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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sun Microsystems Solaris
London / City of London
Rank 140 121 127
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Solaris 15 28 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.91% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 4.32% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 51
Median daily rate £513 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +25.51%

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
651 648 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.49% 21.09% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 476 872
Median daily rate £450 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 45
Median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.30 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, 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 27 (81.82%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) Unix
2 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 20 (60.61%) Banking
3 19 (57.58%) Oracle
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (33.33%) IBM
6 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
6 10 (30.30%) Middleware
6 10 (30.30%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 8 (24.24%) SAN
8 8 (24.24%) Veritas
9 6 (18.18%) EMC
9 6 (18.18%) AIX
9 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
10 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
10 5 (15.15%) Low Latency
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) Perl
10 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
10 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Firewall
11 4 (12.12%) Migration
11 4 (12.12%) SUSE

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 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) LAN
2 4 (12.12%) WAN
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) AMQP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.06%) Multicast
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) FCoE
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.03%) LDAP
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.06%) Data Mart
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) HBase
5 1 (3.03%) Informix
5 1 (3.03%) OLTP
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 20 (60.61%) Banking
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) French Language
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Murex Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (6.06%) Murex MxML
3 2 (6.06%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.09%) Online Banking
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.03%) Derivative
4 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) Unix
3 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 6 (18.18%) AIX
5 4 (12.12%) SUSE
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.03%) CentOS
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Low Latency
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (6.06%) Build Automation
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.06%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (6.06%) High Availability
4 2 (6.06%) High-Frequency Trading
4 2 (6.06%) ITSM
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.03%) ETL
5 1 (3.03%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 5 (15.15%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Korn
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (12.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) KVM
3 3 (9.09%) Xen
4 2 (6.06%) NFS
4 2 (6.06%) SRDF
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (6.06%) Control-M
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Xymon
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Oracle
2 11 (33.33%) IBM
3 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
3 10 (30.30%) VMware
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
5 8 (24.24%) Veritas
6 6 (18.18%) EMC
7 4 (12.12%) Bloomberg
7 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 4 (12.12%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) Reuters
8 3 (9.09%) Sun
8 3 (9.09%) Sybase
8 3 (9.09%) TIBCO
9 2 (6.06%) Dell
9 2 (6.06%) Informatica
9 2 (6.06%) Juniper
9 2 (6.06%) Murex
9 2 (6.06%) Remedy
9 2 (6.06%) Symantec