48.51%) Unix
3 24 (23.76%) Windows
4 23 (22.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (19.80%) Windows Server
6 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.95%) AIX
8 4 (3.96%) SUSE
9 1 (0.99%) CentOS
9 1 (0.99%) Debian
9 1 (0.99%) MVS
9 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.99%) VME
9 1 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Low Latency
2 21 (20.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 20 (19.80%) Open Source
3 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
4 19 (18.81%) Algorithmic Trading
5 13 (12.87%) Migration
5 13 (12.87%) Patch Management
6 12 (11.88%) Project Management
7 9 (8.91%) Service Management
8 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.93%) Coaching
9 7 (6.93%) ITIL
9 7 (6.93%) People Management
10 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.94%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.95%) Database Tuning
11 5 (4.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.69%) SQL
2 29 (28.71%) Shell Script
3 24 (23.76%) Java
4 19 (18.81%) Scala
5 16 (15.84%) Perl
6 15 (14.85%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.92%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.94%) Korn
8 6 (5.94%) Python
9 5 (4.95%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.97%) C
11 2 (1.98%) C++
11 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.99%) C#
12 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) RHCE
1 5 (4.95%) RHCSA
2 3 (2.97%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) ISEB
3 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.99%) VCAP
4 1 (0.99%) VCDX
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (18.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (6.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (5.94%) NFS
4 6 (5.94%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (5.94%) Squid
5 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.98%) KVM
6 2 (1.98%) Samba
6 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.99%) Ceph
7 1 (0.99%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.99%) iptables
7 1 (0.99%) Postfix
7 1 (0.99%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.99%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (19.80%) SCOM
2 12 (11.88%) Puppet
3 6 (5.94%) Ansible
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (4.95%) CFEngine
4 5 (4.95%) Nagios
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (3.96%) Cobbler
5 4 (3.96%) yum
6 3 (2.97%) Control-M
6 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.98%) Xymon
8 1 (0.99%) Cacti
8 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.99%) Icinga
8 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.99%) RANCID
8 1 (0.99%) systemd
Vendors
1 42 (41.58%) Veritas
2 35 (34.65%) Oracle
3 30 (29.70%) Red Hat
4 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
5 18 (17.82%) Sybase
6 15 (14.85%) VMware
7 13 (12.87%) IBM
8 12 (11.88%) HP
9 8 (7.92%) EMC
10 5 (4.95%) Remedy
10 5 (4.95%) Sun
11 4 (3.96%) Siebel
11 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.97%) BMC
13 2 (1.98%) Cisco
13 2 (1.98%) NetApp
13 2 (1.98%) SAP
13 2 (1.98%) Symantec
14 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
14 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
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