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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Microsystems Solaris
Rank 121 119 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Solaris 67 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 6.64% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 58
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £362 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.69% +11.16%
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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
1131 1174 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.09% 20.01% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 799 841
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, 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 93 (77.50%) Linux
2 86 (71.67%) UNIX
3 60 (50.00%) Finance
4 38 (31.67%) Oracle
5 34 (28.33%) Windows
6 31 (25.83%) Banking
7 28 (23.33%) SQL
8 27 (22.50%) Red Hat
8 27 (22.50%) Shell Script
9 26 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (20.83%) ITIL
11 24 (20.00%) Java
12 22 (18.33%) Perl
13 20 (16.67%) Veritas
13 20 (16.67%) VMware
14 18 (15.00%) NetApp
15 17 (14.17%) Cisco
16 16 (13.33%) Middleware
17 15 (12.50%) Investment Banking
17 15 (12.50%) SAN
18 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
18 14 (11.67%) Tomcat
18 14 (11.67%) Front Office
18 14 (11.67%) Degree
18 14 (11.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database
19 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
19 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
19 13 (10.83%) Service Management
19 13 (10.83%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 14 (11.67%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.00%) Apache
4 7 (5.83%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.00%) IIS
6 5 (4.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.33%) GlassFish
7 4 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.83%) Lync
10 1 (0.83%) MindAlign
10 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) RMDS
2 4 (3.33%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.67%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.50%) SAN
2 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.33%) Firewall
4 8 (6.67%) DNS
5 7 (5.83%) HTTP
5 7 (5.83%) LDAP
5 7 (5.83%) LAN
6 6 (5.00%) WAN
6 6 (5.00%) Internet
6 6 (5.00%) NAS
6 6 (5.00%) Multicast
7 5 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.50%) FCoE
8 3 (2.50%) FTP
8 3 (2.50%) DMZ
9 2 (1.67%) VPN
9 2 (1.67%) DHCP
9 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database
2 12 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.50%) SQLPlus
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.67%) MySQL
7 2 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.83%) OLTP
8 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) KDB
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Toad
2 3 (2.50%) Selenium
2 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.67%) Hudson
3 2 (1.67%) Introscope
3 2 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) Maven
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
General
1 60 (50.00%) Finance
2 31 (25.83%) Banking
3 15 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 14 (11.67%) Front Office
5 6 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) International Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.33%) Developer
2 14 (11.67%) Analyst
3 10 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) UNIX Specialist
5 8 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 8 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) C++ Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Programmer
9 4 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.33%) Middleware
2 12 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (6.67%) .NET
4 7 (5.83%) Web Services
4 7 (5.83%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.33%) XML
6 3 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.67%) Java EE
7 2 (1.67%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.67%) WPF
7 2 (1.67%) REST
7 2 (1.67%) XSLT
7 2 (1.67%) SOAP
7 2 (1.67%) HTML
8 1 (0.83%) STL
8 1 (0.83%) J2EE
8 1 (0.83%) JMS
8 1 (0.83%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.33%) Clustering
4 5 (4.17%) PKI
4 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.33%) Replication
6 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.50%) Derivative
6 3 (2.50%) Equities
6 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.67%) Open Source
7 2 (1.67%) iPad
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
8 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 93 (77.50%) Linux
2 86 (71.67%) UNIX
3 34 (28.33%) Windows
4 26 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.33%) AIX
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.50%) SUSE
8 2 (1.67%) Debian
8 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.83%) ITIL
2 13 (10.83%) Service Management
2 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.50%) Migration
5 8 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.67%) Change Management
5 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.00%) Low Latency
6 6 (5.00%) Investment Management
7 5 (4.17%) Database Tuning
7 5 (4.17%) Multithreading
8 4 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.33%) Project Management
8 4 (3.33%) ETL
9 3 (2.50%) OO
9 3 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.33%) SQL
2 27 (22.50%) Shell Script
3 24 (20.00%) Java
4 22 (18.33%) Perl
5 12 (10.00%) C++
6 11 (9.17%) Python
7 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 9 (7.50%) C
9 6 (5.00%) C#
10 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.33%) Korn
11 4 (3.33%) PHP
12 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.67%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.67%) Ruby
13 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.83%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (11.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ISEB
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) CISSP
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.17%) Squid
3 5 (4.17%) KVM
4 4 (3.33%) NFS
4 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.50%) Xen
5 3 (2.50%) RHEV
5 3 (2.50%) SRDF
6 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.83%) Postfix
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) Control-M
2 5 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (1.67%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.67%) Nagios
4 2 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView
5 1 (0.83%) Legato
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Netcool
5 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.83%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (31.67%) Oracle
2 27 (22.50%) Red Hat
3 20 (16.67%) Veritas
3 20 (16.67%) VMware
4 18 (15.00%) NetApp
5 17 (14.17%) Cisco
6 13 (10.83%) IBM
7 12 (10.00%) Sybase
7 12 (10.00%) Sun
7 12 (10.00%) HP
8 11 (9.17%) EMC
9 9 (7.50%) Fidessa
10 7 (5.83%) TIBCO
11 6 (5.00%) BMC
12 5 (4.17%) F5
13 4 (3.33%) Intel
13 4 (3.33%) Murex
13 4 (3.33%) ION Trading
13 4 (3.33%) Reuters
13 4 (3.33%) Bloomberg
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