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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 123 136 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -48
Contract jobs citing Solaris 89 61 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 0.98% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.99% 4.77% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 124
Average daily rate £475 £450 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £489 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -10.65%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1273 1280 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.72% 20.54% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 872 1006
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 123 (73.65%) Linux
2 104 (62.28%) Oracle
3 102 (61.08%) UNIX
4 77 (46.11%) SQL
5 59 (35.33%) Banking
6 58 (34.73%) Windows
7 57 (34.13%) Java
8 56 (33.53%) Finance
9 45 (26.95%) Red Hat
10 42 (25.15%) Perl
11 40 (23.95%) SAN
12 38 (22.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (19.76%) Sun
14 29 (17.37%) Veritas
15 28 (16.77%) HP
15 28 (16.77%) VMware
16 27 (16.17%) PL/SQL
17 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
18 25 (14.97%) EMC
18 25 (14.97%) NAS
19 24 (14.37%) Middleware
19 24 (14.37%) Oracle Database
20 23 (13.77%) ITIL
21 22 (13.17%) Sybase
21 22 (13.17%) Shell Script
21 22 (13.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 21 (12.57%) Clustering
22 21 (12.57%) Apache
22 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
22 21 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (12.57%) Apache
1 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
2 19 (11.38%) WebLogic
3 18 (10.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 15 (8.98%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.79%) IIS
6 6 (3.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.40%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.60%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.80%) MS Project
2 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (10.78%) RMDS
2 5 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.20%) Summit
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.60%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.60%) Agresso
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.95%) SAN
2 25 (14.97%) NAS
3 17 (10.18%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.98%) LAN
4 15 (8.98%) WAN
5 13 (7.78%) Multicast
6 11 (6.59%) FCoE
6 11 (6.59%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (6.59%) DNS
6 11 (6.59%) Firewall
7 9 (5.39%) SSH
8 8 (4.79%) HTTP
8 8 (4.79%) LDAP
9 4 (2.40%) DHCP
9 4 (2.40%) FTP
9 4 (2.40%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.40%) MRTG
10 3 (1.80%) Network Security
10 3 (1.80%) SNMP
11 2 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.37%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (6.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.19%) Data Mart
5 7 (4.19%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.59%) SQLPlus
6 6 (3.59%) MySQL
6 6 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.59%) HBase
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.80%) DB2
8 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.20%) MSI
2 2 (1.20%) Toad
2 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.20%) Ant
2 2 (1.20%) Maven
2 2 (1.20%) Selenium
2 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Calabash
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) JUnit
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.60%) JMeter
3 1 (0.60%) ProC
General
1 59 (35.33%) Banking
2 56 (33.53%) Finance
3 19 (11.38%) Investment Banking
4 18 (10.78%) Front Office
5 10 (5.99%) Back Office
6 4 (2.40%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Marketing
7 3 (1.80%) German Language
7 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 3 (1.80%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.20%) Games
8 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (16.17%) Developer
2 26 (15.57%) Administrator
3 19 (11.38%) Architect
3 19 (11.38%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (10.78%) UNIX Administrator
5 17 (10.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 12 (7.19%) UNIX Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.59%) Development Manager
8 10 (5.99%) Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.19%) Murex Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.19%) Lead Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Consultant
10 6 (3.59%) DBA
10 6 (3.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.37%) Middleware
2 20 (11.98%) XML
3 10 (5.99%) HTML
4 8 (4.79%) Rendezvous
4 8 (4.79%) XSLT
5 7 (4.19%) J2EE
6 6 (3.59%) EJB
6 6 (3.59%) CSS
6 6 (3.59%) JSP
6 6 (3.59%) Servlets
7 5 (2.99%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.40%) Web Services
8 4 (2.40%) Spring
8 4 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.80%) Murex MxML
9 3 (1.80%) jQuery
9 3 (1.80%) SOAP
9 3 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.20%) LAMP
10 2 (1.20%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (12.57%) Clustering
3 10 (5.99%) Derivative
4 6 (3.59%) Replication
4 6 (3.59%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.40%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (2.40%) PKI
5 4 (2.40%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.20%) Ergonomics
7 2 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.20%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 123 (73.65%) Linux
2 102 (61.08%) UNIX
3 58 (34.73%) Windows
4 38 (22.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (10.18%) AIX
6 13 (7.78%) HPUX
7 8 (4.79%) SUSE
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.40%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.80%) VMS
10 3 (1.80%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.80%) zOS
10 3 (1.80%) Debian
11 2 (1.20%) CentOS
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.77%) ITIL
2 17 (10.18%) Migration
3 14 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (6.59%) E-Commerce
4 11 (6.59%) Project Management
5 10 (5.99%) Benchmarking
6 9 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.79%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.79%) Low Latency
8 7 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.59%) Change Management
9 6 (3.59%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.59%) SOA
10 5 (2.99%) High Availability
10 5 (2.99%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.40%) Service Management
11 4 (2.40%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.11%) SQL
2 57 (34.13%) Java
3 42 (25.15%) Perl
4 27 (16.17%) PL/SQL
5 22 (13.17%) Shell Script
6 12 (7.19%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.39%) Python
8 8 (4.79%) VB
8 8 (4.79%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.19%) C++
9 7 (4.19%) PHP
10 5 (2.99%) Ruby
11 4 (2.40%) C
11 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.40%) Korn
11 4 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.80%) C-shell
12 3 (1.80%) VB6
13 2 (1.20%) VBScript
13 2 (1.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 10 (5.99%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) Sun Certification
4 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.40%) OCP
5 4 (2.40%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.80%) RHCE
6 3 (1.80%) OCA
7 2 (1.20%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.60%) VCP5
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) SCSA
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.38%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (9.58%) NFS
4 13 (7.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (7.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (5.99%) SRDF
6 7 (4.19%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (3.59%) vSphere
7 6 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.99%) Active Directory
8 5 (2.99%) KVM
9 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.80%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.80%) Xen
11 2 (1.20%) Snort
11 2 (1.20%) Squid
11 2 (1.20%) XenApp
11 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.20%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.19%) Data Guard
2 7 (4.19%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.19%) Control-M
3 5 (2.99%) Puppet
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.80%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.80%) OpenView
5 2 (1.20%) Nagios
5 2 (1.20%) OVSD
6 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.60%) YUM
6 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.60%) Cacti
6 1 (0.60%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.60%) OVPA
6 1 (0.60%) OVPI
Vendors
1 104 (62.28%) Oracle
2 45 (26.95%) Red Hat
3 33 (19.76%) Sun
4 29 (17.37%) Veritas
5 28 (16.77%) HP
5 28 (16.77%) VMware
6 25 (14.97%) EMC
7 22 (13.17%) Sybase
8 20 (11.98%) Cisco
8 20 (11.98%) IBM
9 18 (10.78%) 29West
9 18 (10.78%) NetApp
10 12 (7.19%) BMC
11 11 (6.59%) Intel
12 9 (5.39%) Murex
12 9 (5.39%) TIBCO
13 7 (4.19%) JBoss
13 7 (4.19%) Microsoft
13 7 (4.19%) Citrix
14 6 (3.59%) DataSynapse
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